Faculty Profiles

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  • Professor Emeritus of French
    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.

  • Associate 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

    Ethics of US health care, health policy, and public health with emphases on gender, race, and class; bioethics; theories of justice; global health.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Professor Emerita 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.

  • Professor Emerita of Greek and Latin
  • Professor of Religion
    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Interests include the Jewish and Christian communities of the Roman Empire, women in the Biblical world, and the history of Jerusalem.

  • Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology
    A.B., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Interests include applied social psychology, community evaluation research, and basic and advanced statistics.

  • Professor of History
    B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Yale University

    Historian of China/Inner Asia; research on intersection of empire and ethnicity in 1700s, and 20th century transnational trade networks.

  • Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.S., Northeastern University

    Educates and empowers others to optimal health by sharing passion for and expertise in exercise with yoga, Pilates, coaching, training.

  • Instructor in Geosciences Laboratory
    B.A., Smith College; M.S., University of Miami

    Focused on stable isotope geochemistry and physical geology.

  • Professor of Classical Studies
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interests include gender, sexuality, and the erotics of place in the ancient world, as well as using Classics to foster interdisciplinary discussion.

  • Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women's and Gender Studies
    B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Washington

    The author of numerous books and articles on autobiography, law and literature, and feminist theory.

  • Professor of Psychology
    A.B., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

    Developmental psychologist studying relationships, real and imagined, with a focus on young children's imaginary companions.

  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
    B.Sc., M.Sc., Leiden University; Ph.D., Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying animal behavior, using songbirds as a model system to study learning and memory.

  • Jane Bishop '51 Associate Professor of Political Science
    A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Researching issues of international security with a specific focus on legitimacy, rising powers, and territorial conflict.

     

  • Professor Emeritus of Economics
    B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Ph D in Economics, Harvard University

    Studied economic and political developments in Russia, especially the energy sector and how it affects Vladimir Putin.

  • Assistant Professor of Music
    B.A., University of California (Los Angeles); M.A., University of California (San Diego); Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar of Brazil and Latin America; Jazz and the African Diaspora; Audiovisual Media; global music industry

  • Assistant Professor of English
    B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

    Queer literary studies, including representations of HIV/AIDS; transatlantic Modernism, including the Harlem Renaissance; and the 20C Novel.

  • Assistant Professor of Japanese
    B.A., Westmont College; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Japanese language, literature, visual culture, geography, and history of print culture.

  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Rhodes College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Cell biologist using fission yeast to study regulatory mechanisms of conserved, essential cellular processes.

  • Evelyn Barry Director of the Choral Program; Lecturer in Music
    B.A., Sonoma State College; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

    Conductor of Choral Program, including Choir, Chamber Singers, and Choral Scholars.

  • Associate Professor of History
    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Historian of early American and Native American history, English colonialism and cultural encounters, environmental history, and violence in American history.

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
    B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Researches and teaches political theory, with a focus on grassroots organizing and the politics of race, ethnicity, and culture.

  • Assistant Professor of Art
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware

    Art historian examining African and African American identities, music, the body, and feminism in 20th century and contemporary art. 

  • Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences; Assistant Professor of History
    B.A., Beloit College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Historian of race, gender, and culture in 20th century U.S. with focus on African American business and visual culture.

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
    B.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of California (Santa Cruz)

    Ecologist focusing on invasive plant population dynamics and environmental influences.

  • Wellesley Faculty Assistant Professor of History
    A.B., Harvard University; M.Phil., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Intellectual and cultural historian of early modern Europe.

  • Associate Professor of French
    B.A., Cornell University; D.E.A., Ecole Normale Superieure & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; J.D., Ph.D., New York University

    Specialist of contemporary French society. Interested in the media, gender and sexuality in France and the European Union.

  • 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.