Modern Languages and Cultural Studies



William Anselmi
19th and 20th Century Italian Literature; Italian Canadian Culture and Literature; Image era, communication systems and representations in and outside of Italy; Italian alternative music (from the sixties to present day); Italian cinema post-1945; Italian television from the fifties to present day; Italian politics, political figures, and social contexts (from P. P. Pasolini to S. Berlusconi)
Laura Beard
Brazilian Studies; Comparative Literature; Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Literary and Critical Theory; 20th and 21st Century Studies; Spanish & Latin American Studies; Aboriginal or Indigenous Literature; Canadian Literature; World Literatures in English; Literary and Cultural Theory; (Auto) Biographical and Life Writing; Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hispanic Literature and Culture; Literary Theory; Narrative Theory; Empirical Approaches to Literary Response; World Literature.
Odile Cisneros
Associate Professor
Spanish American Literature; Brazilian Literature; Latin American Cultural Studies; Translation
Russell Cobb
Associate Professor
Cultural Studies; Comparative Literature; Spanish & Latin American Studies
Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain
Applied Linguistics; Discourse Studies; European Studies; Sociolinguistics
Ann De León
Associate Professor
Mexico; Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies; Colonial Latin America; Indigenous America; Translation Theory and Praxis; Gender Studies

Astrid Ensslin

Media and Digital Communication
Cross-appointed with Humanities Computing

Daniel Fried
Associate Professor
East Asian Studies; Comparative Literature Program
Anna Gural-Migdal
French Literature; 19th and 20th Centuries; French Cinema; Literary and Film Theory; French Language
Xavier Gutierrez
Assistant Professor
Applied Linguistics
Gary Kelly
Distinguished University Professor
Comparative Literature, World Literature as Print Culture and Book History, History and Uses of Reading, Language in Everyday Life, 18th Century Literature and Culture, 19th Century Literature and Culture, Literary And Cultural Theory, Media Studies, Area Studies: The Atlantic World, Women's History, Genre Studies (Gothic, Melodrama, the Novel, Popular Forms), Social Theory, Gender And Sexuality. Cross-appointed with English & Film Studies
Natalie Kononenko
Professor & Kule Chair
Film, Media, and Image Studies; Folklore Studies; Ukrainian Studies; Slavic Studies; 20th and 21st Century Studies
Claudia Kost
Undergraduate Associate Chair
Associate Professor
German Language; German Applied Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition; Foreign Language Pedagogy and Methodology
Daniel Laforest
Associate Professor
French & Francophone Studies; Quebec and Canadian Studies; Cultural Studies; Literary and Critical Theory; Film, Media, and Image Studies; 20th and 21st Century Studies; Health
Yvonne Lam
Associate Professor
Spanish Language and Grammar; Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy; Sociolinguistics; Introductory Linguistics
Elisabeth Le
Applied Linguistics; Discourse Studies; Media Studies; Linguistic Anthropology
Anne Malena
French Language, Literature, Culture; Francophone Literature and Culture; Translation and Translation Theory; Translation History; Louisiana Creole Literature and Culture; Caribbean Literature and Culture
Iman Mersal
Associate Professor 
Arabic Language; Modern Arabic Literature; Arabic Travel Literature; Arab Cinema; Postcolonial Literature; Diasporic Literature.
Andriy Nahachewsky
Professor & Huculak Chair 
Folklore; Ukrainian Culture; Dance; Material Culture
Alla Nedashkivska
Applied Linguistics; Slavic Linguistics; Ukrainian Language and Culture
Waclaw Osadnik
Translation Studies; Theory of Literature; Contemporary Polish Literature and Cinema; Polish as a Second Language; Central and East European Cinema
Lynn Penrod
French language (all levels); French Literature of the 20th century; Children’s Literature in French; Women’s Writing in French; Literary Translation; Translation Theory, Literary Theory; French Feminist Theory; Comparative Studies in Law and Literature; Jurisprudence
Jelena Pogosjan
Cultural Studies; 18th Century Studies; 17th Century Studies; Slavic Studies; Film, Media, and Image Studies; Literary and Critical Theory; 19th Century Studies
Natalia Pylypiuk
Medieval and Early-Modern Ukrainian Culture; Diaspora and Dissent; Literature Today; Childrens' Literature; Ukrainian Language
Sathya Rao
Associate Professor 
French Translation
Chris Reyns
Associate Professor 
Cultural Studies; Comics Studies; French & Francophone Studies; Film, Media, and Image Studies; Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; 20th and 21st Century Studies; Transcultural Studies; Children's Literature; European Studies
Peter Rolland
Associate Professor 
Russian Language and Literature
Victoria Ruétalo
Associate Professor 
Cultural Studies; Film, Media, and Image Studies; Literary and Critical Theory; 20th and 21st Century Studies; Spanish & Latin American Studies; Transcultural Studies
Elena Siemens
Associate Professor 
Visual Culture; Cultural Studies; Post-Soviet Culture (Film, Theatre, Media); Urban Studies; Critical Theory
Carrie Smith
Associate Professor
German Studies; Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Cultural Studies; Film, Media, and Image Studies; 20th and 21st Century Studies; Literary and Critical Theory
Andreas Stuhlmann
DAAD Visiting Associate Professor 
German Cultural, i.e. Intellectual, Media and Literary History, with an emphasis on German-Jewish Cultural Relations
Irene Sywenky
Associate Professor 
History of Literary Theory; Critical Theory; Comparative and World Literature; Genre Studies; European Tradition; Autobiography; Science Fiction, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales; Translation; Central and East European Literature and Cultures
Julie Tarif
Faculty Lecturer 
Translation Studies
Micah True
Graduate Associate Chair
Associate Professor 
French and Francophone Literature, Culture, and Folklore, with particular emphasis on the early modern period (16th -18th centuries) and contact between Cultures
Natalie Van Deusen
Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Scandinavian Professor, Assistant Professor
Scandinavian Studies; Medieval Literatures; Pre-Modern and Early Modern Studies; Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Jerry Varsava
20Th And 21St Century Studies, American Literature, World Literatures In English. Comparative Literature Program. Cross-appointed with English & Film Studies.