Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Damian Stocking

Damian Stocking, Chair

Associate Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Department
B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
A recipient of the Linda and Tod White Teaching Prize, Damian Stocking teaches courses such as European Literary Tradition and Too Soon? A Comedic Apology.

Stephen Klemm

Assistant Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Professor Jacob Mackey

Jacob Mackey

Assistant Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.St., Christ Church, Oxford; Ph.D., Princeton University
Jacob Mackey specializes in ancient religions, the theories that have historically guided their study, and approaches to ancient religion and culture informed by cognitive science.
Professor Meimei Zhang

Meimei Zhang

Assistant Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture/Chinese; Advisory Committee, Group Languages
B.A., Beijing Foreign Studies University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

On Special Appointment

Motoko Ezaki

Motoko Ezaki

Non-Tenure Track Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., M.A., Seinan Gakuin University; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
Ezaki teaches Japanese language and literature courses.

Swee Fong Lee

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
B.A., Tokyo Gakugei University; M.A., Hitotsubashi University; M.A., California State University, Long Beach

Sydney K. Mitsunaga-Whitten

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
A.B., Occidental College; M.A., Yale University

Julia Sushytska

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Cultures/Russian
B.A., John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Yuki Taylor

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., UCLA