Faculty

Carlos J. Alonso

Morris A. and Alma Shapiro Professor in the Humanities
Dean of the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences
Columbia University

Carlos J. Alonso came to the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia in fall 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the Edwin B. and Leonore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages. Prof. Alonso became Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in July 2011.

Elazar Barkan

Professor of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Elazar Barkan is Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Director of SIPA's Human Rights Concentration, and Director of Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights.  His research interests focus on human rights and on the role of history in contemporary society and politics and the response to gross historical crimes and injustices.

Susan Bernofsky

Associate Professor of Writing
Columbia University

Susan Bernofsky’s literary translations include seven works of fiction by the great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser, as well as novels and poetry by Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Gregor von Rezzori, Uljana Wolf and others. She chairs the PEN Translation Committee and is co-editor (with Esther Allen) of the 2013 Columbia University Press anthology In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What It Means.

Jenny Boulboullé

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Universeteit Utrecht

Jenny Boulboullé’s research focuses on hands-on experiences, practices, materiality, and aesthetics.

Emerson Bowyer

Assistant Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Emerson Bowyer is Assistant Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum. He has previously worked at The Frick Collection and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and his exhibitions include David d'Angers: Making the Modern Monument and Luminous Worlds: British Works on Paper, 1760-1900. He recently completed his dissertation--"Numismatic Modernity"--at Columbia University.

Brian Boyd

Lecturer in the Discipline of Anthropology
Columbia University

Brian Boyd is a lecturer in the Discipline of Anthropology at Columbia University. Prof. Boyd's research interests focus on the archaeology of the prehistoric Levant, social technologies, human-animal relations, the history and philosophy of science, queer theory, and cultural politics in Palestine/Israel.

Susan Boynton

Professor of Historical Musicology
Columbia University

Susan Boynton is Professor of Historical Musicology at Columbia University, where she joined the faculty in 2000. Her research interests include liturgy and music in medieval Western monasticism, particularly the abbey of Cluny; manuscript studies; music in the Iberian Peninsula; and music and childhood.

Christopher L.  Brown

Professor of History
Columbia University

Christopher L. Brown, professor, specializes in the history of eighteenth century Britain, the early modern British Empire, and the comparative history of slavery and abolition, with secondary interests in the age of revolutions and the history of the Atlantic world.