Columbia University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The New Humanities Faculty Salons

Please join Division of Humanities Dean Sarah Cole in welcoming our newest colleagues from across the division.  

Hosted by the Division of Humanities in the Arts and Sciences and co-sponsored by the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, the New Humanities Faculty Salons are an opportunity to meet new faculty members as they join the Columbia Humanities community.  Learn more about our new faculty members and their research in a casual setting, over drinks and snacks.  By bringing together scholars from across the Division, we hope to open conversations across the wider Humanities community.  

Salons will be held at the Heyman Center for the Humanities.  More information on dates and times will be announced soon.  All interested faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.









Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos, Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos is an assistant professor of Latin American and Iberian cultures. His research, teaching, and curatorial projects concentrate on modern and contemporary artistic practices, with special attention to their literary and visual manifestations in Latin America.  His current book project, tentatively titled Almost the Same But Not Quite–The Prosthetic Condition in Latin American Artistic Practices, studies works of art that simultaneously feature literary and visual components, and that were produced in the region after 1980. 

Amy Hungerford, English and Comparative Literature

Amy Hungerford, the Ruth Fulton Benedict Professor of English and Comparative Literature, currently serves as Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. A scholar of American literature, her first two monographs explore literary engagements with genocide and with religion in the 20th century. Her most recent book, Making Literature Now, examines how social networks—both virtual and traditional—shape contemporary writers’ creative choices and the choices we make about reading. Her current research and writing is about the sociable qualities of solitude. 

Mark Lipovetsky, Slavic Languages

Mark Lipovetsky's research interests include such subjects as post-Soviet culture, Russian postmodernism, post-Soviet drama, late Soviet nonconformist culture, and tricksters in Soviet culture. He has edited 5 volumes of Dmitry Prigov’s collected works and currently is working on his critical biography. Lipovetsky’s works were nominated for the Russian Little Booker Prize (1997) and short-listed for the Andrey Bely Prize (2008).  In 2014, Lipovetsky received an award of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages for the outstanding contribution to scholarship.

Alan Ross, Classics

Alan Ross's research lies at the intersection of literary and historical studies in Late Antiquity. His first book, Ammianus’ Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae, offered a narratological and intertextual study of the last great work of Latin historiography, and he has also published a number of articles on satire, hagiography, the novel, and epideictic oratory in the fourth century. His current book project focuses on Greek political rhetoric under the sons of Constantine.