Department of RGRLL Faculty and Staff

RGRLL Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

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Jeannette Acevedo Rivera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. in Romance Studies, Duke University, 2014

Nineteenth century Spanish and French literature, focusing on the intersection
of gender constructions, material culture, and notions of writing and collection.

 

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Robert Blankenship, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of German

Ph.D. in German, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

Nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century German literature and cinema,
and East German literature

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María M. Carreira, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990

Phonology, Spanish in the US, Sociolinguistics, Heritage languages,
Educational linguistics

 

Maria Carreira

Laura Ceia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies & International Studies

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2005

Contemporary France (nouvelles francophonies, intellectual history,
contemporary European literature, French and European cinema)

 

Dr. Laura Ceia-Minjares

Alicia del Campo, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. University of Califorina, Irvine, 1998

Latin American Literature and Culture, Latin American Theater,
Cultural Studies in Latin America, Literature and Human Rights,
Memory, Politics and Theatre.

 

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Clorinda Donato, Ph.D.

Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Italian Studies

Director, The Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies

Ph.D. UCLA, 1987

The Enlightenment and Romanticism in France and Italy

 

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Bonnie Gasior, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. Purdue University, 2001

Early Modern Spain and Colonial Spanish America
(subaltern studies, travel literature, theater)

 

Nele Hempel-Lamer, Ph.D.

Professor of German

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1998

20th-Century German Literature and Culture, Contemporary Austrian Studies, Feminism, Service Learning, and Community Engagement.

Daniel Herrera Cepero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. University of California at Davis, 2014

20th century avant-garde poetry and film.

 

Jeffrey High, Ph.D.

Professor of German

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2001

18th century German Literature, Revolution, Aesthetic Theory,
and Moral Philosophy.

 

Claire Martin, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. Yale University, 1988

Ninetenth-century Latin American studies, gender studies,
contemporary Argentinean literature.

 

Adrià Martín-Mor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Translation Studies

Ph.D. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011

Translation technologies, with a focus on machine translation and
free and open-source software. Minoritized languages, mainly Catalan and
Sardinian,and how technologies contribute to preserving language diversity.

 

 

Markus Muller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1998

Teaching Methodology (TA training), Second Language Acquisition,
19th Cent. French literature (the novel and the fantastic)

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Aparna Nayak, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 2006

20th century France; literature of Fascism and
the Resistance; Literature, History, and Memory.

 

Najib Redouane, Ph.D.

Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1999

Francophone literatures with emphasis on northern Africa.

 

 

Giulia Togato, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Translation Studies

Ph.D. University of Granada (Spain), 2016

Cognitive processes and emotionality in Translation and Bilingualism.

 

Enrico Vettore, Ph.D.

Professor of Italian Studies

The George L. Graziadio Chair for Italian Studies

Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2005

19th and 20th century Italian Literature; Italian Cinema;
Literature and philosophy,Literature and Ethics; Jungian Literary criticism.

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

 

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Patricia Amezcua

Lecturer of Spanish

M.A. Spanish, California State University, Long Beach, 2005

 

 

Patricia Arteaga

Lecturer of Spanish

M.A. Spanish, California State University, Long Beach, 2002

 

 

Nicolas Bordage, Ph.D.

Lecturer of French and Francophone Studies, Spanish & Film and Electronic Arts

Language Program Coordinator

Ph.D., University of Miami, 2020

 

 

Lynda Fine

Student Teacher Supervisor, World Languages: LOTE
Single Subject Credential Program

 

 

Jesse Garcia

Lecturer of French and Francophone Studies & Spanish

Ph.D. (ABD) University of Southern California, expected 2020
M.A. French & Francophone Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 2013

 

 

Maria Nelly Goswitz, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Spanish

Ph.D. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid, Spain), 2018

Nineteenth Century Latin American Women Writers with emphasis in the
essay genre, the literary salons and tertulias and the Pan-Hispanic Women Networking.

Co-founder and Co-editor of  Escritoras Latinoamericanas del Diecinueve: www.eladd.org

 

Robert Harrell

Lecturer and Student Teacher Supervisor,
World Languages: LOTE Single Subject Credential Program

 

 

Iman Hashem

Lecturer of Arabic

M.A. TESOL, University of California Los Angeles, 2003

 

Sienna Hopkins, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Italian Studies

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2016

 

Ari Hoptman, Ph.D.

Lecturer of German

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2002

 

 

Verena Hutter, PhD.

Lecturer of German

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2012

 

 

Shari Kaulig

Lecturer and Student Teacher Supervisor,
World Languages: LOTE Single Subject Credential Program

 

 

Isabelle Kelman

Lecturer of French & Francophone Studies

M.A., French & Francophone Studies, CSULB,  2021

 

 

Leslie Kennedy, PhD.

Lecturer of RGRLL Instructional Technology Courses

PhD., CSULB,  2012

 

 

Cynthia Leathers

Program Coordinator and Lecturer,
World Languages: LOTE Single Subject Credential Program

 

 

Tina Livingstone

Student Teacher Supervisor,
World Languages: LOTE Single Subject Credential Program

 

 

Juliette Malandain

Lecturer of French & Francophone Studies

M.A., University of Rouen (France), 2020

   

 

Jesse O’Dell, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Russian

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2019

Soviet and Post-Soviet Literature, Film, and Culture;
Twenty-First Century Russian Cinema; Science Fiction, Fantasy,
and Postmodernism in Eastern Europe

 

 

Violet Pasquarelli-Gascon

Lecturer of Italian Studies

M.A. Italian Studies Interdisciplinary, California State University, Long Beach 2012

 

 

Lukas Ovrom, PhD.

Lecturer of French & Francophone Studies

PhD.. UC Berkeley, 2021

 

 

 

Jessica Powell, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Spanish

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006

 

 

Daniela Suarez, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Spanish

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2018

 

 

Kathryn Tillotson

Student Teacher Supervisor,
World Languages: LOTE Single Subject Credential Program

 

 

Gayle Trager

Student Teacher Supervisor,
World Languages: LOTE Single Subject Credential Program

 

 

Arpine Vardazaryan

Lecturer of French and Francophone Studies

M.A. French and Francophone Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 2012

 

 

Janet Wallenrod

Student Teacher Supervisor,
World Languages: LOTE Single Subject Credential Program

 

 

Daniela Zappador Guerra

Lecturer of Italian Studies

M.A. Classics, University of Torino

Claire Ziamandanis, PhD.

Lecturer of Translation Studies, Internships

PhD.. University at Albany, 1995

 

 

RGRLL Administrative Support Staff

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Alessandro F. Russo

Administrative Analyst/Specialist

 

Cindy Tovar

Administrative Support Coordinator I

 

 

Joanna Tatro

Assistant, George L. Graziadio Center Chair for Italian Studies

 

RGRLL Emeriti Faculty

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Jutta Birmele

Harold Cannon

Carlo Chiarenza

Stephen Fleck

Jean Jacques Jura

Shirley Mangini

Leslie Nord

Alex Rainof

Harold Schefski