affiliated faculty

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

Spanish and Portuguese

 Prof.  McCracken specializes in U.S. Latino and Latin American literature, narrative and semiotic theory, cultural criticism, and digital literature consumption. Her main publications include: Decoding Women's Magazines: From Mademoiselle to Ms. (1993), New Latina Narrative: The Feminine Space of Postmodern Ethnicity (1999), and The Life and Writing of Fray Angélico Chávez:  A New Mexico Renaissance Man (2009), winner of a Southwest Book Award. She is at work on a book on the new textuality of literature consumed on portable digital devices, research from which appears in an article in Narrative (January 2013) and an iBook Author text, May Days in Spain (2012).   

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.