People in the Humanities Council

This is a master directory of people associated with the Humanities Council. For general inquiries, please email us, call (609) 258–4717, or visit our Contact page. Please note: These lists are currently being updated for AY22-23.


The Council Chair and Executive Director lead an administrative team that is responsible for day-to-day operations and activities. More »

Executive Committee and Chair

The Council’s Executive Committee is comprised of leading scholars from Princeton’s 16 humanities departments. More »

Directors and Chairs

Directors and Committee Chairs lead the interdisciplinary work of the more than 30 program participants of the Humanities Council. More »

Visiting Faculty

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The Council brings many visiting faculty and distinguished practitioners to campus each year to teach in the humanities departments, the interdisciplinary programs, and in Journalism. More »

Affiliated Faculty

Noah Buccholz

The Council appoints Lecturers to teach courses in American Studies, European Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Humanistic Studies. More »

Old Dominion Professors

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This program is designed to provide additional research time for Princeton faculty members and to enhance the humanities community more broadly. More »

Behrman Faculty Fellows

Princeton faculty promoted to tenure in the humanities are invited to spend two years as Behrman Fellows. The program is designed to recognize exceptional humanists as they enter the ranks of the senior faculty and to provide a forum for conversation and collaboration across disciplines. More »

Behrman Professors

Yair Mintzker

The Professors are intended to enhance the appeal and continuity of the year-long interdisciplinary sequences and to raise the profile of the Program in Humanistic Studies More »

Ferris/McGraw Professors

We welcome proposals from journalists and writers who wish to teach seminars in journalism as visiting Ferris Professors of Journalism, or seminars in other kinds of nonfiction related to journalism as visiting McGraw Professors of Writing. More »

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