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Anderson, Michael Alan

  • Assistant Professor of Musicology



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Bakhmetyeva, Tanya


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

Interests: Russian and Eastern European History, History of Catholicism, Gender

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Beaudette, Sylvie

  • Assistant Professor of Chamber Music & Accompanying


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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

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Bleich, David

  • Professor

Interests: Literary and language theory; writing and language pedagogy; women's studies; science studies; Jewish studies; film and popular culture

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Bryant, Jane

  • Program Manager


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Cerulli, Catherine

  • Director, Susan B. Anthony Center


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Chao, Shin-yi

  • Associate Professor of Religion


Interests: Chinese Religions

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Chin, Nancy

  • Associate Professr of Community and Preventive Medicine (SMD)


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Clark, Stephanie Brown

  • Associate Professor of Medical Humanities (SMD)


Elizabeth Colantoni

Colantoni, Elizabeth

  • Associate Professor of Classics


Interests: Roman, Italic, and Etruscan Art and Archaeology; Roman religion; early Rome


Curry, Mary Jane

  • Associate Professor of Education, Teaching and Curriculum



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Desai-Stephens, Anaar

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology


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Devaney, Thomas C.

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies, History


Kristin Doughty

Doughty, Kristin

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Interim Director, SBAI

Interests: political and legal anthropology; politics of reconciliation; transitional justice; violence and conflict; memory; politics of energy; Africa; Rwanda

Joshua Dubler

Dubler, Joshua

  • Associate Professor of Religion
  • Director, Rochester Education Justice Initiative

Interests: Religion in America

Sandhya Dwarkadas

Dwarkadas, Sandhya

  • Visiting Research Professor of Computer Science


Interests: Parallel and distributed computing; Computer architecture and networks; Interaction and interface between the compiler, runtime system, and underlying architecture; Software distributed shared memory; Integrated compiler and runtime support for parallelism; Simulation methodology; Uniprocessor and multiprocessor architectures; Parallel applications development; Performance evaluation


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Estrada, Marie-Joelle

  • Associate Professor


Robert Foster

Foster, Robert J.

  • Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
    Professor of Anthropology and Visual and Cultural Studies


Interests: Political economy; Material culture; Globalization ; Corporations ; Commercial media ; Mobile phones; Papua New Guinea, Melanesia

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Freitas, Roger

  • Professor of Musicology



Thomas Gibson

Gibson, Thomas P.

  • Professor of Anthropology


Interests: Indigenous peoples of Southeast Asia; The anthropology of war and peace; Cosmology and state formation; Islamic states; Religious nationalism in the Indian Ocean; Colonialism and bureaucracy

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


Thomas Hahn

Hahn, Thomas

  • Professor

Interests: Medieval literature and culture; popular culture

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Haidu, Rachel

  • Associate Professor of Art History

Interests: Modern, postwar and contemporary art; Eastern European postwar and contemporary art; artist's films and videos; contemporary painting; history of photography; national identity and transnationalism; critical theory and poststructuralist theory; feminism, gender and race studies; visual studies

Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah L

  • Professor

Interests: Medieval vernacular languages and literature of Northern Europe and their interchanges; Film and media studies; Teratology (the study of the monstrous); Ecocriticism

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Hudson, Larry E.

  • Associate Professor of History, retired

Interests: African-American History; Comparative Slavery; Civil War and Reconstruction; New South; Theory and Methods of Oral History

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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



Rosemary Kegl

Kegl, Rosemary

  • Associate Professor

Interests: Shakespeare and English Renaissance drama; early modern literature and culture; literary theory; gender studies

Cilas Kemedjio

Kemedjio, Cilas

  • Professor of French

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

Jennifer Kyker

Kyker, Jennifer

  • Associate Professor of Music, Arthur Satz Department of Music, School of Arts & Sciences
    Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Eastman School of Music


Heather Layton

Layton, Heather

  • Associate Professor of Art


Interests: Art diplomacy; socially engaged art; painting and drawing; installation; interdisciplinary art

Bette London

London, Bette

  • Professor

Interests: Twentieth-century British literature; Victorian literature and culture; feminist theory; women's writing; authorship studies


Katherine Mannheimer

Mannheimer, Katherine

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Chair , Department of English

Interests: Restoration; Eighteenth-century literature

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Mariner, Kathryn

  • Assistant Professor
Joyce McDonough

McDonough, Joyce M.


  • Richard L. Turner Professor
    Professor of Linguistics
  • Acting Department Chair, AY23-24

Interests: Phonetics, phonology and morphology and their interfaces; Laboratory phonology; Dene (Athabaskan) linguistics; Neural coding of vowels (w Laurel Carney)

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McHugh, Ernestine

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology, The College; Senior Instructor in Community and Preventive Medicine, The Medical School


Honey Meconi

Meconi, Honey

  • Arthur Satz Professor for the Department of Music, School of Arts & Sciences
    Professor of Music, Eastman School of Music


Anne Merideth

Merideth, Anne

  • Professor of Instruction, Religion
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Religion and Classics

Interests: New Testament; History and Literature of Early Christianity

John Michael

Michael, John

  • John Hall Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry
    Professor of English
    Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Director, American Studies
    Interim Chair, Department of Black Studies

Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies

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Mustian, Karen

  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (SMD), Community and Preventative Medicine



John Osburg

Osburg, John

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair of Anthropology

Interests: China; Capitalism; Postsocialism; Gender; Political corruption and organized crime; Buddhist revival in China


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Pedersen, Jean

  • Professor of History
    Professor of Humanities, Eastman School of Music

Interests: Modern European History; French History; Feminist Theory, Women's History, and Gender Studies; Philosophy of Science; Sociology of Knowledge; History of Academic Disciplines

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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

Nora Rubel

Rubel, Nora

  • Jane and Alan Batkin Professor in Jewish Studies
    Associate Professor of Religion and Classics
  • Chair, Department of Religion and Classics

Interests: American Religion; Race and Ethnicity; Religion and Foodways

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Rubin, Joan S.

  • Dexter Perkins Professor in History
    Professor of History

Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Cultural and Intellectual History; The History of the Book

Jeff Runner

Runner, Jeffrey T.


  • Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
  • Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Interests: Experimental Syntax; Syntactic/Linguistic Theory; Binding Theory; Syntax Processing; Phrase Structure; Syntax/Semantics Interface


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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

Joanna Scott

Scott, Joanna

  • Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English
    Professor of English
  • Director, Literary Arts Programs

Interests: Modern and contemporary fiction; the art of imaginative writing

Llerena Searle

Searle, Llerena G.

  • Associate Professor

Interests: Urbanization; infrastructure; capitalism and global finance; value; speculation; material culture; media and consumer cultures; South Asia

Grace Seiberling

Seiberling, Grace

  • Associate Professor

Interests: Nineteenth-century painting and photography, especially Impressionism; Early British photography; Museums


Allen Topolski

Topolski, Allen

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Department of Art and Art History


Interests: Studio production that incorporates found materials and a variety of processes to explore nostalgia and memory in technologies of domesticity and convenience.


Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

  • Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Fine Arts
    Professor of Art and Art History
    Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: Film history and theory; visual and cultural studies; women's studies and feminist theory; comparative literature and critical theory; French cinema; 19th and 20th century French literature