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Inaugural Symposia Panelists

Diverse Communities and the Liberal Arts

Assistant Professor of English

Ulka Anjaria received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her work showcases her knowledge in the areas of South Asian literatures and film, postcolonial literature and theory, and the global novel. She teaches courses on Bollywood, literary fiction and Indian novels. Her current project looks at how Indian novelists transformed the philosophical, political and formal possibilities of literary realism in the early 20th century, in the context of colonialism and nationalism.


Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies

Bernadette Brooten earned a B.A. from the University of Portland and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her expertise in Christian studies has been exemplified by her numerous publications, including “Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism,” which received the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, the Lambda Literary Award and an award for excellence from the American Academy of Religion. She was named a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1998, a Fulbright Fellow in 1998 and a Liberal Arts Fellow in Law at Harvard Law School in 1999 and was president of the New England Society for Biblical Literature in 2002. She directs the Brandeis Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, which focuses on overcoming the legacy of slavery within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.


Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature

Fernando Rosenberg holds a B.A. from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches modern Latin American literature, film and cultural studies. His research interests include critical and postcolonial theory, modernism and modernity, art and performance, and legal topics in the arts. These research interests have led to numerous publications in magazines, journals and books in both Spanish and English. He is currently working on narratives of justice in Latin American film and literature and on the transnational circulation of tango music, film and dance.