Visiting Speakers

Christiane Frey

Associate Professor of German
New York University

Christiane Frey received her PhD in literary theory from the University of Minnesota and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of German at Princeton University. Professor Frey is completing research on a project titled “The Microscope, Calculus, and the Novel from the late 17th to the early 19th Century.”

Michael Fried

J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History
Johns Hopkins University

Art historian, art critic and literary critic, Michael Fried is J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History at Johns Hopkins University. In his work, Fried engages questions of modernism, realism, theatricality, objecthood, self-portraiture, embodiedness, and the everyday.

Su Friedrich

Visual Arts Faculty
Princeton University

Su Friedrich teaches video production at Princeton University and has directed twenty-three films and videos since 1978, which have been featured in eighteen retrospectives at major museums and film festivals, including one at the Museum of Modern Art in 2007. The films have been widely screened at film festivals, universities and art centers, have been extensively written about, and have won numerous awards, including Grand Prix for Sink or Swim at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Her DVD collection is distributed by Outcast Films. She 

Christian Fuhrmeister

Dr. of Philosophy
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich

Christian Fuhrmeister is an art historian who was trained as a stonemason before studying art and English at the universities of Oldenburg, Germany, and Towson State University, Maryland. After completing his studies, he became a member of the DFG Research Group "Political Iconography" from 1994–97 and received his Ph.D. in art history from the University of Hamburg in 1998. From 2000–2002 he held a position at the Sprengel Museum Hannover, and from 2002-2003 he worked as executive secretary of the Department Kunstwissenschaften at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Since 2003, he has been the manager for research projects at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.

Maria Cristina Garcia

Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies
Cornell University

Maria Cristina Garcia is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University, where she teaches courses in 20th century U.S. history, immigration and refugee history, and Latino/a history. She is the author of Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada and Havana USA: Cuban exiles and Cuban Americans in south Florida both published by the University of California Press.

Angela Garcia

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Stanford University

Angela Garcia is interested in how violence, suffering and care are produced, distributed and experienced. A central concern is the disproportionate burden of drug addiction, mental illness and incarceration among low-income populations.

Doris Garraway

Associate Professor of French
Northwestern University

Doris Garraway's research and teaching interests include Francophone Caribbean literature and historiography from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, the Haitian Revolution, early modern French cultures, gender and slavery, postcolonial studies, law, and performance.

George Gavrilis

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
Columbia University

George Gavrilis is an independent consultant specializing in international relations, foreign policy, higher education and oral history. He is also a specialist on the Middle East and Central Asia.