Juan Camilo Acevedo
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Cortar, Copiar y Pegar. Publicación y autoría en el Siglo de Oro español
Research Interests: Spanish literature and languages

Joshua Baker
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: The Consumption of Objects of Memory in Contemporary Peninsular Literature
Research Interests: 20th- and 21st-century Spanish Peninsular literature, autobiography, autofiction and Catalan studies

Eufemia Baldassarre
Program: Italian Studies

Amine Bouhayat
Program: French and Francophone Studies

Cosette Bruhns
Program: Italian Studies
Dissertation: Worth a Thousand Words: Turning to Visual Art in Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch
Research Interests: Medieval and Early Modern French and Italian literature, aesthetic theory, and visual art

Laura Colaneri
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Ebenezer Concepción
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Subjects of Ambiguity: Towards a (Re)Vision of Inversion in the Narrative of Alfonso Hernández-Catá (1885-1940)
Research Interests: Intersection of sex, gender, and race in Latin American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Bastien Craipain
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Dissertation: Race, culture et nation : anthropologie et littérature en Haïti
Research Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Francophone Caribbean Literatures; Race, ethnicity, and gender politics; Literature, anthropology, and the social sciences; Histories of the modern Caribbean; French colonialism and empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Slavery and emancipation in the Caribbean; Marxism and leftism.

Rebecca Crisafulli
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Dissertation: Sincerity and Social Transformation in the Work of Louise d’Épinay
Research Interests: Seventeenth-and eighteenth-century French literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Criticism, Women’s Literary History, History of Education and Educational Literature, the Novel, Theater and Performance Studies, Dance/Choreography, Musicology, Temperament, Film, Letters, Fairy Tales, Fables, Literary Correspondences, Literary Hoaxes, Sustainability, Architecture, Urban Design

Veerle Dierickx
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Dissertation: Notes Taking Sides: Social and Aesthetic Meanings of Music in the Novel
Research Interests: Twentieth- and twenty-first century French literature, with a focus on the intersection between literature and music

José Estrada
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: "El monstro con su figura": la autofiguración transatlántica en el teatro de Ruiz de Alarcón

Isaías Fanlo
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Staging A Queer Nation: Landscapes of Desire in Contemporary Catalan Drama

Isabela Fraga
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Ji Gao
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Dissertation: Politique éditoriale et ambition culturelle des libraires lyonnais dans la seconde moitié du XVIe siècle. Guillaume Roville et Benoît Rigaud
Research Interests: Early Modern French literature and history

Dana Gordon Dombrowski
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Mediated Memories: Re-imagining 23-F in Spanish Literature and Film
Research Interests: Twentieth-century and contemporary peninsular literature

Silvia Guslandi
Program: Italian Studies
Dissertation: Belonging to the Threshold. Appartenenza and sradicamento in early 20th-Century “Italian” literature
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature, American and Comparative literature, Translation, Literary Theory and Linguistics

María Gutiérrez Bascón
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Post-Soviet Imaginings of Havana: Representations of the Cuban Capital after 1990

Daniela Gutiérrez Flores
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Madison Hendren
Program: Italian Studies
Dissertation: Representations of Sports and Games in Medieval Italian Literature

Viviana Hong
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Child’s Play and Foul Play in Argentina’s Dirty War in Contemporary Argentine Narratives
Research Interests: Twentieth-century and contemporary Latin American literature and culture; visual arts

Michele Kenfack
Program: French and Francophone Studies

Darren Kusar
Program: Italian Studies

Hilda Larrazabal
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: La recepción de sor Juana en el siglo XX: tradición, campo cultural y disciplina

Krizia Laureano-Ruiz
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Eduardo Leão
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Research Interests: Literature produced in the Amazon, contemporary Brazilian literature and the clash between modernity and traditional cultures in Latin America.

Jorge Lefevre Tavárez
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Ficciones históricas: El indianismo en las Antillas hispánicas

Kirsten Lopez
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Research Interests: Medieval French and Anglo-Norman literature; animal studies; theories of metamorphosis and identity; gender studies; eco-criticism; nature in medieval visual culture; twelfth-century renaissance; allegory and symbolism of romance literature; vernacular writing.

Enrique Macari
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Juan Diego Mariátegui
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Norman Mora Quintero
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Research Interests: Norman Mora Quintero holds a BA in Literature and Philosophy from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and an MA in Literature from University of Maryland, College Park. He was also a visiting research scholar at PennState (Philosophy Department). His current fields of interest are Latin American contemporary literature, ethics and philosophy. Norman’s interests focus on contemporary Latin American literature (narrative); he is also interested in Thing Theory and questions interweaving ethics, aesthetics, and politics.

Fadil Moslemani
Program: Italian Studies
Dissertation: Filosofia letteraria e romanzo storico. Un’analisi della rappresentazione della Storia attraverso il prisma foucaultiano del “carnevale del tempo”

Miriam Muccione
Program: Italian Studies

Chiara Nifosi
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Dissertation: Dire le temps par l’espace. Construction et fonctionnement d’une métaphore proustienne
Research Interests: Theory of the novel, Realism and Modernism, Symbolist poetry, comparative literature, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century French prose and poetry

Maximilien Novak
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Research Interests: 18th-19th century French and German literature/history of ideas, Napoleonic studies, translation studies, musicology

Manuel Olmedo
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Lectura y locura en las instituciones de la esgrima y la literatura del Siglo de Oro
Research Interests: Golden Age Spanish literature, renaissance studies, early modern epics, music and literature

Pablo Ottonello
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American Literature

Meriam Pacheco Salazar
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Research Interests: Contemporary Hispano-Caribbean women writers, and the ways in which their gender identity has shaped their narratives of motherhood, marriage, divorce, orphanhood, and loss.

Susana Pérez Alonso
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: De la prosa al teatro: la juglaresca teatral de Rafael Álvarez El Brujo
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century and contemporary Spanish literature

Filippo Petricca
Program: Italian Studies

Katrina Powers
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: What Was She Wearing: Looking at Susanna in Golden Age Spain
Research Interests: Golden Age Spanish literature and the visual arts

Benjamin Ransom
Program: French and Francophone Studies

David Reher
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: The Pre-Enlightenment Orient in Spanish-Language Imagination: Masculinity, Socio-Economics, and Religion in Constantinople
Research Interests: Trans-cultural relations, collective identities, and lyric literature

Brenna Rice
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Research Interests: 20th century literature; autobiography and life narrative, postcolonial studies, testimony, cultural memory, and national identity.

Medardo Rosario
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: Pilgrims, Outcasts and Wanderers: Delimiting New Configurations of Space and Subjectivity through Religious Itineraries in the Spanish Novel of Adventures

Fara Taddei
Program: Italian Studies
Research Interests: Gift theory, gender studies, Renaissance studies, critical theory, realism

Erika Tanács
Program: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dissertation: "Women On Board: Maritime Travel and Female Identity in Early Modern Hispanic Literature"

Bibiana Tangari
Program: Italian Studies
Research Interests: Modern and contemporary literature, both Italian and foreign, visual arts, comparative studies, reception studies.

Elizabeth Tavella
Program: Italian Studies
Research Interests: Italian and French Medieval Literature, manuscript studies and Medieval art

Hena Thakkar
Program: French and Francophone Studies

Esther Van Dyke
Program: French and Francophone Studies

Jacqueline Victor
Program: French and Francophone Studies
Dissertation: Female Fictions: Narrating gendered movement in Old French verse romance