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 (Photography)

Identity and alterity

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


Pragmatics, Grammaticalization, 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) 607-3334
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 Korean