Visiting Speakers

Sherri-Ann Butterfield

Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology
Rutgers University-Newark

Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield is an Associate Professor of Sociology as well as a member of the Graduate School faculty at Rutgers University-Newark. Dr. Butterfield’s main fields of interest are immigration, race and ethnic relations, identity development and culture, and urban education within the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Her research specifically explores how race, ethnicity, class, and gender impact Afro-Caribbean immigrants and their children within the metropolitan contexts of New York/New Jersey and London.

Garnette Cadogan

Visiting Fellow
University of Virginia | New York University

Garnette Cadogan writes on history, culture, and the arts, among other subjects. His work explores the dynamics of cultural change, particularly in urban settings.

Loren Cardeli

President and Founder
A Growing Culture

Loren Cardeli is President and Founder of A Growing Culture (AGC), an organization that promotes ecological agriculture in the United States and around the world.

Michael Casiano

American Studies
University of Maryland

Michael Casiano is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. His dissertation project, Broke: Finance and Race in Baltimore City, analyzes the relationship between the law, race, and public and private capital as it manifests in home lending practices, alternative financial institutions, and multi-issue labor organizing.

Hasok Chang

Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Cambridge

Hasok Chang is the Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. He researches the history and philosophy of chemistry and physics from the 18th century onward, philosophy of scientific practice, and other topics in the philosophy of science including measurement, realism, evidence, pluralism, and pragmatism.

Stephen Chrisomalis

Associate Professor
Wayne State University

Dr. Stephen Chrisomalis (Wayne State University) is a linguistic anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of mathematics and the interaction of language, cognition and culture. His four-field anthropological training includes work in cultural, cognitive, archaeological, and linguistic anthropology. His book, Numerical Notation: A Comparative History, published by Cambridge University Press in 2010, is a cross-cultural cognitive analysis of tems of written numerals as used over the past 5000 years. His work focuses on the relationship between individual cognition and broader social, political, and economic processes.  Understanding how tems of number words and number symbols interact in specific contexts - how they are used rather than simply how they are structured - helps us to rethink assumptions such as the widely-held belief that we are now at the 'end of history' of number tems. 

Tara Clancy


Tara Clancy's stories have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Paris Review Daily.

Peter Constantine

External Faculty Fellow
University of Connecticut

Peter Constantine is a literary translator and editor specializing in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian literature, as well as literary translation from German, Italian, Modern Greek, and other European languages. His recent translations, published by Random House (Modern Library), include The Essential Writings of Rousseau, The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, and works by Tolstoy, Gogol, and Voltaire.  He co-edited A Century of Greek Poetry: 1900-2000, and the anthology The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present, which W.W. Norton published in 2010.