Faculty Profiles

Majd Al-Mallah

Majd Al-Mallah Faculty Picture

Field of Study
Arabic 

Curriculum Vitale
Majd Al-Mallah CV

Publications
In the Shadows of the Master: Al-Mutanabbi’s Legacy and the Quest for the Center in Fatimid and Andalusian Poetry. Berkshire: Berkshire Academic Press, 2012. 
Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twentieth-Century Arab Writers.  Edited by Majd Al-Mallah and Coeli Fitzpatrick. Detroit, Gale Group, 2009.

Research

  • classical Arabic poetry
  • Arabic women authors in al-Andalus
  • modern Arabic fiction

Donovan Anderson

Field of Study
German


Meghan Cai

Field of Study
Chinese 

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D., East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese), 2016
Arizona State University-Tempe, School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC)
M.A., Chinese Literature, 2004
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature
B.A. Honors, in Chinese Language and Literature, 1998
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Publications

Jason Emil Herlands and Meghan Cai. “Reading Groups to Foster Independent Readers of Japanese and Chinese Fiction.” Education About Asia 24.1 (Spring 2019).

Meghan Cai, trans. Wang Jingtao. “A Sweet Kiss After Wine”; in Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation. Double Issue (2018).

Meghan Cai, trans. Li Chaowei. “The Tale of the Supernatural Marriage at Dongting”. Translation and critical study in Tang Dynasty Tales: A Guided Reader, vol. 2. Edited by William H. Nienhauser, Jr. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2016.

 Meghan Cai and Qian Liu, trans. Sima Qian. “Memoir Number 31" in Ssu-ma Ch’ien. Grand Scribe’s Records: The Memoirs of Han China, Part I, vol. 8. Edited by William H. Nienhauser, Jr. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008, pp. 45–62.

Research

  • Pre-modern Chinese literature
  • Tang-Song dynasty narrative literature, especially miscellany (biji)
  • Identity building and social and familial networks among intellectuals in Southern Song transition period
  • Readership and reception of miscellany in the Song dynasty

Anne Caillaud

Field Of Study
French

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph. D., French Medieval Literature (1992)
Michigan State University
M.A., French Literature (1987) 
Michigan State University
Maîtrise, English language/American Civilization (1983)
Université Charles V - Paris VII

Research

  • Women Studies and Medieval Courtly Narratives
  • Satirical Medieval Literature (the fabliaux)
  • French Cinema and Culture 

Rebeca Castellanos

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Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
M.A.
Florida International University


Isabelle Cata

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Field Of Study
French

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology (2005)
Western Michigan University
Ph.D., French Literature (1997)
University of Southern California
M.A., French Literature (1993)
University of Southern California

Research

  • Poet Victor Segalen (1878-1919), writer Gérard Etienne (1936-2008), writer Kama Sywor Kamanda (1952-present), and writer Yasmina Khadra (1955-present)
  • The therapeutic use of literature
  • French and Francophone (or French-speaking) literature of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries

David Eick

Field Of Study
French

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D., French (2004)
University of Iowa
M.A., French (1993)
University of Iowa 
B.A., English/French (1989)
Central College

Research

  • Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century French literature and culture, the Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment
  • Metalexicography
  • Game-based learning

Carmen Fernandez-Florez

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Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics (2019)
The University of Arizona
M.A., Secondary Language Education (May 2018)
UNED (Madrid, Spain)
M.A., Foreign Language Pedagogy (2014)
The University of Utah

Research

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Spanish in Contact
  • Second And Heritage Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language Pedagogy

Maria Fidalgo-Eick

Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D. in Spanish Language Acquisition (2001)
University of Iowa
M.A. in Spanish (1993)
University of Iowa 
B.A. in English (1990)
University of Granada (Spain)

Research

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition

Mayra Fortes Gonzalez

Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D., Hispanic Literatures
Vanderbilt University
M.A., Hispanic Literatures
Vanderbilt University

Research

  • Contemporary literature and film in Mexico
  • Youth cultures and representation in contemporary literature and visual culture in Mexico (60s-70s)
  • U.S--Mexico relations and cultural exchanges

Laura Fox

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Field Of Study
Spanish Linguistics

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics
Indiana University
B.A. 
The College of Wooster


Elizabeth Gansen

Field Of Study
Spanish

Degrees
Ph.D., Spanish Literature (2015) 
Yale University
M.S., Library and Information Sciences (2009)
University of Illinois
B.A., Comparative and World Literature and Spanish with honors (2007)
University of Illinois

Publications

“Con la garganta abierta: La retórica en la lucha por la Amazonía en Un viejo que leía novelas de amor.” Revista Iberoamericana, Vol. LXXXV, No. 266, January-March 2019, pp. 153-166. 

“Framing the Indies: The Renaissance Aesthetics of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo (1478-1557).”Colonial Latin American Review. Vol. 28, 2019, pp. 130-151.

“‘Written in the Memory of the Living’: The Boundaries of History in Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo’s Sumario and Historia general.” Revista de Estudios
Hispánicos
. Forthcoming, 2019.

“Agua y inmortalidad poética en las églogas de Garcilaso.” Hipogrifo. 8.1 (Forthcoming, 2020).

Research

  • New World natural histories
  • Renaissance visual culture
  • Early modern scientific culture

Jason Herlands

Field Of Study
Japanese

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D.
University of Michigan


Regina Koehler

Field Of Study
German

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics (2001)
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research

  • Interconnection of historical social interaction/change and language change in German
  • Linguistics (any language): general linguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and historical sociolinguistics

Yan Liang

Field Of Study
Chinese

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae


Bret Linford

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Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, June 2016
Indiana University
M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, May 2011
Indiana University
M.A., Spanish Language and Literatures, May 2009
University of Montana

Research

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Phonetics/Phonology
  • Variable Morpho-syntax

Janel Pettes-Guikema

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Field Of Study
French

Degrees
Ph.D., French & Foreign Language Acquisition (2004)
The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., French Language & Literature (1996)
Bowling Green State University

 Research

  • Multi/Digital Literacies in Foreign Language Learning
  • Game-Based Learning for Foreign Languages
  • Social Justice in Foreign Language Education 

Gabriela Pozzi

Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D., Spanish Literature
University of Pennsylvania 
M.A., Spanish Literature
University of Pennsylvania 

Research

  • 19th-21st century Spanish peninsular narrative fiction, especially that written by women
  • fiction, film, poetry, memoirs, photography, graphic novels about the Spanish Civil War

Jeremy Robinson

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Field Of Study
Japanese

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D., Japanese Literature
University of Michigan
M.A., Japanese Literature
University of Colorado
B.A., Japanese Language and Literature
B.A., Chinese Language and Literature
University of Colorado

Research

  • Premodern Japanese poetry and poetic theory
  • Premodern hybrid text/image works
  • Traditional Japanese Theater
  • Japanese humor
  • Japanese folklore and the supernatural

Medar Serrata

Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Research

  • Exploring the connections between literature, cultural history, visual culture, collective memory in the Hispanic Caribbean

Michael Vrooman

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Field Of Study
Spanish

 


Keith Watts

Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
Ph.D., Romance Linguistics
University of New Mexico
M.A., Spanish
University of Virginia


Diane Wright

Field Of Study
Spanish


Jason Yancey

Field Of Study
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae


Lourdes (Huei Lan) Yen

Field Of Study
Spanish



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