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Governing Board

Board Members (2013-14):

Michael Steinberg (Director)
Amanda Anderson (English)
Omer Bartov (History)
Laura Bass (Hispanic Studies)
Erik Ehn (Theatre Arts and Performance Studies)
Bonnie Honig (Political Science)
Tricia Rose (Africana Studies)
Peter Weber, ex officio (Dean of the Graduate School)


The Governing Board of the Cogut Center consists of the Director, six elected senior scholars active in research from departments and programs in the humanities, and the Dean of the Graduate School. The Director of the Cogut Center serves as chair of the Governing Board. The Director reports to the Provost. The Dean of the Graduate School  serves on the Governing Board as an ex officio, voting member. Scholars from departments and programs in other areas of the University whose main research is closely related to scholarship in the humanities may also serve on the Governing Board. Faculty members of the board serve in staggered three-year terms.  Upon completion of service as a member of the Governing Board, a faculty member will be ineligible to serve on the board for a period of two years. Those who served one-year terms on the inaugural board of the Center are exempt from this provision.

Method of Election

Each spring the Governing Board will issue a call for nominations for candidates for election to the board. From the names produced, the Provost will select several candidates in consultation with the current board, and the board will prepare a ballot of potential Governing Board members. Regular faculty from departments and programs in the humanities or faculty who have chosen to be full participating members in the Center's activities will be entitled to vote for two (2) members on the slate. The two (2) members receiving the most votes will serve on the Governing Board for three years beginning on July 1 of the year of election. To ensure that the Cogut Center benefits from a diversity of perspectives and represents the interests of the numerous departments, centers and programs in the Humanities at Brown, the slate of potential board members should represent a variety of humanities departments and humanistic research at the University.