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Jonathan Decter
Jonathan P Decter
Head, Division of the Humanities
Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies
781-736-2960 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 311
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Sonja Catano
Administrator, Division of the Humanities
Event Manager, Center of German and European Studies
Mandel Center, Pod 127, MS 092
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Devon Derouen
Graduate Project Specialist
  • Other Degree(s): BA History and BA Classics — Classical Archaeology from California State University Long Beach. AA History, AA Arts & Humanities, and AA Social Science from Los Medanos College. 

  • Research Interests: Women in classical antiquity, the iconographic and cultural intersection between the late Hellenistic period and early Roman Empire, Bronze Age Aegean, Ptolemaic Egypt, Cleopatra VII, the Julio-Claudian dynasty, material culture, cultural and social history, microhistory, historiography, and theory

  • Personal Interests: Russian history, literature, movies, writing, traveling (especially to Greece)

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Jessica Morales
Humanities Division Lead UDR
Pronouns: she/her

Hi, everyone! My name is Jessica Morales. I am a senior pursuing a BA in HSSP and a minor in LACLS. I am currently in the pre-nursing track. I am enthusiastic to join the Humanities UDR team and looking forward to make this academic year exciting for all of you! 

While not in school, I work at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary as a nursing assistant. I am a double citizen of the United States and Colombia, letting me compete all over the world on Colombia’s National Fencing team. I am a foodie for Cuban and Colombian food, my favorites being arroz congrí and sancocho, respectively. 

I am so excited to be your LACLS and Lead UDR and can’t wait to see what we have in store for each other. If you have any questions about the department, the division, and/or the Spanish language, don’t hesitate to reach out! 

Faculty Committee Representatives for the Humanities:
Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees:
  • Dan L. Perlman, Environmental Studies

  • Harleen Singh, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature; and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies