Faculty

  • Sarah M. Allen

    Assistant Professor of Chinese

    A.B., Harvard College; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Works on medieval Chinese literature and culture, with a focus on tales written in classical Chinese.

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  • Gurminder Kaur Bhogal

    Associate Professor of Music

    B.Mus., Royal College; M.Mus., King’s College; Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Interests include ornament in music and the visual arts of the early twentieth century in France; music and aesthetics; intersections between art and technology in Sikh devotional music (Gurbani Kirtan).

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  • Hélène Bilis

    Assistant Professor of French

    B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Specializes in early modern literature and culture, with a focus on theater and poetics, and how they intersect with royal discourses on power.

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  • Margaret D. Carroll

    Professor of Art

    B.A., Barnard College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Primary research in the field of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting, with specialized work on Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rubens, and Rembrandt.

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  • Sharon K. Elkins

    Professor of Religion

    B.A., Stetson University; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Scholar of the history of Christianity and contemporary Catholicism with special attention to the Virgin Mary and to women’s spiritual writings.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Evelina Gužauskyt?

    Associate Professor of Spanish

    B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Interested in questions of language and representation in the colonial, trans-Atlantic, and trans-Pacific realms.

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  • Yu Jin Ko

    Professor of English

    B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Cambridge University (Clare College); Ph.D., Yale University

    Shakespearean engaged in bringing theatre and academia into greater dialogue; can also be found at home with kids or on soccer field.

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    Barry Lydgate

    Professor of French

    B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interests: intellectual history of the French Renaissance; confessional writing; post-war Paris; exploring the power of interactive media to teach language and culture.

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  • Kathryn L. Lynch

    Katharine Lee Bates and Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English; Dean of Faculty Affairs

    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

    Teacher and scholar of Chaucer, medieval dream vision, food in Chaucer's poetry, medieval period boundaries

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  • Louise Marlow

    Professor of Religion

    B.A., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Program Director for Middle Eastern Studies.

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    Eugene Marshall

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Avid teacher and historian of modern philosophy studying Spinoza, Cavendish, and the 17th Century.

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  • Jacqueline Marie Musacchio

    Professor of Art

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

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  • Sergio Parussa

    Associate Professor of Italian Studies

    Laurea in Lettere, Universitˆ degli studi di Torino (Italy); M.A., Ph. D., Brown University

    Teaches Italian language and literature, literary theory, and writing; works as a translator.

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  • Valerie Ramseyer

    Associate Professor of History

    A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Medieval historian of southern Italy and the Mediterranean, with special interest in t he relationship between Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities.

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  • Francesca Southerden

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies

    B.A., University of Oxford (Somerville College); M.St., D.Phil., University of Oxford (Hertford College)

    Specializing in Italian medieval and early modern literature, especially Dante and Petrarch.

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  • Carlos Alberto Vega

    Professor of Spanish

    A.B., Columbia University; A.M., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Spanish literature, hagiography, gender issues, study-abroad theory and practice.

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  • Sarah Wall-Randell

    Assistant Professor of English

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.Phil, St. John’s College (Oxford University); Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interests include Renaissance literature, book history, and the history and theory of literary genre.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Medieval/Renaissance Studies Interdepartmental Major
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Valerie Ramseyer
Director

Janet Rubenstein
Administrative Assistant
jrubenst@wellesley.edu

Tel: 781.283.2616