As Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and for the Humanities, Georgina Dopico works closely with senior leadership on cross-school curricula, undergraduate research, faculty-led initiatives, and academic policies and priorities, both in New York and throughout the global network. She leads a number of standing committees, including the Undergraduate Program Committee, the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee, and meetings of the Undergraduate Deans, and serves as an ex-officio member of the Senate Academic Affairs Committee on behalf of the Provost. She is responsible for coordinating the arts and humanities across NYU, and administers the University Professorship and Silver Professorship programs and the Faculty Fellows in Residence.
Dr. Dopico has been at NYU since 2000, and has served as FAS Dean for Humanities, as Director of global curriculum for CAS, as Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and as Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature. As Dean, with oversight responsibility for nearly 30 departments and programs and some 400 full-time faculty, she launched a number of initiatives, including NYU’s Bennett-Polonsky Humanities Labs, the First Book Colloquium in the Humanities, the introduction of the Community College Transfer Opportunity Program to FAS, the development of Urban Humanities, and faculty mentoring structures.
Her scholarship centers on the literature, history and culture of early-modern Spain, with a focus on cultural history, national formation, the Inquisition, Cervantes, blood purity, and gender studies. She is the author of Perfect Wives, Other Women: Adultery and Inquisition in Early Modern Spain; co-editor of the first edition of a 16th century dictionary published with a comprehensive critical apparatus; and co-editor of two volumes on Cervantes. She received a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese from Yale University and an A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard University.