Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities
dean’s message

From the Dean


The dean reflects on the University’s new president, interdisciplinary research, and supporting graduate students and recent graduates.
Human and dog
graduate students

Ethics unleashed


A philosophy PhD student explores ethical theory, therapy, and the bond between humans and dogs.
Lauren Berlant was the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature.
in memoriam

Excerpt: “Cruel Optimism”


Remembering Laurent Berlant
In The Printed Book in the West, taught by Michael F. Suarez, SJ, students gained firsthand experience of the rare books in the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center.
on campus

How to read a book


A course on bibliography and book history taught students to understand the entire book—not just the words.
Both text and imagery, as shown on this grave stele, are central to Seth Estrin's scholarship.
young faculty focus

New angles


Art History’s junior faculty look at the discipline from shifting perspectives.