Affiliated Faculty

Joseph S. Alter
Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director of the Asian Studies Center
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
India and South Asia, medical anthropology

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski 
Professor of French 
PhD, Princeton University
French medieval literature and culture, church history, female spirituality

Katherine N. Carlitz
Adjunct Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures 
PhD, University of Chicago
China, religion, law and gender, Ming literary tradition

Nancy Condee
Professor of Slavic Language and Literatures 
PhD, Yale University
Contemporary Russian culture and cultural politics, Soviet cultural politics, late Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, imperial and postcolonial theory, popular culture

Nicole Constable
UCIS Research Professor of Cultural Anthropology
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
China, modernity, ethnicity, nationalism and gender, Hakka Chinese Christian identity

Yolanda Covington-Ward
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
PhD, University of Michigan
Performance and identity, religion and politics 

Jerome Creach
Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
PhD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia (now Union-PSCE)
Old Testament theology, Psalms, Prophets

Paul Eiss
Associate Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University
PhD, University of Michigan
Latin America, ethnography and history, popular religion

Karen Gerhart
Professor of History of Art and Architecture 
PhD, University of Kansas
Japan, premodern art and ritual

Robert Hayden
Professor of Anthropology
PhD, SUNY, Buffalo
South Asia, Ethnicity, Nationalism and the State

Christina Hoenig
Assistant Professor of Classics
PhD, Cambridge University
Roman and Greek philosophical writers, 1st century BCE to Late Antiquity

Hannah Johnson
Associate Professor of English
PhD, Princeton University
Medieval Jewish-Christian relations, saints’ lives

Nicholas F. Jones 
Professor of Classics 
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Classical Athens

Katheryn M. Linduff
UCIS Research Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Archaeological Anthropology 
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Ancient Chinese and Eurasian art and archaeology

Irina Livezeanu
Associate Professor of History and Director of Jewish Studies
PhD, University of Michigan
Modern intellectual and cultural European history

Katherine A. Lynch
Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University 
PhD, Harvard University
European Christianity, family history and civil society

Ryan McDermott
Assistant Professor
PhD, Univerity of Virginia
Medieval vernacular religious literature

Lara Putnam
Associate Professor of History 
PhD, University of Michigan
Latin America, race, ethnicity and gender

Marcus Rediker
Professor of History 
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Early American history, Atlantic history

Andrew J. Strathern
Mellon Professor of Cultural Anthropology 
PhD, Cambridge University
Pacific islands, ethnography

Cecile Chu-Chun Sun 
Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures 
PhD, Indiana University
Classical Chinese literature and poetry

George H. Taylor
Associate Professor of Law 
JD, Harvard University
Legal hermeneutics

Jennifer Waldron
Associate Professor of Enlgish
PhD, Princeton University
Renaissance drama and post-Reformation religious controversy in England, ritual and performance theory

Ronald Zboray
Professor of Communiction and Director of Cultural Studies
PhD, New York University
Modern American critical print culture studies