Faculty Profiles

  • 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.

  • Whitehead Associate Professor of Critical Thought; Associate Professor of Peace & Justice Studies
    B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

    Research on how marginalized communities such as Palestinian refugees improve their well-being.


  • Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Physics
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    I am a researcher, entrepreneur and teacher with a passion for invention and recognizing and increasing underrepresented voices in science.

  • Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.A., Russell Sage College; Ph.D., Tufts University
  • Senior Lecturer in Spanish
    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Specialized in 19th- through 21st-century literature with a focus on Hispanic American narrative and the literary and cultural history of modern Mexico, I am a bilingual scholar, book editor, translator and teacher.

  • Music Performance Faculty in Trombone and Jazz Trombone
    B.M. University of Delaware; M.Mus., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Conductor, Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra
    B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Boston University

    Director of Orchestras, Brandeis University and Wellesley College

  • Associate Professor of German Studies
    A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Focuses on gender, identity, and subjectivity in German film, literature, and culture; teaches at all levels of German curriculum; research on independent films made in Austria in the 1930s and on Weimar cinema.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Women's & Gender Studies
    B.A., Harvard College ; M.S., Harvard School of Public Health ; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Global Health and Community Medicine, Development, Evidence and Ethics

  • Senior Lecturer in Education
    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

    Study of educational philosophy, policy, and practice, and the social sciences, humanities, and other studies relevant to them. 

  • Visiting Lecturer in Political Science
    B.A., Northern Kentucky University; M.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University

    My primary research and teaching interests lie in political psychology and political behavior, focusing on political violence in American elections.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Double Bass
    B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., University of Massachusetts (Lowell)

    Performer with jazz groups, classical and theatre orchestras; instructor of beginners to advanced in doublebass and electric bass.

  • Senior Instructor in Computer Science Laboratory
    B.S., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.S., University of Rhode Island

    Expert in computer hardware: the nuts and bolts (or, gates and chips) that make a computer work.

  • Class of 1919 – 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    * Researches the complexities of contemporary reproduction and how the intersection of reproductive technology, social media, and the wish for intimacy are expanding our ideas about families. 

    * Researches families in a changing economy and how social inequality at home and in the workplace shape the experiences of women and men.

  • Associate Professor of English
    A.B., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Specialist in English Romanticism; teaches Romantic Poetry and other literature courses with an emphasis on poetry.

  • Professor of Computer Science
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on human vision combining computer modeling and perceptual studies; interdisciplinary computer science education.

  • Professor of Economics
    A.B., Occidental College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focuses on the history of American business organizations and their governance, and more generally on the role of legal institutions in shaping economic and financial development.

  • Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., Brooklyn College of City University of New York; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    An algebraic topologist who works on homotopy theory in model categories, localizations of model category structures, and homotopy limit and colimit functors.

  • Professor of Russian
    B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Oxford University; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Interests include history of 19th-century Russian literature, Russian nature-writing, and Russian music.

  • Music Performance Faculty in Piano
    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Associate Professor of Education
    B.A., M.T., University of Virginia; Ed.D., Harvard University

    Explores school-community relationships in K-12 urban schools with an emphasis on race, immigration, and culture.

  • Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies
    B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.F.A., Brandeis University

    A professional scenic designer based in Boston.

  • Professor of Physics
    B.S., Beijing University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Experimental and theoretical work in complex fluids, mentoring students, using advanced computational tools in undergraduate physics curriculum.

  • Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.A., Xiantang University; Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Research areas: inorganic, organic, supramolecular, catalyst, medicinal, and material chemistries.  

  • Music Performance Faculty in Harp
    B.M., Boston University; M.Mus., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Visiting Lecturer in Korean
    B.A., Inha University; M.A., Yonsei University; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Yonsei University

    Focused on Korean language pedagogy, language learning experience, identity in language learning and teaching, and metacognition.