Bard College Catalogue 2013-14
Fellows of The Bard Center
Bard Center fellows, who serve active terms of varying lengths, present seminars and lectures that are open to the public and teach or direct research by Bard undergraduates. Fellows are chosen on the basis of special achievement in the arts, sciences, literature, philosophy, history, or social studies. The following prominent scholars and artists currently serve as fellows:
Emmanuel Dongala, chemist and novelist. Currently professor of French and chemistry at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College, he has been dean of academic affairs and chair of the chemistry department at the University of Brazzaville, Congo, where his research focused on devising a reliable method for the evaluation of toxic cyanogenic glucosides in cassava, the main food staple of the Congo. He is the author of Un fusil dans la main, un poème dans la poche; Jazz et vin de palme; Le feu des origines, which received the Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire and the Grand Prix de la Fondation de France; and Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles.
Stephen Graham, publisher, theatrical producer, and professor of writing and British literature. Founder and executive director of the New York Theatre Workshop (1979–86) and copublisher of Ecco Press (1993–98), he has previously taught at Columbia University and the New School for General Studies.
John-Michael Kuczynski, philosopher, author. His published work includes Morality, Politics, and Law; Analytic Philosophy; and Conceptual Atomism and the Computational Theory of Mind: A Defense of Content-Internalism and Semantic Externalism, among other books covering far-ranging topics in philosophy, metaphilosophy, semantics, and political and legal theory. He previously served as an assistant professor of philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University. His current areas of academic research include the concept of predictability in relation to economic behavior and the nature of information.
Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, historian, author, and educator. The former Charles Warren Professor of the History of American Education at Harvard University and former dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she is the author or editor of 11 books, as well as numerous articles, reviews, reports, and book chapters. Previously she was president of the Spencer Foundation; trustee of the Russell Sage, Greenwall, and Markle Foundations; vice chair of the board of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences at Stanford University; president of the board of Concord Academy; and, from 2005 to 2011, she chaired the National Research Council’s Committee on Teacher Preparation. She is a senior scholar at the Levy Institute of Economics and Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College.
Bradford Morrow, novelist, poet, critic, and editor. His published work includes the novels Come Sunday, The Almanac Branch, Trinity Fields, Giovanni’s Gift, and Ariel’s Crossing, and the poetry collections Posthumes: Selected Poems 1977–1982, Danae’s Progress, The Preferences, and A Bestiary. He is a founding editor of Conjunctions, the widely respected literary journal published at Bard; a professor of literature at the College; and the executor of the estate of the poet Kenneth Rexroth.
Jacob Neusner, scholar. A prolific writer on Judaism and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, he has held academic appointments at universities throughout the world; has been a member of the American Academy of Religion, National Council on the Humanities, and National Council on the Arts; and is the founding editor of the Brown Judaic Studies series, editor in chief of South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, and editor of the Encyclopedia of Judaism (Brill, 1999). The recipient of numerous academic awards and honorary degrees, he is currently the holder of an endowed chair, Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism at Bard College.