Seminars & Mini-Seminars

2020 Session | Seminars & Mini-Seminars

Six-Week Seminars


Matthew Engelke
Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, Columbia University

Formalist Methods, Political Consequences

Caroline Levine
David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of the Humanities and Picket Family Chair of the English Department, Cornell University

Epistemology of the Archive and the Practice of Archival History

Marina Rustow
Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Professor of History, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Director of the Geniza Lab and Director of the Near East Program, Princeton University

Whiteness and the Phenomenology of Racial Embodiment

George Yancy
Professor of Philosophy, Emory University; Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College


Infinity, Nothingness, and the Un/doing of Self

Karen Barad
Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Mystical Modernity: Reading Walter Benjamin Through Ali Shariati

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
Professor of Near Eastern Studies and
Director of the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gold Studies, Princeton University

Persons and the Unity of Mind

Béatrice Longuenesse
Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver and Enid Silver Winslow Professor of Philosophy, New York University

Humanists in the Future of Evolutionary Science

Gary Tomlinson
John Hay Whitney Professor of Music and Humanities and Director of the Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University

Visiting Guest Lecturers

My Passage to India and Nepal: a Philosopher’s Journey

Anita Allen
Vice Provost for Faculty and Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

From the Outside Looking In

Heather Love
Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

Revisiting the Case Against Reparation

Carolyn Rouse
Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Princeton University

Other Cosmopolitans, China and Beyond

Haiping Yan
Professor of Cross-Cultural Studies and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China