Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty

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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 language pedagogy, Chinese pragmatics, Chinese Theater and Drama

  • 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

  • Katrina L Cohen
  • Thomas Coward

    Thomas Coward

    Assistant Professor

    Archaic & Classical Greek poetry and music, especially lyric and drama; Greco-Roman Literary History; Ancient Scholarship; Papyrology and Fragmentary Literary Texts.

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  • Natalia Dudnik

    Natalia Dudnik

    Assistant Professor

    German: Contemporary German and Austrian literature, gender studies and critical theory

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  • Paula Ruth Gilbert

    Paula Ruth Gilbert

    Professor

    French: 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

  • Nathaniel Greenberg

    Nathaniel Greenberg

    Assistant Professor

    Arabic: Modern Arab intellectual history, film, literature, and media

  • Elena Guglielmi

    Elena Guglielmi

    Instructor

    Russian: Linguistics, Russian Language, Literature and History

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  • Young A Jung

    Young A Jung

    Assistant Professor

    Korean: Korean Literature and Cultural Studies

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  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Professor

    Spanish: Spanish in the US; language and identity, heritage language education; census; language policy; second language education

  • 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 studies, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, medieval chronicles, historiography, gender studies

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  • Christy Pichichero

    Christy Pichichero

    Graduate Academic Advisor

    Assistant Professor

    French: War and Culture; Early Modern French History, Art, and Literature; Digital Humanities; History of Newspapers and Information Networks; Theater; Human Rights and Social Justice; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing and History; Multiculturalism in France.

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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 and French literatures and cultures; Folklore and oral literature; Intersections of literature and anthropology; Postcolonial theory; Wolof language

  • Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Esperanza Roman-Mendoza

    Associate Professor of Spanish

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

  • Raluca Romaniuc

    Raluca Romaniuc

    Assistant Professor

    French

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  • John A Samaha
  • 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

  • Hongmei Sun

    Hongmei Sun

    Assistant Professor

    Chinese: comparative literature, modern Chinese literature and culture, Chinese myth and folklore, translation studies

  • Colleen A Sweet

    Colleen A Sweet

    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: Latino, Chicano studies, Latin American cultural studies, Mexican studies, 20th and 21st centuries Iberian studies, Comparative Literature, Transatlantic studies, Women and Gender studies, LGBTQ studies, Comparative Border studies, Global Immigration studies, and Exile studies

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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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  • Karl Kuan Zhang

    Karl Kuan Zhang

    Associate Professor

    Chinese: Comparative literature, literary criticism and cultural studies