International Humanities Advisory Board

The International Humanities Advisory Board (IHAB) meets every second year. Solely advisory, the IHAB is composed of a combination of leading humanities scholars, directors of other humanities institutes, renowned artists and public intellectuals. Its function is to offer evaluation and advice on the general direction of the Institute in its role beyond the University. Members are appointed for up to six years.

  • James Chandler, Wiliam B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago
  • Monika Fludernik, Professor of English Literature, Albert Ludwigs University, Frieburg, Germany
  • Camilla Gibb, Author of four critically-acclaimed novels and June Callwood Professor in Social Justice, Victoria College
  • Greg Kelly, Executive Producer, IDEAS, CBC-Radio
  • Barbara Mennel, Rothman Chair and Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida
  • Alessandro Schiesaro, Professor of Classics and Head, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
  • John Ralston Saul, Award-winning Canadian essayist and novelist; President emeritus of PEN International; Co-Chair of Institute for Canadian Citizenship & 6 Degrees
  • Ella Shohat, Professor of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
  • Katie Trumpener, Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale University