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Associate Faculty

The study of comparative literature crosses lingual, cultural and academic boundaries. This is reflected in the close collaboration of Comparative Literature faculty and students with associate faculty from an array of departments and programs at UMass Amherst.

Aviva Ben-Ur, Associate Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies

Barton Byg, Professor of German

Daniel Gordon, Professor of History

Julie Hayes, Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Nahla Khalil, Five College Lecturer in Arabic

Arthur F Kinney, Professor of English

Albert Lloret, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Luis Marentes, Associate Professor of Spanish

Stephen Miller, Associate Professor of Japanese

Melissa Mueller, Assistant Professor of Classics

Daphne Patai, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Amanda Seaman, Associate Professor Japanese

James E. Smethurst, Professor of Afro-American Studies

Robert J. Sullivan, Associate Professor of German

James Young, Professor of English and Judaic Studies

Current and recent visiting faculty:

Corine Tachtiris, lecturer in Comparative Literature

Andrew Ritchey, film curator and sound designer