Faculty on the Advisory Board

East Asian Studies

Prof. Saltzman-Li's research is primarily on pre-modern Japanese literature and drama, especially kabuki. Her book, Creating Kabuki Plays: Context for Kezairoku, "Valuable Notes on Playwriting" (2010) is organized around a study of the only extant Edo-period treatise fully devoted to the work of the playwright. It examines kabuki play creation and playwrights, as well as interactions among various artistic groups of the latter half of the Edo Period.

Black Studies

Prof. Strongman's interdisciplinary approach encompasses the fields of Religion, History, and Sexuality in order to further his main area of research and teaching: Comparative Caribbean Cultural Studies. His articles have appeared in Journal of Haitian StudiesJournal of Caribbean StudiesJournal of Caribbean LiteraturesCallalooKunapipiWadabagei, and the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. He is currently preparing his first book, Black Atlantic Transcorporealities, for publication.

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Prof. Weber's scholarly interests include French philosophy and theory; psychoanalysis and trauma-studies; German Judaism of the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries; nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature. Among her recent publications are Speaking about Torture, co-edited with Julie Carlson (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012), and the edited collection Living Together. Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012). Her latest book Kill Boxes: Facing the legacy of US-Sponsored Torture, Indefinite Detention, and Drone Warfare was published by punctum books in 2017, with an afterword by Richard Falk.