Andrea Baldi

Laurea, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Firenze; Ph.D., UCLA
Contemporary Italian literature and cinema

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

Jae Won Edward Chung

B.A., Swarthmore; M.F.A., M.Phil., PhD., Columbia
Modern and contemporary Korean literature, intellectual history, and media, with an emphasis on everyday life, visuality, (post) colonialism, race, affect, and the aesthetics of disaster

Ed Cohen

B.A., Georgetown; Ph.D., Stanford University
Sexuality; health and healing; political philosophy; social theory; cultural history; transformational technologies; popular culture

Daniel da Silva

B.A., Rutgers-Newark; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia
Luso-Afro-Brasilian popular music and culture; feminist and queer studies

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

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

Pavel Khazanov

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (London, UK); Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Soviet and post-Soviet Russian literary and cultural studies

Chloƫ 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

Benjamin Koerber

B.A., Indiana; M.A., Ph.D., Texas
Modern Arabic literatures

V. G. Julie Rajan

Undergraduate Program Director
B.A., Johns Hopkins; M.L.A., UPenn; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers-New Brunswick
Women’s human rights; women and violence in conflict; colonial, post-colonial, and modern-day imperialisms; and terrorism and resistance

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

Marcy Ellen Schwartz

B.A., Syracuse; M.A., Université de Paris-VIII; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
20th-century Latin American literature and culture, with particular emphasis on urban studies, exile, and photography

Meheli Sen

B.A., M.A., Jadavpur; Ph.D., Emory
Film studies, post-independence commercial Hindi cinema; gender, genre, postcoloniality, and globalization

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

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