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.

Lee C. Bollinger

President
Columbia University

Lee C. Bollinger became the nineteenth President of Columbia University on June 1, 2002.  A prominent advocate of affirmative action, he played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases—Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger—that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education.

John Coatsworth

Provost of the University and Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History
Columbia University

John H. Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history.

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.

Arthur Danto

Johnsonian Professor Emeritus Philosophy and Art Critic
Columbia Univesity

Arthur Danto is Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia and has been art critic of The Nation since 1984.

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.

Jane Gaines

Professor of Film
Columbia University

Jane Gaines is the award-winning author of two books: Contested Culture: The Image, the Voice and the Law and Fire and Desire: Mixed Race Movies in the Silent Era, both of which received the Katherine Singer Kovacs prize from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

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.