Faculty

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).

Saidiya Hartman

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Columbia University

Saidiya Hartman's major fields of interest are African American and American literature and cultural history, slavery, law and literature, and performance studies.

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.

Marsha Hurst

Lecturer,
Master Program in Narrative Medicine

Columbia University

Marsha Hurst, Ph.D., is a member of the faculty of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, where she teaches in the masters degree program in Narrative Medicine.

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.

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.