• Faculty

  • Wilda Anderson

    Professor of French
    Director of Graduate Studies, French

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 418
    • Research Interests: Literature of the French Enlightenment; the relationship between science and literature; the French Revolution and its aftermath; Newton and newtonianism; digital culture; post-print forms of literacy
    • Education: PhD, Cornell University
  • Marina Bedran

    Assistant Professor of Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 422
    • Research Interests: Amazonia, ecocriticism, environmental humanities, new materialisms, visual culture, media theory, film, and literary theory and translation.
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • Daniel Desormeaux

    William D. and Robin Mayer Professor
    Head of the French Subdivision

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman Hall 482
    • 410-516-7727
    • Research Interests: French and Caribbean literature and thought of the “long” 19th century; Haitian Revolution, race, and slavery; comparative analysis of Caribbean literature and religion; history of the book and French literary history; Fin-de-Siècle literature and transatlantic anthropology
    • Education: PhD, Emory University; M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal; M.A. Johns Hopkins University
  • Laura Di Bianco

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
    Affiliated Faculty with the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Environmental Science and Studies Program

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 492
    • 410-516-2022
    • Research Interests: Italian Cinema, 20th and 21st Italian Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities.
    • Education: PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • William Egginton

    Department Chair
    Decker Professor in the Humanities
    Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 470
    • 410-516-7510
    • Research Interests: Spanish and Latin American literatures, comparative European literature and thought
    • Education: PhD, Stanford University
  • Christiane Frey

    Associate Professor of German
    Head of Section
    Co-Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 408
    • Research Interests: 17th- and 18th-century German literature in the European context; history of science; literature and astronomy; early modern philosophy and aesthetics; critical theories of secularization; baroque temporalities; small forms; historical epistemologies and ecologies
    • Education: PhD, University of Bonn
  • Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei

    Professor and William Kurrelmeyer Chair in German
    Director of Graduate Studies in German

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 416
    • 410-516-7509
    • Research Interests: Continental Philosophy; Phenomenology; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Literature; Cognitive Literary Theory; Philosophy of Imagination; Modern German Literature and Thought., Literary Ecology and Environmental Studies
    • Education: DPhil, University of Oxford
      PhD, Villanova University
  • Jacob Haubenreich (he/him/his)

    Assistant Professor of German
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, German

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 435
    • 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
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gisela Heffes

    Research Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture
    Head of the Spanish and Portuguese Subdivision
    Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish and Portuguese

  • Katrin Pahl

    Professor of German

    • [email protected]
    • On Leave: Academic Year 2023-24
    • Gilman 414
    • 410-516-7513
    • Research Interests: German literature and philosophy in comparative perspective (US and French); the theory, poetics and history of emotionality, gender and sexuality; contemporary theater; Hegel; Kleist
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Elena Russo

    Professor of French, Director of Undergraduate Studies, French, Study Abroad Officer, French

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 488
    • 410-516-7622
    • Research Interests: 17th- and 18th-century French literature; cultural and intellectual history of the Enlightenment; religious dissidences; sociability; the history of aesthetics; literary theory
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • Arielle Saiber (she/her/hers)

    Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies
    Head of the Italian Subdivision
    Director of Graduate Studies, Italian

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 478
    • Research Interests: Dante, Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature and philosophy, History of Science and Mathematics, Humanism, Early print history, Science fiction, Nonhuman Studies, Electronic music
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • Derek Schilling

    Professor of French, Director of the Centre Louis Marin

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 426
    • 410-516-4626
    • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary French literature; film esthetics and theory; geocriticism; urban and suburban studies
    • Education: PhD/Doctorat du 3e cycle, University of Pennsylvania/University of Paris 8 (Vincennes/Saint-Denis)
  • Bécquer Seguín

    Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 490
    • 410-516-8571
    • Research Interests: Modern Spanish literature, political theory, intellectual history, cultural sociology
    • Education: PhD, Cornell University
  • Samuel Spinner

    Assistant Professor, Zelda and Myer Tandetnik Chair in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 406
    • 410-516-0099
    • Research Interests: Yiddish literature 19th and 20th centuries, German-Jewish culture and literature, modernism, visual culture, history of anthropology, museum studies, Holocaust studies
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Neta Stahl

    Associate Professor, Head of the Hebrew and Yiddish Subdivision, Director of The Stulman Program in Jewish Studies

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 474
    • 410-516-2208
    • Research Interests: Modern Hebrew literature, religion and literature, narrative theory, genre theory
    • Education: PhD, Tel Aviv University
  • Rochelle Tobias

    Professor of German
    Co-Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought

    • [email protected]
    • On Leave: Academic Year 2023-24
    • Gilman 404
    • 410-516-7512
    • Research Interests: 18th to 20th century German and European literature and thought; phenomenology; religious studies; continental philosophy; modern poetry; theory of the novel, fiction, and autobiography; German-Jewish culture.
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bernadette Wegenstein (she/her/hers)

    Professor of Media Studies
    Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 461
    • 410-516-7511
    • Research Interests: Film and media studies, documentary film practice, body and media theory, gender studies
    • Education: PhD, Vienna University
  • Alessandro Zannirato

    Teaching Professor of Italian
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Italian
    Language Program Director, Italian

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 448B
    • 410-516-7230
    • Research Interests: foreign language pedagogy; foreign language teacher training; liaison, community and conference interpreting; program evaluation.
    • Education: PhD, University of Cape Town
  • Flavia De Azeredo-Cerqueira

    Associate Teaching Professor in Portuguese,
    Language Program Director, Portuguese

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 469A
    • 410-516-6738
    • Research Interests: Second language acquisition with a focus on bilingualism, the effects of corrective feedback, cognitive aspects in SLA, motivation and the impact of study abroad on SLA.
    • Education: PhD, Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Language Program Director, French

  • Mirit Bessire

    Lecturer, Hebrew
    Language Program Director, Hebrew

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 405
    • Research Interests: Hebrew Language; Foreign Language Pedagogy; Universal Instructional Design
    • Education: MSEd, Emira College
      MS, Syracuse University
  • Benjamin Chaffin

    Benjamin Chaffin

    Lecturer, Portuguese

  • Kristin Anna Cook-Gailloud

    Associate Teaching Professor of French
    Coordinator, Advanced French for Writing

  • Maria del Rosario Ramos

    Maria del Rosario Ramos

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish
    Coordinator, Superior courses in Spanish

  • Claude Guillemard

    Claude Guillemard

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Coordinator, French Elements

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 444
    • 410-516-6041
    • Education: MA, Paris IV
      Agrégation, Lettres classiques, Paris IV
  • Virginia Jewiss

    Associate Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute; Teaching Professor

  • Beatrice Lang

    Beatrice Lang

    Lecturer, Yiddish
    Language Program Director, Yiddish

  • Kenneth Loiselle

    Visiting Associate Professor of French

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 449
    • 410-516-4736
    • Research Interests: Freemasonry, secret societies and political revolutions; La Nouvelle France; male homosociality; 18th- and 19th-century egodocuments; interspecies relations
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • Naiara Martínez-Vélez

    Naiara Martínez-Vélez

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish
    Coordinator, Intermediate Spanish

  • Deborah McGee Mifflin

    Associate Teaching Professor of German
    Language Program Director, German
    Study Abroad Advisor

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 469B
    • 410-516-7592
    • Research Interests: German language, literature & linguistics; pedagogy of language teaching, theories of second language acquisition
    • Education: MA, Temple University
  • Arancha Moreno Hubbard

    Arancha Moreno Hubbard

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish
    Coordinator, Advanced Spanish

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 487
    • 410-516-4859
    • Education: PhD, University of Jaén
      PhD, University of Leon
  • Leonardo Proietti

    Senior Lecturer, Italian

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 481
    • 410-516-4239
    • Research Interests: Italian cultural studies, with a particular focus on visual culture, including film, art, and fashion
    • Education: MA, UCLA
  • Suzanne Roos

    Suzanne Roos (she/her/hers)

    Senior Lecturer
    Coordinator, Intermediate French

  • Loreto Sánchez Serrano

    Loreto Sánchez Serrano

    Teaching Professor of Spanish
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spanish and Portuguese
    Language Program Director, Spanish

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 463
    • 410-516-4618
    • Research Interests: Computer-assisted language learning
    • Education: PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Maria Sánchez Paraíso

    Maria Sánchez Paraíso

    Lecturer, Spanish

  • Carmen Torres Burgos

    Carmen Torres Burgos

    Lecturer, Spanish

  • Michelle Tracy

    Michelle Tracy

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish
    Coordinator, Spanish Elements

  • Heidi Wheeler

    Senior Lecturer, German
    Coordinator, Intermediate German

  • April Wuensch

    April Wuensch

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Coordinator, Advanced French for Speaking

  • Associated Faculty

  • Alice Mandell

    William Foxwell Albright Chair in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 140
    • 410-516-4701
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Laura Vasilyeva

    Assistant Professor, Musicology

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Nineteenth-century Italy, opera, sound studies, built environments
    • Education: PhD, University of California
  • Theodore J. Lewis

    Blum-Iwry Professor of Near Eastern Studies

  • Earle Havens

    Adjunct Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
    Director, The Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance
    Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Sheridan Libraries

    • [email protected]
    • Department of Special Collections, Brody Learning Commons
    • 443-743-7849
    • Research Interests: History of the Book, Scribal Culture and the History of Reading, Catholic Reformation, Literary Forgery
    • Education: PhD, Yale University (History and Renaissance Studies)
  • Lucy Allais

    Miller Professor of Philosophy

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Kant, forgiveness, punishment
    • Education: D.Phil., Oxford
  • Shane Butler

    Nancy H. and Robert E. Hall Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics, Director, Classics Research Lab

    • [email protected]
    • 410-516-3835
    • Research Interests: Classical and nineteenth-century reception of Italy, Italian humanism
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Stephen J. Campbell

    Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor, Department of History of Art

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 170
    • 410-516-4928
    • Research Interests: Renaissance and Baroque, notions of style and visual communication
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sara Castro-Klarén

    Sara Castro-Klarén

    Professor Emeritus

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Colonial cultures and literatures; theory; women's writing; modern Latin American cultures and literatures
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Christopher S. Celenza

    James B. Knapp Dean, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Renaissance latin, Paleography, History of classical tradition
    • Education: PhD, Duke University
      PhD, University of Hamburg
  • Jennifer Culbert

    Associate Professor, Political Science

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Political theory, jurisprudence
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Peter Jelavich

    Professor, History

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: European cultural and intellectual history
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • David Katz

    David Katz

    Assistant Professor

  • Katharina Kraus

    Miller Associate Professor of Philosophy

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Philosophy of Enlightenment, 19th and 20th century German philosophy
    • Education: PhD, University of Cambridge
  • Michael Kwass

    Professor and Chair of History

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Early modern France; the French Revolution; globalization
  • Leonardo Lisi (he/him)

    Associate Professor, Comparative Thought and Literature, Diversity Champion, Executive Editor, Comparative Literature Issue, MLN

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: European literature of the 19th century, modernism, Kierkegaard and German idealism
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • James Loeffler

    Research Professor

  • Pawel Maciejko

    Associate Professor, Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Chair in Classical Jewish Religion, Thought, and Culture

  • Yitzhak Melamed

    Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Early modern philosophy, German idealism, metaphysics
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • Mitchell Merback

    Professor, History of Art

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests:  Late medieval and northern Renaissance art
    • Education: PhD, University of Chicago
  • Dean Moyar

    Professor, Philosophy

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: German Idealism, ethics, political philosophy
    • Education: PhD, University of Chicago
  • Karen ní Mheallaigh

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Greek literature, culture, and science
    • Education: PhD, Trinity College Dublin
  • Marcelo Nogueira

    Marcelo Nogueira

    Lecturer of Spanish, LACLxS and Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 422
    • 410-516-8768
    • Research Interests: Brazil; poetry, music, and art; sound and political activism
  • Lawrence M. Principe

    Drew Professor of the Humanities and Director, Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Early modern and late medieval science and technology; history of alchemy/chemistry; science and theology
    • Education: PhD, History of Science, Johns Hopkins University
      PhD, Organic Chemistry, Indiana University
  • Matthew Roller

    Professor, Classics

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 102
    • 410-516-5095
    • Research Interests: Latin literature; Roman social and cultural history; Graeco-Roman philosophy
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Caroline Lillian Schopp

    Assistant Professor, History of Art

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art, critical theory, performance
    • Education: PhD, University of Chicago
  • Todd Shepard

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor of History

    • [email protected]
    • 410-516-8512
    • Research Interests: Modern France and French empire, decolonization, gender and sexuality
    • Education: PhD, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Mark Christian Thompson

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, English

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century African-American, German and French literature; the history and representation of race in literature and philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; art theory
    • Education: PhD, New York University
  • Susan Weiss

    Susan Weiss

    Professor Emerita

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Medieval music and learning; music and memory
    • Education: PhD, University of Maryland
  • Mary Miglio Bensabat-Ott

    Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Sociolinguistics with a focus on bilingualism
    • Education: PhD, Georgetown
  • Jacques Neefs

    Professor Emeritus

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 401
    • 410-516-7727
    • Research Interests: 19th-20th-century French literature; genetic criticism
    • Education: PhD (Doctorat d’État), University Paris 8
  • Stephen Nichols

    Professor Emeritus

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 401
    • 410-516-7227
    • Research Interests: Medieval French literature
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • Walter Stephens

    Professor Emeritus

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature, history and theory of forgery, the literature of witchcraft.
    • Education: PhD, Cornell University, PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
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  • Monica Bradik

    Monica Bradik

    Administrative Manager

  • Jacqueline Gwynn

    Jacqueline Gwynn

    Budget Analyst

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