Faculty Members

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Susan H Aiken
Professor Emerita & University Distinguished Professor
Email: sha@email.arizona.edu
Susan Hardy Aiken (Ph.D., Duke University), University Distinguished Professor, teaches and writes about nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature and culture, gender studies, and poetry. A founding member of the University of Arizona Women’s Studies Program...
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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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Laura C Berry
Associate Professor, English
Email: berry@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-6901
Office: ML 340
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Susan Briante
Associate Professor, Creative Writing and Literature
Email: sbriante@email.arizona.edu
Office: MLNG 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 collections Pioneers in the Study of Motion and Utopia Minus...
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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
Affiliate Faculty
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 digital culture....
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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: Introduction and Part One (co‑edited and translated with R. W. Ackerman, 1984) and essays on Old and Middle...
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Lawrence J Evers
Professor Emeritus, 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 (https...
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Jerrold E Hogle
Professor Emeritus & University Distinguished Professor
Email: hogle@email.arizona.edu
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 Guggenheim...
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Paul Hurh
Director of Undergraduate Studies & Associate Professor
Email: jphurh@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
Office: Modern Languages 445
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 Edwards, Poe, and...
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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 Review, Twentieth Century...
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Frederick P Kiefer
Professor, English & University Distinguished Professor
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 “Everyman”...
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Manya Lempert
Assistant Professor
Email: mlempert@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
FAX: (520) 621-7397
Office: ML 423
Manya Lempert is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona. 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 the nineteenth- and twentieth-century novel, which she reads in...
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Geta J Leseur-Brown
Professor Emerita, English
Email: getal@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
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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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Lee Medovoi
Professor, English
Email: medovoi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-9917
Office: 471 Modern Languages Bldg
Lee Medovoi is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona and Chair of the Program in Social, Cultural and Critical Theory.  A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, he was the founding director of the...
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John J Melillo
Assistant Professor
Email: johnmelillo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1836
Office: Online only
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, Outside In: ...
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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 in creative...
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Tenney Nathanson
Professor, English
Email: nathanso@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1091
FAX: (520) 621-7397 (attn: Tenney Nathanson)
Office: 482 Modern Languages Bldg
Tenney Nathanson (PhD, Columbia University) teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in contemporary  American poetry, modernist poetry and poetics, nineteenth century American poetry, American Buddhism and American poetry, and close reading. His critical book Whitman's...
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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 on...
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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 my research is focused on intersections...
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Scott Selisker
Associate 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 Fellow)...
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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 interdisciplinary...
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Franci A Washburn
Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, Affiliate Faculty
Email: washburn@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8581
Office: Harvill 214
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: An Analysis of...
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Susan M White
Professor, English
Email: swhite@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7404
Office: 378 Modern Languages Bldg
Susan White is Professor of Film and Comparative Literature in the Department of English at the University of Arizona.  After completing undergraduate degrees at Université Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle (Cinema) and UC Berkeley (Semiotics), White received her M.A. in French and her Ph.D. at the...
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Thomas S Willard
Professor, English
Email: willard@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1154
Office: 494 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; Director of the Graduate Literature Program; Director of Graduate Studies
Email: lyndaz@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1679
Office: 431 Modern Languages Bldg
Lynda Zwinger teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the novel, epic fantasy fiction, psychoanalytic literary theory, the monstrous, and fairy tales. Her current project entangles questions of the novel, time, and subjectivity with the transgressive complications presented by narratives of  ...
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