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Faculty and Staff

Program Coordinators

Tariq al-Jamil

Associate Professor of Religion

Coordinator of Islamic Studies Program


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8054
  2. Pearson 205
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Désirée Díaz

Associate Professor of Spanish

Program Coordinator, Black Studies Program

Department of Spanish


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7682
  2. Kohlberg 338
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    11:30 am - 12:30pm (or by appointment)

Interests: Latin American literature and cultural studies, Caribbean literature and visual culture, US Latino/a studies, film studies, performance studies, popular and material culture, urban studies. 

Sibelan Forrester

Professor of Russian, Russian Section Head

Coordinator of Interpretation Theory


  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

Chris Graves

Associate Professor

Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry &

Environmental Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 690-4882
  2. Science Center 184

Research interests: synthetic inorganic & organometallic chemistry, catalyst development

Daniel Grodner

Associate Professor

Psychology and Cognitive Science


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8436
  2. Office: Singer Hall 205
  3. Lab: Singer Hall 251

Interests: Human language understanding: pragmatics and conversational inferencing; sources of linguistic complexity; structural ambiguity resolution.

Office Hours: By email-appointment (dgrodne1)

Daniel Grodner

Sam Handlin

Associate Professor of Political Science

Latin American & Latino Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 690-3411
  2. Trotter Hall 313
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm, or by appointment

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

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:

Bakirathi Mani

Professor, Department of English Literature

Co-Director, Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies


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

Olivia Sabee

Chair, Dance Program, Dept. of Music & Dance

Associate Professor of Dance

Program Director, Comparative Literature

Music & Dance


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8237
  2. LPAC 006

Lee Smithey

Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Sociology

Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies

Pronouns: He/Him

Peace & Conflict Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 690-2064
  2. Kohlberg 241
  3. Office Hours:

    By appointment
    Tuesdays, 4:15- 5:00pm and Wednesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

Professor Lee Smithey

William Turpin

The Scheuer Family Chair of Humanities

Chair of Classics

Coordinator of Medieval Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8681
  2. Trotter 114

Interests: Roman history

William Turpin

Patricia White


Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Centennial Chair

Film and Media Studies Department

Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies


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

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

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