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

Governing Board Chair (2021–Present)

James Adams

Governing Board Member (2010–2012)

Michael Agnew

Governing Board Member (2004–2006)

Manan Ahmed

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Alexander Alberro

Governing Board Member (2018–2021)

Paul Anderer

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Mark M. Anderson

Governing Board Member (1996–2004)

Jonathan Arac

Governing Board Member (2001–2004)

David Armitage

Governing Board Member (2000–2004)

Peter Awn*

Governing Board Member (1991–1992, 1994–1997, 1998–1999, 2000–2004)

Roger Bagnall

Governing Board Member (1996–2000)

Zainab Bahrani

Governing Board Member (2006–2010)

Hilary Ballon*

Fellow (1985–1986)

Governing Board Member (1994–1996)

Teodolinda Barolini

Governing Board Member (1998–2000)

Kelly Barry

Governing Board Member (2004–2006)

Hyman Bass

Governing Board Member (1995–1997)

Courtney Bender

Governing Board Member (2011–2014)

Ian Bent

Governing Board Member (1997–2003)

Barry Bergdoll

Governing Board Member (2005–2006)

Akeel Bilgrami

Fellow (1983–1985)

Governing Board Member (2004–2011)

Richard Billows

Governing Board Member (1994–1995)

Irene Bloom*

Fellow (1976–1978)

Governing Board Member (1997–1999)

Marcellus Blount*

Governing Board Member (1995–1996)

Hiba Bou Akar

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Susan Boynton

Governing Board Member (2004–2006, 2010–2011, 2012–2013)

Alan Brinkley*

Governing Board Member (2000–2004)

Christopher L. Brown

Governing Board Member (2008–2017)

Richard Bulliet

Governing Board Member (1996–2004)

Richard Bushman

Governing Board Member (1998–2004)

Caroline Bynum

Governing Board Member (1991–1996)

Tina Campt

Governing Board Member (2015–2018)

David Cannadine

Governing Board Member (1992–1997)

Antoine Compagnon

Governing Board Member (1992–2004)

Joseph Connors

Governing Board Member (1992–1993, 1995–2004)

James Coulter

Governing Board Member (1991–1993)

Jonathan Crary

Fellow (1987–1989)

Governing Board Member (1997–2004, 2010–2012)

Julie Crawford

Governing Board Member (2014–2018)

Jenny Davidson

Governing Board Member (2006–2009)

Wm Theodore de Bary*

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Victoria de Grazia

Governing Board Member (1994–2004)

Mark DeBellis

Fellow (1988–1990)

Governing Board Member (1991–1992, 1995–2000)

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Governing Board Member (2014–2017)

Kathy H. Eden

Governing Board Member (1995–1997, 2000–2004)

Noam M. Elcott

Governing Board Member (2021–Present, ex-officio)

Matthew Engelke

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Pierre Force

Governing Board Member (2001–2005)

David Freedberg

Governing Board Member (1991–1995)

Walter Frisch

Governing Board Member (1992–2005)

Giuseppe Gerbino

Governing Board Member (2017–2018)

Eileen Gillooly

Executive Director (2021–Present, ex-officio)

Kaiama L. Glover

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Lydia Goehr

Governing Board Member (1996–2004)

Robert Gooding-Williams

Governing Board Member (2017–2020)

Rishi Goyal

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Patricia Grieve

Governing Board Member (1994–1997, 1998–1999, 2000–2014)

Richard F. Gustafson

Governing Board Member (1991–1997)

Bernard E. Harcourt

Governing Board Member (2015–2018)

Robert Harrist

Governing Board Member (2002–2003)

David Helfand

Governing Board Member (1996–1999)

Ellie Hisama

Governing Board Member (2014–2017)

Jean Howard

Governing Board Member (1992–2001)

Martha Howell

Governing Board Member (1996–2000)

Andreas Huyssen

Governing Board Member (1992–2004)

Robert Hymes

Governing Board Member (1994–2004, 2005–2008, 2009–2012)

Turkuler Isiksel

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Eleanor Johnson

Governing Board Member (2013–2016)

David C. Johnston

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Matthew L. Jones

Governing Board Member (2005–2008, 2011–2012, 2013–2016)

Natalie B. Kampen*

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Eric Kandel

Governing Board Member

Donald Keene*

Governing Board Member (1991–1992)

Shamus Khan

Governing Board Member (2016–2019)

Rob King

Governing Board Member (2015–2018)

Patricia Kitcher

Governing Board Member (2017–2018)

Philip Kitcher

Governing Board Member (2004–2006)

Holger Klein

Governing Board Member (2003–2004, 2011–2014)

Adam Kosto

Governing Board Member (2006–2009)

Karl Kroeber*

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Richard F. Kuhns

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Elisabeth Ladenson

Governing Board Member (2008–2011)

Brian Larkin

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Elizabeth Leake

Governing Board Member (2011–2014)

Eugenia Lean

Governing Board Member (2021–2016, 2019–Present)

Claudio Lomnitz

Governing Board Member (2006–2010)

David Lurie

Governing Board Member (2012–2015)

John Ma

Governing Board Member (2017–2020)

Alfred Mac Adam

Governing Board Member (1992–2000)

Wolfgang Mann

Governing Board Member (2004–2006)

Sharon Marcus

Governing Board Member (2018–2021)

Steven Marcus*

Governing Board Member (1991–1993)

Reinhold Martin

Chair of the Governing Board (2014–2020)

Felix Martinez-Bonati

Governing Board Member (1991–1992)

Mark Mazower

Governing Board Member (2011–2019)

Martin Meisel

Governing Board Member (1994–2004)

Brinkley Messick

Governing Board Member (2004–2006)

Frank J. Miller

Governing Board Member (1996–2000)

Monica Miller

Governing Board Member (2011–2014)

James V. Mirollo

Governing Board Member (1991–1995)

Michele Moody-Adams

Governing Board Member (2012–2015)

Keith Moxey

Governing Board Member (1995–2004)

Samuel Moyn

Governing Board Member (2010–2013)

Dorothea von Mücke

Governing Board Member (2021–2000, 2019–Present)

Molly Murray

Governing Board Member (2008–2011)

Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Governing Board Member (2012–2015)

Alondra Nelson

Governing Board Member (2013–2016)

Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier

Governing Board Member (2017–2019)

Esther Pasztory

Fellow (1980–1982)

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Susan Pedersen

Governing Board Member (2004–2005)

John Pemberton

Governing Board Member (2001–2004)

Katharina Pistor

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Thomas Pogge

Governing Board Member (1992–1998)

Sheldon Pollock

Governing Board Member (2006–2009)

Cathy L. Popkin

Governing Board Member (1997–2000, 2001–2004)

Elizabeth Povinelli

Governing Board Member (2010–2013)

Wayne Proudfoot

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Eugene F. Rice*

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Michael Riffaterre*

Governing Board Member (1991–2004)

Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco

Governing Board Member (2014–2016)

David Rosand*

Governing Board Member (1996–1997)

Alessandra Russo

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

Emmanuelle Saada

Carnoy Family Program Chair for Contemporary Civilization (2019–2021, ex-officio)

George Saliba

Governing Board Member (1991–1996)

Joerg M. Schaefer

Governing Board Member (2021–Present)

James Schamus

Governing Board Member (2018–2021)

Melissa Schwartzberg

Governing Board Member (2008–2011)

David Scott

Governing Board Member (2016–2019)

Michael Seidel

Governing Board Member (2004–2005)

James Shapiro

Governing Board Member (2000–2004)

Haruo Shirane

Governing Board Member (1992–1996)

Allan Silver*

Governing Board Member (1991–2005)

Elaine Sisman

Chair, Music Humanities (2021–Present, ex-officio)

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan

Governing Board Member (2016–2019)

Elliott Skinner*

Governing Board Member (1991–1999)

Jacob W. Smit*

Governing Board Member (1991–1992, 1994–1997, 2000–2005)

Pamela H. Smith

Governing Board Member (2018–2021)

Josef Sorett

Governing Board Member (2017–2020)

Joanna Stalnaker

Governing Board Member (2021–Present, ex-officio)

Michael Stanislawski

Governing Board Member (2006–2010)

Fritz Stern*

Governing Board Member (1991–1992)

Paul H. Strohm

Governing Board Member (2004–2006)

Mark Taylor

Governing Board Member (2006–2010)

John Tresch

Fellow (2000–2002)

Governing Board Member (2001–2002)

Mark Tucker*

Governing Board Member (1996–1997)

Nadia Urbinati

Governing Board Member (2005–2008)

Gauri Viswanathan

Fellow (1986–1988)

Governing Board Member (2000–2004)

Katja Vogt

Governing Board Member (2009–2012)

Katharina Volk

Governing Board Member (2015–2017)

Mark von Hagen*

Governing Board Member (1992–1996)

David Wang

Governing Board Member (1999–2002)

Jennifer Wenzel

Governing Board Member (2016–2019)

Gareth Williams

Governing Board Member (2021–2010, 2017–Present)

Gwendolyn Wright

Governing Board Member (1991–1995)