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.

Akeel Bilgrami

Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy
Columbia University

Akeel Bilgrami is Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He earned his BA from Bombay and Oxford and his PhD from Chicago. 

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.

Nicholas Dirks

Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History
Columbia University

Nicholas B. Dirks is the Franz Boas Professor of History and Anthropology at Columbia University, where since September 2004 he has been Vice President for the Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty. 

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).

Richard Howard

Professor of Practice, School of the Arts
Columbia University

Richard Howard is the author of fourteen books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects (1969), Trappings (1999), and Talking Cures (2002), as well as the critical study Alone with America and the critical prefaces of the anthology Preferences.