Current Social Thought Faculty

Gabriel Richardson Lear

Chair of the Committee on Social Thought, Professor of Philosophy and the Committee on Social Thought

Office: Stuart 214
Phone: (773) 702-5078

Fall 2021 office hours: Thursdays 1:30-3:20pm in Foster 306, or via Zoom by appointment.


Joel Isaac

Associate Professor of Social Thought and History

Office: Foster 315
Phone: (773) 702-8496

Fall 2021 office hours: Tuesdays 2-3pm, Fridays 2-3pm, Foster 315.


Jonathan Levy

Professor of US History, Fundamentals, Social Thought, and the College

Office: Social Sciences Research 504
Phone: (773) 702-8369

Associate Faculty Member, Law School; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; Faculty Chair, Law, Letters, and Society; Senior Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, the College

On leave academic year 2021-2022. 

Jean-Luc Marion

Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor of Catholic Studies and Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology, and Professor in Social Thought and Philosophy

Office: Swift 300A
Phone: (773) 702-8244

Professeur émérite at the Université Paris-IV (Sorbonne), Department of Philosophy.

Out of residence Fall 2021. 

Glenn W. Most

Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and Classics

Out of residence Fall 2021 and Winter 2022; meetings by appointment via Zoom. 


David Nirenberg

Dean of The Divinity School and the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought, Department of History, The Divinity School, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, and the College

Office: Swift 101
Phone: (773) 702-8221

On sabbatical Fall 2021; students can feel free to email. 


Mark Payne

Chester D. Tripp Professor in Comparative Literature, Classics, and the Committee on Social Thought

Professor of Classics, Social Thought, and the College

Office: Classics 24
Phone: (773) 702-2516

Fall 2021 office hours: by appointment, via Zoom.


Robert B. Pippin

Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College

Office: Foster 307
Phone: (773) 702-5453

Fall 2021 office hours by appointment and via Zoom. Please request an appointment at rbp1@uchicago.edu.


Andrei Pop

Director of Graduate Studies for the Committee on Social Thought, Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, Art History, and in the College

Office: Foster 317
Phone: (773) 702-8410

Fall 2021 office hours: Foster 317 or Zoom, by appointment.


Haun Saussy

University Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College

Office: Wieboldt 412
Phone: 773-702-4803

Fall 2021 office hours: Wednesdays 9am-12pm, Wieboldt 412 or Zoom.


Laura Slatkin

Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought

Office: Foster 301
Phone: (773) 702-8408

Out of residence Fall 2021; meetings by appointment via Zoom.


Nathan Tarcov

Karl J. Weintraub Professor of Social Thought and Political Science and in the College

Office: Foster 316
Phone: (773) 702-8064

Fall 2021 office hours: Mondays 3pm-4pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm, Foster 316 or outdoors.


Rosanna Warren

The Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, and the College

Office: Foster 301
Phone: (773) 702-8408

Fall 2021 office hours: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm, Foster 301.


David Wellbery

LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor of Germanic Studies, Social Thought, and in the College

Office: Wieboldt 410
Phone: (773) 702-8494

Fall 2021 office hours by appointment and via Zoom. Please request an appointment at wellbery@uchicago.edu.


Emeritus Faculty


Wendy Doniger

Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of the History of Religions; Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College


Thomas Pavel

Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Romance Languages and Literature, Comparative Literature, the Committee on Social Thought, Fundamentals, and Creative Writing

Office: Wieboldt 409C
Phone: (773) 702-8485


James M. Redfield

Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Classical Languages and Literatures, of Social Thought, Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World, and in the College

Request appointments via email.


David Tracy

Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies and Professor of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions, and in the Committee on Social Thought


Visiting Scholars


Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellows


Share this page