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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Patricia White

Professor

Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Centennial Chair

Film and Media Studies Department

Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Contact

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

    Monday 1-3 pm via zoom; sign up here or email 

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

James Blasina

Assistant Professor of Music

Musicology

On Leave Fall 2022

Music & Dance

Contact

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

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

Farha Ghannam

Eugene Lang Research Professor of Anthropology; Acting Chair

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact

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

    By appointment
    Wednesdays, 10:30am- noon

     

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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

Gwynn Kessler

Associate Professor of Religion and Chair

Director of Beit Midrash

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8467
  2. Pearson 208

Ryan Ku

Visiting Assistant Professor

English Literature

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8152
  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 307
  3. Office Hours:

    Th 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Ryan Ku

Tamsin Lorraine

Professor of Philosophy

Contact

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

    F'22 Tues 12:35-2:00pm; Thurs 1:30-3:00pm  and by appointment

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

Professor Tamsin Lorraine

Bakirathi Mani

Professor, Department of English Literature

Co-Director, Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies

Contact

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

Luciano Martínez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Department of Spanish

Arts & Humanities Division Chair

Contact

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

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

    (Please schedule an appointment in advance at wase.swarthmore.edu)

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

Centennial Chair

Film and Media Studies Department

Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Contact

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

    Monday 1-3 pm via zoom; sign up here or email 

Affiliated Faculty

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 (on sabbatical 2022-23)

Educational Studies

Black Studies

Contact

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