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Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee is charged with determining pertinent themes, driven by our humanities departments and faculty. Made up of Department Heads and Center Directors, this committee works to mobilize existing faculty energy and to coordinate the Institute with graduate and undergraduate curricula. 

Kathryn Sophia Belle
Associate Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies
Interim Head, African American Studies
Director, Africana Research Center

Cathleen Cahill
Walter L. Ferree and Helen P. Ferree Professor in Middle American History
Acting Director, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center

Tina Chen
Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies
Founding Director, Global Asias Initiative 

Charlotte Eubanks
Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies
Head, Department of Comparative Literature

Eric Hayot
Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies
Director, Center of Humanities and Information

Mark Morrison
Liberal Arts Professor of English
Head, Department of English