Wilson College Staff
Eduardo Cadava, Head of College
Welcome to Wilson College!
Although I was affiliated with Wilson for several years in the nineties, this is my sixth year as Head of College and I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and to seeing what we can invent together.
I joined the Princeton faculty in 1989. I am a Professor in the Department of English, but I teach regularly in the Program in European Cultural Studies, and I also am an Associate Member of the Department of Comparative Literature, the School of Architecture, the Center of African American Studies, the Program in Latin American Studies, and the Institute for International and Regional Studies. I specialize in American literature and culture, literary and political theory, comparative literature, theories of translation, and the history of photography.
I have written books and essays on topics ranging from literature, philosophy, photography, architecture, and music, to democracy and war, memory and forgetting, race and slavery, human rights and citizenship, and the ethics of decision. I am currently finishing a collection of essays on the ethics and politics of mourning entitled Of Mourning and a small book on the relation between music and techniques of reproduction, memorization, and writing entitled Music on Bones. I have loved being at Princeton—this is my twenty third year here!—and I am looking forward to working together with you and the Wilson College staff to make your experience here as wonderful and enriching as mine has been.