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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Olivia Sabee

Chair, Dance Program, Dept. of Music & Dance

Associate Professor of Dance

Program Director, Comparative Literature

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
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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

    11:30 am - 12:30pm (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: 2:45 - 4:00 pm

    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 3:00-4:00pm and Thursday 9:00-10:30am 

    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

Contact

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


    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

Donna Jo Napoli

Professor of Linguistics and Social Justice, Faculty Member at Large, Maurice Eldridge Faculty Fellow

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8422
  2. Parrish Hall 213

Bob Rehak

Associate Professor

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

Program Director, Comparative Literature

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