Welcome New Faculty: Rachel Varra

How has your first semester at William & Mary been? It’s been fantastic. Everybody assured me I’d be amazed by the students, and it’s true. It’s tough to learn the new ways of an institution but the students have made it easy: they are highly engaged, on the ball, insightful … I know I can… Read More

Welcome New Faculty: Vanessa Brutsche

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  Welcome to our new faculty member Vanessa Brutsche, Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies with a specialization in the intersections between spatial theory, the politics of memory, and historical violence in French and Francophone literature and cinema. Her broader interests include 19th–21st century literature, film history and theory, Holocaust and memory studies,… Read More

Welcome New Faculty: Anna Horáková!

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Anna Horáková joined our faculty this fall. I asked her a few questions about her research and her teaching: How did you become interested in the field of German Studies? When did you start learning German? I was born in Brno in what back then was Czechoslovakia, about eighty miles away from Vienna. When I… Read More

Meet Daniel Johnson, New Faculty in Japanese

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Daniel Johnson received his PhD from the joint program in East Asian Cinema at the University of Chicago in 2015. He previously taught at Union College in Schenectady, New York. His research interests include the relationship between language and popular media in Japan, and the perception of vitality in the moving image. His work has… Read More

Welcome New Faculty: Angélica Serna Jeri

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Welcome to our new Faculty member, Angélica Serna Jeri, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. Professor Serna Jeri is a Peruvian scholar specializing in the indigenous cultures of Latin America. Among her research interests are the colonial archive, biopolitics, material culture, and its circulation in the emergence of Quechua writing. How your first few weeks have been at William &… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Matteo Cantarello

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Welcome to our new Faculty member, Matteo Cantarello, Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies with a specialization in crime fiction in contemporary Mexican and Italian literature, especially the cultural representations of organized crime, violence, and youth cultures in urban spaces and on the border. How your first few weeks have been at William & Mary? The first… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Davinia Pastor Pastor

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Welcome to our new Faculty member, Davinia Pastor Pastor, Visiting Lecturer of Hispanic Studies with a specialization in linguistics and second language acquisition. Among her research interests are the interaction between language and society and the teaching of Spanish language through cultural production. Can you tell us a little about where you come from and how you are adjusting to Williamsburg?… Read More

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