People

  • faculty

  • Leonardo Lisi

    Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Interim Chair

    • 410-516-8359
    • 410-516-7354
    • leonardo.lisi@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: European literature of the long 19th century, European modernism, Kierkegaard and German idealism, tragedy and the tragic, philosophical aesthetics and literary forms
  • Paola Marrati

    Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

    • 410-516-0542
    • 410-516-7354
    • pmarrati@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 220
    • Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary French Philosophy, American Pragmatism and Skepticism, Moral Perfectionism, Cinema and Philosophy, Gender Studies
  • Anne Eakin Moss

    Assistant Professor

    • 410-516-6503
    • 410-516-7354
    • aeakinmoss@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 242
    • Research Interests: Russian literature and cinema, film theory and history, gender studies, philosophies of community, theories of spectatorship
  • Yi-Ping Ong

    Assistant Professor

    • 410-516-6500
    • 410-516-7354
    • yi-ping.ong@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 218
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century literature and philosophy, the novel, modernism, existentialism, ethics and justice in contemporary anglophone literature
  • staff

  • Jason Oliver

    Jason Oliver

    Systems Engineer

  • Marva Philip

    Marva Philip

    Senior Administrative Coordinator

    MBA, Johns Hopkins University
  • Tamsyn Rose-Steel

    Librarian for Digital Scholarship

  • professors emeriti

  • Michael Fried

    Professor Emeritus of the Humanities
    Academy Professor, Johns Hopkins University

    • 410-516-7618
    • michaelmfried@gmail.com
    • Gilman 222
    • Research Interests: Modern art, literature, criticism, and theory; Italian painting in the age of Caravaggio
  • Neil Hertz

    Neil Hertz

    Professor Emeritus

  • Ruth Leys

    Professor Emerita of the Humanities
    Academy Professor, Johns Hopkins University

    • leys100@gmail.com
    • Research Interests: History and theory of psychoanalysis, history of psychiatry and psychology, 19th- and 20th-century intellectual history, feminist theory
  • Richard A. Macksey

    Richard A. Macksey

    Professor Emeritus

  • Hent de Vries

    Professor Emeritus of the Humanities

    • 410-516-7619
    • 410-516-7354
    • hentdevries@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Modern European thought, history and critique of metaphysics, philosophies of religion, political theologies, religion and media, literature and temporality
  • postdoctoral fellows

  • Jean-Sébastien Hardy

    Jean-Sébastien Hardy

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    • jean-sebastien.hardy@hotmail.com
    • Research Interests: Contemporary continental philosophy, phenomenology, transcendental aesthetics, movement and perception, passions and affects, affect and time in contemporary culture
  • Avraham Rot

    Richard A. Macksey Postdoctoral Fellow

    • 410-516-7616
    • avreimir@yahoo.com
    • Gilman 213
    • Research Interests: History of modern philosophy; history of psychology and psychiatry; phenomenology and psychoanalysis; history of emotions; secularization
  • Nils F. Schott

    James M. Motley Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

    • 410-516-7616
    • n.schott@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 213
    • Research Interests: The eighteenth century and its legacies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, philosophy and religion, philosophies of time
  • visiting faculty

  • Evelyne Ender

    Visiting Professor

    • 410-516-4884
    • e.ender@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 261
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century literatures, literary criticism and theory, psychoanalysis, feminist criticism, and gender, memory studies, body-mind issues
  • associates

  • Anita LaFrance Allen

    Associate, Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
    Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

  • Philip Fisher

    Associate, Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
    Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English, Harvard University

  • Susan James

    Associate, Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
    Professor of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London

  • joint appointments

  • Sharon Achinstein

    Sir William Osler Professor of English, Department of English

    • 410-516-5575
    • sachins1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 24
    • Research Interests: Early modern literature, poetry, and poetics, gender
  • Veena Das

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Anthropology

    • 410-516-0630
    • veenadas@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 441
    • Research Interests: Everyday life, ethics, anthropology and philosophy, urban transformations, poverty, violence, gender, social suffering, aesthetics, South Asia, Europe
  • Eckart Förster

    Professor, Department of Philosophy

    • 410-516-8041
    • eckart.forster@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 292
    • Research Interests: Metaphysics; history of philosophy; Kant and German idealism
  • Yitzhak Y. Melamed

    Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy

    • 410-516-0568
    • ymelame1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 274
    • Research Interests: Early modern philosophy, German idealism, metaphysics
  • Kenneth Moss

    Associate Professor, Felix Posen Chair in Modern Jewish History, Department of History

    • 410-516-3325
    • kmoss5@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 326
    • Research Interests: Modern Jewish history; history of Israel; Russia, Poland, and Eastern Europe; Jewish political thought; Hebrew and Yiddish literature and culture; history and sociology of nationalism; theory and practice of cultural history; history of the cultural sphere
  • Christopher Nealon

    Professor, Department of English

    • 410-516-6046
    • nealon@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 18
    • Research Interests: American literature, aesthetic theory, poetry and poetics, intellectual history
  • Jacques Neefs

    James M. Beall Professor of French, Department of German and Roman Languages and Literatures

    • 410-516-7727
    • jneefs@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 482
    • Research Interests: 19th-20th-century French literature; genetic criticism
  • Gabrielle Spiegel

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of History

    • 410-516-5075
    • spiegel@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 314
    • Research Interests: Medieval history, with special interest in historiography and linguistic analysis
  • Molly Warnock

    Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art

  • Michael Williams

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Philosophy

    • 410-516-7030
    • mwilliams@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 270
    • Research Interests: Epistemology, philosophy of language, history of modern philosophy
  • Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

    Associate Professor, Department of Classics

    • 410-516-7557
    • yatroman@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 104
    • Research Interests: Greek papyrology, ancient Greek vase inscriptions, archaic and classical social and cultural history, ancient Greek vase painting, historical and comparative anthropology
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