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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Desiree Diaz

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Comparative Literature

Spanish

Comparative Literature

Contact

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

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm (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. 

Cheryl Sharp

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7750
  2. Trotter Hall 107

Deb Sloman

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Assistant II, Classics; Administrative Assistant II, Asian Studies; Administrative Assistant, Temporary, College Art Collection; Temporary Administrative Coordinator, Political Science

Classics

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110
  3. Trotter Hall 107
Deb Sloman

Program Committee

Khaled Al-Masri

Associate Professor

Section Head, Arabic

Modern Languages & Literatures-Arabic

Contact

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

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

    and by appointment

Khaled Al-Masri

Rachel Buurma ’99

Associate Professor

English Literature

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8666
  2. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 302
  3. Office Hours:

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

Sibelan Forrester

Susan W. Lippincott Professor of Modern and Classical Languages

Program Coordinator, Interpretation Theory

Section Head, Russian

Modern Languages & Literatures-Russian

Contact

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

On Leave - Academic Year

Modern Languages & Literatures-Japanese

Contact

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

María Luisa Guardiola

Professor

Spanish

Contact

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

    On Leave 2023-2024

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

(she-her-hers-herself)

Associate Professor

Department Chair, Modern Languages & Literatures

Modern Languages & Literatures-French & Francophone Studies

Peace & Conflict Studies

Comparative Literature

Contact

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

    Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays: 9:00-10:30 a.m. 

    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

On Leave - Fall

Modern Languages & Literatures-Chinese

Asian Studies

Contact

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

Allen Kuharski

Professor Emeritus

Emeritus Theater

Contact

  1. Phone: (215) 275-5094
  2. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 15

Jeremy Lefkowitz

Associate Professor

Classics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7894
  2. Trotter Hall 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

Classics

Contact

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

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

Rosaria Munson

Donna Jo Napoli

Professor of Linguistics and Social Justice

Maurice Eldridge Faculty Fellow

Linguistics

Contact

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

Bob Rehak

Associate Professor

Film & Media Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6204
  2. Kohlberg Hall 111D
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm on Zoom
    Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm in Kohlberg 111D

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Benjamin Ridgway

Assistant Professor

Modern Languages & Literatures-Chinese

Asian Studies

Contact

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

Olivia Sabee

Associate Professor

On Leave - Spring

Dance

Comparative Literature

Interpretation Theory

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8237
  2. Lang Music Building 402

Hansjakob Werlen

Professor

Section Head, German Studies

Modern Languages & Literatures-German

Contact

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