Global Studies and Languages

Maximilian Paolucci

MA Student
German & Scandinavian
Office: 310 Friendly Hall

Craig Parsons

European Studies, German & Scandinavian, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4402
Office: 930 PLC
Office Hours: W23 - In person: Tue 12-3 (weeks 1-10; finals week by appointment)
Research Interests: Comparative politics, European politics

Doris Payne

Professor Emerita
African Studies, Arabic Studies, Linguistics
Phone: 541-346-3894
Office: 271 Straub Hall
Office Hours: By appointment only

Sylvie Pederson

Instructor of French
Romance Languages
Office: 27 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: MF 1:30-2:30 pm and by appointment, in 175 McKenzie
Research Interests: French language and literature, contemporary France, theatre, visual arts

Marina Peñalosa Montero

Graduate Employee, Spanish, PhD Candidate
Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 458-205-1082
Office: 192F Esslinger Hall
Office Hours: Tue noon-2 and by appt (Zoom and in person)
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)

Xinjia Peng

Graduate Student
East Asian Languages
Office: Friendly Hall 27
Research Interests: Chinese Linguistics

Kathleen Shorack Petty

Pro Tem Instructor
German & Scandinavian
Office: 310 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Monday: 1:20-2:00pm in 301 Condon Hall; Friday: 9:00am via Zoom only
Research Interests: German language, culture, and pedagogy

Gerardo Pisacane

Graduate Employee, Italian, PhD
Italian, Romance Languages
Phone: 865-232-9328
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: Monday, 12 -13 (FREE TUTORING, Mckenzie 175) or by appointment
Research Interests: Teaching Italian and Pedagogy. Cinema and Television Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Queer Studies

Gloria Pitkin

Graduate Employee, Romance Languages, MA
RLGSA MA Representative and GTFF Steward
Romance Languages
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: Mondays 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm; Tuesdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in MCK 175; or by appointment.
Research Interests: comparative literature, postcolonial and decolonial studies, existentialism and phenomenology, critical theory, theatre and ritual studies, exile and migration

Helmut Plant

Associate Professor Emeritus
German & Scandinavian, SAIL
Phone: 541-344-0748
Office Hours: by appointment

Géraldine Poizat-Newcomb

Senior Instructor II of French
French, Romance Languages
Phone: 541-346-4049
Office: 25 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: MW 12-12:50

Lauren Ponisio

Assistant Professor
Biology, Food Studies

Kylie Yihua Post

Assistant Director, Chinese Flagship Program
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-8240
Office: 130L Hedco Building

Amanda Powell

Senior Lecturer II Emerita of Spanish
Poet & translator
Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 541-346-0953
Office: 105 Friendly Hall
Research Interests: Early modern Hispanic women writers: secular & religious, literary translation studies (theory & practice), queer theory, creative writing, our next conversation in class!

Jenifer Presto

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-485-7400
Office: 272 PLC
Office Hours: Winter 2023: Tues. 12:00-2:00 & by appt.
Research Interests: Russian modernism; gender studies; literature and the visual arts; imaginative geographies; Russian-Italian cultural interactions; Russian-American culture; and environmental criticism

Gina Psaki

Professor Emerita of Italian
Professor, Romance Languages
Romance Languages
Phone: 541-346-4042
Office: 224 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: via e-mail: Tues. 7–9 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m. – noon
Research Interests: Italian and French literature of the Middle Ages; comparative medieval literature; medieval lyric and romance; Dante; Boccaccio; translation; medieval feminist scholarship; discourse analysis; metadisciplinary issues in medieval literary study; history of