Wolf Humanities Center

School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
619 Williams Hall
255 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone (215) 573.8280

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The University of Pennsylvania stands on the Indigenous territory known as "Lenapehoking," the traditional homelands of the Lenape people, also called Lenni-Lenape or Delaware Indians. These are the people who, during the 1680s, negotiated with William Penn to facilitate the founding of the colony of Pennsylvania, in hopes of encouraging peaceful co-existence.

Administrative Faculty & Staff

Jamal J. Elias
Director, Wolf Humanities Center; Walter H. Annenberg Professor of the Humanities; Professor of Religious Studies

Sara Varney
Associate Director

Pamela Horn
Administrative Coordinator

Annual Appointments

Dagmawi Woubshet
2021–22 Forum on Migration Topic Director; Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English

David Spafford
2021–22 Undergraduate Humanities Forum Director; Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Ishani Dasgupta
2021–22 Graduate Research Assistant; PhD Candidate, South Asia Studies and Anthropology

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