Faculty

  • Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies

    B.A., Universite Moulay Ismail (Morocco); M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Binghamton University

    I teach Arabic literature and language 

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  • Professor of Classical Studies

    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of California (Santa Barbara); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Specializes in the literature and culture of Ancient Greece; teaches Greek drama and myth, and the theme of travel in literature.

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  • Associate Professor of Spanish

    B.A., Soka University of America; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

    Specialized in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and culture; also interested in trans-pacific studies.

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  • Professor of German Studies

    Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Director of Comparative Literary Studies and Chair of German Studies at Wellesley College.  Research and teaching in the fields of comparative literature, Jewish Studies, media studies, and literature.

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  • Professor of French

    B.A., Reed College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Engaged in studying French poetry in its relation to contemporary French, philosophy, aesthetics, and intellectual history.

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  • Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literary Studies

    B.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Duke University

    Theories dealing with race and inequity, colonial and postcolonial studies, the global eighteenth century, African studies, French and Francophone studies, cinema studies, Indian Ocean and Caribbean studies.

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  • Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature; Professor of English

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Americanist, translator, performer (music, theater), verse-writer, pacifist.

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  • Senior Lecturer in English

    B.A., M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Teaching focuses on creative writing, mainly fiction and travel writing.

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  • Associate Professor of Chinese

    B.A., Shandong University; M.A., Fudan University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Director of Chinese program; specialized in modern Chinese literature and intellectual history, film studies, science fiction, and youth culture

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  • Professor of Italian Studies

    B.A., University of East Anglia (England); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Pier Paolo Pasolini; Carlo Levi; Piero Gobetti; Italian antifascist culture; 21st century Italian mystery writers; contemporary Italian narrative; postmodern narrative; narrative theory

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  • Professor of Russian

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.

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Faculty Emerita

  • Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies

    B.A Cornell University; M.A. Radcliffe College; Ph.D. Yale University

    My major interest is medieval Italian literature, especially Dante. I have also worked on medieval women writers and contemporary American poetry.

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