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Daniela Bini

Professor, Italian and Comparative Literature

bini@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-5995 |
HRH 3.112C

Education: PhD, University of Texas, Austin

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Douglas G. Biow

Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Centennial Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

biow@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7267 |
HRH 2.110B

Interests: cultural, literary, art, medical, diplomatic, and intellectual history of Renaissance Italy; masculinities; the history of individualism

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David P Birdsong

Professor, French Linguistics

birdsong@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7299 |
HRH 2.122

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures

Interests: second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, bilingualism, French linguistics

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Marc Bizer

Professor, French Studies

mbizer@utexas.edu |
512-471-7780 |
HRH 3.112B

Education: PhD, Princeton University

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

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Barbara E. Bullock

Professor, French Linguistics

bbullock@austin.utexas.edu |
HRH 3.108B

Education: Ph.D., Linguistics, Delaware

Interests: Bilingualism and language contact, language variation and change, sociophonetics, computational and corpus linguistics

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Wayne A Rebhorn

Celanese Centennial Professor, Department of English

warebhorn@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8759 |
PAR 328

Education: Ph.D., 1968, Yale University

Interests: English and European Renaissance literature, Renaissance rhetoric

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Maurizio Viroli

Professor, Department of Government

maurizio.viroli@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., European University Institute in Florence

Interests: History of political thought; classical republicanism and neo-republicanism; Niccolò Machiavelli; Jean Jacques Rousseau; republican iconography; the relationship between religion and politics, patriotism, constitutionalism, classical rhetoric; political communication; citizenship and civic education

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Alexandra K Wettlaufer

Professor, French and Comparative Literature; Associate Director of Plan II

akw@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-1442 |
HRH 3.104C

Education: PhD, Columbia University

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

Associate Professors


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Carl S Blyth

Associate Professor, French Linguistics

cblyth@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7600 |
HRH 3.114A

Education: Ph.D., French Linguistics, Cornell University

Interests: Applied linguistics (instructional technology, corpus linguistics, pedagogical grammar); French sociolinguistics (style, stance and interaction); Discourse studies (narrative analysis, cultural scripts, indexicality)

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Paola Bonifazio

Associate Professor, Italian Studies

pbonifazio@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-1561 |
HRH 3.110A

Education: PhD, New York University

Interests: Italian Cinema; Film Theory and History, including Documentary and Experimental; Cultural Studies; Gender Studies

Guy P Raffa

Associate Professor, Italian Studies

guyr@utexas.edu |
512-232-5492 |
HRH 3.104A

Education: PhD, Indiana University

Interests: Digital Scholarship and Instructional Technology, Dante Studies, Italian Literature and Culture, History and Philosophy of Science

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Cinzia Russi

Associate Professor, French Linguistics

russi@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7024 |
HRH 3.110B

Education: Ph.D., 2003, Linguistics, University of Washington

Interests: Historical linguistics, Grammaticalization, Aspectualizers, Morphosyntax, Morphology, Italian Dialects, Comparative Romance Linguistics, Cognitive Grammar, Pragmatics, Lexical Semantics

Assistant Professors


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Hervé Picherit

Assistant Professor, French Studies

picherit@utexas.edu |
512-471-6874 |
HRH 3.104B

Education: PhD, Stanford

Interests: 20th century French literature, French cinema, the novel, the avant-garde, philosophies of fiction

Affiliated Faculty - French


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Benjamin Claude Brower

Associate Professor, Department of History

benbrower@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2005, Cornell University

Interests: France and its colonies with a focus on Algeria, European imperialism, questions of secularism and Islam, understanding violence in history

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Mounira M. Charrad

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

charrad@utexas.edu |
512 2326311 |
CLA 3.526

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Gender and women's rights, political sociology, social theory, colonialism, comparative-historical sociology, globalization, Middle East and North Africa

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Judith G. Coffin

Associate Professor, Department of History

jcoffin@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1985, Yale University

Interests: European social and cultural history, especially 20th-century France; gender, sexuality and history of feminism; history of radio; private and public; the "sexual revolution" in post-war France

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Tarek El-Ariss

Associate Professor, Department of Arabic and Comparative Literature

tarek.elariss@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-8291 |
CAL 402

Education: Ph.D - 2004, Cornell

Interests: Contemporary Arabic literature, film and media; Arabic popular culture and new literary genres; 18th- and 19th-century French and Arabic travel writing and philosophy; post-structuralism and affect theory

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Patience L. Epps

Professor, Department of Linguistics

pattieepps@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Virginia

Interests: Descriptive and documentary work on indigenous Amazonian languages, typology, language contact and language change

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Zenzi M. Griffin

Professor, Department of Psychology

zgriffin@utexas.edu |
SEA 5.214

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Language production, speech errors, personal names, and psycholinguistics

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Julie Hardwick

Professor, Department of History

jhardwick@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1991, Johns Hopkins University

Interests: Early modern social and economic history, legal history, women's and family history

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Lars Hinrichs

Associate Professor, Department of English

larshinrichs@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2006, English Linguistics, University of Freiburg

Interests: Sociolinguistics; anthropological linguistics; corpus linguistics, Pidgins and Creoles; computer-mediated communication

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David Kornhaber

Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature; Graduate Adviser, Program in Comparative Literature

david.kornhaber@austin.utexas.edu

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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Richard P. Meier

Professor, Department of Linguistics

rmeier@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Interests: Linguistics of signed languages, American Sign Language, first language acquisition

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Sofian Merabet

Associate Professor of Anthropology

sofian.merabet@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-0057 |
SAC 5.156

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests: Arab Diaspora; socio-cultural theory; psychoanalysis; urban studies; gender studies; queer theory; Muslim world, Europe, and South America

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Martha G. Newman

Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts

newman@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1988, Stanford University

Interests: Medieval Christian monasticism, monastic miracle collections, monastic attitudes toward women & the poor

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Marc Pierce

Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies

mpierc@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D, Germanic Linguistics, University of Michigan

Interests: Historical linguistics, Germanic linguistics and philology, history of linguistics, phonology, Scandinavian studies

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Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

toribio@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1993, Linguistics, Cornell University

Interests: Bilingualism and language contact, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, Caribbean studies, US Latino and border studies, Afro-Latin American and African studies

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Lynn R Wilkinson

Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies

lrw@austin.utexas.edu

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

Interests: Scandinavian and comparative literature, Scandinavian drama and film, modernism, the novel and narrative traditions, gender studies, literary and cultural theory

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Hannah C Wojciehowski

Professor, Department of English

gemelli@austin.utexas.edu

Education: PhD, Yale University

Affiliated Faculty - Italian


Mirka Benes

Associate Professor, School of Architecture

mirkabenes@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-7384 |
SUT 3.138

Education: Ph.D., M.Phil., Yale University, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: History of landscape architecture, Renaissance architectural and landscape history, history of landscape architecture, Antiquity to the Present, Italian Renaissance 
and Baroque Architecture, especially the City of Rome, landscape representation, p
ainting, and cartography, historiography and methodologies

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Joseph C Carter

Centennial Professor in Classical Archaeology Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities #3

j.carter@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-9321 |
MCC 1.406

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests: Greek and Roman art and archaeology

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John R Clarke

Annie Laurie Howard Regents Professor in Fine Arts, Department of Art History

j.clarke@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-2355 |
DFA 2.114

Education: PhD, Yale

Interests: Greek and Roman art and architecture

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Penelope Davies

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History

pdavies@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-2319 |
DFA 2.510

Education: PhD, Yale University

Interests: Roman art and architecture

Andrew Dell'Antonio

Professor, School of Music; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

dellantonio@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-7836 |
MRH 3.214

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

Interests: Musicology and ethnomusicology

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Alison K. Frazier

Associate Professor, Department of History and Department of Religious Studies

akfrazier@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6375 |
GAR 2.148

Education: Ph.D., 1997, Columbia University

Interests: Machiavelli and trauma, humanist contributions to the breviary, hexameral commentary in the Renaissance, editions of Renaissance saints' lives, census of the hagiographic collection entitled Sanctuarium (Milan c. 1478)

Luisa Nardini

Associate Professor, School of Music

nardini@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-2069 |
MBE 3.602

Interests: Gregorian chant, medieval music theory, music and visual art, manuscript studies, oral and written transmission of liturgical chant

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Circe Sturm

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

circe@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1561 |
SAC 5.122

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

Louis Waldman

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History

waldman@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-2610 |
DFA 2.110

Interests: Italian Renaissance and Baroque art

Distinguished Senior Lecturers


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Antonella D Del Fattore-Olson

Distinguished Sr. Lecturer, Italian Studies

adolson@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-5531/5706 |
HRH 2.106B

Education: Laurea (Master Degree in Comparative Literature), L'Università degli Studi La Sapienza. Rome, Italy

Interests: Italian Language and Culture, Teaching Methodology, Play Production, Contemporary Italian Theatre, Modern Italian Literature, Italian dialects

Senior Lecturers


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Nancy C Guilloteau

Senior Lecturer, French; French Language Program Director

nguilloteau@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-5511 |
HRH 2.106A

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Karen W Kelton

Sr. Lecturer

kkelton@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-5531 |
HRH 2.106A

Education: M.L.S., University of Texas at Austin

Lecturers


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Marie-Catherine Bearden

Lecturer, French

mc-bearden@austin.utexas.edu |
HRH 3.112AA

Iain Berhaut

Lecturer, French

iain.berhaut@austin.utexas.edu |
HRH 3.108A

Gäelle Bouaziz

Lecturer, French

bouazizgaelle@gmail.com |
512-471-8644 |
HRH 4.108

Eva Dessein

Lecturer, French

eva.dessein@austin.utexas.edu |
HRH 3.114B

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Adria Frizzi

Lecturer, Italian

adriafrizzi@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7289 |
HRH 3.114 B

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Research Modern and contemporary literature: Brazilian, Italian, Spanish American, US; Translation studies: theory and practice of translation; Modern and contemporary Italian culture

Viola Green

Lecturer, French

violamakarova@hotmail.com |
512-471-9447 |
HRH 4.146

Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Psycholinguistics

Claire C Jones

Lecturer

clairejones@utexas.edu |
HRH 3.112A

Education: PhD, French Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

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Patricia Kyle

Lecturer, French

patricia.kyle@austin.utexas.edu |
512 471 2200 |
HRH 3.108C

Education: PHD French Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington

Interests: Language Teaching Methods, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Languages with Technology, Instructional Design

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Meredith Lehman

Lecturer, French

lehman.meredith@gmail.com |
512-471-9853 |
HRH 4.152

Education: MA French Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: 19th-century literature and visual culture, photography, word and image, theories of representation

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Anne McCreary

Lecturer, French

annemccreary@gmail.com |
HRH 4.166

Education: Ph.D. French Studies, University of Texas at Austin

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Heather G. Pelletier

Lecturer, French

hpelletier@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7470 |
HRH 3.112A

Education: PhD, Vanderbilt University

Interests: 20th Century French literature; French language and civilization

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Matthew Rabatin

Faculty

rabatin@utexas.edu |
512-495-4413 |
HRH 2.118B

Education: Master of Arts, University of Pittsburgh

Interests: 20th century and Contemporary Italian literature, Literature of the Resistance, Literary theory, Sicilian literature, Italian cinema, Queer Theory

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Beatriz E Schleppe

Lecturer, French

bea@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-5531 |
HRH 3.114C

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

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Melissa E Skidmore

Lecturer, French

mskidmore@austin.utexas.edu |
HRH 3.114C

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Ikram Toumi

Faculty

ikram.toumi@gmail.com |
HRH 4.106

Professors Emeriti


Mary J Baker

Professor Emeritus, French Studies

mfjordan@mail.utexas.edu

Education: PhD, Harvard University

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Jean-Pierre B Cauvin

Professor Emeritus, French Studies

jpcauvin@utexas.edu

Education: Ph. D., Princeton University

Interests: Poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries; Surrealism; The Arts in France; 19th-20th C. French history

Richard B Grant

Professor Emeritus

William W Kibler

Professor Emeritus, French Studies

wkibler@utexas.edu |
HRH 308C

Education: PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

François P Lagarde

Associate Professor Emeritus, French Studies

lagarde@austin.utexas.edu

Education: PhD, Stanford

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Knud P. Lambrecht

Professor Emeritus, French Linguistics

lambrec@utexas.edu

Education: PhD, University of California at Berkeley

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Jane N Lippmann

Professor Emeritus, French Studies

j.lippmann@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Pedagogy; Teaching with Technology; Developing Online Course Materials, Foreign Language Disabilities

Jean-Pierre Montreuil

Professor, French Linguistics

jpmontreuil@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-6555 |
HRH 3.108A

Education: PhD, Romance Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Theoretical phonology and morphology; prosody, dialectology

Antonella C Pease

Associate Professor Emeritus, Italian Studies

Albert D Sellstrom

Professor Emeritus, French Studies

eledon@mail.utexas.edu

Dina M Sherzer

Professor Emeritus, French Studies

dsherzer@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania

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Seth Wolitz

Professor Emeritus, French Studies

slwolitz@mail.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: Slavic, Jewish Literature and Art

Harold A. Wylie, Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus

hwylie7@att.net


  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800
    512-471-5531