affiliated faculty

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

Asian American Studies

Main research foci include Asian American and comparative ethnic literatures, literary studies, women's literature, feminist studies, cultural studies, family and intergenerational conflict, power and subject formation, gender and the embodied subject, mental health. She is the author of Ingratitude. The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature (2011).

Spanish and Portuguese

Prof. Oliver's research foci include Brazilian literature and culture, literary theory, theory and practice of translation, history of ideas, history of art and music, philosophy, aesthetics, art, music, musicology.  Her works include: Campo Ceifado Agora (Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras) (poems); Rabelais e Joyce:Três Leituras Menipéias; El Universo y O Sertão, O Terceiro Livro dos Fatos e Ditos Heróicos do Bom Pantagruel by François Rabelais (Essays, Trans. and Commentary). Translations into Portuguese include, among others: A Canção dos Loureiros by Édouard du Jardin; Aurélia, by Gérard de Nerval ; poetry by T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Nerval, Baudelaire, Larkin.

English, & Advisory Board, Translation Studies

Dr. Sowon S Park specializes in British Modernism, Political Fiction, World Literature, and the relationship between Literature and other forms of knowledge, in particular Cognitive Neuroscience. Her latest publication is "'Dear Leader! Big Brother! : On Transparency and Emotional Policing." Policing Literary Theory  eds. Mihailescu and Yokota-Murakami (Brill, 2018). Her academic writing has appeared in The Review of English Studies, MLQ, ELT, European Review, Arcadia, The Journal of World Literature, Comparative Critical Studies and others.

Spanish and Portuguese

Research foci: Mexican and Spanish-American literature. Prof. Poot-Herrera is the author of Un giro en espiral. El proyecto literario de Juan José Arreola (1992 and Los guardaditos de Sor Juana (1999); editor and coauthor of Y diversa de mí mísma entre vuestras plumas ando. Homenaje internacional a Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1993); of Sor Juana y su mundo. Una mirada actual (1995); editor and co-author of El cuento mexicano. Homenaje a Luis Leal (1996); of En gustos se comen géneros. Congreso Internacional Comida y Literatura (3 vols.; 2003).

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).