Faculty

Mark Mazower

Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies
Department of History
Columbia University

Mark Mazower is a historian and writer, specialising in modern Greece, 20th century Europe, and international history.

Perry Mehrling

Professor of Economics
Barnard College

Perry G. Mehrling is Professor of Economics at Barnard College, with an academic focus on history and foundations of monetary economics

Roosevelt Montas

Professor
Columbia University

Roosevelt Montás is the Director of the Center for the Core Curriculum and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia as well as on the Board of Advisers for American Studies. 

Frederick Neuhouser

Viola Manderfeld Professor of German & Professor of Philosophy
Barnard College

Frederick Neuhouser's areas of expertise include German philosophy, Marxism, psychoanalysis, critical social theory, and social and political philosophy.

Christina Duffy Ponsa

Associate Professor
Columbia Law School

Christina Duffy Ponsa is a legal historian whose work focuses on the constitutional and international legal history of American empire.

Cathy Popkin

George Siegel Professor in the Humanities
Columbia University

Cathy Popkin is Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. Her research interests include Chekhov, 19th and 20th-century Russian prose, literary theory, and late 19th-century scientific discourses (psychiatry, ethnography, medicine).

Emmanuelle Saada

Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology; Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies
Columbia University

Emmanuelle Saada’s main field of research and teaching is the history of the French empire in the 19th and 20th century, with a specific interest in law.

James Schamus

Professor of Professional Practice, Film Division, School of the Arts
Columbia University

James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter (The Ice Storm) and producer (Brokeback Mountain), and former CEO of Focus Features, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company whose films have included Milk, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Pianist, Coraline, and The Dallas Buyers Club.