Faculty & Staff


Vickie Langohr


Associate Professor, Political Science
Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Studies

Ph.D. Columbia University
Fields: Middle East politics, nationalism and democratization; religion and politics
Email: vlangohr@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 326 PO Box: 167A Phone: 508-793-2763
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Hannah R. Abrahamson

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Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Ph.D., Emory University
Fields: early modern Latin America, Indigenous History, Atlantic World, Colonialism, Gender, Sexuality, Digital Humanities
Email: habraham@holycross.edu
Office: Okane 363
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Susan Amatangelo


Professor, Italian Studies
Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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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Laurie Ann Britt-Smith

Director, Center for Writing 
Office: Dinand 210  Phone: (508) 793-3681
Email: lbrittsm@holycross.edu
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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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Mary A. Conley


Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Modern Britain and Empire; Ireland and India; Imperialism and post-colonialism; History of gender, family and childhood; Maritime history
Office: O'Kane 372 Phone: (508) 793-2493
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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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Ara A. Francis


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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Karen Guth


Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Fields: Social Ethics
Office: Smith 430
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Carmen Alvaro Jarrin

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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; social justice; environmental activism
Office: Beaven 216 Phone: (508) 793-2774
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Mahri Leonard-Fleckman


Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., New York University
Fields: Hebrew Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Office: Smith 431 Phone: 508-793-3435
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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


Professor of Practice in Health Studies, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
D Phil Anthropology (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Fields:  medical anthropology, HIV/AIDS, gender equity and women’s rights, reproductive and sexual health, international development, global health, public health, health promotion, program design, management and evaluation
Office: Fenwick 312   Phone: 508-793-3581
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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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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
Email: kren@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 369  Phone: (508) 793-2764



Sanjog Rupakheti

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


Professor, French & Francophone Studies
Program Coordinator, French & Francophone Studies

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


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


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


Distinguished Professor of 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
Email: ssweeney@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 220  Phone: 508-793-2690
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Stephanie Yuhl


W. Arthur Garrity, Sr. Professor in Human Nature, Ethics and Society
Faculty Associate, Critical Conservation Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: Twentieth-century United States history, Gender and Sexuality history, Public history and memory, Social movements, Southern history
Office: O'Kane 368    Phone: 508-793-2783
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