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David F. Bell, Professor with Tenure

Office: 209 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Nineteenth-century French literature and culture; critical theory; literature and science; literature and technology. Full Profile »

Germain Choffart, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 015 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Germain Choffart received a Master's Degree in French Literature from the University of Kentucky with an emphasis on 19th and 20th century works. He completed his Licence (B.A.) at the Université de Metz, France, where he specialized in American & British history, American & British... Full Profile »

Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 213 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3112

I am a specialist on the history and culture of the Atlantic world, with a focus on the Caribbean and particularly Haiti. I am the faculty director of the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, and write for magazines including the New Republic, Sports Illustrated, and the New Yorker.... Full Profile »

Laura Florand, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 02 Language Building, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Florand's current main interests are contemporary French language and culture and gastronomy. As a Fulbright Fellow, she also studied the ways language, dance, and literature were being used as part of a cultural renaissance in French Polynesia (Tahiti). She is an award-winning, international... Full Profile »

Anne Garreta, Research Professor of Literature

Office: 101D Friedl Bldg, Literature Program, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90670, Literature Program, Durham, NC 27708-0670

Phone: (919) 668-5389

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Christelle M Gonthier, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 015A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Fredric Jameson, Knut Schmidt Nielsen Professor of Comparative Literature

Office: 101 Friedl Bldg, 1316 Campus Drive Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-4155

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:30am, Thursdays by appointment.

Knut Schmidt-Nielsen Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies (French), and Director of the Center for Critical Theory. Professor Jameson received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1959 and taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of California before coming to Duke in 1985. He...

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Deborah Jenson, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Languages, Box 90257, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 668-0337

As the Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute I work with faculty and students in 18 departments and programs in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences to work toward a vibrant future of humanities contributions to the Duke mandate of "Knowledge in the Service of Society."... Full Profile »

Michele Longino, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 111 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Campus Box: Box 90257, Dept. of Romance Studies, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3121

Office Hours: By appointment. Generally available 2:40-4:40 p.m. T, Th

Professor of French & Italian Studies, received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and taught at Rice University before coming to Duke in 1989.  She is an early modern specialist on the French Classical age, 1650-1700. Her interests in the epistolary genre and in women's...

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Toril Moi, James B. Duke Professor of Literature

Office: 114 S. Buchanan Boulevard, B184 Smith Warehouse, Durham, NC 27708-0403

Campus Box: Box 90403, B184 Smith Warehouse, Durham, NC 27708-0403

Phone: (919) 668-6407

Toril Moi has three broad areas of interest: feminist theory and women's writing; the intersection of literature, philosophy and aesthetics; and ordinary language philosophy in the tradition of Wittgenstein, Cavell and Austin.

Toril Moi also works on theater. In her work on literature... Full Profile »

Jacques Pierre, Visiting Lecturer of Romance Studies

Office: 111 Lang Ctr, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3132

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Karine Provot, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 015 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Deborah Reisinger, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Office: 06 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-2420

Deb Reisinger, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies. She is an affiliate faculty member in the Duke Global Health Institute and in Markets and Management Studies.

Reisinger teaches courses in French for Specific Purposes, including...

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Anne-Gaelle Saliot, Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

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Helen Solterer, Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 217B Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3118

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 5-6 pm.
& by appt.

My research focuses on pre-modern literatures and cultures in French, and other vernaculars.  I understand fiction in historical action, shaped not only by the eventfulness of its first era, but equally by that of others, including the critic’s contemporary one.  
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Clare J. Tufts, Professor of the Practice of French

Office: 106 Language Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3126

Second language acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, la bande dessinée Full Profile »

Sandra Valnes Quammen, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 015B Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-8436

My research focuses on second language acquisition (primarily at the elementary level) and on pedagogical applications of technology. Full Profile »

Martha B van der Drift, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

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Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 213 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3112

I am a specialist on the history and culture of the Atlantic world, with a focus on the Caribbean and particularly Haiti. I am the faculty director of the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, and write for magazines including the New Republic, Sports Illustrated, and the New Yorker.... Full Profile »

Deborah Jenson, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Languages, Box 90257, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 668-0337

As the Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute I work with faculty and students in 18 departments and programs in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences to work toward a vibrant future of humanities contributions to the Duke mandate of "Knowledge in the Service of Society."... Full Profile »

Jacques Pierre, Visiting Lecturer of Romance Studies

Office: 111 Lang Ctr, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3132

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Mattia Begali, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-2436

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Laura Casa, Senior Lecturer of Romance Studies

Office: 04 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3116

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Della Chambless, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Roberto Maria Dainotto, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Office Hours: W 11:30-12:30pm, or by appointment

Modern and contemporary Italian culture. Publications include Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities (Cornell UP, 2000); Europe (in Theory) (Duke UP, 2007); The Mafia: A Cultural History (Reaction Books, 2015);  and the edited volume ... Full Profile »

Martin Eisner, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 07 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3129

Office Hours: Fall 2016: Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 by appointment.

Martin Eisner is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Duke University and Director of Graduate Studies for both the Department of Romance Studies and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He specializes in medieval Italian literature, particularly the works of...

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Luciana Fellin, Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Office: 105 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3117

Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 and by appointment (Languages 105)

Luciana Fellin (fellin@duke.edu) Associate Professor of the Practice of Italian and Linguistics, Director of the Italian Language Program. I received a Laurea in English and German Literature from the University of Bologna, and a Ph.D. from the University of...

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Valeria Finucci, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219E Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3119

Renaissance theater, epic, romance, and treatise; women writers, medical and literary understandings of the body, Venetian culture, Renaissance fashion, medicine in early modern Italy, New World's pharmacy, and psychoanalysis. Full Profile »

Matteo Gilebbi, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-2436

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00-11:00 am, and by appointment, in 014 Languages.


In my language classes, my aim is to expand students' knowledge of Italian language as well as their understanding of the relationships between language and culture by utilizing the perspective of various disciplines such as anthropology, animal studies, documentary studies, history,... Full Profile »

Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature

Office: 106 Friedl Building, Buchanan and Trinity, Durham, NC 27708-0670

Campus Box: Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0670

Phone: (919) 684-3408

Michael Hardt's writings explore the new forms of domination in the contemporary world as well as the social movements and other forces of liberation that resist them. In the Empire trilogy -- Empire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Commonwealth(2009) -- he and Antonio Negri investigate the... Full Profile »

Michele Longino, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 111 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Campus Box: Box 90257, Dept. of Romance Studies, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3121

Office Hours: By appointment. Generally available 2:40-4:40 p.m. T, Th

Professor of French & Italian Studies, received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and taught at Rice University before coming to Duke in 1989.  She is an early modern specialist on the French Classical age, 1650-1700. Her interests in the epistolary genre and in women's...

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Andrea Scapolo, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

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Saskia Ziolkowski, Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Language Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-2436

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Lamonte Aidoo, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor

Office: 219C Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC, NC 27708

Campus Box: Romance Studies, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3152

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Gustavo PT Furtado, Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 011 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

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Magda Silva, Senior Lecturer of Romance Languages

Office: 02 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-8436

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Eileen M Anderson, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Office 102, Durham, NC 27708

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Marcos Canteli Vigon, Lecturing Fellow

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Marcos Canteli was born in Bimenes, Asturias, Spain. Visiting Assistant Professor and Resident Director of Duke in Madrid and Duke in Spain. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Philology from the University of Oviedo (1997), and his Ph.D. from Duke University (2008). He has recently...

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Joan Clifford, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Dr., Room 206, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90269, Spanish Language Program, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 684-0774

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Alma Coefman, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Rebecca A Ewing, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Office #203, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 2122 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27708

Bridging the Language-Literature Divide in University content courses: A study on the Oral Proficiency of university Spanish majors and how to improve these students oral proficiency. Full Profile »

Bethzaida Fernandez, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 684-4346

Office Hours: Spring 2016, Mondays 3 - 5pm

I teach all levels of Spanish with an emphasis on intermediate and advance level courses with core content on health and Latino/a immigration issues. My interests include second-language teaching and learning methodologies, technology in the second language classroom, community-based and service-... Full Profile »

Ana B Fernandez Gonzalez, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office Hours: Monday: 4:30 pm - to 5:30 and by appointment

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Esther Leah Gabara, E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 212 Language Center, Department of Romance Studies, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Campus Box: Box 90257, Department of Romance Studies, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-12 and by appointment. Location varies between 212 Languages and Global Brazil Lab, Smith Warehouse, Bay 5.

Esther Gabara works with art, literature, and visual culture from modern and contemporary Latin America. Central issues in her research are the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, theories and practices of non-mainstream modernisms, and representations of race and gender. Her teaching... Full Profile »

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Maria Gutierrez, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

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Ashley Elizabeth Hobson, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

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Rosa Belen Ibanez, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Office #301, Durham, NC 27708

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Harry Karahalios, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708-0269

Campus Box: 2122 Campus Drive, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708-0269

Phone: (919) 660-3100

He works in contemporary peninsular Spanish and Greek literature and film, exploring the transition of both countries from the twentieth to the twenty-first century through the prisms of immigration and cultural diversity. His broader scholarly and teaching interests include theories of... Full Profile »

Lisa M. Merschel, Senior Lecturer of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708-0269

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 684-8435

At Duke since 2001, I teach all levels of courses in the Spanish Language Program, with task-based teaching, second-language acquisition, language technologies and machine translation's impact on writing in L2 being the areas that interest me professionally. I have had the great pleasure of... Full Profile »

Walter Mignolo, William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 125B Friedl Building, Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0413

Phone: (919) 668-1949

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment (between 1pm and 3 pm)

CV: https://goo.gl/c481q1

Mignolo’s research and teaching have been devoted, in the past 30 years, to understanding and unraveling the historical foundation of the modern/colonial world system and imaginary since 1500. In...

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Claudia Milian, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 217C Language Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3127

Claudia Milian, a scholar of Latino/a Studies, works in comparative and interdisciplinary studies and forges intersections among the vast intellectual traditions of Latina/o Studies, Latin American Studies, African American Studies, southern studies, and hemispheric American Studies. Her areas...

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Joan Munné, Senior Lecturer of Romance Language

Office: Duke University, 2122 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-4077

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Luis Jose Navarro Roncero, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Dr. #301, Durham, NC 27708-0269

Campus Box: 2122 Campus Dr. # 301, Durham, NC 27708-0269

Phone: (919) 684-9666

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Liliana Paredes, Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Office: 102 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Current interests: second language acquisition of vocabulary; curricular implications of low, mid and high stakes activities to understand writing in a second language; development of intercultural competence, assessment. Full Profile »

José María Rodríguez García, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 214 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3113

Global Iberia/ Oceanic Americas; cosmopolitanism and autochthony; history of lyric forms and of literary translation; Galicia's political-intellectual history; Colombia's political-intellectual history; late/ belated Hispanic and transnational modernisms, esp. Zambrano, Tàpies & Paz Full Profile »

Maria Romero, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Office 203, Durham, NC 27708

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Richard Rosa, Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Stephanie Sieburth, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219D Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3125

19th and 20th Centuries Spanish and Latin, American Literature and Culture, Gender Studies, Mass Culture and Psychology Full Profile »

Melissa A. Simmermeyer, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, 206, Durham, NC 27708-0269

Campus Box: Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708-0269

Phone: (919) 684-4877

Office Hours: Fall 2016
Tuesday, Thursday 11:25-11:55 East Duke 109 or by appointment

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Graciela Vidal, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-4294

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Antonio Viego, Associate Professor of Literature

Office: Director, Latino/a Studies 224 Friedl Building, Old Art Muse, East Campus, Durham, NC 27708-0001

Campus Box: Box 90670, East Campus, Durham, NC 27708-0670

Phone: (919) 668-2687

Latino Studies; Ethnic Studies; Queer/Lesbian/Gay Studies; Twentieth Century American Literatures; Critical Race Theory; Chicana Feminist Theory; Comparative Ethnicities; Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory Full Profile »

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Elvira L Vilches, Associate Professor of Romance Studies

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William Villalba, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90269, Durham, NC 27713-0269

Phone: (919) 684-4876

William J. Villalba was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He received his Licenciatura en Artes, Mención Música from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He came to the U.S. in 1989. William received his M.A. from Emory University and his doctorate in Spanish American Literature from the University of... Full Profile »