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World Languages and Literatures

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


FULL MEMBERS

RALPH ALBANESE, Professor, PhD (1972), Yale University [2022]

PILAR ALCALDE, Associate Professor, PhD (1998), The University of Southern California at Los Angeles [2023]

VANIA BARRAZA, Associate Professor, PhD (2005), University of Arizona [2020]

MELANIE CONROY, Associate Professor, PhD (2012), Stanford University [2025]

COSETTA GAUDENZI, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), The University of Texas at Austin [2020]

DENIS GRELE, Associate Professor, PhD (1999), New York University [2025]

ROBERT KELZ, Associate Professor, PhD (2010), Vanderbilt University [2023]

YUKI MATSUDA, Associate Professor, PhD (1997), The University of Southern California [2024]

MONIKA NENON, Professor, PhD (1988), The University of Freiburg [2024]

FATIMA R. NOGUEIRA, Professor, PhD (2007), Vanderbilt University [2020]

IVAN ORTEGA-SANTOS, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), University of Maryland [2020]

FERNANDO BURGOS PEREZ, Professor, PhD (1981), The University of Florida [2025]

HEIKE POLSTER, Associate Professor, PhD (2007), Washington University [2026]

DIANA RUGGIERO, Associate Professor, PhD (2010), The Ohio State University [2025]

INMACULADA SOLER, Associate Professor, PhD (2012), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [2024]

FRANCISCO VIVAR,  Professor, PhD (1996), University of California at Los Angeles [2023]

LAN ZHANG, Associate Professor, PhD (2007), University of South Carolina [2025]


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

ERROL M. O'NEILL, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [2025]

WILLIAM THOMPSON, Associate Professor, PhD (1989), Cornell University [2022]


ADJUNCT MEMBERS

JOSÉ MAGAÑA, MA (2015), University of Memphis [2021]


 

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

ROBIN RASH, PhD (1993), University of Cincinnati [2022]


NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.

*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*