affiliated faculty

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

Religious Studies

Research interests: History of religions, Judaic studies. Books include: The Bodies of Nations: A Comparative Study of Religious Violence in Jerusalem and Ayodhya" with Roger Friedland (History of Religions, 1998); Changing Places: Jerusalem's Holy Places in Comparative Perspective with Roger Friedland (Israel Affairs, 1999); To Rule Jerusalem with Roger Friedland (2nd Revised Edition, 2000); Sacred Urbanism: Jerusalem’s Sacrality, Urban Sociology, and the History of Religions with Roger Friedland (2007).

Chican@ Studies

Main research interests: Twentieth-century American literature and Cultural Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o literature and cultural production, Gay/Lesbian studies and Queer Theory, Comparative Sexualities: U.S. Pan-Latina/o formations. Main publications: Postnationalism: The Emergence of Chicana/o Transnational Culture (2009).

Religious Studies

Prof. Holdrege is a comparative historian of religions specializing in South Asian and Jewish traditions. Her research and teaching interests focus on historical and textual studies of Hindu and Jewish traditions and also engage broader theoretical issues arising out of critical interrogation of analytical categories such as the body, space, scripture, and ritual. Her publications include Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in K???a Bhakti (forthcoming 2014);  Refiguring the Body: Embodiment in South Asian Religions (Co-editor, with Karen Pechilis, forthcoming); and Veda and Torah: Transcending the Textuality of Scripture (1996).

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Main research interests include the many intersections of literature, science and technology in the Enlightenment, the Goethe era, Romanticism, and philosophy of nature. Prof. Holland has published Romanticism and Science: the Procreative Poetics of Goethe, Novalis and Ritter (2009), which considers the far-reaching discourse on procreation in Romantic poetics; and Key Texts of Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) on the Science and Art of Nature (2010), a bilingual edition of Ritter's works.


Research interests: Asian-American literature, American modernism, twentieth-century American poetry. Prof. Huang is the author of  Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics (2008), CRIBS (2005), Transpacific Displacement: Ethnography, Translation, and Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Century American Literature (2002), and Shi: A Radical Reading of Chinese Poetry (1997), and the translator into Chinese of Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos. His new book is Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History  (2010).