People

  • faculty

  • Wilda Anderson

    Professor of French
    Acting Head of the French Subdivision and Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies

    PhD, Cornell University
    • wilda@wilda.org
    • Research Interests: The literature of the French Enlightenment; the relationship between science and literature; the French Revolution and its aftermath
  • Sara Castro-Klarén

    Professor of Spanish

    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
    • 410-516-8790
    • sck@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 492
    • Research Interests: Colonial cultures and literatures; theory; women's writing; modern Latin American cultures and literatures
  • Laura Di Bianco

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
    Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian

    Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY
    • 410-516-2022
    • lauradibianco@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 435
    • Research Interests: Research Interests: Italian Cinema, Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Film Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ecocriticism.
  • William Egginton

    Decker Professor in the Humanities
    Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

    PhD, Stanford University
    • 410-516-7510
    • egginton@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 470
    • Research Interests: Spanish and Latin American Literatures, comparative European literature and thought
  • Pier Massimo Forni

    Professor

    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
    • 410-516-8047
    • forni@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 401
    • Research Interests: Italian literature; history and theory of civility
  • Eduardo González

    Professor of Spanish, Director of the Spanish Subdivision, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Spanish

    PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
    • 410-516-4615
    • cocuyo@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 480
    • Research Interests: Latin American literature and cinema
  • Andrea Krauss

    Associate Professor

    Academic Director, berlin Consortium for German Studies (2016-2017)
    PhD, Free University of Berlin; Habilitation, University of Zurich
    • 410-516-7227
    • akrauss@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 401
    • Research Interests: Modern German thought and literature
  • Jacques Neefs

    James M. Beall Professor of French
    Study Abroad Office and Senior Thesis Adviser

    PhD (Doctorat d’État), University Paris 8
    • 410-516-7727
    • jneefs@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 482
    • Research Interests: 19th-20th-century French literature; genetic criticism
  • Katrin Pahl

    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for German

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-7513
    • kpahl@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 414
    • Research Interests: German literature and philosophy around 1800, affect and emotion, gender and sexuality, feminist and queer theory, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, comparative literature, literary theory, Hegel, Kleist
  • Eugenio Refini

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies

    PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
    • 410-516-8768
    • erefini1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 422
    • Research Interests: Renaissance poetics, rhetoric, and drama; the Classical tradition; Latin and vernacular humanism; the intersections of music and literature
  • Elena Russo

    Professor for French
    Director of Graduate Studies for French

    PhD, Princeton University
    • 410-516-7622
    • erusso@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 488
    • Research Interests: 17th- and 18th-century French literature
  • Derek Schilling

    Professor and Chair
    Acting Director of Graduate Studies in the French Subdivision

    PhD/Doctorat du 3e cycle, University of Pennsylvania/University of Paris 8 (Vincennes/Saint-Denis)
    • 410-516-4626
    • dschill4@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 426
    • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary French literature; film esthetics and theory; geocriticism; urban and suburban studies
  • Bécquer Seguín

    Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies

    PhD, Cornell University
    • 410-516-8571
    • becquer@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 481
    • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary Iberian literature, film, and culture; transatlantic studies; political theory; art history
  • Harry Sieber

    Professor of Spanish and Director of Graduate Studies for Spanish

    PhD, Duke University
    • 410-516-7880
    • sieber@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 478
    • Research Interests: Renaissance and Baroque Spanish literature
  • Samuel Spinner

    Assistant Professor, Tandetnik Chair in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture

    PhD, Columbia University
    • 410-516-0099
    • spinner@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 406
    • Research Interests: Yiddish literature 19th and 20th centuries, German-Jewish culture and literature, visual culture, history of anthropology, museum studies, Holocaust studies
  • Neta Stahl

    Associate Professor
    Director of The Stulman Program in Jewish Studies

    PhD, Tel Aviv University
    • 410-516-2208
    • nstahl1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 474
    • Research Interests: Modern Hebrew literature, religion and literature, narrative theory, genre theory
  • Walter Stephens

    Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies and Director of the Italian Subdivision
    Director of Graduate Studies for Italian

    PhD, Cornell University, PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
  • Rochelle Tobias

    Professor and Director of the German Subdivision; Co-Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-7512
    • rtobias@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 404
    • Research Interests: Modern German literature and thought; German-Jewish culture
  • Bernadette Wegenstein

    Professor of Media Studies; Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies

    PhD, Vienna University
  • Joint and Secondary Appointments

  • Eckart Förster

    Professor, Philosophy

    PhD, Oxford University
  • Margaret Keck

    Professor, Political Science

    • 410-516-7536
    • mkeck@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Latin American politics
  • Gianna Pomata

    Professor, Institute of the History of Medicine

    • 410-955-3037
    • gpomata1@jhmi.edu
    • Research Interests: Early modern European social and cultural history
  • Todd Shepard

    Associate Professor, History

    PhD, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    • 410-516-8512
    • tshep75@jhu.ed
    • Research Interests: Modern France and French empire, decolonization, gender and sexuality
  • Susan Weiss

    Professor, Peabody Conservatory

    PhD, University of Maryland
  • Affiliated Faculty

  • Stephen J. Campell

    Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor, History of Art

  • Peter Jelavich

    Professor, History

    PhD, Princeton University
    • Research Interests: Cultural and intellectual history of Europe since the Enlightenment, with emphasis on Germany, popular culture, mass culture, and the media, modern social and cultural theory
  • Richard Katz

    Professor and Chair, Political Science

    • 410-516-7534
    • richard.katz@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 327
    • Research Interests: Comparative Politics (Parties, Elections, European politics), American Politics
  • Leonardo Lisi

    Associate Professor, Comparative Thought and Literature

    PhD, Yale University
    • Research Interests: European literature of the long nineteenth century; European modernism; Kierkegaard and German idealism; tragedy and the tragic; philosophical aesthetics and literary forms
  • Jean McGarry

    Professor and Co-chair, Writing Seminars

  • Yitzhak Melamed

    Professor, Philosophy

    PhD, Yale University
    • Research Interests: Early modern philosophy; German idealism; metaphysics
  • Mitchell Merback

    Professor, History of Art

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • Research Interests: Northern Renaissance art
  • Dean Moyar

    Associate Professor, Philosophy

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • Research Interests: German Idealism; ethics; political philosophy
  • Lawrence M. Principe

    Professor, History of Science and Technology; Director, Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe

    PhD, History of Science, Johns Hopkins University; PhD, Organic Chemistry, Indiana University
    • 410-516-4807
    • lmafp@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 376
    • Research Interests: Early modern and late medieval science and technology, especially the history of alchemy/chemistry and issues of science and theology/religion
  • Matthew Roller

    Professor, Classics

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-5095
    • mroller@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 102
    • Research Interests: Latin literature; Roman social and cultural history; Graeco-Roman philosophy
  • Mark Christian Thompson

    Associate Professor, English

    PhD, New York University
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century African-American, German and French literature; the history and representation of race in literature and philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; art theory
  • Sue Waterman

    Curator of European Literary Collections, MSE Library

    MA in French, New York University; MA in library science, University of Maryland
    • Research Interests: History of the book and printing history; digital humanities
  • Language Program Directors

  • Flavia De Azeredo-Cerqueira

    Portuguese Language Program Director and Lecturer in Portuguese

    PhD, Federal University of Minas Gerais
    • 410-516-6738
    • flavia_azeredo@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 469A
    • Research Interests: Second language acquisition with a focus on bilingualism, corrective feedback, motivation and language identity
  • Kristin Anna Cook-Gailloud

    Senior Lecturer and French Language Program Director

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Deborah McGee Mifflin

    Associate Teaching Professor and German Language Program Director

    MA, Temple University
    • 410-516-7592
    • mifflind@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 469B
    • Research Interests: German language, literature & linguistics; pedagogy of language teaching, theories of second language acquisition
  • Loreto Sanchez Serrano

    Loreto Sánchez Serrano

    Associate Teaching Professor and Spanish Language Program Director

    PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • 410-516-4618
    • lsanchez@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 463
    • Research Interests: Computer-assisted language learning
  • Alessandro Zannirato

    Associate Teaching Professor and Italian Language Program Director

    PhD, University of Cape Town
    • 410-516-7230
    • zannirato@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 448B
    • Research Interests: Foreign language pedagogy; foreign language teacher training; liaison, community and conference interpreting; program evaluation
  • Visiting

  • Igor Candido

    Fellow-by-Courtesy
    Free University of Berlin

  • Rip Cohen

    Visiting Researcher, Portuguese

  • Scott Pincikowski

    Fellow-by-Courtesy, German
    Hood College

  • Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Guido Furci

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    PhD, Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle
    • 410-516-2020
    • gfurci1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 440
    • Research Interests: Jewish Studies, Italian Language and Culture (Neorealist Cinema, Postwar Italian Impegno, Primo Levi), French and Francophone Literature, the Aesthetics of Montage
  • Professors Emeriti

  • Mary Miglio Bensabat-Ott

    Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus

    PhD, Georgetown
    • maryott@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Sociolinguistics with a focus on bilingualism
  • Stephen Nichols

    Professor Emeritus and Research Professor; James M. Beall Professor Emeritus of French and Humanities

    PhD, Yale University
  • Lecturers

  • Bruce Anderson

    Senior Lecturer, French Language; Coordinator, Advanced Writing and Speaking in French

  • Zvi Cohen

    Lecturer, Hebrew

  • Maria del Rosario Ramos

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language; Coordinator, Advanced Spanish

  • Claude Guillemard

    Senior Lecturer, French Language and Culture; Coordinator, French Elements

  • Beatrice Lang

    Lecturer, Yiddish Language

  • Julie Lirot

    Lecturer, Spanish Language

  • Julio López Raja

    Lecturer, Spanish

  • Naiara Martínez-Vélez

    Lecturer, Spanish Language

  • Arancha Moreno Hubbard

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language; Coordinator, Advanced Spanish

  • Leonardo Proietti

    Lecturer, Italian Language and Culture

    MA, UCLA
    • 410-516-4239
    • leonardo.proietti@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 405
    • Research Interests: Italian cultural studies, with a particular focus on visual culture, including film, art, and fashion
  • Suzanne Roos

    Senior Lecturer; Coordinator, Intermediate French

  • Michelle Tracy

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language; Coordinator, Spanish Elements

  • Barry Weingarten

    Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language; Coordinator, Intermediate Spanish

  • Heidi Wheeler

    Senior Lecturer, German Language, Culture, and Literature; Coordinator, Intermediate German

  • April Wuensch

    Senior Lecturer, French Language; Coordinator, La France Contemporaine

  • staff

  • Darryl Brace

    Budget Specialist

  • Teri M. Caughman (Robinson)

    Administrative Manager

    MBA and MS
  • Kathy Loehmer

    Sr. Academic Program Coordinator

  • Visiting Faculty

  • Marton Dornbach

    Visiting Assistant Professor in German
    Director of Undergraduate Studies for German

    Ph.D.
  • Evelyne Ender

    Visiting Professor

    • 410-516-4884
    • e.ender@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 261
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century literatures, literary criticism and theory, psychoanalysis, feminist criticism, and gender, memory studies, body-mind issues
  • Earle Havens

    Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Sheridan Libraries
    Visiting Associate Professor of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

    PhD, Yale University (History and Renaissance Studies)
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