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Bernadette Wegenstein

Bernadette Wegenstein

Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies
Professor of Media Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

PhD, Vienna University

Gilman 461
410-516-7511
berna@jhu.edu
Marina Bedran

Marina Bedran

Assistant Professor of Lusophone Literatures and Cultures, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

PhD, Princeton University

Gilman 481
410-516-5358
mbedran@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Amazonia, ecocriticism, environmental humanities, visual culture, media theory, film, and literary theory and translation

Laura di Bianco

Laura di Bianco

Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian

PhD, City University of New York

Gilman 435
410-516-2022
lauradibianco@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Italian cinema, modern and contemporary Italian literature, film studies, women’s and gender studies, ecocriticism

Rebecca M. Brown

Rebecca M. Brown

Professor, Department of the History of Art

PhD, University of Minnesota

Gilman 182
410-516-0345
rmbrown@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Modernism, colonialism, 18th-20th c. South Asia

Samuel Chambers

Samuel Chambers

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

PhD, University of Minnesota

280 Mergenthaler
410-516-7948
samchambers@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Political theory, cultural politics

Veena Das

Veena Das

Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Anthropology

PhD, University of Delhi, India

Mergenthaler 441
410-516-0630
veenadas@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Everyday life, ethics, anthropology and philosophy, urban transformations, poverty, violence, gender, social suffering, aesthetics, South Asia, Europe

William Egginton

William Egginton

Decker Professor in the Humanities; Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

PhD, Stanford University

Gilman 470
410-516-7510
egginton@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Spanish and Latin American Literatures, comparative European literature and thought

Eduardo Gonzalez

Eduardo Gonzalez

Professor and Director of the Spanish Subdivision and Undergraduate Studies for Spanish,
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

PhD, Indiana University Bloomington

Gilman 480
410-516-4615
cocuyo@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Latin American literature and cinema

Clara Han

Clara Han

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

PhD, Harvard University

Mergenthaler 463
410-516-2864
clarahan@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Violence, care, urban poverty and everyday life; affliction and illness experience; death and dying; anthropology and philosophy
; Chile, the Southern Cone, Latin America; the United States; and connections and intersections with Asia

Jacob Haubenreich

Jacob Haubenreich

Assistant Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

jhauben2@jhu.edu

Research Interests: 19th-21st century German literature, posthermeneutics, theory and history of media, Schriftbildlichkeit, book history, writing process, archival theory and practice, experimental literature, literature and the visual arts, new materialism, multilingualism

Paola Marrati

Paola Marrati

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Comparative Thought and Literature

PhD, Marc Bloch University of Strasbourg, France

Gilman 220
410-516-0542
pmarrati@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Modern and contemporary French philosophy, American pragmatism and skepticism, phenomenology, philosophy and cinema, feminist and queer theory

Anand Pandian

Anand Pandian

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Mergenthaler 454
410-516-7267
pandian@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Ecological and philosophical anthropology; sensory ethnography and experimental writing; posthumanist and postcolonial criticism; environmental ethics; anthropological method; India, America, Earth

Derek Schilling

Derek Schilling

Professor and Director of the French Subdivision, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

PhD/Doctorat du 3e cycle, University of Pennsylvania/University of Paris 8 (Vincennes/Saint-Denis)

Gilman 426
410-516-4626
dschill4@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Modern and contemporary French literature; film esthetics and theory; geocriticism; urban and suburban studies

Bécquer Seguín

Bécquer Seguín

Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

PhD, Cornell University

Gilman 481
410-516-8571
becquer@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Modern Iberian literature, film, and culture; transatlantic studies; political theory; art history

Kyle Stine

Kyle Stine

Lecturer, Program in Film and Media Studies

PhD, University of Iowa

65 Gilman Hall
410-462-7577
kylestine@jhu.edu

Research Interests: film and media theory; new media and social change; philosophy of technology

Meredith Ward

Meredith Ward

Senior Lecturer, Program in Film and Media Studies

PhD, Northwestern University

Film Centre - Suite 204
410-462-7577
mward1@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Film and media history and theory; popular culture; sound theory