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Faculty

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.

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

Conrad James, Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Cambridge. Dr. James’s research focuses on Spanish Caribbean literature and visual culture and Afro-Hispanic cultural production.

Duy Lap Nguyen, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine (2013). Critical and postcolonial theory, visual studies, Vietnamese studies, world cinema and literature.

Bhavya Tiwari, Assistant Professor

Ph.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.

Robert Zaretsky

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.

Marc Zimmerman, Professor emeritus

Other faculty from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages also frequently teach WCL courses and participate in the program.