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Affiliate Faculty and Staff

The department has more than 80 affiliated faculty housed in other departments across campus. Affiliate faculty members teach courses cross-listed with women, gender and sexuality studies and serve on our various curricular and research committees.

This program structure hallmarks the uniqueness and strength of women, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Maryland. Both the department and the program are inclusive of many disciplinary perspectives and methodologies, yet capable of encouraging new scholarship that is broadly interdisciplinary.

Affiliate Faculty

Edward Alwood

Adjunct Lecturer, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Elizabeth Aparicio

Assistant Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

GerShun Avilez

Associate Dean for Diversity, College of Arts and Humanities

Tawes Hall 3203
College Park MD, 20742

301-405-3810

Hester Baer

Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

3207 Jiménez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

Maria Beliaeva Solomon

Assistant Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, French
Affiliate Faculty, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Affiliate Faculty, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

Janna Bianchini

Associate Professor, History

2116 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4326

Melissa Blanco Borelli

2810 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park MD, 20742

La Marr Jurelle Bruce

2324 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1356

Janet Chernela

1128 Woods Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1421

Tita Chico

Director, English

2120A Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3811

Kimberly Coles

Professor, English
The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Classics

3127 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-9662

Theresa Coletti

Emeritus Professor, English

3224 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-7853

Merle Collins

Emeritus Professor, English

3104 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3775

Crystal Davis

Assistant Professor, Dance Performance and Scholarship

1929 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3198

Sonalde Desai

3143 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6312

Lillian Doherty

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Classics

1210D Marie Mount Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2022

Susan Dwyer

Associate Professor, Philosophy

1102B Skinner Building
College Park MD, 20742

Caroline Eades

Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

4124 Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4029

Jessica Enoch

Professor, English
Affiliate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Director, English

1116 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3761

Jason Farman

Professor and Director of the Design Cultures & Creativity Program, American Studies

3328 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

3328 Tawes Hall

Leslie Felbain

Associate Professor, Theatre Performance

2819 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6672

Maxine Grossman

Director and Associate Professor, Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Classics

4139 Susquehanna Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4980

Christina Hanhardt

Associate Professor, American Studies

1328D Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1360

Sharon Harley

Affiliate Associate Professor, American Studies

1117 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1158

Chad Infante

Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, English

3118 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

Luke Jensen

2218 Marie Mount Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1563

Fatemeh Keshavarz

Professor and Department Head, Persian

1220C Jiménez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2735

Sahar Khamis

Associate Professor, Communication

2104 Skinner Building
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-0864

Steven Klees

Affiliate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3112E Benjamin Building
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2212

Julie Koser

Associate Professor, German Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Affiliate Associate Faculty, Classics
Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

3210 Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4106

Hallie Liberto

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Marilee Lindemann

Associate Professor, English
Affiliate Associate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, American Studies

1125 Cumberland Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-0531

Clare Lyons

Associate Professor, History

2129 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1156

Hoda Mahmoudi

1114A Chincoteague Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 314-7714

Bayley Marquez

Assistant Professor, American Studies

3324 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6255

Michele Mason

Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

4224 Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3745

Nancy Mirabal

Associate Professor, American Studies

3329 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1358

Robyn Muncy

2135 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-7773

Karen O'Brien

2147B Biology-Psychology Building
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-5812

Kerryann O'Meara

3119G Benjamin Building
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2335

Randy Ontiveros

Director of Honors Humanities, College of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, English
Affiliate Associate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor in U.S. Latina/o Studies, American Studies

3232 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-9661

Valerie Orlando

Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

3118 Jiménez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

Shawn Parry-Giles

Professor and Chair, Communication

2126 Skinner Building
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6527

Mehl Penrose

Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Affiliate Associate Professor, Classics
Affiliate Associate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center

3123 Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301)405-8902

Sangeeta Ray

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, English
Affiliate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3014059647

Ana Patricia Rodríguez

Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Affiliate Associate Professor, American Studies
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Affiliate, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center

2215E Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2020

Karin Rosemblatt

Professor and Director of the Center for Historical Studies, History

2127 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

301-405-4286

Laura J. Rosenthal

Professor, English

3106 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1408

David Sartorius

Associate Professor, History

2101E Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4287

Mary Sies

1328F Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-1361

Martha Nell Smith

Professor, English
Affiliate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Affiliate Professor, American Studies
Classics

3238 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-8878

Catherine Knight Steele

2105 Skinner Building; 0301 Hornbake Library
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-8927

Linda Steiner

3203 John S. and James L. Knight Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2426

Elizabeth Toth

Professor Emerita, Communication

2112 Skinner Building
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-8077

Christina Walter

Associate Professor, English

3121 Tawes
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3825

Orrin Wang

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, English
Affiliate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Affiliate Professor, American Studies

3240 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3754

Katherine Wasdin

Associate Professor, Classics

1210C Marie Mount Hall
College Park MD, 20742

Mary Helen Washington

Distinguished University Professor, English
Emeritus Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3206 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-7634

Psyche Williams-Forson

Professor and Chair, American Studies

1328E Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6931

Janelle Wong

Professor, American Studies

2335 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6834

Carly Woods

Associate Professor & Co-Director of Graduate Studies (Recruitment/Admissions), Communication
Affiliate Associate Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Classics

2118 Skinner Building
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6523

Madeline Zilfi

Professor Emerita, History

2101L Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-8403

Affiliate Staff

Karla Mantilla

4137 Susquehanna Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-7415

Psyche Williams-Forson

Professor and Chair, American Studies

1328E Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6931