Steering Committee

Cary Adams doing acoustic radar research during a residency at the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Adams, Cary

  • Associate Professor of Art, Environment, and Emerging Practices

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Interests: Environmental Art and Humanities; New Media; Social Practice

Peter Christensen

Christensen, Peter

  • Arthur Satz Professor of the Humanities, Department of Art and Art History
  • Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director, Humanities Center
    Director, Andrew W. Mellon Program in the Digital Humanities

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Interests: 19th and 20th century architectural history, particularly Europe and North America’s international engagement with the Islamic world; history and aesthetics of infrastructure and industry; historicism; cartography and architecture; critical digital humanities

Kristin Doughty

Doughty, Kristin

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

Interests: political and legal anthropology; politics of reconciliation; transitional justice; violence and conflict; memory; politics of energy; Africa; Rwanda

Jack Downey

Downey, Jack

  • John Henry Newman Associate Professor of Catholic Studies

Interests: Contemporary Justice Movements; Liberation Theologies; North American religious history; Christianity; Buddhism: and Contemplative Traditions

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Fleischman, Thomas

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Interests: German History; Environmental History; Animal History; Agricultural History; State Socialism; Cold War

Leila Nadir

Nadir, Leila Christine

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Humanities
  • Director, Environmental Humanities Program

Interests: Anthropocene; apocalypse; environmental humanities; memoir and creative nonfiction; social practice art; food studies; theories of modernity/modernism; cultural histories of colonialism, immigration, extractive capitalism, and geopolitical displacements; Cold War politics; theories of race