Faculty

Christina Duffy Ponsa

Associate Professor
Columbia Law School

Christina Duffy Ponsa is a legal historian whose work focuses on the constitutional and international legal history of American empire.

Douglas Repetto

Director of the Sound Arts MFA program
Columbia University

Douglas Irving Repetto teaches at Columbia University, where he is the director of the Sound Arts MFA program in the School of the Arts and Computer Music Center. His work, including sculpture, installation, performance, recordings, and software is presented internationally. He is the founder of a number of art/community-oriented groups including dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity, ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, organism: making art with living systems, and the music-dsp mailing list and website.

Emmanuelle Saada

Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology; Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies
Columbia University

Emmanuelle Saada’s main field of research and teaching is the history of the French empire in the 19th and 20th century, with a specific interest in law.

James Schamus

Professor of Professional Practice, Film Division, School of the Arts
Columbia University

James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter (The Ice Storm) and producer (Brokeback Mountain), and former CEO of Focus Features, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company whose films have included Milk, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Pianist, Coraline, and The Dallas Buyers Club.

Michael Shadlen

Professor of Neuroscience
Columbia University

Michael Shadlen is a Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University he studies neurons in the association cortex that process information from the visual cortex to give rise to interpretations, decisions, and plans for behavior. His experiments combine electrophysiology and behavioral and computational methods to advance our knowledge of higher brain function.

Carla Shedd

Associate Professor of Urban Education
CUNY Graduate Center

Carla Shedd is Associate Professor of Urban Education at CUNY Graduate Center. Shedd received her PhD from Northwestern University and her A.B. in Economics and African American Studies from Smith College. Her research and teaching interests focus on: crime and criminal justice; race and ethnicity; law and society; social inequality; and urban sociology.

Josef Sorett

Associate Professor of Religion and African-American Studies
Columbia University

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

University Professor
Columbia University

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Spivak works in the areas of 19th- and 20th-century literature; politics of culture; feminism; Marx, Derrida; globalization.