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Current Graduate Students

French

Laure Bordas-Isner
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Research interests:
• 17th and 18th century popular culture
• Crime fiction
• History of the press
• The Enlightenment

Ashley Byczkowski (on leave AY 2016-2017—Charles V)
Research interests:
• 19th century French literature, particularly the aesthetics of Theophile Gautier- exoticism and l’art pour l’art (Art for Art’s Sake)
• Art and Art Criticism in literature, Aesthetics of art in 19th century France
• Literary translation- 19th century French poetry

Charlotte Cordesse
Exchange student, Université de Lausanne
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Monday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or by appointment
902 Clemens Hall
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Elham Dehghanipour
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Monday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or by appointment
926 Clemens Hall
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Gabrielle Duval (on leave)
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Benoit Ngolo
Office Hours:  Spring 2017 – Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or by appointment
908 Clemens Hall
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Geneviève Oliveira
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. or by appointment
932 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• Folktales and Contemporary Tales of Quebec
• Urban Legends
• Orality
• Musicality and Rhythm

Ute Inselmann (on leave AY 2016-2017, Université de Lausanne/Switzerland)
Research Interests:
• 20th-century fantastic literature in French, Spanish, and German
• Narrative Theory

Cindi Jones
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Maria-Gratias Sinon
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Monday and Friday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. or by appointment
932 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• Body aesthetics of the transnational black woman
• Oppression of the transnational black woman
• Feminism in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa and the Francophone Caribbean

Matthew Skrzypczyk
Office Hours:  Spring 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. or by appointment
926 Clemens Hall
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Imène Torkhani
Exchange student, Charles V/Denis Diderot/Paris, France
Office Hours:  Spring 2017 – Monday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. or by appointment
902 Clemens Hall
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Guillaume Yoboue
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Monday and Friday, 2:30-4:00 p.m. or by appointment
926 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:

• Religious practices in African, Caribbean and French Literatures
• Africa and the African Diaspora
• African history with a focus on the European expansion and the colonial and contemporary periods

Spanish

Joelle Carota
Office Hours:  Spring 2017  – Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or by appointment
908 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• Bilingualism
• Code Switching
• Heritage Learners

Lori Chilcott
Research Interests:
• Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance theater and dialogues
• Cross-cultural publications
• Pedagogy and theories on L2 instruction

Diana Patricia Cortes Evans
Office Hours:  Spring 2017 – Monday and Friday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or by appointment
936 Clemens Hall
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Matthew Dearstyne
Office Hours:  Spring 2017 – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or by appointment
934 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature
• Baroque and Neobaroque Literature
• Transatlantic and Cultural Studies

Emily Devito
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Maria Andrea Diaz Miranda
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Monday and Friday, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or by appointment
938 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• Latin American cinema
• Media Studies
• Critical Theory
• Gender Studies

Gabrielle Duval (on leave)

Felipe Hugueño Machuca Alfaya
Office Hours:  Spring 2017 – Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. or by appointment
934 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture
• Southern Cone Studies
• Latin American Dictatorship Studies
• Hispanic Poetry

Yuting Jia
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Monday and Wednesday, 10:00-11:00 a.m. or by appointment
926 Clemens Hall
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Aleksandra Kajtaz
Office Hours:  Spring 2017, Monday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or by appointment
926 Clemens Hall
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Megan Lyons
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or by appointment
906 Clemens Hall
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Valentina Marulanda Ospina
Office Hours:  Spring 2017 – Monday and Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or by appointment
906 Clemens Hall
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Miguel Matos
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. or by appointment
936 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• Language Acquisition
• Mythology
• Psychoanalysis
• Food & Culture

Zurisaday  Moreno-Nerey
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Gregory Przybyla
Office Hours: Spring 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday by appointment
908 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• 20th Century Latin American Literature & Culture
• Southern Cone Literature and Culture
• (Urban) Space in Latin America
• Cultural Production of the margins
• 20th Century Latin American Literature & Culture
• Political Theory

Eva Santos Garcia
Office Hours:  Spring 2017, Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or by appointment
934 Clemens Hall
Research Interests:
• Spanish Theatre & Cinema

Nicole Marie Sedor
Office Hours: Spring 2017 – Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or by appointment
926 Clemens Hall
Research interests:
• Spanish Linguistics

Fernando Simon Abad
Office Hours:  Spring 2017, Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. or by appointment
936 Clemens Hall
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Wendy Ureña
Office Hours:  Spring 2017, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or by appointment
926 Clemens Hall
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Kitty Xie
Office Hours:  Spring 2017, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or by appointment
938 Clemens Hall
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