Faculty & Staff


Olga S. Partan

Program Coordinator Studies in World Literatures
Associate Professor, Russian Studies

Ph.D. Brown University
Fields: Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
Office:   Stein 457      Phone:  508-793-3832
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Amy Singleton Adams

Program Coordinator, Russian
Professor, Russian Studies

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison
Fields: Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
Office:   Stein 454     Phone:   508-793-2543
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Ibrahim Abdessalam

Lecturer of Arabic Studies
Program Coordinator
M.A, the American University in Cairo
Fields: Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, Corpus Linguistics, Translation
Email: iabdessa@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 429     Phone: 508-793-3042 
Office hours: Monday/Wednesday 12:00-2:00 and By Appointment.
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Susan Amatangelo

Chair, World Languages, Litureatures, and Cultures
Professor, Italian Studies

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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Emma Burston

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Assistant Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Ph.D., Rutgers University / Université Paris 8
Fields: Nineteenth-Century French Literature, Visual Culture, Environmental Humanities, Contemporary French Literature and Culture, Language
Email: eburston@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 415  Phone: (508) 793-2457
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Stephanie Clark


Program Coordinator Deaf Studies and Sign Languages, Lecturer
M.Ed., Boston University






Heidi Grek


Visiting Assistant Professor German Studies
 Her research interests include Goethe, the European epic tradition, and world literature. She continues to develop the comparative readings from her dissertation of Faust and Paradise LostThe Divine Comedy, and Byron’s Don Juan.
Email: hgrek@holycross.edu
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Ji Hao


Coordinator of Chinese Studies 
Associate Professor, Chinese Studies

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: Premodern Chinese Literature
Office: Stein 427     Phone: 508-793-2608
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Ying Li


Lecturer, Deaf Studies and Sign Languages 
Ed.D., Lamar University
Email: yli@holycross.edu




Jean Ouedraogo

On Leave 2022-2023
O'Leary Chair in Francophone Studies

Ph.D., University of Georgia-Athens
Fields: African and Caribbean Francophone Literatures and Cultures
Office:   Stein 443     Phone:  508-793-2795
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Thibaut Schilt

Professor,  French and Francophone Studies
Program Coordinator, French and Francophone Studies

Ph.D. Ohio State University
Fields: French Cinema, Contemporary French Literature and Culture, Gender Studies
Office:  Stein 413    Phone:  508-793-2609
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Sylvia M. Schmitz-Burgard

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Virginia
20th-, 19th-, and 18th-Century German Literature and Culture, Austrian Cultural History, 18th-Century European Novel, Women Writers, Law and Literature, Contemporary Literary Theory
Office:   Stein 461     Phone:  508-793-3305
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Giovanni Spani


Program Coordinator, Italian Studies
Coordinator, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Associate Professor, Italian Studies 
Pedagogical Coordinator

Ph.D., Indiana University
Fields: Medieval & Renaissance Italian Literature
Email: gspani@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 452       Phone: 508-793-3834
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Carolyn Leeman

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Academic Administrative Assistant
Office: Stein 401 Phone: (508) 793-2447