Visiting Scholars


Jane Ohlmeyer

Trinity College, Dublin


Ian Baucom

Visiting Scholar 2021

Thembinkosi Goniwe

Visiting Scholar 2021

David Scott

Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University


Adom Getachew

Visiting Scholar 2020

Fadi A. Bardawil

Visiting Scholar 2020

Warren Crichlow

York University Toronto, Canada

Rinaldo Walcott

University of Toronto

Cesare Casarino

University of Minnesota

Behrooz Ghamari

Visiting Scholar, 2020

Domietta Torlasco

Associate Professor, Italian and Comparative Literature, Northwestern University

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Visiting Scholar 2020


Steve Ouma Akoth

Kenyatta University

Dr. Thomas Asher

Columbia World Projects, Columbia University


Warren Crichlow

York University Toronto, Canada

Shawn Michelle Smith

Professor of Visual and Critical Studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Samer Frangie

Director of the Center for Arab and Middle East Studies at the American University of Beirut

Michal Kobialka

Theatre historian and scholar

Rinaldo Walcott

University of Toronto

Elizabeth Giorgis

Professor of Theory and Criticism at College of Performing and Visual Art

Aaron Kamugisha

University of the West Indies

David Scott

Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University


Brinda Bose

 Brinda Bose Brinda Bose teaches in the Department of English, Hindu College, Delhi University, and is […]

Jan De Vos

 Jan De Vos Jan De Vos, MA in psychology and PhD in philosophy works as […]

Homi Bhabha

 Homi Bhabha Homi K. Bhabha is an Indian English scholar and critical theorist. He is the […]

Gayatri Spivak

 Gayatri Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic.[1]She is University Professor at Columbia University, where […]


Karuna Mantena

 Karuna Mantena Karuna Mantena is Associate Professor of Political Science. She holds a BSc(Econ) in […]

Siba Grovogui

 Siba Grovogui Grovogui is a professor of international relations theory and law.

Mahmood Mamdani

 Mahmood Mamdani Professor Mamdani received his PhD from Harvard University and taught at the University […]

Achille Mbembe

 Achille Mbembe Professor Achille Mbembe, born in Cameroon, obtained his Ph.D in History at the […]

Jigna Desai

 Jigna Desai Jigna Desai is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota. […]

Paul Landau

 Paul Landau Professor Paul Landau is based in the History Department at the University of […]

Emily Landau

 Emily Landau Dr Emily Landau is a scholar who works on race, class and gender […]

Judith Butler

 Judith Butler Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and […]

Wendy Brown

 Wendy Brown Professor Brown's fields of interest include the history of political theory, nineteenth and […]

Jacob Tropp

Professor of History and John Spencer Professor of African Studies at Middlebury College, Vermont (USA)


Qadri Ismail

Visiting Scholar, 2015

Na’eem Jennah

 Na’eem Jennah Na’eem Jeenah is the executive director of the Afro-Middle East Centre, a research […]

James Ogude

 Dr James Ogude Professor Ogude obtained his B.Ed (Hons) and MA from Nairobi University and […]

Helena Pohlandt-McCormick

 Helena Pohlandt-McCormick Helena Pohlandt-McCormick is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She […]

Karen Brown

 Karen Brown Karen Brown is Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global […]

Ute Holl

 Ute Holl Ute Holl had worked as filmmaker and commissioning editor in Hamburg, Germany, before writing […]

Durba Mitra

 Durba Mitra Durba Mitra is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Carol K. […]

Cesare Casarino

University of Minnesota

Hassan el Geretly

 Hassan el Geretly After graduating from drama, literature, and multimedia schools in the UK and […]

Tina Schouw

 Tina Schouw Tina Schouw is a singer/ songwriter /musician and author. Her song writing is […]

John Mowitt

 John Mowitt Professor John Mowitt holds the Leadership Chair in the Critical Humanities in the […]

Sanil V

 Dr Sanil Viswanathan Nair Professor Dr Sanil Viswanathan Nair (preferred: Sanil V.) is Professor of […]


Jon Soske

 Jon Soske Professor Jon Soske is Professor of Modern African History at the University of […]

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Visiting Scholar 2020

Nivedita Menon

 Nivedita Menon Professor Nivedita Menon is Professor in the Centre for Comparative Politics & Political […]

Adam Sitze

 Adam Sitze Associate Professor A MacArthur Scholar from 1996 to 2003 at the University of […]

Timothy Campbell

 Timothy Campbell Professor Timothy Campbell is Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Studies […]

Mu-chou Poo

 Mu-chou Poo Professor Professor Poo has worked and taught at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan University, […]

Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar

 Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar Associate Professor Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department […]

G Arunima

 Arunima Gopinath Associate Professor Arunima (Arunima Gopinath) is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Jawaharlal […]


Simona Sawhney

 Simona Sawhney Simona Sawhney received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, […]

Michael Neocosmos

Michael Neocosmos Professor Professor Michael Neocosmos is the  Director of the Unit for the Humanities […]

David Scott

Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

Partha Chatterjee

 Partha Chatterjee Political Theorist and Historian Partha Chatterjee is a political theorist and historian. He […]

Naomi Scheman

 Naomi Scheman Professor Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies […]

Marissa Moorman

 Marissa Moorman Assistant Professor Marissa Moorman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History […]

Dag Henrichsen

 Dag Henrichsen Historian Dag Henrichsen is a Namibian historian and archivist based at the Basler […]

Richa Nagar

 Richa Nagar Professor Richa Nagar is currently Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at […]


Ina Kerner

Ina Kerner Ina Kerner is a political theorist and Assistant Professor at the Center for […]

Tanja Petrovic

Tanja Petrovic Tanja Petrović is a linguist and anthropologist. She is interested in uses and […]

Isabel Hofmeyr

Isabel Hofmeyr Isabel Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature. Her research interests include postcolonialism; African […]

Isabelle De Rezende

Isabelle De Rezende Isabelle De Rezende earned a Ph.D. in History at the University of […]

Javed Majeed

Javed Majeed From 1981 to 1984 Professor Javed Majeed read English Language and Literature at […]

Martina Rieker

Martina Rieker Martina Rieker is the Director of the Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies […]

Hamit Borzaslan

Dr. Hamit Bozarslani Dr. Hamit Bozarslan is an Associate Professor at the Ecole des Hautes […]

Behrooz Ghamari

Visiting Scholar, 2020

Teena Purohit

Teena Purohit A scholar of South Asian religions with specialties in Muslim and Hindu devotional […]

Ajay Skaria

Ajay Skaria Ajay Skaria is professor of history at the University of Minnesota. He is […]

Jacques Depelchin

Dr. Jacques Depelchin is a committed intellectual, academic, and activist for peace, democracy, transparency and pro-people politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sanjay Krishnan

Sanjay Krishnan Sanjay Krishnan received his PhD from Columbia University, with a specialization in postcolonial literature […]

Johannes Fabian

Johannes Fabian Professor Johannes Fabian is professor emeritus of cultural anthropology at the University of […]