affiliated faculty

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

Global and International Studies

Professor Clitandre (Ph.D Berkeley)  was the  recipient of a University of California President's Postdoctoral  Fellowship. She works on the theoretical frameworks of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement as well as transnationalism, with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean  Women's literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti  post-earthquake. Professor Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti  Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and  building community through the development of libraries in Haiti. Her book on the writings of Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, the first sustained full-length interpretive literary analysis on the celebrated author, is forthcoming with The University of Virginia Press.


Prof. Cook's central interests include Eighteenth-century British and French literature and cultural studies. She is the author of Epistolary Bodies: Gender and Genre in the Eighteenth-Century Republic of Letters (1996); and of articles on early modern scientific and poetic conventions for representing the natural world. Her current research is on early modern writing about forests and trees and on the history of environmental ethics. She co-edited Invaluable Trees: the Cultures of Nature 1660-1830, with Laura Auricchio and Guilia Pacini (SVEC, 2012).

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Susan Derwin is the Director of UCSB's Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and Professor of German and Comparative Literature. For the last five years, her teaching and writing have been devoted to the issues of social reintegration confronting military veterans and to publicly-engaged humanities. She is founding director of the University of California Veterans Summer Writing Workshop and of Foundations in the Humanities, a correspondence program for incarcerated individuals operating in multiple California prisons. She is the author of The Ambivalence of Form: Lukács, Freud, and the Novel and Rage Is the Subtext: Readings in Holocaust Literature and Film, as well as essays on trauma, psychoanalysis and literature, moral injury, and narrative healing.


Prof. Duffy's central interests include Post-colonial literatures and cultures; modernism and postmodernism; Irish literature; cultural studies; and James Joyce. He is the author of The Subaltern Ulysses (1994), and of articles on post-colonial and modernist writing. His most recent book is the award-winning The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism (2009).  Prof. Duffy is a founding member of COMMA, the Center for Modern Literature, Materialism and Aesthetics which is housed in the English Department at UCSB. 


Prof. Dunn's main research foci are Greek literature of the fifth century BCE, with special interests in Greek tragedy, concepts of time, and narrative theory. His main publications include: Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece (2007); Tragedy's End: Closure and Innovation in Euripidean Drama (1996). He also edited Classical Closure: Reading the End in Greek and Latin Literature, edited with Deborah Roberts and Don Fowler (1997).  Prof. Dunn's current project is a commentary on Sophocles’ Electra for the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla.