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Professor, Department Chair
Wescoe Hall, Room 2618

Comparative approach to colonial Latin American texts and visual representations; space and place in the construction of identities, and studies of religion, colonialism, and representations of cultural difference.

Chair, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2105
Pre-modern Japanese literature, Japanese language teaching
Chair, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2128

Structure of Russian and Russian Functional Grammar; South Slavic Languages, Cultures and Literatures, Ottoman Bosnia; cognitive linguistics; Slavic semantics and syntax.

Director, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (on leave, Fall 2017), Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Corresponding Member, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana
Wescoe Hall, Room 2118

Reconstruction of Common Slavic, Indo-European; dialectology; sociolinguistics; phonetics, esp. pitch-accent systems; language and identity/nationalism; Western South Slavic languages (Slovene, BCS).

Chair, Department of French & Italian, Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2104

Late medieval and Renaissance literature and culture, with a particular focus in popular culture and humor.

Associate Professor, French & Italian, Associate Director, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Acting Director, Fall 2017, SLLC
Wescoe Hall, Room 2068

Comparative medieval literature, especially Old French and Occitan romance and lyric poetry, with interests in the Renaissance, theory, medievalism, and film

Critical Languages Consortium Coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures , Lecturer, Turkish, Lecturer, German
Wescoe Hall, Room 2123
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2079

German language, applied linguistics, usage-based grammar



Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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