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Contemporary Challenges

Joshua Boucher

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Visiting Instructor, Political Science
Ph.D. (expected 12/18) Baylor University
Fields: American Foreign Policy, International Relations, American Political Thought
Email: jboucher@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 321   P.O. Box: 49A   Phone: 508-793-2744 

 

 

 

Emily Campbell

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Visiting Instructor, Sociology and Anthropology
Doctoral Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
Fields: political sociology; race and ethnicity; the sociology of human rights; drugs and society; transnational sociology, especially Latin America and Europe
Email: ecampbel@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 221 Phone: (508)793-3753
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Pau Cañigueral Batllosera

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fields: Spanish Golden Age Literature; Medieval Spanish Literature; Comparative Literature (Castilian-Catalan-Italian)
Email: pcanigue@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 410 

 

 

 

Cynthia V. Hooper

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Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Princeton University
Fields: Russian and Soviet history; comparative dictatorship; culture and politics in 20th century Europe
Email: chooper@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 383 Phone: (508) 793-3447
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Sanjog Rupakheti

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Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Email: srupakhe@holycross.edu 
Office: O’Kane 391   PO Box: 165 A   Phone: 508-793- 3496
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Core Human Questions

 

Pedrag Cicovacki

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Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Fields: Kant, Dostoevsky, Schweitzer, Gandhi; Problems of evil and violence; Theories of Values
Email: pcicovac@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 518 Phone: (508) 793 2467
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Russell Powell

Visiting Lecturer
Email: rpowell@holycross.edu
Office: Smith Hall 432  Phone: 508-793-2364

 

 

 

 

Debra Gettelman

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Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: 19th Century British Literature and Culture; the Novel; Book History; Film Adaptation
Email: dgettelm@holycross.edu 
Office:  Fenwick 227B    Phone: 508-793-2759
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Jonathan Mulrooney

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Professor, English
(Ph.D. Boston University)
Fields: British Romantic Literature; Romantic-period Theater and Public Culture; Nineteenth-Century British & American Literature; Film; Romantic Historicisms
Email: jmulroon@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 212  Phone: 508-793-3440
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Timothy Joseph

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Latin historiography and epic poetry
Email: tjoseph@holycross.edu 
Office:   Fenwick 427    Phone:   508-793-3780
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Frances Maughan-Brown

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Boston College
Email:fmaughanbrown@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Ryan

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Lecturer, Religious Studies
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Catholic Theological Ethics, Christian Social Ethics, Bioethics, Environmental Ethics
Email: vryan@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 454  Phone: (508)-793-3467
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Global Society

Sahar Bazzaz

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Professor, History
Ph.D., Harvard  University
Fields: Middle Eastern; North African; Islam; Imperial Encounters; History of Science
Emailsbazzaz@holycross.edu 
Office: O'Kane 373 Phone: (508) 793-2781
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Rachelle Beaudoin

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Professor Of Practice, Digital Media
M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
Fields: Digital media
Email: rbeaudoi@holycross.edu  
Office:  Fenwick 443    Phone:  508-793-2227
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Morris Collins
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Visiting Lecturer, English
MFA
The Pennsylvania State University
Email: mcollins@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 218  Phone:  508-793-2333
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Bridget Franco

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Associate Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. University of California - Irvine
Fields: Contemporary Latin American Literature; 20th- & 21st-Century Southern Cone Literature and Film; Philosophy and Politics in Literature
Email: bfranco@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 412 Phone: (508) 793-2291
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Ellen Lokos

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Lecturer, Spanish
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Golden Age Spanish Literature; Women's Writing; Literature & Performance 
Email: elokos@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 441

 

 

 

 

Jean Ouédraogo

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Eleanor Howard O’Leary Chair in French/Francophonic Culture, Professor
Ph.D., University of Georgia-Athens
Fields: African and Caribbean Francophone Literatures and Cultures
Email: joean@holycross.edu
Office:   Stein 443     Phone:  508-793-2795
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Victor Pacheco

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Visiting Lecturer, Visual Arts
MFA Rhode Island School of Design
Fields: Sculpture, Visual Arts
Email: vpacheco@holycross.edu  
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Thibaut Schilt

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Associate Professor, French
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

 

 

 

 

James Welu

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Visiting Lecturer, Visual Arts
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields: 17th-century Dutch and Flemish Art
Email:jwelu@holycross.edu
 

 

 

Scott Malia

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Associate Professor, Theatre
Ph.D., Tufts University
Fields: Italian Theatre, GLBTQIA Theatre
Email: smalia@holycross.edu  
Office: O'Kane 492
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Natural World

 

Kendy Hess

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Brake-Smith Associate Professor in Social Philosophy and Ethics, Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder
Fields: Ethics; applied ethics (business, professional, and environmental); environmental philosophy; philosophy of the mind; Nietzsche
Email:khess@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 523 Phone: (508) 793 2574
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John B. Little

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Distinguished Professor of Science
Ph.D., Yale University, 1980, A.B. Haverford College, 1976
Fields: Algebraic Geometry, Computational Methods, Coding Theory
Email:jlittle@holycross.edu 
Office: Swords 331 Phone: (508) 793-2274
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Sarah Luria

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Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., Stanford University
Fields: 19th Century American Literature; American studies (Intersections Between Visual/Material Culture, History, and Literature); 19th Century Political Oratory and Rhetoric; 19th Century Sentimentalism; Robert Lowell "For the Union Dead" Website
Email: sluria@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 211  Phone:  508-793-3443
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Julia Paxon

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Associate Professor, Biology
Ph.D., Yale University, D.V.M. Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Fields: Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Email: jpaxson@holycross.edu 
Office: O'Neil 335 Phone: (508) 793-3418
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Sylvia Schmitz-Burgard

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Associate Professor, Program Coordinator German
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Fields: 20th-, 19th-, and 18th-Century German Literature and Culture, Austrian Cultural History, 18th-Century European Novel, Women Writers, Law and Literature, Contemporary Literary Theory
Email: sschmitz@holycross.edu  
Office:  Stein 461   Phone:  508-793-3305
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Christopher Staysniak

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Montserrat
Ph.D., Boston College
Email:cstaysni@holycross.edu
 

 

 

 

Stephanie Reents

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Associate Professor, English
M.F.A., University of Arizona
Fields: Fiction; Contemporary American Fiction; Experimental Narrative Writing
Email: sreents@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 230    Phone: 508-793-2709
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Teresa Fenichel, Philosophy

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Email: tfeniche@holycross.edu
Phone: 508-793-2907

 

 

 

 

 

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Renee Beard

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Fields: medical sociology, social gerontology, illness narratives, Alzheimer's, social movements
Email: rbeard@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 218  Phone: (508) 793-3054
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Lauren Capotosto

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Assistant Professor and Joseph H. Maguire '58 Fellow in Education
Ed. D., Harvard Graduate School of Education
Fields: literacy development and instruction across the lifespan, home-school engagement, research methods in education
Email: lcapotos@holycross.edu  
Office: Stein 437 PO Box: EDUC Phone: 508-793-3755
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Stephanie Crist

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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
Email: scrist@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 206 Phone: (508) 793-3597
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Ericka Fisher

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Associate Professor, Department Chair Education
Ed. D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fields: Educational psychology, school counseling, multicultural education, social justice education, qualitative research methods in urban settings
Email: efisher@holycross.edu   
Office: Stein 436 PO Box: EDUC Phone: 508-793-3732
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Ara A. Francis

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Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Fields: micro sociology; deviance and social disruption; death and dying; families; qualitative methods
Email:afrancis@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 211 Phone: (508) 793-2487
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Sharon M. Frechette

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Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., Dartmouth College, 1997, B.A., Boston University, 1988
Fields: Number Theory, Modular Forms
Email:sfrechet@holycross.edu 
Office: Haberlin 309 Phone: (508) 793-2257
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Neal E. Lipsitz

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Lecturer, Psychology
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Counseling
Email:nlipsitz@holycross.edu 
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Justin D. Poché

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Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields: Catholicism in the U. S. United States History, 1865-Present; American Religious History;
Latin American History; U.S. Latino/a History
Email: jpoche@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 390Phone: (508) 793-3448
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Mary Roche

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Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Catholic moral theology and social teaching, Christian ethics, virtue ethics, bioethics, feminist ethics 
Email: mroche@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 428    Phone:   508-793-2585
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Leah Hager Cohen

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James N. and Sarah L. O'Reilly Barrett Professor in Creative Writing
M.S., Columbia University
Fields: Creative Writing: Fiction and Nonfiction; Ethics of Storytelling
Email: lcohen@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 218    Phone: 508-793-3437
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