Faculty

Stathis Gourgouris

Professor of Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Stathis Gourgouris is a professor of Comparative Literature with affiliations with the Department of English, Department of Classics, and the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society.

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).

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.

Martha Howell

Miriam Champion Professor of History
Columbia University

Martha Howell specializes in social, economic, legal, and women’s history in northern Europe during the late medieval and early modern centuries, concentrating on the Burgundian Netherlands, northern France, and Germany.

Daniel Immerwahr

Post-doctoral Research Scholar, Committee on Global Thought
Columbia University

Daniel Immerwahr was a research scholar at Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. In fall of 2012, he joined Northwestern University's department of history as an assistant professor. 

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.

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.

Sharon Marcus

Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Sharon Marcus is Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University as well as the co-founder and co-editor in chief of Public Books, a bimonthly review of books, arts, and ideas.