Faculty

Decter, Jonathan
Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies
Expertise: Sephardic studies.

Engerman, David
Professor of History
Expertise: History of American foreign policy. American intellectual and cultural history. International history and American history in transnational contexts.

Gaskins, Richard
Proskauer Chair in Law and Social Welfare
Expertise: American legal culture. Legal rhetoric. Environmental policy. Law, social policy and philosophy.

Lanser, Susan
Professor of English, Women's and Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature
Expertise: 18th- and 19th-century British and French studies. Women writers. The novel. Women's studies and lesbian/gay studies. Comparative literature.

Lenowitz, Jeffrey, Assistant Professor of Politics, Expertise:Political theory. History of political thought. Legal philosophy. Constitutional theory and design.

Lumbard, Joseph
Assistant Professor of Classical Islam, Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies
Expertise: Islamic studies

Marusic, Jennifer (on leave 2014-2015)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Expertise: History of Modern Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, Logic.

Miller, Robin Feuer
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
Expertise: The novel in Russia and Europe of the 19th century. The short story in Russia. The literature of childhood.

Moran, Kathleen
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Expertise: Ethics/moral philosophy; Kant.

Plotz, John
Professor of English
Expertise: Victorian literature, the novel, politics and aesthetics.

Powelstock, David
Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature
Expertise: Modern Russian literature, modern Czech literature, Russian and Czech languages, comparative literature, literary theory, translation studies.

Rosenberger, Chandler
Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology
Expertise: Comparative Politics, Nationalism, Sociology of Religion

Sheppard, Eugene
Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought
Expertise: Research is in modern Jewish intellectual history with a special interest in modern German Jewish thought, and the impact of European Jewish refugees on the American public sphere and academy.

Sherman, David
Assistant Professor of English
Expertise: Modernism, Contemporary British, Narrative Theory, Continental Philosophy, Elegy, Trauma and Witnessing.

Yack, Bernard
Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy
Expertise: Political theory. History of political thought. Nationalism. Cultural pluralism.