Participating Faculty

Luis Aviles
Ph.D., Brown University; Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature (Golden Age literature)
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Ellen Burt
Ph.D., Yale University; Professor of English and Comparative Literature (19th-century French poetry, Enlightenment, autobiography, literary theory)
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Nahum Dimitri Chandler
Ph.D., Chicago; Professor of African American Studies and Comparative Literature (African American studies, English literature, comparative literature, and modern intellectual history, notably the history of the human sciences)
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Herschel Farbman
Ph.D., Yale University; Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature
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James Fujii
Ph.D., University of Chicago; Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature (modern Japanese literature, cultural studies, critical theory)
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Virginia Jackson
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1995, Comparative Literature; Associate Professor of English and UCI Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Communication
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Laura Hyun Yi Kang
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz; Associate Professor and Chair of Women's Studies and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature (gender studies, ethnic studies, visual culture)
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Ketu Katrak
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College; Professor of Drama (Asian American literature, postcolonial studies, women's studies)
Rodrigo Lazo
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of English (Hemispheric American Studies; Nineteenth-Century; Latino Studies and the Americas; Cuba; Immigrant Literature)
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Catherine Liu
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and Comparative Literature (modernism, cinema, theory)
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Julia R. Lupton
Ph.D., Yale University; Professor of English and Comparative Literature (Shakespeare; Renaissance literature; religious studies; humanities and the public sphere)
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Carrie J. Noland
Ph.D., Harvard University; Associate Professor of French and Italian (20th-century French literature and theory; poetry)
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Laura O'Connor
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature (Irish and Anglophone literature; postcolonial studies; modern and contemporary poetry)
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Kavita Philip
Ph.D., Cornell University, Science and Technology Studies; Associate Professor of History
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R. Radhakrishnan
Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton; Professor of Asian American Studies and Comparative Literature (critical theory, postcolonialism, globalization, minority discourse)
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Martin Schwab
Ph.D., University of Bielefeld; Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature
(19th- and 20th-century Continental philosophy; literature and other arts)
John H. Smith
Ph.D., Princeton University; Professor of German and Comparative Literature
(18th- and 19th-century German literature and intellectual history; literary theory)
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James Steintrager
Ph.D., Columbia University; Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature (18th-century European literature; aesthetics)
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Jennifer Terry
Ph.D., University of Santa Cruz; Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Comparative Literature
(cultural studies, science studies, sexuality)
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Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
Associate Professor, African American Studies and Comparative Literature;
(South Africa, poor whites, race in foreign policy, diaspora, comparative racial politics, black political thought, third world feminisms, feminist pedagogy)
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Hu Ying
Ph.D., Princeton University; Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature (Modern Chinese literature and culture, translation study, feminist theories)
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