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

Faculty Director, UParis


(305) 284-4858 x7225
Logan J. Connors is Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures. He researches French literature, mainly theatre, from 1650 to 1815 as well as topics in theatre & performance studies, the history of the emotions, and comparative revolution studies. At Miami, he teaches French & Francophone Literatures from the medieval period to the...

Otavio A Bueno

Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences


(305) 284-9218
Otávio Bueno (Ph.D., University of Leeds), Professor and Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences. He has held visiting professorships or fellowships at Princeton University, University of York (UK), University of Leeds, and the University of São Paulo. His research is in philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics,...

Amina Gautier, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-2561
Amina Gautier is the 2021-2022 Arthur E. and Alice F. Adams Charitable Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation, the 2022-2023 Letras Boricuas Fellow, and the 2021-2024 University of Miami Gabelli Senior Scholar. Gautier is the author of three award-winning short story collections: The Loss of All Lost Things (2016), which won the Elixir Press Award...

Ashli C White

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5005
Ashli White earned a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.  She specializes in early American history, with particular attention to the connections between North America and the Atlantic World.  To date, most of her research has...

Karen R Mathews

Associate Professor
Ancient, Medieval & Islamic Art


(305) 284-2542
Karen Rose Mathews is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Miami where she teaches classes on ancient art, medieval art, Spanish art, and Islamic art. Her research interests address the material culture of the medieval and early modern Mediterranean as well as the use of digital technologies in art historical pedagogy and...

Catherine Newell

Assoc. Professor


(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...

Jennifer L Ferriss-Hill

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and College Diversity


(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, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015,...