Visiting Speakers

Immanuel Wallerstein


Immanuel Wallerstein is a U.S. sociologist, historical social scientist, and world-systems analyst.

Robert Weil

Executive Editor
W.W. Norton

Robert Weil is W.W. Norton executive editor and newly appointed editor-in-chief and publishing director of Norton's recently revived Liveright & Company imprint.

Hayden White

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of California, Santa Cruz

Hayden White is University Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University.

Leah Whittington

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities
Harvard University

Leah Whittington is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English. She joined the faculty at Harvard in fall 2012, following a year as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities.  Her research centers on early modern English Literature, the survival and reception of classical antiquity, England's interactions with the continental Renaissance, and the poetry of John Milton.  After receiving her B.A. from Harvard in Classics and English (2002), she earned a Ph.D. from Princeton in Comparative Literature (2011), while also studying as a Visiting Postgraduate in English at Merton College, Oxford (2009-2010). Since 2012, she has been Associate Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library.

Ngaire Woods

Director, Global Economic Governance Programme
Oxford University

Professor Ngaire Woods is the inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance. Her research focuses on global economic governance, the challenges of globalization, global development, and the role of international institutions.

Melinda Zook

Associate Professor of History
Purdue University

Melinda S. Zook is an Associate Professor of History at Purdue University.