Mohan Ambikaipaker, Associate Professor & WCL Associate Director
Ph.D. University of Texas - Austin. Current areas of interest in Anthropology: anthropology of race and modernity, global antiblackness, African and South Asian diasporas, activist anthropology, auto-ethnography, critical university studies.
Alexander Adkins, Lecturer
Ph.D. in English from Rice University. Dr. Adkins’ research focuses on Postcolonial Literature and Satire.
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- Office: 639 AH
Alessandro Carrera, Professor, WCL Graduate Director
“Dottore in filosofia,” Università degli Studi, Milan, Italy. Ph.D. by Publications in Music, Humanities, and Media, University of Huddersfield, U.K. Director of Italian Studies, Graduate Director of World Cultures and Literatures. Fields of interest: Italian literature and Cinema, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Music and Philosophy, Cinema and Philosophy.
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- Office: 611 AH
- Phone: 713.743.3069
Daniel Centeno, Visiting Scholar
Daniel Centeno Maldonado received his PhD in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He has been a professor at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela), Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) and The University of Texas at El Paso. Currently he teaches film and literature courses at the University of Houston.
Marie-Theresa Hernández, Professor, WCL Undergraduate Director
Ph.D. Rice University (2001). Director of Jewish Studies, Theories of globalization, historiography, religious studies, ethnography, narrative, literary criticism, visual studies, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Gender Studies
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- Office: 610 AH
- Phone: (713) 743-3074
Duy Lap Nguyen, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine (2013). Critical and postcolonial theory, visual studies, Vietnamese studies, world cinema and literature.
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- Office: 620 AH
- Phone: (713) 743-2519
Bhavya Tiwari, Assistant ProfessorPh.D. The University of Texas at Austin (2014). Research interests: comparative and world literature, translation studies, global modernisms, and postcolonial theory in South Asian, Anglo American, and Latin American literary traditions.
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- Office 435 AH
- Phone: (713)-743-1737
Robert Zaretsky has a joint appointment between the Honors College and the department of modern and classical languages (MCL) in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. He teaches a variety of Honors and MCL courses, ranging from the histories of existentialism and terrorism to the histories of Paris and Berlin.
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- Phone: (713)-743-9018
Marc Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus
Other faculty from the department of modern and classical languages also frequently teach WCL courses and participate in the program.