Victoria Rosner '90CC, '92GSAS, '99GSAS


Ph.D., Columbia University
B.A., Columbia College


Victoria Rosner is the Dean of Academic Affairs at GS and a faculty member in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Her scholarship focuses on modernist aesthetics across different forms of cultural production, and, increasingly, on the role of gender and race in professional life. At GS, Dean Rosner is committed to ensuring that nontraditional students have equal access to elite higher education and to recognizing and supporting the achievements of nontraditional students at GS.

Dean Rosner is an award-winning scholar and teacher. Her books include Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life (Columbia UP, 2005), The Global and the Intimate (Columbia UP, 2012) The Cambridge Companion to the Bloomsbury Group (Cambridge UP, 2014) and, most recently, Machines for Living: Modernism and Domestic Life (Oxford UP, 2020). She is also the co-editor of the web-based archive Pioneering Women of American Architecture, an NEH-funded project that documents the histories of US women architects born before 1940. She is the founder and co-director, since 2018, of the Center for the Study of Social Difference Columbia faculty working group, "On the Frontlines: Nursing Leadership in Pandemics." 

Dean Rosner created the popular undergraduate course "Philanthropy and Social Difference," in which undergraduate students learn about the history, philosophy, and practice of philanthropy while also making grants to nonprofit organizations researched and chosen by the students. She also frequently teaches courses on modernist literature and architecture.