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

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

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

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

YUKI MATSUDA, 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]

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

BRIANNA BUTERA, Assistant Professor, PhD (2018), University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

HIRONORI NISHI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Wisconsin, Madison

ERROL M. O'NEILL, Associate Professor, PhD (2012), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

WILLIAM THOMPSON, Associate Professor, PhD (1989), Cornell University 


EXTERNAL MEMBERS

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

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


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