Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty 

Sarah Klotz


Associate Professor (Ph.D., The University of California, Davis) Fields: Composition and Rhetoric, Native American/Indigenous Studies, Writing Assessment, American Literature 
Email: sklotz@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 210
Phone: 508-793-3965
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Nadine Knight 


Chair, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 
Associate Professor (Ph.D., Harvard University) 
Fields: African American Literature; 19th and 20th Century American Literature; American Civil War Studies; Film and Television 
Email: nknight@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 227A
Phone: 508-793-2563 
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Jorge Santos 

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Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Connecticut) 
Fields: Ethnic American Literature; Immigrant/Migrant Literature; Ethnic Studies; American Cultural Studies; Graphic Narrative; Asian American Literature 
Email: jsantos@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 225
Phone: 508-793-3460 
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Joint Faculty 

Carmen Alvaro Jarrín 

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Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology (Ph.D., Duke University) 
Fields: medical anthropology; science and technology studies; race, class and gender inequality in Latin America; queer theory; transgender studies 
Email: ajarrin@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 216
Phone: 508-793-2774 
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Affiliate Faculty 

Oliver de la Paz 

Oliver de la Paz

Associate Professor, English (M.F.A., Arizona State University)
Fields: Creative Writing: Poetry and Hybrid Genres; Contemporary American Poetry; Asian American Literature 
Email: odelapaz@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 227
Phone: 508-793-2698 
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Tat siong Benny Liew 

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Professor, 1956 Chair in New Testament Studies (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) 
Fields: synoptic gospels, gospel of John, cultural and racial interpretations and receptions of the Bible, apocalypticism, Asian American history and literature 
Email: tliew@holycross.edu
Office: Smith 422
Phone: 508-793-3846 
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Melissa F. Weiner 


Professor, Sociology and Anthropology (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) 
Fields: racism, colonialism, enslaving 
Email: mfweiner@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 226
Phone: 508-793-2217 
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Naya Burshan

Administrative Assistant
Email: naburshan@holycross.edu
Phone: 508-793-3729