Visiting Speakers

Patrick Geoghegan

Professor of History
Trinity College Dublin

Patrick M. Geoghegan is a Professor of History at Trinity College Dublin, having completed his Ph.D. in History at University College Dublin (now NUI, Dublin) in August 1997. He is an expert on the Anglo-Irish relationship in the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as on the competing themes of constitutional nationalism and republicanism between 1782 and 1848.

Stella Ghervas

Senior Fellow
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine

Stella Ghervas is currently Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Center for European Studies. She is also senior fellow at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine (Bordeaux), member of the IRICE Center (CNRS / Universities of Paris I and Paris IV) and of CIFE (Centre international de formation européenne, Brussels). Her research interests include European history (18th-21st century), history of ideas, history of international relations, as well as history of Russia and South-Eastern Europe. 

Arunabh Ghosh

Assistant Professor of History
Harvard University

Arunabh Ghosh is a historian of modern China, with research and teaching interests that span the social, economic, and intellectual histories of twentieth century China, transnational histories of science and statecraft, and Sino-Indian history. Ghosh’s current in-progress book manuscript investigates how the early PRC state built statistical capacity to know the nation through numbers. He has conducted research for this project in Beijing, Guangzhou, New Delhi, and Kolkata, and his work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, and Columbia University.

Fred Gibbs

Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico History Department

Fred Gibbs received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  His research interests lie in Digital Humanities, Medieval Medicine , History of Science and Medicine, Medieval Europe.  Recent/Select Publications: “Poisonous Properties, Bodies, and Forms in the Fifteenth Century,” Preternature 2.1 (2013): 19-46. “The Historical Value of Ephemeral Discussion of Science on the Web” in Science @ Risk: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Online Science, (Washington, DC: Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, 2012). “Critical Discourse in the Digital Humanities,” Journal of the Digital Humanities 1.1 (2012). “The Hermeneutics of Data and Historical Writing,” in Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki (eds.), Writing History in the Digital Age. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013) [with Trevor Owens]

Michael Gluzman

Tel Aviv University

Michael Gluzman studied comparative literature at UC Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. in 1993. He is currently the head of the Laura Schwartz Kipp Center for Hebrew Literature and Culture at Tel Aviv University. Among his publications are The Politics of Canonicity: Lines of Resistance in Modernist Hebrew Poetry (Stanford 2004) and The Zionist Body: Nationalism, Sexuality and Gender in Modern Hebrew Literature (Hebrew, 2007). His forthcoming book, The Melancholia of Sovereignty has won the 2015 Bahat Prize for outstanding academic manuscripts.  

Tanya Golash-Boza

Associate Professor of Sociology
University of California, Merced

Tanya Golash-Boza is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. She is the author of five books, including the forthcoming Mass Deportation and Global Capitalism (New York University Press 2015). She has published over a dozen articles, and has won awards for her publications and public service. She also writes on contemporary issues for many outlets including Al Jazeera, The Boston Review, The Nation, Counterpunch, The Houston Chronicle, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Claudia Gould

Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director
The Jewish Museum

Claudia Gould became the Jewish Museum’s Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director in November 2011. In her decades as a museum and arts professional, she has been noted for her commitment to outstanding original programming and an expansive interdisciplinary approach to exhibitions, education, and public outreach. Prior to joining the Jewish Museum, Ms. Gould was Daniel W. Dietrich II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2011. She served as Executive Director of Artists Space, the landmark New York City alternative exhibition space and artist service organization, from 1994 to 1999, and was the first Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. She has also been an independent curator of numerous international contemporary art installations. Ms. Gould has a BA in Art History from Boston College and an MA in Museum Studies from New York University.​

Ayşe Gül Altınay

Professor of Anthropology
Sabancı University

Ayşe Gül Altınay received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University and has been teaching at Sabancı University since 2001.