Guillaume Ratel

Guillaume has been managing all of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes grants and programs since joining CHCI in 2016. As Executive Director, Guillaume now oversees all of the Consortium’s operations, budgets, and staff, as well as the new cycle of the Mellon-CHCI Global Humanities Institutes and Inclusive Collaboration initiative.
A historian by training, Guillaume holds a Diplôme d’archiviste paléographe from the École nationale des chartes in Paris, a M.A. from the Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, where his doctoral research focused on the role of legal practices in the emergence of state-sponsored notions of absolute truth. Before joining CHCI, Guillaume served as the Assistant Director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture at the Cornell Law School, and as Program Manager at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.