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Affiliated & Associated Faculty


Associated Faculty
  • Tom Bishop
    Professor of French, Comparative Literature

  • Sibylle Fischer
    Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature

    Research Interests: Caribbean literature and culture; Spanish American Independence; the Haitian Revolution; culture and politics in the nineteenth century; the history of political thought.

  • John Freccero
    Professor Emeritus of Italian, Comparative Literature

    Research Interests: Dante; medieval poetry and poetics; Machiavelli.

  • Toral Gajarawala
    Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature

    Research Interests: Postcolonial and subaltern studies; theories of the novel; narrative theory, realisms, modernisms, contemporary Anglophone and vernacular fiction.

  • Sarah Kay
    Professor of French

    Research Interests: Medieval literature in French, Occitan, and Latin, especially poetry; the history of philosophy, especially Aristotle and Scholastic thought; and modern theory, especially psychoanalysis

  • Philip F. Kennedy - In Residence at NYU Abu Dhabi
    Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature

    Research Interests: Medieval Arabic language and literature; classical poetry and poetics; adab; narrative and fiction; recognition/anagnorisis in literature; Qur'an and Tafsir

  • Phillip Usher
    Associate Professor of French

    Research Interests: Renaissance Studies and classical reception with certain theorists, thinkers, and practices of geography, ecology, and visual studies

  • Mary Louise Pratt
    Professor Emerita of Social and Cultural Analysis, Spanish & Portuguese, Comparative Literature

  • Laura Slatkin
    Professor of Classical Studies (Gallatin) and Comparative Literature (Arts & Science)

    Research Interests: Research and teaching interests: ancient Greek and Roman poetry, especially epic and drama; wisdom traditions in classical and Near Eastern antiquity; gender studies; anthropological approaches to the literature of the ancient Mediterranean world; and cultural poetics.

  • Robert P. Stam
    Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis

  • Jane Tylus
    Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature

    Research Interests: Late medieval and early modern Italy and Europe, particularly issues related to gender and religion; history of theatre; literature of 19th-century Sicily; the history and culture of Siena

  • Jini Kim Watson
    Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature

    Research Interests: Postcolonial literature and theory; spatial and architectural theory; questions of sovereignty and political modernity; Asia-Pacific literature and cultural studies; feminist and critical theory

  • Robert J.C. Young
    Professor of English, Comparative Literature

    Research Interests: Postcolonial literatures and cultures; the history of colonialism and anti-colonialism; cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries; literary and cultural theory.

Affiliated Faculty