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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Bakirathi Mani

Professor, Department of English Literature

Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

English Literature

Gender and Sexuality Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8132
  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 307

Debbie Sloman

Administrative Assistant in Classics, Interdisciplinary Programs


Interdisciplinary Programs


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

Program Committee

James Blasina

Assistant Professor of Music


Music & Dance


  1. Phone: (610) 957-6003
  2. Lang Music Building 403

Sibelan Forrester

Professor of Russian, Russian Section Head, Coordinator for Interpretation Theory


  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

Farha Ghannam

Eugene Lang Research Professor of Anthropology; Chair

On sabbatical Fall 2021- Spring 2022

Sociology and Anthropology


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8104
  2. Kohlberg 240
  3. Office Hours:



Farha Ghannam

Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Associate Professor of French

French and Francophone Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8309
  2. Kohlberg 311
  3. On Sabbatical Leave Spring 2021

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

Gwynn Kessler

Associate Professor of Religion

Director of Beit Midrash


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8467
  2. Pearson 208
Gwynn Kessler, Associate Professor of Religion

Tamsin Lorraine

Professor of Philosophy


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8423
  2. Beardsley 211A

Interests: Phenemonology, Existentialism, Post-Structrualism, Feminist Theory

Professor Tamsin Lorraine

Luciano Martínez

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Department of Spanish


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8016
  2. Kohlberg 343

Interests: Latin American Cultural Studies, LGBT studies and queer theory, Southern Cone and Brazilian literatures, Latin American cinema.

Photo of Luciano Martinez

Madalina Meirosu

Visiting Assistant Professor

Modern Languages & Literatures

Gender & Sexuality Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 957-6491
  2. Parrish 209
  3. Office Hours:

    Online: T/W/R/F 11:30am-12:30pm

Madalina Meirosu specializes in comparative approaches to nineteenth-century political and social thought in German literature.  She also has expertise in contemporary migration literature, the Medical Humanities, and Women and Gender Studies.  Her current research project explores the political undertones of nineteenth-century literature featuring artificial humanoids.

Patricia White


On leave Fall 2021.

Film and Media Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8148
  2. Kohlberg 111A
  3. Office Hours:

    On leave Fall 2021.

Patricia White

Affiliated Faculty

Sa'ed Atshan

Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Associate Professor, On Leave 2020-21

Peace & Conflict Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 690-3979
  2. Trotter Hall 106
Sa'ed Atshan

Giovanna Di Chiro

Professor of Environmental Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8345
  2. Parrish West 217

Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro teaches and researches the intersections of environmental science and policy, with a focus on social and economic disparities and human rights.

Joseph Derrick Nelson

Associate Professor

Educational Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 957-6493
  2. Pearson 109