Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Jacob Mackey

Jacob Mackey, Chair

Associate Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.St., Christ Church, Oxford; Ph.D., Princeton University
Jacob L. Mackey specializes in Greek and Latin languages and literature, ancient religions, ancient childhood, and approaches to ancient cultures that are informed by the cognitive sciences.  
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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
Stephen Klemm specializes in German literature and philosophy from the 18th-20th century with particular interest in German Romanticism, Existentialism, and Critical Theory. His language and literature courses examine how language, literature, and philosophy interact and emerge from within concrete social and historical settings.
Professor Damian Stocking

Damian Stocking

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.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Alexander Gardner

Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Sydney K. Mitsunaga-Whitten

Resident Instructor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
A.B., Occidental College; M.A., Yale University
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Julia Sushytska

Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Cultures/Russian
B.A., John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Julia Sushytska teaches courses that bring into focus Eastern Europe, such as Slavic Paganism, A Pervert’s Guide to Eastern Europe, and Russian Novel. She specializes in ancient Greek and 20th...

Advisory Committee

Susan Grayson

Professor, Spanish and French Studies
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., UCLA; Ph.D., Wright Institute Los Angeles Attestation d’études, Université de Bordeaux
Grayson has taught the 18th- and 19th-century French novel, French feminism, women's studies, literary criticism, and French grammar and composition at all levels.

Affiliated Faculty

Professor Lisa Sousa

Lisa Sousa

Professor, History
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
Sousa specializes in the histories of colonial Latin America, indigenous peoples and languages of Mexico, and women, gender and sexuality.
Professor Meimei Zhang

Meimei Zhang

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies
B.A., Beijing Foreign Studies University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles