Visiting Speakers

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

Braxton Craven Professor of Comparative Literature and English Emerita
Duke University

Barbara Herrnstein Smith is Braxton Craven Professor of Comparative Literature and English and former director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory at Duke University. She also holds the position of Distinguished Professor of English at Brown University.

Robert Hockett

Professor of Law
Cornell University Law School

Robert Hockett joined the Cornell Law Faculty in 2004. His principal teaching, research, and writing interests lie in the fields of organizational, financial, and monetary law and economics in both their positive and normative, as well as their national and transnational, dimensions.

Meike Hoffman

Free University of Berlin

Hoffmann studied art history, classical archeology, folklore, and library science at the University of Kiel and at the Free University of Berlin. In 2005, she received a PhD for her dissertation on the Die Brücke art movement. From 1990 to 1994, she was a research assistant at the Berlin gallery Theis and the Berlin Ceramics Museum. From 1992 to 1995, she taught Art History at the Goethe-Institut in Berlin. From 1995 to 1999, she was a research trainee and assistant at the Brücke Museum in Berlin, and from 1999 to 2006, she worked as a freelance art historian, writer and curator. Since November 2006, she has been employed at the Degenerate Art Research Center at the Free University of Berlin, and since 2007, she has been working on a new course study for provenance research, which the Free University has now offered since 2011.

Bonnie Honig

Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science
Brown University

Bonnie Honig is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor in the departments of Modern Culture and Media (MCM) and Political Science.

Meike Hopp

Project Assistant
Research Department at Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich

Meike Hopp is a project assistant in the research department at Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.  Her dissertation, “Art Dealing Under National Socialism: Adolf Weinmüller in Munich and Vienna,” was published in 2012.  Her projects have also included, "More than Receptive? Women at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1813-1945," and "The Art Dealer Adolf Weinmüller, and his Role in Uniform Regulation of the German Art Trade."

Turkuler Isiksel

James P. Shenton Assistant Professor of the Core Curriculum
Columbia University

Turkuler Isiksel (Ph.D., Yale) works in contemporary political theory and is particularly interested in political institutions beyond the nation-state.

Justin Izzo

Assistant Professor of French
Brown University

Justin Izzo’s research explores the intersection between anthropological theory, literary criticism, and cinema studies. His first book project, Ethnographic Fiction: Anthropology and the Hybridity of Genre in the French Atlantic World (working title), investigates how ethnographers and novelists from West Africa, the Caribbean, and metropolitan France drew on both fiction and anthropological modes of representation in order to document and make sense of colonial and postcolonial encounters during the twentieth century.

Michael D. Jackson

Distinguished Visiting Professor
Harvard Divinity School

Michael D. Jackson came to Harvard in 2005, with ethnographic experience in Sierra Leone and Aboriginal Australia. His work has been strongly influenced by critical theory, American pragmatism, and existential-phenomenological thought.