affiliated faculty

Please note that this list is updated as new faculty are affiliated and is more current than the General Catalog listing.

French and Italian

Prof. Prieto focuses primarily on the contemporary period. His areas of interest include music and literature, French and Francophone literature, postcolonial studies, spatial studies, and Beckett. He is the author of Listening In: Music, Mind, and the Modernist Narrative and of Literature, Geography, and the Postmodern Poetics of Place (Palgrave-Macmillan 2013).


Prof. Raley is the Director of the Transcriptions Center for digital humanities/new media research. She is also affiliated with Film and Media Studies, and Global Studies. Her most recent publications include Tactical Media (2009) and articles on locative and mobile media, text-based media arts installations, digital poetics, and dataveillance. Her research also investigates relations between language and information technologies and she has published on Global English, codework, and machine translation. She works on 20th-21st century-literature in English, and on Discourses on globalization, finance capital, Empire, biopolitics, security, and Netwar.


Swati Rana specializes in twentieth-century American literature, comparative ethnic literature, and transnational American studies. Her research focuses on the relationship between literary and social forms, exploring how ethnic literature represents the complexities of minority identity and how ethnic writers creatively negotiate and refigure pressing social questions. She teaches undergraduate courses on diasporic literature, the idea of America, immigrant autobiography, model minority myths, and postracial discourse. Her graduate courses examine new paradigms in comparative ethnic literary studies as well as articulations of race and form within postcolonial and transnational frameworks. Her research has appeared in American Literary History and American Literature. She is currently working on a book project that presents a comparative study of problem characters in early twentieth-century U.S. ethnic literature.

Religious Studies

Professor Reynolds' teaching and research interests include Arabic languages and literatures, folklore and folklife. He is the author of Arab Folklore: A Handbook (2007) and Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes: The Ethnography of Performance in an Arabic Oral Epic Tradition (1995), and section editor for and contributing author  to The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: the Post-Classical Period  (Part IV: Popular Prose; 2006).

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.