• Faculty

  • Wilda Anderson

    Professor of French
    Director of Graduate Studies, French

    PhD, Cornell University
    • 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
  • Marina Bedran

    Assistant Professor of Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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

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

    PhD, Emory University; M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal; M.A. Johns Hopkins University
    • 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
  • 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

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

    Decker Professor in the Humanities
    Head of the Spanish Subdivision
    Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish
    Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

    PhD, Stanford University
    • Gilman 470
    • 410-516-7510
    • Research Interests: Spanish and Latin American literatures, comparative European literature and thought
  • Rebecca Falkoff

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

    PhD, UC Berkeley
  • Christiane Frey

    Research Professor, German

    PhD, University of Bonn
    • 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
  • Eduardo González

    Professor of Spanish

    PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
    • Gilman 480
    • 410-516-4615
    • Research Interests: Latin American literature and cinema
  • Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei

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

    DPhil, University of Oxford
    PhD, Villanova University
    • 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
  • Jacob Haubenreich (he/him/his)

    Assistant Professor of German
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, German

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 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
  • Katarzyna Jerzak

    Associate Research Professor of Hebrew

    PhD, Princeton University
  • Katrin Pahl

    Professor of German

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 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
  • Elena Russo

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

    PhD, Princeton University
    • 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
  • Arielle Saiber (she/her/hers)

    Research Professor, Italian
    Head of the Italian Subdivision
    Director of Graduate Studies, Italian

    PhD, Yale University
    • 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
  • Derek Schilling

    Department Chair
    Professor of French
    Director of the Centre Louis Marin

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

    Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies

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

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

    PhD, Columbia University
    • 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
  • Neta Stahl

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

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

    Professor of German,
    Head of the German Subdivision
    Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 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.
  • Bernadette Wegenstein (she/her/hers)

    Professor of Media Studies
    Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies

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

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

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

    Associate Teaching Professor in Portuguese,
    Language Program Director, Portuguese

    PhD, Federal University of Minas Gerais
    • 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.
  • Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Language Program Director, French

    PhD, Indiana University
  • Mirit Bessire

    Lecturer, Hebrew
    Language Program Director, Hebrew

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

    Benjamin Chaffin


    PhD, UC Santa Barbara
  • Grecia Chirinos Delgado

    Grecia Chirinos Delgado (she/her/ella/la)

    Lecturer, Spanish

    MA, Middlebury College
  • Kristin Anna Cook-Gailloud

    Associate Teaching Professor of French
    Coordinator, Advanced French for Writing

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Maria del Rosario Ramos

    Maria del Rosario Ramos

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish
    Coordinator, Superior courses in Spanish

    PhD, Johns Hopkins
  • Claude Guillemard

    Claude Guillemard

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Coordinator, French Elements

    MA, Paris IV
    Agrégation, Lettres classiques, Paris IV
  • Beatrice Lang

    Beatrice Lang

    Lecturer, Yiddish
    Language Program Director, Yiddish

    PhD, Columbia University
  • Naiara Martínez-Vélez

    Naiara Martínez-Vélez

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish
    Coordinator, Intermediate Spanish

    MA, West Virginia University
  • Claire Massy-Paoli

    Claire Massy-Paoli

    Jr. Lecturer, French

    MA, Sorbonne, Paris 4
  • Deborah McGee Mifflin

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

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

    Arancha Moreno Hubbard

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish
    Coordinator, Advanced Spanish

    PhD, University of Jaén
    PhD, University of Leon
  • Leonardo Proietti

    Senior Lecturer, Italian

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

    Suzanne Roos (she/her/hers)

    Senior Lecturer
    Coordinator, Intermediate French

    MPhil, Yale University
  • Loreto Sánchez Serrano

    Loreto Sánchez Serrano

    Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spanish
    Language Program Director, Spanish

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

    Maria Sánchez Paraíso

    Lecturer, Spanish

    PhD, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Carmen Torres Burgos

    Carmen Torres Burgos

    Lecturer, Spanish

    MA, West Virginia University
  • Michelle Tracy

    Michelle Tracy

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish
    Coordinator, Spanish Elements

    MA, Johns Hopkins
  • Heidi Wheeler

    Senior Lecturer, German
    Coordinator, Intermediate German

    MA, University of Kansas
  • April Wuensch

    April Wuensch

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Coordinator, Advanced French for Speaking

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Associated Faculty

  • Alice Mandell

    William Foxwell Albright Chair in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Laura Vasilyeva

    Assistant Professor, Musicology

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

    Blum-Iwry Professor of Near Eastern Studies

    PhD, Harvard University
  • 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

    PhD, Yale University (History and Renaissance Studies)
    • 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
  • Lucy Allais

    Miller Professor of Philosophy

    D.Phil., Oxford
  • Shane Butler

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

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

    Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor, Department of History of Art

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

    Professor Emeritus

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

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

    PhD, Duke University
    PhD, University of Hamburg
    • Research Interests: Renaissance latin, Paleography, History of classical tradition
  • Jennifer Culbert

    Associate Professor, Political Science

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Peter Jelavich

    Professor, History

    PhD, Princeton University
  • Virginia Jewiss

    Associate Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute; Teaching Professor

    PhD, Yale University
  • David Katz

    David Katz

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Michael Kwass

    Professor and Chair of History

    • 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

    PhD, Yale University
    • Research Interests: European literature of the 19th century, modernism, Kierkegaard and German idealism
  • Pawel Maciejko

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

    DPhil, University of Oxford
  • Yitzhak Melamed

    Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy

    PhD, Yale University
    • Research Interests: Early modern philosophy, German idealism, metaphysics
  • Mitchell Merback

    Professor, History of Art

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • Research Interests:  Late medieval and northern Renaissance art
  • Dean Moyar

    Professor, Philosophy

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • Research Interests: German Idealism, ethics, political philosophy
  • Karen ní Mheallaigh

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

    PhD, Trinity College Dublin
  • Lawrence M. Principe

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

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

    Professor, Classics

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

    Assistant Professor, History of Art

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art, critical theory, performance
  • Todd Shepard

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor of History

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

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, English

    PhD, New York University
    • 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
  • Susan Weiss

    Susan Weiss

    Professor Emerita

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

    Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus

    PhD, Georgetown
    • Research Interests: Sociolinguistics with a focus on bilingualism
  • Jacques Neefs

    Professor Emeritus

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

    Professor Emeritus

    PhD, Yale University
  • Harry Sieber

    Professor Emeritus

    PhD, Duke University
    • Gilman 401
    • 410-516-7227
    • Research Interests: Renaissance and Baroque Spanish literature
  • Walter Stephens

    Professor Emeritus

    PhD, Cornell University, PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
    • Research Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature, history and theory of forgery, the literature of witchcraft.
  • staff

  • Sandra Grant

    Sandra Grant

    Administrative Manager

  • Alexandre Labat

    Alexandre Labat (he/him/his)

    Senior Academic Program Coordinator

  • Mackenzie Zalin

    Mackenzie Zalin


    PhD, MSLS
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