Current Social Thought Faculty

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

Chair of the Committee on Social Thought. On leave 2019-20.


Joel Isaac

Associate Professor of Social Thought

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

Acting Chair of the Committee in Spring 2020.


Hans Joas

Visiting Professor of Sociology and Social Thought

Office: Foster 309
Phone: (773) 702-8413

Ernst Troeltsch Professor for the Sociology of Religion, Faculty of Theology, Humboldt University of Berlin


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

 

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.

 

Glenn W. Most

Visiting Professor of Social Thought and of Classics

Professor of Greek Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.


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


Thomas Pavel

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

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


Andrei Pop

Associate Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, Art History, and in the College

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


Haun Saussy

University Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, Social Thought, and the College

Office: Wieboldt 412
Phone: 773-702-4803


Nathan Tarcov

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

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

Acting Chair of Social Thought in Autumn 2019.


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


David Wellbery

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

Office: Wieboldt 404
Phone: (773) 702-2372

Acting Chair of the Committee in Winter 2020.


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


Leon R. Kass

Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus of Social Thought and in the College


Ralph Lerner

Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus of Social Thought and in the College

Office: Harper West Tower 603
Phone: (773) 702-7933

Retired in 2003; still teaching.


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


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