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Welcome to the All-Community People page. Here you will find bios for our faculty as well as currrent students and BA and MA alumni.

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 . . .

Joseph Lamar Lewis

MA '07

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

Leon Grek

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

John Ridley

BA '87

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Mélanie Heydari

Part-time Faculty

Mélanie Heydari received her PhD in postcolonial literature from the Sorbonne, Paris, in 2012. She has lectured on her researches . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Ian Morgan

Part-time Faculty

Ian Morgan is the Associate Artistic Director of The New Group, where in addition to his work on the mainstage . . .

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 . . .

Nina Edwards Anker

Part-time Faculty

Nina Edwards Anker is an architect, designer, and writer, whose teaching interests revolve around sustainable design. She received her PhD . . .

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Part-time Faculty

Darrel Alejandro Holnes is a poet and playwright from Panama City, Panama, and the former Panama Canal Zone. His plays . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Orna Ophir

Part-time Faculty

Orna Ophir is the author of Psychosis, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Postwar America: On the Borderland of Madness (Resling, 2013; . . .

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 . . .

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; . . .

Maria Cabrera Arus

Part-time Faculty

María A. Cabrera Arús studies the impact of fashion and domestic material culture on regime stability and legitimation, especially in . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

E. Frances White

Professor Emerita of Individualized Study and Social and Cultural Analysis

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

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 . . .

Jennifer Clement


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

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. . . .

Molly Kleiman

Part-time Faculty

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Mia Wong

BA Candidate - Models & Method: Critiquing the Way we Conceptualize the World

Mia was born in Hong Kong and grew up in New Jersey. When searching for colleges, Gallatin stood out . . .

LZ Granderson

BA Candidate - The Architecture of Education

LZ, who hails from Chicago, Illinois, is developing a concentration at Gallatin that brings together the disciplines of architecture, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Jude Webre

Part-time Faculty

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 . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Tracy Gardner

Guess Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business

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. . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Aviva Slesin

Part-time Faculty

Aviva Slesin is an Academy Award-winning documentary producer and director. Her feature-length documentaries include: The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

Dan Dawson

Part-time Faculty

C. Daniel Dawson has lectured at the House of World Cultures-Berlin, the Kit Tropenmuseum-Amsterdam, the University of California-Berkeley, University of . . .

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 . . .

Stephen Duncombe

Professor

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

Julie Avina

New Part-time Faculty

Since 2005, Julie Avina has served in numerous roles at NYU, including as Executive Director for Opportunity Programs, Associate Vice . . .

Sandra Manzanares

MA Candidate - The Art & Science of Storytelling

Sandra Manzanares is a writer and filmmaker. She earned a BA in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University, . . .

Desiree Fernandes

MA CANDIDATE - Musical Theatre, African Studies, and Post-Colonial Cultural Identity

Desiree earned a BA in Theatre, Linguistics and Psychology from Northeastern University. During her time as an undergraduate, she . . .

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 . . .

Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Associate Professor

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

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 . . .

Luis Aguasviva

MA Candidate

Luis is dedicated to service by aiding diverse urban communities in achieving empowerment. He earned his BA in History . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

Terence Culver

Part-time Faculty

Keyli Peralta

BA Candidate - Writing for Social Justice

Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Keyli chose to come to Gallatin because she was excited about having the power to . . .

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 . . .

Nick Likos

Part-time Faculty

Nick Likos is NYU Gallatin’s Chief Information and Operations Officer. He is responsible for the operational management of technology, communications, . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Andrew Romig

Associate Professor

Andrew Romig is a professor of European medieval studies, specializing in the transformations of culture and society during the Carolingian . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Jessie Austrian

Part-time Faculty

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Doris Gonzalez

MA Candidate

Doris moved to New York City from the US-Mexico border where she was born and raised. She graduated summa . . .

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 . . .

Amanda Petrusich

Clinical Assistant Professor

Amanda Petrusich is the author of several books about music, including Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive . . .

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 . . .

Hallie Franks

Associate Professor

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

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 . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Part-time Faculty

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a geographer and writer whose work often focuses on race, place, and culture. He is the author . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

Bill Caspary

Part-time Faculty

Bill Caspary holds BS and MS degrees in physics and a PhD in political science. His activism in the peace . . .

Martha Bowers

Part-time Faculty

Martha Bowers focuses on the use of the performing arts for social change. She has taught at numerous colleges and . . .

Meena Kandasamy

Global Faculty in Residence

Meena Kandasamy combines her love for the written word with the struggle for social justice through poetry, translation, fiction and . . .

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 . . .

Cynthia Allen

Part-time Faculty

Cynthia Allen is president of Lightning New Media, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving arts archives on the Internet-professional . . .

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 . . .

Maysam Taher

Part-time Faculty

Maysam Taher is a PhD candidate on the Culture and Representation track of the department of Middle Eastern and Islamic . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Kate Bolick

Part-time Faculty

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

Blair Simmons

MA Candidate - Technology as Performance

Blair received her undergraduate degree at NYU's College of Arts and Science with honors in the Dramatic Literature and . . .

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; . . .

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, . . .

Leila Buck

Part-time Faculty

Leila Buck is a Lebanese-American writer, performer, and intercultural facilitator who has lived and worked in more than 20 Arab . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Kimberly DaCosta

Associate Professor

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

Sam Patwell

MA Candidate - Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction

Sam Patwell graduated from Temple university in 2012 with a BA in English. After spending a year working in . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

Ben Steinfeld

Part-time Faculty

Ben Steinfeld is an actor, director, adjunct professor and artistic associate at Gallatin and co-artistic director of the acclaimed Fiasco . . .

Lenora Champagne

Part-time Faculty

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

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 . . .

Andrea Gadberry

Assistant Professor

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

Kwami Coleman

Assistant Professor

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

Maria-Luisa Achino-Loeb

Part-time Faculty

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

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 . . .

Diana Anders

Part-time Faculty

Prior to joining Gallatin, Diana Anders taught interdisciplinary classes on analytical writing, political theory, humanitarian law and human rights at . . .

Jeff Day

Part-time Faculty

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 . . .

Steve Hutkins

Associate Professor

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

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 . . .

Marnie Brady

Part-time Faculty

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

Rosalind Fredericks

Associate Professor

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

Sophia Azeb

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

Sophia Azeb is a NYU Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow. Her current book project theorizes how blackness is articulated and mobilized by . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

David Ratzan

Part-time Faculty

David Ratzan is the Head of the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU. . . .

Lara Vapnyar

Part-time Faculty

Christina M. Squitieri

Part-time Faculty

Christina M. Squitieri is a PhD Candidate in English Literature at New York University focusing on early modern drama. Her . . .

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. . . .

Ziad Dallal

New Part-Time Faculty

Ziad Dallal is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. He studies modern Arabic . . .

Rachel Stern

BA Candidate - Concentration: Environmental Studies and Human Rights; Minor: Peace and Conflict Studies

Born and raised in New York City, Rachel was drawn to Gallatin’s interdisciplinary classes and to being a part . . .

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 . . .

William Crow

Part-time Faculty

William Crow is Educator in Charge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In that role he oversees . . .

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 . . .

Matthew Baker

Part-time Faculty

Matthew Baker is the author of Hybrid Creatures, a collection of stories written in hybrid languages, and the children’s novel . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Lisa Daily

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty

Lisa Daily’s interests focus on media, commodity culture, global capitalism, humanitarianism, and in/justice. Her current work critically analyzes an ongoing . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Alison Heslin

Part-time Faculty

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

Bojana Coklyat

MA Candidate

Bojana found herself becoming an advocate for Disability justice when she began losing her vision. Informed by her experiences . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

George Shulman

Professor

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

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 . . .

Careina Yard

MA Candidate - Film Production, Cinema Studies, Africana Studies, and Equity Studies in Education

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

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 . . .

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. . . .

Jaime Arredondo

Part-time Faculty

Jaime Arredondo has taught at NYU, the Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and The New School. Arrendondo has been . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Bella Mirabella

Associate Professor

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

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, . . .

Taylor Tracy

MA Candidate

Taylor has lived in the shadow of New York City in nearby New Jersey all her life and . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

Darren Wong-Sjarif

BA Candidate - Concentration: Innovation; Minor - Indonesian Studies

Born to a Hakka-Indonesian mother and a Cantonese-Malaysian father, Darren grew up in Singapore, speaking a mixture of English, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Irene Han

Part-time Faculty

Irene Han’s teaching and research interests include ancient political theory, critical theory, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, feminist thought, gender and sexuality. Her . . .

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 . . .

Bradley Lewis

Associate Professor

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

Nina Katchadourian

Clinical Associate Professor

Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography and public projects. Her video Accent . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Aaron Gartenberg

BA Candidate - Value and Values: The Intersection of Business and Sociology

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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. . . .

Valerie Forman

Associate Professor

Valerie Forman’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of literature, economic history, and political theory. Her first book, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Anastasiya Osipova

Part-time Faculty

Anastasiya Osipova received her PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU. Her dissertation project is about the rhetoric . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Marie Cruz Soto

Clinical Assistant Professor

Marie Cruz Soto is interested in imperial/colonial processes of becoming (i.e., in the creation and naturalization of coloniality), and in . . .

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 . . .

Jonathan Marty

BA Candidate - Urban Studies

Though Jonathan grew up in suburban Pelham, New York, cities have long been his passion. He is currently pursuing . . .

Lanny Harrison

Part-time Faculty

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

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 . . .

Nell Kirchberger

BA CANDIDATE - Bioscience and Its Perception

San Francisco native Nell decided to pursue a degree at Gallatin to explore her belief that science does not . . .

Chase Madar

Part-time Faculty

Chase Madar is an attorney, author, and journalist in New York. He is the author of The Passion of [Chelsea] . . .

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 . . .

Veda Kamra

BA Candidate - The Intersection of Social Justice and Entrepreneurship

Born in New York but raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Veda spent summers visiting Mumbai and Kolkata, India, the . . .

Eugenia Kisin

Assistant Professor

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

Jenny Kijowski

Part-time Faculty

Jenny Kijowski holds a PhD in English Literature from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has been . . .

Laura Slatkin

Professor

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

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 . . .

Jessie Male

Part-time Faculty

Jessie Male's research focuses on disability representation in contemporary memoir. Her teaching is heavily influenced by disability studies pedagogy. She . . .

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. . . .

Jamie Berthe

Administrative Director, MA Program & Associate Faculty

Jamie Berthe holds a PhD from NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Her research interests revolve primarily around film, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Eric Brettschneider

Part-time Faculty

Eric Brettschneider is Acting Commissioner for the NYC Administration for Children's Services. A city and state social service official, Brettschneider . . .

Andrew Levitas

Part-time Faculty

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

Kevin Vavasseur

MA – Theater and Media Studies

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Ethan Harkness

Associate Professor

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

Rosanne Kennedy

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

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. . . .

June Foley

Writing Program Senior Director & Associate Faculty

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

Mehmet Darakcioglu

Assistant Dean for Global Programs

Mehmet Darakcıoglu is a historian of the modern Middle East with a focus on the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth . . .

Ali Mirsepassi

Professor

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Mohammed Rafi Arefin

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

Mohammed Rafi Arefin is an urban geographer whose research combines insights from urban geography, political economy, and social theory to . . .

Diane Wong

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

Diane Wong's current research focuses on intergenerational resistance to gentrification in New York, San Francisco, and Boston Chinatowns. Her work . . .

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 . . .

Nyelah Sawyer

BA Candidate - Concentration: American Domesticity; Minor: Studio Art

Nyelah came to Gallatin from Connecticut because she wanted to be at a college where having a different approach . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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. . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

Alejandro Velasco

Associate Professor

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

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 . . .

Nina Cornyetz

Professor

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

Clyde Taylor

Professor Emeritus

Clyde R. Taylor is a cultural historian whose training and experience lie mainly in literary and film studies. His teaching . . .

Kiara Soobrayan

BA Candidate - Mathematics and Economics for International Development

Currently an Americas Scholar and an NYU Presidential Intern, Kiara believes in the power of education to fundamentally change . . .

David Moore

Professor Emeritus of Individualized Study

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

Matthew Stanley

Professor

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

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, . . .

Lauren Walsh

Part-time Faculty

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

Sara Duvisac

Part-time Faculty

Sara Duvisac is a PhD candidate in Sociology and a graduate fellow at the Urban Democracy Lab at New York . . .

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. . . .

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.” . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Julie Malnig

Associate Professor

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

Jennifer Lemberg

Part-time Faculty

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

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 . . .

Jean Graybeal

Associate Professor

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

Todd Porterfield

Professor

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

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 . . .

Michelle Lee

Part-time Faculty

Michelle Lee’s research and pedagogical interests include nineteenth-century French literature and culture, Orientalism, travel writing and photography. More specifically, her . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .