Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science. He is the author of nineteen books that have had a broad influence in political philosophy, constitutional law, and public policy.
Julia Adams, Margaret H. Marshall Professor of Sociology; Head of College, Grace Hopper College. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of state development; gender and family; social theory and knowledge; early modern European politics, and colonialism and empire.
Jennifer Allen, Associate Professor of History. She is a historian of modern Germany with a particular interest in late twentieth-century cultural practices. She teaches courses on modern German history, the theories and practices of memory modern Europe, and the history of the Holocaust.
Rene Almeling, Professor of Sociology, History of Medicine, American Studies, and Public Health (Health Policy). Her research and teaching interests are at the intersection of gender, medicine, and economics.
Elijah Anderson, Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies. His interests include urban ethnography, race, violence, and inner-city life.
Laura Barraclough, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration; Chair of American Studies. Her scholarship integrates archival, ethnographic, and spatial analyses of urban life and culture.
Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political Science. Her interests include 19th and 20th century European social and political thought, particularly German idealism and the work of Hegel, Marx, Weber and Arendt; ethics; and contemporary democratic and citizenship theories.
Jasmina Besirevic-Regan, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her teaching and research interests include genocide and ethnic conflict, identity, nationalism, human rights, and refugee resettlement. Her academic work focuses on the Bosnian Muslim identity and disintegration of former Yugoslavia.
Ned Blackhawk, Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies. His interests include Native American history & Native American law.
David Blight, Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies. He lectures widely in the U.S. and around the world on the Civil War and Reconstruction, race relations, Douglass, Du Bois, and problems in public history and American historical memory.
Melanie Boyd, Yale College Dean Student Affairs; Sr. Assoc. Dean. She runs the Office of Gender and Campus Culture, and advises the student-run Women's Center. Both her scholarly and administrative work focuses on gender, sex, and sexuality, with a particular attention to issues of sexual violence and cultural transformation.
Stephen B. Bright, Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law. Bright was president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights, a human rights organization that deals with human rights in the criminal justice and prison systems.
Hazel Carby, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Professor Emeritus of American Studies. Carby teaches courses on issues of race, gender and sexuality through the culture and literature of the Caribbean and its diaspora; through transnational and postcolonial literature and theory; through representations of the black female body; and through the genre of science fiction.
Carolyn J. Dean, Charles J. Stille Professor of History and French. Her interests include the cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe; history of gender and sexuality; and genocide studies and the Holocaust of European Jewry.
Amity Doolittle, Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist, Yale School of the Environment. Her research focuses on property rights and how control over and access to natural resources is defined, negotiated, and contested by different stakeholders.
Kathryn Dudley, Professor of American Studies and Anthropology; Acting Director of Graduate Studies American Studies. Her research focuses on embodied knowledge and social trauma under regimes of labor that are marginalized by transformations in global capitalism.
Marcela Echeverri Muñoz, Associate Professor of History. Her research and teaching interests focus on the relationship between political subjectivities and social transformation in Latin America from colonial times to the present.
Daniel Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, School of the Environment; Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy, Yale Law School. His interests include global environmental governance; environmental performance measurement; innovation and sustainability; business and the environment; and trade and the environment.
Moira Fradinger, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature. Her interests include film and intellectual history; theories of democracy; Southern European cultural exchange with South America; the Global South; critical theory; feminist theory; gender politics and global women's movements; and political philosophy.
Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies. Her academic focus is racial and sexual violence.
Gregg Gonsalves, Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law, and Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership. He is a leading HIV/AIDS activist and teaches the Global Health and Justice Practicum.
Inderpal Grewal, Professor Emeritus of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and of American Studies. Her research interests include transnational feminist theory; gender and globalization; NGOs and theories of civil society; theories of travel and mobility; South Asian cultural studies and postcolonial feminism.
Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor of American Studies, Ethnicity, Race, & Migration, and Religious Studies. She is a historical anthropologist and a documentary filmmaker whose research focuses on race, gender, religion, nationalism, and transnationalism across a wide spectrum of American Muslim communities.
Oona A. Hathaway, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean. Her current research focuses on the intersection of U.S. constitutional law and international law, the enforcement of domestic and international law, national security law, and the law of war.
Matthew Jacobson, Sterling Professor of American Studies and History and Professor of African American Studies. His teaching interests are clustered under the general category of race in U.S. political culture 1790-present, including U.S. imperialism, immigration and migration, popular culture, and the juridical structures of U.S. citizenship.
Gilbert Joseph, Farnam Professor Emeritus of History. His research and teaching interests focus on the history of modern Latin America, particularly Mexico and Central America, on revolutionary and social movements, and U.S.-Latin American relations.
Paul Kahn, Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities; Co-Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School. He teaches in the areas of constitutional law and theory, international law, cultural theory and philosophy.
Amy Kapczynski, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law School. Her areas of research include information policy, intellectual property law, international law, and global health.
Kaveh Khoshnood, Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Faculty Director, InnovateHealth Yale; Program Co-Director, Global Health Ethics Program, Yale Institute for Global Health; Program Director- BA-BS/MPH Program in Public Health at Yale. His primary research interests are the epidemiology, prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis among drug users, prisoners and other at-risk populations in United States and in resource-poor countries. Other interests include health and human rights and the ethical dilemmas in research involving vulnerable populations.
Ben Kiernan, A. Whitney Griswold Professor Emeritus of History. His interests include world history; Southeast Asia, early and modern especially Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and East Timor; comparative colonialism; nationalism; communism; genocide; and environmental history.
Jennifer Klein, Bradford Durfee Professor of History. Her research spans the fields of U.S. labor history, urban history, social movements and political economy. She teaches courses in labor history, 20th century political economy, U.S. urban history, U.S. women's history, and contemporary America, 1945-Present.
Albert Icksang Ko, Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health. His research centers on the health problems that have emerged as a consequence of rapid urbanization and social inequity.
Douglas Kysar, Joseph M. Field '55 Professor of Law. His teaching and research areas include torts, environmental law, and risk regulation.
Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School. His interests include public and private international law, national security law, and human rights.
Marianne LaFrance, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her primary research concerns how gender and power are reflected in and maintained by subtle communication processes. The organizing theme of her research is to understand how subtle and implicit messages reveal, justify, and preserve unequal social structures.
Louisa Lombard, Associate Professor of Anthropology. She is a cultural anthropologist who studies African borderland areas where the state is largely absent. She teaches classes on sub-Saharan Africa; African politics; anthropology and law; international development and humanitarianism; war, violence, and conflict; conservation and the management of "wilderness"; and the social and historical aspects of inter-species categorization.
Mary Lui, Professor of American Studies and History; Head of Timothy Dwight College. Her primary research interests include Asian American history, urban history, women and gender studies, and public history.
Daniel Magaziner, Professor of History. He is an intellectual historian specializing in South Africa. His teaching focuses on South Africa, modern Africa, religion, political thought, popular culture, and the African Diaspora.
Ivan Marcus, Frederick P. Rose Professor of Jewish History. His interests include Europe; history of the Jews in medieval Europe; history of Jewish culture; Jewish-Christian relations; Jewish mysticism and pietism; the Jews and Islam.
Hope Metcalf, Clinical Lecturer in Law; Research Scholar in Law; and Executive Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. Her teaching and research focus on U.S.-based human rights violations, particularly with respect to people in various forms of detention.
Alice Miller, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership. Her interests include gender, sexuality, health, and international human rights.
Samuel Moyn, Chancellor James Kent Professor of Law and History. His areas of interest in legal scholarship include international law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought, in both historical and current perspective. In intellectual history, he has worked on a diverse range of subjects, especially 20th-century European moral and political theory.
Catherine Panter-Brick, Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen Chabner Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs and Professor of Public Health. Her current research focuses on youth in global adversity, addressing issues of risk and resilience in contexts of poverty, disease, famine, armed conflict, and social marginalization.
Nilakshi Parndigamage, Chief of Staff and Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives. She previously worked as a human rights researcher, focusing on sexual violence in wartime and the rights of minorities.
Stephen Pitti, Professor of History and of American Studies and of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; Director, Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration. His interests include History of Mexican Americans; U.S. West; Latinos; 19th & 20th century immigration; U.S.-Mexico border; and labor history.
Kristin Reynolds, Research Affiliate at the Yale Center for Environmental Justice. Her research centers on urban agriculture and social justice. She teaches courses on food and the environment, urban food systems, and food justice.
Graeme Reid, Lecturer in WGSS. He is the director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program for Human Rights Watch. He is an expert on LGBT rights and has conducted research, taught and published extensively on gender, sexuality, LGBT issues, and HIV/AIDS.
Juno Jill Richards, Associate Professor of English. Their interests include British modernism; human rights; creative writing; women's movements; and juvenile justice.
Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Professor American Studies, Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; Head of College, Ezra Stiles College. Her scholarship concerns the femicide in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; transnational migration; border governance; and social movements in the Americas.
Jim Silk, Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. He is also the Director of the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights.
David Simon, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, Jackson School of Global Affairs. He studies African politics, focusing on the politics of development assistance and post-conflict situations (and that of Rwanda in particular).
Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy. His interests include philosophy of language; epistemology; race; criminal justice and mass incarceration; and propaganda.
Quan Tran, Senior Lecturer, American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration. Her research and teaching interests include critical refugee studies, Vietnamese boat people, Asian American studies, diaspora and transnational studies, comparative ethnic studies, migration studies, memory studies, and food studies.
Maria Trumpler, Senior Lecturer in WGSS. Her interests include gender and science, feminist critiques of science, scientific studies of sexuality, and food studies.
John Wargo, Tweedy-Ordway Professor of Environmental Health and Politics, Yale University School of the Environment; Chair, Yale College Environmental Studies Major and Program. He has lectured extensively on the limits and potential of environmental law, with a focus on human health.
Elisabeth Wood, Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies; Crosby Professor of the Human Environment. She is currently writing two books: one on sexual violence during war, drawing on field research in several countries, and a second on political violence in Colombia. She teaches courses on comparative politics, political violence, collective action, and qualitative research methods.
Patrick Weil, Visiting Professor of Law, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow, Yale Law School. His work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and church-state law and policy.
Laura Wexler, Charles H. Farnam Professor of American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Wexler's scholarship centers upon intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class with film and photography in the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present.
Jonathan Wyrtzen, Associate Professor of Sociology, History, and International Affairs. His teaching and research engages a set of related thematic areas that include empire and colonialism, state formation and non-state forms of political organization, ethnicity and nationalism, and religion and socio-political action.