Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and PortugueseMiguel Caballero (PhD Princeton University, 2017) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Currently finishing a book manuscript on monumentality, conservationism, and iconoclasm titled The Monument of Tomorrow. Conservation and the Avant-Garde in the Spanish Civil War. He also has an online activist platform on HIV-AIDS from a sex-positive perspective called ASS (Amor, Sexo y Serología), a topic which he is currently turning into an academic project as well. He is interested in modernism and the avant-garde; the relations between literature, philosophy and the visual arts; psychoanalysis; medical humanities; and museum studies.
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Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Program in Comparative Literary StudiesNina Gurianova is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Her scholarship in the fields of literature and art history encompasses both Russian and European modernist and avant-garde movements, with a specific emphasis on the interrelation and mutual influence of aesthetics and politics. Another, no less important problem she addresses deals with the profound symbiosis of the literary and the visual. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, William F. Milton Fund, and IREX.
Professor, Department of HistoryDaniel Immerwahr is a professor in the history department, where he teaches global history and U.S. foreign relations. The topics he studies include the United States' empire, its foreign aid policies, and its pop culture (he recently published a scholarly article about Frank Herbert's Dune). His most recent book, How to Hide an Empire, was a national bestseller. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and Jacobin. He is now writing a book about fire in U.S. history.
Professor, Department of EnglishJules Law is a professor in the English department, where he specializes in the Victorian novel, psychoanalysis and gender, and literary theory. He is the author of The Social Life of Fluids: Blood, Milk, and Water in the Victorian Novel, and has written widely on gothic and detective literature. He has received numerous teaching and public-service awards, including the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching (2007) and the Centro Romero Community Leadership award (2008).