Faculty

Dowden, Steve

Professor of German

Expertise: Modern German Literature and culture; European modernism; comparative literature (esp. comparing literature with other art forms); the novel as form; literature and philosophy; the avant-garde.

Dubinina, Irina Y

Assistant Professor of Russian and Director, Russian Language Program

Expertise: Bilingualism, bilingual code-switching, heritage languages (Russian) Second language acquisition general and language specific (Russian) Language policies in the former Soviet Republics

Feng, Yu

Associate Professor of Chinese

Expertise: Instruction of modern Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese pedagogy, classical Chinese language, traditional Chinese and oriental philosophy (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism), comparative ideas, and Chinese cultural heritage as a whole.

Fraleigh, Matthew

Associate Professor of East Asian Literature and Culture

Expertise: Classical and modern Japanese literature and language, cultural and literary exchange between China and Japan; literature of travel

Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo

Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise: East European Jewish history.

Fujiwara, Hisae

Assistant Professor of Japanese and Director of the Japanese Language Program

Expertise: -Vocabulary acquisition in Japanese as a foreign language -Kanji acquisition for students with alphabet-language backgrounds -Using strategies for reading Japanese as a foreign language

Lee, Eun-Jo

Lecturer in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature

Lu, Xiwen

Lecturer in Chinese

Expertise: Teaching Chinese As A Second Language Language Acquisition

Miller, Robin Feuer

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Faculty and Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities

Expertise: The novel in Russia and Europe of the nineteenth century. The short story in Russia. The literature of childhood and children's literature.

Nakano, Yukimi

Lecturer in Japanese

Expertise: - Japanese Language - Second Language Acquisition (English as a second language and Japanese as a foreign language) - Japanese Literature (17th century Haikai and work of Matsuo Basho)

Powelstock, David

Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature

Expertise: Modern Russian Literature, Modern Czech Literature, Russian & Czech Languages, Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Translation Studies

Seidl-Gómez, Kathrin

Assistant Professor of German and Director, German Language Program

Expertise: Exile - Cultural Exchange - Translation Studies - Online Teaching - Germans in Latin America / Colombia

Sheppard, Eugene R

Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought

Expertise: Modern European Jewish intellectual history, history of Jewish nationalism and zionism, modern European intellectual history and the history of continental philosophy. A special interest in modern German Jewish thought, and the impact of European Jewish refugees on the American, European, and Israeli public sphere as well as the academy.

Singh, Harleen

Associate Professor of Literature and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise: Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Colonial Studies; South Asian Novel; Indian Film; Immigrant Literature; Women's and Gender Studies; South Asian Studies.

Sreenivasan, Govind

Associate Professor of History

Expertise: Early modern European history, especially Germany. World History.

Szulkin, Robert

Professor Emeritus of Germanic and Slavic Languages

von Mering, Sabine

Associate Professor of German and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Director, Center for German and European Studies

Expertise: German as a Foreign Language; Jewish-German Dialogue; German Women Writers, German Cinema, Age of Goethe, German Drama, Fairy Tales, Climate Change and the Humanities

Wang, Pu

Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Language and Culture

Expertise: Modern Chinese literature and culture in comparative frameworks; critical theory and translation studies; cultural Marxism; aesthetic modernity in the 19th and 20th centuries; intellectual history of China; comparative poetics.

Wei, Jian

Lecturer in Chinese

Expertise: Teaching Chinese in Advanced Level

Wong, Aida Yuen

Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Expertise: Asian and Modern Art.

Yack, Bernard

Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy

Expertise: Political theory. History of political thought. Nationalism. Cultural pluralism.

Yu, Lu

Lecturer in the Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature