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  • Timothy O'Brien

    Timothy O'Brien

    Ph.D. Student in Music, admitted Winter 2014

    BioTim O'Brien is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University's CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), where he is able to unite various interests and study/research at the intersection of music, media, art, and technology. Currently, he is most interested in spatial audio signal processing, machine learning, music information retrieval, algorithmic/generative composition, and multimedia improvisational systems.

    He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.S. in physics with distinction, concentrating in computational physics and minoring in anthropology. He is an avid guitar player and musician, and had been composing, performing, and recording in New York for the six years prior to his start at CCRMA.

  • Josiah Ober

    Josiah Ober

    Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis, Professor of Classics, and Professor, by courtesy, of Philosophy

    BioJosiah Ober, the Constantine Mitsotakis Chair in the School of Humanities and Sciences, specializes in the areas of ancient and modern political theory and historical institutionalism. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Classics and a courtesy appointment in Philosophy. His most recent book, Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens, was published by Princeton University Press in 2008. His ongoing work focuses on the theory and practice of democracy and the politics of knowledge and innovation, Recent articles and working papers seek to explain economic growth in the ancient Greek world, the relationship between democracy and dignity, and the aggregation of expertise.

    He is sole author of about 60 articles and chapters and several other books, including Fortress Attica (1985), Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens (1989), The Athenian Revolution (1996), Political Dissent in Democratic Athens (1998), and Athenian Legacies 2005). He has held residential fellowships at the National Humanities Center, Center for Hellenic Studies, Univ. of New England (Australia), Clare Hall (Cambridge), Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences , and Univ. of Sydney; research fellowships from the ACLS, NEH, and Guggenheim; and has been a visiting professor at University of Michigan, Paris I-Sorbonne, and UC-Irvine. Before coming to Stanford he taught at Montana State University (1980-1990) and Princeton University (1990-2006).

  • Kathryn Olivarius

    Kathryn Olivarius

    Assistant Professor of History

    BioKathryn Olivarius earned her BA in history (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Yale University in 2011. She received an MSt in US History (with distinction) in 2013 and her DPhil in History in 2017 from the University of Oxford. Before joining the Stanford faculty, she was a Past and Present postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. Her research focuses on the social and economic value of immunity to yellow fever in the American Deep South before the Civil War, particularly in New Orleans where a person's "acclimation-status" was central to their position in the social hierarchy. In addition to loving all things historical, Kathryn is also an avid cook, canoeist, and crossworder.

  • Stephen Orgel

    Stephen Orgel

    Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities, Emeritus

    BioStephen Orgel has published widely on the political and historical aspects of Renaissance literature, theater, art history and the history of the book. His work is interdisciplinary, and is increasingly concerned with the patronage system, the nature of representation, and performance practice in the Renaissance. His most recent book is Imagining Shakespeare (2003), and he is the author of The Authentic Shakespeare (2002), Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England (Cambridge, 1996), The Illusion of Power (Berkeley, 1975), Inigo Jones (London and Berkeley, 1973, in collaboration with Sir Roy Strong), and The Jonsonian Masque (Cambridge, Mass., 1965). He has edited Ben Jonson's masques, Christopher Marlowe's poems and translations, the Oxford Authors John Milton, The Tempest and The Winter's Tale in The Oxford Shakespeare, Trollope's Lady Anna, and Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence and The Reef in the Oxford World's Classics. He is the general editor of Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, and of the new Pelican Shakespeare. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEH Fellowships, and ACLS Fellowships; he has been a Getty Fellow, a visiting fellow at New College, Oxford, and most recently the Clark Lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.