SIFK Core Faculty members hail from across the University, bringing a wide range of viewpoints and scholarly pursuits to the teaching, research, and conversation of the institute. Core Faculty members are central to supporting SIFK’s goals of investigating all aspects of the processes by which cultures lay claim to knowledge, and bringing these conversations about the past, present, and future of human knowledge into the public dialog. As such, Core Faculty members serve as important leaders in the development of this new initiative, and ambassadors for the Institute, across the University, and to the larger community. Core Faculty members are chosen on the basis of their intellectual interest in the formation of knowledge, and membership provides opportunities toparticipate in the intellectual life of the Institute as we work together to push the boundaries of the future of knowledge itself.

Erin Adams

Joseph Regenstein Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Committees on Immunology, Cancer Biology; Principal Investigator, MyChoice Program

Clifford Ando

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

Niall Atkinson

Associate Professor of Art History and the College, Medieval and Renaissance Architecture and Urban History

Jessica Swanston Baker

Assistant Professor of Music

Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer

Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies; Director, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

Neil Brenner

Lucy Flower Professor of Urban Sociology

Claudia Brittenham

Associate Professor of Art History

P. Sean Brotherton

Associate Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

Brian Callender MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Karin Knorr Cetina

Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and Sociology; Chair, the Department of Sociology

Simeon Chavel

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Divinity School

Adam Cifu MD

Professor of Medicine

Shannon Lee Dawdy

Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ahmed El-Shamsy

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures

Jaś Elsner

Visiting Professor of Art and Religion; Associate Faculty, Department of Art History

James Evans

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Sarah E. Fredericks

Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics and Director of Graduate Studies; Affiliated Faculty Member of the Program on the Global Environment and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Anastasia Giannakidou

Professor, Department of Linguistics; Co-Director, Center for Gesture, Sign, and Language

Tom Ginsburg

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

Michael Greenstone

The Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School; Director of the Becker Friedman Institute; Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)

Lars Peter Hansen

David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and Statistics

William Howell

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

Joel Timothy Isaac

Associate Professor of Social Thought at the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought

SJ Zhang

Assistant Professor in the Department of English

Demetra Kasimis

Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science

Dario Maestripieri

Professor of Comparative Human Development, Evolutionary Biology, and Neurobiology

Rochona Majumdar

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

Benjamin Morgan

Associate Professor, Department of English

James Osborne

Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology, the Oriental Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Ada Palmer

Associate Professor of Early Modern European History and the College

Thomas Pashby

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Rama Ranganathan

Joseph Regenstein Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and the College

Robert J. Richards

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

Michael Rossi

Associate Professor of the History of Medicine, the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College

Benoît Roux

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

Haun Saussy

University Professor, Department of Comparative Literature

Gary Tubb

Anupama and Guru Ramakrishnan Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations