Regular Faculty

Jorge Aladro Font

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3832 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities 1 527
  • Office Hours Monday and Wednesday 2 to 3:30
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Karen Bassi

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Dorian Bell

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Jewish Studies
  • Phone
    215-840-7542
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Humanities 1 227
  • Office Hours On fellowship leave 2018-19
  • Summary of Expertise

    19th-21st century French culture and history; histories of empire, race, and antisemitism; racial capitalism; postcolonial theory; spatial theory; globalization and migration; digital culture; Read more ...

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Hunter Bivens

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • German Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-4037 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, 110
  • Office Hours T 12:00-2:00 pm and by appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

    Twentieth and twenty-first century German literature, culture, and film; Marxism and critical theory; socialist realism and proletarian literature; modernism and left avant-gardes; novel Read more ...

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Christopher S. Chen

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2051 (Office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities 1 628
  • Summary of Expertise

    20th- and 21st-century African American literature; Asian American literature; Modern and Contemporary US Poetry and Poetics; Comparative Ethnic Literary Studies; Racial Capitalism and Read more ...

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Christopher Connery

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2761 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities 1 641
  • Office Hours Wednesday 10AM-12noon or by appointment
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Vilashini Cooppan

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Martin J Devecka

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2381
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, 226
  • Office Hours WF, 12:30-2:30
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Renee A. Fox

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2609
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, #638
  • Office Hours M 2-4 (please email me beforehand to let me know you’re coming)
  • Summary of Expertise

    19th-century British literature and culture, Irish literature and culture (19th-century to the present), the gothic, monsters, popular culture, adaptations and adaptation theory, fantasy

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Carla Freccero

  • Title
    • Chair, Literature Department; Grad Director, Histcon
    • Distinguished Professor, Literature & History of Consciousness
    • Affiliated Faculty, Feminist Studies
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Phone
    831-429-5364 (home; message), 831-459-4129 (message)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 328
  • Office Hours By appointment;
  • Summary of Expertise

    Early Modern Cultural Studies
    Literary and Cultural Theory
    French
    Queer Theory
    Feminism
    Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
    Affect
    Animal Studies

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Susan Gillman

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4199 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 640 Humanities 1
  • Summary of Expertise

    Race, Black Studies, transnational studies, multilingualism

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Wlad Godzich

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1771 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Humanities Building 1 514
  • Office Hours Monday 14:15- 16:00
  • Summary of Expertise

    General and Comparative Literature; Philosophy and Literature; Theory of Literature and Culture; Medical Humaities; Philosophy of Technology. Cultural Studies: Politics of Culture and Literature; Read more ...

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Jody Greene

  • Title
    • Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
    • Director, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning
    • Professor of Literature
  • Department
    • Center for Teaching & Learning
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1694 (CITL Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, 1362 McHenry L:ibrary
  • Office Hours by appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

    Critical theory, especially poststructuralism; history of literature; history of authorship and publishing; history of the book; ethics; human rights; international law; intellectual property; Read more ...

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Kirsten Silva Gruesz

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Oakes College
  • Phone
    831-459-2225 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 636
  • Office Hours Fall 2018: Wed & Fri 10-11; by appt. Thursday a.m.
  • Summary of Expertise

    Hemispheric and comparative studies of the Americas, colonial period to present. Chicano/Latino(a/x) literary cultures. 19th-century US literature. History of the book and print culture. Read more ...

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Camilo Gómez‑Rivas

  • Title
    • Associate Professor of Mediterranean Studies
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5223
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 642
  • Office Hours Fall 2018 TTH 10:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Summary of Expertise

    Medieval Mediterranean; Spain and North Africa; Arabic Literature; Islamic Law and Society

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Christine Hong

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Sean Keilen

  • Title
    • Professor of Literature & Provost, Porter College
    • Director, Undergraduate Program in Literature
    • Director, Shakespeare Workshop
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3700 (Porter College)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Humanities
  • Office Hours By appointment. Please contact Tiffany Burns at 459-2564.
  • Summary of Expertise

    Shakespeare, Ovid, British Literature to 1800, history and theory of criticism, literature and the fine arts, literature and philosophy, humanities in the public sphere, analog humanities, Read more ...

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Sharon Kinoshita

  • Title
    • Professor of Literature
    • Co-director, UCSC Center for Mediterranean Studies
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2395 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Building, 632
  • Office Hours Fall 2018 M 3-4, W 1:30-2:30, and by appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

    Old French literature (12-13th century epic and romance), medieval Mediterranean Studies, medieval comparative literature; postcolonial theory. The Global Middle Ages, Marco Polo.

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Kimberly J Lau

  • Title
    • Professor, Literature
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5145
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 239 Humanities 1
  • Office Hours by appointment
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H. Marshall Leicester, Jr.

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2146 (Office), 831-459-2609 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Cowell 201
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Saein Park

  • Title
    • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2205 (Office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Cowell 108
  • Office Hours Friday 10:30-12:00
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Micah Perks

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Creative Writing Program
    • Kresge College
  • Phone
    831-459-4586: no messages
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities 1 233
  • Office Hours Thursdays, 12:30-2:30
  • Summary of Expertise

    Creative/Critical; Reading and Writing US Contemporary fiction and creative non-fiction; US gender, literature and culture; US utopian communities.

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Juan Poblete

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Spanish Studies
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-5734 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Humanities 1 530
  • Office Hours Monday: 11:30-12:30 or Wednesday 2-3pm. No appointment needed
  • Summary of Expertise

    Nineteenth century Latin America and contemporary Latino American (US-Latin America) culture. The first focuses on the study of literature as a disciplinary discourse for the formation of national Read more ...

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G.S. Sahota

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Daniel L Selden

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2175 (Office), 831-423-0862 (Message), 831-706-8060 (cell)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities 1 639
  • Office Hours Monday 3:30-4:45 PM
  • Summary of Expertise

    Classics
    Egyptology
    Hellenistic Literature
    Mediterranean Studies
    Poetics
    Literary Theory
    Philosophy
    Opera
    Film Studies
    Reception Studies
    Politics Read more ...

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Amanda M. Smith

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2704 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 333
  • Office Hours Fall 2018: Thursdays 11:30-12:30 McHenry Library Cafe (tables by Amazon Juices) & by appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

    Latin American literatures and cultural studies, Amazonian Studies, Andean Studies & Quechua, Indigenous studies, plant studies, environmental humanities, literature and extractivism, mapping Read more ...

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Rob Wilson

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Ronaldo V. Wilson

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Karen Tei Yamashita

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Creative Writing Program
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-2167 (Office), 831-459-1923 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 231#
  • Office Hours Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm or by appointment
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Zac Zimmer

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor of Literature
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2701 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 528 Humanities 1
  • Office Hours Mondays and Wednesday: email for appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

    Latin American literature and cultural studies; contemporary-colonial comparison; hemispheric studies; science fiction; science and technology in society; aesthetics and politics; digital Read more ...

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