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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Bakirathi Mani

Professor, Department of English Literature

Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Fall 2021

English Literature

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Contact

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

Patricia White

Professor

Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies Spring 2022

On leave Fall 2021.

Film and Media Studies Department

Contact

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

    On leave Fall 2021.

Patricia White

Cheryl Sharp

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs Office

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

James Blasina

Assistant Professor of Music

Musicology

On Leave Academic Year 21-22

Music & Dance

Contact

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

Sibelan Forrester

Professor of Russian, Russian Section Head

On leave Fall 2021-Spring 2022

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

Farha Ghannam

Eugene Lang Research Professor of Anthropology

On sabbatical Fall 2021- Spring 2022

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact

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

    On sabbatical 2021- 22

     

Farha Ghannam

Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Associate Professor of French and Section Head

Program Coordinator Comparative Literature

French and Francophone Studies

Contact

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

    Tues: 9-11 am 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

Gwynn Kessler

Associate Professor of Religion and Chair

Director of Beit Midrash

Contact

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

Tamsin Lorraine

Professor of Philosophy

Contact

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

    Tues 12:35-2:00pm, Thurs 1:30-3:00 and by appointment

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

Professor Tamsin Lorraine

Luciano Martínez

Associate Professor

On leave 2021-22

Department of Spanish

Contact

  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.

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Madalina Meirosu

Visiting Assistant Professor

Modern Languages & Literatures

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Contact

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

    Online: T/W/R/F 11:30am-12:30pm
    https://swarthmore.zoom.us/j/186976740

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

Professor

Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies Spring 2022

On leave Fall 2021.

Film and Media Studies Department

Contact

  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

Contact

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

Giovanna Di Chiro

Professor of Environmental Studies

Contact

  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

Coordinator of Black Studies

Educational Studies

Black Studies

Contact

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