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Arabic

Thuria Mossa

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Chinese

Dr. Li Yang

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EH 013

Second language (L2) pragmatics acquisition and computer-assisted pragmatics instruction, learners’ pragmatic and intercultural competence in study abroad settings, Chinese L2 learners’ development of writing skills. 
Classics
(Latin & Greek)

Dr. Benjamin McCloskey

bmc

mccloskey
EH 011C

Intersection of philosophy and historiography in Socratic literature of the 4th century BCE, impact of narratological approaches on our understanding of philosophy and authority in Xenophon’s corpus, construction of ethnic and gender identities in the literature of the Second Sophistic (1st to 3rd centuries CE). 
French

Dr. Kathleen Antonioli

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kantonioli
EH 108

Modern French literature, literary history, the sociology of literature, theories of modernism, women's writing, feminist theory, Québec literature and theories of francophone literature.

 

Dr. Robert Clark

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rclark
EH 014A

Director of International and Areas Studies 

Dr. Melinda Cro

 

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EH 203

Early modern French and Italian literatures with an emphasis in romance languages pastoral literature; theater; theories of metaliteracy and intertextuality; aesthetics and the relationship between literature and the visual arts; theories of identity, sexuality, and alterity; teaching literature in the L2.

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Dr. Claire Dehon

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EH 014

Novels written in French by authors from SubSahara Africa. Assistant Editor for French Review.

 
German 

Dr. Necia Chronister

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nchroni
EH 214

German literature since 1989, contemporary German women writers, German film, Gender Studies. 

Dr. Derek Hillard - Department Head

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dhillard
EH 208

Poetry 

Dr. Sara Luly

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EH 205

Late 18th and early 19th century literature and culture, with an emphasis on German Romanticism and Gender Studies; German Gothic literature and questions of masculinity in the works of German Romanticism.   

Dr. Janice McGregor

jmc

jmcgregor
EH 202

German applied linguistics; second/foreign language learning and use in primarily study abroad contexts; language and identity; language, interaction, and authenticity.Site
Dr. Nichole Neuman

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EH 023C

 

German cinema, 20th century German culture, museum studies, the archive, representations of women in film, film history and theory

 
Italian 

Alessia Salamina, ABD

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alesal
EH 127

Medievalist interested in vernacular literatures and visual arts in Trecento Tuscany. Works on history of reading and medieval female readers.

 
JapaneseKumiko Nakamura

kunamaku
EH 106

  
RussianViktoriya Pottroff, ABD

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EH 011C

  
Spanish

Dr Rebecca Bender

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rmbender
EH 107

19th–21st century Spanish literature, Golden Age Theater and prose, issues of gender, sexuality, and corporeality, often approaching these themes through feminist and/or queer theories. Site

Dr. Mary Copple

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EH 006
Spanish linguistics in the areas of grammaticalization, language variation, language change; Second Language Acquisition and pedagogy. 

Angélique Courbou, ABD

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angeli
EH 011B
Advising in post-secondary education; long term impact of service learning and study abroad, conflict resolution and service learning/study abroad. 

Dr. María Teresa DePaoli

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EH 229
Latin American Cultural Studies, Mexican Literature and Culture, Screenwriting Studies, and Latinas in the U.S.

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Las guionistas

Yasmín D. Gavigan

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EH 011A
  
Dr. Lucía Garavitolugarav
EH 007
Contemporary Spanish-American theater, in general, and on women writers and playwrights, in particular.  

Dr. Laura Kanost

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lakanost
EH 204
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature; Women writers and gender issues; U.S. Children’s Literature in Spanish; Disability Studies; Translation ; Service-Learning.Las guionistas

Dr. Pablo Martínez-Diente

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pablomd
EH 005
Contemporary Spanish poetry, modernist and symbolist studies, the fin de siècle, film, and translation. 

Dr. Laura Valentín-Rivera

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lvalentin
EH 213
Spanish heritage language learners' literacy development and collaboration mediated by social tools (i.e., Google docs, Wikis, blogs) 

Suzie Wright

 

Iberian Studies; 20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature and Film; 20th and 21st Century Portuguese Literature and Film; Spatial Theory; Urban Studies.

 

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. Douglas Benson (bensonml)
  • Dr. Robert Corum (corum)
  • Dr. Michael Ossar
  • Dr. Silvia Sauter (silviae)
  • Dr. Bradley Shaw (bradshaw)
  • Dr. George Tunstall