Governing Board

  • Tim Harris

    Munro, Goodwin, Wilkinson Professor of European History

    Tim Harris received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Emmanuel College from 1983 to 1986 before moving to Brown. He teaches a wide range of courses in the political, religious, intellectual, social, and cultural history of early modern England, Scotland, and Ireland. A social historian of politics, he has written about the interface of high and low... Read full profile.

  • Leader of the Graduate Colloquium, History of Art and Architecture

    Emily Hirsch is a PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture department at Brown University. Her research interests center on the visual and material culture of the early modern Netherlands, especially the aesthetic impact of the Counter Reformation in the Southern Netherlands and the development of Flemish sculpture. She received a BA in history from Yale University (2016) and an MA... Read full profile.

  • Director of the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World, John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Humanities, Professor of Classics, Professor of Hispanic Studies

    Andrew Laird came to Brown in 2016 from Warwick University in the U.K., where he was Professor of Classical Literature. At Brown University, Laird holds appointments at the Cogut Institute as well as the Departments of Classics and Hispanic Studies. His research interests extend beyond ancient Greece and Rome to the European Renaissance and colonial Latin America, with a focus on the role of... Read full profile.

  • Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of Italian Studies

    Evelyn Lincoln is an art historian specializing in the history of print culture and the book in the early modern period. She received a B.A. in art and literature from Antioch College in 1973, and was a printmaker and curator in San Francisco before returning to school in 1989 to study the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in 1994, joining the... Read full profile.

  • FOLGER LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVE, Nicholas Brown Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres, Professor of English

    Richard Rambuss earned his B.A. at Amherst and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins. He joined the faculty at Brown in 2011 as Professor of English. He became Chair of the English Department and Nicholas Brown Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres in 2018.

    Rambuss specializes in English Renaissance literature and cultural history. He also teaches and writes about film and photography. His books... Read full profile.

  • Isi Velasco in  Spain


    Isabel Velasco is a PhD candidate in the Comparative Literature department at Brown University. She received her BA in Ancient Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University (2015). Her research centers on sixteenth and seventeenth century New Spain, with a focus on the construction of indigenous subjects and the dynamics of colonial discourse through the uneven interactions between Nahuatl... Read full profile.