In 2014, Professor Anker was appointed as the first Chair of the newly created Department of Environmental Studies at NYU. . . .
Sinan Antoon’s teaching and research interests lie in pre-modern and modern Arabic literature and contemporary Arab culture and politics. His . . .
Gianpaolo Baiocchi is a sociologist and an ethnographer interested in questions of politics and culture, critical social theory, and cities. . . .
Sulayman Al Bassam
Global Faculty in Residence
Playwright and theater director Al Bassam founded Zaoum Theatre in London in 1996. In 2002, with dramaturge Georgina Van Welie, . . .
Paula Chakravartty’s interests focus on global media and politics. Her research and teaching interests span comparative political economy of media . . .
Ngina Chiteji’s teaching and research interests include public policy, macroeconomics, economic inequality, crime, and the distribution of household wealth in . . .
Clinical Associate Professor
Gene Cittadino is an historian of science broadly trained in the sciences, philosophy, and history. His main focus in teaching . . .
Nina Cornyetz’s teaching and research interests include critical, literary, and filmic theory; intellectual history; studies of gender and sexuality; 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, . . .
Associate Dean of Students, Associate Professor
Kimberly McClain DaCosta, a sociologist, is especially interested in the contemporary production of racial boundaries. Her book, Making Multiracials: State, . . .
Anne DeWitt’s teaching and research focuses on Victorian literature, the history of science, and the intersections between literature and science; . . .
Chinnie Ding is a PhD candidate in English at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests include Modernism, poetry, Asia, . . .
Michael D. Dinwiddie (GAL BA '80, TSOA MFA '83)’s teaching interests include cultural studies, African American theater history, dramatic writing, . . .
Stephen Duncombe’s interests lie in media and cultural studies. He teaches and writes on the history of mass and alternative . . .
Gregory Erickson has taught at the Gallatin School since 2004, specializing in courses on modern literature, popular culture, religion, and . . .
Valerie Forman’s research and teaching interests lie in the literature and culture of 16th- and 17th-century England and Europe, the . . .
Hallie Franks’s teaching and research interests are in the art and archaeology of Greece, Rome, and the ancient Near East, . . .
Rosalind Fredericks’ research and teaching interests are centered on development, urbanism, and political ecology in Africa. With a PhD in . . .
Sharon Friedman’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of literary and dramatic criticism, feminist criticism, theories of adaptation, . . .
Andrea Gadberry is a comparatist working primarily in English, French, and Latin. Her research focuses on the literature, philosophy, and . . .
Lisa Goldfarb’s research and teaching interests are in the fields of comparative literature (French and English) and critical writing. She . . .
Associate Professor, retired
Jean Graybeal works in the areas of philosophy and psychology of religion, with special interests in phenomenology, feminist theory, . . .
Hannah Gurman brings an interdisciplinary and eclectic approach to the study of US foreign relations in the twentieth and twenty-first . . .
Ethan Harkness teaches and writes about early Chinese culture with an emphasis on technical topics that inform the histories of . . .
Louise Harpman is the founder and principal of Louise Harpman__PROJECTS whose work focuses on architectural design, design research, and urban . . .
Israeli journalist Amira Hass joined Haaretz, Israel’s oldest newspaper, in 1989 and has been the paper’s correspondent for the Occupied . . .
Karen Hornick teaches courses that integrate the study of literature, media, philosophy, cultural history, and writing. At Gallatin, she has . . .
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 . . .
A. B. Huber’s teaching and research interests include critical theory, aesthetics and politics, and the literature and visual culture of . . .
Steven Hutkins received his PhD in English Renaissance literature, and his current teaching and research interests focus on place studies . . .
Gallatin Research Excellence Professor
Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science Myles W. Jackson is also Professor of History of the Faculty . . .
Professor Mitchell Joachim is a leading figure in ecological design, architecture, and urbanism. He is the founding co-president of Terreform . . .
Nina Katchadourian is a visual artist who works in a range of media, including photography, installation, video, sound-based work and . . .
Visiting Assistant Professor
Rosanne Kennedy’s teaching and research interests include modern political theory, contemporary feminist theory and gender studies, continental philosophy, Rousseau Studies, . . .
Eugenia Kisin is an anthropologist of art whose ethnographic and historical research focuses on the ways that things called “art” . . .
Bradley Lewis has interdisciplinary training in humanities, psychiatry, and continental philosophy. He writes and teaches at the interface of medicine, . . .
Ritty Lukose’s teaching and research interests explore the relations between culture, politics, and economy as they manifest themselves in discourses . . .
Julie Malnig is a cultural historian of theatre and dance performance. Her areas of interest include social and popular dance; . . .
Eve Meltzer is associate professor of Visual Studies at Gallatin and is an affiliated faculty member in NYU’s Department of . . .
Bella Mirabella, associate professor of literature and humanities, specializes in Renaissance studies, with a focus on drama, theater, performance, and . . .
Ali Mirsepassi is professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at Gallatin and in the Department of Middle Eastern and . . .
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 . . .
David Thornton Moore, an anthropologist of education and work, studies the process by which people learn outside of classrooms, especially . . .
Sara Murphy’s research and teaching interests include literature and philosophy, critical theory, feminist and gender studies, and 19th-century literary cultures. . . .
Vasuki Nesiah is a legal scholar with a focus on public international law. Currently her main areas of research include . . .
Amanda Petrusich teaches courses in writing about pop music and pop culture criticism. She is the author of three books . . .
Kimberly Phillips-Fein is a historian of twentieth-century American politics. She teaches courses in American political, business, and labor history. Her . . .
Stacy Pies teaches courses that explore the role of narrative and culture in texts and human relationships, as well as . . .
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 . . .
A scholar of nineteenth-century European, especially French art, imperialism, and globalization, Porterfield wrote The Allure of Empire: Art in the . . .
Myisha Priest’s teaching and research focus on African American literature and material culture. She has published articles mining this fruitful . . .
Gallatin Founding Professor Emeritus
A cultural historian and sociologist of art, Laurin Raiken is a founding faculty member of the Gallatin School and . . .
Jacob Remes is a historian of modern North America with a focus on urban disasters, working-class organizations, and migration. His . . .
Andrew Romig is a historian of medieval culture with teaching and research interests from late antiquity through the Renaissance. While . . .
Raza Ahmad Rumi is a policy analyst, journalist, and author from Pakistan. For over a decade, he has been affiliated . . .
George Shulman’s interests lie in the fields of political thought and American studies. He teaches and writes on political thought . . .
Laura Slatkin's research and teaching interests include ancient Greek and Roman poetry; wisdom traditions in classical and Near Eastern antiquity; . . .
Matthew Stanley teaches and researches the history and philosophy of science. He holds degrees in astronomy, religion, physics, and the . . .
Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen is a facilitator, teacher, historian, curator, re-organizer, and dumpster diver. He works on understanding the . . .
Gregory Vargo’s research focuses on the literary and cultural milieu of nineteenth-century British protest movements and the interplay between politics, . . .
Alejandro Velasco is a historian of modern Latin America whose research and teaching interests are in the areas of social . . .
Eugene Vydrin’s research interests are in twentieth-century literature, visual art, and critical theory, in the intersections between verbal and visual . . .
E. Frances White
E. Frances White is Professor of History and Black Studies at Gallatin and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis . . .
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 . . .
Laurie Woodard began her professional life as a dancer with the Dance Theater of Harlem. She completed her BA in . . .
Professor of English, NYU Poly
Jean Gallagher is a Professor of English at Polytechnic Institute of NYU. She is the author of three collections of . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
Ben has a PhD in Educational Studies from the University of Cincinnati and his dissertation was “Educating for a Good . . .
Cyd Cipolla is a scholar in sexuality studies whose research and teaching interests include medical and legal history, feminist and . . .
Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow
Kwami Coleman is a pianist, composer, and musicologist specializing in improvised music. His research interests include experimental music history, jazz . . .
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) . . .
Matthew is an interdisciplinary theatre artist whose current theater work explores the nexus between art and politics, specifically through use . . .
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 . . .
Assistant Dean, Global Programs & Associate Faculty
Patrick McCreery’s teaching and research interests lie in the areas of sexual politics, family life and the role of the . . .
Rachel Rothschild’s research and teaching focus on the history of environmental science and technology, particularly their intersection with international politics . . .
Joshua Shirkey is an art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art. He received his A.B. in Fine Arts from . . .
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi is an Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow at Gallatin and Research Fellow in the University of Basel’s . . .
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 . . .
Meredith L. Theeman is a social scientist with a Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology. Her research and teaching interests include psychology, . . .
Yevgeniya Traps’s teaching and research focus on the ways in which individual psychology and social and cultural factors influence how . . .
Vasu Varadhan's teaching interests are in the areas of media and cultural change and in South Asian Studies. Her dissertation . . .
Academic Director, NYUParis
Beth Epstein’s research focuses on intersections in the history and meaning of race and “difference” between France and the United . . .
Director, NYU Berlin
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. . . .
Professor Achino-Loeb is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on the study of ideology and its connection to power and . . .
Nancy Agabian is the author of Princess Freak, (Beyond Baroque Books) a collection of autobiographical poems and performance texts, and . . .
Juan Carlos Aguirre
Juan Carlos Aguirre is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University, where he was a recipient of . . .
With an A.B.D./ Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University, Cynthia Allen's teaching interests concern theatre and film, the history . . .
Diana Anders’ teaching and research interests include international humanitarian and human rights law, feminist and queer theory, psychoanalysis, political theory . . .
As a community arts practitioner, writer, and educator Piper Anderson has dedicated her life to using the arts and education . . .
Jaime Arredondo's interests include painting and Mesoamerican art, Culture, and religion. He has taught at NYU, the Parsons School of . . .
Saul Austerlitz teaches a course in writing about comedy. He is the author of three books: “Sitcom: A History in . . .
Cris Beam is the author of Transparent: Love, Family and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers (Harcourt, 2007), which won . . .
Barton Bishop received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003 and was the . . .
Victoria Blythe teaches advanced writing seminars structured around problems of poetics and genre. Her teaching interests also include modern British . . .
Martha Bowers focuses on the use of the performing arts for social change. Her areas of special interest include intercultural . . .
A novelist and critic, Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which was made into . . .
Eric Brettschneider's interests center on child welfare, community building, and social welfare policy. He is a former city and state . . .
Leila Buck is a Lebanese American writer, actor, storyteller and educator who has lived, traveled, performed and taught throughout the . . .
Bill Caspary received both his B.S. and M.S. in physics and his Ph.D. in political science. His teaching interests are . . .
John Castellano is the founder of the SOJ Jazz Workshop Center and Director Emeritus of The Collective School of Music, . . .
Lenora Champagne is a playwright, performer, and director. From 1993-2000, Lenora was a member playwright at New Dramatists, and she . . .
William Corbett taught courses in composition, poetry writing and reading, stand-up comedy and journalism for forty-eight years while living in . . .
Amalia Córdova is a film curator, filmmaker and scholar specializing in indigenous film. She is the Assistant Director of New . . .
Julian Cornell’s research and teaching interests are primarily in the ideologies and politics of American popular culture, particularly in Hollywood . . .
A director, producer, and screenwriter for film and television, Pedro Cristiani wrote the screenplay for the award-winning 1996 feature film . . .
William Crow is Managing Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In that role he oversees programs serving over . . .
Kristoffer Diaz is a New Dramatists resident playwright and educator living and working in Brooklyn. His teaching interests include dramatic . . .
Martha Diaz is a community organizer, educator, media producer, archivist and social entrepreneur. She has been dedicated to advancing social . . .
Imani Douglas is the artistic director of the Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA). At RACCA's Seaport Salon, . . .
Elyssa East’s first book Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, won the 2010 P.E.N. New England/L. L. . . .
Paul Fess’s teaching and research focuses on 19th-century American literature, sound studies, media studies, and digital humanities. He is interested . . .
Son and grandson of Canadian actors, Simon Fortin trained at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique du Québec, then at Drama Studio . . .
Meghan C. Fox specializes in studies of gender and sexuality in transatlantic modernism. Her other scholarly interests include 20th-century Anglophone . . .
Emily Fragos is an award-winning, widely published poet who teaches poetry writing at NYU and Columbia. She has also taught . . .
Sara Franklin is an oral historian and journalist whose work focuses on food and agriculture and its ties to popular . . .
Lise Friedman’s teaching involves the examination and design of a wide variety of publications and the relationship of popular culture . . .
Margaret Galvan is a PhD candidate in English and a film studies certificate candidate at the City University of New . . .
Kevin Goldstein is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University and a Global Research Initiatives Fellow at . . .
Donna Goodman is a licensed practicing architect. Her firm has renovated lofts, townhouses and waterfront sites based on green principles. . . .
Judith Greenberg's research and teaching interests focus on questions of memory and trauma Studies, especially through a feminist lens. She . . .
Alex Halberstadt is the author of Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus and the forthcoming Young . . .
Lanny Harrison, character actress, dancer and cabaret artist, began her career in the New York Pantomime Theater in 1966. She . . .
Besides being the author of five collections of award-winning poetry, Scott Hightower has had his poems and reviews appear regularly . . .
Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Darrel Alejandro Holnes teaches playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, and other genres of creative writing. His the co-author of PRIME: Poems and . . .
Justin Holt's research interests include distributive justice, social policy, political economy, and the welfare state. His second book The Social . . .
Molly Horan's teaching interests include 20th and 21st century young adult literature and web culture. She received her MFA in . . .
Amin Husain’s interests focus on resistance and liberation, movement generated theory and practice. His research and teaching interests span debt . . .
Trevor Laurence Jockims
Trevor Laurence Jockims’s teaching and research interests center on literature in its interaction with other modes of thought and expression, . . .
Barbara Jones is an executive editor at Henry Holt Company, where she acquires and edits books of fiction, memoir and . . .
A former painter and filmmaker, Dave King is the author of the novel The Ha-Ha, named one of the best . . .
Bruce M. King's research and teaching interests focus on the ancient world, particularly Greek and Latin epic, Greek philosophy and . . .
Molly Kleiman is a deputy editor of Triple Canopy, a magazine that advances a model for publication that encompasses digital . . .
Scott Korb is a writer and editor whose interests range from religious belief and its popular expressions, to food and . . .
Antonio Lauria-Perricelli's teaching and research interests include power, class, Culture, state, empire, everyday life, militarism, and the Caribbean and Latin . . .
Late 19th- and 20th-century American literature; gender; trauma; Holocaust Studies; American Indian literature; ethnic literature . . .
Patricia Lennox's teaching and research interests include myths, fables, and fairy tales; Shakespeare; early modern female writers; fashion; classic . . .
Sarah Leonard works at the intersection of old and new left-wing publications in New York City. She is senior editor . . .
Andrew Levitas is a filmmaker, fine artist and producer, whose teaching interests focus on the artists mind as well as . . .
Andrew Libby is currently completing a Ph.D. in comparative literature at The City University of New York Graduate Center. His . . .
Moya Luckett is a media historian whose work focuses on gender, celebrity, fashion, femininity, modernity, digital culture and media historiography. . . .
Florencia Malbrán is a curator of contemporary art and has organized exhibitions in the United States, Argentina, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, . . .
Brendan Matz is a historian of science and technology based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently working on a book . . .
Shannon McHugh is a Core Curriculum Postdoctoral Fellow affiliated with Italian Studies. In her dissertation, she explored how early modern . . .
Linn Cary Mehta
In addition to the degrees above, Dr. Mehta has studied at the Freie Universität, the Sorbonne, and Universidad Catolica in . . .
Krystyna Michael’s teaching and research focuses on 19th and 20th century American literature, domestic design, urban planning, gender studies, psychoanalysis . . .
Keith Miller is a filmmaker, artist and curator based in Brooklyn. His most recent feature, Five Star, premiered at the . . .
Meera Nair received both her M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing; as a master's student at New York University she . . .
Anastasiya Osipova is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University, where she is completing . . .
Born and raised in Japan, Eiko Otake is a New York-based, movement-based interdisciplinary artist and performer who, from 1972 until . . .
David Parsons is a social and cultural historian of 20th century America. His primary research interests include the Vietnam War . . .
Annie has been teaching yoga in New York City since 1997. Annie's teaching style is influenced by a wide range . . .
Kathryn Posin studied composition with Louis Horst, Anna Sokolow, Merce Cunningham, and Hanya Holm. She has choreographed works for Ballet . . .
Robin draws on her training and experience in movement, somatics and performance in her Gallatin courses. Awareness and consciousness form . . .
Peter Rajsingh has taught at NYU since 1991; in addition to Gallatin, he teaches at the Stern School of Business . . .
Dianne Ramdeholl has been an adult education practitioner for over fifteen years. She's committed to adult education for democratic social . . .
Ben Ratliff has been a music critic for the New York Times since 1996, writing about pop, jazz, traditional music . . .
Bill Rayner is a composer, songwriter, guitarist and educator who has collaborated, worked, and performed with notable musicians and composers, . . .
Mark Read is an artist, educator, and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. Collaborative processes, interventionist strategies, and public engagement . . .
Steve Rinehart is a screenwriter, carpenter, and fiction writer. He is the author of the short story collection Kick in . . .
Lee Robbins's teaching and research interests are in the history and Culture of depth psychology, particularly as it applies to . . .
Frank Leon Roberts situates his teaching, writing, and research in three broad fields: 20th century African American literature; African American . . .
Sahar Romani's teaching and research interests concern poverty, development, global south urbanisms, youth cultures, ethnography, and contemporary South Asia. Her . . .
Barnaby Ruhe received his doctorate in shamanism and art practice, an interdisciplinary effort combining psychology, anthropology, art history, phenomenology and . . .
Antonio Rutigliano's teaching and research interests include Greek, Roman and medieval literature; romance languages; Renaissance Studies; Dante, Virgil, Boethius and . . .
Leslie Satin's research and teaching interests include: dance, performance, integrated arts, and the arts avant-garde of the 19th through 21st . . .
Carl Skelton is Industry Professor and the founding director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center and the academic programs in . . .
Judith Sloan is an actress, oral historian, writer, and audio artist/radio producer whose work combines humor, pathos, and a love . . .
Chris Spain received his undergraduate degree in bio-agriculture and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Stanford University's Creative Writing Program . . .
Jordan Stein is a philosopher who studies philosophical questions concerning knowledge and meaning in the context of logics of necessity . . .
Ben Steinfeld is an actor, director, musician, and teacher. Ben recently made his Broadway debut in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, . . .
A set designer, Salvatore Tagliarino has designed productions for the Houston Grand Opera, New Jersey Opera, Nevada Opera Association, and . . .
Paul Thaler's teaching and research interests lie in First Amendment rights and media history and criticism. A former newspaper reporter . . .
Screenwriter and playwright Selma Thompson has put words in the mouths of Hal Holbrook, Angela Bassett, Keith Carradine, Jane Seymour, . . .
Anthony Tognazzini is a writer and teacher. His fiction collection, I Carry A Hammer in My Pocket for Occasions Such . . .
Jim Tolisano’s teaching and professional interests are in the interface between ecological anthropology, conservation biology, and environmental economics. His teaching . . .
Christopher Trogan has been a member of the Gallatin faculty since 2001 and teaches first-year seminars as well as tutorials . . .
Adrian Versteegh’s research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century urban literature, particularly lowlife, nightlife, and sleep. His current project is a . . .
Stephen Vider is a scholar of U.S. social and cultural history. His research and teaching interests include gender and sexuality; . . .
Lauren Walsh is co-editor, with Ofra Amihay, of The Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual . . .
Elena Wang’s work engages the intersection of fashion, political economy and gender and sexuality studies, with a focus on sustainable . . .
Maryrose Wood is the author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, a critically acclaimed series for middle-grade readers, published . . .
Greg Wyatt, upon the completion of his Bachelor of Arts degree in art history at Columbia College in 1971, studied . . .
Carol Zoref has been a part-time member of the Gallatin faculty since 2001, teaching fiction writing in the Advanced Writing . . .
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. . . .
A top retail executive with over 30 years experience, Harold Brooks has held senior-level positions in management and merchandising with . . .
A top fashion executive and a graduate of NYU, Audrey Nizen has held senior-level positions with some of the world’s . . .
As a consumer-focused strategist, Martha Olson has led the growth of some of the world’s most recognized and iconic global . . .
A respected global leader, seasoned executive, and FTSE 100 board member, Eugenia Ulasewicz is a strong business strategist and operator, . . .
Gallatin faculty recipients of the University Distinguished Teaching Award are (from most recent): Karen Hornick, e. Frances White, Julie Malnig, Laura Slatkin, Stacy Pies, Michael Dinwiddie, George Shulman, Steve Hutkins, and Sharon Friedman.
Affiliated faculty organizations include Global Design NYU (GDNYU), History of Science and Science Studies at NYU, Iranian Studies Initiative (ISI-NYU), and Theater Without Borders.