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Faculty and Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Ayse Kaya

Professor of Political Science

Program Coordinator for Global Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8471
  2. Trotter 311
  3. Office Hours:

    By appointment only, Wednesdays 4-5:15. Sign up for a slot here:

Carina Yervasi

Associate Professor of French/Francophone Studies

French and Francophone Studies

Co-Coordinator, Global Studies Program


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8167
  2. Kohlberg 309
  3. Office Hours:

    Tues/Thurs: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Also by appointment via Zoom

Cheryl Sharp

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program


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

Farha Ghannam

Eugene Lang Research Professor of Anthropology; Acting Chair

Sociology and Anthropology


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

    By appointment
    Wednesdays, 10:30am- noon


Farha Ghannam looking into the camera

Steven P. Hopkins

Mari S. Michener Professor of Religion

2021 Guggenheim Fellow

Coordinator of Asian Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8035
  2. Fax: (610) 328-7687
  3. Pearson 209
Steven Hopkins at Collioure

José-Luis Machado

Associate Professor



  1. Phone: (610) 328-8562
  2. Singer 401

Research: Invasive species and plant physiological ecology of temperate and tropical ecosystems

Maria Pia Olivero

Associate Professor



  1. Phone: (610) 328-7331
  2. Kohlberg 208
  3. Office Hours:

    Mondays 9:30am-10:30am &  1:30pm-4:00pm 

Areas of interest: Macroeconomics, International Finance, Credit Markets, Latin American Economies.

Maria Pia Olivero

Sunka Simon


Chair, Film & Media Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7354
  2. Kohlberg 312

Sunka Simon's research focuses on the intersections of gender, race, and place in postwar German popular culture. She is the author of the book Mail-Orders: The Fiction of Letters in Postmodern Culture (2002) and eighteen scholarly articles on German literature, film and popular German culture. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Euro-Eyes: Regionalism and Globalization in German TV Formats.

Professor Sunka Simon

Tristan Smith

Associate Professor of Physics


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8259
  2. Office: SC 127A, Lab: SC 127

Research interests: Early universe cosmology; tests of modified theories of gravity; analysis of the cosmic microwave background

Tristan Smith, Professor