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Executive Committee

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies

Leslie Adelson’s teaching and research concentrate on German literature from 1945 to the present and additionally reflect interdisciplinary as well as transnational approaches to culture and history.

Professor, Architectural Theory

Esra Akcan is the Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory in the Department of Architecture. Her scholarly work on a geopolitically conscious global history of urbanism and architecture inspires her teaching.

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Annetta Alexandridis' research interests include Roman sculpture, Greek myth and iconography, archaeology and its media (photography, plaster casts), gender studies, animal studies. 

Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. Her expertise lies in the area of extreme and exclusionary forms of nationalism, such as fascism and right-wing populist politics, and the threats that these phenomena pose to democratic political culture and governance.

President White Professor of History and Political Science

Matthew Evangelista teaches courses in international and comparative politics. His current teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between gender, nationalism, and war; ethical and legal issues in international affairs (particularly, just war theory and international humanitaria

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Maria Goula is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her research focuses on coastal tourism, especially coastal dynamics and the interpretation and reinvention of leisure patterns.

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Gail Holst-Warhaft is an adjunct professor in the Departments of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies. Her research interests include translation, modern Greek literature and music, Greek literature from antiquity to the present, water, and culture.

Associate Professor, English

Philip Lorenz received his PhD from New York University. His teaching and research focus on English and Spanish literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in relation to problems of sovereignty and political theology.

CO+POS Director and Associate Professor, History

Mostafa Minawi studies different forms of imperialism in the Middle East and Northeast Africa at the turn of the 20th century. He is the director of Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies (CO+POS) at the Einaudi Center.

Associate Professor, Science and Technology

Suman Seth works on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of science and medicine. His interests include the history of medicine, race, and colonialism, the physical sciences (particularly quantum theory), & gender and science.