Distinguished Visitors Program

The Distinguished Visitors Program provides support to bring a diverse portfolio of distinguished statesmen, scientists, artists and other scholars to the Haverford community.

Upcoming Visitors

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Faculty are invited to submit a proposal for funding.

Submit a Proposal Submit an Evaluation

Past Visitors

  • 2013-14
    • Andrew Abbott - Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago
    • Julia Adams - Director, Division of Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology International and Area Studies, Yale University
    • Allan Antliff - Canada Research Chair: in Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Victoria
    • Adam Ashforth - Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan
    • Gerald Auten - Senior Lecturer and Director of The Studio Art Exhibition Program, Dartmouth College
    • Lisa Baglione - Professor and Chair of Political Science, St. Joseph’s University
    • Gretchen Bauer - Professor and Chair of Political Science, University of Delaware
    • Tom Boellstorff - Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Irvine
    • Lee H. Butler, Jr. - Professor of Theology and Psychology, Chicago Theological Seminary
    • Caren Canier - Professor of Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • Kateri Carmola - Director, Carmola Consulting, LLC
    • Jon Carter - Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology, Criminology, and Sociology Le Moyne College
    • Victor Caston - Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies, University of Michigan
    • Jack Censer - Professor of History, George Mason University
    • Rupali Chandar ‘91 - Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Toledo
    • Radcliffe Edmonds - Associate Professor and Chairman, Greek, Latin and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
    • David Eng - Richard L. Fisher Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
    • Juliet Floyd - Professor of Philosophy, Boston University
    • Elizabeth Freeman - Professor of English, University of California, Davis
    • Jon Garrison - Retired Metropolitan Opera singer
    • Zemer Gitai - Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
    • Dave Goldberg - Professor of Physics, Drexel University
    • L. Shane Greene - Associate Professor and Director for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University
    • Susan Hagen - Philadelphia sculptor and Assistant Professor, Department of Arts, Bucks County Community College
    • Mark Harrison - Professor, University of Warwick, UK
    • Linda Hasunuma - Assistant Professor of Government, Franklin and Marshall College
    • John T. Hill - Photographer, designer and former Director of Graduate Studies in Photography, Yale University School of Art
    • Seth Holmes - Martin Sisters Endowed Chair Assistant Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health’s Community Health and Human Development Division
    • Eugene Jarecki - Filmmaker
    • Jonathan Kirschenfeld - Founder, Institute for Public Architecture
    • James Knierim - Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Jeff Kuhn - Astronomy, Institute for Astronomy, Haleakala Division, Maui, Hawaii
    • Ulrich Langer - Professor of French, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Mary Anne Layden - Director of Education and Director of Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program, Center for Cognitive Therapy, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    • Benjamin Lebrave - Founder of Akwaaba Music
    • Dana Leibsohn - Priscilla Paine van der Poel Professor, Art History, Smith College
    • Chris Link - Professor of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Samuel Lucas - Professor Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
    • Adrienne Mayor - Research Scholar, Classics and History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University
    • Luvuyo Ntombana - Senior Researcher, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Fort Hare
    • Hillory Oakes - Director of Writing and Director of Student Collaborative Learning, Bates College
    • Paul Offit - Chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Lyman Page - Henry deWolfe Smyth Professor of Physics and Department Chair, Princeton University
    • George Papandreou - Former Prime Minister of Greece
    • Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson - Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
    • Marina Peterson - Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Ohio University
    • Lucinda Ramberg - Assistant Professor, Anthropology & Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Cornell University
    • Claudia Rangel - Professor of Sociology, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero
    • Juan J. Rojo - Assistant Professor of Spanish/Department of Foreign Languages Lafayette College
    • Gary Ruvkun - Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
    • Ellen Samuels - Assistant Professor of English and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Evangelina Sanchez - Professor of Sociology, Universidad Autonoma de la Ciudad de Mexico
    • Douglas Smith - Director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair, Robert A. Groff Endowed Professor and Vice Chairman for Research and Education in Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
    • C. Riley Snorton - Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
    • Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - Founder and Artistic Director, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin
    • Chris Stedman - Humanist Chaplain, Harvard University and Yale University
    • Michael Stein - Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor, Department of Statistics and the College, University of Chicago
    • Barry Stroud - Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
    • Michael Taussig - Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
    • Alan Trachtenberg - Neil Gray Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies, Yale University
    • Juan Uson - Associate Scholar and Lecturer, Department of Physics, Princeton University
    • Suresh Venkatasubramanian - John E. and Marva M. Warnock Associate Professor in the School of Computing, University of Utah
    • Edward A. Vessel - Research Scientist, New York University Center for Brain Imaging and Co-Director of the NYU ArtLab
    • Alycia Weinberger - Staff Astronomer, The Carnegie Institute of Washington Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
  • 2012-13
    • Marjorie Agosin - Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Spanish, Wellesley College
    • Alan Aspuru-Guzik - Associate Professor, Harvard University
    • Mo Asumang - Filmmaker
    • Erik Balder - Profile Chair of Mathematical Economics and Decision Theory, Utrecht University
    • Shadi Bartsch - Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies, University of Chicago)
    • Robert Bellah - Ford Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
    • Anthony Bogues - Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University
    • David Bucura - Clerk, Rwanda Yearly Meeting
    • David Charles - Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University
    • Veronica Cortinez - Professor Spanish, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Erik Davis - Freelance author
    • Peter Decherney - Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, English and Communications, University of Pennsylvania
    • Vincent Denis - Assistant Professor of History, University of Paris - Sorbonne
    • Richard H. Ebright - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory Director, Waksman Institute of Microbiology and Distinguished Professor Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
    • Erica Flapan - Lingurn H. Burkhead Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College
    • Eckart Forster - Professor, Department of Philosophy, Department of German, and the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin
    • Paul Franks - Professor of Philosophy, Yale University
    • Rajmohan Gandhi - Research Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Twiggy Pucci Garcon - Performer and health activist
    • Bill Gasarch - Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland at College Park
    • Alfredo Jaar - Artist
    • Sara Jordeno - Visual artist-filmmaker
    • Charles L. Kane - Professor, University of Pennsylvania
    • Gina Kolata - The New York Times Senior Health and Science Writer
    • James Lantolf - George and Jane Greer Professor in Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics, Penn State University
    • Peggy Levitt - Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College
    • Thomas Maniatis - Isidore Edelman Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University College of Medicine, NYC
    • Nikolay Mitrokhin - Researcher, Research Institute for Eastern Europe, Bremen, Germany
    • Brett Pelham - Visiting Associate Professor, Swarthmore College
    • Marc Schneiberg - John C. Pock Professor of Sociology, Reed College
    • Rupert Sheldrake - Research Fellow of the Royal Society and former Fellow of Clare College Cambridge University
    • Kim Steinhauer - President, Estill Voice International; adjunct faculty, University of Pittsburgh School of Health
    • Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman - Assistant Professor of English, Binghamton University
    • James Sweet - Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Ebony Elizabeth Thomas - Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
    • Ilana Trachtman - Filmmaker
    • Gary Victor - French and Francophone Studies
    • Rubie Watson - Curator of Comparative Ethnology; Former Director, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
    • James Watson - Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, Harvard University
    • Michael Weinstein - Chief Program Officer, The Robin Hood Foundation
    • Raul Zurita - Poet
  • 2011-12
    • Mohammed Ben Abdallah - Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
    • Naif Al-Mutawa - Creator of The 99
    • Olive Ayhens - Artist
    • Jennifer S. Beer - Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin
    • Hall Bjornstad - Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, Indiana University (Bloomington)
    • Bruno Bosteels - Professor of Romance Studies, Cornell University
    • Richard Brantley - Alumni Professor of English, Emeritus, University of Florida
    • Peter Brown - Professor, School of Environment, McGill University
    • Anthea Butler - Associate Professor of Religion, University of Pennsylvania
    • Patricia Cabrera Lopez - Professor of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico
    • Jack Carnell - Associate Professor, School of Design and Media, Philadelphia University
    • Anne Carson - Poet in Residence, NYU Creative Writing Program; London based artist
    • Gianluca Caterina - Co-Director, Center for Diagrammatic and Computational Philosophy, Endicott College
    • China Ethnographic Film Festival and Conference - Tami Blumenfield, Jenny Chio, Kenneth Dean, Maris Gillette, Steve Harrell, Benjamin Gertsen, Tik-sang Liu, J.P. Snaidecki, and Angela Zito
    • Janet Clark - Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, Drexel University
    • Michael Clarke - Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
    • D. Kacy Cullen - Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
    • Peter Davis - Film Director at Villon Films
    • Colin Joan Dayan - Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities, Vanderbilt University
    • Mircea Dumitru - Professor and Vice-Rector, University of Bucharest
    • Percival Everett - Fiction writer and Distinguished Professor of English, University of Southern California
    • Tabetha Ewing - Associate Professor of History, Bard College
    • Joshua C. Farley - Associate Professor of Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont
    • Denis Feeney - Giger Professor of Latin, Professor Classics, Princeton University
    • Paul Fierlinger - Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts
    • Maria Luisa Fischer - Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY
    • Marcos Frank - Associate Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
    • Rocco Gangle - Co-Director, Center for Diagrammatic and Computational Philosophy, Endicott College
    • Margaret Geller - Senior Scientist at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    • Tania Giovannetti - Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Temple University
    • Philip Goodchild - Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Nottingham
    • Lewis R. Gordon - Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy at Temple University
    • John Greyson - Associate Professor, York University
    • Emily Grosholz - Liberal Arts Research Professor, Department of Philosophy, affiliate Department of English, affiliate Department of African and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University
    • David Miranda Hardy - Filmmaker
    • Haverford Digital Humanities Retreat
    • Holocaust Awareness Museum
    • David Hu - Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering and Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Pamela Johnson - Artist and Professor of Art and Visual Culture, Bates College
    • Mohsen Kadivar - Visiting Research Professor, Duke University
    • Sara Kendall - Researcher, Grotius Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands
    • Scott Kenyon - Senior Scientist at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    • Anthony Kroch - Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professorship, University of Pennsylvania
    • Ernest Lepore - Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science and Professor of Philosophy
    • Stephen J. Lippard '62 - Arthur Amos Noyes Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Mark Louden - Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Eriberto Lozada - Associate Professor Anthropology, Davidson College; President, Asia Network; President, Society for East Asian Anthropology
    • Omid Memarian - Director of Programs, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
    • Ali Mirsepassi - Professor of Middle Eastern studies and sociology at the Gallatin School and Director of Iranian Studies Initiative at New York University
    • Fathali Moghaddam - Professor, Department of Psychology; and Director, Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Government, Georgetown University
    • Jonathan Moreno - Penn Integrated Knowledge Professor; Professor Medical Ethics & Health Policy & History & Sociology of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • Sam Moyn - Professor of History, Columbia History
    • Robert L. Nadeau - Professor of History of Science and Public Policy, George Mason University
    • Michael Nock - Associate Director, Tanglewood Music Center
    • Camille Paglia - Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, University of the Arts
    • John S. Parkinson '65 - Distinguished Professor, University of Utah
    • Nicholas J. Patterson - Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University
    • Iain Haley Pollock '00 - Award winning poet, English teacher, Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia
    • Margaret Price - Associate Professor of English, Spelman College
    • Vicente Rafael - Professor of History, University of Washington
    • Julius Rebek, Jr. - Professor, Scripps Research Institute
    • Bernard Reginster - Professor of Philosophy, Brown University
    • Alan Richardson - Professor of English, Boston College
    • Barbara Ryder - Head, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
    • Mahmoud Sadri - Professor of Sociology, Texas Woman’s University
    • Lahra Smith - Assistant Professor of African Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
    • Rachel Sutton-Spence - Julian and Virginia Cornell Visiting Professor, Swarthmore College
    • Larissa Swedell - Associate Professor of Anthropology, Queens College CUNY
    • Ricardo Viera - Professor of Art, Director of Lehigh University Art Galleries
    • Benjamin Warschawski - International opera singer, Cantor of Congregation Ezra-Habonim, Chicago, IL
    • Elizabeth Wing - Freelance translator of French literature and theory
    • Mary Wiseman - Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York