Place of birth: Aleppo, Syria.
Studied in Cyprus, France, Italy, Germany and Syria.
Teaching: United States Air Force Academy (1986-91); The Catholic University of America(1999-2000); American University (2001-Present).
Languages: Arabic, Armenian, F… More
Professor Oliver's teaching and research on Latin America explore philosophical topics such as marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo. She works on the Hispanic essay of ideas and Latin American narrative. She has lived in Mexico, A… More
Dr. Jisook Paik’s research interests include SLA, language education planning, cross-cultural communication and culture in bilingual education, and qualitative methods in classroom-based research. Before she joined AU as a TESOL faculty member, she w… More
Dr. Quirk has research interests in German, English and French from Romanticism to the present. Within German he focuses on both the Age of Goethe and Modernism, with special emphasis given to Kleist, Nietzsche and Kafka. His present book project, ti… More
A native speaker of French, Professor Rodamar's research interests include 16th- and 17th-century French literature, the history of ideas, international studies, and language teaching and methodology. Her publications include articles on Montaigne, i… More
Olga Rojer is Director of the German Studies program. Her teaching interests include modern German literature and film, literary translation, and Dutch Caribbean studies. Her recent research has emphasized the subaltern literature of the Caribbean Cr… More
Professor Carmen Helena Ruzza received her undergraduate degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Conservatorio Lino Gallardo. She obtained a M.A in Latin American literature from University of Maryland and… More
Author of The New Man in Cuba: Culture and Identity in the Revolution (2007), on representations of model revolutionary identities in Cuban literature, during the formative decade of the Cuban revolution.
A second book in preparation, tentatively… More
Dr. Shin received her Ph.D. in Multilingual and Multicultural Education from George Mason University and Master’s degree in TESOL from American University. As a native Korean, she has taught both heritage and non-heritage students in a variety of set… More
This dissertation (published as a book by the Centro cultural de la Generacion del 27, Malaga, Spain) is a deep and meticulous reconstruction of the philosophy of one of the poets of the Spanish Generation of ’27 who has always been deemed to be “dif… More
Christine van Berten teaches French and Francophone cultures, Literature and French language at university level in Europe and the United States for over 15 years. After a ten-year career as a Professor of Odontology and a scientist, she received a s… More
Núria Vilanova teaches Latin American Culture, Literature and Cinema. Her research is devoted to the impact of social change and migration on cultural production. She works on textual and cinematic narratives of violence, inequality and poverty, part… More
Dr. Vinogradova is interested in the use of digital technology, specifically digital stories, in language education and in postmethod pedagogy and advocacy in language teacher development. Her recent research focuses on the role of a pedagogy of mult… More
Brenda Werth's research interests include Latin American theatre, performance, documentary film, memory studies, and translation. She is author of the book Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentina (Palgrave 2010); co-editor (with Paola … More
After graduating from Saint Joseph's University in 2012 and teaching English in Malaysia as a Fulbright in 2013, Kim joined American University in March of 2014. She received a Master of Arts Degree in International Training and Education at American… More
Dr. Wind joined the faculty of the Department of World Languages and Cultures in 2015 as the Portuguese Language Program Coordinator and Professorial Lecturer of Portuguese and Spanish. Prior to coming to AU, Professor Wind held the position of Assis… More
Dr. Xu has an extensive background as a linguist in both Chinese and Russian, with an emphasis in the areas of philosophy, literature, culture and communication.Possessing an impressive academic background, Dr Xu has degrees that include a PhD from t… More
Xiaoquan Raphael Zhang received his PhD in Chinese and Comparative
Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. His primary research
field is literature and culture of late imperial China, in particular
literati and family literature/culture o… More