Leadership: School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Reconstruction of Common Slavic, Indo-European; dialectology; sociolinguistics; phonetics, esp. pitch-accent systems; language and identity/nationalism; Western South Slavic languages (Slovene, BCMS).
Comparative medieval literature, especially Old French and Occitan romance and lyric poetry, with interests in the Renaissance, theory, medievalism, and film
African & African-American Studies
East Asian Languages & Cultures
French, Francophone & Italian Studies
Slavic Languages & Literatures
Nineteenth-century Russian literature, Balkan modernism. the grotesque, Representations of violence and the body in literature as well as the political significance of aesthetic styles and genres.