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Faculty & Lecturers

Faculty

Professor of French and Italian, Former CMEMS Director (2010-2013)
Fields of interest
Digital Humanities, renaissance, poetry, gender, National Identity
Associate Professor of Classics
Department
Fields of interest
Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Language and Literature
Professor of History
Department
Fields of interest
early modern British history, puritanism, politics, English Revolution, history of print
Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy
Department
Fields of interest
Historical Topics in Epistemology, especially Hume and Kant; also Frege, Wittgenstein, and Quine; skepticism and naturalism, EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY; HISTORY OF ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY;
CMEMS Director , Assistant Professor of History , Core Faculty, Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Department
Fields of interest
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL HISTORY, LEGAL HISTORY, RELIGION, THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
William H. Bonsall Professor of French, Faculty Director, Stanford Introductory Studies, W. Warren Shelden University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor, by courtesy, of History and of Political Science
Fields of interest
The Encyclopédie, antiquarianism, Orientalism, natural right, the French Revolution, the Idéologues, political mythology, and structuralism
Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History, Professor, by courtesy, of French and Italian
Department
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Professor, by courtesy, of Classics and German Studies
Suppes Professor of Philosophy of Science, Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies
Department
Fields of interest
Kant, Philosophy of Science, History of Twentieth Century Philosophy, including the interaction between philosophy and the exact sciences from Kant through the logical empiricists, prospects for post-Kuhnian philosophy of science in light of these developments, and the relationship between analytic and continental traditions in the early twentieth century
Professor of French and Italian, Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies and Comparative Literature, Director, French and Italian, Director, Structured Liberal Education, Chair of Graduate Studies, French Program
Fields of interest
the troubadours, vernacular poetics, the intersection of performance and literary cultures, and the critical history of medieval studies as a discipline
Sadie Dernham Patek Professor in the Humanities, Director of Undergraduate Studies, English
Department
Fields of interest
aesthetics, Poetic Form, Life Writing, the English Essay Tradition, Taste, Gastronomy, Life Science
Professor of English and Comparative Literature and, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Mark Pigott KBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities, Director of the Stanford Humanities Center
Fields of interest
Renaissance culture, especially the literatures of England, Latin Europe, and the transatlantic world, and of poetry and poetics from the sixteenth century to the present
Professor of History, Professor, by courtesy, of Religious Studies and German Studies, Chair of Religious Studies, Former CMEMS Director
Fields of interest
GENDER AND SEXUALITY, INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, WOMEN'S HISTORY, RELIGION
Associate Professor
Department
Fields of interest
XVIIIth and XIXth century French and Italian opera, music and literature, feminist criticism and gender studies, French Romanticism, MUSIC HISTORY
Professor of English
Department
Fields of interest
Milton, the English Civil Wars, the Restoration, Renaissance and Enlightenment theater, tragedy and tragic theory, early opera, and performance theory
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Assistant Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Lewis Talbot and Nadine Hearn Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies, Associate Dean for Advanced Degree Programs, Professor, by courtesy, History, Director, Stanford Center for Law and History
Department
Fields of interest
The evolution of commercial law and civil procedure, the roots of modern market culture and present-day process norms, origins of American adversarial legal culture, history of equity procedure
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Director of Undergraduate Affairs Committee, Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Literature
Fields of interest
Ragib al-Isfahani, Arabic philosophy of language, literary and intellectual history of the Arabic and Persian-speaking worlds from the seventh century
William H. Bonsall Professor of History, Director of Graduate Admissions, History
Department
Fields of interest
Intersection of political practice and social values in early modern Russia (XVth-XVIIIth centuries), legal culture in Muscovy and XVIIIth century Russia, the Petrine Revolution, concepts and practices of honor, mechanisms of social integration and stability in early modern Russia
Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Chinese Culture, Professor, by courtesy, of Religious Studies
Department
Fields of interest
China in the late pre-imperial, early imperial and middle periods, the problem of empire as a political and social form
Assistant Professor of Art History
Associate Professor, Director, Early Music Singers
Department
Fields of interest
theory and performance of Medieval and Renaissance music, Medieval studies, troubadours, Machaut, Dufay, Lasso, Dante, English Cathedrals, Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony
Associate Professor of Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, of History
Suppes Professorship in Greek Mathematics and Astronomy, Professor of Classics and by courtesy of Philosophy
Department
Fields of interest
History of premodern mathematics, the history of cognitive practices, e.g. visual culture, the history of the book, and literacy and numeracy.
Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor, by courtesy, of English, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Chair of Graduate Studies, Comparative Literature
Fields of interest
social and cultural criticism, literary theory and criticism, East Asian and Asia Pacific American studies, and classical Chinese literature, and has subsequently worked in the areas of ethnic studies, Pacific Rim studies, and social theory
Associate Professor of Classics
Department
Fields of interest
Latin, the exotic and geographic elements of Roman imperial culture, classical reception
Margery Bailey Professor in English and Dramatic Literature
Department
Fields of interest
Shakespeare; comparative early modern studies; feminism; race
Professor of Art and Art History, Professor of Classics by courtesy
Fields of interest
phenomenology and aesthetics, architectural psychoacoustics, performance and ritual, medieval image theory, Iconoclasm, cult of the Mother of God
Professor of French & Italian, Rosina Pierotti Professor of Italian Literature, Emeritus, Chair of Graduate Studies, Italian Program
Fields of interest
Italian lyric, Dante Alighieri, Vico, Phenomenology, literary theory, HUMANISM
Frances and Charles Field Professor of History
Department
Fields of interest
Enlightenment science, politics and culture and the history of scientific explanation
Associate Professor
Department
Fields of interest
Josquin des Prez and his contemporaries; Franco-Flemish polyphony of the 15th century; music in Renaissance Rome; performance of medieval and Renaissance music; musical notation; Jewish music
Assistant Professor of French and Italian
Fields of interest
Renaissance, Italian literature, medieval literature
William Robertson Coe Professor in American Literature, Professor, by courtesy, of Comparative Literature, Professor, by courtesy, of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Department
John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment Project
Department
Fields of interest
the gender and science puzzle: the history of women's participation in science; the structure of scientific institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Department
Fields of interest
Archaeology of colonialism and colonisation; medieval crusading in Northern Europe; Venetian Republican expansion in the Adriatic; post-medieval globalisation in the IOW; zooarchaeology, food culture
Bowman Family Professor of History, Professor, by courtesy, of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Department
Fields of interest
sexuality, gender relations, and law during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), legal cases from central and local archives in China
Professor of German Studies, Chair of Graduate Studies, German Studies, Chair, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Professor, by courtesy, of Comparative Literature, English, and History, Former CMEMS Director (2013-2016)
Department
Fields of interest
medieval and early modern German literature and culture with an emphasis on visuality, material culture, language, performativity, and the history of the book
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Fields of interest
Premodern Japanese language, literature, and culture; poetry, performance, and translation; Japanese tea ceremony; psychoanalysis; art history.
Associate Professor, History
Department
Fields of interest
witchcraft, judicial torture, social history of greed, social control
Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Emerita
Fields of interest
Early Modern Japanese painting, Warrior culture, Ukiyoe (especially actors and shini-e), Horses in Japanese art
Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities, Former CMEMS Director (2013-2016), Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies and of Comparative Literature
Department
Fields of interest
Old and Middle English Literature; Saints' Lives; Manuscript Studies; History of the Book, especially handmade books and the study of palaeography
Albert Guérard Professor of Literature
Department
Fields of interest
18th-century British literature; Romanticism; critical theory; cognitive approaches to literature; the history of the novel
Christensen Professor in Asian Art
Fields of interest
Chinese portraiture, landscape painting and cultural formations, painting aesthetics and theory, urban cultural spaces
Frances and Charles Field Professor in History
Department
Fields of interest
Historical geography of East Asia, early modernity in Japan, regional economies and rhetorics, geographies of the imagination
William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Professor, by courtesy, of Classics and of Education
Department
Fields of interest
America and its transatlantic contexts, history of scholarship, books, reading, libraries, and education, history of art and material culture
Associate Professor of History, Former CMEMS Director
Department
Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor of Oriental Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
Fields of interest
Comparative religious ethics, virtue theory, selected Christian thinkers, classical Chinese thought
Assistant Professor of English
Department
Fields of interest
Renaissance/Early Modern, Restoration/Eighteenth Century
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Professor, by courtesy, of Classics
Fields of interest
Chinese and comparative women’s history, Early Chinese literature and history, Chinese and English fiction (1600-1900, China-Greece comparative studies

Lecturer

Department of Religious Studies, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
Fields of interest
Islamic Studies
Lecturer of French and Italian, Chair of Undergraduate Studies, French
Lecturer, Department of Classics
Department
Fields of interest
art and archaeology of ancient Rome, historiography of Roman art, theories of reception, memory studies, heritage, Digital Humanities
Senior Lecturer in the Language Center
Fields of interest
Trade and diplomatic relations between England and Russia under the Tudors and Stuarts
Lecturer and Visiting Scholar
Lecturer
Department
Fields of interest
BAROQUE STRINGS, EARLY MUSIC
Lecturer of French and Italian
Lecturer, Museum Registrar, Department of Music
Department
Fields of interest
EARLY MUSIC
Lecturer of French and Italian
Lecturer
Department
Fields of interest
Medieval Europe
Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Religious Studies
Fields of interest
The history of Christian thought, with a particular emphasis on the religious developments in late medieval and early modern Europe, sixteenth-century reformations, the history of biblical interpretation, women and religion.
Adjunct Professor, Director of CCARH
Department
Fields of interest
music (especially opera and instrumental music) from 1585 to 1825, Venetian history and culture, computer theories of music and music representation, musical data as intellectual property

Library Staff

Rare Books Curator , Bibliographer for Classics
Department
Curator, Germanic Collections & Medieval Studies
Department
Curator, French and Italian Collections, Head, International and Area Studies Resource Group
Department

Emeriti

Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of German Studies, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
Medieval Germanic and Scandinavian Literature, sagas, especially Icelandic
J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor in Humanities, Professor of History, Professor, by courtesy, of French and Italian, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
intellectual history and the history of political culture, the French Revolution, history of science
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Emeritus, Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, Emeritus
Fields of interest
Literature and society in the 18th-century; comparative study of literature and the visual arts: sociology of literature; literary theory; science and literature
Osgood Hooker Professor in Fine Arts (Musicology), Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
History of music aesthetics and theory, Austro-German Music from 1700 to 1900, vocal polyphony from 1400 to 1600
Walter Y. Evans-Wentz professor of Oriental Philosophies, Religions, and Ethics, emeritus, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, Former Co-Direct of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies
Fields of interest
East Asian Buddhism, with particular emphasis on the intellectual history of the Zen tradition; co-editor of the Soto Zen Text Project
Senior Lecturer
Department
Fields of interest
John Donne, interdisciplinarity, new historicism; literature and the advent of mathematical perspective and the modern scientific method of inquiry; reception theory (including cognitive studies and the neurosciences), gender studies, evolutionary theory and literature, modern poetry and drama
Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, Emerita
Department
Fields of interest
The English novel; Richardson; Defoe; Fielding; 18th-century women authors; 20th-century British women's writing; the First World War; feminist theory; Freud; gay and lesbian literature
Frances and Charles Field Professor in History, Emerita
Department
Fields of interest
Huguenot emigration at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, autobiography, education of girls in early modern France
Professor of English, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
Shakespeare; Drama, Performance Practice and Theory; Ethics and Tragedy;Literature of fantasy and science fiction; technology and education
Bowman Family Endowed Professor in Humanities and Science, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
European economic history, the historical development of economic institutions, their interrelations with political, social and cultural factors and their impact on economic growth, institutional development and economic growth in pre-modern Europe, coercion and markets
Albert Guérard Professor in Literature, Professor of Comparative Literature and of French and Italian, Emeritus
Fields of interest
medieval, French, German, and (to a lesser extent) Italian literatures since the Renaissance; Argentinian and Brazilian literatures in the 19th and 20th centuries; Aesthetics; History of Ideas, history of scholarship, the aesthetics of sport
George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies, Professor by courtesy, of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Co-Director of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Emeritus
Fields of interest
Buddhist literature and history, especially that of the Mahayana, and the study of Buddhist manuscripts in Sanskrit, Chinese and Tibetan. Currently working on editions and translations of a number of Mahayana and Mainstream Buddhist sutras, including the Vajracchedika (Diamond Sutra), as well as a general study of issues of authority, textual transmission and innovation in Mahayana Buddhism.
Professor of Art History, Emeritus, Professor of French & Italian by Courtesy, Emeritus
Fields of interest
European art from XVIIth to XIXth century, vision and visuality, limits of narration, construction of cultural power through visual media
Special Project Assistant, Special Collections, Curator of Rare Books, Emeritus
Department
Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor in Humanities, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
shakespeare, Renaissance theater, history of the book, mythology and iconology
Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind
Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
origins of the American Revolution, creation of a national polity and government between the early 1770s and 1800, origins of the Constitution and the early history of its interpretation, political ideas and career of James Madison
Mark Pigott OBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
Shakespeare; Elizabethan and Jacobean drama; Jonson; Marlowe
Professor of German Studies, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
Germanic linguistics, theoretical phonology, the history and dialectology of various of the Germanic languages, and Old High German syntax, linguistic aspects of the Grimms' fairy tales
Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
railroads in North America in the XIXth century, spatial history
Jeanette And William Hayden Jones Professor In American Art And Culture, Professor of Art & Art History, Emeritus
Fields of interest
art of the United States, art and literature, history of, race and ethnicity, American Studies
Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor, Emeritus
Department
Fields of interest
History of modern philosophy, especially Kant and German idealism, and chiefly in the areas of ethics and social and political philosophy
Professor of Philosophy, Emerita
Department