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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Olivia Sabee

Chair, Dance Program, Dept. of Music & Dance

Associate Professor of Dance

Music & Dance

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8237
  2. LPAC 006

Cheryl Sharp

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7750
  2. Trotter Hall 107
Photo of Cheryl Sharp

Debbie Sloman

Administrative Assistant in Classics, Interdisciplinary Programs

Classics

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110 Classics
  3. Trotter Hall 107 Interdisciplinary Programs
Debbie Sloman

Program Committee

Khaled Al-Masri

Associate Professor of Arabic and Section Head

Arabic

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8199
  2. Kohlberg 335
  3. Office Hours:

    Tues/Thurs: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

    and by appointment

Khaled Al-Masri

Jean-Vincent Blanchard

Professor of French

On leave AY 2022-23

French and Francophone Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8159
  2. Kohlberg 313

Rachel Sagner Buurma

Co-director, Aydelotte Foundation

Associate Professor, English

Aydelotte Foundation

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8666
  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 302
  3. Parrish W201
  4. Office Hours:

    Wednesday 12:30-2 in LPAC 302 and by appointment.

Désirée Díaz

Associate Professor of Spanish

Program Coordinator, Black Studies Program

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7682
  2. Kohlberg 338
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    1:30pm - 2:30pm (or by appointment)

Interests: Latin American literature and cultural studies, Caribbean literature and visual culture, US Latino/a studies, film studies, performance studies, popular and material culture, urban studies. 

Désirée Díaz

Sibelan Forrester

Professor of Russian, Russian Section Head

Coordinator of Interpretation Theory

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8162
  2. Kohlberg 340

Interests: Russian and East European women writers; gender and sexuality in language and literature; Modernism; literary and scholarly translation and translation theory

Will Gardner

Professor, Section Head

Japanese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6875
  2. Kohlberg 315
Will Gardner

María-Luisa Guardiola

Professor

Faculty Advisor for Off-Campus Study

Department of Spanish

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8164
  2. Kohlberg 342
  3. Office Hours:

    Tues-Thurs: 11:30am-12:30pm

    and by appointment

Interests: Nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first century Iberian Literature; women writers; turn of the century (19th to 20th) literature and cultural developments; Iberian cinema; urban studies; Catalan women writers. 

Maria Luisa Guardiola

Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Associate Professor of French and Section Head

French and Francophone Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8309
  2. Kohlberg 311
  3. Office Hours:

    Monday and Thursday 10:30am-12:00pm

    and by appointment

Interests: Postcolonial Theory; Francophone Literature of the Maghreb and the Mashreq;  Comics and Graphic Novels in the Arab World; Local Publishing Markets in North Africa; (Neo)colonial representations; Representations of Islam in France.

 

Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Haili Kong

Professor, Section Head

Chinese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8457
  2. Kohlberg 310
Haili Kong

Allen Kuharski

Professor Emeritus

Emeritus Theater

Contact

  1. Phone: (215) 275-5094
  2. LPAC 015

Jeremy Lefkowitz

Associate Professor, Chair of Classics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7894
  2. Trotter 111
  3. Office Hours:

    MWRF 12:00-1:00 pm and by appointment 
    Please email jlefkow1@swarthmore.edu for zoom link

Interests: Greek and Latin language and literature; mythology; ancient fable

Rosaria Munson

J. Archer and Helen C. Turner Professor

On leave Spring 2023

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8370
  2. Trotter 113

Interests: Greek historiography, narratology, Greek politics, ethnography, the Ancient Near East

Rosaria Munson

Bob Rehak

Associate Professor and Chair

Film and Media Studies Department

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6204
  2. Kohlberg 111D

Benjamin Ridgway

Assistant Professor

Chinese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7675
  2. Kohlberg 305

Olivia Sabee

Chair, Dance Program, Dept. of Music & Dance

Associate Professor of Dance

Music & Dance

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8237
  2. LPAC 006

Hansjakob Werlen

Professor, German Studies Coordinator

German Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8612
  2. Kohlberg 307

Hansjakob Werlen's research interests are late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German literature and contemporary literature of German speaking countries, with a special focus on Switzerland. A member of the Tri-college Food Studies group, he also teaches courses on issues of taste and aesthetics.

Hansjakob Werlen

Emeriti Faculty