Aerial view of Jodhpur, India, at night. Ayres has tracked the rise of India on the global stage.

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alumna profile

Global Impact


How Alyssa Ayres, AM’96, PhD’04, translated her academic work into foreign policy.
Marissa Fenley made her puppet Gordon—named for modernist theater pioneer Edward Gordon Craig—at a workshop hosted by theater company Rough House in 2016.

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graduate students

Power Play


Marissa Fenley studies control dynamics between ventriloquists and their dummies.
Eric Elshtain, PhD'10 ponders a shark’s jaw.

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Humanities at Work

A Poet and His Patrons


Eric Elshtain, PhD’10, translates museum visitors’ reflections into poetry.

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humanities in the world

What Literature Can (and Can’t) Do for Us Now


Tableau spoke with Kenneth Warren amid nationwide protests over racial injustice in the spring.
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Melvin (1929–2019) and Randy Berlin attend the 2019 Berlin Family Lectures.

A Literary Legacy


Berlin gift creates endowed assistant professorship in early modern literature.
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“Mediator” by Julia Phillips. Glazed ceramics, metal structure, granite tiles, slip cast ceramic microphone mesh

New Faculty 2020


The Division of the Humanities welcomes ten new faculty members, including nine former Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows.
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Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities

From the Dean


In challenging times, humanistic inquiry offers comfort, critique, and enlightenment.