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Folger Institute Consortium and Executive Committee

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Since 1970, the Folger Institute’s Consortium has taken a leading role in advancing scholarly inquiry and college-level teaching in the humanities. The consortium pursues its work through “resource sharing,” with each member institution contributing intellectual, financial, and managerial resources to collective projects that no one of them can accomplish alone. For more information, please visit the Consortium’s page on Folgerpedia.

Each member university nominates a faculty representative to sit on the Consortium Executive Committee, which is charged with program planning and oversight. These representatives also advise program applicants who are affiliated with their universities. Their names and contact information may be found below.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to test the Institute’s consortium during our major building renovation, we thank those member universities that contributed membership dues at a “sustaining” rate in the 2021–2022 academic year. They are indicated with a caret (^) in the list below.

Folger Institute

Chair: Dr. Patricia Akhimie, Director, Folger Institute
Dr. Owen Williams, Associate Director, Scholarly Programs

University of Alabama

Professor Daniel Riches, History
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487–0212
(205) 348–1825

American University

Professor Anita Sherman, Literature
Washington, DC 20016–8047
(202) 885–2985

Amherst College ^

Professor Anston Bosman, English
Amherst, MA 01002–5000
(413) 542–2627

Boston University

Professor Erin Murphy, English
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 358–2557

Brown University

Professor Richard Rambuss, English
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863–3732

University at Buffalo

Professor Christine Varnado, Global Gender and Sexuality
Buffalo, NY 14260–4600
(716) 645–0790

The Catholic University of America

Professor Tobias Gregory, English
Washington, DC 20064
(202) 319–5688

University of Chicago

Professor Ellen Mackay, English
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702–8536

Columbia University

Professor Julie Crawford, English and Comparative Literature
New York, NY 10027–7002
(212) 854–5779

University of Connecticut

Professor Evelyn Tribble, English
Storrs, CT 06269–4025
(860) 486–1539

University of Delaware

Professor Kristen Poole, English
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831–2361

Emory University

Professor Sheila T. Cavanagh, English
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727–6420

Fordham University

Professor Thomas O’Donnell, English
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 817–4018

George Mason University

Professor Jessica Marie Otis, History and Art History
Fairfax, VA 22030–4444
(703) 993–1250

The George Washington University

Professor Holly Dugan, English
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994–6180

Georgetown University

Professor Daniel Shore, English
Washington, DC 20057–1131
(202) 687–7362

Harvard University

Professor Gordon Teskey, English
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 528–8023

Howard University

Professor Elisa Oh, English
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806–6730

The Johns Hopkins University ^

Professor Sharon Achinstein, English
Baltimore, MD 21218–2685
(410) 516–2897

University of Maryland, College Park

Professor Amanda Bailey, English
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405–3794

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Professor Amy Froide, History
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455–2033

University of Massachusetts Amherst ^

Professor Marjorie Rubright, English
Amherst, MA 01003–9274
(413) 577–3600

The City University of New York

Professor Tanya Pollard, English
New York, NY 10016–4309
(212) 817–8444

New York University ^

Professor Daniel Jütte, History
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998–8600

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor Taylor Cowdery, English and Comparative Literature
Chapel Hill, NC 27599–3520
(919) 962–5481

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Professor Christopher Hodgkins, English
Greensboro, NC 27412
(336) 334–4695

North Carolina State University

Professor Christopher Crosbie, English
Raleigh, NC 27695–8105
(919) 515–0261

University of Notre Dame

Professor Peter Holland, Film, Television and Theatre
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631–2704

The Ohio State University

Professor Alan Farmer, English
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292– 6065

University of Pennsylvania

Professor Whitney Trettien, English
Philadelphia, PA 19104–6273
(215) 898–7055

Pennsylvania State University

Professor Marcy North, English
University Park, PA 16802–6200
(814) 865–9703

Princeton University ^

Professor Bradin Cormack, English
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258–7768

Queen’s University, Belfast

Professor Crawford Gribben, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland
+44 (0)28 9097 5231

Rutgers University

Professor Ann Baynes Coiro, English
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 932–7690

University of St. Andrews

Dr. Giulio Pertile, English
St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9AL, Scotland
+44 (0) 1334 462687

University of South Carolina

Professor Holly Crocker, English
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 576–5962

Syracuse University

Professor Stephanie Shirilan, English
Syracuse, NY 13244–1170
(315) 443–2049

Texas A&M University

Professor Margaret Ezell, English
College Station, TX 77843
(979) 845–8351

University of Toronto ^

Professor Lynne Magnusson, English
Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5R 2M8
(416) 978–2726

Tulane University

Professor Michael Kuczynski, English
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862–8150

Vanderbilt University

Professor Kathryn Schwarz, English
Nashville, TN 37235
(615) 322–2367

University of Virginia

Professor Katharine Maus, English
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 924–6620

Washington University in St. Louis

Professor Joseph Loewenstein, English
St. Louis, MO 63130–4899
(314) 935–4404

West Virginia University

Professor Christine Hoffmann, English
Morgantown, WV 26506–6296
(304) 293–3107

Yale University ^

Professor Ayesha Ramachandran, Comparative Literature
New Haven, CT 06520–8324
(203) 432–2745