Faculty Members

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Lee Medovoi
Department Head, English
Email: medovoi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-9917
Office: 445 Modern Languages Bldg

Lee Medovoi is a Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of Arizona.  A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, he was the founding director of the Portland Center for Public Humanities and a...
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Daniel F Cooper Alarcon
Associate Professor, English
Email: dfcooper@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7394
Office: 490 Modern Languages Bldg

Daniel Cooper Alarcon is dedicated to both research and teaching. Some of his additional interests include studies of travel, tourism, and migration; Latino/Latina literatures; American literature.

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Susan Briante
Associate Professor, Creative Writing and Literature
Email: sbriante@email.arizona.edu
Office: M LNG 336

Susan Briante’s most recent book The Market Wonders (Ahsahta Press) was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. The Kenyon Review calls it “masterful at every turn.”  She is also the author of the poetry...
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David Sterling Brown
Assistant Professor
Email: davidsbrown@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0771
FAX: (520) 621-7397
Office: ML474

David Sterling Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona (U of A) where he teaches Shakespeare and early modern English literature. In addition to being a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a 2016-2018 Duke University SITPA Scholar, he...
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Meg L Brown
Professor, English
Email: mlbrown@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7393
Office: 492 Modern Languages Bldg
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Bryan Carter
Associate Professor
Email: bryancarter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-0110
Office: Learning Services Building 242

Dr. Bryan Carter received his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is an Assistant Professor in Africana Studies, specializing in African American literature of the 20th Century with a primary focus on the Harlem Renaissance and a secondary emphasis on...
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Roger Dahood
Professor, English
Email: rdahood@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1920
Office: 465 Modern Languages Bldg

Roger Dahood's  pubpublications include The Avowing of King Arthur: A Critical Edition (1984; rpt Routledge, 2014); Ancrene Riwle:...
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Lawrence J Evers
Professor, English
Email: levers@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3416
Office: 365 Modern Languages Bldg

Larry Evers is a professor in the Literature Program.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a post-doctoral fellow in Anthropology at the University of Chicago.   Founding editor of Sun Tracks: an American Indian Literary Series published by the...
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Amy Fatzinger
Affiliate Faculty
Email: fatzinge@ais.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8440
Office: Harvill, Room 235B

Amy Fatzinger, Ph.D. (American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, 2008) is an Associate Professor in American Indian Studies.  She currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for AIS and as the Associate Curator for the University of Arizona's American Indian Film Gallery (...
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Jerrold E Hogle
Professor, English
Email: hogle@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1840
Office: 342 Modern Languages Bldg

Dr. Jerrold E. (Jerry) Hoglewhose Ph.D. is from Harvard University (where he won the Howard Mumford Jones Thesis Prize), is Professor and University Distinguished Professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of English.   The winner of...
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Paul Hurh
Associate Professor, English
Email: jphurh@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5241
Office: 427 Modern Languages Bldg

Paul Hurh’s research and teaching is primarily in the field of nineteenth-century American literature.  His work has focused on questions of literary aesthetics, philosophy, and intellectual history.   His book, American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in...
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Jennifer Jenkins
Professor, English, Film, Archival Studies
Email: jenkinsj@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0774
Office: 461 Modern Languages Bldg

Jennifer Jenkins works at the intersections of literature, film, and archives, teaching in both the English department and the iSchool at the University of Arizona. Publications on literature include essays in ESQ, The Henry James...
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Frederick P Kiefer
Professor, English
Email: fkiefer@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7398
Office: 467 Modern Languages Bldg
Frederick Kiefer is University Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he teaches Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. He earned his B.A. in English at Loyola College, Maryland, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard University. He is the author of English Drama from “...
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Marcia Klotz
Assistant Professor
Email: mklotz@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1836
Office: Modern Languages Rm 445

Marcia Klotz received her Ph.D. From Stanford University in 1994.  Since then, she has taught at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the University of California at Irvine,  and Portland State University before coming to the University of Arizona in 2013.  She teaches a wide variety of...
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Manya Lempert
Assistant Professor, English
Email: mlempert@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
FAX: (520) 621-7397
Office: ML 423

Manya Lempert is an Assistant Professor of English literature. She received her B.A. in English and French from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels, which she studies in conjunction...
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Geta J Leseur-Brown
Professor, English
Email: getal@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
Office: 488 Modern Languages Bldg
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Lauren Camille Mason
Assistant Professor
Email: lmason@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
Office: 445 Modern Languages Bldg

Lauren Camille Mason received her PhD in English from Michigan State University (Go Spartans!).  Her research interests include visual culture, urbanism, and globalism in contemporary novels and films.  She is currently working on a book-length project that examines photographic...
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John J Melillo
Assistant Professor, English
Email: johnmelillo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
Office: 424 Modern Languages Bldg

John Melillo is an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University in 2010. John was an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at the University of Arizona from the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2013. His book project, ...
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Gerald C Monsman
Professor, English
Email: monsman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-6157
Office: 367 Modern Languages Bldg

Gerald Monsman is Professor and former Head of the Department, where he specializes in nineteenth-century British and Anglo-African literature. Previously as Professor at Duke University he had been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and, while part of the Duke program...
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Tenney Nathanson
Professor, English; Director of the Graduate Literature Program; Director of Graduate Studies
Email: nathanso@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1091
FAX: (520) 621-7397 (attn: Tenney Nathanson)
Office: 431 Modern Languages Bldg

Tenney Nathanson (PhD, Columbia University) is Director of the Graduate Literature Program and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in American poetry, poetics, and close reading. His critical book Whitman'...
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Homer B. Pettey
Professor, Film and Comparative Literature
Email: petteyh@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0778
Office: 442 Modern Languages Bldg

Homer B. Pettey serves as the General/Founding Editor for three scholarly book series.  Global Film Studios and International Film Stars are current series for Edinburgh University Press.  Global Film Directors is a new series for Rutgers University Press.  He is also...
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Suresh Somnath Raval
Professor, English
Email: sraval@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7403
Office: 440 Modern Languages Bldg

Suresh Raval's interests include modern British fiction, Anglophone post-colonial fiction, literary theory, postcolonial studies, and globalization and literary studies represent my areas of teaching and research. Some of...
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Charles W Scruggs
University Distinguished Professor
Email: scruggs@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3527
Office: 332 Modern Languages Bldg

Charles Scruggs is a professor of American literature at the University of Arizona. He is the author of The Sage in Harlem: H.L. Mencken and the Black Writers of the 1920s (Johns Hopkins UP, 1984) and Sweet Home: Invisible Cities in the Afro-American Novel (Johns Hopkins UP,...
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Scott Selisker
Assistant Professor
Email: selisker@email.arizona.edu
Office: 470 Modern Languages Bldg

Scott Selisker's research and teaching focus on post-WWII U.S. literature, with emphases on science and technology studies and the digital humanities. He received his PhD in English at the University of Virginia in 2010 and taught at Macalester College and UCSB (as an ACLS New Faculty...
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Charles E Sherry
Associate Professor, English
Email: csherry@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-6214
Office: 421 Modern Languages Bldg
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Johanna Skibsrud
Assistant Professor
Email: jskibsrud@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
Office: 430 Modern Languages Bldg

Johanna Skibsrud is an Assistant Professor with a special interest in modern poetry and philosophy and critical theory. She completed her PhD from the University of Montreal in 2012 with a dissertation on the poetry of Wallace Stevens, and was awarded a Social Sciences and...
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Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan
Assistant Professor
Email: rtsrinivasan@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1836
FAX: 520-621-7397
Office: Modern Languages 427

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan joins the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor of English. She holds a B.A. in Literature from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric with an emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley. Trained as an...
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Franci A Washburn
Associate Professor, American Indian Studies
Email: washburn@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8581
Office: 470 Modern Languages Bldg

Franci Washburn holds a BA with a double major in English/Spanish; an MA in English (Creative Writing, Fiction) and a Ph.D. in American Studies with an emphasis in Cultural Studies, all from the University of New Mexico. Her dissertation, Beauty of Sound and Meaning...
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Susan M White
Professor, English
Email: swhite@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7404
Office: 434 Modern Languages Bldg
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Thomas S Willard
Professor, English
Email: willard@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1154
Office: 330 Modern Languages Bldg

Thomas Willard has been at the University of Arizona since 1978. He teaches late medieval and early modern literature, Shakespeare, literary analysis and research, comparative literature.

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Lynda M Zwinger
Professor, English
Email: lyndaz@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7401
Office: 469 Modern Languages Bldg
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