Rita Charon to deliver the 2018 NEH Jefferson Lecture
The Department is proud to announce that alumna Rita Charon will deliver the 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecture in October. Professor Charon is the founding Chair and Professor of Medical Humanities and Ethics and Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. A Harvard-trained physician, she completed a PhD in English at Columbia in 1999 under the supervision of Steven Marcus. Marcus's Columbia mentor and colleague Lionel Trilling delivered the first Jefferson Lecture in 1972.