Faculty

Barry Bergdoll

Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History
Columbia University

Professor Bergdoll's broad interests center on modern architectural history, with a particular emphasis on France and Germany between 1750 and 1900. Trained in art history rather than architecture, he has an approach most closely allied with cultural history and the history and sociology of professions. He has studied questions of the politics of cultural representation in architecture, the larger ideological content of nineteenth-century architectural theory, and the changing role of both architecture as a profession and architecture as a cultural product in nineteenth-century European society.

Patricia Dailey

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Patricia Dailey specializes in medieval literature and culture (English, Dutch, French, and Italian) and critical theory, focusing on women's mystical texts, visions, Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose, medieval rhetoric, hermeneutics, and theology.

William Theodore de Bary

John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus
Columbia University

Professor de Bary's scholarly work has focused on the major religious and intellectual traditions of East Asia, especially Confucianism in China, Japan, and Korea. He began his career as a teacher at Columbia in 1949 when he undertook to develop the undergraduate general education program in East Asian Studies.

Eric Foner

DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia, and the author of numerous works on American history. Among his best-known books are Free Soil, Free Labor Free Men (1970), Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (1976), Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution (1988), and The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010).  His books have won numerous awards, including the Bancroft, Pulitzer, Lincoln, and Los Angeles Times book prizes.

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.

Saskia Hamilton

Professor of English and Director of Women Poets at Barnard Program
Barnard College

Saskia Hamilton joined the Barnard faculty in 2002. She is the author of As for Dream (Graywolf Press, 2001), Divide These (Graywolf, 2005), and Canal: New and Selected Poems (Arc Publications [UK], 2005).

Matthew L.  Jones

James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization
Columbia University

Matthew L. Jones is James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University.

Ira Katznelson

Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History
Columbia University

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University; Research Associate, Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge University; and, since 2012, President of the Social Science Research Council. He served as President of the American Political Science Association in 2005-06, as Chair of the Russell Sage Foundation Board of Trustees from 1999-2002, and as President of the Social Science History Association in 1997-98.