Affiliate Faculty

Nicola Behrmann

M.A., Free University Berlin; Ph.D., New York University

European avant-gardes, literary theory, women and gender studies, visual culture

Stephen Bronner

B.A., CUNY (City College); M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Critical theory; political theory

Abena Busia

B.A., M.A., St. Anne’s College (Oxford); Ph.D., St. Anthony’s College (Oxford)

African women in British and American fiction

Ed Cohen

B.A., Georgetown; Ph.D., Stanford University

Sexuality; health and healing; political philosophy; social theory; cultural history; transformational technologies; popular culture

Drucilla Cornell

B.A., Antioch; J.D., UCLA Law School

Contemporary continental thought, critical theory, grass-roots political and legal mobilization, jurisprudence, women's literature, feminism, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy

Harriet Davidson

B.A., Texas (Austin); M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Poetry and poetics, modernism and postmodernism, feminist criticism and theory

Mark Doty

B.A., Drake; M.F.A., Goddard

Nineteenth‐century poetry and American literature; twentieth‐century and contemporary poetry

Jerry Aline Flieger

B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Twentieth-century and contemporary literature and theory, gender studies, psychoanalytic literary theory

William H. Galperin

B.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Brown

Late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century British poetry and fiction; literary and cultural theory; film studies

Paola Gambarota

Ph.D., Pavia; Ph.D., Yale

Modern Italian Literature; theories of language and Nation; European pre-war avant-garde; film

Lauren Goodlad

B.S. ILR, Cornell; M.A., NYU; Ph.D., Columbia

19th-century and Victorian studies; global studies, critical theory, media studies

Mary Gossy

B.A., Bryn Mawr; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Spanish and Latin-American literature; feminist and critical theory; lesbian and gay literature

Allan Punzalan Isaac

B.A., Williams; Ph.D., NYU

U.S. empire and postcolonial studies; Asian American studies; Filipino diaspora

Ann Jurecic

B.A., Bryn Mawr; M.A.T., Brown; Ph.D., Princeton

Literature and medicine; contemporary literature; writing studies

Ryan Kernan 

B.A., Princeton; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

African American literature, Latin American literature, translation studies and literary theory

Chloë Kitzinger

B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

19th- to 21st-century Russian literature, the Russian and European novel, theory of the novel

Michael McKeon

B.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature; critical theory; historical criticism

Fatima Naqvi

B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

German; Austrian literature and culture; film studies

Stephen Reinert 

B.A., Western Washington; M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Byzantine, Balkan, and Turkic history and culture in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries

Louis Sass

B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Schizophrenia; assessment; philosophy of psychology; intersection of clinical psychology with philosophy, the arts, and literary studies

Louisa Schein

B.A., Brown; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Cultural politics, ethnicity, nationalism and transnationalism; diaspora, gender and sexuality; representation, media, postcoloniality, postsocialism; China, Asian America

Meheli Sen

B.A., M.A., Jadavpur; Ph.D., Emory

Film studies, post-independence commercial Hindi cinema; gender, genre, postcoloniality, and globalization

Jeffrey Shandler

B.A., Swarthmore; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Yiddish language, literature and culture; Jews and media; Holocaust representation; Jews and visual culture; American Jewish vernacular culture

Weijie Song

B.S., Xi’an Jiaotong; M.A., Ph.D., Peking; Ph.D., Columbia

Modern Chinese literature and film, cultural studies, Sinophone and diasporic writings

Michelle Stephens

B.A., Stony Brook; Ph.D., Yale

African American, Caribbean and American literature and culture, race, sexuality, psychoanalysis

Camilla Stevens

B.A., Tulane; M.A., New Mexico; Ph.D., Kansas

Twentieth-century Spanish American drama, theater and performance theory; Caribbean cultural studies; contemporary Dominican theater and performance

Wendy Swartz

B.A. California (San Diego); M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Medieval Chinese literature, comparative poetics, literary theory and criticism

Rebecca L. Walkowitz

B.A., Radcliffe; M.Phil., Sussex; Ph.D., Harvard

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century British, Irish, and Anglophone literatures; history and theory of the novel; comparative modernisms; new world literature; translation studies and the history of the book; cosmopolitanism; postcolonial theory; critical theory

Xiaojue Wang

B.A., MA., Peking; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Chinese literature and culture from late imperial to contemporary periods, the cultural Cold War, the literary transition from late imperial to modern times, cultural memories, film and visual studies, and comparative literature, in particular, the impact of German intellectual dynamics on modern China

Rhiannon Welch

B.A. California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Nineteenth and twentieth-century Italian literature, film, and visual culture; Italian (post-) colonialism and biopolitics; race thinking and nationalism in Italy; critical theory; film theory

Alan Williams

B.A., M.A., Washington; Ph.D. SUNY (Buffalo)

French and American film history, film narration, gender studies and cinema, French cultural studies

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