Full-Time Faculty

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Randall Bass
Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives
Professor

Research/Teaching Specialties: Learning, Pedagogy & Design, Impact of Digital Technologies on Education
Email: bassr@georgetown.edu

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Caetlin Benson-Allott
Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: US Film History, Film Theory, Video and Digital Media Cultures, New Media Studies, Feminist and Queer Theory, Materialism and Object Studies, Horror Media
Email: caetlin.bensonallott@georgetown.edu

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Maureen Corrigan
The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism
Research/Teaching Specialities: The work of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Contemporary Literature, The Literature of New York City, Public Intellectuals in America, American Detective Fiction, Women’s Autobiography, 19th Century British Poetry and Prose
Email: corrigam@georgetown.edu

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Margaret Debelius
Teaching Professor
Director of the Faculty Initiatives, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

Research/Teaching Specialities: Writing Studies, Faculty Development, Graduate Education, Victorian Literature
Email: margaret.debelius@georgetown.edu

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Jennifer Natalya Fink
Professor
Core Faculty, Disability Studies

Research/Teaching Specialities: Creative Writing, Performance Studies, Queer Theory, Disability Studies
Email: jnf5@georgetown.edu

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Carolyn Forché
University Professor
Research/Teaching Specialities: Poetry Writing, Poetry of Witness, 20th/21st-Century Poetry in English and in Translation, Documentary Poetics, Literature and Human Rights, Short-Form Prose, Lannan Seminar
Email: clf39@georgetown.edu

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Aminatta Forna, OBE
Lannan Foundation Endowed Chair
Visiting Professor

Research/Teaching Specialities: Creative Writing (Fiction and Non-Fiction), Witness Literature, Transnational Literature
Email: aminatta.forna@georgetown.edu

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Pamela Fox
Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research/Teaching Specialities: American and British Working-Class Literature and Culture, Country Music, Feminist Theory, Literature by Women, Transracial and Transnational Adoption, Motherhood Memoirs and Literature
Email: foxp@georgetown.edu

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David Gewanter
Professor
Research/Teaching Specialities: Creative Writing, Poetry Writing, Modern & Contemporary Poems, The Lyric, “Investigative” Poems, Composition
Email: gewanted@georgetown.edu

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John Glavin
Professor
Director, Georgetown Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Research

Research/Teaching Specialities: Writing for the Screen, 19th Century Fiction, Adaptation
Email: glavinj@georgetown.edu

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Nathan Hensley
Associate Professor
Research/Teaching Specialities: Victorian Literature, Literary Theory, Cultures of Contemporary Globalization, The Novel, Ecology
Email: nathan.hensley@georgetown.edu

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John C. Hirsh
Professor
Research/Teaching Specialities: Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Religious and Secular Lyrics, Medieval Spirituality, Mysticism, Late Medieval Devotion, 19th-Century American Literature, Urban Literacy
Email: hirshj@georgetown.edu

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Brian Hochman
Professor
Program Director, American Studies

Research/Teaching Specialities: American Studies, 19th and 20th Century American Literature and Culture, Film and Media Studies
Email: brian.hochman@georgetown.edu

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M. Lindsay Kaplan
Professor
Research/Teaching Specialities: Shakespeare, Early Modern English Drama, Religion, Race, Gender, Bible as Literature
Email: kaplanl@georgetown.edu

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Peggy Lee
Assistant Professor
Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow

Research/Teaching Specialities: Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Literature and Poetry, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, Women of Color Feminisms, Disability Studies, Performance Studies, Sound and Media Studies
Email: peggy.lee@georgetown.edu

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Sherry Linkon
Professor
Director of Writing and Curriculum Initiatives

Research/Teaching Specialities: Teaching and Learning in the Humanities, Working-Class Studies, American Literature
Email: sherry.linkon@georgetown.edu

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David Lipscomb
Associate Teaching Professor
Director of the Writing Program

Research/Teaching Specialties: Writing Studies, Professional Writing, Writing Center Studies and Administration
Email: dcl@georgetown.edu

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Eddie Maloney
Executive Director, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship
Professor of the Practice

Research/Teaching Specialties: African American Literary & Cultural Studies, African American Research/Teaching Specialties: 20th Century Modern and Postmodern Fiction, Narrative Theory, Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, Education Research
Email: eddie.maloney@georgetown.edu

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Mark McMorris
Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Poetry & Poetics, Avant-Garde and Experimental Poetry & Poetics, Poetry Writing, Postcolonial Literature and Theory
Email: mcmorrim@georgetown.edu

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Sarah McNamer
Professor
Director, Global Medieval Studies

Research/Teaching Specialties: Medieval Literature and Culture (English, Italian, French), Middle English Literature, The History of Emotion, Global Medieval Literatures
Email: mcnamer@georgetown.edu

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Lori Merish
Professor
Director of Honors

Research/Teaching Specialties: 19th and 20th Century U.S. Literature and Culture, Feminist Theory and Women’s Writing, Multi-Ethnic and Working-Class U.S. Literatures, Literature and Material Culture (including “Thing Theory” and Theories of Commodity Culture), Transatlanticism, Literature and Economic Justice
Email: lam34@georgetown.edu

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Angelyn L. Mitchell
Associate Professor
Director, Minority Mentoring Program

Research/Teaching Specialties: African American Literary & Cultural Studies, African American Studies, American Literary and Cultural Studies, Morrison Studies, Critical Race Studies, African American Intellectual History, Black Popular Culture, Southern Studies, American Studies, Feminist Theory; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Black Women Writers, Whiteness Studies, Ethnic Studies
Email: angelyn.mitchell@georgetown.edu

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Amani Morrison
Assistant Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: African American Literature and Culture, Housing and Home, Digital Humanities, Urban Humanities, Interdisciplinary Methods, Harlem Renaissance and Black Chicago Renaissance, Black Coming-of-Age Narratives; Race, Place, and Representation
Email: amani.morrison@georgetown.edu

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Patrick R. O’Malley
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Research/Teaching Specialties: 19th-Century British and Irish Literature and Culture, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religion and Literature
Email: pro@georgetown.edu

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Ricardo Ortíz
Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: US Latinx Literature and Culture, Critical Theory, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Email: ricardo.ortiz@georgetown.edu

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Cóilín Parsons
Associate Professor
Director of Global Irish Studies Program
Research/Teaching Specialties: Irish Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Modernism
Email: coilin.parsons@georgetown.edu

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Seth Perlow
Associate Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: 20th-Century and Contemporary U.S. Literature, Poetry and Poetics, Comparative Media Studies, Postmodern Fiction, Critical Theory
Email: seth.perlow@georgetown.edu

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Amanda Phillips
Associate Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: Media Studies, Digital Humanities, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, Queer Theory
Email: amanda.phillips@georgetown.edu

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Libbie S. Rifkin
Teaching Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry including Classes in Modernism, African American and Women’s Poetry, Disability Studies, Gender and Poetic Friendship, Avant-Garde Poetic Careers
Email: lsr@georgetown.edu

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Nicole Rizzuto
Associate Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: Critical Theory, Modernism, Postcolonial/Anglophone Literature
Email: nr381@georgetown.edu

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Phil Sandick
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director of the Writing Center

Research/Teaching Specialties: Composition and Creative Writing Pedagogy, Research Methods in Rhetoric and Composition, Contemporary Fiction, The Short Story
Email: ps1129@georgetown.edu

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Daniel Shore
Professor
Department Chair

Research/Teaching Specialties: Early Modern Literature, Digital Humanities, Linguistics, Intellectual History
Email: daniel.shore@georgetown.edu

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Christine So
Associate Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: Asian American Studies, Critical Race Studies, Law and Literature
Email: christine.so@georgetown.edu

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Mecca Sullivan
Associate Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: African American and African DiasporaLiterature, Black Feminism, Queer Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Creative Writing
Email: mecca.sullivan@georgetown.edu

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Rebecca Tarsa
Assistant Teaching Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: Digital and Web Writing, Multimodal Composing, Professional Writing, Visual and Digital Rhetoric, New Media Literacy, Rhetoric and Pedagogy, Digital Communities and Participation, Games and Learning, Writing Program Administration (focusing on instructor training and program development), Writing Across the Curriculum
Email: rebecca.tarsa@georgetown.edu

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Kathryn Temple
Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: 18th Century Literature and Culture; Law, Culture and the Humanities; Writing and Professional Writing, Graduate Education in the Humanities, Value of the Humanities
Email: templek@georgetown.edu

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Kelley Wickham-Crowley
Associate Professor
Research/Teaching Specialties: Old English and Early Middle English Literature, Intersections of Physical and Intellectual Culture, Early Medieval Archaeology of the British Isles, Feminist and Gender Theory and Medieval Sexualities, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, Laamon’s Brut (12th century verse history of Britain and Arthur), J.R.R. Tolkien’s Writings, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Email: wickhamk@georgetown.edu

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Duncan Wu
Raymond Wagner Professor in Literary Studies
Research/Teaching Specialties: Poetry, British Romanticism, Postwar British Drama
Email: duncan.wu@georgetown.edu