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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Bakirathi Mani

Associate Professor

English Literature


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8132
  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 307, Office Hours: Tue 2:30-4, Thu 11:30-1
Bakiranthi Mani

Molly Lawrence

Administrative Assistant

Interdisciplinary Programs Office


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

Program Committee

Farid Azfar

Associate Professor



  1. Phone: (610) 690-5765
  2. Trotter 212

Interests: Early Modern Europe, urban, sexuality

Professor Farid Azfar

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


  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

Professor of Anthropology, Chair

Sociology & Anthropology


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

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm

Farha Ghannam

Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Associate Professor of French

French and Francophone Studies<br>Office Hours: Mardi 11h15-12h15, Mercredi 9h00-10h00, et sur rendez-vous


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8309
  2. Kohlberg 311
Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Gwynn Kessler

Associate Professor of Religion


  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
  3. S'19 Office Hours: T & TH 1:00-2:30pm and W 1:15-2:15pm and by appointment

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

Tamsin Lorraine, Professor of Philosophy

Luciano Martínez

Associate Professor and Section Head



  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

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

Eugene Lang Research Professor and Department Chair of Film & Media Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8148
  2. Kohlberg 111A, on leave Spring 2018
Patricia White

Affiliated Faculty

Sa'ed Atshan

Assistant Professor

Peace & Conflict Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 690-3979
  2. Trotter Hall 106

Giovanna Di Chiro

Professor of Environmental Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8345
  2. Parrish West 217
  3. Hicks 203

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.