Faculty

Advisory Committee

Professor Mariska Bolyanatz

Mariška Bolyanatz Brown

Assistant Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Languages
B.A., Gordon College, Massachusetts; M.A., University of Illinois, Chicago; Ph.D., UCLA
Mariška Bolyanatz Brown is a linguist whose work focuses on socially conditioned variation in speech production and perception in Spanish. Read her Oxy Story profile.
Professor Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

Norman Bridge Distinguished Professor of Spanish, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
Robert Ellis teaches courses in Spanish and in modern Spanish literature and civilization.
Professor Hanan Elsayad

Hanan Elsayed

Associate Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., Montclair State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University; Graduate Certificate in African Studies, Rutgers University
Hanan Elsayed teaches French and Arabic languages and literatures. Read her Oxy Story profile.
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.
Professor Salvador Fernández

Salvador Fernández

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., UC Riverside; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., UCLA
Salvador Fernández teaches courses on Spanish and Latin American literature and civilization, as well as Mexican and Chicano/a studies. His research areas of interest are the contemporary Mexican novel and Chicano/a studies.

Susan Grayson

Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
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.
Professor Felisa Guillen

Felisa Guillén

Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., M.A., University of Madrid; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Felisa Guillén teaches courses in Spanish and in medieval, Renaissance, and baroque Spanish literature.
Professor Arthur Saint Aubin

Arthur Saint-Aubin

Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Black Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
While his earlier teaching and research centered on the Francophone literatures of the Caribbean and West Africa, Arthur Saint-Aubin currently teaches courses in the theory and practice of translation.
Professor Mike Shelton

Michael Shelton

Associate Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Cognitive Science; Affiliated Faculty, Linguistics; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.S., St. Cloud State University; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Michael Shelton is a linguist, specializing in phonology and psycholinguistics.
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