Distinguished Faculty

full time faculty

  • Elena MartinezElena M. Martínez, Department Chair,
    Professor (PhD, NYU) Spanish & Comp. Lit. 20th Century Latin American Literature; Latin American-Women's Writing; Gay & Lesbian Literature.
  • Ruth Adler
    Professor (PhD, NYU) Hebrew and Comp. Lit. Hebrew Literature; Jewish-American & Yiddish Literature; Sociopsychological Approaches to Literature; Pedagogy.
  • Esther Allen
    Associate Professor (PhD, NYU) Literary Translation, Translation Studies, Ecolinguistics, 19th & 20th-century Latin American Literature, 19th & 20th-century French Literature.
  • Isolina Ballesteros
    Associate Professor (PhD, Boston Univ): 19th & 20th Cent Spanish (Peninsular) & Comp. Lit.; Contemporary Spanish Cultural, Women's, Immigration Studies; European Cinema.
  • Olga Casanova-Burgess
    Professor (PhD, CUNY): Spanish & Comp. Lit.: Spanish American Literature; Caribbean Literature; Latin American Women Studies; Puerto Rican Narrative; Puerto Rican Poetry.
  • place holderDavid Cruz de Jesús
    Associate Professor (PhD SUNY, Albany): Hispanic & General Linguistics, Puerto Rican Dialectology & Lexicology, Heritage Language Education, Foreign Language Pedagogy, & Second Language Acquisition.
  • place holderAntonietta D'Amelio
    Full-Time Lecturer (PhD , ABD, New York University): Contemporary Italian Literature of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Century.
  • Wayne Finke
    Associate Professor (PhD, NYU): Spanish & Comp. Lit. Medieval Spanish Literature & History of the Language; 18th &19th Century Spanish Literature; García Lorca's Theatre & Poetry; Contemp. Cuban Lit.
  • Gayana Jurkevich
    Professor (PhD, New York University): Spanish & Comp. Lit. 19th & 20th Century Literature of Spain; History of Ideas; Ekphrasis; Literary Theory.

place holderMax Kramer

  • Meir Lubetski
    Professor (PhD, New York University): Hebrew & Comp. Lit. Ancient Near East Languages & Literature; The Bible World; Past Biblical & Rabbinic Literature.
  • place holderAli Nematollahy
    Associate Professor (PhD, CUNY Graduate Center): 19th Century French Literature.
  • Jeffrey M. Peck
    Professor (PhD, UC Berkeley), Weissman School Dean. Research interests: German Jewish Relations, especially >1945; Literature & Anthropology; Literary & Cultural Theory; Minority & Diaspora Studies; Gender.
  • place holderIsabel Cid Sirgado
    Professor (PhD, New York University): Spanish & Comp. Literature; 18th Century Spanish Literature; Second Language Acquisition; Comparative Literature.
     
  • Shige (CJ) Suzuki
    Assistant Professor (PhD, UC, Santa Cruz): Modern, Contemporary Japanese Lit & Film; Comparative Lit (emphasis: postwar American & Japanese); Speculative Fiction, Popular Culture Studies (manga/comics studies).
  • Ping Xu
    Associate Professor (PhD, State University of New York, Binghamton): Chinese literature, language, and culture, Daoism, & Comparative Literature.
  • Zhiqiang (John) Yu
    Associate Professor (PhD, University of Washington): Chinese and Japanese. Chinese Classic Novels; Chinese Classic Poetry; History of Chinese Culture; Classic & Modern Chinese Linguistics.
  • Franco Zangrilli
    Professor  (PhD, Rutgers University): Italian and Comp. Lit. 19th & 20th Century Italian Literature; Poetry & Narrative of Italian Renaissance; Pirandello & Italian Literature.

Part-time Faculty

Leo Benardo
Literature in Translation, French, Spanish

 

 

place holder Dina Di Donato , Spanish

 

 

Lily Du (Chinese)

 

 

place holderDr. Carole Fabre (French, Literature in Translation)

 


place holderAlbert Fayngold (Literature in Translation)

 



Ricardo Fernández (Spanish)

 



place holder Fang Fu (Chinese)


 


place holderDr. Stephen Garrin (Literature in Translation)

 

 

Lourdes Gil (Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Spanish, Hispanic Studies)




place holderGail Graves (French)

 

 


Alfonso Guerriero (Literature in Translation)

 

 

place holderMargaret Hazell (Literature in Translation)

 

 

place holderKeiko Miyajima (Japanese)

 

 

María Montalvo (Spanish)

 

 

Michelle Nascimento-Kettner (Portuguese)

 

 

Marilyn Rivera (Spanish)




Sohair Soukkary (Arabic)

 

 

Naoko N. Sourial (Japanese)

 

 

Miguel Trelles (Latin American and Caribbean Studies)

 

 

Dilenia Ureña (Spanish)

 

 

Office Assistant

Jennifer Tavarez

The City University of New York