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

    Instructor

    French

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  • 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

    Assistant Professor

    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, Modern Spanish Peninsular literature and culture, cultural studies, comparative literature, literary theory, performance studies, and 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.

  • Jianfei Chen

    Jianfei Chen

    Assistant Professor

    Chinese

  • Xi Chen

    Xi Chen

    Instructor

    Chinese

  • Julie A Christensen

    Julie A Christensen

    Associate Professor

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

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  • Nicola Di Nino

    Nicola Di Nino

    Assistant Professor

    Italian: Italian Modern and Contemporary Literature; Italian Contemporary Cinema; Italian Linguistics, Dialects, and Folklore; Post-Colonial Literature; American-Italian Literature and Culture; Women’s and Gender Studies; Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy.

  • Natalia Dudnik

    Natalia Dudnik

    Assistant Professor

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

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  • Nathaniel Greenberg

    Nathaniel Greenberg

    Assistant Professor

    Arabic: Modern Arabic literature, rhetoric, film and media

  • Elena Guglielmi

    Elena Guglielmi

    Instructor

    Russian: Linguistics, Russian Language, Literature and History

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  • Kathryn Hemmann

    Kathryn Hemmann

    Assistant Professor

    Japanese Studies: Japanese Literature and Popular Culture

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  • Young A Jung

    Young A Jung

    Assistant Professor

    Korean: Korean Literature and Cultural Studies

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  • Dae Yong Kim

    Dae Yong Kim

    IT and Web Coordinator

    Instructor

    Korean: Korean Languages & Cultural Studies

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  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Professor

    Spanish: Applied and Sociolinguistics; Spanish in the US; heritage language education; ethnicity, race, and language in censuses; language and racialization

  • 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

    Italian: Medieval and Renaissance studies, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, medieval chronicles, historiography, gender studies

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  • Christy L Pichichero

    Christy L Pichichero

    Associate Professor

    French: Early Modern and Revolutionary Literature, History, and Art of the French Empire; War and Culture; Critical Race and Critical Mixed Race Studies; Human Rights and Social Justice; Multiculturalism; Theater; Film Theory; Digital Humanities; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing and History; History of News and Information Networks; Critical Pedagogy; Inclusive Pedagogy and Curricular Design; Student/Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing; Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring; Grad Student Recruitment and Mentoring, Academic and Community Activism, Academe and Politics.

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  • 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

    Assistant 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 and Swahili languages.

  • Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

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

  • Raluca Romaniuc

    Raluca Romaniuc

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    French Language Program Coordinator

    Assistant Professor

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

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  • John A Samaha

    John A Samaha

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

  • 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.

  • Jacqueline Serigos

    Jacqueline Serigos

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Hongmei Sun

    Hongmei Sun

    Associate Professor

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

  • Colleen A Sweet

    Colleen A Sweet

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    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

    Spanish: Latina/o/x Studies, Chicana/o/x Studies, 20th & 21st C. Latin American Studies, 20th & 21st C. Iberian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Exile Studies, Immigration Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, LGTBQ 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: 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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  • Andrea K Zach

    Andrea K Zach

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Karl Kuan Zhang

    Karl Kuan Zhang

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: Comparative literature, literary criticism and cultural studies