Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Sharon Marcus is Dean of Humanities and Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University as well as the co-founder and co-editor in chief of Public Books, a bimonthly review of books, arts, and ideas.
A literary critic, cultural historian, and feminist theorist, Sharon Marcus is the author of two books: Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (University of California Press, 1999), and the prize-winning Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (Princeton: 2007). She has guest edited several special issues of scholarly journals, including a controversial 2009 issue of Representations, "The Way We Read Now" (co-edited with Stephen Best) and a special 2015 issue of Public Culture on "Celebrities and Publics in the Internet Era." She is currently completing a book on the history and theory of modern celebrity.