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Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures Faculty Directory

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Acting Director, Associate Director, School of Art and Visual Studies
Professor of Photography
103 School of Art and Visual Studies Building
859-257-4013, 859-257-8151
Associate Professor
Italian Studies
Italy, Italian, Andrea da Barberino, chivalric epic, Arthurian romances
1439 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-7098
Associate Professor of Russian Studies
University Senate (A&S Humanities Representative, 2020-2023)
Interim Director, Undergraduate Certificate in International Film Studies
Research Leadership Academy, Track 1
Russian Literature, Language Pedagogy, Theater and Performance studies, Poetry and Poetics, Film and visual culture, environmental and sustainability studies
1053 Patterson Office Tower
Professor and Acting Chair
Ancient and medieval philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Interactions of philosophy and theology
1405 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-7107
Professor
T. W. Lewis Dean, Lewis Honors College
rabbinic interpretation of the Bible within Targumic literature, theodicy
116 Lewis Hall, Lewis Honors College
859-257-8450
Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics
Director of Graduate Studies
Spanish Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, L2 Pedagogy and Assessment
1127 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-7093
Assistant Professor, German Studies
Director of Beginning German
Germanic Linguistics, Turkish-German identity, Hip Hop Studies, Style and Sociolinguistic Variation, Second Language Acquisition, History of the German Language, Game Studies, ConLangs, Proto-Indo-European, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies, Resistance Vernaculars
1003 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-3629
Associate Professor of Classics
Classics TA Coordinator
President of the Kentucky Philological Association
Classical Mythology, Classical Historiography, Greek Epigraphy
1021 Patterson Office Tower
Assistant Professor of Hebrew
1469 Patterson Office Tower
8592183723
Associate Professor
Sport in 20th and 21st century German literature, National Identity, Critical Theory, Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition, German film, fairy tales
1005 Patterson Office Tower
257-3387
Assistant Professor of Russian Studies
Russian Literature, Film Studies, Animal Studies, Critical Theory, Posthumanist Theory, Gender and Queer Studies, Psychoanalytic Theory, Intellectual History
1051 Patterson Office Tower
732-687-6384
Associate Professor
Director of MATWL Program
College of Education
Asia Center
Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, CALL, Electronic media, Cognitive Linguistics
1025 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-9562
Full Professor, Zantker Charitable Foundation Professor of Jewish Studies
Past President, Klal Rhetorica
Director, Program in Jewish Studies
Composition and Rhetoric, Kentucky African American history, Oral History, Jewish Studies, Bourbon, Rhetoric and Writing, Visual Rhetoric and Comics, Israel/Palestine, Jewish Rhetorics, Writing and the Bourbon Industry, Jewish Kentucky
1303 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-6973
Professor
Roman Republic; legal history; rituals
1705 Patterson Office Tower
257-4340
Assistant Professor
Japan Studies
Modern Japanese Literature and Culture, Modernity and Modernism, Film and Visual Studies
1065 Patterson Office Tower
Associate Professor, Chinese Studies
Director of FLIE Program
Early Chinese intellectual history, classical Chinese poetry, late-imperial vernacular fiction
1441 Patterson Office Tower
2576814
Associate Professor, German Studies
20th-century German and Austrian literature and cultural studies, German-Jewish culture, medicine and literature, German for the Professions, and gender and sexuality
POT 1069
257-7012
Professor of German Studies
Associate Chair, MCLLC
Editor, Colloquia Germanica
20th century German Cultural Studies, with a focus on sports history (mountaineering), World Language Pedagogy, esp. the preparation and training of graduate TAs
POT 1067
257-1873
Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies, MCLLC
Director of Introductory French (FR 101, 102, 106, 201, 202)
Medieval French literature, Medieval romance, gender, women's studies, Pedagogy, curriculum design, Arthurian legend
1017 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 218-3731
Associate Professor, Japan Studies
Faculty Director, International Village Living Learning Program
cultural anthropology, Cultural studies, Japan, Okinawa, the U.S.
1465 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-7024
Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Zantker Professor of Jewish Literature, Culture and History
Gender and Jewish literature, Popular Ethnography and American Jewish Identity, Post-Holocaust Jewish Identity, Hassidic Narratives and Secular Culture, Documentary Photography and Post-Holocaust Identity, Translation and Jewish American Identity, Literature of the Holocaust, The Ethics of Representation, Testimony and Trauma
1475 Patterson Office Tower
7-7557
Senior Lecturer of Chinese Studies
UK Chinese Club advisor
President of Kentucky Association of Chinese Language Teachers (KACLT)
Teaching Chinese as a second language, Instructional strategies and best practices, Curriculum and online curriculum development
1449 Patterson Office Tower
(Office) 859-257-6962
Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition
Interim Director of TESL MA Program
Second Language Reading and Biliteracy Development, Multilingualism, Chinese applied linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Language assessment and instruction
Office: 1471 Patterson Office Tower
Office: (859) 323-7307, Lab: (859) 257-9854, Fax: (859) 257-3743
Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement & Clinical Engagement
Room 123G Wethington Building 900 South Limestone Street Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200
(859) 218-0593
Associate Professor in Italian Studies
Language coordinator
Women and Gender Studies, Food Studies, SLA, Autobiography Studies
1463 Patterson Office Tower
Associate Professor, Russian Studies
Specializes in Russian language instruction, literature and culture and Russian piano music.
1039 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-7027
Associate Professor of Classics
Latin Poetry of the Flavian Era, Rhetoric and Poetics in Latin Literature, Epideictic Genre, Latin paedagogy, Latin in Latin America, Brazilian Colonial Literature
1013 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-6754
Professor, Chinese Studies
Convener, Chinese Working Group
Theater and Performance studies, Propaganda, Sino-Japanese cultural relations, Film Studies, Chinese language and culture, Korean language and culture, Gender Politics, intersectionality, Folklore, Popular Culture, 20th Century Music and Literature, the international avant-garde
1453 Patterson Office Tower (physical address)
859-257-9139, 859-257-3743 (fax)
Professor of Classics
Director of Graduate Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Latin literature in its continuity and Neo-Latin, 12th century Renaissance, Latin Composition, Latin Pedagogy and Active Latin
1037 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-5710
Associate Professor
Classics, African American & Africana Studies, Gender & Women Studies
Hellenistic Poetry, Greek and Latin literature, Caribbean Culture and Literature, race studies and racial formation, Imperial Greek Literature
1077 Patterson Office Tower
Professor
Early Christianity; Byzantium; rhetoric
1775 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-4348
Sainthood in Early Islam, Islamic Authority, Social movements in Early Islam, Arabic language pedagogy, TAFL, Early Islamic Texts, Islamic Manuscript Studies
1063 Patterson Office Tower
(859)-257-7011
341 Dickey Hall
Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Early modern literature and culture, literary and critical theory, poetics and rhetoric, posthumanism, Film Studies
1031 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-3761
Assistant Professor of Japan Studies
Premodern Japanese literature, Intersections between literary and visual form, Japanese visual culture
1001 Patterson Office Tower
Professor and Director of the Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Russian and Soviet history; gender history; cultural history; war and memory
1777 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-4345
Professor
William T. Bryan Chair Professorship
*Professor Popkin is not currently accepting graduate students.*
1725 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-1415
Associate Professor
Department Chair
Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture, Women's Literature and Gender Studies, Literary Theory
1255 Patterson Office Tower
Director of Composition
Professor
Rhetorical Delivery, Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities, Jewish Studies, Samaritan Studies, Reciprocal Research, Community Stakeholders
1327 Patterson Office Tower
Associate Professor, German Studies
Director, Max Kade German House and Cultural Center
Weimar Modernism, German Film, Post-89 German Literature, Critical Theory, Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition
POT 1071
257-4540
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