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    The New School for Social Research
    6 East 16th Street, 9th floor

    Room 926
    New York, NY 10003
    Tel: 212.229.5757 x3016
    Fax: 212.229.5595

    Chair: Lawrence Hirschfeld
    Secretary: Charles Whitcroft
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  • Chair

    Lawrence Hirschfeld
    Professor of Anthropology and Psychology
    PhD 1984, Columbia University

    Department Members

    Abou Farman
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    PhD 2012, The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Nicolas Langlitz
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    PhD 2007, University of California, Berkeley
    PhD 2004, Humboldt-Universität/Freie Universität Berlin

    Hugh Raffles
    Professor of Anthropology and Liberal Studies
    DFES 1999, Yale University

    Vyjayanthi V. Rao
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    PhD 2002, University of Chicago

    Janet Roitman
    Associate Professor of Anthropology
    PhD 1996, University of Pennsylvania

    Ann Laura Stoler
    Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology
    and Historical Studies
    PhD 1982, Columbia University

    Miriam Ticktin 
    Associate Professor of Anthropology; co-Director of the Zolberg Center on Migration and Mobility
    PhD 2002, Stanford University and École des hautes études en sciences sociales

    Visiting Faculty

    Neni Panourgia
    Visiting Professor, Fall 2013-Spring 2016
    PhD 1992, Indiana University

    Affiliated Faculty     

    Jonathan Bach
    Associate Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs
    PhD 1997, Syracuse University

    Stephen Collier
    Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs
    PhD 2001, University of California, Berkeley

    Jaskiran Dhillon
    Assistant Professor of Education Studies and Anthropology; Co-chair of Education Studies
    PhD Education 2009, University of Pennsylvania

    Rachel Heiman
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Bachelor's Program and Department of Social Sciences
    PhD 2004, University of Michigan

    Benjamin Lee
    Professor of Anthropology and Philosophy
    PhD 1986, University of Chicago

    Gustav Peebles
    Chair of Social Sciences, The New School for Public Engagement
    PhD 2003, University of Chicago

    Antina von Schnitzler
    Assistant Professor of International Affairs
    PhD 2010, Columbia University

    McKenzie Wark
    Professor of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Studies
    PhD in Communication, Murdoch University