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Omoniyi Afolabi

Associate Professor of the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies |
232-4510 |
BEN 3.110

Education: Ph.D, Luso-Brazilian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Lusophone Atlantic Triangle; Yoruba Diaspora Studies; Afro-Brazilian Cultural Studies; Lusophone African Literature; Comparative African Diaspora Studies; Latin American Cultural Studies

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Kamran Asdar Ali

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies |
471-7531, 471-3550 |
EPS 1.116

Education: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

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Katherine Arens

Professor of Germanic Studies and Women's and Gender Studies |
(512) 232-6363 |
BUR 320

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University, Dual PhD, German Studies and Humanities Special Programs, 1981

Interests: 18th-21st century literature, Romanticism, cultural history, aesthetics, philosophy, theory, post-structuralism, critical discourse theory, psychology, feminist theory

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Daniela Bini

Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature |
471-5995 |
HRH 2.122

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

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Douglas G. Biow

Professor of French and Italian, Director of the Center for European Studies |
512-471-7267 |
HRH 2.110B

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

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Marc Bizer

Professor, French Studies |
512-471-7780 |
HRH 3.112B

Education: PhD, Princeton University

Interests: Early Modern French identities: national, social, religious, authorial, gendered; tragedy and the tragic; history of emotions

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Jason Borge

Associate Professor of Latin American Film and Literature

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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Sung-Sheng (Yvonne) Chang

Professor in Asian Studies |
(512) 475-6036 |
WCH 4.124

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

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Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba

Professor of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

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Alan W Friedman

Professor of English |
471-8376 |
CAL 214

Education: Ph.D., 1966, University of Rochester

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John Morán González

J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American & English Literature |
(512) 471-8117 |
PAR 321

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Latinx literature; U.S. literature; narrative theory; postcolonial studies; environmental literature

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Sabine Hake

Professor of Germanic Studies |
232-6379 |
BUR 332

Education: Ph.D., University of Hannover, Germany

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Michael P Harney

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese |
512-471-4936 |
BEN 3.148

Education: Ph.D.-Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Comparative literature, literary theory, cultural theory. Medieval & Early Modern literature. Film and media.

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Naomi Lindstrom

Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Culture |
512.471.4936 |
BEN 4.144

Education: Ph. D., Arizona State University

Interests: Gender Studies, Jewish Latin American Studies, Literary Translation, Sociology of the Arts

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Carol H MacKay

Professor of English |
471-8970 |
PAR 221

Education: Ph.D., 1979, University of California Los Angeles

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Lisa L Moore

Archibald A. Hill Professor of English and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies |
471-4991 |
PAR 108

Education: Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University

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Gabriela Polit


Education: Ph.D., New York University

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Guy P. Raffa

Professor of Italian Studies |
512-232-5492 |
HRH 3.104A

Education: PhD, Indiana University

Interests: Dante Studies, Italian Literature and Culture, Public Scholarship, Digital Humanities

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Martha Selby

Professor and Chair, Department of Asian Studies |
475-6040 |
WCH 4.134A

Education: PhD, University of Chicago

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Alexandra K. Wettlaufer

Professor of French |
471-1442, 471-7289 |
CLA 2.102, HRH 3.104C

Education: PhD, Columbia University

Interests: 19th-century literature, visual arts, culture, and gender studies in France and Britain

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Hannah C. Wojciehowski

Arthur J. Thaman and Wilhelmina Doré Thaman Professor of English |
471-8768 |
PAR 230

Education: PhD, Yale University

Interests: the history of subjectivity; group identity formation; globalization and transculturation; sixteenth-century travel literature and colonization; cognitive criticism; women writers in early modern Europe;

Associate Professors

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Pascale Bos

Associate Professor of Germanic Languages |
232-6373 |
BUR 314

Education: Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)

Interests: 20th-century Comparative Western European and US literature; cultural studies, gender and memory, autobiography, Holocaust (history/culture/literature), sexual violence in armed conflict

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Kirsten Cather


Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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Alison K. Frazier

Associate Professor of History |
512-475-6375 |
GAR 2.109

Education: Ph.D., 1997, Columbia University

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Thomas Jesús Garza

University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor and Director, Texas Language Center |
512-471-3607 |
BUR 458

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University, 1987

Interests: Russian language teaching methodology/ Applied linguistics/ Contemporary Russian culture/ The Chechen wars / Post-Soviet youth culture/ Russian popular culture/ Contemporary Russian media/ Performing masculinity in Contemporary Russia & Mexico

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Karen Grumberg

Center Director, Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D.- 2004, University of California- Los Angeles

Interests: The Gothic; Comparative Literature; modern Hebrew literature; 19th- and 20th-century American literature

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Geraldine Heng

Associate Professor of English |
471-7480 |
PAR 213

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University

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Neville Hoad

Associate Professor of English |
PAR 215

Education: Ph.D., 1998, Columbia University

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Syed Akbar Hyder

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Islamic Studies |
475-6031 |
WCH 4.134

Education: PhD, Harvard University

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David Kornhaber

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature |
512-471-8712 |
CAL 209

Education: Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University

Interests: Modern and contemporary drama, intersections of theatre and philosophy, critical theory, modernism and the avant-garde

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Keith Livers

Associate Professor of Russian |
512-232-9128 |

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Tracie M. Matysik


Education: Ph.D., 2001, Cornell University

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Cory A Reed

Associate Professor of Spanish |
BEN 4.140

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests: Cervantes, Spanish Drama, Early Modern Mediterranean World, Transatlantic Studies, Cognitive Studies, and Comparative Literature

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Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

UT Regents’ and Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of English, Director of the Program in Comparative Literature |
(512) 232-5708 |
PAR 119

Education: Ph.D., 1992, Columbia University

Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century European drama; Oscar Wilde; the Gothic and Orientalism; decadence; detective fiction; aesthetic and literary theory; literature and the fine arts.

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Sonia Roncador

Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture |
512.232.4525 |
BEN 3.132

Education: Ph. D., New York University

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César A. Salgado

Associate Professor of Latin American and Comparative Literature |
512.232.4517 |
BEN 3.140

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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Snehal Shingavi

Associate Professor |
512-471-8114 |
PAR 26

Education: PhD, University of California-Berkeley

Interests: Anglophone South Asian literature, 20th century literature, Hindi/Urdu literature, Literature in Translation and Translation Theory, Theories of “the nation” and/or postcolonialism, Classical Marxism, Ethnic and Third World Literature, Asian American Literature

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Lynn R. Wilkinson

Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, Comparative Literature, and Women's and Gender Studies |
232-6370 |
BUR 360

Education: Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

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Jennifer M. Wilks

Associate Professor of English, African American Diaspora Studies, and Comparative Literature |
(512) 471-8702 |
PAR 329

Education: Ph.D., 2003, Cornell University

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Helena Woodard

Associate Professor of English |
471-8703 |
PAR 331

Education: Ph.D., 1991, English, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assistant Professors

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Minou Arjomand


Education: PhD, 2013, Columbia University

Professors Emeriti

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Wayne A. Rebhorn

Mildred Hayek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Chair of English |
471-8759 |
PAR 328

Education: Ph.D., 1968, Yale University

Dina M. Sherzer

Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature

Education: Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania

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Jeffrey Walker

Professor & Chair, Department of Rhetoric & Writing |
471-8744 |

Education: Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: rhetorical theory, history of rhetoric, ancient rhetoric, rhetoric and poetics, modern rhetoric and literature

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Marjorie Curry Woods

Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor |
471-8383 |
CAL 301

Education: Ph.D., U. of Toronto

Interests: medieval literature; medieval and renaissance rhetoric and pedagogy; composition exercises in the premodern classroom; modern use of premodern compostion exercises