Graduate Programs Faculty

Molly Borowitz
(she/ella)
Assistant Professor
Critical theory, religious literature, colonial historiography, subject formation, the Baroque, early capitalism, early modern institutions, maps

Héctor Campos
(he/él)
Associate Professor
Theoretical and comparative syntax, structure of the Noun Phrase in Balkan Romance as well as in Greek and Albanian, left periphery in Spanish, dialect variation in Eastern Romance, and interface between syntax and morphology

Víctor Fernández-Mallat
(he/él)
Assistant Professor
of Spanish Linguistics
Sociolinguistics • Language and identities • Language attitudes • Spanish in the US • Forms of address• Linguistic Landscapes

Michael J. Ferreira
(he/ele)
Associate Professor
Director, Portuguese Language Program; Co-Director Rio de Janeiro Summer Program
Linguistics Corpus linguistics, historical linguistics, paleography

Emily C. Francomano
(she/ella)
Professor & Chair
Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Comparative Literature, Manuscript Cultures, Book History, Medievalism’s, Translation, Critical Theory, Gender Studies, Digital Humanities

Tania Gentic
(she/ella)
Associate Professor
Contemporary transatlantic literature and culture; sound studies; literary
journalism and new media; critical theory; nation and globalization; immigration and
travel

Elena Herburger
(she/ella)
Associate professor
Semantics, pragmatics, syntax semantics interface, Spanish, German

Francisco LaRubia-Prado
(he/él)
Professor
Intellectual history, literary theory, animal studies, and Spanish and comparative literature (mainly from the Enlightenment to 21st-Century)

Ronald P. Leow

Professor
Language curriculum development, teacher education, Instructed Language Learning, psycholinguistics, cognitive processes in language learning, research methodology, and CALL

Adam Lifshey

Professor
Modern Latin American literature, film and music within global contexts

Alfonso Morales-Front
(he/él)
Associate Professor
Spanish phonology, second language acquisition of phonetics and phonology, study abroad, and constraint-based approaches to linguistics

Vivaldo Santos
(he/ele)
Associate Professor
Brazilian literature and culture, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Latin American avant-garde, Latin American literature, Brazilian cinema, Brazilian popular music, literature and economics, soccer and culture, the enlightenment, luxury and material culture, Portuguese as a heritage language, Portuguese as a Foreign language, children literature

Cristina Sanz

Professor
Multilingualism across the lifespan, individual differences and learning contexts’ interactions, curricular design and implementation with/out technology, study abroad, research methods

Patrícia Vieira
(she/ella)
Professor
Comparative Literature, Literature and Philosophy, Literary Theory, Utopian Studies and Environmental Studies

Alejandro Yarza

Associate Professor
of Spanish
Contemporary Spanish Film and Literature; Spanish Cultural History; Fascist Aesthetics; Film and Media Theory; Critical Theory.