Full-time Faculty

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  • 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

    French

B

  • 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

C

  • 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

    Chinese

  • Xi Chen

    Xi Chen

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Senior Instructor

    Chinese

D

  • Natalia Dudnik

    Natalia Dudnik

    German Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

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

E

  • 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

F

  • Manako Fujiwara

    Manako Fujiwara

    Japanese Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

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

G

  • 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.

H

  • Annie O Hui

    Annie O Hui

    Graduate Lecturer

    Popular culture, surrealism, postcolonial literature

J

  • Young A Jung

    Young A Jung

    Assistant Professor

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

K

  • Dae Yong Kim

    Dae Yong Kim

    Instructor

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

L

  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Professor

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

M

  • Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein

    Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein

    Arabic Program Coordinator

    Arabic Language Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Arabic

  • Francien Markx

    Francien Markx

    Associate Professor

    German

  • Stas A Miachkov
  • Ayaka Mitsui

    Ayaka Mitsui

    Instructor

    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

O

  • 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

P

  • 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.

R

  • 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.

  • 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

    Professor

    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

S

  • Mohammad R. Salama

    Mohammad R. Salama

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

    Professor

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

  • 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.

  • Hongmei Sun

    Hongmei Sun

    Chinese Graduate Advisor

    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.

V

  • Eleana Velasco
  • Alexia D Vikis

    Alexia D Vikis

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish

  • 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

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  • 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.

Y

  • Peiyu Yang

    Peiyu Yang

    Assistant Professor

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

Z

  • Andrea K Zach

    Andrea K Zach

    Undergraduate Director

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Karl Kuan Zhang

    Karl Kuan Zhang

    Interim Chair

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: Comparative literature, literary criticism and cultural studies