Past Visiting Fellows


Christopher Wood 
Professor of German at New York Unviversity 

Rebecca Jordan-Young 
Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College

Sarah Richardson
Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Profesor of the History of Science at Harvard University

Brian Cantwell Smith 
Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Information, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, & the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology 

Emily Greenwood
Professor of Classics at Yale University


Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at University of New York city
Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus at the University of Richmond
Professor in Art History at CUNY Hunter College 
Professor of Poetry at Queen Mary University of London 


Kathryn Bond Stockton
Interim Associate Vice President Equity and Diversity Dean of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at The University of Utah 

Gayle Rubin
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Women's Studies at The University of Michigan 

Tommie Shelby
Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University

Benjamin Kahan
Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University

Aamir Mufti
Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA

Anne Knowles
McBride Professor of History at The University of Maine 

Alexander Nehamas
Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University 


Ursula Heise, UCLA

Laura Snyder, St John's University 

Lorraine Daston

Sianne Ngai, The University of Chicago

Robert Rheed-Pharr, Harvard University

Heonik Kwon, University of Cambridge and Trinity College 

Ta-Nehisi Coats

John Durham Peters, Yale


Stefan Collini, University of Cambridge

Susan Wells, Temple University

Stephen Ramsay, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Neilesh Bose, University of Victoria 

Lydia Goehr, Columbia University


Nancy Struever
​Professor Emerita at Johns Hopkins University

Randall Balmer
The Dartmouth Professor in the Arts & Sciences and Chair of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth University

Robert Hariman
​Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University

Gary Tomlinson
John Hay Whitney Professor of Music and the Humanities and Director of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University

John Brewer
Eli and Edye Broad Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of History and Literature at Caltech

Ben Lerner
Professor of English at Brooklyn College


Dudley Andrew
R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale University

Martha Hodes
Professor of History at New York University

Ruth Y. Y. Hung
Assistant Professor of English Language & Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University

Lauren Berlant
George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago


Susan McClary
Professor of Musicology at Case Western Reserve University

Amy Kaminsky
Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota

Dror Wahrman
Ruth N. Halls Professor of History at Indiana University

Roberto Dainotto
Professor of Romance Studies and Italian Studies at Duke University


Emily Apter
Professor of French and Comparative Literature at NYU

David Eng
Richard L. Fisher Professor of English, Professor in the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory, Professor in Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Rick Altman
Professor Emeritus of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa

Katie Trumpener
Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Yale University


Anthony Grafton
Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University

Geoffrey Galt Harpham
President and Director of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Jack Halberstam
Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, and English at the University of Southern California

Sylvia Molloy
Albert Schweitzer Professor Emerita in the Humanities at NYU

Stanley Corngold
Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Princeton University


Aamir Mufti
Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA

Sabine MacCormack
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame

Etienne Balibar
Distinguished Professor of French & Italian and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

Bruce Robbins
Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University