Faculty Advisory Board

Members of the Center’s Faculty Advisory Board represent various areas of the humanities.  Members are asked to assist with Center initiatives such as selecting the speakers for the Stanford Distinguished Professors lecture series, reviewing applications for the Center's Dissertation Fellowships, and serving as liaisons between their home departments and the Center. 


Faculty Advisory Board

Logan Connors

Assoc. Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies in French
Faculty Director, UParis


Simon J Evnine



(305) 284-4757
My most recent book is Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms (OUP) and I continue to be interested in metaphysics, artifacts, and social ontology. I am currently working on a cross-genre book to be called A Certain Gesture: Evnine’s Batman Meme Project and Its Parerga!. The work will have...

Wilson H Shearin

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5404
Wilson Shearin joined the University of Miami faculty from Stanford in 2010. His research focuses above all on the intersection of philosophy and literature in antiquity, particularly in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Favorite ancient authors include Empedocles, Plato, Lucretius, Persius, and Seneca, but his work ranges also into reception,...

Amina Gautier

Assoc. Professor


(215) 370-1831
Amina Gautier is the author of two short story collections: Now We Will Be Happy (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and At-Risk (University of Georgia Press, 2011), which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. More than eighty of her short stories have been published or are...

Ashli C White

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5005
Ashli White specializes in early American history, with particular attention to the connections between North America and the larger Atlantic World.  To date, most of her research has concentrated on the political, social, and cultural history of the age of revolutions.  White’s first book, Encountering Revolution:...

Maria Galli Stampino

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and College Diversity


(305) 284-4036

Nathan James Timpano

Associate Professor
Art History
Graduate Director of Department of Art and Art History


(305) 284-4668
Nathan Timpano is currently associate professor and area head of art history within the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Miami. His research focuses on the history of modern art & visual culture in Europe and the Americas, with a specialty in German and Austrian modernism. He teaches courses on 19th- &...

Mihoko Suzuki

Professor and Cooper Fellow in the Humanities


(305) 284-5623
Mihoko Suzuki earned her A.B. in an interdisciplinary major, History and Literature, in the College Scholar Program at Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her scholarship focuses on Renaissance and early modern literature and culture, English and European, with an emphasis on gender and authorship. She...

Jennifer L Ferriss-Hill

Assoc. Professor
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


(305) 284-4036
Jennifer Ferriss-Hill received her A.B. in Classics summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University (2002) and her Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University (2008). She joined the University of Miami in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Classics, and since 2015 has been an Associate Professor of...