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

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

Benjamin Koerber

B.A., Indiana; M.A., Ph.D., Texas

Modern Arabic literatures

V. G. Julie Rajan

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

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

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