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Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty and Staff


Michelle Mattson. 2004. B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University. (Twentieth-century German literature and culture, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Associate Professors

Elizabeth Bridges. 2010. B.A. Hendrix College; M.A. University of Arkansas; Ph.D. Indiana University (Late-Eighteenth through Early Twentieth-century German Studies, Film Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies.)
Kathleen Anne Doyle. 1999. B.A., Saint Xavier College, Chicago; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago. (Spanish Language, Modernism in Spain, Contemporary Peninsular Spanish literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies.)
Han Li. 2008. B.A. Nanjing University; Ph.D. University of California, Irvine  (Literature and culture of Late Imperial China.)P.
Eric Henager. 1995. Chair. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Illinois. (Spanish language, Contemporary Spanish-American literatures and cultures, popular culture and literature, Latin American Studies.)
Alexandra Kostina. 1996. M.A. Novgorod State University; Ph.D. Gornyi University/Russian State Pedagogical University (Russian Language, Linguistics, and Culture.)
Laura Loth. 2009. B.A. College of William and Mary; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century French Studies, Francophone Literatures, Gender and Sexuality Studies.)
Shira Malkin. 1990. Doctorat de Troisiéme Cycle, Université de Paris VII; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo. (French language and literature, drama, intercultural education, and translation.)
Clara Pascual-Argente. 2011. B.A. and M.A. Universidad de Salamanca; Ph.D. Georgetown University (Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature, Film Studies.)
Elizabeth Marcela Pettinaroli. 2007. B.A. Franklin and Marshall College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia (Early Modern Hispanic literature, Spanish American literature, Space and Place.)
Alberto del Pozo Martínez. 2008. Licenciado en Filologia, Universidad de Zaragoza. M.A. and Ph.D. Vanderbilt University (Modern Spanish American Literature and Literary Theory.)
Chia-rong Wu. 2011. B.A. National Kaohsiung Normal University; M.A. National Dong Hwa University; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Modern Chinese Literature and Culture.)

Assistant Professors

Rachel Noël Bauer. 2008. B.A. Duquesne University; M.A. Purdue University; Ph.D. Vanderbilt University (Early Modern Spanish Literature, Golden Age Narrative, Don Quixote de la Mancha.)
Brandy Brown. 2013. B.A. Middle Tennessee State University; M.A. The Pennsylvania State University (Medieval and Early Modern French Literature, Medieval and Modern Arthuriana, Genre Studies, Print Culture Studies.)
Catherine Sundt. 2012. B.A. Grand Valley State University; M.A. and Ph.D. The Ohio State University (Modern Spanish Literature and Urban Literature)


Nora Jabbour. 2002. B.A. Universidad Rafael Landívar; M.A. Mississippi State University (Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures). 


Christy Waldkirch 2005. Departmental Assistant.