Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities Image credit: Photography by John Zich
dean’s message

From the Dean


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the virtual Humanities Day in the fall of 2020 serves as a prototype of how to conduct an online signature event.
Self-Portrait with Grid, a sketch by Gabriel Mitchell, appears in "Mental Traveler."
Faculty Books

Excerpt: “Mental Traveler”


The author’s memoir of the life and death of his son, Gabriel Mitchell, who struggled with schizophrenia for 20 years until his suicide at the age of 38.
Graves visited this shrine in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2016.
graduate students

Diaspora and descent


Jazmin Graves, AM’15, studies the religious songs of Afrodescendants in India.
Q Station, a historical quarantine site in Sydney, Australia
humanities in the world

Into quarantine


Two alumni tackle the history and architecture of locked-down spaces.
Akira Kurosawa's "The Idiot" (1951) was one of the works Olga Solovieva examined in her study of Russian influences on the Japanese filmmaker.
young faculty focus

Outside the boxes


Junior faculty in Comparative Literature cross borders, stand at the vanguard.