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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

Contact

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

Bertha Saldierna

Administrative Assistant II

Interdisciplinary Programs Office

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7674
  2. Trotter Hall 107

Debbie Sloman

Administrative Assistant in Classics, Political Science

Classics

Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: 328-8165/8129
  2. Trotter Hall 110 Classics
  3. Trotter Hall 308 Political Science
Debbie Sloman

Program Committee

James Blasina

Assistant Professor of Music

Musicology

Music & Dance

Contact

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

Sibelan Forrester

Professor of Russian, Russian Section Head, Coordinator for 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; Chair

Sociology & Anthropology

Contact

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

    Wednesdays 10:30- noon, by appointment

     

Farha Ghannam

Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Associate Professor of French

French and Francophone Studies

Contact

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

    T/R 10:00-11:00 a.m., and by appointment at www.swarthmore.edu/officehours

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

Programs Coordinator

Contact

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

Tamsin Lorraine

Professor of Philosophy

Contact

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

    Fall 2020 via Zoom Tues & Thurs 1:00-2:30, Weds 1:15-2:15 and by appointment. Check my Google calendar for an appointment.

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

Professor Tamsin Lorraine

Luciano Martínez

Associate Professor and Department Chair

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.

Photo of Luciano Martinez

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 and Chair

Film and Media Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Contact

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

    Fall 2020  M 9-11, Th 2-4 and by appointment

Patricia White

Affiliated Faculty

Sa'ed Atshan

Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Assistant 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

Assistant Professor

Educational Studies

Contact

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