All Faculty


  • Nadia Abedy

    Nadia Abedy

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI

    Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Samar Alhalal

    Samar Alhalal

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Jamie D. Aprile

    Jamie D. Aprile

    Adjunct Faculty

    Political economy, archaeological theory, excavation methods, lithic artifact analysis, European prehistory, Greek and Roman archaeology

  • Olga R Arans

    Olga R Arans

    Assistant Professor

    Classical Studies: Greek and Roman epic and dramatic genres; early philosophy, and comparative mythology & folklore

  • Saima Ashraf-Hassan

    Saima Ashraf-Hassan

    Senior Instructor


  • Carlos Javier Avilés López

    Carlos Javier Avilés López

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish: Spanish Literature, History of Spanish Journalism, Latin American Literature, and Poetry.

  • Veliye Ay

    Veliye Ay

    Center Turkish Lecturer



  • Lera Balchirbai

    Lera Balchirbai

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Rei Berroa

    Rei Berroa

    Emeritus Faculty

    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

  • Carla F Burns

    Carla F Burns

    Associate Professor

    Spanish: Latin American colonial and transatlantic studies, Spanish heritage language education.

  • Anna Butsay

    Anna Butsay

    Adjunct Faculty



  • Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez

    Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez

    Associate Professor

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

  • Jianfei Chen

    Jianfei Chen

    Chinese Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor


  • Shiou Huei Chen

    Shiou Huei Chen

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Wun-Jie Chen

    Wun-Jie Chen

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Xi Chen

    Xi Chen

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Senior Instructor


  • Jin H Choi

    Jin H Choi

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Julie A Christensen

    Julie A Christensen

    Emeritus Faculty

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

  • Maria Fernanda Fernanda Colon

    Maria Fernanda Fernanda Colon

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Gina Crocenzi (Masterson)

    Gina Crocenzi (Masterson)

    Adjunct Faculty

    French: Literary Theory, 20th century Philosophy, Theology, Comparative Literature

  • Susanna Cromley

    Susanna Cromley

    Adjunct Faculty



  • Alberto De Simoni

    Alberto De Simoni

    Adjunct Faculty

    Classical Studies: Prison; Crime and Punishment; Late Antiquity; Ancient Law; Early Christianity

  • Natalia Dudnik

    Natalia Dudnik

    German Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    German: Contemporary German and Austrian literature, gender studies, critical theory, teaching with technology

  • Gregory Dzara

    Gregory Dzara

    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


  • Manako Fujiwara

    Manako Fujiwara

    Japanese Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

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


  • Amy Garey

    Amy Garey

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Linda Gaus

    Linda Gaus

    Adjunct Faculty

    German: German literature and history

  • 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

    Graduate Lecturer

    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

    Associate Chair

    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

  • Jaimie Gunderson

    Jaimie Gunderson

    Assistant Professor

    Religions of the ancient Mediterranean, New Testament/Christian origins, Late Antiquity, moral philosophy, emotion, embodied cognition, affect theory.





  • 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

  • Sun Young Kim

    Sun Young Kim

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Ji Min Lee

    Ji Min Lee

    Adjunct Faculty

    Korean: Korean business culture and language, Pedagogy, Language assessment

  • 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

    Emeritus Faculty

    Russian: Russian language and linguistics

  • Jie Li

    Jie Li

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Mayu Lindblad

    Mayu Lindblad

    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 Program Coordinator

    Arabic Language Coordinator

    Associate Professor


  • Yuriko Mamiya

    Yuriko Mamiya

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Francien Markx

    Francien Markx

    Associate Professor

    German: German language, literature and culture; Musicology; Intersections of music, literature and theater; The Age of Goethe; German Romanticism; Poetry; Cultural Studies

  • Stas A Miachkov
  • Anais Minassian

    Anais Minassian

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Zohreh Mirsharif

    Zohreh Mirsharif

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Ayaka Mitsui

    Ayaka Mitsui

    Assistant Professor

    Japanese Studies

  • Jihye Moon

    Jihye Moon

    Korean Program Coordinator

    Assistant Professor

    Korean: second language acquisition, heritage language acquisition, Korean linguistics, translation studies, language assessment, language pedagogy



  • Kristina Marie Olson

    Kristina Marie Olson

    Italian Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Italian: Medieval and Early Modern Italy; Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch; Gender Studies; Translation and Adaptation Studies


  • Hyun Seon Park

    Hyun Seon Park

    Assistant Professor

    Korean: Korean Cinema, Cold War Culture in Asia, Cine-feminism, Memory Studies, Affect Theory, Political Aesthetics

  • 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).

  • Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Spanish Program Coordinator


    Spanish: E-learning, Distance Education, Applied Linguistics, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Artificial Intelligence 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


  • Paul Snowden Russell

    Paul Snowden Russell

    Adjunct Faculty

    Latin: Early Christianity, Ancient Religion, Philosophy


  • Mohammad R. Salama

    Mohammad R. Salama

    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences


    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

  • Francesca Santoro

    Francesca Santoro

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Laurel Schmuck

    Laurel Schmuck

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Ellen Johnson Serafini

    Ellen Johnson Serafini

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Spanish: Task-based Language Teaching; Critical Language Pedagogy; Community-Based Learning; Learner Individual Differences; Critical Language Awareness; Heritage Language Education.

  • Oxana Sims

    Oxana Sims

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Hongmei Sun

    Hongmei Sun

    Chinese Graduate Advisor

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: literature, film, popular culture, myth and folklore, media and digital culture; cross-cultural Traditional Chinese medicine; comparative literature; translation studies; Asian American literature

  • Colleen A Sweet

    Colleen A Sweet

    Associate Professor

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



  • Frida J Valero

    Frida J Valero

    Adjunct Faculty

    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

    Assistant Professor


  • Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

    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


  • Dan M Wiley

    Dan M Wiley

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Martin M. Winkler

    Martin M. Winkler

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

    Classical Studies: 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

  • So Young Yi

    So Young Yi

    Adjunct Faculty

    Korean: Korean phonetics and phonology, Sociolinguistics, Language pedagogy, Instructional technology

  • Hei Sook Yoo

    Hei Sook Yoo

    Adjunct Faculty

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


  • Andrea K Zach

    Andrea K Zach

    Undergraduate Director

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Nijmeh Saeed Zayed

    Nijmeh Saeed Zayed

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Elizabeth Zelensky

    Elizabeth Zelensky

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Karl Kuan Zhang

    Karl Kuan Zhang

    Interim Chair

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: Comparative literature, literary criticism and cultural studies