European Studies at Stony Brook







Center for Italian Studies

Stony Brook Dante Project

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty of the Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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Gioacchino Balducci, MA, Lecturer, Italian Language and Literature, Theater and Cinema.

Robert K. Bloomer, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the German Program:  Ph.D., University of Michigan: Germanic linguistics; morphology; etymology.

Simone Brioni, Assistant Professor: Ph D,  University of Warwick, Post Modern Literature, Post Colonial Theory, Film Studies and Film Making, Migration Studies.

Peter Carravetta, Alfonse M. D'Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and Coordinator of Italians American Studies. PhD, New York University: Italian and French Critical Theory, Postmodernism, Italian American Studies, Migration and Post-Colonial Studies, Early Modern Europe, Poetics.

Giuseppe Costa, Lecturer:. DA Stony Brook University. Italian Language.

Franck Dalmas, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, French Language and Literature

Andrea Fedi, Associate Professor: Laurea in Lettere e Filosofia, UniversitÓ di Firenze; Ph.D., University of Toronto: Director of the Language Learning Research Center: Italian Renaissance literature; historiography.

Luigi Fontanella, Professor: Ph.D. Harvard University: Modern Italian Literature, Contemporary Italian Poetry

Charles Franco, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Italian Program, Academic Adviser of Italian Programs, Academic Adviser of Medieval Studies: Ph.D., Rutgers University: Medieval Italian Literature.

Giuseppe Gazzola, Assistant Professor: Ph.D. Yale University, 19-century Italian literature.

Anna Geisherik, Lecturer: D.A. Stony Brook University, Russian Language, Heritage Speaker Pedagogy

Aaron W. Godfrey, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Classics Studies Program: M.A. Hunter College: Latin; Medieval Studies.

Tatyana Grenkov, Lecturer, Ph D Stony Brook University. Medieval and Renaissance literature and interrelations with arts

Sarah Jourdain, Assistant Professor.  PhD. Pedagogy, Teacher Preparation & Applied French Linguistics.

Thomas A. Kerth, Professor, Ph.D.Yale University: Medieval literature; Middle High German; philology; German poetry. Recipient of the State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1992, and the President's Award for excellence in Teaching, 1992.

Irene Marchegiani, Senior Lecturer, Professor Emerita CSULB, Pedagogy, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Co-director of the ACE program. Italian Language and Literature. Doctorate from the University of Florence, Italy.

Mario B. Mignone, Professor, Director of the Center for Italian Studies: Ph.D., Rutgers University: Contemporary Italian Literature.

Sophie Raynard Leroy, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies: Ph.D., Columbia University; Doctorate UniversitÚ de Paris IV-Sorbonne; Pre-Modern French Literature.

Mireille Rebeiz, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Florida State University: French, Orientalism, Law in literature, Beur Literature.

Nicholas Rzhevsky, Professor and Chair: Ph.D., Princeton University: Russian and Soviet literature; Russian theater; Russian intellectual history.

Prosper Sanou, Lecturer, French Language and Pedagogy, Coordinator of the French Program and Director of the Teacher Preparation Program.

Madeline Turan, Lecturer, French and Foreign Language Pedagogy; Co-director of the ACE program, MS in French and Secondary Education

Birgit Grosse-Middeldorf Viola, Lecturer: D.A., Stony Brook University: German Language and Culture, Business German.

Timothy Westphalen, Associate Professor: Ph.D., Harvard University: Russian poetry; Russian Symbolism; Russian Literature of the 19th century; Bakhtin


Affiliated Faculty

John F. Bailyn, (Department of Linguistics) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University: Slavic Linguistics; Russian language and linguistics; syntax.

Christina Y. Bethin, (Department of Linguistics) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Slavic linguistics; Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian languages; phonology. Recipient of the State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1983.

Mary Jo Bona, (Comparative and Cultural Studies) Professor: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison: Italian American Studies.

Izabella Kalinowska-Blackwood, (Comparative and Cultural Studies) Associate Professor, Ph.D. Yale University, Russian and Polish Literature, Culture and Film.

Mikle Ledgerwood, (Samford University, Birmingham, AL) Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Education and Technology; semiotics, French civilization, Quebec.

Robert Harvey, ((Comparative and Cultural Studies)), Professor: Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley; Contemporary French and Maghrebian Francophone literature, critical theory, and film. Recipient of the State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1996.

E. Anthony Hurley, (Department of Africana Studies) Associate Professor: Ph.D. Rutgers University; Francophone Literature of the Caribbean and Africa; 19th-century French literature.

Lori Repetti, (Department of Linguistics) Professor: Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles: Romance linguistics, Italian dialectology, history of the Italian language


Part Time Lecturers

Michele Giua, MAT, Stony Brook University, Italian Language

Eva Gold,  Ph.D., New York University: Modern Italian Literature, Cultural Studies.

Ina Ionescu, MA, MAT, Stony Brook University. French Language.

Lois Lemonda, MAT: Stony Brook. Italian Language.

Franco Varuolo, MA: Stony Brook University, Italian Language, Pedagogy



Harriet Allentuch, Professor Emerita: Ph.D. Columbia University: 17th-century French literature.

Carol Blum, Professor Emerita: Ph.D., Columbia University: 18th-century French Literature; Literature of the French Revolution.

Frederick Brown, Professor Emeritus: Ph.D., Yale University: 19th- and 20th-century French Literature.

Anthony Rizzuto, Professor Emeritus: Ph.D. Columbia University; 19th- and 20th-century French literature.

Joseph Tursi, Professor Emeritus: Ph.D., CUNY; Italian Language and Foreign Language Pedagogy.

Monique Watts, Lecturer: M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook: French Language.

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