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Amira Hass

Global Faculty in Residence, Spring 2016

Israeli journalist Amira Hass joined Haaretz, Israel’s oldest newspaper, in 1989 and has been the paper’s correspondent for the Occupied . . .

Paula Chakravartty

Associate Professor

Paula Chakravartty’s interests focus on global media and politics. Her research and teaching interests span comparative political economy of media . . .

Barton Bishop

Part-time Faculty

Barton Bishop received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003 and was the . . .

Antonio Lauria-Perricelli

Part-time Faculty

Antonio Lauria-Perricelli's teaching and research interests include power, class, Culture, state, empire, everyday life, militarism, and the Caribbean and Latin . . .

Matthew Stanley

Professor

Matthew Stanley teaches and researches the history and philosophy of science. He holds degrees in astronomy, religion, physics, and the . . .

Carolyn Arena

Part-time Faculty

Carolyn Arena is a historian of the Atlantic World. Her PhD dissertation at Columbia University, entitled “Indian slaves from Caribana,” . . .

Christine M. Beauchamp

Guess Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business

Christine Beauchamp was most recently the Brand President of Ann Taylor, a leading specialty retailer of women’s apparel and accessories. . . .

Carol Zoref

Part-time Faculty

Carol Zoref has been a part-time member of the Gallatin faculty since 2001, teaching fiction writing in the Advanced Writing . . .

Sulayman Al Bassam

Global Faculty in Residence, Fall 2015

Playwright and theater director Al Bassam founded Zaoum Theatre in London in 1996. In 2002, with dramaturge Georgina Van Welie, . . .

Roshani Moorjani

BA Candidate – Writing about Social Change in Africa; Minor: Postcolonial Literature

Rosh’s avid interest in international development and appreciation for diversity stems from her multinational background and identity as a . . .

Olivia Ellis

BA Candidate - Transcribing Culture

Born in France and raised in Massachusetts, Olivia chose Gallatin so she could take courses in film, theatre, and . . .

Jordan Stein

Part-time Faculty

Jordan Stein is a philosopher who studies philosophical questions concerning knowledge and meaning in the context of logics of necessity . . .

Millery Polyné

Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs & Associate Professor

Millery Polyné’s teaching and research interests examine the history of US African American and Afro-Caribbean intellectual thought; coloniality in the . . .

Maria-Luisa Achino-Loeb

Part-time Faculty

Professor Achino-Loeb is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on the study of ideology and its connection to power and . . .

William Crow

Part-time Faculty

William Crow is Managing Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In that role he oversees programs serving over . . .

Diane Selditch

MA '10 - Urban Studies

Before attending Gallatin, Dianne was a social worker, writer, reporter, editor and director of the SoundWaters Coastal Center in . . .

Jessica Stambaugh

BA '08, MA '13

Jessica received her undergraduate degree from Gallatin in 2008 and returned for her MA. “There is no other institution . . .

Bradley Lewis

Associate Professor

Bradley Lewis has interdisciplinary training in humanities, psychiatry, and continental philosophy. He writes and teaches at the interface of medicine, . . .

Sinan Antoon

Associate Professor

Sinan Antoon’s teaching and research interests lie in pre-modern and modern Arabic literature and contemporary Arab culture and politics. His . . .

Eric Fuchs-Stengel

BA '14 - Ecological Sustainability and Social Change; minor in Environmental Studies

The year prior to graduation from Gallatin, Eric was named the 2013 Environmentalist of the Year from his home . . .

Stephen Duncombe

Professor

Stephen Duncombe’s interests lie in media and cultural studies. He teaches and writes on the history of mass and alternative . . .

James Middleton

MA '12 - Art History and Culture

Prior to coming to Gallatin, James earned a BFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and worked . . .

Hajra Jamal

BA Candidate – Narrative Medicine and Medical Narratives

Growing up in Jersey City, Hajra had no idea that she’d embark on the biggest journey of her life just across the Hudson River. . . .

Barnaby Ruhe

Part-time Faculty

Barnaby Ruhe received his doctorate in shamanism and art practice, an interdisciplinary effort combining psychology, anthropology, art history, phenomenology and . . .

George Shulman

Professor

George Shulman’s interests lie in the fields of political thought and American studies. He teaches and writes on political thought . . .

Adrian Versteegh

Part-time Faculty

Adrian Versteegh’s research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century urban literature, particularly lowlife, nightlife, and sleep. His current project is a . . .

Keith Miller

Part-time Faculty

Keith Miller is a filmmaker, artist and curator based in Brooklyn. His most recent feature, Five Star, premiered at the . . .

Chris Spain

Part-time Faculty

Chris Spain received his undergraduate degree in bio-agriculture and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Stanford University's Creative Writing Program . . .

Claire Horn

MA '15 - Legal Studies and Gender Studies

In Gallatin, Claire found an interdisciplinary program that has allowed her to construct an academic path that combines her interests in gender and legal studies, and specifically rape culture and reproductive rights in the U.S. . . .

Jeremy Wineberg

MA '11 - Entertainment Business

Los Angeles native Jeremy studied business in the entertainment industry. His independent study focused on business models that merge . . .

Bret Gladstone

Part-time Faculty

Bret Gladstone received his MFA from Columbia University, where he has also taught in the Creative Writing Program. His music . . .

Andrea Gadberry

Assistant Professor

Andrea Gadberry is a comparatist working primarily in English, French, and Latin. Her research focuses on the literature, philosophy, and . . .

Lara Vapnyar

Part-time Faculty

Cynthia Allen

Part-time Faculty

With an A.B.D./ Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University, Cynthia Allen's teaching interests concern theatre and film, the history . . .

Mark Read

Part-time Faculty

Mark Read is an artist, educator, and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. Collaborative processes, interventionist strategies, and public engagement . . .

Sarah J. Halford

MA Candidate - Artistic Activism

Sarah graduated with honors from the New School University, where she earned a BA in theater and politics. At . . .

Sahil Trikha

BA '15 - History, Philosophy, and Postcolonial Theory

Sahil’s concentration, The American Dream, looks at the country’s formation through the lens of politics, history, philosophy, postcolonial theory, . . .

Michael Dinwiddie

Associate Professor

Michael D. Dinwiddie (GAL BA '80, TSOA MFA '83)’s teaching interests include cultural studies, African American theater history, dramatic writing, . . .

Eric Brettschneider

Part-time Faculty

Eric Brettschneider's interests center on child welfare, community building, and social welfare policy. He is a former city and state . . .

Anthony Thompson

Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law

Anthony Thompson teaches courses related to criminal law and civil litigation, race, and leadership. His scholarship focuses on race, offender . . .

Nicholas Marroletti

BA '15 - American Political History and Public Policy

Nick chose Gallatin because of its academic flexibility and because he wanted to be able to design his own . . .

Diana Anders

Part-time Faculty

Diana Anders’ teaching and research interests include international humanitarian and human rights law, feminist and queer theory, psychoanalysis, political theory . . .

Stewart Carrier

MA Candidate - Political Ecology of Social Media and Entertainment Industries

Stewart came to Gallatin after graduating with a BA in History from the Honors Program at the . . .

Mitch Bloom

MA '13 - Nonprofit Management

Mitch graduated from NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2008 with a BA in philosophy, French, and nutrition.At . . .

John Sexton

President Emeritus, New York University

John Sexton is President Emeritus, the Benjamin Butler Professor of Law and NYU Law School's Dean Emeritus, having served as . . .

Pedro Cristiani

Part-time Faculty

A director, producer, and screenwriter for film and television, Pedro Cristiani wrote the screenplay for the award-winning 1996 feature film . . .

Dipika Gaur

BA '14 - Global Health Equity

Native New Yorker Dipika chose Gallatin because she was amazed by the diversity of academic disciplines Gallatin students chose . . .

Allen Keller

Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

Dr. Allen Keller is Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program . . .

Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Associate Professor

Gianpaolo Baiocchi is a sociologist and an ethnographer interested in questions of politics and culture, critical social theory, and cities. . . .

Magogodi Makhene

MA '10 - Social Entrepreneurship in Africa

Magogodi is originally from Soweto, South Africa, and her studies at Gallatin focused on African social entrepreneurship and business . . .

Benjamin Decker

MA - Interactive Media Studies

With a BA from Harvard in new media, computer science, economics, and psychology, Benjamin worked in corporate strategy at NBC before coming to Gallatin to pursue an interdisciplinary degree in interactive media studies. . . .

Andrew Levitas

Part-time Faculty

Andrew Levitas is a filmmaker, fine artist and producer, whose teaching interests focus on the artists mind as well as . . .

Hannah Treasure

BA Candidate – Education, Human Rights, and Chinese Studies

A native of Dallas, Texas, Hannah moved to NYC to pursue a concentration that involves education, human rights, and Chinese studies. . . .

Gregory Vargo

Assistant Professor

Gregory Vargo’s research focuses on the literary and cultural milieu of nineteenth-century British protest movements and the interplay between politics, . . .

Glenn Kurtz

Part-time Faculty

Glenn Kurtz, a 2016 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, is the author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in . . .

Jean Graybeal

Associate Professor

Jean Graybeal works in the areas of philosophy and psychology of religion, with special interests in phenomenology, feminist theory, and . . .

Safiya Farquharson

BA '13 - Race and Performance in the Media

Born in Brooklyn but raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Safiya transferred to Gallatin from Howard University in her . . .

Peder Anker

Associate Professor

Professor Peder Anker's teaching and research interests lie in the history of science, ecology, environmentalism and design, as well as . . .

A.B. Huber

Assistant Professor

A. B. Huber’s teaching and research interests include critical theory, aesthetics and politics, and the literature and visual culture of . . .

Daniel McElroy

BA Candidate - Theatre for a Globalizing World

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Daniel chose Gallatin as a way to pursue and weave together his artistic and academic passions, instead of having to choose between them. . . .

Tyler Benjamin

BA Candidate – Entrepreneurship and the Redistribution of Wealth

Tyler came to New York from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and brought with him a passion for entrepreneurship and an . . .

Patrick Wood Uribe

Part-time Faculty

Patrick Wood Uribe received his PhD in musicology from Princeton University, and holds degrees in Modern Languages from Oxford University, . . .

Kafia Ahmed

MA - Social Innovation and Creative Activism

After graduating magna cum laude from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, with a BA in international studies, Kafia . . .

Anooradha Siddiqi

Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow

Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi is Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow in the Gallatin School for Individualized Study and Provost’s Postdoctoral Program . . .

Lillien Nathan

MA Candidate - History and Museum Studies

Brooklyn native Lillien earned her BA at Georgetown University before coming to Gallatin for graduate school to study history . . .

Mitchell Joachim

Associate Professor of Practice

Professor Mitchell Joachim is a leading figure in ecological design, architecture, and urbanism. He is the founding co-president of Terreform . . .

AbdouMaliq Simone

Global Faculty in Residence, Spring 2017

AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with particular interest in emerging forms of collective life across cities of the so-called Global . . .

Max Holleran

Part-time Faculty

Max Holleran is a multidisciplinary urbanist, historian, and sociologist. He received his BA from Gallatin and his PhD in Sociology . . .

Martha Bowers

Part-time Faculty

Martha Bowers focuses on the use of the performing arts for social change. Her areas of special interest include intercultural . . .

Sheila Bandyopadhyay

MA '11 - Theater and Movement

When Sheila entered Gallatin after earning her BA from Brandeis University, she was an actor and movement specialist with . . .

Nina Katchadourian

Clinical Associate Professor

Nina Katchadourian is a visual artist who works in a range of media, including photography, installation, video, sound-based work and . . .

Justin Holt

Part-time Faculty

Justin Holt's research interests include distributive justice, social policy, political economy, and the welfare state. His second book The Social . . .

Rebecca Amato

Associate Director, Civic Engagement Initiatives and Urban Democracy Lab & Associate Faculty

Rebecca Amato is a historian whose work focuses on the intersections between cities, space/place, and memory. She holds a PhD . . .

Eugenia Kisin

Assistant Professor

Eugenia Kisin is an anthropologist of art whose ethnographic and historical research focuses on the ways that things called “art” . . .

Nico Daswani

MA '09 - Artistic Collaboration and Intercultural Heritage

A graduate of the University of Westminster-London, Nico was the director of programs at the 2005 World Festival of . . .

Amanda Petrusich

Clinical Assistant Professor

Amanda Petrusich teaches courses in writing about pop music and pop culture criticism. She is the author of three books . . .

Maggie Carter

BA '13 - International Development and Social Justice

Throughout her time at Gallatin, Maggie examined the question of how countries in Latin America can develop in ways . . .

Judith Greenberg

Part-time Faculty

Judith Greenberg's research and teaching interests focus on questions of memory and trauma Studies, especially through a feminist lens. She . . .

Zahia Rahmani

Global Faculty in Residence, Fall 2016

The Algerian-born academic and author Zahia Rahmani is one of France’s leading art historians and writers of fiction, memoirs, and . . .

Cornelius Jones

MA '10 - Dramatic Writing and Activism

Cornelius studied dramatic writing and activism at Gallatin, focusing on the use of writing and performance as a means . . .

Jourdan Enriquez

BA '14 - Graphic Design and Marketing

Jourdan originally enrolled in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences as a pre-med student, but she transferred to Gallatin . . .

Salvatore Tagliarino

Part-time Faculty

Set designer Salvatore Tagliarino has designed productions for the Houston Grand Opera, New Jersey Opera, Nevada Opera Association, and the . . .

Eugene Vydrin

Clinical Assistant Professor

Eugene Vydrin’s research interests are in twentieth-century literature, visual art, and critical theory, in the intersections between verbal and visual . . .

Jim Tolisano

Part-time Faculty

Jim Tolisano’s teaching and professional interests are in the interface between ecological anthropology, conservation biology, and environmental economics. His teaching . . .

Austen Wigglesworth

BA Candidate - Art, Technology, Humanity; minor Computer Science

After growing up in a small town in northeast Massachusetts, Austen came to Gallatin with the intention of studying the entertainment industry. . . .

Harmeet Neetu Sidhu

MA '13 - Social Entrepreneurship and Fashion

Harmeet earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary in . . .

Lee Robbins

Part-time Faculty

Lee Robbins's teaching and research interests are in the history and Culture of depth psychology, particularly as it applies to . . .

Paul Thaler

Part-time Faculty

Paul Thaler's teaching and research interests lie in First Amendment rights and media history and criticism. A former newspaper reporter . . .

Jaime Arredondo

Part-time Faculty

Jaime Arredondo's interests include painting and Mesoamerican art, Culture, and religion. He has taught at NYU, the Parsons School of . . .

Sahar Romani

Part-time Faculty

Sahar Romani's teaching and research interests concern poverty, development, global south urbanisms, youth cultures, ethnography, and contemporary South Asia. Her . . .

Alyssa May Gold

BA '12 - Transformation of Perspective

Alyssa, an actress and native New Yorker, brought together history, literature, philosophy, and physics to develop the concentration The . . .

Lizzie Skurnick

Part-time Faculty

Lizzie Skurnick is the author of Shelf Discovery, a critical paean to the unsung young adult books of the 60s, . . .

Julie-Ann Hutchinson

BA '15 - Ethics, Public Policy, and International Development

Julie-Ann chose Gallatin because the school afforded her the opportunity to build a core foundation at NYU’s College of Arts and Science and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, fusing her varied interests under Gallatin’s interdisciplinary umbrella. . . .

Kristoffer Diaz

BA '99 - Dramatic Writing, Literature, and History

Kristoffer's play about wrestling, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, won the 2008 National Latino Playwriting Award and was . . .

Sarah Leonard

Part-time Faculty

Sarah Leonard works at the intersection of old and new left-wing publications in New York City. She is senior editor . . .

Leila Buck

Part-time Faculty

Leila Buck is a Lebanese American writer, actor, storyteller and educator who has lived, traveled, performed and taught throughout the . . .

Charles Gelman

Part-time Faculty

Charles Gelman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature, New York University, currently completing a dissertation on . . .

Juan Carlos Aguirre

Part-time Faculty

Juan Carlos Aguirre is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University, where he was a recipient of . . .

Kristoffer Diaz

Clinical Associate Professor

Kristoffer Diaz is a New Dramatists resident playwright and educator living and working in Brooklyn. His teaching interests include dramatic . . .

Barbara Jones

Part-time Faculty

Barbara Jones is an executive editor at Henry Holt Company, where she acquires and edits books of fiction, memoir and . . .

Victoria Geduld

MA '06 - Collaborative Dance Performance

When Victoria entered Gallatin, she was an experienced performer of contemporary and Baroque dance. A student of Martha Graham, . . .

James Gain

MA '12 - Young Adult Literature

James earned his BA in Film/TV from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. With a background in screenwriting, his . . .

Hannah Gurman

Clinical Associate Professor

Hannah Gurman is an historian of the United States with a PhD in literary studies. She teaches broadly in the . . .

Hudson McFann

MA '13 - Political Ecology

After earning a BA in geography from Ohio State University, Hudson was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct independent research at the University of Toronto, where he studied the inequity of Toronto’s waste exports to Michigan and southwest Ontario. . . .

Alejandro Velasco

Associate Professor

Alejandro Velasco is a historian of modern Latin America whose research and teaching interests are in the areas of social . . .

Victoria Blythe

Part-time Faculty

Victoria Blythe teaches advanced writing seminars structured around problems of poetics and genre. Her teaching interests also include modern British . . .

Lisa Goldfarb

Associate Professor

Lisa Goldfarb’s research and teaching interests are in the fields of comparative literature (French and English) and critical writing. She . . .

Sybil Cooksey

Clinical Assistant Professor

Sybil Newton Cooksey is a scholar of afro-diasporic cultural history whose interests include comparative literature, music and sound studies, and . . .

Stacy Pies

Clinical Associate Professor

Stacy Pies teaches courses that explore the role of narrative and culture in texts and human relationships, as well as . . .

Paul Grimstad

Part-time Faculty

Paul Grimstad earned his PhD in English and American literature at NYU in 2007. His first book, Experience and Experimental . . .

John DeLucie

BA '89 - Business and Music

A New York City native, John is the chief proprietor and executive chef of the West Village restaurant The . . .

Simon Fortin

Part-time Faculty

Son and grandson of Canadian actors, Simon Fortin trained at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique du Québec, then at Drama Studio . . .

Kimberly DaCosta

Associate Professor

Kimberly McClain DaCosta, a sociologist, is especially interested in the contemporary production of racial boundaries. Her book, Making Multiracials: State, . . .

David Moore

Professor

David Thornton Moore, an anthropologist of education and work, studies the process by which people learn outside of classrooms, especially . . .

Ali Mirsepassi

Professor

Ali Mirsepassi is professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at Gallatin and in the Department of Middle Eastern and . . .

Eiko Otake

Part-time Faculty

Born and raised in Japan, Eiko Otake is a New York-based, movement-based interdisciplinary artist and performer who, from 1972 until . . .

Robin Powell

Part-time Faculty

Robin draws on her training and experience in movement, somatics and performance in her Gallatin courses. Awareness and consciousness form . . .

Benjamin Brooks

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty

Ben has a PhD in Educational Studies from the University of Cincinnati and his dissertation was “Educating for a Good . . .

Nicole Zeftel

Part-time Faculty

Nicole Zeftel’s research and teaching interests include 19th-century American women’s literature and print culture, psychoanalytic and affect theory, and 19th-century . . .

Antonio Rutigliano

Part-time Faculty

Antonio Rutigliano's teaching and research interests include Greek, Roman and medieval literature; romance languages; Renaissance Studies; Dante, Virgil, Boethius and . . .

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Part-time Faculty

Darrel Alejandro Holnes teaches playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, and other genres of creative writing. His the co-author of PRIME: Poems and . . .

Margaret Galvan

Part-time Faculty

Margaret Galvan received her PhD in English with a film studies certificate from CUNY Graduate Center in 2016. She is . . .

D.B. Gilles

Teacher, Tisch School of the Arts

D.B. Gilles is a playwright, screenwriter, and television writer. His play, Sparkling Object, was produced in New York in the . . .

Meera Nair

Part-time Faculty

Meera Nair received both her M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing; as a master's student at New York University she . . .

Adam Weinert

MA '15 - Performance, Digital Technology, and Arts Activism

Adam is a New York City native as well as a dancer, choreographer, and media artist. He has danced . . .

Emma Leary

MA Candidate - Feminism Undressed: Understanding the Female Muslim Body in the United States

After graduating from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada with a BA in Religious Studies, Emma came to Gallatin to . . .

Yevgeniya Traps

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty

Yevgeniya Traps’s teaching and research focus on the ways in which individual psychology and social and cultural factors influence how . . .

Michael Imasua

MA Candidate - Global Security and Development

Whether as a scholar, activist, organizer, or leader, Michael has always sought to personify the change he wants . . .

Duncan Yoon

Assistant Professor

Duncan M. Yoon’s current book examines representations of China in African literature. Additional research interests include globalization, narrative theory, the . . .

Dianne Ramdeholl

Part-time Faculty

Dianne Ramdeholl has been an adult education practitioner for over fifteen years. She's committed to adult education for democratic social . . .

Angie Liao

BA Candidate - Human Rights Law and Human Expression, with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis

Angie’s concentration rapidly took shape in her first year after being named a 2014 Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellow. . . .

Jennifer Clement


Jennifer Clement is the President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected to head the organization . . .

Greg Wyatt

Part-time Faculty

Greg Wyatt, upon the completion of his Bachelor of Arts degree in art history at Columbia College in 1971, studied . . .

Rosanne Kennedy

Visiting Assistant Professor

Rosanne Kennedy’s teaching and research interests include modern political theory, contemporary feminist theory and gender studies, continental philosophy, Rousseau Studies, . . .

Christina Squitieri

Part-time Faculty

Christina M. Squitieri is a PhD Candidate in English Literature focusing on early modern drama. Her dissertation analyses the ways . . .

Lauren Walsh

Part-time Faculty

Lauren Walsh is coeditor of The Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctures (2012) and . . .

Sharon Friedman

Associate Professor

Sharon Friedman’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of literary and dramatic criticism, feminist criticism, theories of adaptation, . . .

Emily Fragos

Part-time Faculty

Emily Fragos is an award-winning, widely published poet who teaches poetry writing at NYU and Columbia. She has also taught . . .

Rachel Rothschild

Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow

Rachel Rothschild’s research and teaching focus on the history of environmental science and technology, particularly their intersection with international politics . . .

John Sumpter

MA Candidate – Media, Communications, and Social Development

After completing his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University in political science with a focus on Middle East development, John . . .

David Parsons

Part-time Faculty

David Parsons is a social and cultural historian of 20th century America. His primary research interests include the Vietnam War . . .

Karen Hornick

Clinical Associate Professor

Karen Hornick teaches courses that integrate the study of literature, media, philosophy, cultural history, and writing. At Gallatin, she has . . .

Erin Johnson

MA – Urban Agriculture and Community Development

Through Gallatin’s Urban Democracy Lab, Erin spent a summer in Madrid as a Global Fellow in Urban Practice researching the recent development of urban agriculture and the urban social movement there. . . .

Anne DeWitt

Clinical Assistant Professor

Anne DeWitt’s teaching and research focuses on Victorian literature, the history of science, and the intersections between literature and science; . . .

Vaia Trittas

BA '15 - Identity and Narrative

Vaia, a native New Yorker whose mother left Greece to raise her in the United States, has developed . . .

Madeline Sayet

MA '12 - Art, Politics, and Post-colonial Theory

Madeline earned her BFA in theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts before enrolling Gallatin, where she studied . . .

William Corbett

Part-time Faculty

William Corbett taught courses in composition, poetry writing, reading, stand-up comedy, and journalism for forty-eight years while living in Boston. . . .

Anna Kazumi Stahl

Director, NYU Buenos Aires

Anna Kazumi Stahl is a fiction writer and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. . . .

Victoria Carter

MA Candidate - Participatory Design, Sustainabilty, and Urban space

Victoria moved to New York from London, where she spent several years working as a digital and innovation consultant. . . .

Bryan Farrell

MA '13 - Environmental Thought and Action

After earning his BA in journalism from Penn State in 2004, Bryan worked as a researcher for The Village . . .

Harold Brooks

Guess Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business

A top retail executive with over 30 years experience, Harold Brooks has held senior-level positions in management and merchandising with . . .

Nicole Watson

MA '08 - History and Theater

After earning a BA from Yale in history with a focus on African-American and Caribbean history, Nicole, who is . . .

Imani Douglas

Part-time Faculty

Imani Douglas is the artistic director of the Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA). At RACCA's Seaport Salon, . . .

Rowan Spencer

MA Candidate - Sound, Music, and Mixed Media

Rowan Spencer is a musician, writer, and mixed media artist who holds a BA in English from McGill University. . . .

Gwen Hornig

BA Candidate - Theatre of War

An Oakland, California native, Gwen came to Gallatin because it afforded her the opportunity to explore her interest in . . .

Donna Goodman

Part-time Faculty

Donna Goodman is a licensed practicing architect. Her firm has renovated lofts, townhouses and waterfront sites based on green principles. . . .

Michael T. Astolfi

MA '12 - Gaming Design and Psychology

Michael earned a BA in evolutionary psychology from Boston University before enrolling in Gallatin's graduate program. “Gallatin seemed like . . .

Kate Bolick


­­ Kate Bolick’s first book, Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own (Broadway Books, 2016), combines memoir, biography, and cultural . . .

Nina Cornyetz

Associate Professor

Nina Cornyetz’s teaching and research interests include critical, literary, and filmic theory; intellectual history; studies of gender and sexuality; and . . .

Antanas Mockus

Global Faculty in Residence, Fall 2015

Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician Antanaus Mockus left his post as rector of Colombian National University in Bogotá in 1993, . . .

Saul Austerlitz

Part-time Faculty

Saul Austerlitz teaches a course in writing about comedy. He is the author of three books: “Sitcom: A History in . . .

Selma Thompson

Part-time Faculty

Screenwriter and playwright Selma Thompson has put words in the mouths of Hal Holbrook, Angela Bassett, Keith Carradine, Jane Seymour, . . .

Alexander Denker

BA '13 - The Neuroscience of Art

“I did not want to push my passions aside while exploring how we think about and why we enjoy . . .

Matthew Gregory

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty

Matthew is an interdisciplinary theatre artist whose current theater work explores the nexus between art and politics, specifically through use . . .

Meleko Mokgosi

Assistant Professor of Practice

Meleko Mokgosi is an artist who works within an interdisciplinary framework to create large-scale project-based installations. By working across history . . .

Martha Olson

Guess Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business

As a consumer-focused strategist, Martha Olson has led the growth of some of the world’s most recognized and iconic global . . .

Joshua Shirkey

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty

Joshua Shirkey is an art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art. He received his A.B. in Fine Arts from . . .

Laurin Raiken

Gallatin Founding Professor Emeritus

A cultural historian and sociologist of art, Laurin Raiken is a founding faculty member of the Gallatin School and is . . .

Careina Yard

MA Candidate - Examining Educational Inequities in Relation to the African American Diaspora

Careina is an educator, filmmaker, screenwriter, and photographer. After graduating summa cum laude with a BS in Criminal Justice . . .

Mallory Blair

BA ’10 - Creativity and Commerce

In 2010, shortly after graduating from NYU Gallatin, Mallory Blair, and her friend Bianca Caampued—two petite women who both . . .

Alison Heslin

Visiting Assistant Professor

Alison Heslin is a political and economic sociologist. Her research focuses on globalization and international trade, primarily as it relates . . .

Andrew Libby

Part-time Faculty

Andrew Libby is currently completing a Ph.D. in comparative literature at The City University of New York Graduate Center. His . . .

Earlene Cruz

MA Candidate – Social Entrepreneurship and Food Studies

Earlene is currently pursuing her Master's degree at Gallatin while she works to bring her startup, an online foodie social network, KitchenConnection.org, to life. . . .

Eileen Liang

BA '13 - Child and Developmental Psychology

“Growing up in Taiwan, at a school that was very math- and science-oriented, I felt boxed in,” says Eileen, . . .

Sara Murphy

Clinical Associate Professor

Sara Murphy’s research and teaching interests include literature and philosophy, critical theory, feminist and gender studies, and 19th-century literary cultures. . . .

Joseph Lamar Lewis

MA '07

Born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, Joseph entered Gallatin after earning a BA in English from Hampton University. While . . .

Molly Gilbert

BA '10 - Human Rights, Social Justice, and Latin American Studies

Molly's concentration on human rights, social justice, and Latin American studies led her to take classes in Spanish, photography, . . .

Stephen Vider

Part-time Faculty

Stephen Vider is a scholar of U.S. social and cultural history. His research and teaching interests include gender and sexuality; . . .

Victor Leonard

BA Candidate - Fashion Design, Marketing, Race, Gender, and Sexuality

“My first year interdisciplinary seminar, Picture Theories, taught by Professor Chinnie Ding, laid the foundation for my evaluating imagery in society,” says Victor. . . .

Tommy Craven

BA '15 - Gender and Sexuality in Film and Theater

Tommy is a native of Jasper, Indiana, and has interned for the past two years with the Gallatin Arts . . .

Maxwell Smith

BA Candidate – Violence, Pain, Ethics, and the Self

Born and raised close to London, England, Maxwell looked to the American college system when deciding where to complete his undergraduate work and saw . . .

Laura Slatkin

Professor

Laura Slatkin's research and teaching interests include ancient Greek and Roman poetry; wisdom traditions in classical and Near Eastern antiquity; . . .

John Ridley

BA '87

The producer of NBC's Third Watch, John has written the scripts for the feature films Three Kings, Undercover Brother, . . .

Gabriella Etmektsoglou

Director, NYU Berlin

Gabriella Etmektsoglou is the Director of NYU Berlin since 2010. She holds a PhD in European history from Emory University. . . .

Carl Skelton

Part-time Faculty

Carl Skelton is Industry Professor and the founding director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center and the academic programs in . . .

Raza Rumi

Global Faculty in Residence, Spring 2016

Raza Ahmad Rumi is a policy analyst, journalist, and author from Pakistan. For over a decade, he has been affiliated . . .

Kimberly Phillips-Fein

Associate Professor

Kimberly Phillips-Fein is a historian of twentieth-century American politics. She teaches courses in American political, business, and labor history. Her . . .

Julie Malnig

Associate Professor

Julie Malnig is a cultural historian of theatre and dance performance. Her areas of interest include social and popular dance; . . .

Frank Roberts

Part-time Faculty

Frank Leon Roberts’s major fields of expertise are in 20th century African American literature; contemporary U.S. social movements; race and . . .

Piper Anderson

Part-time Faculty

As a community arts practitioner, writer, and educator Piper Anderson has dedicated her life to using the arts and education . . .

Eugenia Ulasewicz

Guess Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business

A respected global leader, seasoned executive, and FTSE 100 board member, Eugenia Ulasewicz is a strong business strategist and operator, . . .

Daryl Ocampo

BA Candidate – Child and Adolescent Cognitive Development

Born and raised in the Philippines, Daryl and his family migrated to California when his mother was granted American citizenship. . . .

Tracy Gardner

Guess Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business

Lauren Greenspan

Part-time Faculty

Lauren Greenspan recently received her PhD in theoretical physics and is interested in interdisciplinary intersections of science and society. She . . .

Bill Rayner

Part-time Faculty

Bill Rayner is a composer, songwriter, guitarist and educator who has collaborated, worked, and performed with notable musicians and composers, . . .

Jenessa Abrams

BA '14 - Cinema Studies and Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Jenessa studied creative writing, film, and cinema as well as child and adolescent psychopathology to develop her concentration. . . .

Melissa Turoff

Part-time Faculty

Melissa Turoff is a political and cultural historian of the British Empire from the 18th to 20th centuries. Her research . . .

Ben Ratliff

Part-time Faculty

Ben Ratliff has written about pop, jazz, traditional and experimental music for publications including Granta, Slate, Artforum, Wire, Rolling Stone, . . .

Natalie Cassandra Smith

BA Candidate - Theatre and Economics

An Arizona native, Natalie chose Gallatin in part because of the liberal arts experience it offers. “I . . .

Jamie Berthe

Administrative Director, MA Program & Associate Faculty

Jamie Berthe holds a PhD from NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, a masters degree in Cinema Studies from . . .

Jennifer Lemberg

Part-time Faculty

Late 19th- and 20th-century American literature; gender; trauma; Holocaust Studies; American Indian literature; ethnic literature . . .

Vasuki Nesiah

Associate Professor of Practice

Vasuki Nesiah is a legal scholar with a focus on public international law. Her main areas of research include the . . .

Christopher Trogan

Part-time Faculty

Christopher Trogan has been a member of the Gallatin faculty since 2001 and teaches first-year seminars as well as tutorials . . .

Rhonda Garelick

Guess Visiting Professor in Fashion

Rhonda Garelick writes on fashion, performance, literature, visual art, and politics. She is the author of Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and . . .

Lanny Harrison

Part-time Faculty

Lanny Harrison, character actress, dancer and cabaret artist, began her career in the New York Pantomime Theater in 1966. She . . .

Roy Nathanson

Part-time Faculty

Roy Nathanson has had a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, poet, actor and teacher. During the thirty years . . .

Jacob Remes

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jacob Remes is a historian of modern North America with a focus on urban disasters, working-class organizations, and migration. His . . .

Annie Piper

Part-time Faculty

Annie has been teaching yoga in New York City since 1997. Annie's teaching style is influenced by a wide range . . .

Kate Fritz

BA '10 - Environmental Politics, Political Theory, and China Studies

Kate was a Reynolds Scholar and a Udall Foundation Scholar at Gallatin, where she was also the recipient of . . .

Assama Ketegou

BA Candidate – Medical Humanities

A Brooklyn native born to Togolese immigrants, Assama is a senior at Gallatin on the Pre-Health track, developing a concentration he calls Medical Humanities. . . .

Bella Mirabella

Associate Professor

Bella Mirabella, associate professor of literature and humanities, specializes in Renaissance studies, with a focus on drama, theater, performance, and . . .

Fatoumata Waggeh

BA '13 - African Political Development, Colonial History, and Law

Fatoumata pursued a concentration in African Political Development and Colonial History and Law to explore Africa’s roots in colonialism and neocolonialism. . . .

Liliana Graciela Astiz

BA '13 - Environmental Sustainability

Liliana came to Gallatin as a Gates Millennium Scholar. While at Gallatin, she was also the recipient of a . . .

Lise Friedman

Part-time Faculty

Lise Friedman’s teaching involves the examination and design of a wide variety of publications and the relationship of popular culture . . .

Linn Cary Mehta

Part-time Faculty

In addition to the degrees above, Dr. Mehta has studied at the Freie Universität, the Sorbonne, and Universidad Catolica in . . .

Ximena Prieto

BA Candidate - Politics of Displacement, Exile, and Historical Memory

Ximena’s concentration is centered on the concept of cultural and political displacement, with a focus on identity and . . .

Marc Dones

BA '11- Psychiatric Anthropology

Marc came to Gallatin from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to develop his concentration, Psychiatric Anthropology. For it, he used anthropological . . .

Matt Sisul

MA '11 - Economics, Public Health, and Public Administration

An engineer who attended Columbia University as an undergraduate, Matt was engaged in large-scale public infrastructure projects such as . . .

Yadira De La Riva

MA '10 - Performance, Psychology, and International Relations

Yadira is a poet, playwright, performer, and educator from the US-Mexico borderland of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, . . .

Alex Halberstadt

Part-time Faculty

Alex Halberstadt is the author of Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus and the forthcoming Young . . .

Gabrielle Jensen

BA '15 – Art History, Critical Theory, and Curatorial Studies

A San Diego, California native, Gabrielle came to Gallatin to develop her concentration, Dialogic Art Theory and Practice, which . . .

Louise Harpman

Associate Professor

Louise Harpman is the founder and principal of Louise Harpman__PROJECTS whose work focuses on architectural design, design research, and urban . . .

Bruce King

Part-time Faculty

Bruce M. King's research and teaching interests focus on the ancient world, particularly Greek and Latin epic, Greek philosophy and . . .

Anna Fahr

MA '10 - Film and Middle Eastern Studies

Anna is a New York-based independent film producer and director. She received her MA from Gallatin, with a focus . . .

Rahul Hamid

Director of Student Affairs & Associate Faculty

Rahul Hamid is a cinema scholar and film critic. His teaching interests include Iranian cinema, silent film, narrative, modernism and . . .

Marie Cruz Soto

Clinical Assistant Professor

Marie Cruz Soto is interested in the history, cultures, and interactions of the Americas. Her work focuses on identity negotiations, . . .

Jeff Day

Part-time Faculty

Julian Cornell

Part-time Faculty

Julian Cornell’s research and teaching interests are primarily in the ideologies and politics of American popular culture, particularly in Hollywood . . .

Albert Yakobashvili

BA '15 - Health Policy, Health Economics, and Healthcare

Albert, pre-dental student, saw Gallatin as a place that offers students both a guided, well thought-out path along with . . .

Myisha Priest

Associate Professor

Myisha Priest’s teaching and research focus on African American literature and material culture. She has published articles mining this fruitful . . .

Melissa Bean

BA '14 - Deviance and Social Control

Melissa combined cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, literature, and creative writing for her Gallatin concentration, Deviance and Social Control: Realities . . .

Jack Tchen

Associate Professor

Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen is a facilitator, teacher, historian, curator, re-organizer, and dumpster diver. He works on understanding the . . .

Maria Hodermarska

Master Teacher, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Maria Hodermarska is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance . . .

Kathryn Posin

Part-time Faculty

Kathryn Posin studied composition with Louis Horst, Anna Sokolow, Merce Cunningham, and Hanya Holm. She has choreographed works for Ballet . . .

Anastasiya Osipova

Part-time Faculty

Anastasiya Osipova is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University, where she is completing . . .

Susanne Wofford

Dean, The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

Susanne L. Wofford is the Dean of the Gallatin School. Before coming to Gallatin, Professor Wofford taught at Yale University . . .

Steve Hutkins

Associate Professor

Steven Hutkins received his PhD in English Renaissance literature, and his current teaching and research interests focus on place studies . . .

Kristin Horton

Associate Professor of Practice

Kristin Horton is a director primarily interested in developing new work, re-imagining classics, and producing public events that create forums . . .

Christopher Bram

Part-time Faculty

A novelist and critic, Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which was made into . . .

Maximilian Claussen

MA Candidate - Crafting Identity in Post-War Germany

After having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Anthropology at NYU, Maximilian was approached with the opportunity to . . .

Scott Korb

Part-time Faculty

Scott Korb is a writer and editor whose interests range from religious belief and its popular expressions, to food and . . .

Mackenzie Leighton

BA Candidate - Social Justice and Arts Activism, minor in Creative Writing

Originally from Maine, Mackenzie chose Gallatin for its academic flexibility and because it offers the possibility for creative exploration. . . .

Lenora Champagne

Part-time Faculty

Lenora Champagne is a playwright, performer, and director. From 1993-2000, Lenora was a member playwright at New Dramatists, and she . . .

Louisa Nolte

BA Candidate - Architectural Studies, minor in Studio Art

Originally from Munich, Germany, Louisa is developing a concentration in architectural studies that considers cultural, social, and environmental contexts. . . .

Cheryl Furjanic

Part-time Faculty

Cheryl Furjanic is an award-winning filmmaker whose documentary and fiction films have screened at 150+ festivals worldwide and on television. . . .

Lisa Daily

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty

Lisa Daily is a Cultural Studies scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of consumer and commodity culture, global capitalism, . . .

Steven Rinehart

Part-time Faculty

Steve Rinehart is a screenwriter, carpenter, and fiction writer. He is the author of the short story collection Kick in . . .

Rosalind Fredericks

Associate Professor

Rosalind Fredericks’ research and teaching interests are centered on development, urbanism, and political ecology in Africa. With a PhD in . . .

Morgan Grain

MA - Race and Media Studies

Morgan was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated cum laude from Florida AM University before moving to New York . . .

Bill Caspary

Part-time Faculty

Bill Caspary received both his B.S. and M.S. in physics and his Ph.D. in political science. His teaching interests are . . .

Alex Boehm

BA '12 - Modernity, Urban Planning, and Development

When St. Louis native Alex came to Gallatin, he studied urban planning and development and critical theory and modernity, . . .

Ethan Harkness

Assistant Professor

Ethan Harkness teaches and writes about early Chinese culture with an emphasis on technical topics that inform the histories of . . .

Nancy Rubino

Senior Director, Academic Internships & Associate Faculty

Nancy Rubino’s research and teaching interests are centered on 19th-century French literature, with particular attention to the intersections of literary . . .

Cyd Cipolla

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty

Cyd Cipolla is a scholar in women's, gender, and sexuality studies whose research and teaching interests focuses on intersectional feminist . . .

Philippe Asseily

MA – Near East History: Beirut Circa 1760

Born and raised in Beirut, Philippe left Lebanon—and the civil war there—when he was a teenager. After graduating from . . .

Safia Elhillo

BA '13 - Poetry as a Tool in Therapy

Born in Maryland to Sudanese parents, Safia has lived in places as far ranging as Tanzania, Egypt, England, and . . .

Kevin Gotkin

Part-time Faculty

Kevin Gotkin’s teaching and research focus on the role of disability in contemporary American life. He is completing his dissertation . . .

Patricia Lennox

Part-time Faculty

Patricia Lennox's teaching and research interests include myths, fables, and fairy tales; Shakespeare; early modern female writers; fashion; classic literature; . . .

Peter Rajsingh

Part-time Faculty

Peter Rajsingh has taught at NYU since 1991; in addition to Gallatin, he teaches in the College of Arts and . . .

Vasu Varadhan

Associate Faculty

Vasu Varadhan's teaching interests are in the areas of media and cultural change and in South Asian Studies. Her dissertation . . .

Andrew Romig

Associate Professor

Andrew Romig is a scholar of medieval Europe, with particular interests in the transformations of Mediterranean and transalpine culture and . . .

Beth Epstein

Academic Director, NYUParis

Beth Epstein’s research focuses on intersections in the history and meaning of race and “difference” between France and the United . . .

Terence Culver

Part-time Faculty

Kevin Vavasseur

MA – Theater and Media Studies

In choosing the Gallatin MA program, Kevin found a way to coalesce all of his disparate professional . . .

Valerie Forman

Associate Professor

Valerie Forman’s research and teaching interests lie in the literature and culture of 16th- and 17th-century England and Europe, the . . .

Julia Perratore

Part-time Faculty

Julia Perratore (PhD, University of Pennsylvania; BA, New York University) studies the art and architecture of the medieval world. Her . . .

Eve Meltzer

Associate Professor

Eve Meltzer is associate professor of Visual Studies at Gallatin and is an affiliated faculty member in NYU’s Department of . . .

Todd Porterfield

Professor

A scholar of nineteenth-century European, especially French art, imperialism, and globalization, Porterfield wrote The Allure of Empire: Art in the . . .

Maryrose Wood

Part-time Faculty

Maryrose Wood is the author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, a critically acclaimed series for middle-grade readers, published . . .

Alice Lambert

BA Candidate - Dance, Literature, and Anatomy

Born and raised in Lyon, France, Alice has always balanced her academics with the practice of dance. Gallatin’s Interdisciplinary . . .

Nina Edwards Anker

Part-time Faculty

Nina Edwards Anker received her PhD in Architecture from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2016. Her work . . .

Daniel Howell

Part-time Faculty

Daniel Howell is a PhD candidate in the NYU Department of Comparative Literature. Broadly, he works on historicizing Spanish- and . . .

Kwami Coleman

Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow

Kwami Coleman is a pianist, composer, and musicologist specializing in improvised music. His research interests include experimental music history, jazz . . .

June Foley

Writing Program Director & Associate Faculty

June Foley's teaching and research interests are Victorian Studies, especially the novel; writing for young readers; and English (especially writing) . . .

Moya Luckett

Part-time Faculty

Moya Luckett is a media historian whose work focuses on gender, celebrity, fashion, femininity, modernity, digital culture and media historiography. . . .

Steven Galeazzi

MA - Innovation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut, Steve served as an Army officer in both Latin America and Afghanistan from 2004 to . . .

Dina Gold

BA '09, MA '14 - Creative Consulting

Dina is an artist and scholar who studies creativity across disciplines, including design, education, psychology, art, and business. “I . . .

Hallie Franks

Associate Professor

Hallie Franks’s teaching and research interests are in the art and archaeology of Greece, Rome, and the ancient Near East, . . .

Ben Steinfeld

Part-time Faculty

Ben Steinfeld is an actor, director, musician, and teacher. Ben recently made his Broadway debut in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, . . .

Luke Vargas

BA '13 - Rhetoric and Political Action

Luke transferred to Gallatin after a year at Johns Hopkins University. “After transferring,” says the Boston native, “I committed . . .

Trevor Laurence Jockims

Part-time Faculty

Trevor Laurence Jockims’s teaching and research interests center on literature in its interaction with other modes of thought and expression, . . .

Brendan Matz

Part-time Faculty

Brendan Matz is a historian of science and technology based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently working on a book . . .

Audrey Nizen

Guess Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business

A top fashion executive and a graduate of NYU, Audrey Nizen has held senior-level positions with some of the world’s . . .

Meredith Theeman

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty

Meredith L. Theeman is a social scientist with a Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology. Her research and teaching interests include psychology, . . .

Molly Horan

Part-time Faculty

Molly Horan’s teaching interests include 20th and 21st century young adult literature and web culture. She received her MFA in . . .

Patrick McCreery

Associate Dean of Students and Clinical Assistant Professor

Patrick McCreery’s teaching and research interests lie in the areas of sexual politics, family life and the role of the . . .

Gene Cittadino

Clinical Associate Professor

Gene Cittadino is an historian of science broadly trained in the sciences, philosophy, and history. His main focus in teaching . . .

Elena Wang

Part-time Faculty

Elena Wang’s work engages the intersection of fashion, political economy and gender and sexuality studies, with a focus on sustainable . . .

Kassandra Khalil

BA '12 - Caribbean Communities and the Culture of Resistance

The development of Kassandra's concentration,Caribbean Communities and the Culture of Resistance, was closely linked to her work with the . . .

Jon Chan

BA '12 - Complex Systems and Emergent Behavior

Over the course of his studies at Gallatin, Jon tackled questions about how natural selection is possible, what drives life-like behavior of artificial systems in computer science, and why market economies function in a predictable ways. . . .

Shalena Broadnax

MA - The History of the City of New York

A Brooklyn native,Shalena was looking for a graduate program that had an interdisciplinary approach to exploring big ideas. At . . .

Adam Bligh-Hasan

BA Candidate – Aesthetics for the Healing of Trauma

Adam moved to New York to attend the only BA program he felt took seriously the power . . .

Noella Richman

BA '14 - Practice of Human Healing: Psychology, Health Care, and Human Rights

Noella, a Gallatin Americas Scholar, was as devoted to excellence in the classroom as she was on the court. . . .

Amy Spellacy

Assistant Dean of Advising & Associate Faculty

Amy Spellacy’s teaching and research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, literature of the Americas, U.S. Latino/a literature, and . . .

Susan Rattigan

BA Candidate - Biology and Anthropology

After graduating from high school in West Hartford, Connecticut, Susan chose to come to Gallatin because the School allows . . .

John Castellano

Part-time Faculty

John Castellano is the founder of the SOJ Jazz Workshop Center and Director Emeritus of The Collective School of Music, . . .

Noam Andrews

Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow

Noam Andrews is a historian and curator whose teaching and research interests lie in early modern history of science and . . .

Sara Franklin

Part-time Faculty

Sara Franklin is an oral historian and journalist whose work focuses on food and agriculture and its ties to popular . . .

Leslie Satin

Part-time Faculty

Leslie Satin comes to her scholarly work through her professional experience as a choreographer and dancer as well as her . . .

Midori Goto

BA '00 - Psychology and Gender Studies

Born in Osaka, Japan, Midori began studying violin at age three under the guidance of her mother, the accomplished . . .

Ruben Carranza

Part-time Faculty

Ruben Carranza is currently director of the Reparative Justice Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). He has . . .

Molly Kleiman

Part-time Faculty

Molly Kleiman is a deputy editor of Triple Canopy, a magazine that advances a model for publication that encompasses digital . . .

Dave King

Part-time Faculty

A former painter and filmmaker, Dave King is the author of the novel The Ha-Ha, which was named one of . . .

E. Frances White

Professor

E. Frances White is Professor of History and Black Studies at Gallatin and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis . . .

Sophia Azeb

Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow

Sophia Azeb is a Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellow at Gallatin. She earned her doctorate in American Studies and Ethnicity at . . .

Scott Hightower

Part-time Faculty

Besides being the author of five collections of award-winning poetry, Scott Hightower has had his poems and reviews appear regularly . . .

Ritty Lukose

Associate Professor

Ritty Lukose’s teaching and research interests explore the relations between culture, politics, and economy as they manifest themselves in discourses . . .

Emelyn Chew

BA '14 - Economics, Political Theory, and Psychology

Emelyn, who came to Gallatin from Singapore, always considered herself an independent thinker, so the idea of having the . . .

Alicia Waller

MA Candidate - International Relations and Music Diplomacy

A classically trained soprano from Northern Virginia, Alicia's research is centered upon the analysis of cultural diplomacy and its . . .

Judith Sloan

Part-time Faculty

Judith Sloan is an actress, oral historian, writer, and audio artist/radio producer whose work combines humor, pathos, and a love . . .

Sonia Werner

Part-time Faculty

Sonia Werner received her PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU. Her dissertation project examines the relationship between . . .

Ngina Chiteji

Associate Professor

Ngina Chiteji’s teaching and research interests include public policy, macroeconomics, economic inequality, crime, and the distribution of household wealth in . . .

Flavia Grilli

MA Candidate - Contemporary Art and the Global Cultural Economy

After studying International Relations and Economics in São Paulo, Brazil, Flavia came to Gallatin to study value in globalized . . .

Will Creeley

BA '03 - Political Memory and the Burden of History

“I was thrilled to find Gallatin,” will notes. “All of a sudden, everything made sense. New York opened up, the world of ideas opened up, and it was all attributable to Gallatin.” . . .

Myles Jackson

Gallatin Research Excellence Professor

Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science Myles W. Jackson is also Professor of History of the . . .

Gregory Erickson

Clinical Associate Professor

Gregory Erickson has taught at the Gallatin School since 2004, specializing in courses on modern literature, popular culture, religion, and . . .

Kareem Collie

MA Candidate - Narrative Theory and Visual Culture

Kareem graduated with honors from Pratt Institute and went on to a career in brand development, strategy, and marketing . . .

Kiana Sosa

MA Candidate - Hip-Hop Theatre Pedagogy

Kiana earned a BA in Africana Studies with a minor in Theater from Hamilton College. She spent most of . . .

Annie Myers

BA '09 - Agriculture and Regional Food Systems

Annie took a year off between high school and college to work on a farm in Umbria, Italy. After . . .

Jessie Austrian

Part-time Faculty

Amin Husain

Part-time Faculty

Amin Husain’s interests focus on resistance and liberation, movement generated theory and practice. His research and teaching interests span debt . . .

Francis Poon

BA '13 - Visual Literacy

Francis transferred to Gallatin from NYU’s College of Arts and Science to study visual literacy and how viewers learn . . .

Nancy Agabian

Part-time Faculty

Nancy Agabian is the author of Princess Freak (Beyond Baroque Books, 2000), a collection of poems, short prose, and performance . . .