People

Faculty

Nigel Alderman

Chair of English; Associate Professor of English
 Nigel Alderman

Samuel Ace

Visiting Lecturer in English

Samuel Ace is a poet, sound artist and photographer. Widely published, he is the winner of the Astraea Lesbian Writers and Firecracker Alternative Book awards, as well as a two-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and National Poetry Series. His first two books will be republished by the Belladonna* Cooperative in 2018. A new collection, Our Weather Our Sea, is forthcoming from Black Radish Books. Research interests include LGBTIQ poetry, 20th and 21st century poetry, experimental and hybrid forms.

Samuel Ace

Carol Bailey

Visiting Associate Professor in English

Christopher Benfey

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English

Christopher Benfey teaches American literature, specializing in Emily Dickinson and cultural relations between the United States and Asia. He is the author of four books about the American Gilded Age; A Summer of Hummingbirds won the 2009 Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa. He writes for The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Benfey has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. In 2016, he won an NEH Public Scholar Award to research Rudyard Kipling and America.

Christopher Benfey

Todd Brewster

Visiting Senior Lecturer in English
Todd Brewster

Kimberly Juanita Brown

Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, on leave fall 2018

Kimberly Juanita Brown's research engages the site of the visual as a way to negotiate the parameters of race, gender, and belonging.  Her book, The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary (Duke University Press) examines slavery’s profound ocular construction and the presence and absence of seeing in relation to the plantation space and the women who exist there. She is currently at work on her second book, tentatively titled “Their Dead Among Us: Photography, Melancholy, and the Politics of the Visual.”  This project examines images of the dead in The New York Times in 1994 from four geographies: South Africa, Rwanda, Sudan, and Haiti. 

Iyko Day

Associate Professor of English

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).

Iyko Day

Corinne M. Demas

Professor of English
Corinne Demas

Leah Glasser

Senior Lecturer in English

Andrea Lawlor

Visiting Lecturer in English

Andrea Lawlor teaches Creative Writing, with a special interest in both Queer/Trans Writing and ESOL writing. Lawlor's publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016) and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (Rescue Press, 2017), which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary and a CLMP Firecracker Award. Lawlor also edits fiction for Fence, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs.

Andrea Lawlor Visiting Lecturer in English

Amy E. Martin

Director, Weissman Center for Leadership; Professor of English on the Emma B. Kennedy Foundation; Faculty Director for SAW
Amy E. Martin

Katherine O'Callaghan

Visiting Lecturer in English
Katherine O'Callaghan

Amy Rodgers

Associate Professor of English

Amy Rodgers' research focuses on early modern literature and culture, audience and popular culture studies, theories of adaptation, and dance studies. Her publlications include essays on the Renaissance court masque, Hindi-language cinema director Vishal Bhardwaj, Shakespeare's history plays' influence on HBO's Game of Thrones, and performance genealogies that cross different communicative forms, particularly theater and dance. Her first monograph, A Monster With a Thousand Hands: The Discursive Spectator in Early Modern England is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press in July of 2018. She is a co-founder of the Shakespeare and Dance Project.

Amy Rodgers Assistant Professor of English

Suparna Roychoudhury

Associate Professor of English

Geoffrey Sanborn

Visiting Professor of English

Mark C. Shea

Coordinator of ESOL; Senior Lecturer in English
Mark Shea

Kate Singer

Chair of Critical Social Thought; Associate Professor of English
Kate Singer

Sally Sutherland

Chair of Theatre Arts; Senior Lecturer in English

Sally Sutherland teaches courses in Shakespeare, early modern and modern drama, adaptations of plays to film, medicine in literature, and health humanities. She has published on Jacobean revenge tragedy and medieval cycle plays. Before returning to the full-time faculty in 2013, she served Mount Holyoke in a number of administrative capacities: first-year dean, dean of studies, associate dean of faculty, and senior advisor to the president.

Sally Sutherland

Donald Weber

Lucia, Ruth and Elizabeth MacGregor Professor of English

Donald Weber’s teaching and research interests include American literature, Multi-ethnic literature, South African literature and culture, and, most recently, the imaginative landscape of contemporary multicultural London. He is currently working on two large projects: a book mapping contemporary Jewish American literature and popular culture; and a book, titled The Anxiety of Belonging, about the fraught relation between “identity” and citizenship in contemporary British and Western European literature and film. He has just returned from a sabbatical as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London.

Donald Weber

Elizabeth Young

Carl M. and Elsie A. Small Professor of English

Elizabeth Young teaches courses on American literature, women’s writing, film, and visual culture. Her courses often focus on intersections among gender, race, and sexuality in U.S. culture and on combinations of literary and visual materials. Her scholarly research includes the books Black Frankenstein: The Making of an American Metaphor and Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War. Her current book project is on the representation of animals in nineteenth-century novels, taxidermy, and other cultural forms.

Elizabeth Young

Wesley Chihyung Yu

Associate Professor of English
Wesley Chihyung Yu

Staff

Cynthia Meehan

Academic Department Coordinator