Council Faculty


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Fields of Interest
Bruce Ackerman's picture Bruce Ackerman
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
Political philosophy; Constitutional law; Public policy
Julia Adams's picture Julia Adams
Margaret H. Marshall Professor of Sociology
Comparative and Historical Sociology; Culture/Knowledge; Family/Gender/Sexuality; Global, Regional and Transnational Sociology; Political Sociology and Social Movements
Jennifer Allen's picture Jennifer Allen
Associate Professor of History
Modern German history; cultural history of modern Europe; theories and practices of memory; grassroots activism; the politics of space; Europe after the Cold War
Marnix Amand's picture Marnix Amand
Senior Lecturer
international trade; European Union; economics
Sergei Antonov's picture Sergei Antonov
Assistant Professor
Russia after 1800 and Soviet Union; Russian and comparative legal history; Russian serfdom; global history of capitalism and credit; crime & criminal justice; secret political police; elites & power
Paris Aslanidis's picture Paris Aslanidis
Lecturer in Hellenic Studies and Political Science
Populism and its nexus with social mobilization; Greek politics and history
Jonathan Bach's picture Jonathan Bach
Professor, Global Studies Program, The New School, New York
Contemporary Germany, post-socialist Europe, memory politics, urban space, post-Mao China, social change
Lauren Benton's picture Lauren Benton
Barton M. Biggs Professor of History and Professor of Law
Comparative empires; history of international law; Atlantic history; global and international history; British and Iberian empires
Dirk Bergemann's picture Dirk Bergemann
Douglass and Marion Campbell Professor of Economics and Computer Science
Game Theory, Industrial organization, Learning and information acquisition in markets, Dynamic contracts
Paola Bertucci's picture Paola Bertucci
Associate Professor of History and History of Medicine
Enlightenment; cultural history of technology in the early modern world, cultures of collecting and display; artisanal knowledge, the early modern body, scientific travel, material culture
R Howard Bloch's picture R Howard Bloch
Sterling Professor of French
Medieval literature and social history; legal, economic, familial, and political institutions; humor and the fabliaux; gender and the rise of Western romantic love; the history of the discipline of Medieval Studies
Edyta Bojanowska's picture Edyta Bojanowska
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
19th century Russian literature and intellectual history, empire and nation in Russian culture, post-colonial and settler colonialism studies, history of globalization, ideology, travel writing, theories of the spatial turn, Central European literatures, especially Polish
Marijeta Bozovic's picture Marijeta Bozovic
Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Film and Media Studies; Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
20th- and 21st-century Russian and East European literatures and cultures; avant-gardes, politics, and poetics; diasporas and transnational cultures; translation and remediation; Danube and Black Sea studies; digital humanities, new media, and cultural networks
David Bromwich's picture David Bromwich
Sterling Professor of English
Romantic criticism and poetry; eighteenth-century politics and moral philosophy
Molly Brunson's picture Molly Brunson
Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures; History of Art
Modern Russian culture; the literature and visual art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on the recurrent realisms that emerged in imperial Russia and the Soviet Union
Paul Bushkovitch's picture Paul Bushkovitch
Reuben Post Halleck Professor of History
Russia to 1800; Russian foreign policy, Orthodoxy, and empire
Francesco Casetti's picture Francesco Casetti
Sterling Professor of Humanities and Film and Media Studies
Semiotics of film and television, in particular about genres, intertextuality, and enunciation
Jinyi Chu's picture Jinyi Chu
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Russo-Chinese cultural relations; Russian modernist culture; comparative socialist culture; globalization and cosmopolitanism; geography and empire-building; World Literature; poetry and poetics; historical fiction; science fiction; memory and narrative; translation studies.
Carolyn J. Dean's picture Carolyn J. Dean
Charles J. Stille Professor of History and French
Cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe; history of gender and sexuality; genocide studies and the Holocaust of European Jewry
Irina Dolgova's picture Irina Dolgova
Senior Lector II in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Applied linguistics, second language acquisition
Marcela Echeverri's picture Marcela Echeverri
Associate Professor
History of social sciences, gender and nationalism; political theory and state formation; Spanish empire and Atlantic world; Revolutionary Age, race and ethnicity; slavery and abolition; twentieth-century Latin American social thought
Carlos Eire's picture Carlos Eire
T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies
Early modern Europe; Intellectual, social, cultural & religious history; Protestant Reformation; Catholic Reformation (Spain, France, Germany)
Fatima El-Tayeb's picture Fatima El-Tayeb
Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Race, Migration, Nationalism, Memory, Gender & Sexuality, Art & Activism, Comparative Diasporas, African Diaspora, Muslim Diaspora, Roma & Sinti, Colonialism, Black Mediterranean. Europe comparative, Northwest Europe, Germany, Netherlands
Marcel Elias's picture Marcel Elias
Assistant Professor of English
the literature and history of medieval England and Europe more generally, often within a broader Mediterranean context.
Emily Erikson's picture Emily Erikson
Associate Professor and Joseph C. Fox Director of the Fox International Fellowship
Social Networks, Economic Development, Comparative Historical Sociology, Theory, Globalization
Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez's picture Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez
Assistant Professor of Economics
Economic history, Industrial organization, Environmental economics, Economic theory, Political economy
Hussein Fancy's picture Hussein Fancy
Associate Professor of History
Medieval European and Islamic History; Medieval Iberia and North Africa; Social History; Intellectual History; Economic History; Legal History; Latin and Arabic Paleography
Paul Franks's picture Paul Franks
Robert F. and Patricia Weis Professor of Philosophy and Judaic Studies, and Professor of Religious Studies
Kant, German Idealism, Post-Kantian Analytic Philosophy, Neo-Kantianism and Phenomenology, Jewish Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Philosophy of the Human Sciences
Paul Freedman's picture Paul Freedman
Chester D. Tripp Professor of History
Medieval social history, the history of Catalonia, comparative studies of the peasantry, trade in luxury products, and the history of cuisine
Bryan Garsten's picture Bryan Garsten
Professor of Political Science and Humanities
John Geanakoplos's picture John Geanakoplos
James Tobin Professor of Economics
Mathematical economics; microeconomic theory; economic theory; social security
Marion Gehlker's picture Marion Gehlker
Senior Lector II in German
Yale Advanced German Courses Coordinator, Yale German Study Abroad Coordinator
Bruce Gordon's picture Bruce Gordon
Titus Street Professor of Divinity and Professor of History and of Religious Studies
Early German Reformation; History of Christianity; European religious cultures of the late-medieval and early modern periods; the Reformation
Philip Gorski's picture Philip Gorski
Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies
European religious cultures of the late-medieval and early modern periods, with a particular interest in the Reformation and its reception
Fadila Habchi's picture Fadila Habchi
Samuel Hodgkin's picture Samuel Hodgkin
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Central Eurasian Languages and Literatures; Cultural History; Literary Theory; Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures; Modernism; Poetry; Russian and Slavic Studies; Translation.
Krystyna Illakowicz's picture Krystyna Illakowicz
Senior Lector I in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Polish language and culture in the global context; theatre and language acquisition; theatre; film; Polish and European modernity; Polish women and history
Maria Kaliambou's picture Maria Kaliambou
Senior Lector in Hellenic Studies
Folk narrative (with a specialization in folktales); popular literature; history of books; history and theory of folklore studies; Southeast European cultural studies; European philhellenism
Alice Kaplan's picture Alice Kaplan
Sterling Professor of French
Specialist of 20th century France. She works at the intersection of literature and history, using a method that allies archival research with textual analysis. Her teaching and research have focused on the Second World War, the Liberation, and the Algerian War, and on the writers Céline, Proust, and Camus
Paul Kennedy's picture Paul Kennedy
J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History
Great power relations, 19th & 20th centuries; Military & naval history; British foreign & imperial history; Contemporary global security issues; United Nations history
Egor Lazarev's picture Egor Lazarev
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Comparative Politics Law and Society Political Violence Post-Soviet Politics Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research
Mordechai Levy-Eichel's picture Mordechai Levy-Eichel
Political Theory
John MacKay's picture John MacKay
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Film and Media Studies
Russian, English, German, French, and Spanish literature; history and theory of cinema; interpretive methodologies; Russian and Soviet film; media studies; Marxism and Marxist theory; non-fiction and experimental film; Russian and Soviet culture; theories of kinship; comparative slavery studies
Ivan Marcus's picture Ivan Marcus
Frederick P. Rose Professor of History and Professor of Religious Studies
History of the Jews in medieval Europe; History of Jewish culture; Jewish-Christian relations; Jewish mysticism & pietism; The Jews & Islam
Millicent Marcus's picture Millicent Marcus
Professor of Italian Language and Literature
Italian culture from the interdisciplinary perspectives of literature, history, and film
Isabela Mares's picture Isabela Mares
Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science
comparative politics and political economy, including democratization, clientelism and corruption, taxation and fiscal capacity development, social policy reforms in both developed and developing countries
Stefanie Markovits's picture Stefanie Markovits
Professor of English
English literature of the long Nineteenth Century, both Romantic and Victorian, both poetry and the novel; German classical literature (especially Goethe and Schiller), aesthetic theory, war and literature, and genre theory
Alan Mikhail's picture Alan Mikhail
Chace Family Professor of History
HGS 238 (DUS); RKZ 440
Middle East, Early Modern Muslim World, Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Environmental History, Early Modern History, History of Medicine
Feisal Mohamed's picture Feisal Mohamed
Professor of English
Samuel Moyn's picture Samuel Moyn
Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History
International law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought, 20th-century European moral and political theory
Constantine Muravnik's picture Constantine Muravnik
Senior Lector II in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Second language acquisition and multimedia teaching materials; Nabokov’s art and thought; Philosophical aspects of literature; Russian poetry
Isaac Nakhimovsky's picture Isaac Nakhimovsky
Associate Professor of History and Humanities
Intellectual history of Europe since the 17th century; history of political thought; historiography of international law and political economy
Fatima Naqvi's picture Fatima Naqvi
Elias W. Leavenworth Professor of German; Chair of Film and Media Studies; Chair of the European Studies Council
German film from Weimar to the present, Austrian culture from the 19th to the 21st century (literature, film, architecture), Post-1945 literature from the German-speaking world, Spatial theory, Landscape studies, Affect theory, Media studies
William Nordhaus's picture William Nordhaus
Sterling Professor of Economics and Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Macroeconomics, Environmental economics, Resource economics
Paul North's picture Paul North
Professor of German
Literature and other media, continental philosophy, literary and critical theory
Cormac O'Dea's picture Cormac O'Dea
Assistant Professor of Economics
Household wealth, saving and pension policy; Taxes, benefits and the distributional impact of spending on public services; Living standards
Giulia Oskian's picture Giulia Oskian
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Democratic Theory; Political Philosophy; History of Political Thought
Mark A. Peterson's picture Mark A. Peterson
Edmund S. Morgan Professor of History
Early North America and the Atlantic world
Ayesha Ramachandran's picture Ayesha Ramachandran
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Early modern European literature and cultural history; Renaissance poetry; history of science and technology (sixteenth and seventeenth century); cartography and literature; early modern empires and international law; history of philosophy; Europe and the Indo-Islamic world
Bill Rankin's picture Bill Rankin
Associate Professor
The physical and earth sciences since the mid-19th century; military, industrial, and governmental science; history of cartography; science and architecture; visual studies; environmental history
Carolyn Roberts's picture Carolyn Roberts
Assistant Professor
Medicine and slavery in the Atlantic world; race, medicine, and science; history of medicine in Africa and the African diaspora; health and protest in African American history; non-Western medicine and global health.
Douglas Rogers's picture Douglas Rogers
Professor of Anthropology
Political and economic anthropology; natural resources (especially oil) and energy; the anthropology of religion and ethics; cultural production; historical anthropology; and socialist societies and their postsocialist trajectories
Claire Roosien's picture Claire Roosien
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Modern Russian and Eurasian History and Culture, Islamic History and Culture, Medieval and Modern Central Asia, Modern Middle East, Gender History and Theory.
Pierre Saint-Amand's picture Pierre Saint-Amand
Benjamin F. Barge Professor of French
research interests in the literature of the eighteenth-century, the philosophy of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and literary criticism and theory
Maurice Samuels's picture Maurice Samuels
Betty Jane Anlyan Professor of French
The literature and culture of nineteenth-century France and in Jewish Studies
Kenneth Scheve's picture Kenneth Scheve
Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs and FAS Dean of Social Sciences
Comparative Politics International Relations Political Economy Quantitative Methods
Nari Shelekpayev's picture Nari Shelekpayev
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Marci Shore's picture Marci Shore
Associate Professor of History
European cultural & intellectual history
Timothy Snyder's picture Timothy Snyder
Richard C. Levin Professor of History
Modern Eastern Europe
A.L. Steiner's picture A.L. Steiner
Senior Critic and Director of Galleries and Exhibitions
Peter Swenson's picture Peter Swenson
Charlotte Marion Saden Professor of Political Science and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Comparative political economy of labor markets and social welfare in Europe and the United States
George Syrimis's picture George Syrimis
Lecturer, Hellenic Studies and Religious Studies
Music and national identity; religion and literature; cultural studies; reception studies; gender and sexuality
Julia Titus's picture Julia Titus
Senior Lector II in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Second language acquisition, heritage learners’ language development, multimedia teaching materials, Russian theater and music
Katie Trumpener's picture Katie Trumpener
Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English
The history of the British and European novel; anglophone fiction (especially Scotland, Ireland, Canada); European film history; literature’s relationship to social and cultural history, visual culture and music; nationalism, regionalism and traditionalism’; literature/culture of WWI, WWII and the Cold War; history of children’s literature 18th C-present; women novelists
Jesús Velasco's picture Jesús Velasco
Professor of Spanish
Law and culture; Manuscript Studies and book history; Mediterranean Studies; Contemporary Critical Thought.
Miroslav Volf's picture Miroslav Volf
Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology, and Founding Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture
Systematic Theology; Political Theology; Community Organizing; Ecclesiology; Interfaith dialogue; Globalization.
Kirk Wetters's picture Kirk Wetters
Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures
The intertwined genealogies of literary and critical theory in connection to questions of method in the humanities and social sciences
James Whitman's picture James Whitman
Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law
Comparative law, criminal law, and legal history
Fabrizio Zilibotti's picture Fabrizio Zilibotti
Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics
Development Economics; Macroeconomics; Political Economy; Economic Development of China; Economic Growth; Human Capital, Parenting and Education.