Advisory Board

Carlos J. Alonso

Morris A. and Alma Shapiro Professor in the Humanities
Dean of the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences
Columbia University

Carlos J. Alonso came to the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia in fall 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the Edwin B. and Leonore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages. Prof. Alonso became Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in July 2011.

Elazar Barkan

Professor of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Elazar Barkan is Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Director of SIPA's Human Rights Concentration, and Director of Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights.  His research interests focus on human rights and on the role of history in contemporary society and politics and the response to gross historical crimes and injustices.

Christopher L.  Brown

Professor of History
Columbia University

Christopher L. Brown, professor, specializes in the history of eighteenth century Britain, the early modern British Empire, and the comparative history of slavery and abolition, with secondary interests in the age of revolutions and the history of the Atlantic world.

Jeremy Dauber

Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture
Columbia University

Jeremy Dauber's research interests include older Yiddish literature, Yiddish and Hebrew literature of the Jewish Enlightenment and the nineteenth century, and Yiddish theater.

Mamadou Diouf

Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and History
Columbia University

Mamadou Diouf's research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa.

Eileen Gillooly

Executive Director
Heyman Center for the Humanities

Eileen Gillooly, Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, is the Executive Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows.

Brent Edwards

Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Professor Edwards specializes in African-American and African diasporic literature, 20th-century poetry, Francophone literature, translation theory and jazz.

David Johnston

Professor of Political Science
Columbia University

David Johnston's research interests include theories of justice, the liberal tradition of political theory, and the history of political thought.