Lindsey Reuben Munoz

Lindsey Reuben Muñoz's interests lie in modern and contemporary Spanish cultural production that span a breadth of critical points of reflection intersecting in urban studies, gender studies, and political theory. Her current book project preliminarily titled Unraveling Domesticity: Economies of the Home in Modern Spanish Literature focuses on roles of the home space throughout the uneven processes of Spanish modernization by questioning the public and private divide under which the home has traditionally been understood.

Olivia Landry

Olivia Landry’s research in contemporary German culture, film, and theater focuses on performance, the body, and transnational and LGBTQI narratives. Her first book manuscript, Movement and Performance in Berlin School Cinema, explores the contemporary film movement the Berlin School through a recalibration of the body, movement, spectacle, sensation, and spectatorship in cinema. Olivia’s second book project, Theater of Anger, examines the aesthetic, cultural, and political stakes of anger in contemporary transnational theater in Germany. Olivia completed her Ph.D.

Julia Maserjian

Julia Maserjian is the Digital Scholarship Manager at the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.  In her role with the Center she works with faculty and students who are engaged in the creation of digital media.  In addition to her work at the Center, she teaches documentary courses for the American Studies graduate program and for the new undergraduate minor in Documentary Storymaking.  

Nobuko Yamasaki

Nobuko Yamasaki completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Washington in 2014. Her research and teaching focus on the intersections of art, film, media, literature, and gender and sexuality studies. Her current research project, “Fragmenting History: Prostitutes, Hostesses, and Actresses at the Edge of Empire” examines women’s bodies as battlefields, where asymmetrical power dynamics meet, compete and complicate one another, producing narratives to be challenged, fragmented, and re-articulated from within.

Connie A. Cook

Connie A. Cook teaches two courses in which film forms a basic medium for understanding Chinese culture: “Film, Fiction, and Gender in Modern China” and “Love and Revolution in Shanghai.” Both courses examine the evolution of gender roles and social change through the context of politics and the literature of specific regions.  Cook has lived and traveled in Asia many times since the late 1960s. 

Vera Stegmann

Vera Stegmann received her PhD in German Studies from Indiana University with a graduate minor in Comparative Literature. She specializes in 20th and 21st century German literature, film, and theater. She has published a book about the dramatist Bertolt Brecht, as well as articles on film music and on East German cinema. At Lehigh she teaches the full spectrum of advanced German courses, which includes her class on “New German Cinema” (German 231).

Thomas Chen

Thomas Chen (PhD, UCLA) is an Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. His research interests include Chinese and transnational cinemas. A recent publication is "An Italian Bicycle in the People's Republic: Minor Transnationalism and the Chinese Translation of Ladri di biciclette/Bicycle Thieves," Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies 1.2 (2014), 91-107. He regularly teaches films from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Taïeb Berrada

Taïeb Berrada is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. His main research and teaching interests are in Postcolonial Studies and more specifically in French and Francophone Film dealing with issues of identity, memory and migration.

Marie-Sophie Armstrong

Marie-Sophie Armstrong is associate professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. She teaches a course on contemporary French cinema and is the organizer of the 2016 Modern Languages and Literatures film festival, which will take place throughout the month of October.

Miguel A. Pillado

Miguel A. Pillado is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at Lehigh. He specializes in the study of 20th and 21st century Mexican and Central American literature and culture. His classes frequently examine the forms of reappropriation of the Latin American historical, social, and cultural imaginaries by means of written words and cinematic images. His most recent work, an article titled “Inside and Outside the Paradigm: Representations of Chicano People in the Cinema of Alejandro Galindo,” will appear in the next issue of Revista Confluencia.


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