Faculty

Regular Faculty

Dane Johnson, Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Chair

Ph.D. Stanford University 1993

Research/Interests: 19th-20th century literatures of Latin America and the United States. Literary and critical theory.

Office Hours: Monday, 2-4 in HUM 457, or by appointment

Persis Karim, Professor

Ph.D. University of Texas Austin 1998

Director, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

Research/Interests: Iranian diaspora studies, US ethnic literature, global and comparative literature, literature and film of migration, exile, and diaspora, Middle East Studies.

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 11-12 in HUM 503, or by appointment

Shirin Khanmohamadi, Associate Professor, and Graduate Coordinator

Ph.D. Columbia University 2005

Research/Interests: Comparative Medieval European Literature; Medieval Europe and the Islamic world; Premodern Travel and Ethnographic literature; Medieval Translatio/n and Adaptation; Medievalism; Contemporary literary theory.

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday. 3:30-4:30 in HUM 326, or by appointment

Christopher Weinberger, Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of California Berkeley 2009

Director, Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture

Research/Interests: Ethics, history of criticism, metafiction, and literary theories in 19th, 20th and 21st century. Japanese, U.S., and British literary traditions.

Office Hours: Thursday, 8-9:30 in HUM 455, or by appointment

Lecturer Faculty

Mark Calkins, Lecturer

Ph.D. University of California Irvine 1997

Research/Interests: Classical literature, Modern Literature; Proust, Sebald, Bolaño; literary theory, psychoanalysis, ecocriticism.

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10 in HUM 527, or by appointment

Scott Campbell, Lecturer

Office Hours: Thursday, 11-12 in HUM 425, or by appointment

Mary Gordon, Lecturer

Office Hours: Friday, 11-12 in HUM 425, or by appointment

Jolie Goorjian, Lecturer

M.A. San Francisco State University 2003

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:50 and 5-6 in HUM 523, or by appointment

Ashley Kimura, Lecturer

Office Hours: Wednesday, 12-1:30 in HUM 425, or by appointment

Rob Thomas, Lecturer

Office Hours: Tuesday, 12:15-1:15 in HUM 416, or by appointment

Lisa Villarreal, Lecturer

Ph.D. Stanford University 2013

Research/Interests: Modernism; World Literature; Composition; Gothic and Fantastic Literature; literary theory; film and film theory.

Office Hours: by appointment only

Vered Weiss, Lecturer

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:45-1:45 in HUM 586, or by appointment

Emeritae/i Faculty

Ellen Peel, Professor Emerita

Ph.D. Yale University 1982

Research/Interests: 18th-20th century fiction (France, Britain, U.S.). Feminist theory and criticism. Women's literature. Literary theory. Narrative theory. Science fiction and utopias.

Office Hours: By appointment only