Faculty & Lecturers

Faculty

Full Professor , Former CMEMS Director (2010-2013)
Fields of interest
renaissance, poetry, gender, National Identity
Professor, Director, France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Department
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intellectual history and the history of political culture, the French Revolution, history of science
Associate Professor
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Portuguese literature and culture of the medieval and early modern periods within a comparative framework, with an emphasis on poetry, early European imperial expansion into Africa and Asia, and Renaissance Humanism
Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies
Department
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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
Department
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History of music aesthetics and theory, Austro-German Music from 1700 to 1900, vocal polyphony from 1400 to 1600
Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities
Department
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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
Associate Professor
Department
Fields of interest
the classical tradition with an emphasis on the intellectual history of classical scholarship, historiography and archaeology from the eighteenth century onward, the role that Hellenism and Classics played in the shaping of modernity, how the questions we ask of the classical past originate in specific modern cultural, social and political contexts
Full Professor
Department
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early modern British history, puritanism, politics, English Revolution, history of print
Full Professor
Department
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Historical Topics in Epistemology, especially Hume and Kant; also Frege, Wittgenstein, and Quine; skepticism and naturalism
Assistant Professor
Department
William H. Bonsall Professor of French, Chair, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Fields of interest
The Encyclopédie, antiquarianism, Orientalism, natural right, the French Revolution, the Idéologues, political mythology, and structuralism
Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History, Director of the Suppes Center for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Director, SIMILE Program
Department
Associate Professor
Suppes Professor of Philosophy of Science
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
Associate Professor
Fields of interest
the troubadours, vernacular poetics, the intersection of performance and literary cultures, and the critical history of medieval studies as a discipline
Professor
Department
Fields of interest
aesthetics, Poetic Form, Life Writing, the English Essay Tradition, Taste, Gastronomy, Life Science
Mark Pigott KBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
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
Bowman Family Endowed Professor
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
Professor of History, Former CMEMS Director
Department
Associate Professor
Department
Fields of interest
XVIIIth and XIXth century French and Italian opera, music and literature, feminist criticism and gender studies, French Romanticism
George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies, Co-Director of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies
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.
Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature
Fields of interest
Italian lyric, Dante Alighieri, Vico, Phenomenology, literary theory
Professor
Department
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Milton, the English Civil Wars, the Restoration, Renaissance and Enlightenment theater, tragedy and tragic theory, early opera, and performance theory
Professor , Jean-Paul Gimon Director of the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Department
Fields of interest
The evolution of commercial law and civil procedure, the roots of modern market culture and presnt-day process norms, origins of American adversarial legal culture, history of equity procedure
Assistant Professor
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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
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
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
Emanuele Lugli
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Department
Fields of interest
British Literature, shakespeare, Milton, literary criticism/theory, literature and philosophy, gay and lesbian studies
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
Professor
Department
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The history of pre-modern mathematics, the history of cognitive practices, e.g. visual culture, the history of the book, and literacy and numeracy.
Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor
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, Chair, Department of Classics
Department
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Latin, the exotic and geographic elements of Roman imperial culture, classical reception
Margery Bailey Professor in English or Dramatic Literature
Department
Fields of interest
Shakespeare; comparative early modern studies; feminism; race
Full Professor
Fields of interest
phenomenology and aesthetics, architectural psychoacoustics, performance and ritual, medieval image theory, Iconoclasm, cult of the Mother of God
Professor
Department
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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
William Robertson Coe Professor in American Literature
Department
John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Director, EU/US 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
Department
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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
Adjunct Professor
Department
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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
Professor
Department
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sexuality, gender relations, and law during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), legal cases from central and local archives in China
Professor, Director, Department of German Studies, 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
Director, Associate Professor
Department
Fields of interest
witchcraft, judicial torture, social history of greed, social control
Professor
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)
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
Professor
Department
Fields of interest
18th-century British literature; Romanticism; critical theory; cognitive approaches to literature; the history of the novel
Christensen Fund Professor In Asian Art
Fields of interest
Chinese portraiture, landscape painting and cultural formations, painting aesthetics and theory, urban cultural spaces
Associate Dean and Director, Stanford Summer Session
Department
Fields of interest
medieval and early modern German literature and culture
Frances and Charles Field Professor
Department
Fields of interest
Historical geography of East Asia, early modernity in Japan, regional economies and rhetorics, geographies of the imagination
Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities, Director, Stanford Humanities Center
Department
Fields of interest
America and its transatlantic contexts, history of scholarship, books, reading, libraries, and education, history of art and material culture
Professor
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Comparative religious ethics, virtue theory, selected Christian thinkers, classical Chinese thought
Associate Professor
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Chinese and comparative women’s history, Early Chinese literature and history, Chinese and English fiction (1600-1900, China-Greece comparative studies

Lecturer

Lecturer
Department
Senior Lecturer in Russian
Fields of interest
Trade and diplomatic relations between England and Russia under the Tudors and Stuarts
Lecturer
Department
Lecturer, Curator, Harry R. Lange Historical Collection of Musical Instruments and Bows
Department
Senior Lecturer
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.

Researcher

Fields of interest
art and architecture of the Muslim World, focusing on trans-cultural interactions in the Middle Ages, the appropriation of Byzantine elements into Islamic architecture, the transfer and authentication of relics in East and West, historical photographs of architecture and urban spaces
Lecturer in Stanford Continuing Studies, Associate, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Fields of interest
archaeometry, Art History, medieval, renaissance

Library Staff

Computing Info Systems Analyst
Department
John Mustain
Rare Book Librarian, Classics Bibliographer
Department
Kathleen Smith
Curator, Germanic Collections & Medieval Studies
Department
Sarah Sussman
Curator, French and Italian, Head, International and Area Studies Resource Group
Department
Academic Technology Specialist
Department
Fields of interest
Genre theory, Cognitive literary theory, Embodiment

Emeriti

Professor
Department
Fields of interest
Medieval Germanic and Scandinavian Literature, sagas, especially Icelandic
Professor
Fields of interest
French classical literature (the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) and drama, avant-garde artistic movements such as dada, surrealism, and situationist international, the theory of image, literary theory, and Francophone literature.
Professor
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East Asian Buddhism, with particular emphasis on the intellectual history of the Zen tradition; co-editor of the Soto Zen Text Project
Senior Lecturer
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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
Professor
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Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Latin literature, history, theology, and manuscripts, resulting in articles and essays on Beowulf, Old English verse, Bede, and Alcuin
Frances and Charles Field Professor in History
Department
Fields of interest
xHuguenot emigration at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, autobiography, education of girls in early modern France
Professor
Fields of interest
Shakespeare; Drama, Performance Practice and Theory; Ethics and Tragedy;Literature of fantasy and science fiction; technology and education
Albert Guérard Professor in Literature, Chair of Graduate Studies, Comparative Literature
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 Houle
Professor
Fields of interest
performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, seventeenth century notation, meter, and tempo
Mark Mancall
Professor
Fields of interest
history, religions, cultures of central and southeast Asia, Buddhist social and political theory
Michael Marrinan
Professor of Art History, Professor of French & Italian by Courtesy
Fields of interest
European art from XVIIth to XIXth century, vision and visuality, limits of narration, construction of cultural power through visual media
Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor in Humanities
Department
Fields of interest
shakespeare, Renaissance theater, history of the book, mythology and iconology
John Perry
Professor
Fields of interest
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind
William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Professor of History, Political Science and, by courtesy, Law
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
Professor
Fields of interest
Shakespeare; Elizabethan and Jacobean drama; Jonson; Marlowe
Professor
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
Paul Seaver
Professor
Professor of American History, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History
Department
Fields of interest
railroads in North America in the XIXth century, spatial history
Professor
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
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
Rega Wood
Professor