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Alfaro, Raquel

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish


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Beljanski, Tanja

  • Graduate Student
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Berk, Philip R.

  • Retired Professor of French Literature
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Bernardi, Joanne

  • Professor of Japanese and Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Head, Japanese Program
    Project Director, Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in 20th C. Visual and Material Culture


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

Audrey Brett

Brett, Audrey

  • Program Assistant
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Bridges, William H., IV

  • Arthur Satz Professor of the Humanities
    Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures

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


Lisa Cerami

Cerami, Lisa

  • Assistant Professor of German
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Cho, Myounghee

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction in Korean
  • Language Coordinator, Korean

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


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Doran, Robert

  • Professor of French and Comparative Literature
    Affiliate Faculty in Music Theory (Eastman School of Music)
  • Head, French Program
    Head, Comparative Literature Program
    Undergraduate Advisor, French
    Undergraduate Advisor, Comparative Literature


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

Andrée Douchin

Douchin, Andrée

  • Retired Senior Lecturer in French


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    Fumino, Shino

    • Senior Lecturer in Japanese


    Carlotta Gambato

    Gambato, Carlotta

    • Department Manager
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    Givens, Laura

    • Professor of Instruction in Russian
    • Language Coordinator, Russian

    Interests: Russian language; translation

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    Givens, John

    • Professor of Russian
    • Head, 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
      Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
    • Head, German Program
      Director, Literary Translation Studies (MALTS)


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


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    Hardy, Shizuka

    • Associate Professor of Instruction in Japanese
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    Herminghouse, Patricia A.

    • Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor Emerita of German Studies
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    Holloway, David

    • Assistant Professor of Japanese
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      Hwang, June J.

      • Associate Professor of German
      • Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

      Interests: Twentieth-century film; literature and critical theory



      Cilas Kemedjio

      Kemedjio, Cilas

      • Professor of French

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

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      Koeroglu, Melisa

      • Graduate Student
        Teaching GRMN 101: Elementary German I
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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


      Interests: Modern culture and critical theories, particularly twentieth-century Italian literature and cinema, and issues of revolution and of bonds between men


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      Logan, Donna

      • Director, Anne Moore and Arnold Lisio Italian Studies Programs in Arezzo and Procida, Italy
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      Lutkus, Anne

      • Retired Language Coordinator and Lecturer in French


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      Maslennikov, Nikita

      • Adjunct Instructor of 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
      • Language Placement Coordinator, French
      Keiko Nishioka

      Nishioka, Keiko

      • Adjunct Instructor in Japanese


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      O'Keefe, Luisa

      • Retired Senior Lecturer in Italian


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      Papaioannou, Julie

      • Professor of Instruction in French
      • Language Pedagogy Coordinator, French
        Study Abroad Advisor, 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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      Pollack, David

      • Retired Professor of Japanese
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      Prendergast, Ryan

      • Associate Professor of Spanish
      • Chair, Modern Languages and Cultures

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


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      Rodríguez-Hernández, Raúl

      • Associate Professor of Spanish
      • Program Head, Spanish Program, Advisor to Minors, Clusters, Study Abroad credit for Clusters, Take-Fives, Placement Appeals

      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 and Language Education

      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

      • Associate Professor of French and Visual and Cultural Studies
      • Director, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies

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


      Rita Safariants

      Safariants, Rita

      • Assistant Professor of Russian

      Interests: Post-Soviet and contemporary Russian Literature and cinema; Soviet and Russian rock music and unofficial culture

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      Sari, Abdullah

      • Graduate Student
        Teaching GRMN 101: Elementary German I
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      Schaefer, Claudia

      • Rush Rhees Professor
        Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
        Professor of Film and Media Studies
      • Advisor to majors, transfers, and study abroad credit

      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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      Serrano, Emma

      • Graduate Student
        Teaching FREN 155: French Conversation and Composition
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      Siniscalco, Federico

      • Adjunct Instructor of Italian (Arezzo)
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      Spence, Yasuko

      • Retired Adjunct Instructor in Japanese
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      Stocchi-Perucchio, Donatella

      • Arnold Lisio ’56, ‘61M (MD) and Anne Moore Lisio, MD Endowed Distinguished Professor in Italian Language and Culture
        Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
      • Head, Italian Program

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


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      Taguchi, Yuki

      • Assistant Professor of Instruction in Japanese
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      Tamate, Mariko

      • Professor of Instruction in Japanese
      • Language Coordinator, Japanese
      Vialcary Crisóstomo Tejada

      Tejada, Vialcary Crisóstomo

      • Assistant Professor of Spanish
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      ter Horst, Robert

      • Retired Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
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      Tian, Guoming

      • Associate Professor of Instruction in Chinese

      Interests: Chinese language and culture; contemporary Chinese popular culture; Chinese in STEM and business; language teaching and learning pedagogy; curriculum design; language assessment; online teaching and learning

      Kristen Totleben

      Totleben, Kristen

      • Modern Languages & Cultures Librarian



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      Valdez, Maria Teresa

      • Director of the Language Center
      • Head, 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