Faculty

Charly Coleman

Assistant Professor of History
Columbia University

Charly Coleman specializes in the history of eighteenth-century France, with a particular emphasis on the intersections between religion and Enlightenment thought. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis.

Denise Cruz

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Professor Cruz uses spatial and geographic formations (from the transpacific, to the regional, to the Global South) to examine previously unstudied archives (from the first works of English literature by Filipina and Filipino authors, to private papers that document connections between the Midwest and U. S. empire, to fashion shows in Manila). She contends that this combined analytical and archival approach extends our understanding of the importance of national, regional, transnational, and global dynamics in North America, the Philippines, and Asia

Jeremy Dauber

Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture
Columbia University

Jeremy Dauber's research interests include older Yiddish literature, Yiddish and Hebrew literature of the Jewish Enlightenment and the nineteenth century, and Yiddish theater.

Victoria de Grazia

Moore Collegiate Professor of History
Columbia University

Victoria de Grazia is Moore Collegiate Professor of History at Columbia University and a scholar of European and American History.

Vincent Debaene

Associate Professor of French
Columbia University

Vincent Debaene received his academic training in France, where he was a fellow of the École normale supérieure. He received his doctorate from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 2004. He was a Lecturer at Yale University in 1996-1997, taught for two years in high school in Antananarivo (Madagascar), and for four years at the University of Paris-Sorbonne

Mamadou Diouf

Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and History
Columbia University

Mamadou Diouf's research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa.

Madeleine Dobie

Professor of French
Columbia University

Madeleine Dobie's teaching and research areas include francophone/postcolonial literatures and cinemas of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean and the cultural dimensions of migration and diaspora. She also teaches and writes about eighteenth-century French culture, particularly with regard to orientalism, colonialism and the history of slavery.

Geoff Dyer

Visiting Professor
Columbia University

Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and six genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, The Ongoing Moment and Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. He is the editor of John Berger: Selected Essays and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney. He received his BA from Corpus Christi College, Oxford.