People

Faculty

Associate Professor of English, Director of Studies for English & Chair of Medieval Studies
413-538-2825
317 Shattuck Hall
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By appointment only
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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By appointment only
Robert Eisenstein  with instrument

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.

413-538-2079
210 Pratt Hall
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By appointment only
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
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, or 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.

413-538-2399
21 Ciruti Center
Contact
Monday & Wednesday 12:20-1:10am or by Appt.

Staff

Kristin McMillan, Senior Administrative Assistant, Asian Studies

Kristin McMillan

Academic Department Coordinator

Kristin is the Department Coordinator for the Asian Studies Program and the Medieval Studies Program. She is also the owner of McMillan Communications, a freelance writing and creative services business. Kristin hails from Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a BS and MA in History and Public Administration. As an Iowan, Kristin knows nice, and she is proud to create a cheerful and compassionate environment for students, faculty, and staff.

413-538-2885
112 Ciruti Center
Contact
M-Th 7:30am-3:00pm; F 8:00am-12:00pm