Associated Faculty


Matthew Baileyshea

BaileyShea, Matthew

  • Professor of Music, Arthur Satz Department of Music, School of Arts & Sciences
    Professor of Music Theory, Eastman School of Music
  • Chair, Department of Music, School of Arts & Sciences
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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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Givens, John

  • Professor of Russian
  • Head, Russian Program

Interests: Russian language and literature; Russian film; translation

Kenneth Gross

Gross, Kenneth

  • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor in English
    Professor of English

Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

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
    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


Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Director, Lazarus Project



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
  • 17 September 1959 - 29 July 2022



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


Leila Nadir

Nadir, Leila Christine

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Humanities
  • Director, Environmental Humanities Program

Interests: Anthropocene; Apocalypse; Environmental humanities; Memoir and creative nonfiction; Social practice art; Food studies; Theories of modernity/modernism; Cultural histories of colonialism and extractive capitalism; Immigration studies; Cold War geopolitics, especially related to Afghanistan; Politics of Race and Ethnicity; American Literature


Allen Orr

Orr, H. Allen

  • Shirley Cox Kearns Professor
    Professor of Biology
  • On sabbatical until July 2024


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


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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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Rossen-Knill, Deborah, MFA, PhD

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

Rozenski, Steven

  • Associate 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
    Professor of History

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


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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

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
    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.

  • Associate Professor of History

Interests: African Diaspora, Latin American and Atlantic History

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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


John A. Tarduno

Tarduno, John A.

  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor
    Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy
  • 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, 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

  • 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