Affiliated Faculty and Researchers

Affiliated Faculty and Researchers


Teachers College Affiliated Faculty


Dr. Carol Benson
Associate Professor of International & Comparative Education

Office Location: 288 Grace Dodge

Dr. Mary Mendehall
Associate Professor of Practice, International and Comparative Education

Office Location: 276 Grace Dodge

Dr. Oren Pizmony-Levy
Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Education

Office Location: 370 Grace Dodge

Dr. Gita Steiner-Khamsi
Professor of Education

Office Location: 364 Grace Dodge

Dr. Sandra Schmidt
Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education

Office Location: 420 Zankel

Dr. David Hansen
Weinberg Professor in the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education Director, Program in Philosophy and Education

Office Location: 334C HMann

 
Dr. Catherine Crowley
Professor of Practice
Coordinator of Bilingual Extension Institute

Office Location: 1054 Thorndike

Dr. Kristine Roome
Associate Dean, Provost's Office

Office: 122 Zankel

Dr. Helen Verdeli
Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

Office Location: 426D Horace Mann

Columbia University Affiliated Faculty


Dr. Séverine Autesserre
Professor of Political Science Barnard College Department of Political Science

Research Interests/Focus: Peacebuilding, peacekeeping, international aid, and African civil wars, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Dr. Elleni Centime Zeleke
Assistant Professor Columbia University Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies

Research Interests/Focus: Student movements in the Horn of Africa, 20th-century state formation in Africa, as well as comparative social and political theory.

 

Dr. Yvette Christiansë
Professor of English and Africana Studies Barnard College Department of English

Research Interests/Focus: European and American abolition of African slavery that resulted in almost a century of contest over the fates of Liberated Africans—those who were freed from the holds of slave vessels between 1807 and into the early years of the Twentieth Century.

 

Dr. Zoe Crossland
Associate Professor of Anthropology Columbia University Department of Anthropology

Research Interests/Focus: Historical archaeology of Madagascar, and with evidential practices around human remains. 

Dr. Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Professor of French and Philosophy Columbia University Department of French and Romance Philology

Research Interests/Focus:  History of early modern philosophy, philosophy and Sufism in the Islamic world, African philosophy and literature, twentieth century French philosophy.

Dr. Mamadou Diouf
Leitner Family Professor of African Studies Columbia University Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies

Research Interests/Focus: Urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. 

Dr. Madeleine Dobie
Associate Professor of French Columbia University Department of French and Romance Philology

Research Interests/Focus: Francophone/postcolonial literatures and cinemas of France, the Maghreb, the Middle East and the Caribbean as well as the cultural dimensions of migration and diaspora.

Dr. Abosede George
Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Barnard College Department of History

Research Interests/Focus: development economics, political economy,

economic history and environmental economics with an African regional focus.

Dr. Kaiama Glover
Associate Professor of French Barnard College Department of French and Romance Philology

Research Interests/Focus: Francophone literature, particularly that of Haiti and the French Antilles; colonialism and postcolonialism; and sub-Saharan francophone African cinema.

Dr. Frank A. Guridy
Associate Professor Columbia University Department of History

Research Interests/Focus: Sport history, urban history, and the history of American social movements.

Dr. Macartan Humphreys
Professor of Political Science Columbia University Department of Political Science

Research Interests/Focus: Political inequality, post-conflict development, identity politics, and democratic development

Dr. Kellie Jones
Associate Professor Columbia University Department of Art History and Archaeology

Research Interests/Focus: African American and African Diaspora artists, Latinx and Latin American Artists, and issues in contemporary art and museum theory.

Dr. Kimuli Kasara
Assistant Professor Columbia University Department of Political Science

Research Interests/Focus: Ethnic demography, political violence, and distributive politics.

Dr. Brian Larkin
Tow Associate Professor for Distinguished Scholars Barnard College Department of Anthropology

Research Interests/Focus: Ethnography and history of media in Nigeria.

Elisabeth Lindenmayer
Adjunct Professor Columbia University Department of International and Public Affairs

Research Interests/Focus: Linguistics, peacekeeping operations, conflict assessment.

Dr. Mahmood Mamdani
Herbert Lehman Professor of Government Columbia University Departments of Anthropology and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Research Interests/Focus: The intersection between politics and culture, a comparative study of colonialism since 1452, the history of civil war and genocide in Africa, the Cold War and the War on Terror, and the history and theory of human rights.

Dr. Gregory Mann
Professor of History Columbia University Department of History

Research Interests/Focus: West African history.

Dr. Rosalind Morris
Professor of Anthropology Columbia University Department of Anthropology

Research Interests/Focus: The Histories and social lives—including the deaths and afterlives—produced in the interstices of industrial and resource-based capitalism in the Global South; the technological and media forms that attend or undergird these economies, and the forms of subjectivity produced in their midst.

Dr. Shana Redmond
Professor Columbia University English and Comparative Literature

Research Interests/Focus: 20th and 21st Century American and the Americas Postcolonial and Global South Africa African American and African Diaspora Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Studies Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies Literature and Music/ Jazz Studies Black Radical Historiography History and Politics Political Theory, Marxism, and Critical Social Theory Popular Culture Cultural Studies Nationalism Social Movements Carcerality

Dr. Emmanuelle Saada
Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology Columbia University Department of French and Romance Philology

Research Interests/Focus: History of the French empire in the 19th and 20th century, with a specific interest in law.

Dr. Joseph Slaughter
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature

Research Interests/Focus: Literature, law, and socio-cultural history of the Global South (particularly Latin America and Africa).

Dr. Rhiannon Stephens
Assistant Professor of History Columbia University Department of History

Research Interests/Focus: History of precolonial and early colonial East Africa from the late first millennium CE through the twentieth century.

Dr. Zoë Strother
Lecturer in Wolof and African Language Coordinator and Coordinator of the African Language Program Columbia University Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Research Interests/Focus: Central and West African art history, with a special focus on the 20th-21st centuries.

Dr. Jennifer Wenzel
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Columbia University English and Comparative Literature / Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Research Interests/Focus: Postcolonial Theory and Decolonization, African and South Asian Literatures, Environmental Humanities, Energy Studies, Science and Environmental Studies, Postcolonial and Global South, Africa, 20th and 21st Century

Dr. Mabel Wilson
Associate Professor Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation

Research Interests/Focus: Space, politics and cultural memory in black America; race and modern architecture; new technologies and the social production of space; and visual culture in contemporary art, media and film.

Affiliated Researchers


Dr. Kayum Ahmed
Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School

Division Director at the Open Society Foundations

Student Researchers


Katrina Webster

Katrina Webster is a doctoral student in the International and Comparative Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has developed academic enrichment and college prep programs for youth and has worked with the private sector, nonprofits, and multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve educational outcomes for the marginalized.

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