Office Hours

Office Hours is a Columbia News series dedicated to the compelling research that faculty are engaged in both in and beyond the classroom.

David Kipping’s videos about outer space have millions of views.

Nim Tottenham, the new chair of psychology, has a longstanding interest in how parents influence brain development.

Hugo Sarmiento works at the intersection of urban planning, recovery and resilience, and spatial inequalities.

Anocha Suwichakornpong is now a professor at School of the Arts, where she earned her MFA in film.

Brenda Jones Harden shares her journey from working in New York City's child welfare system to becoming a researcher and professor of social work.

Art historian Subhashini Kaligotla encourages her students to look at both the words and the pictures of South Asia.

Christopher Munsell designs development finance classes that emphasize sustainability and affordability.

In a New York classroom or an African market, GSAPP Professor Emanuel Admassu questions the core tenets of architecture and urban design.

Charles Lea finds inspiration for his current research from his and family's experiences in the 1980s and 1990s in California.

Julia Bryan-Wilson's academic interests grew out of a political commitment to finding alternative articulations for marginalized subjects.

Bogdan George Apetri juggles teaching and making movies, and offers advice to budding auteurs.

Professor Giorgi shares how she showed that black holes are stable, and how a discovery as a Columbia student charted her professional “destiny.”