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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.

Zeynep Celik Alexander

Art History and Archaeology

Hiba Bou Akar

Urban Planning

Eileen Gillooly

English and Comparative Literature

Marguerite Holloway

Science and Environmental Journalism

Joseph A. Howley

Classics and Chair, Literature Humanities

David C. Johnston

Political Science

Brian Larkin


Eugenia Lean

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Katharina Pistor

Comparative Law

Samuel K. Roberts

History and Sociomedical Sciences

Joerg M. Schaefer

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Paul Scolieri


Barnard College

Benjamin Steege

Music and Chair, Music Humanities

Jennifer A Wenzel

English and Comparative Literature; Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies