Core Faculty

Associate Professor of History
Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies
Sayantani DasGupta
Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Narrative Medicine
Catherine Fennell
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Karl Jacoby
Co-Director, Allan Nevins Professor of American History
Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Writer in Residence at CSER
Claudio Lomnitz
Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology
Lecturer in the Discipline
Frances Negrón-Muntaner
Professor of English and Comparative Literature;Former Chief Curator of Gallery at the Center;Director, Media and Idea Lab
Mae M. Ngai
Co-Director, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History
Deborah Paredez
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Writing, School of the Arts
DUS of Latin American and Iberian Cultures; Associate Professor
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Audra Simpson
Professor of Anthropology
Professor of History
CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.
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