Advisory Board

The Humanities Initiative Advisory Board consists of a group of faculty and administrators chosen from among NYU’s many schools that offer a humanities curriculum. Members are appointed by the Provost and serve for a three-year term. The Advisory Board meets several times a semester to discuss yearly programming and to select the winners of the Team-Teaching Stipends and Working Research Groups competitions.

Jane Tylus

Faculty Director, The Humanities Initiative
Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, FAS

Thomas Augst (on sabbatical 2013-14)

Associate Director, The Humanities Initiative
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English, FAS

Eric Banks

Director, New York Institute for the Humanities

Jamie Berthe

Department of Media, Culture and Communication
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Benoît Bolduc

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of French, FAS

Joy Connolly

Dean of the Humanities
Professor of Classics, FAS

Jonathan Haidt

Business & Society Program
Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Stephen Holmes

Professor and Chair
Department of Politics, FAS
School of Law

Aisha Khan

Associate Professor and Academic Director
Department of Anthropology, FAS

Perri Klass

Professor and Director
Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism
Professor of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine

Eric Klinenberg

Director, Institute for Public Knowledge
Professor, Department of Sociology, FAS

Gwynneth Malin

Director, The Humanities Initiative at NYU

Michael Stoller

Director of Collections and Research Services
Division of Libraries

Marita Sturken

Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Diana Taylor

University Professor
Founding Director, Hemispheric Institute
Professor of Spanish and Performance Studies, FAS; Tisch School of the Arts

Thelma Thomas

Associate Professor
Institute of Fine Arts

Jerry Wakefield

University Professor
Professor of Social Work, Silver School of Social Work
Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

Barbara Weinstein

Silver Professor; Chair, Department of History, FAS

Susanne Wofford

Dean, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Associated Faculty, Department of English, FAS

The Humanities Initiative is generously supported by funding from the Office of the Provost at NYU and an endowment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.