Department Officers

Chair

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Richard Rosa, Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

Office Hours:

Appointments Made Through Lauren Babineau at lauren.babineau@duke.edu 

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Kim Travlos, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 217C Language Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3127

Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Kim Travlos, Program Coordinator for Director of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (919) 660-3138

Director of Graduate Studies

Kim Travlos, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 07 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3129

Office Hours: By appointment.

Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Kim Travlos, Program Coordinator for Director of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (919) 660-3138

Holly Ackerman, Librarian for Latin America & Iberia

Office: Bostock 231, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90195

Phone: (919) 660-5845

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Lamonte Aidoo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3152

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Zully Amaya, Lecturing Fellow, Spanish

Office: 107 Bell Tower #1

Campus Box: Campus Box 90269

Phone: (919) 684-0754

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

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

Campus Box: Box 90269

Phone: 919-684-4654

Fax: 919-684-9655

My scholarly interests have a wide range and my cross-cultural research provides new insights into the ways in which communities interact. In my dissertation, “Resisting Anglicization: Strategies of Identity Formation in Irish and Puerto Rican Communities in New York,” I portray the intersections... Full Profile »

Lauren Babineau, Staff Asst

Office: 205 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3102

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Mattia Begali, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-2436

Mattia is a Ph.D. candidate in Italian Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, currently writing his dissertation, “Omero e l’Unità dei Saperi: Epica ed Enciclopedia delle scienze tra Sei e Settecento” under the direction of Professor Stefania Buccini.

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David F. Bell, Professor with Tenure

Office: 209 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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

DOMENICO CANGIANO, Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Languages Building

Campus Box: Box 90257

Phone: 919-660-2436

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Marcos Canteli, Visiting Assistant Professor

Campus Box: 90257

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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Laura Casa, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 04 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3116

Fax: 919-660-2438

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Della Chambless, Lecturing Fellow of Italian

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Germain Choffart, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 015 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

Germain Choffart is from Saint Avold, France. He received his Master's in French literature from the University of Kentucky. He completed his Licence (B.A.) at the Université de Metz, France, where he specialized in American & British history, American & British literature, English... Full Profile »

Joan Clifford, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90269

Phone: (919) 684-0774

Fax: (919) 684-9655

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Alma Coefman, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90269

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-9655

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Roberto Maria Dainotto, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3121

Fax: 919-684-4029

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 »

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Leslie H. Damasceno, Associate Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Portuguese

Office: Faculty, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (212) 513-8699

Brazillian and Latin American Theater and Film, Brazilian Cultural Theory and Literature, and Cultural Theater and Film Theory. Full Profile »

Ariel Dorfman, Research Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 1316 Campus Drive, 101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90670

Phone: (919) 684-6605

Fax: (919) 684-3598

Walter Hines Page Research Professor of Literature and Latin American Studies; has a Licenciatura in Comparative Literature from the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, 1965. He has taught at the Universidad de Chile, the Sorbonne (Paris IV) and the University of Amsterdam. His major publications... Full Profile »

Laurent DuBois, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 213 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3112

Fax: 919-684-4029

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 »

Martin Eisner, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 07 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3129

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

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

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: 919-684-2715

Fax: 919-684-9655

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 »

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John M. Fein, Professor Emeritus; Spanish & Latin American Studies

Office: 205 Languages Building

Phone: 919-660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Luciana Fellin, Associate Professor of the Practice of Italian in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 105 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3117

Fax: (919) 660-2438

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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Deborah A. Ferettino, Business Manager II

Office: 201 Languages Building

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3101, (919) 660-3100

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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Bethzaida Fernandez, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90269

Phone: (919) 684-4346

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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 »

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Ana B Fernandez Gonzalez, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2016 Campus Drive #103

Campus Box: Box 90269

Phone: (919) 684-4224

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Valeria Finucci, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219E Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3152

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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 »

Laura Florand, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 02 Language Building, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

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 »

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

Office: 011 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: 919-660-3120

Fax: 919-684-4029

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

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

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

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 »

Miguel Garci-Gómez, Professor Emeritus; Spanish & Latin American Studies

Office: 205 Languages Building

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3111, (919) 660-3100

Born in Spain, where he completed his undergraduate education. He received his M.A. in Greek and Latin (1969) and his PhD in Spanish (1971) from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. His doctoral dissertation dealt with the classical heritage and its influence on the Marqués de... Full Profile »

Anne Garreta, Research Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90670

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Matteo Gilebbi, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-2436


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 »

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Christelle M Gonthier, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 015A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Margaret Rich Greer, Professor Emeritus of Romance Studies

Office: 35 Dolores Street, Apt. 401, San Francisco, CA 94103

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 489-2438, (415) 913-7171

Fax: (919) 684-4029

Spanish Early Modern Literature and Culture, Women Writers, Text Editing Full Profile »

Michael Hardt, Professor of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90670

Phone: (919) 684-3408

Fax: (919) 684-3598

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 »

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Alexander Hull, Associate Professor Emeritus

Office: 205 Languages Building

Phone: (919) 489-6923

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Rosa Belen Ibanez, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 2016 Campus Drive #102

Phone: (919) 684-8628

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Fredric Jameson, Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90670

Phone: (919) 684-4155

Fax: (919) 684-3598

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: 112 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

I take the broad mandate of the humanist very seriously: my research is diverse. In the field of neuroscience and the humanities, my work includes an article on mirror neurons and literary bio-mimesis with neuropsychiatrist Marco Iacoboni, a course called "Flaubert's Brain: Neurohumanities," and... Full Profile »

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Alan Kharim Jose Valenzuela, Visiting Research Scholar of Romance Studies

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Alexis Kaiser, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Phone: (919) 660-3133

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Alice Y Kaplan, Professor Emeritus of Romance Studies, Literature, and History; French Studies

Office: 205 Languages Building

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: 919-660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

Professor of Romance Studies, Literature, and History (PhD, Yale, 1981). Her research interests include memory and history in post-World War II France, autobiography, and the cultural history of translation. Her graduate seminars have focused on issues in cultural studies, twentieth century... Full Profile »

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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: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-9655

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 »

Paol Keineg, Research Professor Emeritus

Office: Faculty, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Fax: (919) 684-4029

Poet and playwright, he has published eleven books, including Lieux communs (Gallimard) and Silva rerum (Maurice Nadeau). His main interests are the literature of Québec and French Canada, national and linguistic minorities, nationalism and regionalism, and translation. Full Profile »

Marisol Lebron, Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: (919) 684-1676

Marisol LeBrón is the 2015-2017 Postdoctoral Associate in Latino/a Studies in the Global South. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies at Dickinson College. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University and her B.A. in Comparative American... Full Profile »

Michele Longino, Professor of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3101, (919) 660-3121

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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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Adelheid Madden, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and LIterature

Office: 232 Bostock Library, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-5984

Fax: (919) 684-2855

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Achille Mbembe, Visiting Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 213 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3112

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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Patricia McPherson, Administrative Secretary to the Language Program Director of Spanish

Office: 2016 Campus Drive, Office #107

Campus Box: 90269

Phone: (919) 684-8628

Fax: (919) 684-9655

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Lisa M. Merschel, Lecturer

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

Campus Box: 90269

Phone: (919) 684-8435

Fax: 919-684-9655

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

Walter Mignolo, Professor of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90670

Phone: (919) 668-2151, (919) 668-1949

Fax: (919) 684-3598

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 his research, modern/colonial world system and imaginary is tantamount with the historical...

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Claudia Milian, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 217C Language Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

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 of... Full Profile »

Toril Moi, Professor of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90670

Phone: (919) 684-4127, (919) 668-6407

Fax: (919) 668-1919

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 »

Joan Munné, Lecturer

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

Phone: (919) 684-4077

Fax: 919-684-9655

His areas of interest include: Second language acquisition, second Language instruction and assessment, language-learning technologies, teacher training, Spanish variation, language in contact and bilingualism, Spanish in the USA, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, cultural studies, service-Learning... Full Profile »

Luis Jose Navarro Roncero, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 684-9666

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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Linda Orr, Professor Emeritus of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Languages Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: (919) 684-4029

20th Century Literature, History, Culture, Memory, in palrticular the German Occupation of France (women, children in war, the body, Resistance); "Assimilation" of North Africans in France; the Relationship of France to its former colony and protectorates in North Africa; contemporary politics.... Full Profile »

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Rafael Osuna, Professor Emeritus

Office: 205 Languages Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 382-7412

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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Liliana Paredes, Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Office: 102 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

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 »

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Gale Pettiford, Staff Assistant

Office: 205 Languages Building

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Jacques Pierre, Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3132

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Karine Provot, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 015 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Deborah Reisinger, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-2420

Fax: 919-660-2438

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

Phone: (919) 660-3113

Fax: 919-684-4029

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 and Paz

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Maria Romero, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

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

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: 919-684-4624

Fax: 919-684-9655

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Richard Rosa, Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Anne-Gaelle Saliot, Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: 919-660-3115

Fax: 919-684-4029

Anne-Gaëlle Saliot's research occupies the boundary between aesthetics and literature. Her work first focused on the relations between texts and images in Surrealist works. Her thesis examined the cultural meanings invested in a death mask of a young woman, thought to have drowned herself in the... Full Profile »

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Andrea Scapolo, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Languages Building

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: 919-660-2436

Fax: 919-684-4029

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Stephanie Sieburth, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219D Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3125

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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

Magda Silva, Lecturer, University

Office: 205 Language Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-8436

Fax: 919-684-4029

Magda Silva is Director of the Duke Portuguese Language Program and the Brazil Summer Study Abroad Program in Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon, Brazil. Her interdisciplinary interest has reached a variety of fields including Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, and Business. She is...

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

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

Campus Box: 90269

Phone: (919) 684-4877

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Rosa Solorzano, Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing

Office: School of Nursing, Box_3322, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: DUMC Box 3322

Phone: (919) 684-6475

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Helen Solterer, Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 217B Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Helen Solterer (hsolt@duke.edu), Professor of French, received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1986.  Her research and teaching focuses on pre-modern European literature and culture, and its interplay with twentieth-century and contemporary... Full Profile »

Emily Sposeto, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Langauge Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-2436

Fax: 919-684-4029

I began teaching at Duke in 2008, after completing my Masters in Italian Literature from the University of Notre Dame. I developed my passion for teaching Italian Language and Culture as a graduate student instructor; while at Notre Dame I was awarded the Kaneb Center Outstanding Graduate Student... Full Profile »

Philip Robert Stewart, Benjamin E. Powell Emeritus Professor of Romance Studies; French Studies

Office: 02J Perkins Library

Campus Box: 90257

Philip Stewart received his PhD from Yale. His study of French narrative has led to the publication of Imitation and Illusion in the French Memoir-Novel, 1700-1750 (1969), Le Masque et la parole: le langage de l'amour au XVIIIe siécle (1973), an edition of Prévost's Cleveland (1977... Full Profile »

Jean-Jacques Thomas, Professor Emeritus of Romance Studies, Literature and Linguistics;

Jean-Jacques Thomas is Professor Emeritus of Romance Studies, Literature and Linguistics at Duke University. He taught at the Université de Paris-VIII, the University of Michigan and at Columbia University; for three years he was a Visiting Professor at UQAM; in 2005 he was appointed Associate... Full Profile »

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Kimberlee J Travlos, Program Coordinator for Director of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (919) 660-3138

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Clare J. Tufts, Professor of the Practice of French

Office: 106 Language Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3126

Fax: (919) 660-2438

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

Sandra Valnes Quammen, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Language Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-8436

Fax: 919-684-4029

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, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3100

My research interests lie at the intersection of intercultural identities and learning, historiography, museology and 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone literatures and film. Particularly, my work contributes to ongoing discussions on the topic of...

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Anita Vanerelli, Administrative Secretary to the Language Program Directors of French, Italian, and Portuguese

Office: 104 Languages Building

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3193

Fax: 919-660-2438

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Graciela Vidal, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90269

Phone: (919) 684-4294

Fax: 919-684-4029

Areas of interest include developing content and specific activities for increasing oral discourse skills and building critical thinking as ways to enhance proficiency in Spanish. She has also an interest in Spanish Service-learning courses where students integrate language learning with... Full Profile »

Antonio Viego, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: Director, Latino/a Studies 224 Friedl Building, Old Art Muse, East Campus, Durha

Campus Box: 90670

Phone: (919) 668-2687

Fax: (919) 684-3598

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 »

Elvira L Vilches, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 218 Languages Building

Phone: (919) 660-3101

My teaching and research interests include early modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American literature, the rise of capitalism, economic thought, and the making of practical knowledge. I study how 16th and 17th century thinkers, authors, and observers across the Spanish...

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William Villalba, Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 2122

Campus Box: 90269

Phone: (919) 684-4876

Fax: 919-684-9655

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 »

Denise Wilborn, Staff Asst

Office: 205 Language Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-3114

Fax: (919) 684-4029

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Saskia Ziolkowski, Visiting Assistant Professsor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 205

Campus Box: 90257

Phone: (919) 660-2436

Fax: 919-684-4029

Saskia Ziolkowski holds a Ph. D. in Italian and Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University. Her dissertation, “Trieste and the Migrations of Modernism: Fin-de-siècle Austria in the Italian Literary Landscape,” uses Trieste to focus an examination of the relationships between...

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