Officers and Staff

  • 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.

  • Academic Center Manager


    Annmary Brown Memorial, 21 Brown St.

    After receiving her Ph.D. in Russian literature from Brown University Maria Sokolova decided to change her career path and stayed at her alma mater in the capacity of the administrator. A current member of the President's Staff Advisory Council as well as the Conversation Partners Program, she enjoys a good book, food, travel, and a company of her friends.

  • Laura Bass


    Laura Bass is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies with a courtesy appointment in the History of Art and Architecture. Bass’s research and teaching cross the disciplinary borders of literature and culture, as well as art history and history. Her book, The Drama of the Portrait: Theater and Visual Culture in Early Modern Spain (Penn State University Press, 2008), won the 2010... Read full profile.