- Fulbright Award (1987)
Casey Blake directed the American studies programs at Indiana University and Washington University prior to accepting his current role in 1999 as founding director of the Center for American Studies at Columbia University. Blake also holds appointments at Columbia as a professor of history and Mendelson Family Professor of American Studies. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1978, a M.A. from University of Rochester in 1981, and a Ph.D. from University of Rochester in 1987. His interests and research focus on modern U.S. intellectual and cultural history, with an emphasis on the relationship between artistic modernism and cultural criticism. Blake serves as editor of the book series The Arts and Intellectual Life in the United States and is a member of the Rethinking History advisory board.