Graduate School

2006 Bios

Eva Brann (PhD 1956, Classics) has inspired students at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, known for its distinctive "great books" curriculum, since 1957, serving as dean from 1990-97. Brann graduated from Brooklyn College and later earned her master's degree in classics and doctorate in archaeology at Yale University. At St. John's College she became a tutor, exploring fundamental questions of philosophy in great depth; the primary focus of her career has been writing, teaching and service to her college.

2007 Bios

Carol T. Christ (PhD 1970, English) combines outstanding academic leadership and literary scholarship, in the tradition of Dean Cross himself. She is author of two books on 19th century and modernist poetry, The Finer Optic: The Aesthetic of Particularity in Victorian Poetry and Victorian and Modern Poetics, and she has edited the Norton Anthology of English Literature, which sets the standard for the study of British literature.

2008 Bios

Robert Axelrod (1969 Ph.D., Political Science). After earning his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago (1964) and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale (1969), Robert Axelrod taught at the University of California, Berkeley (1968-74). He then joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, where he holds the Walgreen Professorship for the Study of Human Understanding. Axelrod is best known for his interdisciplinary work on the evolution of cooperation in social settings.

1999 - Astronomy

Yale Astronomy Department Reunion
November 12 - 14, 1999






Friday, November 12

2000 - English

Yale English Alumni Conference
English Studies: Retrospects and Prospects for the New Century
May 12 - 14, 2000






Friday, May 12

2000 - Linguistics

YALE Linguistics Department Reunion
Retrospects and Prospects
November 10 - 12, 2000






Friday, November 10

2001 - Political Science

Yale Political Science Alumni Conference
Rethinking Political Order:
The Nation State in the Emerging World
March 30 – April 1, 2001






Friday, March 30

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