Interdisciplinary Studies Department


Dejan Lukić, PhD




Érik Bordeleau, PhD (Université de Montréal) Director of the MA Program in Crypto-Economics, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Creston Davis, PhD (University of Virginia) Chancellor, Associate Professor of philosophy and religion, Founding Director of GCAS.

Bracha L Ettinger, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. 

Keith Faulkner, PhD (University of Warwick) Associate Professor of Philosophy

Francisco Gonzalez, PhD (Catholic University, Chile) Assistant Professor of Arts and Philosophy, Director of GCAS-South America

Dejan Lukic, PhD (Columbia University) Vice-Chancellor, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Luanne McKinnon, PhD (University of Virginia), Member of the Board, Professor of Art & Art History

Jean-Luc Nancy, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

Julie Reshe, PhD Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Psychoanalysis, and Director of the GCAS Psychoanalysis Institute. 

Tere Vadén, PhD (University of Tampere) Professor of Philosophy

Daniel Benzali
, Golden Globe Award Nominee, Affiliate Professor of Drama

Alexandra Gabbard, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of English & Literature

Ekaterina Filippova, PhD Researcher, Lecturer in Psychology & Psychoanalysis

Thomas Hampton, PhD Researcher, Lecturer in Start-Up Studies

Preston Junger, Co-Founder, Mile Square Labs, Chair of the Start-Up Studies Department

Erica Kitzman, PhD Researcher, Lecturer of English & Literature

Tom Sauer, Co-Founder, Mile Square Labs, Lecturer in the Start-Up Studies Department

Tod Sloan, PhD, Professor of Critical Psychology

Christiana Uzoamaka Udeogu-Gozalan, Board Certified Physician, based in Munich, Germany, Lecturer in Psychology

Margaret Young, BA (Yale University) MA (UC-Davis), Lecturer of Poetry & Literature


Link to the BA Program Overview

The future of education is all about connecting subjects, ideas, innovations, and discoveries in a often imperceivable ways. This is why our BA Program in Interdisciplinary Studies is built on seminars and courses that expose the student to multiple disciplines through collaborative teaching, projects, peer-groups, mentors and assignments designed to acquire, apply and create knowledge and practices.

Our goal is to provide the best possible space and venue in which new thinking and ideas can emerge that addresses the most vexing issues of our time from climate change, to economic inequality and prosperity, and from food and shelter to new clean energy development and innovations.

78% of the BA program, the student will study with the wider community and in small peer groups guided by mentors and faculty. With the remaining 22% (40 credits) of their studies the student can either choose to: (a) Specialize by focusing on a specific topic, for example, Start-Up Studies, or English Literature, Psychology, Philosophy, etc.; or, (b) to take electives courses.

This chart gives you an overview of the courses that are required. These courses are co-taught by leading experts in many fields of study within the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

GCAS College Teaching Philosophy