External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board meets annually to review Faculty Fellowship proposals and to select the Faculty Fellows for the next academic year.

Herman Bennett
Professor of History, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Herman Bennett is a renowned scholar on the history of the African diaspora, with a particular focus on Latin American history. Through his work, he has called for scholars to broaden the critical inquiry of race and ethnicity in the colonial world. He has written extensively on the presence of African slaves and freedmen in Mexican society during the colonial period and on the consequent interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in colonial Mexico. Bennett has received fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has lectured widely in Europe and the Americas, and comes to the Graduate Center from Rutgers University after starting his scholarly career at Johns Hopkins University. Bennett holds a Ph.D. in Latin American history from Duke University where he was a Mellon Scholar of the Humanities.

Stefanos Geroulanos
Professor of History, New York University

Stefanos Geroulanos is Associate Professor of European Intellectual History at New York University and Director of the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique/NYU). He usually writes about the history of the concepts that weave together modern understandings of the human, time, and the body. He is now working on a project on the figure of the New Man in modern thought, science, and aesthetics, a co-edited project on time and power, and a smaller project on the modern inventions of human "prehistory." As of May 2017, he is Co-Executive Editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas. In the academic year 2017-18, he is continuing as Director of Graduate Studies in History, and is teaching courses on: Time (graduate, fall 2017); The 1960s (freshman seminar, fall 2017); Freud (undergraduate and graduate, spring 2018), and The Birth of the Human (core curriculum, spring 2018).

Emily Greenwood
Professor of the Classics and Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Emily Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her BA, M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees. After finishing her Ph.D. she was a research fellow at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2000–2002). Since then, she has held academic appointments at the University of St Andrews (as a lecturer in Greek, 2002–2008), Yale (as a Professor of Classics with a secondary appointment in African-American Studies, 2009-2021), and Princeton (as a Professor of Classics and the University Center for Human Values, 2021-2022). Her research interests include Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, classical receptions from the nineteenth century to the present day, Caribbean Studies, Black Studies, and Postcolonial Studies. Her most recent book was Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century and she is currently working on a book entitled Black Classicisms and the Expansion of the Western Classical Tradition. She has recently guest-edited a two-volume special issue of the American Journal of Philology, entitled “Diversifying Classical Philology”.

Heather K. Love
Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

Heather Love received her A.B. from Harvard and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research interests include gender and sexuality studies, twentieth-century literature and culture, affect studies, sociology and literature, disability studies, film and visual culture, and critical theory. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard) and the editor of a special issue of GLQ on Gayle Rubin (“Rethinking Sex”) and the co-editor of a special issue of Representations ("Description Across Disciplines"). She has written on topics including comparative social stigma, compulsory happiness, transgender fiction, spinster aesthetics, and reading methods in literary studies. She is currently completing two books, one on the deviance studies roots of queer studies and one on practices of description in the humanities and social sciences after World War II.