Meet the BGC

Meet our faculty and learn more about our programs.



We understand that academic and professional plans for the summer and fall have been severely disrupted. In response, Bard Graduate Center invites inquiries from new and transfer students about fall 2020.



Susan Weber
Director and Founder, Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts
Peter N. Miller
Dean, Professor

Ivan Gaskell
Professor, Curator and Head of the Focus Gallery Project

Aaron Glass
Associate Professor
Freyja Hartzell
Assistant Professor

Deborah L. Krohn
Associate Professor, Chair of Academic Programs, Coordinator for History and Theory of Museums

Meredith B. Linn
Assistant Professor, Director of Masters Studies

François Louis
Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies
Michele Majer
Assistant Professor

Jennifer L. Mass
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Cultural Heritage Science

Caspar Meyer

Paul Stirton
Associate Professor, Editor of “West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture”

Ittai Weinryb
Associate Professor

Catherine Whalen
Associate Professor

Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

Miriam Frenkel
Leon Levy Foundation Professor of Jewish Material Culture (Spring 2020)

Faculty Emeriti

Kenneth L. Ames
Professor Emeritus
Pat Kirkham
Professor Emerita

Elizabeth Simpson
Professor Emerita


Susanna Caviglia
Visiting Fellow, December 2019
Hazel Clark
Visiting Fellow, January - March 2020

Natalia Di Pietrantonio
Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art and Material Culture

Mónica Domínguez Torres
Research Fellow, April–May 2020

Jan Eike Dunkhase
Research Fellow, September–November 2019
Stefan Heidemann
Visiting Fellow, October 2019–August 2020

Hadley Jensen
Bard Graduate Center / American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellow in Museum Anthropology

Lynda Nead
Research Fellow, May 2020

Spyros Papapetros
Research Fellow, September–December 2019
Soon Kai Poh
Conservation as a Human Science Fellow

Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría
Research Fellow, February–April 2020