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  • Scholars, Creators, and Leaders

    Imagine being mentored by the great minds you most respect. Imagine learning from New York City’s most renowned industry experts. Imagine participating in intensive seminars led by faculty on the forefront of research and scholarship.

    At The New School, you’ll be surrounded by teachers and mentors who are leading their fields. They bring real-world experience on the cutting edge of thought and creativity to the classroom, fostering a dynamic and demanding academic environment. Our professors encourage students to think broadly, historically, and critically.

    Our faculty create active partnerships with students. They will consult with you about your career path, invite you to join their own projects, or help you design your own. 

    Among our faculty we have Pulitzer Prize and Grammy winners, MacArthur Genius grant recipients, and winners of Guggenheim and Avery Fisher Prizes. Their work wins coveted awards, gets published in leading journals, and influences policy across the world.

    Presidential Visiting Scholars

    The Presidential Visiting Scholars are distinguished academics who join The New School faculty by special invitation for a short period of time. These scholars are known for their bold research, pedagogical innovation, or ground-breaking work in domains that are among The New School’s prominent strengths. Through their engagement, the Presidential Visiting Scholars support and extend The New School’s academic distinction and commitment to inclusive excellence.

    The New School names the 2021-2022 Presidential Visiting Scholars
    Renowned philosophers Judith Butler and Cornel West. Visit the New School News for more information.

    College Faculty

    All of our colleges have faculty that enrich the academic and creative experience for students: 

    Faculty Experts

    We have distinguished professors who can serve as a resource, provide quotes, and share expertise for journalists. Our faculty members work on a wide variety of topics, ranging from environmental policy, urban issues, politics, social security, retirement, and international affairs to design, culture, media, and the performing arts. 

    Visit this page to find New School faculty by topic, name, or academic title.

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