School of Global Studies and Languages

David Wacks

Professor of Spanish: Department Head, Romance Languages
Medieval Studies, Romance Languages
Phone: 541-346-4029
Office: 105C Friendly Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Research Interests: Medieval Iberian literature and culture, Sephardic studies, Mediterranean Studies

Sarah D. Wald

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies & English
Director of Graduate Admissions for English
English, Environmental Studies, Food Studies, IRES, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-1613
Office: 443 PLC
Office Hours: Spring Term: Wednesday, 12:30pm-2:30pm PLC 443
Research Interests: Environmental Justice, Environmental Humanities, Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies, Latinx Literary and Cultural Studies, Food Studies, Farmworker Justice, Immigration/Migration, 20/21st Century US Literature, American Studies

Lindsey Waldrop

Graduate Student
East Asian Languages
Office: Friendly Hall 27
Research Interests: Late-imperial Chinese Literature

Glynne Walley

Associate Professor, Japanese Literature
East Asian Languages
Office: 423 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Spring 2024: Tuesdays 4-6 pm

Xiaoyu Wang

PhD candidate
Japanese GE
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4656
Office: UO Annex, Ste 3
Research Interests: Okinawan literature, minority literature, Japanese television drama

Yugen Wang

Professor, Chinese Literature, Department Head
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-3503
Office: 304 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Spring 2024, WED 11-1

Lesley Jo Weaver

Associate Professor; Program Head
Center for Digital Mental Health, Global Health Program
Phone: 541-346-5089
Office: Friendly 105
Office Hours: Spring 2024: by appintment. Make an appointment at
Research Interests: medical anthropology; mental health; race; chronic diseases; food insecurity; health disparities; Brazil; India; USA; global health

Janis Weeks

Professor Emerita
African Studies, Biology
Phone: 541-346-4517
Office: 325A Huestis Hall

Julie Weise

Associate Professor, Department of History
History, IRES, Latin American Studies, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-4833
Office: 353 McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: Identity, Citizenship, Migration, Race, and Nations in the Americas and the world through the lens of history.

Anita Weiss

Professor Emerita
Global Studies, Religious Studies
Phone: 541-346-3245
Office: 307 PLC
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3 pm & by appointment
Research Interests: Pakistan: development, women's rights, political Islam

Alex Weissenberger

Undergraduate and Office Coordinator
East Asian Languages, Japanese, Korean
Phone: 541-346-0951
Office: 114 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30
Research Interests: Traveling, Scandinavian Culture, Photography, Hiking

Louise Westling

Professor Emerita
College Scholars, English, Food Studies
Phone: 541-346-3938
Office: 827 PLC

Peter Wetherwax

Faculty, Retired
Biology, Latin American Studies
Phone: 541-346-4514
Office: 73A Klamath Hall

Nathan Whalen

Senior Instructor II of Spanish
Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 541-346-4257
Office: 422 Friendly
Office Hours: Friday 10-12 or by appointment

Olivia Wilkinson

Student Office Worker
German & Scandinavian
Office: Office 114 Friendly Hall

Juan Eduardo Wolf

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Director of Latin American Studies; Coordinator, UO World Music Series & Ethnomusicology
Latin American Studies, Music, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-2852
Office: 126 Frohnmayer Music Bldg
Research Interests: Latin America, decolonial thought, ethnography, folkloristics

Lisa Wolverton

Clark Honors College, History, Medieval Studies, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-6158
Office: 325 McKenzie Hall
Office Hours: MTuWTh 9:50-10:20 in Chapman 105; M 3-5 pm in Chapman 128

Sunhee Woo

Korean language instructor
Renewable non-tenure-track faculty
East Asian Languages, Korean
Phone: 541-346-7166
Office: 308 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Tue,Thur 12:00~1:00 p.m.

Stephen Wooten

Associate Professor
Provost's Teaching Academy Member
Global Studies
Phone: 541-346-5434
Office: 354 PLC
Office Hours: Mondays 2-3:00 pm and Thursdays 9-10 am on Zoom, or by appointment.
Research Interests: Food studies, local-global dynamics, agrarian change, expressive culture

Jean Wu

Senior Instructor II, Chinese Language
Chinese Flagship Academic Director
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4098
Office: 402 Friendly Hall