Faculty

Neni Panourgia

Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology
New School for Social Research

Neni Panourgia is a Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Classics and a Fellow at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) at Columbia University. In January 2013 she became Co-Editor (Social Sciences) for the Journal of Modern Greek Studies.

Susan Pedersen

Gouverneur Morris Professor of British History
Columbia University

Susan Pedersen is Gouverneur Morris Professor of British History at Columbia University. She specializes in British history, the British empire, comparative European history, and international history.

Richard Peña

Professor of Professional Practice in Film
Columbia University

Richard Peña has been at Columbia since 1989, becoming full time in 1996 and being named Professor of Professional Practice in 2003; from 2006-2009 was a Visiting Professor in Spanish at Princeton University. 

Pablo Piccato

Professor of History
Columbia University

Pablo Piccato, professor, specializes in Mexican history. He has worked on the political and cultural history of Mexico, and on the history of crime. He is currently working on an overview of crime in Mexico during the twentieth century.

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.

Ross Posnock

Anna Garbedian Professor of the Humanities
Columbia University

Ross Posnock is the Anna Garbedian Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. He was Andrew Hilen Professor of American Literature at the University of Washington before teaching in the English department at New York University from 2000 to 2004.

Valerie Purdie-Vaughns

Director
Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind

Valerie Purdie-Vaughns is the Director of the Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind (LIRSM). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University, core faculty for the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program (RWJ Columbia-site), and research fellow at the Institute for Research on African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia.

Alice Quinn

Executive Director
Poetry Society of America

Alice Quinn is Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's graduate School of the Arts.