Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Brent Hayes Edwards is a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism (Harvard, 2003), and with Robert G. O’Meally and Farah Jasmine Griffin, he co-edited the collection Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies (Columbia UP 2004). Edwards has three books forthcoming in early 2017: Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination (Harvard University Press); the scholarly edition of Claude McKay’s recently discovered last novel, Amiable with Big Teeth, co-edited with Jean-Christophe Cloutier (Penguin Classics); and a translation of Michel Leiris’s monumental 1934 Phantom Africa (Seagull Books).
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia University
Elizabeth Emens is an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Her principal areas of research and teaching include disability law, family law, anti-discrimination law, contracts law, and law and sexuality. Her publications about disability law and theory include Intimate Discrimination: The State’s Role in the Accidents of Sex and Love (Harvard Law Review, 2009); Integrating Accommodation (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2008); Shape Stops Story (Narrative, 2007); and a work in progress entitled Framing Disability.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stemcell Transplantation, Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Katie Ender is a pediatric hematologist and assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center. Her primary clinical expertise and research experience have focused on sickle cell disease. She has a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Bioethics at Columbia University. Dr.
Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Yasmine Ergas is Director of the Specialization on Gender and Public Policy, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs, and Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. A lawyer and sociologist, she has worked on issues regarding gender and women’s rights as a policy analyst and advisor, scholar and advocate. She has served as a consultant to international and domestic policy organizations, including the OECD, UNESCO, the Millennium Villages Project, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and CENSIS, a major applied social research institute in Italy, and been on the staff of the Social Science Research Council. Her recent work has focused on the emergence of an international market in reproductive services, the transformations of ‘motherhood’ and the impacts of human rights programs and policies.
Professor of Religion, Columbia University
Katherine Pratt Ewing is Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University. She has carried out ethnographic fieldwork in Pakistan, Turkey, and India, and among Muslims in Europe and the United States. Her research has focused on debates among Muslims about the proper practice of Islam in the modern world, the place of Muslims within the German national imaginary, and sexualities, gender, and the body in South Asia.
Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Katherine Franke is the Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where she also directs the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and is the faculty director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, a member of the Steering Committee for the Center for the Study of Social Difference, and an Affiliated Faculty member for the Center for Palestine Studies. She is among the nation's leading scholars writing on law, religion and rights, drawing from feminist, queer, and critical race theory.
Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems, Columbia School of Social Work
Irwin Garfinkel is the co-founding director of the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC). Of the 37 population research centers funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), CPRC is the only one to have been founded within a school of social work. Its signature area is children, youth, and families. A social worker and an economist by training, he has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific articles and 16 books, including, most recently, Wealth and Welfare States: Is America Laggard or Leader?
Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Library
Alex Gil is Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History Division at Columbia University Library, Affiliate Faculty of the English and Comparative Literature Department, and one of the founders of the Studio@Butler, a technology atelier for faculty, students and librarians. He has published in journals across the Atlantic and the Americas, while sustaining an open and robust online research presence on the subject of digital humanities, textual scholarship, and Caribbean Studies. In 2010-2012 he was a fellow at the Scholars' Lab and NINES at the University of Virginia.
Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Barnard College
Kaiama L. Glover is Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College. She is the author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP 2010), first editor of Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine (Yale French Studies 2016), and translator of Frankétienne’s Ready to Burst (Archipelago Books 2014). Her work has appeared in The Journal of Haitian Studies, French Forum, The French Review, Research in African Literatures, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Public Books, Public Culture, and Small Axe, among other publications.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Ellen Greenebaum is a Clinical team member studying people who were children (in utero to 18 years old) at time of Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident April 26, 1986 to determine effect on thyroid and reviewing fine needle aspirates (FNA) of thyroid nodules and their subsequent surgical pathology. She is an Editorial Board Member of Diagnostic Cytopathology and a participant in a mission with CerviCusco & International Cervical Cancer Foundation, non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection, diagnosis, & treatment of pre-cancers of the female genital tract.
William B. Ransford Professor of English & Comparative Literature and African-American Studies, Columbia University
Professor Griffin's major fields of interest are American and African American literature, music, history and politics. The recipient of numerous honors and awards for her teaching and scholarship, in 2006-2007 Professor Griffin was a fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. She is the author of Who Set You Flowin’: The African American Migration Narrative (Oxford, 1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (Free Press, 2001), Clawing At the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever (Thomas Dunne, 2008), among others.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Barnard College and Columbia University
Ayten Gündoğdu's research draws on the resources of modern and contemporary political theory for the purposes of addressing problems related to human rights, migration, citizenship, and sovereignty. She has recently published Rightlessness in an Age of Rights: Hannah Arendt and the Contemporary Struggles of Migrants (Oxford University Press, 2015; ISA Theory Honorable Mention).
Kim F. Hall joined the Barnard faculty in 2006. Previously, she held the Thomas F.X. Mullarkey Chair of Literature at Fordham University. She has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, and Georgetown University. Professor Hall's research and scholarship have been supported by the Folger Institute, the ACLS, and the Ford Foundation. She has also received an NEH/Newberry Fellowship, and is listed in Who's Who of American Women as well as Who's Who Among African Americans. Professor Hall's first book, Things of Darkness, was named an outstanding academic book by Choice magazine. She is currently working on a book, tentatively entitled Sweet Taste of Empire, which examines women, labor, and race in the Anglo-Caribbean sugar trade during the seventeenth century.
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director, Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, Columbia University
Bernard E. Harcourt joined the Columbia University faculty in July 2014. His scholarship intersects social and political theory, the sociology of punishment, and penal law and procedure. He is the author most recently of Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age (Harvard University Press, 2015), which has been recently reviewed in the New York Review of Books, the L.A. Review of Books, The Intercept, Book Forum, The New Republic, and the Times Literary Supplement.
Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Women's and Gender Studies, Columbia University
Professor Hartman's major fields of interest are African American and American literature and cultural history, slavery, law and literature, and performance studies. She is on the editorial board of Callaloo. She has been a Fulbright, Rockefeller, Whitney Oates, and University of California President's Fellow.
Professor of Art History, Columbia University
Anne Higonnet teaches and writes about nineteenth century art, childhood, and collecting. A Harvard College B.A, she received her PhD from Yale University in 1988. She has published three books and dozens of articles on topics ranging from Impressionism to contemporary photography. Her many awards include Guggenheim, Getty, and Social Science Research Council fellowships, as well as grants from the Mellon, Howard, and Kress Foundations.
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Jennifer Hirsch's principal areas of expertise are gender, sexuality, and reproductive health, U.S.-Mexico migration and migrant health, the comparative anthropology of love, and the applications of anthropological theory and methods to public health research and programs. Her books include A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families (University of California Press, 2003) and the coauthored The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009).
Associate Professor, Spanish & Latin American Cultures, Barnard College
Maja Horn specializes in contemporary Caribbean cultures with a focus on literature, visual and performance art, and political culture. She is the author of Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature (University Press of Florida in 2014) and is currently completing a second monograph on queer Dominican literature, visual and performance art. She has also published on Latin American and Caribbean arts for various Dominican and U.S. art magazines and is currently serves on the editorial committee for the journal Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism.
Lecturer, Program in Narrative Medicine, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University
Marsha Hurst is on the faculty team of Columbia’s Program in Narrative Medicine and is a research scholar at Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, where she is coordinating a faculty seminar on narrative genetics. She is also a consultant on health advocacy programs, issues, and education with particular interest in women’s health and aging. She has consulted for the Medicare Rights Center and is adviser to their advocacy programs, and works with the women’s health reform coalition, Raising Women’s Voices.
Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Andreas Huyssen served as founding director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society (1998-2003) and chaired the Department of Germanic Languages from 1986-1992 and again from 2005-2008. His research and teaching focus on 18th-20th-century German literature and culture, international modernism, Frankfurt School critical theory, postmodernism, cultural memory of historical trauma in transnational contexts, and, most recently, urban culture and globalization. He is one of the founding editors of New German Critique (1974-).