Visiting Speakers

Sari Altschuler

Assistant Professor of English
Northeastern University

Sari Altschuler’s research focuses primarily on American literature and culture before 1865, literature and medicine, disability studies, and the health humanities, broadly understood. Her book The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States is scheduled for publication in February 2018 with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her work has appeared in leading journals, including Early American Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature, American Literature, American Literary History, PMLA, and The Lancet, and she serves on the advisory board of American Quarterly. She won the Society for the Historians of the Early American Republic Dissertation Prize and the Society of Early Americanists Essay Prize. Her research has been supported with long-term funding from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She was an assistant professor of English and core faculty member of the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University before joining the Northeastern faculty.

James Amelang

Associate Professor
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

James S. Amelang is Professor of Modern History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He is the author of several studies on the social and cultural history of the Modern Age, including The Formation of a Leading Class: Barcelona, ​​1490-1714, Ariel, Barcelona, ​​1986, and The Flight of Icarus: Popular Autobiography in Modern Europe, Siglo XXI, Madrid, 2003. He is currently researching urban discourse in modern Europe, as well as preparing The Oxford History of Early Modern Spain.

Ronnie Ancona

Professor and Classics Division Head
Hunter College

My main areas of interest and publication have been Latin poetry, especially that of Horace and Catullus, and classics pedagogy. I am editor of the BC Latin Readers series from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers and coeditor (with Sarah Pomeroy) of the "Women in Antiquity" series from Oxford University Press. My current research includes further work on Catullus and a reception study involving Medea.

Debbie Anderson

Researcher in the Department of Linguistics
Berkeley University

Debbie Anderson is a Researcher in the Department of Linguistics who runs the Script Encoding Initiative project, a project that helps get eligible characters and scripts into Unicode. She is the UC Berkeley representative to the Unicode Consortium and the UCB liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2 on coded character sets. She is also a Unicode Technical Director and has been involved with Unicode since 2001.

Arjun Appadurai

Paulette Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University

Professor Arjun Appadurai is currently Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University in New York City, NY.  

Karl Appuhn

Associate Professor of History And Italian
New York University

Environmental History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, History of Animals, Mediterranean History, Italian Renaissance.

Minou Arjomand

Assistant Professor in the Department of English
University of Texas at Austin

Minou Arjomand received her PhD from Columbia Univserity in 2013. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include twentieth and twenty-first century theatre, performance studies, aesthetic and political philosophy, and opera. She is currently teaching courses entitled "Contemporary Drama" and "Brit Drama from 1660 to 1900."

David Autor

Ford Professor of Economics
and Associate Head
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Autor is a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Autor's research focuses on Human capital and earnings inequality, labor market impacts of technological change, contingent and intermediated work arrangements, Health, disability and labor supply, and employment protection and labor market operation.