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Comparative Literature Faculty

In addition to being teachers, HWS professors are researchers and scholars in their fields. Faculty members devote time outside the classroom to engage students in research projects.


William S. Atwell

Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures Emeritus (1984)

Ph.D., Princeton
M.A., Hawaii
B.A., Washington and Lee

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3580
Office: 103 Henry House


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Eugen Baer

Dean of Hobart College and Professor of Philosophy (1971)

Ph.D., Yale
B. Bibl., Biblical Institute, Rome
Lic. Theol., Freiburg
Matura, Appenzell

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3300
Office: Smith Hall


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Biman Basu

Associate Professor of English (1998)

Ph.D., University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
M.A., North Carolina State University at Raleigh
B.A., Jadavpur Univeristy

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3367
Office: 112 Demarest


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Betty Bayer

Professor of Women's Studies (1992)

Ph.D., Carleton University
M.A., Carleton University
B.A., Carleton University

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3460
Office: 305 Demarest


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Rob Carson

Assistant Professor of English (2008)

PhD (2008), University of Toronto
MA, Philosophy, Queen's University
MA, English, Queen's University


E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3358
Office: 106 Demarest


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Michael Dobkowski

Professor of Religious Studies (1976)

Ph.D., New York University
M.A., New York University
B.A., New York University

E-mail link | Personal Bio | Expert Page | Personal Homepage

Telephone: 3369
Office: 206 Demarest


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Laurence Erussard

Associate Professor of English (2003)

Ph.D. University of Murcia, 2001
M.A., SUNY New Paltz, 1992
B.A., SUNY New Paltz, 1988

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3363
Office: 109 Demarest


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Marie-France Etienne

Emeria Professor of French and Francophone Studies (1979)

Ph.D., Rochester
M.A., Rochester
Certificate d'Etudes Littéraires Générales, Aix en Provence
B.A., Aix

E-mail link | Personal Bio | Personal Homepage

Telephone: 3792
Office: 301 Smith Hall


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May Farnsworth

Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies (2007)

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Spanish American Literature. 2006.
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Spanish American Literature. 2002.
B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington. 1996.

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3785
Office: 306 Smith Hall


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Catherine Gallouet

Professor of French and Francophone Studies (1986)

Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., Rutgers University
B.A., Hope College, Cum Laude
Bacalauréat, Lettres et Philosophie, Académié de Grenoble

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3795
Office: 310 Smith Hall


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Mary Gerhart

Professor of Religious Studies Emerita (1972)

Ph.D. Religion and Literature, University of Chicago
M.A. Theology and Literature, University of Chicago
M.A. English, University of Missouri
B.A. English and Mathematics, College of St. Teresa

E-mail link | Personal Bio | Personal Homepage

Telephone: 3347


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Robert Gross

Professor of Theatre Emeritus (1987)

Ph.D. Comparative Literature-Theatre, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
M.A. Theatre, Ohio State University
B.A. Communications Arts-Theatre, University of Wisconsin

E-mail link | Personal Bio | Personal Homepage

Telephone: 3876
Office: 33 Coxe Hall


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Grant I. Holly

Chair

Professor of English (1970)

Ph.D., University of Rochester
B.A., Wesleyan University

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3365
Office: 107 Demarest


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Alla Ivanchikova

Assistant Professor of English (2012)



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Marilyn Jimenez

Associate Professor of African Studies (1984)

Ph.D., Columbia
M. Phil., Columbia
M.A., Columbia
B.A., Barnard

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3791
Office: 120 Stern Hall


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George Joseph

Professor of French and Francophone Studies Emeritus (1986)

Ph.D., Indiana
M.A., Indiana
B.A., Oberlin Certificat des literatures d'Afrique et de Madagascar from the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, in Senegal

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Elisabeth Lyon

Associate Professor of English (1988)

Ph.D., California at Berkeley
M.A., New York
B.A., California at Berkeley

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3357
Office: 105 Demarest


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Nicola Minott-Ahl

Associate Professor of English (2004)

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, City College of New York, 2003
M.A., Comparative Literature, City College of New York, 1994
B.A., English, City College of New York, 1992

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3362
Office: 108 Demarest


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Patricia Myers

Professor of Music Emeritus (1979)

Ph.D., Illinois
M.A., Oregon
B.Mus., Oberlin

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Daniel O'Connell

Emeritus Professor of English (1971)

Ph.D., Columbia
M.A., Columbia
B.A., Hunter

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Edgar Paiewonsky-Conde

Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies (1987)

Ph.D., New York
M.S., New York
B.A., New York

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3632
Office: 207 Smith Hall


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Colby Ristow

Associate Professor of History (2007)

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2008
M.A., Michigan State University, 1998
B.A., Michigan State University, 1996


E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3136
Office: 106 Henry House


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Caroline Travalia

Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies (2007)

Ph.D., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
D.M.L, Middlebury College
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A., University of Notre Dame

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3072
Office: 208 Smith Hall


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David Weiss

Professor of English (1985)

M.A., Johns Hopkins
B.A., California, Berkeley

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3644
Office: 110 Demarest


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