Modern Languages and Literature Faculty

Modern Languages and Literature Faculty

Associate Professor of French
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
Teaching: French, Comparative Literature,North African Literature, Cinema, and Immigration
Research: Immigration in France,African cinema,Nationalism, Postcolonial Theory and Globalization,Francophone literature from Africa and especially North Africa,Berber studies,Women’s writing in France and North Africa
Phone: (909) 607-0477
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. in Spanish - Arizona State University

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature - University of Cologne (Germany) and State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


19th  and 20th Century Latin-American Literature and Culture

African diaspora

Visual Culture

Identity and alterity

Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

Professor of Arabic

B.A., Damascus University, Syria; M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University


Modern and Classical Arabic Poetry,Arabic Novel,Arab Culture and Society,Arabic Language

Phone: (909) 607-3484
Professor of Korean

B.A., M.A., Yonsei University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


Korean Language and Culture


Language Change, Discourse Analysis, Language and Gender, Language Education

Phone: (909) 607-2503
Professor of French

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


Modern French Literature,African & Caribbean Literature and Cinema,Caribbean Society and Culture


Caribbean Literature; Haitian Literature; Caribbean Women Writers; Modern French Literature

Phone: (909) 607-3456
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Ph.D., Yale University (Brazilian and Hispanic American Literatures); M.A., New York University (Humanities and Social Thought); B.A., Universidad de los Andes (Magna cum Laude in Literature)


Spanish and Portuguese Languages Brazilian Literature Political and Social Approaches to Latin American Modern and Contemporary Literatures


Comparative approaches to Brazilian and Hispanic American Literatures and Cultures Literary Theory and Criticism in Latin America Paternalism and Politics Psychoanalysis

Phone: (909) 6073334
Associate Professor of Latin American Cinema and Literature

B.A., University of Guadalajara, Mexico; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Michigan


Latin American Cinema,Colonial and Contemporary Latin American Literature,Latin American Documentary


The Heirs: Mexican Documentary Cinema of the 21st Century. It presents a series of close readings of a variety of documentary types and formal approaches that exemplify the extraordinary vitality of this genre in Mexico.

Phone: (909) 607-7984

Visiting Faculty

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Teaching: Hispanic Language and Literature
Research: 20th-century Spanish and Latin American literature, Golden Age Literature, women writers, gender studies.
Phone: (909) 607-0836
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Southern California, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. M.A., University of Southern California, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Phone: (909) 607-3174
Visiting Instructor of Spanish
M.A. Dramaturgy, University of Havana, M.A. Literatura & Linguistics, California State University
Teaching: Theater, Spanish Language and Literature
Research: Contemporary Dramaturgy and Mise en Scene
Phone: (909) 607-1711
Visiting Assistant Professor of Korean
Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

M.A., Université de Paris 2, Assas, Sorbonne. Ph.D., Université of Paris 1, Panthéon, Sorbonne, France.


Arabic Language, Literature and Culture; Modern Arab thought; Religion, Gender, and Cultural Identity in the Modern Arab World.


My book “Women in Lebanon: Living with Christianity, Islam, and Multiculturalism” is situated at the intersection of religion, gender, multiculturalism, and feminism, as it explores the unity of a country through the lens of the evolution of women in different religious communities. I examine and describe the Lebanese “alternative modernities”, a conceptual thesis that has shaped thinking about the meaning of terms like evolution, progress, development, history and politics in contemporary Arab thought. My work brings together in a unified work the themes of women in Christianity, Islam and multiculturalism as Lebanon signifies a real synthesis of the questions related to Arab modernity. My interests also include the Intercultural Competence in foreign language teaching, and Multiculturalism vs. The Assimilationist theory.

Phone: (909) 607-3871