Faculty

Nina K. Martin, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Chair of the Film Studies Department

Nina K. Martin

Associate Professor of Film Studies, Chair of the Film Studies Department

Feminist film and cultural studies • The impact of film and TV on feminist discourses


Ross W. Morin, Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Ross W. Morin

Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Film and video production • Screenwriting • Cinematography • Editing • Directing • Film theory and practice • History of the documentary • History of experimental cinema


Elizabeth Reich, Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Elizabeth Reich

Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Film and new media studies • Black cinema • Race and cinema • Afrofuturism • African American studies • Psychoanalysis • Cultural studies


Associated Faculty

James Austin, Associate Professor of French

James Austin

Associate Professor of French

(On sabbatical Spring 2017)

Proust • French film


Luis M. González, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Luis M. Gonz├ílez

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Peninsular literature • Spanish film studies • Spanish cultural studies • Culture and ideology


Karolin Machtans, Assistant Professor of German Studies

Karolin Machtans

Assistant Professor of German Studies

20th and 21st century German literature and film, with a special focus on post-1945 German history and culture, minorities and transnationalism • Post-1945 German history and culture • German-Turkish relations • Muslims in Germany • Minorities in Germany • Holocaust studies • Literary theory


Kristin Pfefferkorn, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Kristin Pfefferkorn

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy of art and architecture • Philosophy of film • Feminist philosophy • 19th and 20th-century continental philosophy • German Romanticism


Paola Sica, Professor of Italian, Chair of the Italian Studies Department

Paola Sica

Professor of Italian, Chair of the Italian Studies Department

Italian culture in comparative context (especially literary and visual representations from late 19th century through the contemporary era, with emphasis on modernism and avant garde) • Gender studies • Critical theory • Translation and transculturation • Language pedagogy