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


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.


graduate students

Power Play

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


Humanities at Work

A Poet and His Patrons

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

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on campus
Charlie Chaplin’s film “Modern Times” examined seismic social and economic shifts.

Texts Support

Three Humanities Teaching Fellows adapt to remote learning on campus.
dean’s message
Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities

From the Dean

In challenging times, humanistic inquiry offers comfort, critique, and enlightenment.
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.
humanities in the world

Plato in the Time of Coronavirus

Tableau spoke with Agnes Callard, AB’97, in the early weeks of COVID-19.