2016 Honorary Degree Recipients

Stephen Greenblatt

Probably best known for his contribution to the development of New Historicism, Stephen Greenblatt is John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. A world leading Renaissance scholar, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his recently published, The Swerve: How the World Become Modern.

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Ewa Ziarek

Ewa Ziarek is Julian Park Professor of Comparative Literature and Founder and Director of Humanities Institute, SUNY Buffalo, and author of An Ethics of Dissensus

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Ted Coons

Ted Coons is Professor of Psychology, Cognition & Perception at the Center for Neural Science at New York University (NYU), arriving there in 1965. He is a pioneer in the field of neuroscience and a major contributor to early studies in neuroaesthetics.

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Deborah Willis

Contemporary African-American artist, photographer, curator, photographic historian, author; Chair of Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU; MacArthur Fellow.

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Howard Caygill

European philosopher. Recent books include, On resistance: a philosophy of defiance and Levinas and the Political. Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London.

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Joyce Kozloff

American artist, feminist, founding member of the Heresies Collective. Represented in Brooklyn Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jewish Museum, MIT List Visual Arts Center.

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Power Boothe

Painter, Professor of Art, Former Dean, Hartford Art School, represented in Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and MoMA.

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