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Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies; Helman Faculty Chair of Urban Studies
History, Urban Studies
905 Milstein Center / Office Hours: On Leave
Tow Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience & Behavior
Biology, Neuroscience & Behavior
Neuroscience of Emotional Memory
1113A Altschul Hall
Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Sociology
Sociology, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Tuesdays 12 pm - 2 pm via Zoom
Assistant Professor of History
Late Modern European History; Environmental History; History of Science
801 Milstein Center / Office Hours: Wednesdays 2-4PM
Department of Theatre
Gisela Cardenas has trained theater professionals and directed them in the UK, Germany, Peru, Norway, Romania, the Netherlands, Brazil, and the U.S.A. She has worked at numerous universities, including Columbia University School of the Arts, Colgate University, Vassar College, O’Neill National Theater Institute, The Theatre Academy in the Netherlands, The Akademy of Scenekunts- Norway, and Universidad Católica in Peru, amongst others. In New York, she has directed plays and musicals Off and Off-Off-Broadway. Awards and Memberships: Drama Desk Nomination (2005), Princess Grace Theater Fellowship (2007), 2008 Phil Killian Directing Fellow (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), 2008-10 Women’s Project Director’s Lab, recipient of the 2008 Josephine Abady Award (League of Professional Theatre Women), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council- Swing Space, recipient of the TCG/ NEA 2009/2011 Career Development Program for Directors, HARP Resident Artist at HERE Arts Center and is a member of the Society Directors and Choreographers. As Director, she is interested in working with classics, devising theater pieces, adaptations, and creating collaborative media projects. She has a B.A. in Social Sciences, an M.A. in Performance Studies (N.Y.U.), and an M.F.A. in Directing (Columbia University). In 2015 she founded InTandem Lab, her company.
Theater, ACting, Directing, Dramaturgy
Image of an Asian man with shoulder length hair: Ken Chen, Associate Director of Creative Writing
Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Creative Writing      
R 2:30-4:30 pm by appt.
Yvette Christianse
Claire Tow Chair of Africana Studies and English Literature, Director of the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies
Africana Studies, English, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
On leave, spring 2023
Senior Lecturer in English, Director of the Writing Program, Director of the Speaking Program, Co-Director of the First-Year Seminar Program
English, First Year Foundation, Speaking Fellows, Theatre, Writing Fellows
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Term Lecturer in Comparative Literature, English, and First-Year Seminar
English, First Year Foundation
TR 3-4 pm & by appt.
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Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, 15th Director of Columbia University's Harriman Institute for the Study of Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe (2015-2021), Vice Provost for Academic Centers and Libraries (2022 - present)
Political Science
By Appointment Only
Associate Chair of the Department of English, Senior Lecturer in English, English Department/Theatre Department Liaison
English, First Year Foundation, Theatre
T 2:15-3:15 pm; W 2:30-3:30 pm & by appt. via Calendly
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Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Studies, Director of the Archaeology Track
American Studies, Anthropology, Consortium of Critical Interdisciplinary Studies
Flexible: See to schedule an appointment.