Clifford Ando

David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Classics, History and Law

Research interests: Roman history; Roman religion; legal history; contemporary social theory; the history of political thought; metaphor and cognition

Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer

Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies

Research interests: Neronian literature; Seneca the Younger; History of Classical Rhetoric; the Ancient Novel; the Classics in Modern China

Claudia Brittenham

Associate Professor of Art History

Research interests: art of ancient Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras, with a special interest in issues of art and identity, intercultural interaction, the materiality of art, and the politics of style

Brian Callender

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Karin Knorr Cetina

Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology

Research interests: financial markets, knowledge and information, as well as in globalization, theory and culture

Simeon Chavel

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible

Research interests: the literature of the Hebrew Bible, the religion of ancient Israel and Judea, and their relationship

Whitney Cox

Associate Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research interests: Sanskrit and Tamil philology; premodern literary theory; history of medieval South India; history of Śaivism

Patrick Crowley

Assistant Professor of Art History and the College

Arnold Davidson

Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the Divinity School

Research interests: the history of contemporary European philosophy, the history of moral and political philosophy, the history of the human sciences, the history and philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of Judaism

Ahmed El-Shamsy

Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Research interests: the intellectual history of Islam, orality and literacy, the history of the book, theory and practice of Islamic law

Jaś Elsner

Visiting Professor of Art History

Research interests: Roman and early Christian art, viewing and viewer-response in art, pilgrimage, the receptions of antiquity including the history of collecting and the musuem, art and text including ekphrasis

James Evans

Professor; Director, Knowledge Lab; Faculty Director, Masters Program in Computational Social Sciences

Jack Gilbert

Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution

Research interests: the ecology, evolution and metabolic dynamics of microbial ecosystems from myriad environments including built environments, oceans, rivers, soils, air, plants, animals and humans

Tom Ginsburg

Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science

Research interests: comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective

Andreas Glaeser

Professor of Sociology

Research interests: the construction of identities and knowledges

John Goldsmith

Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Linguistics and Computer Science; Senior Fellow, Computation Institute of Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Committee on Computational Neuroscience

Research interests: the history of linguistic thought, and the development of machine learning models for the inference of linguistic structure from raw textual data

Lars Peter Hansen

David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics & the College

Research interests: investigating three interconnecting areas: macroeconomic uncertainty and financial markets; struggling with a complex future; and understanding investor beliefs through asset market data

Angie Heo

Assistant Professor of the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion; also in the College

William Howell

Sydney Stein Professor of American Politics, Harris School of Public Policy

Research interests: separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency; Obama's education initiatives, distributive politics and the normative foundations of executive power

Joel Timothy Isaac

Associate Professor of Social Thought

Research interests: the history of social and political thought in the United States, especially the development of the human sciences during the twentieth century

Demetra Kasimis

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dario Maestripieri

Professor of Comparative Human Development

Research interests: the evolution of human behavior and the relationship between science and literature

Rochona Majumdar

Associate Professor Departments of Cinema and Media Studies, South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Ada Palmer

Assistant Professor of History and the College, Associate Faculty of Classics

Research interests: Early modern Europe; the Renaissance, with a focus on Italy; Reformation; longue-durée intellectual and cultural history; postclassical reception of classical philosophy; Renaissance humanism; history of the book, printing and reading; history of education; history of science, religion, atheism, deism, heresy, and heterodoxy; music history; Enlightenment reception of earlier radical thought; Epicureanism, atomism, Stoicism, Skepticism, Platonism, and Neoplatonism

Jennifer Pitts

Associate Professor of Political Science

Research interests: the fields of modern political and international thought, particularly British and French thought of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; empire; the history of international law; and global justice

Kenneth Pomeranz

University Professor of Modern Chinese History

Research interests: Reciprocal influences of state, society and economy in late Imperial and twentieth-century China; the origins of a world economy as the outcome of mutual influences among various regions; and comparative studies of labor, family organization, and economic change in Europe and East Asia

Robert J. Richards

Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Science and Medicine

Research interests: evolutionary theory, biopsychology, ethology, and sociobiology

James Robinson

The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict, Harris School of Public Policy

Research interests: comparative economic and political development with a focus on the long-run with a particular interest in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

Michael Rossi

Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine

Research interests: Medicine and the body; history of perception and visual culture; history of social science; American intellectual and cultural history

Benoit Roux

Amgen Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemistry, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and the College

Research interests: Theoretical and Computational Studies of the Structure, Dynamics and Function of Biological Macromolecular Systems

Haun Saussy

University Professor, Department of Comparative Literature

Research interests: Classical Chinese poetry and commentary; literary theory; comparative study of oral traditions; problems of translation; pre-twentieth-century media history; ethnography and ethics of medical care

Gary Tubb

Anupama and Guru Ramakrishnan Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and Faculty Director, University of Chicago Center in Delhi

Research interests: Sanskrit language and literature, Indian philosophy, history of Sanskrit linguistic and literary theory

Wu Hung

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research interests: relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory, and political discourses