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Faculty

Soheila Amirsoleimani
Associate Professor, Persian
801-585-3011 | LNCO 1951
soheila1@gmail.com

Education: Ph.D., 1995, University of Michigan
Interests: Classical Persian texts; history, historiography, & the literature of the early Perso-Islamic world

Gary Atwood-Mendez
Assistant Professor (Lect.), Spanish
801-581-5229 | LNCO 1213
gary.atwood@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2006, University of California, Irvine
Interests: Peninsular Literature and Culture, Poetry, Queer Studies

Shoji Azuma
Professor, Japanese
801-581-7326 | LNCO 1225
shoji_azuma@yahoo.co.jp

Education: Ph.D., 1991, University of Texas at Austin
Interests: Japanese studies, sociolinguistics, Japanese linguistics

Yoko Azuma
Instructor, Japanese
801-581-5331 | LNCO 1311
y.azuma@utah.edu

Karin Baumgartner
Professor, German
801-585-3001 | LNCO 1323
karin.baumgartner@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1999, Washington University in St. Louis
Interests:
Travel literature, the historical novel, Swiss Studies, feminist theories 1789-present, transnational literature

Tim Cannon
Instructor (Lecturer), Spanish
801-581-7561 | LNCO 1966
tim.cannon@utah.edu

Education: M.A., University of Utah
InterestsLearning abroad, travel, second language acquisition and pedagogy, literature, culture, and Don Quixote.

Alexis Christensen
Assistant Professor (Lect.), Classics
801-581-6057 | LNCO 1419
alexis.christensen@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2006, Florida State University
Interests: Roman archaeology, Latin literature & epigraphy, mythology, classical reception, Roman history

Talía Dajes
Assistant Professor, Spanish
801-585-3003 | LNCO 1421
t.dajes@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2013, University of Michigan
Interests:
Latin American Literature, Film and Visual Culture

Thérèse De Raedt
Associate Professor, French
801-587-7766 | LNCO 1958
therese.de-raedt@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2000, University of California, Davis
Interests: Modern French literature & culture, film & visual culture, Francophone literatures & cultures

Nathan P. Devir
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
801-585-3000 | LNCO 1325
nathan.devir@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2010, Pennsylvania State University
Interests: Religious Studies; Jewish Civilization; African Studies; Cultural Studies

Isabel Dulfano
Professor of Spanish
801-581-4605 | LNCO 1956
id2@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1993, Yale University
Interests: Indigenous Feminist Studies; Business and Culture

Christine Everaert
Associate Professor, Hindi
801-581-8381 | LNCO 1215
christine.everaert@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2006, Ghent University, Belgium
Interests: Hindi & Urdu 20th-century short stories; Comparative (socio-) linguistics between Hindi and Urdu; Subversive Indo-Pakistani literature; Sufism and Shi’ism in South Asia

Elizabeth Ewaskio

Elizabeth Ewaskio
Instructor (Lecturer), Russian
801-581-7561 | LNCO 1302
elizabeth.ewaskio@utah.edu

Education: MA., Middlebury College
Interests: Foreign Language Pedagogy, L2 Russian, Translation, Central Asia

Tanya Flores
Assistant Professor, Spanish
801-581-5439 | LNCO 1209
tanya.flores@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2014, Indiana University Bloomington
Interests: Sociolinguistics, Phonetics

Katharina Gerstenberger
Professor, German
801-585-7908 | LNCO 1960
katharina.gerstenberger@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1993, Cornell University
Interests: Contemporary German literature; Environmental Humanities; women’s literature; feminist theory; autobiography studies; city literature

David Michael Gruenbaum
Assistant Professor (Lect.), German
801-581-7722 | LNCO 1312
m.gruenbaum@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2012, University of Kansas
Interests: Germanic Language History, Philology & Dialectology; Mythology; Medievalism; Arthurian Romance; German Film; Old Norse and Danish

Gema Guevara
Associate Professor, Spanish
801-585-3005 | LNCO 1317
g.guevara@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1999, University of California, San Diego
Interests: Latin American Literature and Caribbean Studies

Jane F. Hacking
Professor, Russian
801-581-6688 | LNCO 1930
j.hacking@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1993, University of Toronto
Interests: L2 Russian; L2 Phonology; Dual Language Immersion; Language Proficiency

Anna M Hodgson

Anna Murta Hodgson
Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Portuguese
801-581-7737 | LNCO 1211
anna.hodgson@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2018, University of Arkansas
Interests: Portuguese Language and Literature, Business Portuguese, Brazilian Cinema.

Sae Kawase

Sae Kawase
Instructor (Lecturer), Japanese
801-581-7754 | LNCO 1425
sae.kawase@utah.edu

Education: MA., 2002, Durham University (UK)
Interests: Japanese Language Pedagogy, Language Teaching and ICT, Curriculum Design

Janet Kerr

Janet Kerr
Instructor (Lecturer), Chinese
801-585-3004 | LNCO 1324
chenghuahu@msn.com

Hyesun Kim
Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Korean
801-585-3012 | LNCO 1223
hyesun.kim@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2018, University of Utah
Interests: Heritage language Education among Korean-American family, language ideologies and identities, Bilingual Education

Chisato Kojima

Chisato Kojima
Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Japanese
801-581-4395 | LNCO 1328
kojima.c@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2019, Indiana University
Interests: Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Phonology (L2 phonology), Laboratory Phonology, and Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Natalya Kuznetsova
Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Russian
801-581-6005 | LNCO 1207
natalya.kuznetsova@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2018, West Virginia University
Interests: Russian language pedagogy, bi/multilingualism (both acquired through second language studies, hereditary, and contextual) and identity, language ideology 

Anne Lair
Professor (Lect.), French
801-581-7534 | LNCO 1212
anne.lair@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2003, The Ohio State University
Interests: The teaching of culture; pedagogy; cultural aspects of the French business world; the symbolism of culinary art in French culture, literature, and art

Christopher Lewis
Assistant Professor, Portuguese
801-581-4604 | LNCO 1423
christopher.t.lewis@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2011, Harvard University
Interests: 21st-century Brazilian Literature, Machado de Assis, time studies, intersections of music, politics, literature, and cinema throughout the Lusophone world

Giuliana Marple
Instructor, Italian
801-585-3008 | LNCO 1303
g.c.marple@utah.edu

Education: M.A.T., University of Utah
BA, French Literature & International Relations, Brigham Young University.

Joseph Metz
Associate Professor, German
801-581-7620 | LNCO 1964
joseph.metz@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1999, Harvard University
Interests: Aesthetics and affect; the sublime; Austrian & German Realism & Modernism; Literary Theory; Lyric poetry; Contemplative pedagogy & empathy

Erin O’Connell
Associate Professor, Classics
801-585-3012 | LNCO 1223
erin.oconnell@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1996, University of California, Santa Cruz
Interests: Ancient Greek literature & philosophy: Homeric epic, Classical Greek Drama, Pre-Socratic philosophy; Literary and Critical Theory, Global Humanities

Alejandro Quin
Assistant Professor, Spanish
801-587-8524 | LNCO 1219
a.quin@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2011, University of Michigan
Interests: Latin American Literature and Culture

Gerald Root
Professor, French
801-581-4936 | LNCO 1213
jerry.root@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1990, University of Michigan
Interests: Medieval literature & culture, text and image spirituality, manuscripts

Fernando Rubio
Professor, Spanish
801-581-4610| LNCO 1930
fernando.rubio@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2000, SUNY at Buffalo
Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching Methodology

Lucía Rubio
Instructor, Spanish
801-585-3006 | LNCO 1228
lucia.rubio@utah.edu

Education: M.A., University of Utah

Interests: (DLI) Dual Language Education, L2 Assessment and Teaching.

Shereen Salah
Instructor, Arabic
801-585-0639 | LNCO 1226
shereen.salah@utah.edu

Education: M.A., 2008, Brigham Young University

Randall Stewart
Associate Professor, Classics
801-581-7722 | LNCO 1317
randall.stewart@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1985, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Interests: Greek fortune telling book known as the Sortes Astrampsychi, papyrology, Coptic language

Yunwen Su
Assistant Professor, Chinese
801-581-5994 | LNCO 1203
yunwen.su@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2017, Indiana University Bloomington
Interests: Acquisition and assessment of second language pragmatics

Cindi Textor
Assistant Professor, Japanese
801-581-4608 | LNCO 1205
cindi.textor@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2016, University of Washington
Interests: modern Japanese literature, modern Korean literature, Zainichi literature, empire and post- colonialism, critical race studies, translation

Deberniere Torrey
Assistant Professor, Korean
801-581-7990 | LNCO 1221
d.torrey@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2010, Pennsylvania State University
Interests: Korean culture, religion, & literature; religion & identity; intellectual history & identity; East-West exchange & influence

Margaret Toscano
Chair; Associate Professor, Classics
801-581-4768 | LNCO 1417
margaret.toscano@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2002, University of Utah
Interests: gender & sexuality, myth & religion, reception of ancient Classical world in film, Mormon feminism

Margaret Wan
Associate Professor, Chinese
801-581-6059 | LNCO 1952
margaret.wan@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2000, Harvard University
Interests: Popular culture in Late Imperial China; Chinese vernacular fiction of the Ming & Qing; martial arts novels; Digital Humanities

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren
Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish
801-581-7591 | LNCO 1313
u6026457@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2018, University of California, Los Angeles
Interests: Contemporary Peninsular cultural studies, Post-Franco Spanish politics, Historical memory, Catalan studies 

Fusheng Wu
Professor, Chinese
801-581-6056 | LNCO 1315
fusheng.wu@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 1995, Brown University
Interests: Classical Chinese poetry, East-West comparative literature and poetics, translation studies

John Wynne
Associate Professor, Classics
801-581-8384 | LNCO 1321
john.wynne@utah.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2008, Cornell University
Interests: Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, especially of the Hellenistic and later periods; Cicero; philosophy of religion and philosophical scepticism

 
 
Last Updated: 10/21/19