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2021-22 New Faculty


Rama Alhabian

Rama Alhabian

Assistant Professor of Arabic

B.A., Effat University; M.A., Cornell University; M.A., King Saud University; Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of expertise: 19th & 20th Century Arabic literature, Medieval Arabic travel writing and the Medieval Maqama, genre, translation, and Postcolonial studies

Edward (Halley) Barnet

Edward (Halley) Barnet

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

B.A., University of Alberta; M.A., Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris; Ph.D., Stanford University

Shiblee Barua

Shiblee Barua

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.A., Berea College; Ph.D., University of Georgia
Areas of expertise: quantum chemistry, astrochemistry, Titan atmosphere, exoplanet atmospheres, and Venus sulfur chemistry

Serena Bassi

Serena Bassi

Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

B.A., Università di Bologna; M.A., University of Exeter; Ph.D., Warwick University
Areas of Expertise: 20th and 21st Century Italian literature, queer studies, gender and sexuality in modern Italy, cultural studies and Italian cultural history, Italian critical theory and Italian thought, and translation studies and translation history

David Bird

David Bird

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.A., D.M.A., Columbia University
Areas of expertise: computer music composition, studio recording, interactive sound and video, algorithmic music composition, spectral and transcription-based music, and multimedia collaboration

Christopher Bousquet ’16

Christopher Bousquet ’16

Lecturer in Philosophy

B.A., Hamilton College; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Areas of expertise: social philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of law

Hai Bui

Hai Bui

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Areas of expertise: scattering theory, and resonance and decaying state phenomenon

Siyu (Cecily) Cai

Assistant Professor of Italian Studies

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University
Areas of expertise: 19th- and 20th-century German and Italian literature, literature and music, literary criticism, and literary translation

Ziqiao Chen

Ziqiao Chen

Visiting Instructor of Government

B.A., University of Rochester; M.P.A., University of Pittsburgh

Natasha Colón Hernández

Natasha Colón Hernández

Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies

B.A., University of Puerto Rico, Carolina; M.A., University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Areas of expertise: Spanish and general linguistics

Heather Conley

Heather Conley

Sol M. Linowitz Professor of International Affairs

Spring 2022 semester

Cody Couture

Cody Couture

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A., Skidmore College; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Areas of expertise: macroeconomics, monetary economics, and macro-finance

Jeffrey Cross

Jeffrey Cross

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A., Texas Christian University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Areas of expertise: environmental, energy, and behavioral economics and applied econometrics

Sabrina Datoo

Sabrina Datoo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

B.Sc., McMaster University; M.Sc., St Anne’s College, University of Oxford; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of expertise: intellectual and cultural history of modern South Asia, history of medicine, and Islam in South Asia

Luis Miguel dos Santos Vicente

Luis Miguel dos Santos Vicente

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

B.A., University of Salamanca; M.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: Medieval Iberian literatures and cultures, cross-cultural exchanges, Medieval travel writing, Alfonso X of Castile, and early modern Spanish travel and autobiography

Christopher Elford

Christopher Elford

Visiting Instructor in Asian Studies

B.A., Southwestern University; M.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Areas of expertise: literature of early and medieval China, manuscript and print culture of premodern China and Central Asia, the materiality of reading and writing, particularly in pre-print literary cultures, history of the reception of premodern Chinese literature and the Confucian classics in the modern period, ritual theory, and technology and media studies

Santiago Forero

Santiago Forero

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

B.F.A., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin
Areas of expertise: art, photography, and video

Marie Gamarra

Marie Gamarra

Teaching Fellow in French and Francophone Studies

B.A., Aix-Marseille University; M.A., Sorbonne Nouvelle University
Area of expertise: French studies

Ashley Gorham

Ashley Gorham

Assistant Professor of Government

B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., University of Maryland; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of expertise: democratic theory, modern political thought, and politics of technology

Peter Guiden

Peter Guiden

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.A., Wabash College; M.S., Miami University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of expertise: climate change, invasive species, novel ecosystems, plant-animal interactions, and seed predation

Yu-Ping Huang

Yu-Ping Huang

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Literatures

B.A., Tunghai University

Ignacio Huerta Bravo

Ignacio Huerta Bravo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

B.A., M.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: contemporary Spain, Fascism, Francoism, and Spanish Civil War

Fathima (Shaznene) Hussain

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

B.A., University of Arkansas; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Areas of expertise: global political economy, decolonial, Postcolonial, and transnational feminisms, and international human rights law

Michael Ihde

Michael Ihde

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.A., Queens College; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Will Kidder

Will Kidder

Lecturer in Philosophy

B.L.S., Salem State University; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY Albany
Areas of expertise: ethics and moral psychology

Woei Wei Koay

Woei Wei Koay

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Literatures (Chinese)

B.A., National University of Taiwan

Amy Koenig

Amy Koenig

Assistant Professor of Classics

B.A., Yale University; M.St., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Harvard University
Areas of expertise: Roman imperial literature, the Greek and Roman novel, ancient medicine, and Greek papyrology

Preity Kumar

Preity Kumar

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., York University

Hannah Lau

Hannah Lau

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

B.A., M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of expertise: zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, increasing social complexity, archaeology of southwest Asia, and archaeology of the South Caucasus

Michael Lipkin

Michael Lipkin

Visiting Assistant Professor of German

B.A., Binghamton University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of expertise: literary realism, ethics, political and social history of Germany, and documentary literature

Alicia Luhrssen-Zombek

Alicia Luhrssen-Zombek

Lecturer in Environmental Studies

B.I.D., M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Areas of expertise: food system, regenerative agriculture, soil health science, plant nutrition, climate-smart farming, reclamation agriculture for underserved communities, community engagement, food business, entrepreneurship, and food safety

Pedram Maghsoud-Nia

Pedram Maghsoud-Nia

Visiting Instructor in Government

B.A., Tehran University; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University
Areas of expertise: comparative politics, political theory, Middle East politics, and international security

Ryan Martinie

Ryan Martinie

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Calvin College; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Areas of expertise: biochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, enzymology, and natural product biosynthesis

William (Billy) Mea

William (Billy) Mea

Distinguished Lecturer in American Public Policy and Practice

B.A., Loyola University of Chicago; M.S., Eisenhower School, National Defense University; M.A., Xavier University; Ph.D., Auburn University

Alessandro Moscaritolo Palacio

Alessandro Moscaritolo Palacio

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

B.A., M.A., Universidad Central de Venezuela; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago
Areas of expertise: philosophy of love and sex, feminist philosophy, medical ethics, and aesthetics

Abigail Myers

Abigail Myers

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Ph.D., West Virginia University

Brisa Núñez García

Brisa Núñez García

Visiting Instructor in Hispanic Studies

B.A., Universidad Mayor de San Simón; M.A., Bowling Green State University; M.Sc., Ph.D., Georgetown University
Areas of expertise: 20th and 21st Century Latin American literature and cultural studies, Subaltern studies, and Testimonio in Hispanic Literature

Tonia Passwater

Tonia Passwater

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

B.M., Jacksonville University; M.M., CUNY, Brooklyn College; Ph.D., CUNY, The Graduate Center
Areas of expertise: women composers; Modernism; American music of the 19th and 20th centuries; reception history; race, gender, social class, and music; and opera and the Enlightenment

Deidre Pierson

Deidre Pierson

Associate Director of Athletics and Associate Professor of Physical Education

Misha Rai

Misha Rai

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

B.A., University of Delhi; M.F.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A., University of Leicester; Ph.D., Florida State University
Areas of expertise: history of the novel, the political novel, the transnational novel, fiction, nonfiction, emergency narratives, and literary suspense

Noelle Relles

Noelle Relles

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Biology

Seth Reiser

Lecturer in Theatre

B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.F.A., NYU, Tisch School of the Arts

Martin Shedd

Martin Shedd

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Indiana University

Julia Shove

Julia Shove

Lecturer in Dance and Movement Studies

B.S., Utica College

Evelyn Skoy

Evelyn Skoy

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A., Michigan Technological University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
Areas of expertise: economics of education, marriage/family economics, and labor economics

Haruka Snyder

Haruka Snyder

Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese)

M.A., Syracuse University

Mariah Stember

Mariah Stember

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Areas of expertise: women’s, gender and sexuality studies, gender scholarship, feminist theory, interdisciplinary feminist scholarship, African studies, public policy, memory studies, and global health

Emi Tasho

Emi Tasho

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese)

B.A., Kanda University of International Studies

Laura Tillery

Laura Tillery

Assistant Professor of Art History

B.A., McGill University; M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of expertise: Medieval and early modern art in Northern Europe, Scandinavian studies, economics and trade, religious iconography, and history and methods of art history

Justine Weber

Justine Weber

Lecturer in Biology

B.S., Messiah (College) University

Priyangika Wickramarachchi

Priyangika Wickramarachchi

Visiting Assistant Professor Physics

B.S., University of Colombo; M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Areas of expertise: theoretical high energy physics, physics education research

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