Faculty Board

William Egginton

William Egginton

Director, The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute; Decker Professor in the Humanities

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Research Interests: Spanish and Latin American Literatures, comparative European literature and thought

Education: PhD, Stanford University

Virginia Jewiss

Virginia Jewiss

Associate Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute; Teaching Professor

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Research Interests: Italian literature and cinema, translation, monuments and memorials

Education: PhD, Yale University

Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll

Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy, Department of Philosophy; Faculty, Department of Physics & Astronomy

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Research Interests: Philosophy of Physics, Complexity, Emergence

Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans

Assistant Professor, Writing Seminars

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Research Interests: Creative Writing, The Short Story, African-American Literature, and Contemporary Literature

Yi-Ping Ong

Yi-Ping Ong

Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Honors Program

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Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century literature and philosophy, the novel, modernism, existentialism, ethics and justice in contemporary world literature

Nandini Pandey

Nandini Pandey

Associate Research Professor

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Research Interests: Latin literature; Roman history, politics, and visual culture; race, identity, and diversity; classical reception (especially across ages, media, and cultures); public humanities

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Joseph Plaster

Joseph Plaster

Director, Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center

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Research Interests: Queer & trans U.S. history, public humanities, oral history, performance studies

Affiliated Faculty

Thomas Lippincott

Thomas Lippincott

Associate Research Professor, Computer Science and Director of Digital Humanities

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Research Interests: computational linguistics, machine learning for traditional scholarship, digital humanities, philosophy of language

Education: PhD, Cambridge University

Aamir R. Mufti

Aamir R. Mufti

Ralph S. And Becky G. O’Connor Professor

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Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century English and Anglophone literatures; modern Urdu literature; the history and legacies of the British Empire; South Asian Studies; Middle-Eastern and Islamic Studies; modern European Jewish Studies; minorities and minoritization; religious cultures and secularism; citizenship and statelessness; exile and cosmopolitanism.

Faculty Fellows

Jane Bennett

Jane Bennett

Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities, Departments of Political Science and Comparative Thought and Literature

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Research Interests: Political theory, American political thought, ecophilosophy

Education: PhD, University of Massachusetts

Laura Di Bianco

Laura Di Bianco

Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, Affiliated Faculty with the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Environmental Science and Studies Program

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Research Interests: Italian Cinema, 20th and 21st Italian Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities.

Education: PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Earle Havens

Earle Havens

Adjunct Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Director, The Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Sheridan Libraries

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Research Interests:  History of the Book, Scribal Culture and the History of Reading, Catholic Reformation, Literary Forgery

Education: PhD, Yale University (History and Renaissance Studies)

Stuart W. Leslie

Stuart W. Leslie

Emeritus Professor

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Research Interests: History of technology; history of science-based industry; regional economic geography; science and architecture

Education: PhD, University of Delaware

Alice Mandell

Alice Mandell

William Foxwell Albright Chair in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Hebrew Bible; Northwest Semitics; ancient Near Eastern history and religion; Sociolinguistic approaches to writing

Education: PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Craig Messner

Craig Messner

Lecturer

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Research Interests: Non-standard (dialectal) English of 19th Century literature

Andrew H. Miller

Andrew H. Miller ((he/him))

Professor

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Research Interests: Literature and moral philosophy; nineteenth century British literature; literary theory

Susan Weiss

Susan Weiss

Professor Emerita

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Research Interests: Medieval music and learning; music and memory

Education: PhD, University of Maryland

Staff

Shira Dingle

Shira Dingle

Sr. Administrative Coordinator

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Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross (she/her)

AGHI Postdoctoral Fellow

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Research Interests: Nineteenth-century literature and culture; history and theories of the novel; critical theory; gender; race and postcolonialism; labor history and theory; public humanities

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University