Faculty Committee

Dorothy Kim
Program Chair
Assistant Professor of English

Expertise: Medieval literature, drama, digital humanities

Jonathan P. Decter
Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies
781-736-2960 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, Room 210

Expertise: Jews of the Islamic world, medieval Hebrew literature, medieval Jewish studies, Sephardic Studies, medieval Jewish thought

William Flesch
Professor of English
781-736-2142 Rabb Graduate Center, Room 139

Expertise: Poetry, renaissance, romanticism, theory, literature and philosophy, film, behavioral economics, cognitive studies

Darlene Brooks Hedstrom
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Associate Professor of Christian Studies

Expertise: Late antique and Byzantine archaeology; early monasticism

William E. Kapelle
Associate Professor of History
781-736-2279 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, Room 120

Expertise: Roman and medieval history

Michael Randall
Professor of French and Comparative Literature
781-736-3204 Shiffman Humanities Center, Room 109

Expertise: Late medieval and Renaissance poetry, prose, and philosophy; Italian and comparative literature; modern politics and literature; detective novels

Govind Sreenivasan
Associate Professor of History
781-736-2277 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, Room 117

Expertise: Early modern European history, especially Germany; world history

Ramie Targoff
Professor of English
781-736-2148 Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 107

Expertise: Renaissance English and Italian literature; Shakespeare; Religion and literature; Renaissance women's literature

Jonathan W. Unglaub
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
781-736-2665 Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 211

Expertise: Renaissance and Baroque art

Other Faculty Teaching MERS Courses

Mary Baine Campbell
Professor Emerita of English
781-736-2146 Rabb Graduate Center, 263

Expertise: Medieval and early modern literature and culture; 20th-century poetry; poetry of women in English; travel writing; history of science; creative writing

Suleyman Dost
Assistant Professor of Classical Islam in the Department of Near East and Judaic Studies

Expertise: Qur'anic studies, Islamic studies, Early Islamic history, Arabic epigraphy and paleography, philology

Carl Sharif El-Tobgui
Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and Director of the Arabic Language Program
781-736-2071 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, Room 206

Expertise: Islamic thought, particularly Islamic theology, law, and jurisprudence; Arabic language (Qur'anic, classical & modern); classical Arabic literature and poetry

ChaeRan Yoo Freeze
Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2987 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, Room 312

Expertise: Jewish history, women's and gender studies

Arthur Holmberg
Blanche, Barbara and Irving Laurie Professor of Theater Arts
781-736-3345 Spingold Theater Center, Room 6

Expertise: American drama and American studies; dramatic literature; theater history; performance theory; avant-garde theater; playwriting; dramaturgy; theater criticism; gender studies; men's studies; media studies; visual studies; comparative literature

Thomas King
Associate Professor of English
781-736-2149 Rabb Graduate Center 244

Expertise: Early modern English drama and social performance, 18th-century British studies, performance studies, queer studies, gender studies

Marya Lowry
Associate Professor of Theater Arts
781-736-3341 Spingold Theater Center, 14

Expertise: acting, voice production

James Mandrell
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies
781-736-3215 Rabb Graduate Center, Room 130

Expertise: modern and contemporary Spanish and comparative literature, film, and culture; U.S. film and popular culture

Paola Servino
Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies
781-726-3226 Shiffman Humanities Center, 101

Expertise: Italian language, culture and literature instructor from beginning to upper level courses; Italian language course coordinator; language teaching methodology and assessment; ACTFL Italian tester; Italian film, Italian Jewish culture, immigration in Italy and Italian American representations

Eugene R. Sheppard
Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought
781-736-2965 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, Room 307

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.