Faculty

No matter which languages and literatures you choose for your first and second concentration, as a Comparative Literature major you can benefit from well-published, dynamic, and dedicated faculty members who always keep students’ learning at the top of their concerns. The selectivity of our program, our small class size and the special emphasis we place on personal attention to our students guarantee an intense student/faculty interaction. Moreover, because we only grant the A.B. degree, our undergraduates do not compete with graduate students for a professor's time.

The Comparative Literature Program relies on the work of a Core Committee and benefits from the additional contribution of numerous faculty members in foreign languages, English and the humanities at large, who periodically teach crosslisted or Comparative-Literature designated courses, and who act as mentors for the Comparative Literature majors’ senior theses.

STEERING COMMITTEE

Susanna Lee
Associate Professor, Department of French and Francophone Studies

Emily Francomano
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese 

Nicoletta Pireddu
Professor, Department of Italian

Ricardo Ortiz
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English 

Andrew Sobanet
Associate Professor, Department of French and Francophone Studies

Tania Gentic 
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Jingyuan Zhang
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures 

AFFILIATED FACULTY 

Frank Ambrosio
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Jacques Berlinerblau 
Professor and Rabbi Harold White Chair, Center for Jewish Civilization 

Ashley Cohen
Assistant Professor, Department of English

Mary Dupree
Associate Professor, Department of German

Friederike Eigler
Professor and Chair, Department of German

Sandro La Barbera
Assistant Professor, Department of Classics

Sarah McNamer
Associate Professor, Department of English

Meital Orr
Assistant Professor, Center of Jewish Civilization

Cóilín Parsons
Associate Professor, Department of English

Terry Pinkard
University Professor, Department of Philosophy 

Samantha Pinto
Associate Professor, Department of English and African American Studies

Henry Schwarz
Professor, Department of English

Suzanne Stetkevych
Qaboos Bin Said Professor, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies

Karen Stohr
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Kate Withy
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy