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Associated Faculty



Matthew Baileyshea

BaileyShea, Matthew

  • Associate Professor of Music, Department of Music, College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
    Associate Professor of Music Theory, Eastman School of Music
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Bernardi, Joanne

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


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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Givens, John

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

Interests: Russian language and literature; Russian film; translation

Kenneth Gross

Gross, Kenneth

  • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English

Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

Jennifer Grotz

Grotz, Jennifer

  • Professor of English

Interests: Poetry; creative writing; translation

Susan Gustafson

Gustafson, Susan E.

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


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


Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

  • Associate Professor of English and Textual Science; Director, Lazarus Project


Beth Jörgensen

Jörgensen, Beth E.

  • Professor Emerita 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


Rosemary Kegl

Kegl, Rosemary

  • Associate Professor

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


Bette London

London, Bette

  • Professor

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

James Longenbach

Longenbach, James

  • Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English

Interests: Modernism; poetry; creative writing


John Michael

Michael, John

  • Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Director of American Studies and Chair of the Department, English

Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies


Leila Nadir

Nadir, Leila

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Humanities Program Director

Interests: anthropocene; apocalypse; environmental humanities; memoir and creative nonfiction; social practice art; food studies; theories of modernity/modernism


Allen Orr

Orr, H. Allen

  • University Professor
  • Shirley Cox Kearns Professor


Interests: Genetics of speciation in Drosophila; Genetics and theory of adaptation; Population genetics


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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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Rossen-Knill, Deborah, MFA, PhD

  • Professor
  • Executive Director, Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program
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Rozenski, Steven

  • Assistant Professor

Interests: Middle English devotional literature; translation studies; book history; medieval German and Dutch literature; trans-Reformation England

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Rubin, Joan S.

  • Dexter Perkins Professor in History

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


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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

Stephen Schottenfeld

Schottenfeld, Stephen

  • Associate Professor of English

Interests: Modern and contemporary literature; fiction writing; playwriting; screenwriting

Joanna Scott

Scott, Joanna

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

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

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Sierra Silva, Pablo M.

  • Assistant Professor of History
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Interests: Latin American and Atlantic History

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Stocchi-Perucchio, Donatella

  • Associate Professor of Italian
  • Head, the Italian Program

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


John A. Tarduno

Tarduno, John A.

  • William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor; Professor of Geophysics
    Dean of Research, Arts, Sciences & Engineering


Interests: Paleomagnetism, Geomagnetism and Geodynamics, including rates of plate tectonic, hotspot and polar motion, mantle plume volcanism, long-term history of Earth's magnetic field (paleointensity, paleosecular variation and reversal frequency), origin of the geodynamo, magnetic shielding and planetary habitability, decay of the modern dipole magnetic field and archeomagnetism; Cretaceous climate; environmental magnetism.


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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


Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

  • Professor, Art and Art History/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