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Faculty & Staff

Ara A. Francis

Director Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Studies
Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Fields: micro sociology; deviance and social disruption; death and dying; families; qualitative methods 
Office: Beaven 211 Phone: (508) 793-2487
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Susan Amatangelo

Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures 
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature, Giovanni Verga, Italian women writers, and the representation of women in literature
Office:  Stein 404     Phone: 508-793-3347
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Nancy Andrews

Associate Professor, Classics
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Hellenistic poetry, Greek and Roman epic poetry, Greek and Roman mythology 
Office:  Fenwick 424      Phone:  508-793-2549
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Anne Blaschke

Visiting Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Boston University 
Office: O'Kane 368   PO Box: 61A  Phone: 508-793-2465
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Laurie Ann Britt-Smith

Director, Center for Writing 
Office: Dinand 210  Phone: (508) 793-3681
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Danuta Bukatko

Distinguished Professor of Education 
Professor, Psychology

Affiliate, Women's and Gender Studies
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Fields: Child development, cognitive development in early childhood including memory and representation, social cognition, gender-role development 
Beaven 322 Phone: (508) 793-3433
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Stephenie Chaudoir

Associate Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Social and health psychology, stigma, disclosure, HIV/AIDS and other concealable stigmatized identities, health disparities 
Office: Beaven 326  Phone: 508-793-3620
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Stephanie Crist

Lecturer, Montserrat Program and Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Fields: inequality, hunger, food justice, food studies, nonprofit organizations, research methods, gender and sexuality 
Office: Beaven 206 Phone: (508) 793-3597
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Susan Cunningham

Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology
Associate Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D., University of Maryland
Fields: sociology, children and violence, women and drinking 
Office: Smith 331/329 Phone: (508) 793-2703
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Daniel DiCenso

Assistant Professor, Music
Ph.D., University of Cambridge
Fields: History, Early Music, Chant, Rock, Hip-Hop 
Office:  Brooks 343    Phone:  508-793-2390
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Laurence Enjolras

Associate Professor (Coordinator of the French Program)
Ph.D. Brown University
Fields: 20th - 21st Century French Literature, French Women Writers, Contemporary French Culture and Film, Language
Office: Stein 415  Phone: (508) 793-2457





Selina Gallo-Cruz

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., Emory University
Fields: culture; gender; global change; social movements; NGOs; nonviolence; methods; social theory 
Office: Beaven 223 Phone: (508) 793-3468
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Robert Green

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Fields: religion in the Americas; indigenous religious traditions; African diaspora; Spanish Catholic thought  
Smith 433
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Karen Guth

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Fields: Social Ethics
Office: Smith 430




Nurhaizatul Jamil

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Ph.D., Northwestern University 





Alvaro Jarrin

Assistant 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; social justice; environmental activism 
Office: Beaven 216 Phone: (508) 793-2774
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Greta Kenney

Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology 
Associate Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

M.Phil., University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Fields: sociology, gender and sexuality, intersectionality, power and inequality, women and violence





Vickie Langohr

Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D. Columbia University
Fields: Middle East politics, nationalism and democratization; religion and politics
Office: Fenwick 326 PO Box: 167A Phone: 508-793-2763
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Ann Marie Leshkowich

Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: social anthropology, gender, economic transformation, neoliberalism, middle classness, fashion, social work, and transnational adoption in Vietnam 
Office: Beaven 230  Phone: (508) 793-2788
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Tsitsi Masvawure

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Pretoria, South Africa 





Shawn Lisa Maurer

Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: 18th Century British literature and Culture; History and Theory of the Novel; Satire; Feminist and Critical Theory; Women's and Gender Studies; Women Writers; Female Modernism, esp. Dorothy Richardson; 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American Women's Poetry 
Office: Fenwick 229   Phone:  508-793-3444
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Theresa McBride

Professor, History
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Fields: Modern French history; Women's history; Modern Italian history; Environmental history  
Office: O'Kane 363 PO Box: 158A Phone: 508-793-2770
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K.J. Rawson

Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Fields: Composition and Rhetoric; Rhetorical History; Archives; LGBT Studies; Digital Media  
Office:  Fenwick 214   Phone:  508-793-2552  
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Kristina Reardon

Associate Director, Center for Writing
M.F.A. University of New Hampshire;
Ph.D. University of Connecticut (ongoing)
Fields: Writing Centers, Composition Studies, Creative Writing (Fiction), Comparative Literature, 20th Century European Literature (British, Spanish, Slovene, and Italian), Modernism, War and Literature, Human Rights, Humor Studies
Email: Phone: (508) 793-2287
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Ke Ren

Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Fields: late imperial and modern Chinese history, Cultural and intellectual history, Sino-Western exchanges, cosmopolitanism, and transnational movements
Office: O'Kane 369  Phone: (508) 793-2764





Mary Doyle Roche

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D. Boston College
Fields: Catholic moral theology and social teaching, Christian ethics, virtue ethics, bioethics, feminist ethics  
Office: Smith 428
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Sanjog Rupakheti

Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Rutgers University 
Office: O’Kane 391     Phone: 508-793- 3496
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Thibaut Schilt

Associate Professor, French
Ph.D. Ohio State University
Fields: French Cinema, Contemporary French Literature and Culture, Gender Studies, Language
Office: Stein 413  Phone: (508) 793-2609
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Lorelle Semley

Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Northwestern University 
Fields:  Modern West Africa, French imperialism, gender, and the Atlantic world
Office: O'Kane 388 PO Box: 146A Phone: 508-793-2769
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Ann Sheehy

Associate Professor, Biology
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
Fields: Immunology and Virology  
Office: Swords 235 Phone: (508) 793-2255
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Susan Elizabeth Sweeney

Monsignor Murray Professor in the Arts and Humanities
Ph.D., Brown University
Fields: Modernist and Postmodernist Fiction (American and European); Literary Revisions of Popular Narrative Genres (Folktale, Detective Story, Gothic Romance); 19th Century American Literature, esp. Poe, Hawthorne, and Dickinson; 20th Century Comparative Literature, esp. Nabokov
Office: Fenwick 220  Phone: 508-793-2690
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Stephanie Yuhl

Professor, History
Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: Twentieth-century United States cultural and social history; Southern history; Public history; Women's history 
Office: Smith 225    Phone: 508-793-2783
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