People

Faculty

Iyko Day
Associate Professor of English & Chair of Critical Social Thought

Iyko Day's research and teaching focus on race, capitalism, settler colonialism and Asian American literature and visual culture. She is the author of Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism (Duke University Press, 2016).

413-538-3222
314 Shattuck Hall
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Associate Professor of English
413-538-3224
206 Shattuck Hall
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Professor of Politics on the Ford Foundation
413-538-2325
116 Shattuck
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Wednesday, 1:00-3:40
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Donnie Cotter's scientific research focuses on the mechanism of transmetalation. Recently, he has turned his scholarly attentions to the study the history of chemistry, focusing on the American chemical community between 1890 and 1920. Cotter is the author of numerous scholarly papers and presentations, many of them coauthored by Mount Holyoke students.

413-538-2120
111 Carr Laboratory
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Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies

Justin Crumbaugh teaches courses on contemporary Latin America and Spain, addressing topics such as the idea of "(under)development" as it has been questioned in the Global South, or the films of Pedro Almodóvar. Crumbaugh is also the author of Destination Dictatorship: The Spectacle of Spain’s Tourist Boom and the Reinvention of Difference (SUNY Press 2009) as well as numerous journal articles.

413-538-2445
223 Ciruti Center
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Tuesday 2-4pm or by Appt.
Assistant Professor of Latina/o & Latin American Studies

David Hernández is Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies at Mount Holyoke College. His research focuses on immigration enforcement, in particular, the U.S. detention regime. He is completing a book manuscript on this institution, titled "Undue Process: Immigrant Detention and Lesser Citizenship," and he is also the co-editor of Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (Duke University Press 2016). His work has appeared journals such as Border-Lines, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Journal of Race and Policy, Latina/o Studies, and NACLA: Report on the Americas.

413-538-2643
121 Ciruiti Center
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Chair and Associate Professor of English

Amy Martin teaches Victorian literature, Irish studies, postcolonial studies, and visual culture. Her first book, Alter-Nations, provides a genealogy of the modern idea of terrorism as it emerges in nineteenth century representations of Ireland, and has published articles and book chapters on Victorian Ireland. She has been lectured at Notre Dame’s Irish Studies Summer Seminar, the James Joyce Summer School, and Princeton’s Fund for Irish Studies.  She is working on a book on Irish internationalism and critiques of empire.

413-538-2062
112 Shattuck Hall
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Professor Remmler in the CIruti Courtyard
Professor and Chair of German Studies, Professor of Gender Studies, Professor of Critical Social Thought

Karen Remmler’s interdisciplinary research and teaching in English and German focuses on the politics and culture of memory in the aftermath of atrocity and war in European and Asian contexts; German literature, film, and sites of memory within transnational contexts; 19th century critical social thought through the lens of contemporary social critics; and the interrelationship between national processes of transitional justice and the work of memory in films by the descendants of genocide survivors and perpetrators in non-western contexts.

413-538-3066
Shattuck Hall 305
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Erika Rundle

Associate Professor in Theatre Arts and Gender Studies, Dramaturg
413-538-2440
Shattuck Hall 305
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Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Economics

Lucas Wilson focuses much of his work on the philosophy and methodology of economics, Marxism, the political economy of race, and exploring the various economic and noneconomic conditions that restrict opportunities and inhibit social progress for African-Americans.

413-538-2751
114 Skinner Hall
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Staff

Patricia Ware

Academic Department Coordinator
413-538-3466
118 Shattuck Hall
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Tuesdays: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Affiliated Faculty

Professor Robin Blaetz in the Williston Library reading room
Chair and Professor of Film Studies, Film Studies Steering Committee

Robin Blaetz teaches Introduction to Film, History of World Cinema, Film Theory, and Experimental Film, as well as courses in various genres, including the Musical and Documentary. Her scholarly work centers on women and film; she has published an anthology called Women’s Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks (Duke University Press, 2007) and Visions of the Maid: Joan of Arc in American Film and Culture (Virginia University Press, 2001). Her current project explores the connections between the films of Joseph Cornell and his better known boxes.

413-538-2984
Art Building, Room 202
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Kavita Datla Associate Professor of History, Member of International Relations and Asian Studies
Associate Professor of History, Member of International Relations and Asian Studies

Kavita Datla’s research focuses on colonial Hyderabad and explores what the histories of South Asia might tell us about larger shared experiences, be they colonialism, secularization, or democracy. In her writing and teaching, Datla examines the emergence of new political forms in the modern British Empire and hopes to animate the discussions and debates that have characterized South Asian publics. She is the author of The Language of Secular Islam: Urdu Nationalism and Colonial India (2013).

413-538-2794
313 Skinner Hall
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Michael T. Davis Chair of Architectural Studies, Professor of Art History
Chair of Architectural Studies, Professor of Art History

Michael Davis teaches the art of the Middle Ages, the arts of Islam, and modern architecture. His research centers on French Gothic architecture including Notre-Dame, Paris and the cathedrals of Clermont-Ferrand and Limoges. Recently, he has been at work reconstructing lost buildings in medieval Paris (early video). Featured in seminars on Paris, these projects actively engage students in the evaluation of evidence, medieval design techniques, and the use of digital media.

413-538-2474
206 Art Building
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Associate Professor of Psychology and Education; Associate Professor of Gender Studies
413-538-2086
311 Reese Psych-Education Building
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Satyananda J. Gabriel, Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics
413-538-2818
118 Skinner Hall
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On Leave Spring 2016
 Lowell Gudmundson Professor of Latin American Studies and History, on leave Spring 2016
Professor of Latin American Studies and History, on leave Spring 2016

Lowell Gudmundson focuses on coffee, Central America, and Afro-Latin America.  His students have earned graduate and professional degrees in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe.  They have turned their own research interests, as diverse as history, immigration, ethnomusicology, health care, and food studies, into career paths in politics, publishing, medicine, public health, urban planning or ecotourism.  Gudmundson maintains close ties and joint research projects with Costa Rica’s public universities where he began his career.

413-538-2378
303 Skinner Hall
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On leave spring 2016
Associate Professor of Gender Studies

Christian Gundermann understands theory as a daily practice like breathing and eating. He teaches students in different contexts as diverse as the interpretation of films, the history of the queer movement, the questioning of the human/animal boundary, the historical study of horsemanship, the practice of body modifications, the connections between feminism and the sciences, the nexuses of power, knowledge, pleasure, and suffering etc. that there is no practice without theory, and that every theory is always already a practice.

413-538-2410
Shattuck Hall 311
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James Hartley, Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics

James E. Hartley is Professor of Economics, regularly teaching courses on Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Leadership, and the Great Books of Western Civilization. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Davis. He spent six months as a Fulbright Fellow in Kolkata, India, and returned to India a second time, lecturing throughout northeastern India in events organized by the U.S. Consulate. Hartley is currently at work on a NEH-funded project, “Is Business Moral?”

413-538-2566
126 Skinner Hall
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Tu 10:30-Noon Th 3:30-5:00
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Professor of Psychology and Education

Gail Horstein's research broadly focuses on the history of 20th-century psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, and has published articles and books on a variety of topics in personality and social psychology.

413-538-2338
303 Reese Psychology and Education Building
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Professor of Psychology and Education
413-538-2390
206 Reese Psych-Ed Building
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Associate Professor of Politics

Elizabeth Markovits teaches courses in political theory, ranging from ancient Greek thought to contemporary feminist and democratic theory. She is the author of The Politics of Sincerity: Frank Speech, Plato, and Democratic Judgment. She has published articles on Greek comedy and tragedy, and on women, carework, and democracy in the contemporary United States. Her current research focuses on problems of intergenerational justice in contemporary democratic theory and ancient Greek literature, as well as the intersections between citizenship, art, and responsibility.

413-538-2151
113 Skinner Hall
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Fred Moseley, Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics

Fred Moseley is one of the foremost scholars in the world today on Marxian economic theory (as a theory of capitalism). His works have been translated into nine languages. He especially enjoys teaching economics at Mount Holyoke, because the students are very intelligent young women from all over the world, who are eager to learn.

413-538-2517
121 Skinner Hall
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W 11:00-1:00
Mary Renda
Chair of History, Professor of History

U.S. Historian Mary Renda continually pushes the boundaries of her discipline through her focus on the role of women and gender, the multicultural nature of U.S. history, and the international contexts in which that history has taken shape. In addition to her course offerings in U.S. women's history, U.S. imperialism, and other areas of United States history, Renda teaches interdisciplinary women's studies courses. It's not a vacation from her area of specialty, however. "When I teach women's studies," says Renda, "it brings into sharper relief the importance of history."

413-538-2567
307 Skinner Hall
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Professor of Environmental Studies, on leave Spring 2016

A writer, photographer, pilot, and Earth historian, Lauret Savoy is also a woman of mixed African American, Native American, and Euro-American heritage. Her work explores the complex intertwinings of natural and cultural histories. She writes about the stories we tell of the American landscape's origins and the stories we tell of ourselves in this land. Each of her courses challenges students to examine their assumptions about the world.

413-538-2125
326 Clapp Laboratory
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Professor of Politics; Chair of Africana Studies

Preston H. Smith II regularly teaches courses on Urban Policy, Black Migrations, Black Metropolis, and American Politics. He received a Whiting fellowship to study race and social housing in the Netherlands. His research interests include class and African-American politics, neoliberalism, and urban policy, and affordable housing policy. He is the author of Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

413-538-3528
214 Shattuck Hall
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Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-5:30
Professor of Sociology
413-538-2804
125 Porter Hall
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Professor of Philosophy, Film Studies Steering Committee

Thomas Wartenberg specializes in the philosophy of film. He has written and edited a number of books in this area, including Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy and Fight Club, both published by Routledge. Among the courses he teaches are: The Philosophy of Film and Film Theory and Philosophy. Wartenberg's other areas of expertise include philosophy for children and aesthetics.

413-538-2273
Skinner Hall 213B
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