• Melanie J. Baca-Ortiz

    Melanie J. Baca-Ortiz

    Graduate Student

    Spanish: Spanish concentration in the MA in Foreign Languages

  • Jee Hean Bang

    Jee Hean Bang

    Graduate Lecturer

    Korean: Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Education, Intercultural Competence, Pedagogy, Blended Teaching

  • Jen Barnard

    Jen Barnard

    Office Manager

  • Simran Bayas

    Simran Bayas

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Rei Berroa

    Rei Berroa


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

  • Carrie Bonilla

    Carrie Bonilla

    Basic Spanish Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Spanish: Second language acquisition, individual differences, explicit and implicit instruction, third language acquisition, community-based learning

  • Annette Borges

    Annette Borges

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Carlo Bottone

    Carlo Bottone

    Adjunct Faculty

    Classical Studies: Didactic Poetry, Epicureanism, Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, Atomism, Italian Experimenters, Galileo, Accademia del Cimento

  • Carla F Burns

    Carla F Burns

    Associate Professor


  • Anna Butsay

    Anna Butsay

    Adjunct Faculty





  • Sayed Elsisi

    Sayed Elsisi

    Assistant Professor

    Arabic: Modern Arabic Language and Literature Theories of Modernity Comparative Literature Film Studies Islam in the Middle East Arabian Nights Folkloric Studies


  • Niulka I Franco-Brown

    Niulka I Franco-Brown

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Spanish: Research Interests: Second language acquisition Second Language Acquistion for Heritage Speakers Second Language textbooks Second language vocabulary Spanish derivational morphology Second language Morphological awareness 15th-21st-Century Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures Transatlantic Studies Visual and Media Culture (Film, TV, Music, Photography, Painting) Spanish linguistics Educational linguistics Sociolinguistics: Spanish in the United States Second language acquisition and writing development Spanish systemic functional grammar Development of academic writing in Spanish by bilingual speakers in the U.S Human Rights & Memory Iberian and Latin American Social Movements & Revolutions

  • Manako Fujiwara

    Manako Fujiwara

    Japanese Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Japanese Studies: Japanese Language and Culture, Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication


  • Russell Galloway

    Russell Galloway

    Graduate Student


  • Hemil Garcia Linares

    Hemil Garcia Linares

    Adjunct Faculty

    Spanish: Linguistics interests: Code-Switching, Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers. Literature interest: The Art of Short Story Writing, Latin-American Narrative (20th & 21st Century), and the correlation between immigration and literature in the US.

  • Linda Gaus

    Linda Gaus

    Adjunct Faculty

    German: German literature and history

  • Tatevik Gevorgyan

    Tatevik Gevorgyan

    Assistant Professor


  • Isaac Gibson

    Isaac Gibson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Paula Ruth Gilbert

    Paula Ruth Gilbert

    Emeritus Faculty

    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

  • Gloria Yolima Giraldo

    Gloria Yolima Giraldo

    Adjunct Faculty

    Spanish: Bilingualism,/Multilingualism

  • Mary Gonzalez

    Mary Gonzalez

    Adjunct Faculty

    Spanish: Latinos in the USA, Afrolatinidad, LatinX, Cine Latinoamericano y Caribeño

  • Humberto González Chávez

    Humberto González Chávez

    Italian Program Coordinator

    Assistant Professor

    Italian: Late medieval Italian literature and culture, especially Dante and Petrarch

  • Nathaniel Greenberg

    Nathaniel Greenberg

    Arabic Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Arabic: MENA studies; comparative literature; discourse analysis; film&media

  • Elena Guglielmi

    Elena Guglielmi

    Russian Program Coordinator

    Senior Instructor

    Russian: Russian Language, Linguistics, Literature and History


  • Louis Hernandez

    Louis Hernandez

    Graduate Student


  • Kiernan B Hogan

    Kiernan B Hogan

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Energy & Sustainability, renewable energy, hybrid energy systems, energy resilience

  • Emily Ashe Hogge

    Emily Ashe Hogge

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Spanish: Spanish in the United States, language ideologies, language and identity, TWI Bilingual Education model, Spanish as a heritage language

  • Rafael Hoyos Justiniano

    Rafael Hoyos Justiniano

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Alzheimer's disease, behavior, brain analysis, learning, and memory.

  • Yu Fen Hsiao

    Yu Fen Hsiao

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Annie O Hui

    Annie O Hui

    Graduate Lecturer

    Popular culture, surrealism, postcolonial literature

  • chloe Hyden

    chloe Hyden

    Adjunct Faculty




  • Sarah Jackson

    Sarah Jackson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Spanish: Identity, culture, language politics, globalization, international relations

  • Hyejung Jang

    Hyejung Jang

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Inmaculada Morales Jones

    Inmaculada Morales Jones

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Young A Jung

    Young A Jung

    Assistant Professor

    Korean: Korean Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, Migration Studies


  • Kirk Kanesaka

    Kirk Kanesaka

    Assistant Professor

    Japanese Studies: Premodern Japanese literature with an emphasis on Early Modern (1600-1868) popular fiction and plays; Japanese performing arts; East Asian cinema, anime and popular culture.

  • Dae Yong Kim

    Dae Yong Kim


    Korean: Korean Languages & Cultural Studies, task-based language teaching, North Korean culture and language, technology in language education, Digital Storytelling


  • Jay Jungmin Lee

    Jay Jungmin Lee

    Graduate Professional Assistant

  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman


    Spanish: Spanish in the US; heritage language education; critical, antiracist language teaching; ethnicity, race, and language in censuses; language and social justice

  • James S. Levine

    James S. Levine

    Associate Professor

    Russian: Russian language and linguistics

  • Jie Li

    Jie Li

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Zhongya Liu

    Zhongya Liu

    Graduate Lecturer

  • Rudy Lorenzo Aviles

    Rudy Lorenzo Aviles

    Adjunct Faculty


  • M. Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie

    M. Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie

    Adjunct Faculty

    Literature of Mario Vargas Llosa, works by Jorge Luis Borges with a mathematical component, applied linguistics, intersections between philosophy and literature.


  • Weiming Ma

    Weiming Ma

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein

    Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein

    Arabic Language Coordinator

    Associate Professor


  • Matthew Mangold

    Matthew Mangold

    Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

    Russian: 19th-, 20th-century, and contemporary Russian literature, Soviet and Russian film, Russian and European culture, medical humanities, environmental humanities, empire studies, space and place in literature, literary and critical theory, Russian language and culture through new media

  • Francien Markx

    Francien Markx

    Associate Professor


  • Cheryl A Medina

    Cheryl A Medina

    Office Coordinator

  • Stas A Miachkov
  • Tomas A Michael
  • Zohreh Mirsharif

    Zohreh Mirsharif

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Ayaka Mitsui

    Ayaka Mitsui


    Japanese Studies

  • Evelyn Molina

    Evelyn Molina

    Graduate Student

  • Jihye Moon

    Jihye Moon

    Korean Program Coordinator

    Assistant Professor

    Korean: second language acquisition, heritage language acquisition, Korean linguistics, translation studies, language assessment, project-based learning, differentiated instruction, online and distance learning

  • Luz Adriana Mueller

    Luz Adriana Mueller

    Graduate Professional Assistant

  • Monica Mulholland

    Monica Mulholland

    Assistant Professor

    Language Acquisition - Language Teaching Methods - Spanish & Latin American Literature & Culture - Wellness in Education: Yoga & Mindfulness Studies



  • Kristina Marie Olson

    Kristina Marie Olson

    Italian Program Coordinator

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

    Italian: Medieval and Renaissance studies, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, gender studies, reception studies

  • Virginia Oman

    Virginia Oman

    Graduate Student


  • Maria Papaioannou

    Maria Papaioannou

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Sofia Perin

    Sofia Perin

    Graduate Student

  • Christy L Pichichero

    Christy L Pichichero

    Associate Professor

    French: Early Modern, Enlightenment, Revolutionary History, Literature, Art, & Music of the French Empire; Theories, Histories, and Practices of African Diaspora; Slavery & its Afterlives; War & Culture; Critical Race & Mixed-Race Studies; Gender & Sexuality; Human Rights & Social Justice; Theater; Film; Digital Humanities; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing & History; History of News & Information Networks; Critical Pedagogy; Inclusive Pedagogy & Curricular Design; Student/Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Wellbeing; Faculty, Graduate, Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, & Mentoring; Academic and Community Activism, Academe & Politics.

  • Michael Baron Poliakoff

    Michael Baron Poliakoff

    Adjunct Faculty

    Classical Studies: Hellenistic Poetry; Virgil; Latin Elegiac Poetry; Ancient Sport


  • Tatiana Rizzotto Queenan

    Tatiana Rizzotto Queenan

    Adjunct Faculty

    Portuguese: Second Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, Curriculum, and Early Childhood Education.


  • Lisa M. Rabin

    Lisa M. Rabin

    Associate Professor

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

  • Olivia Rabinowitch

    Olivia Rabinowitch

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Jonathon Repinecz

    Jonathon Repinecz

    French Graduate Advisor

    Associate Professor

    French: Modern African literatures and cultures; Modern francophone literatures and cultures; Intersections of literature and anthropology; Genocide studies; Folklore and oral literature; Postcolonial theory; Wolof (advanced reading) and Swahili (beginner).

  • Kelly Marielos Rodas Hernandez

    Kelly Marielos Rodas Hernandez

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Esperanza Roman-Mendoza


    Spanish: E-learning, Distance Education, Applied Linguistics, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, AI and Language Learning

  • Raluca Romaniuc

    Raluca Romaniuc

    French Program Coordinator

    French Undergraduate Advisor

    Associate Professor

    French: 19th and 20th Century French Literature, Romanian Writers of French Expression, Translation Studies, Business French and French for the Professions

  • Aharona Roni Rosenthal

    Aharona Roni Rosenthal

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Lesly Rubi Fuentes

    Lesly Rubi Fuentes

    Graduate Student

  • Paul Snowden Russell

    Paul Snowden Russell

    Adjunct Faculty

    Latin: Early Christianity, Ancient Religion, Philosophy


  • Michiko Saito Kobayashi

    Michiko Saito Kobayashi

    Adjunct Faculty

    Japanese Studies: Japanese Language and Culture

  • Mohammad R. Salama

    Mohammad R. Salama



    Arabic: Classical Arabic; Qur’anic Studies; Comparative Literature; Intellectual History, Postcolonialism

  • Carol Lipton Saltzman

    Carol Lipton Saltzman

    Adjunct Faculty


  • John A Samaha

    John A Samaha

    Adjunct Faculty

    Arabic: Arabic Dialectology, Arabic for the Professions, Arab-American Literature, Levantine Oral Folk Literature, Levantine Arabic Idioms

  • Carolina E. Santiago Cintrón

    Carolina E. Santiago Cintrón

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Spanish: Spanish, French, Literature, Linguistics

  • Francesca Santoro

    Francesca Santoro

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Ellen Johnson Serafini

    Ellen Johnson Serafini

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

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

  • Jacqueline Serigos

    Jacqueline Serigos

    Spanish Graduate Advisor

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: language contact, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics

  • Oxana Sims

    Oxana Sims

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Natalia Solovyeva

    Natalia Solovyeva

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Magali Spiker

    Magali Spiker

    Graduate Student

  • Hongmei Sun

    Hongmei Sun

    Chinese Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: Chinese literature and culture, Chinese myth and folklore, cross-cultural Traditional Chinese medicine, comparative literature, Asian American literature, translation studies, adaptation studies

  • Colleen A Sweet

    Colleen A Sweet

    Associate Professor

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



  • Maziar Valamotamed

    Maziar Valamotamed

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Frida J Valero

    Frida J Valero

    Graduate Lecturer

    Spanish: Media Studies, Linguistics, International Relations, Digital Migration Storytelling, Inclusive & Equity Pedagogy, Korean Studies, Children's Literature of Identity and Belonging.

  • Jhoselin A Vargas Gonzales

    Jhoselin A Vargas Gonzales

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Eleana Velasco
  • Alexia D Vikis

    Alexia D Vikis

    Basic Spanish Program Coordinator

    Assistant Professor


  • Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Spanish Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Spanish: Latina/o/x Studies, Chicana/o/x Studies, Latin American Studies, Iberian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Migration Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, LGTBQIA+ Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Panhispanic Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Editing & Publishing


  • Claudia Webb

    Claudia Webb

    Graduate Student

  • Dan M Wiley

    Dan M Wiley

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Martin M. Winkler

    Martin M. Winkler

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

    Teaching and research interests: Greek and Roman literature, classical mythology, Roman history, the classical tradition; classical literature, history, and myth on film.


  • Maria M Yang

    Maria M Yang

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Peiyu Yang

    Peiyu Yang

    Assistant Professor

    Arabic: Modern Arabic literature; Nahda studies; translation studies; gender studies; Arabic-Chinese comparative literary and cultural studies

  • Melissa Yankowski

    Melissa Yankowski

    Graduate Student

  • So Young Yi

    So Young Yi

    Adjunct Faculty

    Korean: Korean phonetics and phonology, Sociolinguistics, Pedagogy

  • Hei Sook Yoo

    Hei Sook Yoo

    Adjunct Faculty

    Korean: Korean Linguistics, Language Assessment, Digital Literacy, Online Education


  • Andrea K Zach

    Andrea K Zach

    Assistant Professor

    German: Political economy, German contemporary films, critical theory, immigration, theories of nationalism & citizenship.

  • Nijmeh Saeed Zayed

    Nijmeh Saeed Zayed

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Karl Kuan Zhang

    Karl Kuan Zhang

    Chinese Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: Comparative literature, literary criticism and cultural studies