Visiting Speakers

Declan Kiberd

Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English
University of Notre Dame

Declan Kiberd’s specialty is Modern Irish and English Literature.  A leading international authority on the literature of Ireland, both in English and Irish, Kiberd has authored scores of articles and many books, including Synge and the Irish Language, Men and Feminism in Irish Literature, Irish Classics, The Irish Writer and the World, Inventing Ireland, and Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce’s Masterpiece (2009).

Nancy Kricorian

Author and Activist

Nancy Kricorian is a New York City-based writer and activist. Her most recent novel, All The Light There Was, is set in the Armenian community of Paris during World War II.

Vladimir Kulić

Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory
School of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University

Vladimir Kulić is the current Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin and Associate Professor of architectural history and theory at the School of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University.

Hannah Landecker

Associate Professor of Sociology
University of California, Los Angeles

Hannah Landecker received her B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia in 1993 and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. She  uses the tools of history and social science to study contemporary developments in the life sciences, and their historical taproots in the twentieth century.

Zachary Leader

Professor of English Literature
Roehampton University

Zachary Leader is Professor of English Literature at Roehampton University in Great Britain, where he has resided for over thirty years, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Before his appointment at Roehampton, he taught at Caltech and the University of Chicago.

Ayla Lepine

Lecturer in Art History
University of Essex

Ayla studied Theology at Oxford and Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where her PhD (2011) focused on the late Victorian Gothic Revival at Oxford and Cambridge. In 2012 she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld, and in 2013 she was a Fellow at Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music. Her postdoctoral fellowships concentrated on the phenomenon of revivalism in international art and architectural contexts.

Derek Leroith

Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Prior to joining the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2005 as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Dr. LeRoith was Chief of the Diabetes Branch at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

James Mansell

Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies
University of Nottingham

James Mansell is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Culture, Film and Media. He joined the University of Nottingham in 2010, having previously worked as a Research Associate in History at the University of Manchester. He holds BA (Hons), MA and PhD degrees in History, also from Manchester.