affiliated faculty

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

Feminist Studies

Prof. Miller-Young is also Affiliated Faculty in Film and Media Studies, and Black Studies. Her research interests include black sexualities, film and visual culture, sexual labors, and pornographic media. Her book, A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women, Sex Work and Pornography (2013), examines the representation and labor politics of black women in the adult entertainment industry.  She has published articles and essays in Sexualities, Meridians, Blackness and Sexuality (2007), Pornification: Sex and Sexuality in Media Culture (2007), C’Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader (2007), Colorlines, Spread, and Ms. Magazine.

Comparative Literature

Prof. Nesci specializes in modern French literature and intellectual history, urban studies, literary theory, feminist and gender studies. She also writes on French and Francophone women writers, film directors, artists and activists from the early nineteenth century to the present. Main publications: La Femme mode d'emploi. Balzac, de la Physiologie du mariage à La Comédie humaine (1992); Le Flâneur et les flâneuses. Les femmes et la ville à l'époque romantique (2007). 

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.

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).

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