Visiting Speakers

Jennifer J.  Baker

Associate Professor of English
New York University

Jennifer J. Baker specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature and intellectual history.

Joshua Bennett is an award winning performance poet from Yonkers, NY.

Catherine Besteman

Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology
Colby College

Catherine Besteman is the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology at Colby College. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona and has taught at Colby College since 1994. Her book Transforming Cape Town received the Leeds Honor Book Award from the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology. During the 2012-13 academic year, she completed an ACLS Fellowship at the Heyman Center.

Homi Bhabha

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities

Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, the Director of the Humanities Center and the Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University.

Kathryn Bolkovac

Author and Human Rights Activist

Kathryn Bolkovac is a former police investigator from Nebraska who served as an International Police Task Force human rights investigator in Bosnia. She cooperated with Human Rights Watch to expose the misconduct and human rights abuses committed against young girls, forced into prostitution and used as sex slaves by U.S. military contractors such as DynCorp and other UN-related police and international organizations.

Jennifer L.  Brady

Fellow of Academic Research, Division of Arts and Humanities
Harvard University

Jennifer L. Brady is a lecturer in History and Literature in the America field and a Fellow of Academic Research in the Division of Arts and Humanities at Harvard University.

Paul Browde

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
New York University

Paul Browde has 25 years of professional experience as a psychotherapist, teacher and performer.

Eric Bulson

Associate Professor of English
Claremont Graduate University

Eric Bulson is currently an Associate Professor of English at Claremont Graduate University, though before that he taught at Columbia University, Yale University, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is himself a Columbia graduate receiving his Ph.D in English and Comparative Literature in 2004. Some of his most noteworthy publications include “Little Magazine, World Form” in the Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms, as well as Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial Imagination, 1850-2000, published in 2007.