Robert E. Livingston

Robert E. Livingston

Robert E. Livingston

Associate Director, Humanities Institute; Senior Lecturer in Comparative Studies

(614) 247-6763

103 Knight House
104 East 15th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • 20th Century Literature
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Literary and Cultural Theory


  • Ph.D. Yale University

Rick Livingston has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University (1990), and teaches regularly in the Department of Comparative Studies. Long-standing research interests include literary and cultural theory, postcolonial studies and 20th century literature; more recently, he has been working on the cultural dimensions of sustainability. He’s been part of the Advisory Group to  the President's Council on Sustainability, serves as a Cultural Facilitator in OSU's Excellence to Eminence Initiative, and is an active member of OSU's Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter community of practice.