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Faculty List

Professors

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Katherine Arens

Professor of Germanic Studies and Women's and Gender Studies

arens@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-6363  |  BUR 320

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  18th-21st century literature, Romanticism, cultural history, aesthetics, philosophy, theory, post-structuralism, critical discourse theory, psychology, feminist theory

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Daniela Bini

Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature

bini@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-5995  |  HRH 2.122

Education   

Ph.D, University of Texas, Austin
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Douglas G. Biow

Professor of French and Italian, Director of the Center for European Studies

biow@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7267  |  HRH 2.110B

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Marc Bizer

Professor of French Literature

mbizer@utexas.edu  |  512-471-7780  |  HRH 3.112B

Education   

PhD, Princeton University

Interests

  early modern Europe & France, classical reception, national identity, gender, tragedy and the tragic

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Sung-Sheng (Yvonne) Chang

Professor in Asian Studies

yvonne@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 475-6036  |  WCH 4.124

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University
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Ann Cvetkovich

Professor of English

cvet@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8374  |  PAR 323

Education   

Ph.D., 1988, Cornell University
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Alan W Friedman

Professor of English

friedman@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8376  |  CAL 214

Education   

Ph.D., 1966, University of Rochester
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Sabine Hake

Professor of Germanic Studies

hake@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6379  |  BUR 332

Education   

Ph.D., University of Hannover, Germany
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Barbara Harlow

Professor of English

bharlow@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8716  |  PAR 26

Education   

Ph.D., 1977, SUNY- Buffalo

Ernest Kaulbach

Professor of English

ekaulbach@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8365  |  CAL 17

Education   

Ph.D., 1970, Cornell University
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Naomi E. Lindstrom

Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Culture

lindstrom@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.475.6316  |  BEN 4.144 and CLA 2.402

Education   

Ph. D., Arizona State University
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Carol H MacKay

Professor of English

mackay@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-8970  |  PAR 221

Education   

Ph.D., 1979, University of California Los Angeles
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Lisa L Moore

Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies

llmoore@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-4991  |  PAR 108

Education   

Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University
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Wayne A Rebhorn

Celanese Centennial Professor of English

warebhorn@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8759  |  PAR 328

Education   

Ph.D., 1968, Yale University
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Martha Selby

Professor and Chair, Department of Asian Studies

mas@austin.utexas.edu  |  475-6040  |  WCH 4.134A

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago
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Jeffrey Walker

Professor & Chair, Department of Rhetoric & Writing

jswalker@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8744  |  PAR 3

Education   

Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  rhetorical theory, history of rhetoric, ancient rhetoric, rhetoric and poetics, modern rhetoric and literature

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Alexandra K Wettlaufer

Professor of French

akw@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-1442, 471-7289  |  CLA 2.102, HRH 3.104C

Education   

Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests

  19th-century literature, visual arts, culture, and gender studies in France and Britain

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Hannah C Wojciehowski

Professor of English

gemelli@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8768  |  PAR 230

Education   

Ph.D., 1984, Yale University

Interests

  the history of subjectivity; group identity formation; globalization and transculturation; sixteenth-century travel literature; cognitive criticism; women writers in early modern Europe;

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Marjorie Curry Woods

Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor

marjoriewoods@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8383  |  CAL 301

Education   

Ph.D., U. of Toronto

Interests

  medieval literature; medieval and renaissance rhetoric and pedagogy; composition exercises in the premodern classroom; modern use of premodern compostion exercises

Associate Professors

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Omoniyi Afolabi

Associate Professor of Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

afolabi@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-4510  |  BEN 3.110

Education   

Ph.D, Luso-Brazilian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests

  Lusophone Atlantic Triangle; Yoruba Diaspora Studies; Afro-Brazilian Cultural Studies; Lusophone African Literature; Comparative African Diaspora Studies; Latin American Cultural Studies

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Kamran Asdar Ali

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

asdar@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-7531, 471-3550  |  EPS 1.116

Education   

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
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Samer Ali

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

saali@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6467  |  CAL 408

Education   

Ph.D, Indiana University

Interests

  Islamic kingship, court literature and patronage, classical historiography, modern and medieval folklore and folklife, Arab women poets, oral performance of Homeric epic, literary criticism

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Jason Borge

Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Film

jason.borge@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
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Pascale Bos

Associate Professor of Germanic Languages

pascalebos@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6373  |  BUR 314

Education   

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)

Interests

  20th-century Comparative Western European and US literature; cultural studies, gender and memory, autobiography, Holocaust (history/culture/literature), sexual violence in armed conflict

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Matt Cohen

Associate Professor of English

matt.cohen@utexas.edu  |  919 656-6364  |  PAR 20

Education   

Ph.D., 2002, College of William and Mary
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Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba

Associate Professor of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

ruvalcaba@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
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Tarek El-Ariss

Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature

tarek.elariss@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-8291  |  CAL 402

Education   

Ph.D - 2004, Cornell

Interests

  Contemporary Arabic Literature, Film, and Media; Arabic popular culture and new literary genres; 19th- and 20th-century Arabic travel writing; Translation studies and Post-structuralism

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Alison K. Frazier

Associate Professor of History

akfrazier@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6375  |  GAR 2.109

Education   

Ph.D., 1997, Columbia University
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Thomas Garza

University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-3607  |  BUR 458 and HRH 4.190

Education   

Ed.D., Harvard University, 1987
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John Morán González

Associate Professor of English

jmgonzal@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8117  |  PAR 321

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Latino/a Literature; Chicano/a Literature; Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Narrative Theory; Postcolonial Studies

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Karen Grumberg

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

keren@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-5134  |  WMB 6.116

Education   

Ph.D.- 2004, University of California- Los Angeles
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Michael P Harney

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

harney@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-4936  |  BEN 3.148

Education   

Ph.D.-Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Comparative literature, literary theory, cultural theory. Medieval & Early Modern literature. Film and media.

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Geraldine Heng

Associate Professor of English

heng@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-7480  |  PAR 213

Education   

Ph.D., Cornell University
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Neville Hoad

Associate Professor of English

nhoad@mail.utexas.edu  |  PAR 215

Education   

Ph.D., 1998, Columbia University

S. Akbar Hyder

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Islamic Studies

syedakbarhyder@gmail.com  |  475-6031  |  WCH 4.134

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard University
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Wayne Lesser

Associate Professor of English

lesser@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-8754  |  PAR 108

Education   

Ph.D., 1975, University of Chicago
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Keith Livers

Associate Professor of Russian

kalivers@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-9128  |  CAL 5

Education   

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Guy P Raffa

Associate Professor of Italian

guyr@utexas.edu  |  512-232-5492  |  HRH 3.104A

Education   

Ph.D., Indiana University

Interests

  Dante Studies, medieval Italian literature and culture, digital humanities, history and philosophy of science, Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco

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Cory A Reed

Associate Professor of Spanish

creed@austin.utexas.edu  |  BEN 4.140

Education   

Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests

  Cervantes, Spanish Drama, Early Modern Mediterranean World, Transatlantic Studies, Cognitive Studies, and Comparative Literature

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Peter Rehberg

Adjunct Associate Professor

rehberg@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D. Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, New York University
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Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Associate Professor; Director, Program in Comparative Literature

emrg@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-5708  |  PAR 119

Education   

Ph.D., 1992, Columbia University

Interests

  Nineteenth and twentieth century European drama, Renaissance drama, Oscar Wilde, the Gothic and Orientalism, Decadence, Aesthetic and literary theory, literature and the fine arts

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Sonia Roncador

Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture

roncador@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4525  |  BEN 3.132

Education   

Ph. D., New York University
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César A. Salgado

Associate Professor of Latin American and Comparative Literature

cslgd@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.4517  |  BEN 3.140

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University
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Hélène Tissières

Associate Professor of French

htissieres@austin.utexas.edu  |  475-6861  |  HRH 3.110C

Education   

Ph.D., 2001, French, New York University

Interests

  African and Caribbean Francophone literatures, African and French film, African contemporary art, African music, Biennale of Dakar.

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Lynn R Wilkinson

Associate Professor of Germanic Languages

lrw@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6370  |  BUR 360

Education   

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
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Jennifer M. Wilks

Associate Professor of English and African American Studies

jmwilks@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.471.8702  |  PAR 329

Education   

Ph.D., 2003, Cornell University

Helena Woodard

Associate Professor of English

hwood@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-8703  |  PAR 331

Education   

Ph.D., 1991, English, University of North Carolina

Assistant Professors

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Blake Atwood

Assistant Professor

atwood@austin.utexas.edu  |  CAL 406

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Middle Eastern Cinema, Film and Technology, Film Historiography, Contemporary Persian Literature

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David Kornhaber

Assistant Professor of English

david.kornhaber@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-9715  |  PAR 22

Education   

Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University
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Tatiana Kuzmic

Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

tkuzmic@austin.utexas.edu  |  BUR 472

Education   

Ph.D., University of Illinois
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Fehintola (Tola) Mosadomi

Assistant Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies

mosadom@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-7871  |  WMB 5.120B

Education   

Ph.D., 1998, Interdisciplinary Linguistics and Yoruba Phonology, Tulane University
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Karen A Pagani

Assistant Professor of French Literature

kpagani@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-5737  |  HRH 3.112B

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century moral theory (British, French, German); Seventeenth and eighteenth-century French novel; Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie; Historical semantics; Secularization.

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Michael Pesenson

Assistant Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies

mpesenson@utexas.edu  |  232-9132  |  CAL 404

Education   

Ph.D, Yale University
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Snehal Shingavi

Faculty

snehal.shingavi@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 2008, University of California, Berkeley
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Chien-hsin Tsai

Assistant Professor of Chinese

tsai@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1302  |  WCH 5.104B

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard University

Professors Emeriti

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Aaron Bar-Adon

Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

bar-adon@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-3594  |  WMB 6.132

Education   

Ph.D., Hebrew University
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Mohammad Ghanoonparvar

Professor Emeritus of Persian and Comparative Literature

mrghanoonparvar@utexas.edu  |  475-6605  |  WMB 5.132

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas- Austtin

Dina M Sherzer

Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature

dsherzer@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania
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Janet K Swaffar

Professor Emerita of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature

jswaffar@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6376  |  BUR 318

Education   

Ph.D., German, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests

  German literature post 1945, German media, applications of literary theory to reading and writing in a foreign language, foreign language acquisition and advanced learners

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Seth Wolitz

L. D., Marie and Edwin Gale Chair Emeritus of Judaic Studies and Professor Emeritus of French, Slavic, Jewish Studies, and Comparative Literature

slwolitz@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5531  |  HRH 3.114A

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University
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