School of Global Studies and Languages

Melissa Palma

Academic Programs Manager, School of Global Studies and Languages
College of Arts and Sciences ASU 1
African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 541-346-9780

Craig Parsons

Professor; Program Head
European Studies, German & Scandinavian, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4402
Office: 930 PLC
Office Hours: Sp 24: Tuesday 12:00 - 3:00
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, please email to set up appt.

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)

Xinjia Peng

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

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

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, Environmental Studies, Food Studies

Kylie Yihua Post

Assistant Director, Chinese Flagship Program
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-632-2173
Office: 427 Friendly Hall

Amanda Powell

Senior Lecturer II Emerita of Spanish
Poet & translator
Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 541-346-0953
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
Interim Director of COLT Graduate Studies
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-485-7400
Office: 346 PLC
Office Hours: Spring 2024: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.-noon & by appt.
Research Interests: Russian modernism; gender studies; environmental criticism; visual culture; digital humanities; Russian-Italian cultural interactions; and Russian-American culture

Gina Psaki

Professor Emerita of Italian
Professor, Romance Languages
Romance Languages
Phone: 541-346-4042
Office: 224 Friendly Hall
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