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Alfaro, Raquel

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

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KRISTINA BECKER MALETT

Becker Malett, Kristina

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction in German
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Bernardi, Joanne

  • Professor of Japanese and Film and Media Studies
  • Head, the Japanese Program

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Interests: Japanese cinema and culture, especially popular culture; film and media studies; visual and material culture; moving image archiving and preservation; travel and tourism studies; nuclear culture; digital humanities; ephemera studies; object-based learning

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Bridges, William H., IV

  • Assistant Professor of Japanese

Interests: Modern Japanese language, literature, and culture; Race and ethnicity in modern Japanese literature and culture; Contemporary Japanese popular culture, especially anime; 20th-century African American literature; Literary theory, especially African American literary theory and the theory of the novel; Translation (theory and practice); Rhetoric and composition; Digital Humanities

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Brown, Michelle Young

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in Spanish

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Cho, Myounghee

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction in Korean

Interests: Language pedagogy; language acquisition; Korean linguistics; socio-pragmatics; curriculum design; development of learning and teaching methodologies and materials

Jennifer L. Creech

Creech, Jennifer L.

  • Associate Professor of German

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Interests: Post-1945 German studies; film studies; gender studies; cultural studies

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Doran, Robert

  • Professor of French and Comparative Literature
  • Head, the French ProgramHead, the Comparative Literature Program

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Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature and culture; the novel; continental philosophy; literary theory; aesthetics; intellectual history; European cinema; existentialism

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Givens, Laura

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in Russian

Interests: Russian language; translation

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Givens, John

  • Associate Professor of Russian
  • Chair, the Department of Modern Languages and CulturesHead, the Russian Program

Interests: Russian language and literature; Russian film; translation

Susan Gustafson

Gustafson, Susan E.

  • Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor of German Studies
  • Head, the German Program

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Interests: German literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; feminism and gender studies; psychoanalysis

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Hardy, Shizuka

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction in Japanese
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Holloway, David

  • Assistant Professor of Japanese

Interests: Contemporary Japanese fiction; gender and sexuality; youth cultures and subcultures; transgression; Japan's "lost decade"

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Huang, Ting

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in Chinese
    Chinese Program Advisor

Interests: Qualitative research methods; sociocultural theory; new literacy studies; online learning; video learning; classical and modern Chinese texts; teaching Chinese as foreign language at all levels

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Hwang, June J.

  • Associate Professor of German

Interests: Twentieth-century film; literature and critical theory

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Beth Jörgensen

Jörgensen, Beth E.

  • Professor of Spanish

Interests: Twentieth-century Spanish-American literature, with an emphasis on Mexico; women writers; theory and practice of literary nonfiction; Mexican chronicle; disability studies

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Cilas Kemedjio

Kemedjio, Cilas

  • Professor of French
  • Director, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Interests: Francophone Caribbean and African literary and cultural studies; postcolonial theory; transnational black studies; humanitarianism

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Komocki, Kirt

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in Spanish

Interests: Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Spanish theatre, particularly the works of Nicolás and Leandro Fernández de Moratín, and Ramón de la Cruz); nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Spanish poetry

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Korn, Andrew

  • Lecturer in Italian

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Interests: Modern Italian literature and film; Critical Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Cinema Studies

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Maslennikov, Nikita

  • Senior Lecturer in Russian
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Maslennikova, Anna

  • Professor of Instruction in Russian
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Murano, Teresa

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in Italian

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Nasra, Carole

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction in French

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Papaioannou, Julie

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in French
    Language Coordinator for French

Interests: French language and culture; French and Francophone literature and film (twentieth and twenty-first centuries); French literary translation; French criticism, literary and postcolonial theory

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Pian, Ping

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in Chinese
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Prendergast, Ryan

  • Associate Professor of Spanish

Interests: Representations of identity and difference in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Spanish America

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Radegonde-Eison, Ghislaine

  • French Instructor
  • Program Manager, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
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Rodríguez-Hernández, Raúl

  • Associate Professor of Spanish, Comparative Literature, and Film and Media Studies
  • Head, the Spanish Program

Interests: Twentieth- and twenty-first-century Hispanic literatures and cultures; literary theory; Frankfurt School; European philosophical traditions in Latin America; Latin American cinema; the visual arts; the Baroque and Neo-Baroque; the Gothic tradition

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Rojas-Rimachi, Luisa-Maria

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in Spanish

Interests: Language ideology in higher education; foreign language learning; aesthetic judgment in cultures in contact; contemporary Latin American literature and cultural studies; cultural discourse analysis

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Rosensweig, Anna

  • Assistant Professor of French
    Undergraduate Advisor for French

Interests: Early modern French literature and culture; theater and performance studies; political theory

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Schaefer, Claudia

  • Rush Rhees Chair
    Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
    Professor of Film and Media Studies

Interests: Nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Hispanic literatures and cultures; Spanish cinema; critical theory; popular culture; the visual arts; Spanish modernity; the culture of science in Spain; surrealism in Spain; digital humanities

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Shino, Fumino

  • Senior Lecturer in Japanese
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Siniscalco, Federico

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian (Arezzo)
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Stocchi-Perucchio, Donatella

  • Associate Professor of Italian
  • Head, the Italian Program

Interests: Dante; nineteenth-century poetry and prose; fascism

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Taguchi, Yuki

  • Adjunct Instructor in Japanese
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Tamate, Mariko

  • Professor of Instruction in Japanese
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Tian, Guoming

  • Lecturer in Chinese

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Valdez, Maria Teresa

  • Director of the Language Center
  • Head, the Portuguese Program

Interests: Portuguese language instruction; foreign-language pedagogy; second- and foreign-language acquisition and development; heritage-language acquisition and development; teaching and learning methodologies for foreign, second, and heritage languages; second- and heritage-language learning materials; online language instruction

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Weber, Elizabeth E.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

Interests: Migration; race; labor; Asian American Studies; modern and late Qing Chinese literature; late Qing nationalism; late Qing history; international trade routes in the Age of Empire

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Wojciechowska, Malgorzata

  • Visiting Instructor of Polish