Sarah Cole Reflects on the State of the Humanities With Columbia News

Dean Sarah Cole is enthusiastic about the state of things in the humanities division she oversees within the faculty of arts and sciences.

September 20, 2022
Photograph of Sarah Cole

As Columbia resumes a livelier pace this semester, Columbia News turned to Sarah Cole, dean of humanities and Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature, to get her take on the pulse of the university and the humanities in particular.

In her interview, Cole discusses the buzz happening across the humanities at Columbia now, as well as the two interdisciplinary programs she currently leads which bring humanistic inquiry to bear on the climate crisis and the study of war and peace

To learn more about Cole, her thoughts on the health of Columbia's humanities, and the new book she is working on, read the full interview here