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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor of Chinese
B.A., Shandong University; M.A., Fudan University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia UniversityDirector of Chinese program; specialized in modern Chinese literature and intellectual history, film studies, science fiction, and youth culture
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
Professor of Russian
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.
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.