Faculty

Noam Elcott

Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Media
Columbia University

Noam M. Elcott writes, teaches, and advises students in the history of modern art and media in Europe and North America, with an emphasis on interwar art, photography, and film. His research and teaching combine close visual analysis with media archaeology and critical theory. He also writes and teaches on contemporary art. Recent classes include graduate seminars on the Bauhaus, Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, media architecture, and the avant-garde cinematic imaginary as well as the undergraduate lectures: "Art, Media, and the Avant-Garde," "Histories of Photography," and "Art Humanities." Elcott is an editor of the journal Grey Room, which brings together scholarly and theoretical articles from the fields of architecture, art, media, and politics. He was educated at Columbia University (B.A. summa cum laude 2000) and Princeton University (Ph.D. 2009) and is the recipient of Fulbright, Mellon, DAAD, and other fellowships. Elcott is the author of Artificial Darkness: A History of Modern Art and Media (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press). Encompassing diverse figures such as Étienne-Jules Marey and Richard Wagner, Georges Méliès and Oskar Schlemmer, Elcott's book is the first to conceive, historicize, and theorize artificial darkness and the art and media that gave it form. Elcott's second book project locates a cinematic imaginary at the center of wide-ranging practices within and beyond the historical avant-garde. Elcott has also published articles and catalogue essays on Anthony McCall, Stan Douglas, James Welling, the London Film-Makers' Co-op, and other contemporary artists. Elcott has lectured widely, including upcoming and recent talks at the Museu de Arte de Rio (Brazil), Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Oslo), CUNY Graduate Center (New York), Tate Modern (London), UC Berkeley (California), and Cambridge University (England).

Walter Frisch

H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music
Columbia University

Walter Frisch is H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music at Columbia University in New York, where he has taught since 1982.  He has also been a guest professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany, Yale University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania.  He has lectured on music throughout the United States, and in England, France, Spain, Germany, and China.  His writings have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.

Andrew Gerber

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University

Andrew J. Gerber is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Interim Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute MRI Unit.

Alex Gil

Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division of the Libraries
Columbia University

Alex Gil specializes in twentieth-century Caribbean literature and Digital Humanities, with an emphasis on textual studies. His recent research in Caribbean literature focuses on the works and legacy of Aimé Césaire.

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, Gender and Sexuality, is the Executive Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows.

Kaiama L. Glover

Professor of French
Barnard College

Having received a B.A. in French History and Literature and Afro-American Studies from Harvard University and a PhD in French and Romance Philology from Columbia University, Kaiama L. Glover joined the faculty of Barnard College as Assistant Professor of French in 2002. Her teaching and research interests include francophone literature, particularly that of Haiti and the French Antilles, colonialism and postcolonialism, and African cinema.

Lydia Goehr

Professor of Philosophy
Columbia University

Lydia Goehr is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. In 2009/2010 she received a Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award, in 2007/8 The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)'s Faculty Mentoring Award (FMA), and in 2005, a Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. She is a recipient of Mellon, Getty, and Guggenheim Fellowships.

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.