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

Hugh M Thomas



(305) 284-1556
Professor Thomas received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1988 and has taught at the University of Miami since then. He specializes in the history of Medieval Europe, focusing on England. His first book, Vassals, Crusaders, Heiresses, and Thugs: The Gentry of Angevin Yorkshire, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in...

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, Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and the Final...

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,...

Logan Connors

Faculty Director, UParis


(305) 284-5585
Logan J. Connors is Professor and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures. He researches French literature and theatrical performance from 1650 to 1815 as well as topics in theatre and performance studies, the history of the emotions, colonial Caribbean studies, and comparative revolution studies. He teaches French and Francophone Literatures...

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,...

Kathryn S Freeman



(305) 284-3986
Kathryn Freeman, whose fields are British Romanticism, Orientalism, Blake studies, and women’s literature, received her PhD from Yale in 1990.  She is the author of Blake’s Nostos: Fragmentation and Nondualism in The Four Zoas (SUNY 1997); Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal,...

Traci A Ardren



(305) 284-4912
Traci is an anthropological archaeologist interested in New World prehistoric cultures. Her research focuses on issues of identity and other forms of symbolic representation in the archaeological record, especially the ways in which differences are explained through gender. Current preoccupations include the role of cuisine in identity formation...