• faculty

  • Sharon Achinstein (she/her)

    Sir William Osler Professor of English

    • Gilman 24
    • 410-516-5575
    • Research Interests: Early modern literature, poetry, and poetics, gender
  • Christopher Cannon

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and Classics, Vice Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences

    • Gilman 36
    • 410-516-7837
    • Research Interests: Grammar and grammar-school learning, early Middle English, Chaucer, Langland, problems of literary history, language and theories of language
  • Johaina Katinka Crisostomo (she/her)

    Assistant Professor

    • Greenhouse 117
    • Research Interests: Asian/Asian American literatures, Latinx/Latin American literatures, political philosophy, religion, comparative empire studies
  • Nan Z. Da

    Associate Professor

    • Research Interests: nineteenth-century American and trans-Atlantic literature and letters, modern Chinese literature and letters, literary and social theory, the intersection of literary studies and the data sciences
    • Education: BA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of Michigan
  • Drew Daniel (he/him)


    • Gilman 30B
    • 410-516-4075
    • Research Interests: Early modern literature, critical theory, aesthetics
  • Mary Favret (she/her)

    Professor, Vice Dean for Graduate Education and Centers, Programs & Institutes

    • Gilman 34
    • 410-516-4103
    • Research Interests: British Romanticism, late 18th- early 19th-century English literature, war studies, gender and genre, literature and violence
  • Jared Hickman

    Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

    • Gilman 30C
    • 410-516-3843
    • Research Interests: American literature in Atlantic/world context; religious and secular studies; critical race studies; indigenous and settler colonial studies
  • Jeanne-Marie Jackson

    Associate Professor

    • Gilman 30A
    • 410-516-5845
    • Research Interests: Theory of the novel, literature and philosophy, sub-Saharan African literature, Russian realism, global regionalisms
  • Lawrence Jackson

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History

    • Gilman 26
    • 410-516-1103
    • Research Interests: African American Literature, Literary History, Biography, American History
  • Douglas Mao (he/him)

    Russ Family Professor in the Humanities

    • Gilman 32
    • 410-516-7335
    • Research Interests: British, Irish, and U.S. poetry and fiction since 1860; global modernism; interdisciplinary study of modernism
  • Andrew H. Miller (he/him)

    Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

    • Gilman 20
    • 410-516-7553
    • Research Interests: Literature and moral philosophy; nineteenth century British literature; literary theory
  • Aamir R. Mufti

    Research Professor

    • Gilman 14
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century English and Anglophone literatures; modern Urdu literature; the history and legacies of the British Empire; South Asian Studies; Middle-Eastern and Islamic Studies; modern European Jewish Studies; minorities and minoritization; religious cultures and secularism; citizenship and statelessness; exile and cosmopolitanism.
  • Christopher Nealon

    John Dewey Professor

    • Gilman 18
    • 410-516-6046
    • Research Interests: American literature, the critique of political economy, poetry and poetics, intellectual history
  • Nadia Nurhussein

    Professor and Mary Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Arts and Sciences

    • Gilman 22
    • 410-516-4104
    • Research Interests: African American literature, late 19th- and early 20th-century American literature, Poetry and Poetics
  • Jesse Rosenthal

    Associate Professor

    • Gilman 30E
    • 410-516-5168
    • Research Interests: Victorian novels; theory of the novel; ethics and literature; quantitative textual analysis
  • Mark Christian Thompson

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor and Chair

    • Gilman 16
    • 410-516-6237
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century African-American, German, and French literature; the history and representation of race in literature and philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics
  • Affiliated Faculty

  • Gabrielle Dean

    Adjunct Professor, William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

  • professors emeriti

  • Sharon Cameron

    William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emerita

  • Frances Ferguson

    Frances Ferguson

    Professor Emerita

  • Neil Hertz

    Neil Hertz

    Professor Emeritus

  • Ronald Paulson

    Ronald Paulson

    William D. and Robin Mayer Professor Emeritus

  • Eric Sundquist

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of the Humanities

  • Larzer Ziff

    Larzer Ziff

    Caroline Donovan Professor of English Emeritus
    Research Professor

  • Staff

  • Dominique Dureau

    Dominique Dureau

    Senior Academic Program Coordinator

  • Timothy Giglitto

    Timothy Giglitto

    Senior IT Specialist

  • Sally Hauf

    Sally Hauf

    Administrative Manager

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