Research Interests

African Studies

Naima Hachad: North African literature and cultural productions.

Elizabeth Lang: Political, economic, social and cultural issues in Francophone Africa and international development.

Arab Studies

George Berg: Empirical research in applied linguistics with a focus on the development of communicative-based teaching materials for students of Arabic.

Erez Naaman: Arabic language, literature, and culture in the medieval and Pre-Modern Islamic world.

Asian Studies

Svetlana Xu: Philosophy, literature, Chinese culture, and communication.

Xiaoquan Zhang: Literature and culture of late imperial China.

European Studies

Ranieri Moore Cavaceppi: 16th century Italian Hospitaller Knights and 20th century literature and modern cinema.

Alina Israeli: Russian linguistics and literature.

William Quirk: German, English, and French literature from the Romanticism to the present.

Olga Rojer: Marginalized literature of the German speaking exile in Latin America.

Latin American Studies

Ester Holtermann: Immigration and the Latino community.

Amy Oliver: Marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo in Latin America.

Nuria Vilanova: Impact of migration on cultural production and narratives of violence and poverty.

Brenda Werth: Professor Werth specializes in contemporary Latin American theater. Her areas of interest include performance, memory studies, documentary theater, and film. She teaches courses on diverse aspects of the Southern Cone, including Postdictatorial literature, performance, and human rights.

Teaching Methodology and Linguistic Studies

Naomi Baron: Student usage and attitudes towards mobile phones in Sweeden, the U.S., Japan, and Korea.

Lilian Baeza-Mendoza: The use of media as a language learning tool and learning disabilities in the language classroom.

Luis Cerezo: Empirical research methods with audiovisual technology for second language learning.

Henry Chip Gerfen: Phonology and linguistic studies.

Recent Publications