Full-time Faculty

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  • Crystal S. Anderson

    Crystal S. Anderson

    Assistant Director, Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

    Korean: Media studies, popular culture, popular music, visual culture, literature and audience and fan reception

  • 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, community-based learning

  • Carla F Burns

    Carla F Burns

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish

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  • Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez

    Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez

    Spanish Program Coordinator

    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

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Instructor

    Chinese

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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

    German Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

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

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  • Manako Fujiwara

    Manako Fujiwara

    Japanese Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Japanese Studies

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  • Nathaniel Greenberg

    Nathaniel Greenberg

    Arabic Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Arabic: Film, media, rhetoric, literature and politics

  • Elena Guglielmi

    Elena Guglielmi

    Russian Program Coordinator

    Instructor

    Russian: Linguistics, Russian Language, Literature and History

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  • Young A Jung

    Young A Jung

    Assistant Professor

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

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  • 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

    IT and Web Coordinator

    Instructor

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

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  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Director of the Graduate Certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education

    Spanish Graduate Advisor

    Professor

    Spanish: Applied Linguistics 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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  • Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein

    Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein

    Arabic Language Coordinator

    Assistant Professor

    Arabic

  • Matthew Mangold

    Matthew Mangold

    Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

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

  • Francien Markx

    Francien Markx

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

    German

  • Jihye Moon

    Jihye Moon

    Korean Program Coordinator

    Assistant Professor

    Korean: Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Acquisition, Korean Linguistics, Translation Studies, Distance Learning

  • Monica Mulholland

    Monica Mulholland

    Assistant Professor

    Spanish

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  • Kristina Marie Olson

    Kristina Marie Olson

    Italian Program Coordinator

    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

    Director of Graduate Programs

    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

    Professor

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

  • Raluca Romaniuc

    Raluca Romaniuc

    French Program Coordinator

    French Undergraduate Advisor

    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

    Major Spanish Coordinator

    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

    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

    Associate 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

    Spanish Basic Coordinator

    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, Migration 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

    Classics Program Coordinator

    Latin Program Coordinator

    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.

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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

    Chinese Program Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: Comparative literature, literary criticism and cultural studies