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Bill Egginton

William Egginton

Vice Dean for Graduate Education; Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities

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  • A professor in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Dr. Egginton teaches Spanish and Latin American literature, literary theory, and the relation between literature and philosophy. He received his PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University and joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2006. In 2009, he was named chair of the department, and in 2010 he was named the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities.

    Before coming to the Krieger School, Dr. Egginton taught at the University at Buffalo, Cornell University, and Stanford University.  While at Buffalo, he received the Provost' s Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research. He is the author of numerous books, papers, articles, blogs, and translations. His most recent book, In Defense of Religious Moderation, was published by Columbia University Press in 2011. He also serves on the editorial and advisory boards of several language and humanities journals.