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
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    (831) 459-4778
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 227
  • Office Hours Fall 2022: 2-3:30pm and by appt; email for Zoom link
  • Summary of Expertise

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

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Hunter Bivens

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4037 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, 110
  • Office Hours 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 Chen

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2051
  • 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, Literature
    • Professor, History of Consciousness
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2761 (Office), 831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 641
  • Office Hours By appointment
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Vilashini Cooppan

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Martin J Devecka

  • Title
    • Associate 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
    • Co-Director, The Dickens Project
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2609
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, n/a
  • 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
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Phone
    8314295364
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Humanities I 637
  • 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 Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm (or by appointment)
  • Summary of Expertise

    Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature, History, and Culture; History of Education (Middle Ages and Renaissance); Paleography and History of the Book.

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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
    • Founding 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
  • Website
  • Office Hours by appointment
  • Summary of Expertise

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

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Kirsten Silva Gruesz

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Oakes College
  • Phone
    831-459-2225
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 636
  • Office Hours Fall 2022: Thursdays 12-1 (Zoom link posted on my campus google calendar). In-person appointments available by request; email me
  • 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 Winter 2022 Wednesdays 2-3 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
    • Chair, Council of Provosts (2022-24)
    • Interim Provost, Porter College (2022-24)
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Cowell College
    • Porter College
  • Phone
    831-459-2322
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 629
  • Office Hours Fall 2022: by appointment. Please contact Leah Browne (9-2564, lbrowne@ucsc.edu)
  • Summary of Expertise

    Shakespeare, British Literature, Greek and Roman classics, history and theory of criticism, humanities in the public sphere, analog humanities, canonical authors, great books, the Western Read more ...

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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 M 2-3:30 and by appointment via Zoom ( https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/95269658732?pwd=dmFKejZWcXF6Sml0Q3dZL01wMFVMdz09)
  • 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
    • Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Humanities
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Creative Writing Program
  • Phone
    831-459-4586: no messages
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 233
  • Office Hours Fall '22, W 1:30-2:30 on zoom, email me for link or email for in-person appt
  • 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 and Chair
  • 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. All via zoom and by appointment only. Please email me.
  • 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 W 10am-noon, and by appointment
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Amanda M. Smith

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
    • Faculty Director of Undergraduate Honors Programs
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2704 (Office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 333
  • Office Hours Fall 2022: Tuesdays 12-2pm by Appt Slot https://tinyurl.com/smithfall22
  • Summary of Expertise

    20th- & 21st-century Latin American and Latinx literatures and cultures, Indigenous studies, Amazonia, Environmental humanities, Spatial Humanities, Sound Studies, Comics, Archival Read more ...

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Jennifer Tseng

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2030
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Hum I - rm 234
  • Office Hours On leave until winter 2023.
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Rob Sean Wilson

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Ronaldo V. Wilson

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Zac Zimmer

  • Title
    • Associate Professor of Literature
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2701 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 528 Humanities 1
  • Office Hours Fall 2022: email for Zoom 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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