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.

Andreas Huyssen

Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Andreas Huyssen is the Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he served as founding director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society (1998-2003). He chaired the Department of Germanic Languages from 1986-1992 and again from 2005-2008.

Margo Jefferson

Columbia University

Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic and a Professor at Columbia University. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek and has also written and performed two theater pieces at The Cherry Lane Theatre and The Culture Project. Her book, On Michael Jackson, was published in 2006.

Robert Jervis

Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics
Columbia University

 Robert Jervis (Ph.D., California at Berkeley, 1968) is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics and has been a member of the Columbia political science department since 1980. He has worked on perceptions and misperceptions in foreign policy decision making, recently with regard to the Bush Doctrine.

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.

Jamal Joseph

Professor of Professional Practice, School of the Arts
Columbia University

Jamal Joseph is a writer, director and Professor of Professional Practice at Colubia University School of the Arts in the Film Department. Joseph has written and directed for Black Starz, HBO, Fox TV, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., and A&E.

Holger Klein

Professor of Art History
Columbia University

Holger A. Klein was educated in Art History, Early Christian Archaeology, and German Literature at the universities of Freiburg im Breisgau, Munich, London, and Bonn. His research focuses on Late Antique, Early Medieval, and Byzantine art and architecture, more specifically, on the cult of relics, reliquaries, and issues of cultural and artistic exchange.