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Below is a list of fields in which faculty conduct research, teaching, and professional activities. Because of the diverse nature of our work, many faculty are listed in more than one field. For interdisciplinary, theoretical, methodological, and nontraditional configurations of the department’s research interests, see Cross-Field Areas of Inquiry.

African American Literature and Culture

Tamara Butler
Yomaira Figueroa
Kenneth Harrow
Rae Paris
Emery Petchauer
Jeff Wray 

African and African Diaspora Studies

Yomaira Figueroa
Kenneth Harrow

Arab American and Muslim American Studies

Salah Hassan

Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Sheng-mei Ma

Creative Writing and Filmmaking Program

Marcia Aldrich
Gordon Henry
Rae Paris
William Penn
Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai
Robin Silbergleid
William Vincent
Jeff Wray

Critical Theory

Yomaira Figueroa
Ellen McCallum

Scott Michaelsen
Patrick O’Donnell
James Seaton

Dramatic Literature and Performance Studies

Juliet Guzzetta

Early American Studies

Stephen Carl Arch
Edward Watts

Early Modern Literature and Culture

Stephen Deng
Sandra Logan
Jyotsna Singh

Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Natalie Phillips

English Education and Critical Literacies

Tamara Butler
Emery Petchauer

Film Studies Program

Juliet Guzzetta
Kenneth Harrow
Gary Hoppenstand
Sheng-mei Ma
Ellen McCallum
Scott Michaelsen
Justus Nieland
Patrick O’Donnell
Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai
Stephen Rachman
Jyotsna Singh
William Vincent
Jeff Wray
Joshua Yumibe

Latin@ Caribbean/Afro-Latin@ Studies

Yomaira Figueroa

Medieval Studies

Tamar Boyadjian

Modernism

Sheila Contreras
William Johnsen
Ellen McCallum
Justus Nieland
Patrick O’Donnell
Joshua Yumibe

Native American Literature

Gordon Henry
Scott Michaelsen
William Penn

Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Stephen Arch
Scott Michaelsen
Stephen Rachman
James Seaton
Sheila Teahan
Edward Watts

Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Zarena Aslami
Judith Stoddart

Postcolonial Literature and Culture

Kenneth Harrow
Salah Hassan
Sheng-mei Ma
Jyotsna Singh

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Literature

Sheila Contreras
Yomaira Figueroa
Gordon Henry
Gary Hoppenstand
William Johnsen
Ann Larabee
Sheng-mei Ma 
Scott Michaelsen
Justus Nieland
Patrick O’Donnell
Rae Paris
James Seaton
Robin Silbergleid
David Stowe
Jeff Wray 

US Latin@ Literature, Film, and Culture

Sheila Contreras
Yomaira Figueroa
Scott Michaelsen

Women’s Literature

Rae Paris
Robin Silbergleid