Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty

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  • Sonia Balasch

    Sonia Balasch

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: Language variation both in monolingual contexts and in contact settings; language change in contemporary Spanish and in its diachronic evolution; and the social dimension of linguistic structures, principally those of a syntactic nature.

  • Rei Berroa

    Rei Berroa

    Chair

    Professor

    Spanish: Poetry through the Ages, Spanish and Latin American Literary and Cultural Criticism, Relationship among the Arts, The Creative Process.

  • Carrie Bonilla

    Carrie Bonilla

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: Second language acquisition, individual differences, explicit and implicit instruction, third language acquisition

  • Carla F Burns

    Carla F Burns

    Instructor

    Spanish

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  • Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez

    Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez

    Associate Professor

    Spanish: Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Colonial Spanish-American literature and historiography, cultural studies, comparative literature, literary theory, popular culture

  • Alfred Jerome Carter
  • Vincent Chanethom

    Vincent Chanethom

    Assistant Professor

    French: French linguistics, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, articulatory and acoustic phonetics, experimental phonology.

  • Xi Chen

    Xi Chen

    Instructor

    Chinese

  • Julie A Christensen

    Julie A Christensen

    Associate Professor

    Russian language, literature and film; Soviet and post-Soviet film including the Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Eastern Europe

  • Katrina L Cohen

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  • Natalia Dudnik

    Natalia Dudnik

    Assistant Professor

    German: Contemporary German and Austrian literature, gender studies and critical theory

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  • Paula Ruth Gilbert

    Paula Ruth Gilbert

    Professor

    French: Nineteenth-Century French studies, Quebec studies, women writers, Literature, Society, and the Arts; Women and Gender Studies (joint appointment): Violence and Gender; Violent Women; Narrative, Gender, and Human Rights; Cultural Studies; New Century College

  • Nathaniel Greenberg

    Nathaniel Greenberg

    Assistant Professor

    Arabic: Modern Arab intellectual history, film, literature, and media

  • Elena Guglielmi

    Elena Guglielmi

    Instructor

    Russian: Linguistics, Russian Language, Literature and History

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  • Young  A Jung

    Young A Jung

    Program Coordinator

    Assistant Professor

    Korean Literature and Cultural Studies

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  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Spanish: Spanish in the US; language and identity, heritage language education; census; language policy; second language education

  • James S. Levine

    James S. Levine

    Associate Professor

    Russian: Russian language and linguistics

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  • Kristina Marie Olson

    Kristina Marie Olson

    Associate Professor

    Medieval studies, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, medieval chronicles, historiography, gender studies

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  • Christy Pichichero

    Christy Pichichero

    Assistant Professor

    War and Culture; Early Modern French History, Art, and Literature; Digital Humanities; History of Newspapers and Information Networks; Theater; Human Rights and Social Justice; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing and History; Multiculturalism in France.

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  • Lisa M. Rabin

    Lisa M. Rabin

    Associate Professor

    Film history, film reception, "useful" film, Latin American film and other forms of mass media, Latin American literature, service-learning.

  • Jonathon Repinecz

    Jonathon Repinecz

    Assistant Professor

    French: Modern African literatures and cultures; Modern francophone and French literatures and cultures; Folklore and oral literature; Intersections of literature and anthropology; Postcolonial theory; Wolof language

  • Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Director of Undergraduate Programs, Modern and Classical Languages

    Spanish: E-learning, Distance Education, Applied Linguistics, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Globalization, Learning Analytics

  • Raluca Romaniuc

    Raluca Romaniuc

    Assistant Professor

    French

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  • John A Samaha
  • Ellen Johnson Serafini

    Ellen Johnson Serafini

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: Instructed Second Language Learning; Learner Individual Differences; Task-based Language Teaching; Critical Language Pedagogy; Heritage Language Education; Bilingual Education.

  • Hongmei Sun

    Hongmei Sun

    Assistant Professor

    Chinese: comparative literature, modern Chinese literature, Chinese cinema, Chinese myth and folklore, translation studies

  • Colleen A Sweet

    Colleen A Sweet

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: Language teaching and methodology, Latin American Colonial Literature, Critical approaches to literary analysis.

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  • Alexia D Vikis

    Alexia D Vikis

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish

  • Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Associate Professor

    Latino, Chicano studies, Latin American cultural studies, Mexican studies, 20th and 21st centuries Iberian studies, Comparative Literature, Transatlantic studies, Women and Gender studies, LGBTQ studies, Comparative Border studies, Global Immigration studies, and Exile studies

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  • Adje Senam Wilson-Bahun
  • Martin M. Winkler

    Martin M. Winkler

    University Professor, Professor of Classics. Coordinator: Classical Studies and Latin.

    Classical Studies: Greek and Roman literature, classical mythology, Roman history, the classical tradition. Classics and Cinema: classical literature, history, and myth on film.

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  • Karl Kuan Zhang

    Karl Kuan Zhang

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: Comparative literature, literary criticism and cultural studies