Visiting Speakers

Robin Bell

Lecturer at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University

Robin Bell is a lecturer at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She researches ice sheet dynamics and mass balance, continental dynamics, estuarine processes, and linkages between ice sheet processes and subglacial geology.

Juan Donovan Bell

Darkroom Productions

Juan Donovan Bell is a producer and the founder of Darkroom Productions.

Mario Biagioli

Distinguished Professor of Law and Science and Technology Studies
University of California, Davis, School of Law

Mario Biagioli is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Science and Technology Studies (STS), and Director of the Center for Science and Innovation Studies at UC Davis. At the Law School, he teaches courses on intellectual property in science, and on the history and philosophy of intellectual property.

Hester Blum

Associate Professor of English
Penn State University

Hester Blum is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University; she teaches courses in nineteenth-century US literature and culture, oceanic studies, print culture, popular fiction, and Herman Melville.

Deniz Boyraz

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Deniz Boyraz is a teacher, interpretor and translator affiliated with Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

Giuliana Bruno

Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies
Harvard University

Professor Bruno is internationally known for her research on the intersections of the visual arts, architecture, film, and media.  Her latest book is Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014.

Catherine Burns

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Catherine Burns' research interests focus on medical and health history, the history and ethnography of reproduction and sex, ethics in biomedical research, and the history of gender in southern Africa.

Judith Butler

Maxine Elliot Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley.