Member Affiliates

Many faculty and graduate students from various departments and programs have participated in our activities. This site features some of our member affiliates, especially those who will present their works and lead discussions on a variety of research and pedagogical issues.

Prof. Sara Butler (Professor and King George III Chair in British History, History)

butler-960Books:  The Language of Abuse: Marital Violence in Later Medieval England (Brill, 2007), Divorce in Medieval England: From One to Two Persons at Law (Routledge, 2013), and Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England (Routledge, 2015), and co-edited a volume of articles with Wendy J. Turner, entitled Law and Medicine in the Middle Ages (Brill, 2014).

Online blog (England’s early legal history): “A Legal History Miscellany” (co-written with Katherine Watson [Oxford Brooke’s University] and Krista J. Kesselring [Dalhousie University])

Teaching interests: criminal law, medicine, Christianity, persecuted groups, and women.

Prof. Meow Hui Goh (吴妙慧)  (Associate Professor in Chinese, DEALL)


BookSound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493) (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010)

Research interests and projects: the literature, literary history, and cultural history of medieval China. Her current book project examines the memory of chaos in early medieval China through different forms of writing that depict the collapse of the Han Dynasty and its aftermath.


Prof. David Staley (Associate Professor and Director of the Goldberg Center, History)


Books:  Brain, Mind and Internet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)Computers, Visualization and History (M.E. Sharpe, 2003) and History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future (Lexington Books, 2007)

Research interests: digital history, the philosophy of history, historical methodology, and the history and future of higher education.


Prof. Inés Valdez Tappatá (Assistant Professor, Political Science)

Other affiliations: Comparative Studies, Germanic Languages & Literature, Latina/o Studies, and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Version 2Research Interests and Projects: the problem of racial, gender, and religious difference within political theory. The first project looks at different normative dimensions of the political theory of immigration with particular attention to the cases of the United States and France. A second project considers how structures of domination built upon a hierarchy of races condition cosmopolitan projects through a joint reading of Prussian philosopher Immanuel Kant and U.S. black intellectual W. E. B. Du Bois.

Most Recent Publications:

Forthcoming.  “Punishment, Race, and the Organization of U.S. Immigration Exclusion.” In Political Research Quarterly. 

2016.  “Nondomination or Practices of Freedom? French Muslim Women, Foucault, and the Full Veil Ban,” American Political Science Review 110(1): 18-30.