Faculty

Regular Faculty

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James Ford III, Chair

Associate Professor, English and Black Studies
B.A., Morehouse College; M.A., Ph.D, University of Notre Dame
James Edward Ford III’s teaching and scholarship focus on three fields: The Aesthetics of Black Radicalism; Black Popular Culture; and Western Political Thought.
Professor Ross Lerner

Ross Lerner

Associate Professor, English
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University
Ross Lerner specializes in medieval and Renaissance British literature, especially poetry. Read his Oxy Story profile.
Professor Warren Montag

Warren Montag

Louis M. Brown Family Professor in Literature in English
B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Warren Montag teaches 18th-century British and European literature with particular reference to political philosophy; he also teaches 20th-century European critical theory.
Leila Neti

Leila Neti

Professor, English
B.A., UCLA; M.A., Ph.D., UC Irvine
Leila Neti teaches in the fields of postcolonial Anglophone literature and theory, 19th and 20th century British literature, and literary and cultural criticism.

On Special Appointment

Mrinalini Chakravorty

Mrinalini Chakravorty

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, English
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Jennifer Espinoza

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, English
B.A., M.F.A., University of California, Riverside

Christopher D. Soto

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, English
B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.F.A., New York University