The Governing Board of the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities comprises Columbia University and Barnard College faculty working across a range of disciplines and schools. Together they lead the Society and its activities, including annually selecting and mentoring Fellows, participating in workshops and lectures, and otherwise supporting and guiding the mission of the SOF/Heyman.

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Nadia Abu El-Haj


Barnard College

Hiba Bou Akar

Urban Planning

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Noam M. Elcott

Art History

Eileen Gillooly

English and Comparative Literature

Kaiama L. Glover

French and Africana Studies

Barnard College

Rishi Goyal

Emergency Medicine and Medical Humanities and Ethics

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Turkuler Isiksel

Political Science

David C. Johnston

Political Science

Brian Larkin


Barnard College

Eugenia Lean

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dorothea von Mücke

Germanic Languages

Katharina Pistor

Comparative Law

Columbia Law School

Alessandra Russo

Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Joerg M. Schaefer

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Joanna Stalnaker

Department of French