People

Core Faculty

Beatrice Arduini

Beatrice Arduini, Associate Professor

Department of French & Italian Studies

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: Medieval Italian literature, Dante studies, manuscript culture, and textual studies.

Jennifer Dubrow

Jennifer Dubrow, Associate Professor

Department of Asian Languages and Literatures

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: Print culture in South Asia, Hindi and Urdu literary modernisms in post-independence India and Pakistan.

Hannah Frydman

Hannah Frydman, Assistant Professor

Department of French & Italian Studies

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: Specialist in the cultural history of modern France, and especially interested in labor, capitalism, media, reading, gender, sexuality, and the racial politics of reproduction.

Jeffrey Todd Knight

Jeffrey Todd Knight, Associate Professor

Department of English

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: Early modern English literature, Shakespeare, and the history of books and reading.

Selim Kuru

Selim Kuru, Associate Professor

Department of Middle Eastern Languages & Civilization

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: History of Western Turkish literature and literary culture, formulations of gender in Ottoman and Modern Turkish literatures, literary circles and literary competition in Anatolian Turkic city-states and the Ottoman Empire.

Anna Preus

Anna Preus, Assistant Professor

Department of English

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: 20th-century literature in English and data science in the humanities.

Upcoming courses: TXTDS 267 A / ENGL 267 A: Data Science and the Humanities (AU 2022)

Juliet Sperling

Juliet Sperling, Assistant Professor

School of Art + Art History + Design

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: A scholar of American art, with research and teaching interests that concentrate in three intersecting thematic areas: the art and material culture of North America from colonial settlement to the mid twentieth century; the theories and objects of media studies; and the construction of categories of race, ethnicity, and difference in visual culture.

Geoffrey Turnovsky

Geoffrey Turnovsky, Associate Professor

Department of French & Italian Studies

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: Literary and cultural history of early modern France and Europe, with an emphasis on print culture, early modern media, the profession of authorship, and on readers and publics in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Upcoming courses: TXTDS 414 A / FRENCH 420 A / TXTDS 504 A: Digital Editing and Text Processing for Publication / Texts, Publics, and Publication (AU 2022)

Melanie Walsh

Melanie Walsh, Assistant Teaching Professor

Information School

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: Digital humanities, cultural analytics, literature.

Helene Williams

Helene Williams, Teaching Professor

Information School

Department Homepage | Email

Scholarly interests: Collection development, academic librarianship, digital humanities.

Associated Librarians

Verletta Kern

Verletta Kern, Digital Scholarship Librarian

University Libraries

Department Homepage | Email

Sandra Kroupa

Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Books Curator

University Libraries

Department Homepage | Email

Kat Lewis

Kat Lewis, Assistant Book Arts and Rare Books Librarian

University Libraries

Department Homepage | Email

Deb Raftus

Deb Raftus, Librarian for French & Italian Studies, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and German Studies / Arts & Humanities Team Leader

University Libraries

Department Homepage | Email

Elliot Stevens

Elliot Stevens, English Studies & Research Commons Librarian

University Libraries

Department Homepage | Email

Support Staff

Amanda Demeter

Amanda Demeter, Academic Programs & Services Specialist

Department of French & Italian Studies

Department Homepage | Email

Michael Rich

Michael Rich, Program Coordinator

Department of French & Italian Studies

Department Homepage | Email