Global Studies and Languages Graduate employee

Alejandro Acero Ayuda

Graduate Employee, Spanish, PhD
Romance Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program
Phone: 541-346-4021
Office: 192K Esslinger
Office Hours: Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-10:00am / Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm or by appointment
Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, Heritage Speakers, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Technology and Education, Endangered Languages and Language Revitalization (Ladino)

Sarah Agou

Graduate Employee, RL
French, Italian, Romance Languages, Spanish
Office: Esslinger 192E
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:00, and by appointment
Research Interests: Indigenous Literature, Caribbean Literature, Feminist Theory, Women's Writing, Decolonial Studies

Mahnoor Ahmed

Ms.
Global Studies
Phone: 5412326787
Office: Friendly 30
Research Interests: Sustainable Urben Development, International Development

Obafemi Akintayo

Mr
African Studies
Phone: 3016734482
Office: Desk 1, Room 30, Friendly Hall.
Office Hours: Fridays, 11:00-1:00
Research Interests: African Politics,Conflict Management and Sensitivity Analyses,Military coup, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Gender and Peacebuidling, Anthropology,

Serena Archila

Graduate Employee
Global Studies

Omar Barahona Barahona

Graduate Employee, PhD Student
Romance Languages, Spanish
Office: Friendly 27
Office Hours: Wed 2:00-4:00 PM or by appointment

Magela Baudoin Teran

Graduate Employee, Spanish, PhD Candidate
Romance Languages
Phone: 541-852-5628
Office: 192K Esslinger Hall
Research Interests: Latin American literature from the mid-20th to the 21st centuries, Writing as Creative Laboratories, Aesthetic and Political Performances, Auto-fiction in Modern Literature, Women and Gender Studies, Decolonial Studies.

Alex Camacho

Graduate Employee
Global Studies

Gabriel José Carrión Pérez

Graduate Employee
Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 4582619476
Office: Friendly Hall 27
Research Interests: Literary Theory, South American Poetry, Ecocritics

Ai-Ting Chung

Japanese GE
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4656
Office: UO Annex, Ste 3
Research Interests: Visual cultural studies, cinema, anime

Alex Colombo

PhD Student
Graduate Employee
German & Scandinavian
Office: 16 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Wed. 1-3PM, or by appointment
Research Interests: Feminist Theories & Philosophy, Holocaust Studies, Fascism Studies, Gender, Sexuality, Queer & Trans Studies, Feminist Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy, Critical Theory

Arezou Darvishi

Graduate Employee, French
French, Romance Languages
Office: spring24: Friendly Hall 30
Office Hours: Mondays 10-12 or by appointment
Research Interests: Data Feminism, Body Shaming, French Feminism, Feminism in Middle-East, Intersectionality, Women's Writing, Gendered Language, Women & Migration in Post-colonialism

Zahra Dehnavi

Graduate Employee
Global Studies

Xiaoyan Deng

PhD candidate
East Asian Languages
Office: Friendly 27
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11am-12pm
Research Interests: Modern Chinese theatre and literature, Chinese film

Giacomo Frazzetta

Graduate Employee
Romance Languages
Phone: (541) 5790627
Office: 30 Friendly Hall
Research Interests: Comparative Literature, Cinema Studies, Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Italy's South, Mafia Films

Teppei Fukuda

Graduate Student (doctoral)
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4084
Office: Friendly Hall 114
Research Interests: Japanese aesthetics related to seasons, Japanese poetry, Manga, Japanese Onomatopoeia, Translation

Yuruhary Gallardo García

Graduate student, Spanish PhD
Graduate Employee
Romance Languages, Spanish
Research Interests: Latin-American art, Latin-American philosophy, decolonial studies, aesthetics, hermeneutics, visual culture, cultural studies

Miguel Antonio Guevara

Graduate Student, Graduate Employee
Ph. D. Student
Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 4582509729
Office: Friendly 27
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10am, Friendly 27 in person or on Zoom by appointment.
Research Interests: Subjetivity, Latin American Studies, Digital Culture, Decoloniality, Creative Writing, Noise & Music, Hegel

Hana Hana Sasakawa

Graduate Employee
East Asian Languages

Viana Hara

PhD Graduate Candidate , Romance Languages
Spanish Instructor
IRES, Romance Languages, Spanish, Yamada Language Center
Office: Friendly 106 A
Office Hours: Falll 2024 TBA
Research Interests: Race and Gender Studies, Visual Culture, Decoloniaty approaches and Caribbean Narratives .( Panamá, U.S and West Indians Diasporas)

Angélica Hernández Viera

Graduate Employee, Spanish Ph.D. Student
Romance Languages
Phone: 541-346-9780
Office: Friendly Hall #27
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00-3:00 pm MCK 175D and 4:00-5:00 pm via zoom
Research Interests: Spanish Sociolinguistics, Heritage Spanish Students, Bilingual and Dual Language Education, History of the Spanish Language, México-US border linguistic studies, Latin American Literature, Immigration, Women's Studies

Yeojin Jung

PhD student
GE, teaching Korean
East Asian Languages
Office: 305 Friendly Hall
Research Interests: Foreign-accented speech perception, Second language acquisition, Psycho-/neurolinguistics

Filip Kletnikov

PhD Student
Graduate Employee
German & Scandinavian
Office: Friendly Hall 16
Office Hours: Spring Term 2024: by appointment (Location: Yamada Language Center, MCK 175)
Research Interests: Nihilism, Anarchism, Poetry, Expressionism, Decadence, Female Mysticism

Nessie Kurganova

GE Russian Language Instructor
Graduate student
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: M 2-3 & T 10-11 or by appt
Research Interests: Language pedagogy, gender discourse

Flora Lam

Graduate Student
East Asian Languages
Office: FR027
Research Interests: second language acquisition, bilingualism, multilingualism

Joonpyo Lee

Graduate Student
East Asian Languages
Office: 30 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: F 2:00 - 2:50
Research Interests: Textual Critique, Early Chinese Historical Wiring, Chinese Classics Studies (經學), Chinese Classics (儒家經傳), Excavated Texts

Tobias Lehmann

PhD Graduate student
Graduate Employee
German & Scandinavian
Phone: 541-346-4051
Office: 016 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 PM via Zoom
Research Interests: Post-Wall Germany, Postwar Literature (esp. Committed Literature), Critical Thought, E. Bloch, Holocaust Studies, F. Nietzsche

Ya-Jo Li

PHD student
East Asian Languages
Phone: 5415143962
Office: Friendly 308
Research Interests: Gender study, Chinese women history (especially Medieval China) and Ming-Qing fictions

Xiaoyu Liu

Ph.D. Candidate
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4090
Office: 27 Friendly Hall
Research Interests: Chinese Linguistics, Psycholinguistics (eye-tracking, self-paced reading), second language acquisition, bilingualism & Chinese language pedagogy

Gloria Macedo Janto

Graduate Employee, Romance Languages, PhD (Spanish and Quechua)
Romance Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Translation Studies
Office: 13 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m - 12 p.m.
Research Interests: Memory and Testimony, Politics and Fiction, Genealogies in Afro and Andean Literatures, Gender Studies, Spanish and Quechua

Cristina Manning

Graduate Employee
Romance Languages

Alejandro Marín

Graduate Employee, RL, PHD
Romance Languages, Spanish
Office: Friendly Hall 13
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 11am-12m
Research Interests: Postcolonial & Decolonial studies, Migration studies, narratives from the Hispanophone Caribbean & Equatorial-Guinea.

Joel Matheson

GE
Global Studies
Office: Friendly 30
Research Interests: Agriculture Development, Food Studies, Nonprofit Management, Social Movements, Agroecology, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Diplomacy

Steve Morrow

Graduate Employee
East Asian Languages

Barrett Niblock

Graduate student/GE
Global Studies
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 10:00am-11:30am
Research Interests: Development Studies, Indigenous Studies, Language Revitalization, American Studies

Alex O'Ryan

Graduate Employee, Spanish, MA
Romance Languages
Office: 30 Friendly Hall
Research Interests: Second Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics

Marina Peñalosa Montero

Graduate Employee, Spanish, PhD Candidate
Latin American Studies, Romance Languages, Spanish
Office: 192F Esslinger Hall
Office Hours: M/T 11-noon and By appt (Zoom)
Research Interests: Comparative Literature, Latin-American Literature, Jorge Luis Borges, Borges essays, Philosophical Concepts in Literature, Auto-fiction in Modern Literature (20th and 21th century)

Lauren Polak

Graduate Employee
East Asian Languages

Daniel Quintero Plata

PhD Student
German & Scandinavian
Phone: 541-346-4084
Office: 202 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sanaz Riahi

Ms.
Global Studies
Phone: 4582101194
Office: PLC 316
Office Hours: 12-1.30 pm Thursdays, 9-10.30 Am Fridays
Research Interests: Global mental health, depression, suicide

Kiana Ringuette

Graduate Employee
Global Studies

Amanda Robinson

PhD Student
German & Scandinavian
Phone: 541-346-4051
Office: 310 Friendly Hall

Isabelle Rogers

Graduate Student, MA, Spanish
Romance Languages, Spanish
Research Interests: translation, Spanish and Latin American theatre, film, ecodrama, ecofeminism, transatlantic studies

Garrett Sebra

Graduate Employee
Global Studies

Nereida Solórzano

Graduate Student MA Spanish
Language Teaching Studies
Linguistics, Romance Languages, Spanish
Research Interests: Bilingual education, Transborder students, Spanish, Heritage language instruction,

Tim Strikwerda

PhD Student
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4656
Office: UO Annex, Ste 3
Research Interests: Postwar Japanese literature, film, and cultural history.

Elyse St Sauver

Graduate Employee
African Studies, Economics
Phone: 541-346-1664
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: Thursdays 1:30-3:30

Feiya Suo

PhD Student
East Asian Languages
Office: 6 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: 3:00-4:00pm, Thursday
Research Interests: Chinese linguistics

Shannon Taylah

Graduate Student
Graduate Employee
Global Studies

Pablo Torres

Graduate Employee, Spanish, PhD
Romance Languages
Phone: +1 (541) 285-6919
Office: 30 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Monday 8:00am-9:00am, Friday 9:00am-10:00am
Research Interests: Latin American narrative, 20th century, 21st century, existentialism, censorship, cinema, queer studies, memory studies

Alina Turygina

GE Russian Instructor
Graduate student
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: +1-(541)-636-88-01
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 2-3 pm
Research Interests: Russian émigré literature, russophone literature of the 20th-21st centuries, cultural anthropology, myth studies, topos, autobiography/autofiction, Nina Berberova

Salma Valadez-Marquez

Graduate Employee, PhD Candidate
Folklore Program, Romance Languages
Research Interests: Náhuatl foodways, Mexican storytelling traditions and Indigeneity

Katie VanOort

Masters Student and Graduate Employee
French, Romance Languages
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm and Fridays 10:00-11:00 am
Research Interests: French Feminism, Second Language Acquisition, Effect of Musical/Ear Training on Language Learning

Jeremiah Young

PhD Student
German & Scandinavian
Phone: 541-346-4051
Office: 312 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: M:10-11; T:12-1 or by appointment
Research Interests: Trauma, Old Norse Literature, Romanticism, Narratology, Oral Tradition, Psychoanalysis, Ecocriticism

Leting Zheng

Ph.D. candidate
East Asian Languages
Research Interests: Modern Chinese literature, transnational children's studies, visual culture, gender studies