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David F. Bell

David F. Bell, Professor of Romance Studies

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

Germain Choffart, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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

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. I... Full Profile »

Laura Florand

Laura Florand, Senior Lecturer 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

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


A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Anne Garréta, did her License de Lettres at the Université Paris 4 (Sorbonne), her Maitrise and her D.E.A at the Université Paris 7 (Diderot) before moving to the US and pursuing her PhD there.
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Christelle M Gonthier

Christelle M Gonthier, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

Office: 015A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Office Hours: M 1:30-3PM
W 4:30-6PM

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Fredric Jameson

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

Deborah Jenson, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 112 Language Center, Box 90257, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 205 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3122

Office Hours: Monday 12-2 pm, 112 Language Center, or by appointment

A scholar of "long 19th century" French and Caribbean literature and culture, I also work in the fields of cognitive literary studies and health humanities. Monographs, edited volumes, editions, and translations include: Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian... Full Profile »

Michele Longino

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 writing...

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Toril Moi

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

Jacques Pierre, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

Office: 08 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3132

Jacques Pierre was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. He studied Haitian Creole and French Applied Linguistics at the State University of Haiti. He is currently a Lecturing Fellow in French, Haitian Creole and Culture in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University and Core Affiliated Faculty in... Full Profile »

Karine Provot

Karine Provot, Lecturing Fellow* of Romance

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

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, affiliate faculty in the Duke Global Health Institute and Associate Director of the Markets and Management Studies program. She is Director of the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) initiative,...

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Anne-Gaelle Saliot

Anne-Gaelle Saliot, Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

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Helen Solterer

Helen Solterer, Professor 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.  I study these French vernacular fictions in historical action, shaped not only by events of their first era, but by many others, including the critic’s contemporary one.  ... Full Profile »

Clare J. Tufts

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

Sandra Valnes Quammen, Senior Lecturer 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 »

 
Laurent Dubois

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. I... Full Profile »

Deborah Jenson

Deborah Jenson, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 112 Language Center, Box 90257, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 205 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3122

Office Hours: Monday 12-2 pm, 112 Language Center, or by appointment

A scholar of "long 19th century" French and Caribbean literature and culture, I also work in the fields of cognitive literary studies and health humanities. Monographs, edited volumes, editions, and translations include: Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian... Full Profile »

Jacques Pierre

Jacques Pierre, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

Office: 08 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3132

Jacques Pierre was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. He studied Haitian Creole and French Applied Linguistics at the State University of Haiti. He is currently a Lecturing Fellow in French, Haitian Creole and Culture in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University and Core Affiliated Faculty in... Full Profile »

 
Mattia Begali

Mattia Begali, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

Office: 014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-2436

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Laura Bilanceri

Laura Bilanceri, Instructor of Romance Studies

Office: 014 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

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Laura Casa

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

Della Chambless, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

Office: 015-C Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3100

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Roberto Maria Dainotto

Roberto Maria Dainotto, Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 217A Language Center, Box 90257, 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

Martin Eisner, Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 05 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3129

Office Hours: Spring 2018: 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

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

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 »

Sylvia Hakopian

Sylvia Hakopian, Instructor of Romance

Office: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

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Michael Hardt

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 political... Full Profile »

Michele Longino

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 writing...

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Saskia Ziolkowski

Saskia Ziolkowski, Visiting Assistant Professor

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

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

Gustavo PT Furtado, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor

Office: 07 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27713

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Magda Silva

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

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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Eileen M Anderson

Eileen M Anderson, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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

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Joan Clifford

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

Alma Coefman, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

Office: 2122 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3100

Alma Coefman received a Master in Hispanic and Latin American Literature from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). Her research interests include the influence of postmodernist ideas on contemporary Argentinean literature, and she has investigated this question focusing on the work of... Full Profile »

Rebecca A Ewing

Rebecca A Ewing, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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

Bethzaida Fernandez, Senior Lecturer 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

Ana B Fernandez Gonzalez, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Office #102, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90269, Durham, NC 27713

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

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Esther Leah Gabara

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 »

Mar Gutierrez

Mar Gutierrez, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive, Office #106, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

I am interested in the development and genealogy of the Spanish language from its Latin roots, the changes occurred due to historical, social, and cultural events that shaped the Medieval Spanish, and the development of the language not only in the Iberian Peninsula, but also in other parts of...

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Ashley Elizabeth Hobson

Ashley Elizabeth Hobson, Lecturing Fellow of Romance Studies

Office: 2122 Campus Drive Office #102, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708

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Rosa Belen Ibanez

Rosa Belen Ibanez, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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

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Harry Karahalios

Harry Karahalios, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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

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

Walter Mignolo, William Hane Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies

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/whzVeE

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/...

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Claudia Milian

Claudia Milian, Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 217C Language Ctr, Box 90257, 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 of... Full Profile »

Joan Munné

Joan Munné, Senior Lecturer of Romance Language

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

Phone: (919) 684-4077

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

Luis Jose Navarro Roncero, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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

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

José María Rodríguez García, Associate Professor 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

Maria Romero, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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

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Richard Rosa

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

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

Melissa A. Simmermeyer, Senior Lecturer 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: Spring 2018 
Tuesday 3:30-4:15, 2122 Campus Drive #206 or by appointment

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Graciela Vidal

Graciela Vidal, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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

Antonio Viego, Associate Professor of Literature

Office: Program In Literature/101 Ernestine Friedl Building, East Campus/Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0670

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 »

Elvira L Vilches

Elvira L Vilches, Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 218 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27713

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

William Villalba, Lecturing Fellow of Romance

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... Full Profile »