Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty and Staff

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.)

Eric Henager. 1995. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Illinois. (Spanish language, Contemporary Latin 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. Chair. B.A. College of William and Mary; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota (French and Francophone literature and film, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, 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 (Latin American literature, Ecocritical Studies, Urban and Environmental Studies, Bibliodiversity, Spanish language in socio-cultural contexts.)

Alberto del Pozo Martínez. 2008. Licenciado en Filología, Universidad de Zaragoza. M.A. and Ph.D. Vanderbilt University (Modern Spanish American literature and Literary Theory.)

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.)

Carlos Gardeazábal Bravo. 2021. B.A. Universidad Nacional de Colombia; M.A. Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Seminario Andrés Bello; Ph.D. University of Connecticut. (Contemporary Latin American literatures and cultures, Environmental Studies, Film studies.)

Abou-Bakar Mamah. 2018. B.A. and M.A. University of Lomé, Togo; Ph.D. University of Minnesota (French critical theory, Structuralism, French and Francophone 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.)

Yinyin Xue. 2020. B.A. Sichuan International Studies University; M.A. Peking University; M.A. and Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Twentieth-century Chinese literature and culture)


Sarah Finley. 2020. B.A. and M.Ed. Vanderbilt University (French language and Francophone cultures). 

Hernán Garrido. 2016. B.A. Andrews University; M.A. University of Mississippi (Spanish language and Hispanic cultures). 


Christy Waldkirch. 2005. Departmental Assistant.