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Black Studies

Yvonne Chireau

Yvonne Chireau

Label: Professor of Religion
  • Black American religion

  • Black female spirituality

  • African religions in America

  • Graphic novels

  • Manga

Yvonne Chireau
Anthony Foy

Anthony Foy

Label: Associate Professor of English Literature
  • Black autobiography

  • Literature of Black Philadelphia

  • Post-civil rights Black culture

  • African American literature

Anthony Foy
Nina Johnson

Nina Johnson

Label: Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Race, class & inequality
  • Prisons & carceral policy
  • Urban sociology & public policy
  • Black political thought & culture
  • Stratification & class mobility
Nina Johnson
Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith

Label: President of Swarthmore College
  • Higher education leadership
  • African-American literature
  • Innovating the curriculum
  • Black culture, film & photography
  • Sustainability initiatives
Valerie Smith
Sarah Willie-LeBreton

Sarah Willie-LeBreton

Label: Provost and Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Sociology
  • Higher education leadership
  • Race, racism & social inequality
  • Inclusivity & justice initiatives
  • Applied sociology
  • Black culture, politics & literature
Sarah Willie-LeBreton

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Farha Ghannam

Farha Ghannam

Label: Eugene Lang Research Professor of Anthropology
  • Anthropological theories
  • Globalization & transnationalism
  • Contemporary Islamic practices
  • Identities, gender, & sexuality in the Middle East
  • History of ethnography
Farha Ghannam

Latin American Studies

Diego Armus

Diego Armus

Label: Professor of History
  • Latin American history

  • History of disease & public health in urban settings

  • Urban & socio-cultural issues in Latin America

Diego Armus
Edwin Mayorga

Edwin Mayorga

Label: Associate Professor of Educational Studies
  • Education policy

  • Social justice education

  • U.S. Latinx education

  • Urban politics & social movements

Edwin Mayorga

Linguistics

K. David Harrison

K. David Harrison

Label: Associate Professor of Linguistics
  • Endangered and dying languages
  • Enviornmental linguistics
  • Language & biodiversity
  • Ethnoecology & cultural survival
  • Turkic languages of Inner Asia
K. David Harrison
Donna Jo Napoli

Donna Jo Napoli

Label: Professor of Linguistics
  • Sign language
  • Children's literature
  • Historical & comparative linguistics
  • Language development
  • Syntax, phonetics, phonology & morphology
Donna Jo Napoli

Modern Languages and Literatures

William Gardner

William Gardner

Label: Professor of Japanese
  • Japanese film and media
William Gardner
Sunka Simon

Sunka Simon

Label: Professor of German and Film and Media Studies
  • Cyberculture
  • German and European cinema
Sunka Simon
Carina Yervasi

Carina Yervasi

Label: Associate Professor of French
  • The French New Wave
  • Contemporary Francophone films of West Africa
  • The works of Jean-Luc Godard, Chantal Akerman, and Alain Tanner
Carina Yervasi
Hansjakob Werlen

Hansjakob Werlen

Label: Professor of German Studies
  • German
  • Goethe
  • German Romanticism
  • Slow Food Movement
  • Cultural history of food
Hansjakob Werlen

Religion

Yvonne Chireau

Yvonne Chireau

Label: Professor of Religion
  • Black American religion

  • Black female spirituality

  • African religions in America

  • Graphic novels

  • Manga

Yvonne Chireau
Steven Hopkins

Steven Hopkins

Label: Mari S. Michener Professor of Religion
  • Hinduism and Buddhism in South Asia

  • South Indian devotional literature in Sanskrit and Tamil

  • South Indian saint-poet Veṅkaṭanātha

Steven Hopkins
Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Label: Professor of Religion
  • Christian theology

  • Environmental studies

  • Ecological theology

  • Critical theory

Mark Wallace