Faculty Profiles

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  • Alla L. Epsteyn

    Senior Lecturer in Russian
    M.A., Moscow University; Ph.D., Academy of Sciences Institute of World History (Russia)

    Teaches Russian language; Wintersession in Moscow Program Director; at Wellesley since 1998.

  • Roxanne Euben

    Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Comparative political theorist, specializes in interactions between Islamic and Western thought.

  • Elizabeth Falconi

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology
    B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Linguistic anthropology, Mexico & the U.S., migration and transborder communities, citizenship, indigeneity, language and social inequality, narrative, language shift and revitalization

  • Oscar E. Fernandez

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., B.S., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Research is in geometric mechanics and specifically in Nonholonomic Mechanics. Presently researching Hamiltonian-like properties of some special types of nonholonomic systems.

  • Dan Fetter

    Daniel Fetter

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Paul Fisher

    Associate Professor of American Studies
    A.B., Harvard College; B.A., M.A., Trinity College (Cambridge); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interdisciplinary scholar with focus on American literature; biographer of the James family; historian of the Belle Époque.

  • Charles B. Fisk

    Phyllis Henderson Carey Professor of Music
    A.B., Harvard College; M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale University School of Music

    Engaged in thinking and writing about the repertoire I perform as a pianist, and psychological and philosophical issues in music.

  • Nolan T. Flynn

    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Illinois

    Interests include nanoscience and biomaterials for environmental and medical applications; teaching in analytical chemistry and nanoscience.

  • Claire Fontijn

    Professor of Music
    B.A., Oberlin College; Certificate, The Royal Conservatory of The Hague; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Interests include early music in general, Western Europe 1000-1750, music composed by women such as Fanny Hensel and St. Hildegard.

  • Richard G. French

    Louise Sherwood McDowell and Sarah Frances Whiting Professor of Astrophysics; Professor of Astronomy; Dean of Academic Affairs
    B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Planetary astronomer, fascinated by planetary rings and atmospheres, committed to teaching science, and a devotee of all the liberal arts.

  • Alice T. Friedman

    Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art; Professor of Art
    A.B., Radcliffe College; M.Phil., University of London; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interested in building an interdisciplinary, feminist approach to architecture through research, teaching, and public education.

  • Gale Fuller

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Voice
    B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Dedicated to the sublime art and pursuit of beautiful singing.

  • René Galand

    Professor of French emeritus
    Licence ès letters, University of Rennes; Ph.D., Yale University

    Scholar of 19th and 20th century French literature; author of poetry, short stories, and other works in Breton.

  • Charlene A. Galarneau

    Charlene Galarneau

    Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A.R., Iliff School of Theology; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interests: health and health care both public and global and the ethics and policy thereof, and feminist and religiously-based approaches to justice.

  • Paul Galvez

    Visiting Lecturer in Art
    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Modern art from the nineteenth-century to the present; art criticism and theory; landscape, histories of materialism, colonialism, formalism, and anti-modernisms.

  • Marie-Cécile Ganne-Schiermeier

    Lecturer in French
    M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Academic focus includes authorship, textual strategies, and the fashioning of subjectivity. Passionate about teaching and her commitment to students.

  • Corinne A. Gartner

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Works on ancient Greek philosophy, with emphasis on ancient ethics and moral psychology.

  • Elena Gascón-Vera

    Professor of Spanish
    Licenciatura, University of Madrid; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Researches topics from Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature and feminist studies, to Spanish postmodernism and Spanish and Mexican cinema; an educator who intends to teach a higher spiritual and ethical attitude toward life.

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