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David Cahan is the Charles Bessey Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has edited three books by or about Hermann von Helmholtz and is writing a biography on him. His other work as an editor includes, From Natural Philosophy to the Sciences: Writing the History of Nineteenth-Century Science (2003).
Edmond Cahn, awarded the Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence by the American Philosophical Society in 1955, is a professor of law at New York University. He is the author of The Sense of Injustice (1949) and The Moral Decision (1955)
Craig Calhoun is the president of the Social Science Research Council and a university professor of the social sciences at New York University. He is the author of the prizewinning Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China (1994) and other books, including, Lessons of Empire (2005), and he is the editor-in-chief of the Oxford Dictionary of the Social Sciences.
Agnès Callamard is the director of Columbia University's Global Freedom of Expression initiative and a special adviser to the president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger. She was appointed the UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial summary or arbitrary executions on August 1, 2016.
Charles Camic is a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is currently studying historical changes in the conceptual vocabularies by which social thinkers have viewed the human individual, concentrating especially on the language of character. He is completing his book, The Cosmopolitan Local: Talcott Parsons, the Making of an American Social Theorist.
Carlos Oliva Campos is a professor of history at the University of Havana with a specialization in Cuba's relations with the Americas. He is also the coordinator of a research group, the Network on Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, and author and editor of numerous books, including US National Security Concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014).
Margaret Canovan is a professor at Keele University. Her recent publications include Nationhood and Political Theory (1996) and Hannah Arendt: A Reinterpretation of her Political Thought (1992). She is currently working on a book about the concept of the people.
Maggie M. Cao is the David G. Frey Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the intersection of art with histories of technology, natural science, and economics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is the author of The End of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America(2018).
Christopher Capozzola is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and The Making of the Modern American Citizen (2008)
Alongside Loraine Rickard-Martin, Enrico Carisich is the founding partners in CCSI, an advisory group of former UN sanctions experts, conflict resolution practitioners, and advisers in sanctions compliance, implementation training, and national capacity building projects. They have served as advisers to security council sanctions committees and on expert sanctions monitoring groups for Somalia, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sudan, among others.
Elof Axel Carlson, the distinguished teaching professor emeritus in the department of biochemistry and cell biology at Stony Brook University, is a noted geneticist and historian of science. His recent books include Times of Triumph, Times of Doubt: Science and the Battle for Public Trust (2006) and Neither Gods Nor Beasts: How Science is Changing Who We Think We Are (2008).
Henry Carsch is an associate professor of political and social studies at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He has examined in great detail many of the sociological aspects of fairy tales and is writing a book on culture and personality in literature.
Jose Casanova is an associate professor of sociology and a senior fellow at the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He has published widely on sociological theory, migration, and globalization.
Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945) was a German philosopher who specialized in the works of Immanuel Kant. He was a professor at Hamburg University (1919–1933). He left Germany and taught at Oxford University (1933–1935), University of Göteborg in Sweden (1935–1941), Yale University (1941–1944), and Columbia University (1944–1945). His publications include Philosophy of Symbolic Forms (3 vols., 1923–1929) andEssay on Man (1944).
Emanuele Castano, an associate professor at the New School for Social Research, is a social and political psychologist focusing on nationalism and international relations, intergroup conflict and reconciliation, and collective responsibility. His articles have appeared in numerous journals and edited collections.
Teresa Garcia Castro is pursuing an MA in US foreign policy and national security at American University, where she is a research assistant and was the recipient of the Hall of Nations Award. Originally from Cuba, she completed her BA in international relations at the Institute of International Relations in Havana.
Stanley Cavell is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. His most recent book is Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian Perfectionism (1990).
Jo Ann Cavallo, a professor of Italian at Columbia University, works primarily on Italian Renaissance literature, including Machiavelli's opus. Her publications include The World beyond Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto (2013) and "Machiavelli and Women" in Vilches and Seamen (2007).
Miguel Centeno is an assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University. He recently wrote Democracy within Reason: Technocratic Revolution in Mexico (1994) and co-edited Toward a New Cuba? (with Mauricio Font, 1998).
Ch'u Chai was for many years a professor of jurisprudence and philosophy at Chinese universities. He is now engaged in a translation of Chinese classics, the first of which, The Works of Lao Tzu, is about to be published.
Katayoun Chamany is a faculty member in the Science, Technology, and Society program of Eugene Lang College at The New School. She uses a sociopolitical approach to teach courses in the area of infectious diseases, cell biology, and genetics.
Gregory Chaitin is a mathematician, the creator of algorithmic information theory, the discoverer of the remarkable Omega number, and the creator of the field of metabiology, which views evolution as a random walk in software space. Among his books are Algorithmic Information Theory (1987), Conversations with a Mathematician (2002), Meta Math! (2005), and Proving Darwin (2012).
Michael J. Chandler is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. His recent writing includes Shifting to an Interpretive Theory of Mind in The Age of Reason and Responsibility (1996).
David L. Chappell is the Irene & Julian Rothbaum Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. His books include A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow (2004) and Walking From the Dream: The Battle Over Martin Luther King's Legacy (forthcoming)
Partha Chatterjee, a professor of political science at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta, was a visiting professor of anthropology in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in 1991. He is the author of Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World (1986).
Soumya Chattopadhyay is a senior research analyst in the Global Economy and Development and Foreign Policy programs at the Brookings Institution and a doctoral student at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland.
Yong Chen is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of the forthcoming Chop Suey USA: The Rise of Chinese Food in America, among other publications, and a frequent commentator on such topics as food, Asian-Americans, and American immigration and higher education.
John Cheney-Lippold teaches and writes on the relationship between digital media, identity, and the concept of privacy. He is the author of We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of our Digital Selves (2017).
Nick Cheesman is a research fellow at the Australian National University. His doctoral dissertation, which won the University Prize and the President's Prize of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, has been published as Opposing the Rule of Law: How Myanmar's Courts Make Law and Order (2015).
Marian R. Chertow, the director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, has worked on solid waste issues since 1978. Her most recent book is Thinking Ecologically: The Next Generation of Environmental Policy (Yale 1997).
Melissa Chiu is the director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She has authored and edited several books and catalogs on contemporary art, including Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader (2010), and has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, the Museum of Modern Art, and other universities and museums
Dennis Chong is chair and professor of political science at the University of Southern California and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He studies American national politics and has published extensively on issues of decision-making, public opinion, political psychology, and collective action.
Nwankwo Chukwuemeka, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Howard University, has worked as an industrial engineer both in the United States and on the continent of Africa. He is the author of a recent book, African Dependencies: A Challenge to Western Democracy, and has published a number of articles in American and African periodicals.
Wang Chunguang is a research fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has done extensive work on migrations, including a book on the Zhejiangcun, the Wenzhou community in Beijing. He has also studied Wenzhou groups in Europe, as well as social stratification and mobility, rural nonorganizations, and rural social development in contemporary China.
Christopher K. Clague, in the Department of Government at Claremont McKenna College of Economics, University of Maryland, is the author of several articles for economic journals and is currently doing work on tariff preferences and capital utilization in less-developed countries.
John Maurice Clark (1884–1963) is a noted economist who graduated from Amherst College in 1905 and received his PhD from Columbia University in 1910. He was a professor of economics at the University of Chicago (1922–1926) and Columbia University (1926–1957). He was awarded the Francis A. Walker Medal by the American Economic Association in 1952. His books include The Costs of the World War to the American People (1931) and Economics of Planning Public Works (1935).
Lee Clarke is an associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University. He is the author of Acceptable Risk? (1989), Mission Improbable (1999), and Worst Cases: Terror & Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination (2006). He is currently writing about problems of science, warnings, and political engagement.
Todd Clear is the Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. His books are Controlling the Offender in the Community (with V. O’Leary, 2003), Harm in American Penology: The Community Justice Ideal (with David Karp, 1994) and American Corrections (with G. Cole, 2006).
Nico Cloete is a full-time director at the Centre for Higher Education Transformation. He served as a research director for South Africa's National Commission on Higher Education and as a coordinator of the Post-Secondary Education Report of the National Education Policy Investigation. He is widely published in the fields of psychology, sociology, and education.
Juliet Clutton-Brock is a member of the Department of Zoology at The Natural History Museum in London. She is the editor of the Journal of Zoology and recently published "Origins of the Dog: Domestication and Early History" in James Serpell's, editor, The Domestic Dog (1995).
Joan Cocks is a professor of politics and the chair of Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of The Oppositional Imagination: Feminism, Critique, and Political Theory (Routledge, 1989), and her recent publications include "A New Cosmopolitanism? V.S. Naipaul and Edward Said" in Constellations (2000) and "From Politics to Paralysis: Critical Intellectuals Answer the National Question" in Political Theory (24:3, August 1996).
Bruce M. Cohen is the president and psychiatrist-in-chief at McLean Hospital. He is also a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the head of the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at McLean. In addition, Dr. Cohen is the director of the McLean Brain Imaging Program, including the Brain Imaging Center and Sleep Disorders Center.
Ethan Cohen founded the Ethan Cohen gallery in 1987 as Art Waves/Ethan Cohen in SoHo, New York City. The first gallery to present the Chinese avant-garde of the 1980s to the United States, it introduced the works of now celebrated artists, including Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing, Gu Wenda, Wang Keping, and Qiu Zhijie.
Jean L. Cohen is a professor of political science at Columbia University. She is the author of Class and Civil Society: The Limits of Marxian Critical Theory (1982) and co-author of Civil Society and Political Theory (1992). Her latest book, Sex, Privacy, and the Constitution: Dilemmas of Regulating Intimacy, was published in 2002.
Jerome Cohen is the senior American expert on East Asian law. He teaches courses on Chinese law and society; comparative international law, analyzing how countries with a Confucian tradition relate to international laws and traditions of the West; and international business contracts and economic cooperation with East Asia.
Julie E. Cohen is a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. She is the author of The Networked Self: Copyright, Privacy, and the Production of Networked Space (2012).
Lawrence Cohen is a professor of social cultural anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His current research projects include The Other Kidney, a collaborative project with Nancy Scheper-Hughes that engages with the nature of immunosuppression and its accompanying global traffic in organs for transplant.
Marc J.Cohen is the special assistant to the Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute. His publications include the Bread for the World Institute's Annual Report of the State of World Hunger, and, most recently, Hunger in a Global Economy: Hunger 1998: Eighth Annual Report.
Michael Cohen is a professor of international affairs and the director of the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School. He is currently completing a book on Argentina’s recovery from the economic crisis of 2001.
Steven Cohen is the executive director and chief operating officer of the Earth Institute and a professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University. His publications include Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy (2015) and other books. He also writes a weekly blog for the Huffington Post.
Jonathan Cole is the John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University at Columbia University, where he was Provost and Dean of Faculties from 1989 to 2003. His publications in sociology of science, science policy, and higher education include The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Threatened Future (forthcoming 2010).
Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is author of Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires (2018), The New Arabs (2014), Engaging the Muslim World (2009), and Napoleon's Egypt (2007), among other books.
Paul Collier is the Director for the Center for the Study of African Economies, a professor of economics at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of St. Antony’s College. His latest book is The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature (2010).
Ronald K. L. Collins is the Harold S. Shefelman Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law and a fellow at the Newseum's First Amendment Center in Washington D.C. He is the co-author of several books, including We Must Not be Afraid to be Free (2011), and the editor of The Fundamental Holmes: A Free Speech Chronicle and Reader (2010). In 2010, he was selected as a Norman Mailer fellow in fiction writing.
Gerhard Colm (1897–1968), who was one of the original members of the New School's Graduate Faculty, then known as the University in Exile, was Chief Economist of the National Planning Association. Formerly, he was in the service of the United States government; during 1946–1952, he was the senior economist in the President's Council of Economic Advisers. In his many writings, he dealt especially with questions of public finance and fiscal policy.
Rita R. Colwell is a chairman of Canon US Life Sciences, Inc.; a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park; and a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Jean Comaroff is the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University and an honorary professor at the University of Cape Town. Her publications include Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: The Culture and History of a South African People (1985) and The Truth About Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order (with John L. Comaroff, 2016).
William E. Connolly is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at John Hopkins University. His most recent books include Capitalism and Christianity, American Style (2008) and the forthcoming A World of Becoming.
Gordon Conway is the president of the Rockefeller Foundation and was previously the vice chancellor at the University of Sussex, as well as the director of the Sustainable Agriculture Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). His published works include After the Green Revolution: Sustainable Agriculture for Development (1990).
Werner Conze is professor of modern and social history and the director of the Historical Seminar and of the Institut fur Sozial-und Wirtschaftsgeschichte at the University of Heidelberg. He has written extensively in the field of social history.
Lewis A. Coser is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York—Stony Brook. His most recent book is Greedy Institutions (1974), and he is now engaged in a large-scale study of the publishing industry to be called, Gatekeepers of Ideas.
Zoë Crossland is an associate professor of anthropology at Columbia University. She is working on a forthcoming book, entitled The Speaking Corpse, which explores the evidence of the forensic corpse, the ways in which it is explained and delineated for popular consumption, and the history that lies behind the treatment of the dead as evidence.
Gustavo Costa is a professor and the chairman of the Department of Italian at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is La leggenda dei secoli d'oro nella letteratura italiana (1972).
Holland Cotter has been a staff art critic at the New York Times since 1998. In 2009, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for coverage that included articles on art in China. His subjects range from Italian Renaissance painting to street-based communal work by artist collectives. For the Times, he has written widely about “non-Western” art and culture.
Richard Cox, an associate professor of political science at the State University of New York, Buffalo, has published a book, Locke on War and Peace, and several essays in political philosophy. A second book, The State in International Relations, will appear later this year.
Margaret E. Crahan is the director of the Cuba Program at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. She serves on the executive committee of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and is a member of the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has published over a hundred articles and books, including Religion, Culture and Society: The Case of Cuba (2003).
Vincent Crapanzano, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has written extensively on trance, possession, ecstasy, and mental illness. His books include Hermes? Dilemma and Hamlet’s Desire: On the Epistemology of Interpretation(1992) and Serving the Word: From the Pulpit to the Bench (1999).
Alice Crary is an assistant professor of philosophy at the Graduate Faculty, New School University. She has published articles on moral psychology, meta-ethics, philosophy and literature, feminist theory, J. L. Austin, Wittgenstein, and other issues and figures. She is a co-editor of The New Wittgenstein (2000) and is currently writing a book on ethics entitled, The Moral Life of Language.
Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His many books include Very Little . . . Almost Nothing (1997), Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance (2007), The Book of Dead Philosophers(2008), and The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology (2012).
Gary Cross is a Distinguished Professor of Modern History and the director of Graduate Studies at Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on late industrial society in Western Europe, England, and the United States with respect to family, work, leisure, popular culture, and technology. His books include Time and Money: The Making of Consumer Culture (1993).
Arely Cruz-Santiago is a doctoral researcher based at Durham University’s department of geography. A co-investigator on the ESRC (UK)-sponsored Citizen-Led Forensics project, she has been president of the Mexican NGO Gobernanza Forense Ciudadana since 2012.
György Csepeli is a professor of social psychology at the Institute of Sociology, ELTE University, Budapest. He recently contributed "The Role of Fear in Ethnic and National Conflicts" in Eastern Europe to Grappling with Democracy: Deliberations on Post-Communist Societies (1996).
Paisley Currah teaches political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is co-editor of Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge (Palgrave 2011) and Transgender Rights (Minnesota, 2006). His book, The United States of Gender, will be published by NYU Press.
John T. Curtin is a Senior US District Judge in the Western District of New York. Among his most notable cases are the Love Canal case, the Buffalo school desegregation case, and the Donald "Sly" Green criminal drug case. He is the author of "From the Bench: A System that Works" (in Litigation, 1999) and Drug Policy Alternatives—A Response from the Bench.
Neal Curtis is an associate professor in the School of Cultures, Modern Languages, and Area Studies. He is a member of the Centre for Critical Theory and has published Against Autonomy: Lyotard, Judgement and Action (Ashgate 2001) and War and Social Theory: World, Value, Identity (Palgrave 2006). He is currently working on two projects. The first is on capitalism and privatization to be published by Pluto Press. The second, on sovereignty and superheroes, will be published by Manchester University Press.