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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Sibelan Forrester

Susan W. Lippincott Professor of Modern and Classical Languages

Program Coordinator, Interpretation Theory

Section Head, Russian

Modern Languages & Literatures-Russian

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8162
  2. Kohlberg Hall 340

Interests: Russian and East European women writers; gender and sexuality in language and literature; Modernism; literary and scholarly translation and translation theory

Cheryl Sharp

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

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

Deb Sloman

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Assistant II, Classics; Administrative Assistant II, Asian Studies; Temporary Administrative Coordinator, Political Science

Classics

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110
  3. Trotter Hall 107
Deb Sloman

Program Committee

Farid Azfar

Associate Professor

On Leave - Academic Year

History

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5765
  2. Office Hours:

    On leave 2023-24

Interests: Early Modern Europe, urban, sexuality

Alejandra Azuero-Quijano

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

On Leave - Academic Year

Sociology & Anthropology-Anthropology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8110
  2. Kohlberg Hall 242
  3. Office Hours:

    On sabbatical 2024-25

Professor Alejandra Azuera-Quijano

Rachel Buurma ’99

Associate Professor

On Leave - Academic Year

English Literature

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8666
  2. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 302
  3. Office Hours:

    Wednesday 12:30-2 in LPAC 302 and by appointment.

Paloma Checa-Gismero

Assistant Professor

On Leave

Art History

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5671
  2. Beardsley Hall 203
  3. Office Hours:

    Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm and by appointment.

Sibelan Forrester

Susan W. Lippincott Professor of Modern and Classical Languages

Program Coordinator, Interpretation Theory

Section Head, Russian

Modern Languages & Literatures-Russian

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8162
  2. Kohlberg Hall 340

Interests: Russian and East European women writers; gender and sexuality in language and literature; Modernism; literary and scholarly translation and translation theory

Grace Ledbetter

Professor

Classics

Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8372
  2. Trotter Hall 204
  3. Office Hours:

     

    Please email gledbet1@swarthmore.edu for zoom link

Interests: Plato, Ancient Philosophy, Greek poetry

Grace Ledbetter

Tamsin Lorraine

Professor

On Leave - Academic Year

Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8423
  2. Beardsley Hall 211A

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

Professor Tamsin Lorraine

Rosaria Munson

J. Archer and Helen C. Turner Professor

Classics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8370
  2. Trotter Hall 113

Interests: Greek historiography, narratology, Greek politics, ethnography, the Ancient Near East

Rosaria Munson

Maya Nadkarni

Associate Professor of Anthropology

On Leave - Academic Year

Sociology & Anthropology-Anthropology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8111
  2. Kohlberg Hall 244
  3. Office Hours:

    On sabbatical 2023-24

Professor Maya Nadkarni

Donna Jo Napoli

Professor of Linguistics and Social Justice

Maurice Eldridge Faculty Fellow

Linguistics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8422
  2. Parrish Hall 213

Sangina Patnaik

(she-her-hers-herself)

Associate Professor

English Literature

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8150
  2. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 304
  3. Office Hours:

    Spring 2024: Mondays 10am-12pm

     

Christopher Robison

Visiting Assistant Professor

Modern Languages & Literatures-French & Francophone Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8680
  2. Kohlberg Hall 309

Interests: 19th-century French literature and culture (the Naturalist and Decadent novel in particular); animal studies/animal ethics; history of the life sciences from the Enlightenment onwards; 18th- and 19th-century philosophy and religion.

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Olivia Sabee

Associate Professor

On Leave - Spring

Dance

Comparative Literature

Interpretation Theory

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8237
  2. Lang Music Building 402

Eric Song

Associate Professor

On Leave - Academic Year

English Literature

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6223
  2. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 204

Patricia White

Centennial Chair

Director, Aydelotte Foundation

Program Coordinator, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Film & Media Studies

Contact

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

    Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm on Zoom
    Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm in Kohlberg 111A

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Zhuming Yao

(he-him-his-himself)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Modern Languages & Literatures-Chinese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3726
  2. Kohlberg Hall 305
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