People

Faculty

Wesley Chihyung Yu

Associate Professor of English & Chair of Medieval Studies

Michael T. Davis

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.

Michael T. Davis Chair of Architectural Studies, Professor of Art History

Robert Eisenstein

Director of Five College Early Music Program, Senior Lecturer in Music

Robert Eisenstein played violin as a kid in Buffalo, NY, and became interested in early music in high school. He studied viola da gamba, his primary instrument, with Richard Taruskin, and still plays Renaissance and baroque violin. Mr. Eisenstein is the Programming Director and Artistic Co-director of the Folger Consort, early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and is the Director of the Five College Early Music Program. He teaches music history, music and technology, and directs student ensembles.

Nieves Romero-Díaz

Professor of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Chair of Romance Languages and Cultures, Study Abroad Advisor for Spain and Latin America

Nieves Romero-Díazes main area of research is gender and race in Early Modern Spain. She has authored and edited/co-edited 4 books and more than 30 articles, reviews, and book chapters. Making historical and critical connections between the past and the present, her courses include Black Spain, Spain and Islam, and Gender Violence in Spain. She has received numerous (inter)national grants and awards and has presented her research at conferences, invited lectures, and symposiums in England, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and the US.

Nieves Romero-Díaz Professor of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies & Chair of Romance Languages and Cultures, Study Abroad Advisor for Spain and Latin America

Emeriti

Carolyn P. Collette

Professor Emeritus of English and Medieval Studies

Carolyn Collete's specialties include: Late Medieval Anglo-French culture; Chaucer; Multilingualism in later medieval England; Cilician Armenia; Semiotic theory; Christine de Pizan; Women writers of the Renaissance; nineteenth-century fiction

Harold Garrett-Goodyear

Professor Emeritus of History

Harold Garrett-Goodyear's specialties include: Women, spirituality, and power; medieval conflicts and boundaries; notions of justice in history.

Carole E. Straw

Professor Emerita of History

Carole Straw's specialties include: Late antique and medieval history: church history, classical traditions and Christianity, martyrdom, monasticism.

Margaret L. Switten

Professor Emerita of French

Margaret Switten's specialities include: French and Occitan language and literature of the Middle Ages; music and poetry of the Middle Ages; French literature of the eighteenth century.