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

Caroline Eckhardt
Smeal Chair in Literary Theory and Comparative Criticism and
Professor of Comparative Literature and English

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

Michael Kulikowski
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Classics
Head, Department of History

Daniel Purdy
Professor of German Studies
Head, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Rachel Shelden
Associate Professor of History
Director, Richards Civil War Era Center