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

Christina Civantos

Professor

ccivantos@miami.edu

(305) 284-4858 x7265

Simon J Evnine

Professor

sevnine@miami.edu

(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...

Amina Gautier

Assoc. Professor

axg558@miami.edu

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...

Scott Heerman

Asst. Professor

msh124@miami.edu

(305) 284-5203
Scott Heerman is a scholar of eighteenth and nineteenth century U.S. history. His research focuses on slavery and emancipation in the U.S. and Atlantic World. He also teaches about western expansion and empire in U.S history and legal history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In 2013, Professor Heerman earned his Ph.D. from the...

Karen R Mathews

Associate Professor
Art History

k.mathews1@miami.edu

(305) 284-2542

Catherine Newell

Asst. Professor

clnewell@miami.edu

(305) 284-3733
Catherine L. Newell is a scholar of the conjoined histories of religion and science (specifically technology, ecology, and medicine). She is particularly interested in how scientific paradigms frequently owe their genesis to a religious idea or spiritual belief. Her first book, titled Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and the Final...

Mihoko Suzuki

Professor
Professor and Cooper Fellow in the Humanities

msuzuki@miami.edu

(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

j.ferrisshill@miami.edu

(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...