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 1 227
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: T 1:15-2:45 and by appt
  • Summary of Expertise

    19th-21st century French culture and history; histories of empire, anti-Semitism, and race; spatial theory; critical race theory; globalization and migration; digital culture; film studies

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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 110
  • Office Hours M/F 11-12 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
    831-459-4778
  • Email
  • Office Location Cowell 226
  • Office Hours TuTh, 5:00-6:00
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Renee A. Fox

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4778
  • Email
  • Office Location Humanities 1, Room 638
  • Office Hours M 3:30-5:30 and by appointment
  • 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
    • Distinguished Professor, Literature and History of Consciousness
    • Affiliated Faculty, Feminist Studies
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Phone
    831-429-5364 (home; message), 831-459-3342 (office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Humanities 1 637
  • Office Hours By appointment; Tuesdays 4:30 pm Cowell Coffee Shop
  • 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
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4199 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Humanities 1 640
  • 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 1 514
  • Office Hours on sabbatical leave Fall quarter 2017
  • 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
    • 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 CITL, 1330A McHenry Library; 1 HUM 635
  • 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 1 636
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: Wed 10-12 & by appt
  • 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
    • Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Studies
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5223
  • Email
  • Office Location Humanities I, Room 642
  • Office Hours TuTh 11:35 am-1:30 pm or by appointment
  • 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, Shakespeare Workshop
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3700 (Porter College)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Provost's Office, Porter College
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: Tuesdays, 10:30-noon and by appointment (please confirm location before arriving)
  • Summary of Expertise

    Shakespeare, Ovid, British Literature, history and theory of criticism, literature and the fine arts, literature and philosophy, humanities in the public sphere, analog humanities, beauty

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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 1 632
  • Office Hours Fall 2017 T 1-2, W 11-12, 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 239 Humanities 1
  • Office Hours Monday and Wednesday 4-5 pm and 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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Tyrus Miller

  • Title
    • Professor
    • Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Graduate Studies Division
    • Humanities Division
  • Phone
    831-459-5079 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Cowell 112; Kerr Hall, 2nd Floor
  • Office Hours By appointment only, 459-5079
  • Summary of Expertise

    Modernism and avant-garde movements, in international, interdisciplinary, and intermedial contexts
    Neo-avant-gardes and 1960s culture
    Frankfurt School critical theory
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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 1 530
  • Office Hours Monday: 11:30-12:30 or Thursday 5-6pm. 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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Deanna Shemek

  • Title
    • Professor and Chair, Department of Literature
    • Co-Director, IDEA: Isabella d'Este Archive
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Cowell College
  • Phone
    831-459-4127, 831-459-2609 (Staff)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Cowell 227, Humanities 328
  • Office Hours Published on UCSC Google calendar. Mondays 3:00-5:00 or by appointment.
  • Summary of Expertise

     Renaissance studies (Italy); early modern feminism; humanism and gender culture; early modern narrative genres; early modern popular culture; letter-writing and epistolary culture; 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 1 333
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: M & W 10:30-11:30am & by appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

    Latin American literature and cultural studies, Amazonia, the Andes & Quechua studies, Indigenous studies, shamanism, plant studies, mapping & the spatial humanities.

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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 1 231
  • Office Hours Wednesdays 2-3 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 528 Humanities 1
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: Tues 14:00-15:00; Wed 13:00-14:00
  • 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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