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  2. Faculty
  3. Faculty Emeritus/a
  4. Graduate Students

Department Head

Charlotte Eubanks

  • Department Head
  • Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies

(814) 863-4933

cde13@psu.edu

Faculty

Jonathan E. Abel

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Japanese

(814) 865-2263

jonathan.abel@psu.edu

Reham Aly

  • Associate Teaching Professor of Arabic

(814) 863-6523

rum21@psu.edu

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

mua27@psu.edu

Gabeba Baderoon

  • Associate Professor of Women's Studies and African American Studies
  • Affiliate faculty member of Comparative Literature

(814) 865-2372

gxb26@psu.edu

Thomas O. Beebee

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Comparative Literature and German

(814) 863-4935

tob@psu.edu

Patrick Cheney

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature

(814) 865-9283

pgc2@psu.edu

Jonathan P. Eburne

  • Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French and Francophone Studies

(814) 863-0968

eburne@psu.edu

Caroline D. Eckhardt

  • Smeal Chair in Literary Theory and Comparative Criticism and Professor of Comparative Literature and English

(814) 863-4931

e82@psu.edu

Ruth Edelstein

  • Lecturer in Hebrew

(814) 865-8481

ree11@psu.edu

Robert Edwards

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature

(814) 863-9642

rre1@psu.edu

Nergis Ertürk

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

(814) 865-0067

nue5@psu.edu

Justin Halverson

  • Lecturer in Spanish and Comparative Literature

(814) 865-7671

jth208@psu.edu

Eric Hayot

  • Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies

(814) 867-5710

ehayot@psu.edu

Linda Istanbulli

  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic Literature

listanbulli@psu.edu

Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François

  • Marian Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies
  • Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature
  • Fields: Francophone studies; Indian Ocean studies; cultural and ethnic studies; violence, identity and postcolonial studies

(814) 865-0138

ebj2@psu.edu

Rosemary Jolly

  • Weiss Chair of the Humanities in Literature and Human Rights
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Comparative Literature

(814) 865-1188

rjj14@psu.edu

Brian Lennon

  • Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
  • Director, Digital Culture and Media Initiative

(814) 865-6261

blennon@psu.edu

Sophia A. McClennen

  • Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature
  • Director, The Center for Global Studies

(814) 865-2333

sam50@psu.edu

Henry James Morello

  • Associate Teaching Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish
  • Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

(814) 863-4927

morello@psu.edu

John Ochoa

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature

(814) 865-8786

jao13@psu.edu

Jooyeon Rhee

  • Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

(814) 867-5284

jxr5820@psu.edu

Flora Shao

  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies

(814) 865-4847

flora.shao@psu.edu

Shuang Shen

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese

(814) 865-4408

sxs1075@psu.edu

Scott Thompson Smith

  • Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

(814) 865-6855

sts12@psu.edu

Nicolai Volland

  • Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

(814) 867-3422

nmv10@psu.edu

Adrian Wanner

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature

(814) 865-1097

ajw3@psu.edu

Ahlem Yazidi

  • Lecturer in Arabic

aty105@psu.edu

Anna Ziajka Stanton

  • Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature
  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
  • Member of the Graduate Committee

(814) 863-6437

azstanton@psu.edu

Faculty Emeritus/a

Robert Lawrence Caserio

  • Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

(814) 865-6409

rlc25@psu.edu

Thomas A. Hale

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emeritus of African, French, and Comparative Literature

tah@psu.edu

Djelal Kadir

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature

kadir@psu.edu

Gerhard F. Straßer

  • Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature

gfs1@psu.edu

Reiko Tachibana

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies

(814) 863-4932

rxn6@psu.edu

Graduate Students

Irenae Aigbedion

  • Treasurer, Liberal Arts Collective

(814) 863-1125

iaa115@psu.edu

Hanan Al-Alawi

  • Office Hours:
  • Wednesdays 11:00-12:30 pm and Fridays 10:30-11:30 am

(814) 863-1125

hza140@psu.edu

Ivana Ancic, iqa5056

  • PhD Candidate

(814) 863-1125

iqa5056@psu.edu

Qiyu Chen

  • Vice-President, Graduates in International Languages and Literatures

(814) 863-1125

qbc5046@psu.edu

Choa Choi

  • Treasurer, Graduates in International Languages and Literatures

cvc6191@psu.edu

Jonathan F. Correa-Reyes

  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
  • Graduate School Dean's Distinguished Fellow
  • Volunteer with The Restorative Justice Initiative
  • Chair of the Graduate Student Committee of the Medieval Academy of America

(814) 863-9544

jfc30@psu.edu

Austin Gaffin

  • President, Graduates in International Languages and Literatures

(814) 863-1125

jag750@psu.edu

Müge Gedik

  • Secretary, Liberal Arts Collective

(814) 863-1125

mbg5641@psu.edu

Camila Gutiérrez-Fuentes

  • President (2020-2021) of the Liberal Arts Collective at Penn State.

(814) 863-1125

ckg5141@psu.edu

Vasilije Ivanovic

  • Graduate Representative

(814) 863-0589

vxi13@psu.edu

Jessica Kim

  • Secretary, Graduates in International Languages and Literatures

jfk5541@psu.edu

Samantha Landmesser

  • Historian, Graduates in International Languages and Literatures

(814) 863-1125

sql5799@psu.edu

Duncan Lien

  • PH.D. Candidate in Comparative Literature and German

(814) 863-1125

dgl8@psu.edu

Merve Tabur

  • Vice-president, Liberal Arts Collective

mot5297@psu.edu

Wayne Yeung

(814) 863-1125

cuy79@psu.edu