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Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy & Classics

Julia Garner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
B.A. Bowdoin College, M.A., Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
(401) 254-3782
GHH 110

Julia Garner

Julia
Garner
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
B.A. Bowdoin College, M.A., Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
(401) 254-3782
GHH 110

Julia Garner received her B.A. in Spanish and French from Bowdoin College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University.  Her areas of specialization are 20th-century Mexican literature and visual culture, contemporary Latin American novels, and Latin American cultural studies.  She is particularly interested in the ways in which contemporary Latin American literature represents environmental issues, urban life and politics.  Her recent research examines how novels of catastrophe that emerged in Mexico City following the devastating 1985 earthquake present a critical perspective on Mexico's path to development.  At Roger Williams, she teaches Latin American literature and culture, as well as Spanish and Portuguese language courses.  In addition to her teaching and research, she has performed with a Spanish-language theater company and has led theater workshops in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Makoto Takenaka
Adjunct Professor
Contact Information
(401) 254-3035
Areas of Expertise: 
Foreign Languages (Japanese)

Makoto Takenaka

Makoto
Takenaka
Adjunct Professor
Contact Information
(401) 254-3035
Areas of Expertise: 
Foreign Languages (Japanese)
Min Zhou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Foreign Language
B.A., M.A. Beijing University, Ph.D. University of Michigan
Contact Information
x5719
GHH 114

Min Zhou

Min
Zhou
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Foreign Language
B.A., M.A. Beijing University, Ph.D. University of Michigan
Contact Information
x5719
GHH 114
Michael B. Wright, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact Information
x3251
GHH 321

Michael B. Wright

Michael B.
Wright
Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact Information
x3251
GHH 321
Peter Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Foreign Language
A.B. Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
x5690
GHH 115

Peter Thompson

Peter
Thompson
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Foreign Language
A.B. Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
x5690
GHH 115

Peter Thompson is a Professor in the department of Modern Languages, Philosophy and Classics, and has also taught literary translation and translation theory at the Madrid Summer Seminars (University of New Orleans). He writes frequently about the Negritude movement, and his related anthologies, Négritude et nouveaux mondes (new edition 2014) and Littérature moderne du monde francophone are widely used in schools and colleges.

Recent books include The Angle of Incidence and Shades (poetry), along with Hearing Your Story, A Passenger From The West, Exile and Helplessness (translations of Nabile Farès), The Gates of the Sun (translation of Nassira Azzouz), The Belly (translation of Tchicaya u Tam’si,  Red Earth (translation of Véronique Tadjo).

Thompson was director of the Engaged Writers Series at University of New Orleans Press, and now edits Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation.

Dong-Hoon Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of ESL
B.S., M.A. University of Kansas, Ph.D. Ohio State University
Contact Information
x3872
GHH 230

Dong-Hoon Lee

Dong-Hoon
Lee
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of ESL
B.S., M.A. University of Kansas, Ph.D. Ohio State University
Contact Information
x3872
GHH 230
Jason Jacobs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages
B.A. New College of Florida, M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz
Contact Information
x3724
GHH 111

Jason Jacobs

Jason
Jacobs
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages
B.A. New College of Florida, M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz
Contact Information
x3724
GHH 111
Anthony Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
Professor of Foreign Languages and Classics
B.A. University of Dallas, M.A., Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
x3344
GHH 112

Anthony Hollingsworth

Anthony
Hollingsworth
Ph.D.
Professor of Foreign Languages and Classics
B.A. University of Dallas, M.A., Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
x3344
GHH 112
Robert Blackburn, A.M.
Professor of Philosophy
A.B., A.M. Brown University
Contact Information
x3022
GHH 320

Robert Blackburn

Robert
Blackburn
A.M.
Professor of Philosophy
A.B., A.M. Brown University
Contact Information
x3022
GHH 320
Peter Alfieri, D.M.A.
Professor of Foreign Languages
B.A. Rhode Island College, M.A., D.M.A. Middlebury College
Contact Information
x5744
GHH 104

Peter Alfieri

Peter
Alfieri
D.M.A.
Professor of Foreign Languages
B.A. Rhode Island College, M.A., D.M.A. Middlebury College
Contact Information
x5744
GHH 104