Frank Bezner

Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature

  • 4335 Dwinelle

Frank Bezner, Dr.phil. Medieval Latin 2000 University of Tübingen, is Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature. My main research interest lies in the Latin literature of the long Middle Ages. » read more »

Déborah Blocker

Associate Professor of French

  • 4221 Dwinelle Hall

Déborah Blocker (Ph.D. University of Paris III, 2001) is associate professor of French and affiliated faculty in Italian Studies. She specializes in the social and political history of literary practices in early modern France and Italy, with a particular interest in theater, learned societies (academies) and the development of aesthetics. » read more »

Thomas Dandelet

Professor of History

  • 3229 Dwinelle Hall

Thomas Dandelet, Ph.D. Berkeley, is Professor in the Department of History. Professor Dandelet specializes in Renaissance and Baroque Italy and more particularly in Italy’s contacts with the Spanish Empire. » read more »

Timothy Hampton

Aldo Scaglione and Marie M. Burns Distinguished Professor of French and Comparative Literature

  • 4218 Dwinelle Hall

Timothy Hampton, Ph.D (Comparative Literature) Princeton University, holds cross appointments with the Departments of Comparative Literature and French. His work focuses on Early Modern Europe.

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Mairi McLaughlin

Associate Professor of French

  • 4224 Dwinelle

Mairi McLaughlin is Associate Professor of French and an Affiliated Member of the Linguistics Department and the Department of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in French/Romance Linguistics and Translation Studies.

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Maureen Miller

Professor of History

  • 3229 Dwinelle Hall

Maureen Miller, Ph.D. Harvard University, is Professor of History. Professor Miller’s work focuses on the ecclesiastical and cultural history of Italy during the Middle Ages. Recent course offerings include Italy in the Age of Dante and a graduate seminar entitled Material Culture: Approaches to Medieval and Renaissance Europe. » read more »

Ignacio Navarrete

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese; Italian Studies Department Chair 2018-19

  • 5221 Dwinelle Hall

Ignacio Navarrete, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), Indiana University, is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University. His research interests include Castiglione and imitation theory, Petrarchism and its effect on lyric poetry and poetics, and the presence of Italian culture in the Spanish Renaissance. » read more »

Todd Olson

Professor of History of Art

Professor Todd P. Olson is the author of Poussin and France: Painting, Humanism and the Politics of Style (Yale University Press, 2002) and Carvaggio’s Pitiful Relics (Yale University Press, 2014). » read more »

J. Theodore Peña

Professor of Classics

  • 7308 Dwinelle

J. Theodore Pena,  Ph.D., Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan, is Professor of Classics. He specializes in the archaeology of Roman and pre-Roman Italy.

Harsha Ram

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature

  • 6108 Dwinelle Hall

Harsha Ram, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature) Yale University, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature. He holds a B. A. Honours degree in Italian Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia, and also did graduate work at the Universit 0064egli studi di Venezia. » read more »

Dylan Riley

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

  • 410 Barrows Hall

My work uses comparative and historical methods to challenge a set of key conceptual oppositions in classical sociological theory: authoritarianism and democracy, revolution and counter-revolution, and state and society. » read more »

Mary Ann Smart

Terrill Professor of Music

  • 204 Morrison Hall

Mary Ann Smart, Ph.D. Cornell University, is Terrill Professor in the Department of Music. Professor Smart’s interests include nineteenth-century opera, staging of opera, singers, music and gender. She is the author of Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera (UC Press, 2004). » read more »