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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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 Fall 2020: Wed. 2:30-4 Zoom only; email for link
  • 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
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, 110
  • Office Hours Tu/Th 2:00-3:00 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 Building 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 Building 1, 641
  • Office Hours T Th 12:00-1:30
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Vilashini Cooppan

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Martin J Devecka

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
    • Classical Studies Director
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2381
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, 226
  • Office Hours WF, 12:30-2:30
  • Summary of Expertise

    Greek, Latin, Ancient Iranian Languages

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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 use https://calendly.com/rafox to sign up for a meeting time)
  • 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
    • Associate Dean, Humanities Division
    • Distinguished Professor, Literature & History of Consciousness
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Phone
    831-429-5364 (home; message), 831-459-4129 (message)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Humanities I 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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Filippo Gianferrari

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    8314592842
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 627
  • Office Hours Thursday 1:30-3:00 pm (or by appointment)
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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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Jody Greene

  • Title
    • Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
    • Director, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning
    • Professor of Literature
  • Department
    • Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1694 (CITL Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • 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 on sabbatical fall 2020
  • 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 Spring 2020, by appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

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

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Christine Hong

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-2920 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 634
  • Office Hours Fridays 10:30 a.m. to noon, and by Zoom appt.
  • Summary of Expertise

    Transnational Asian American literature and cultural criticism; African American literature and black freedom studies; comparative ethnic studies; critical race theory; critical Korean Read more ...

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Sean Keilen

  • Title
    • Professor of Literature and Belles Lettres
    • Director, Shakespeare Workshop
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Porter College
    • Cowell College
  • Phone
    831-459-2322
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 629
  • Office Hours On sabbatical, 2020-21
  • Summary of Expertise

    Shakespeare, British Literature to 1800, Greek and Roman classics, history and theory of criticism, humanities in the public sphere, analog humanities

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Sharon Kinoshita

  • Title
    • Professor of Literature
    • Co-director, UCSC Center for Mediterranean Studies
    • Co-director, The Mediterranean Seminar
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2395 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 632
  • Office Hours TTh after class 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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Micah Perks

  • Title
    • Professor
    • Director of Creative Writing
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Creative Writing Program
  • Phone
    831-459-4586: no messages
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 233
  • Office Hours Fall 20, W 2-4 PM email for appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

    Creative/Critical Writing; Reading and Writing U.S. fiction and creative non-fiction; U.S. gender, literature and culture; U.S. 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

  • Title
    • Associate Professor, Aurora Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2487 (office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 630
  • Office Hours By appointment
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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 2020: Phone or Zoom by appointment only
  • Summary of Expertise

    20th- & 21st-century Latin American literature and cultural studies, Amazonia, Indigeneity, ecocritical theory, sound studies, mapping and the spatial humanities.

     

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Jennifer Tseng

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2030
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 234
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Rob Sean Wilson

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Ronaldo V. Wilson

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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 Winter 2020: Tuesdays 1-3pm, 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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