Director: Anne Mairesse, mairesse@usfca.edu
Program Assistant: Krislyn Tanaka, ktanaka2@usfca.edu

Tel:415 422 5298

Shawn Doubiago

Adjunct Professor

Shawn Doubiago received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Davis with two designated emphases: Feminist Theory and Research and Critical Theory.

Tel:415 422 2864

Susanne Hoelscher

Adjunct Professor

Susanne Hoelscher is the Coordinator of the German Program. She completed the Erste Staatsexamen at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany, with a major in German and History. She received two teaching credentials and an M.A. in German from San Francisco State University. She completed her PhD in the German Program at the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis in Critical Theory.Susanne Hoelscher's research is focused on late 19th to 21st century German literature and culture and includes psychoanalytic thought, critical theory, and film studies. She is particularly interested in issues of national and gender identities and has presented and published in this area. At the University of San Francisco, she has been teaching in the German and Comparative Literature programs since 2004.

Tel:415 422 2893

Annabel Lee

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in French Literature in 2001 where she was part of programs such as Erasmus and study abroad in Paris. After finishing her M.A. in French Literature at San Francisco State University, she moved to Paris to pursue a D.E.A. (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) at the Université de Paris VIII and the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Since Paris, Annabel has been teaching French and pursuing her PhD at the University of California Davis. Her interests are in music and 20th century French literature.

Tel:(415) 422-6359

Anne Mairesse


Anne Mairesse earned her Doctorate and HDR from the University of Paris. She publishes and teaches in the fields of 20th-21st French and Comparative Literature and Culture with a particular focus on French poetry and the history of modern thought. Her other teaching interests lie in Literature and the developing field of Animal Studies, and Film Studies.  She is the Director of the Comparative Literature and Culture Program, and your advisor when you declare a major or a minor.

Tel:(415) 422-6359

Sara Marinelli

Adjunct Professor

Sara Marinelli grew up in Italy, where she received her PhD in Literatures in English from the University of Rome, "La Sapienza." After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at UC Santa Cruz, in 2007, Sara decided to make the Bay Area her home. In 2013, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Her main academic interests are women's writing and post-colonial literature and theory. Sara is also a fiction writer and a translator, and has experimented with narration in film at Open Eye Pictures, where she co-produced and co-edited the documentary Alfredo's Fire. She co-curates an all-women literary reading series in the Bay Area (http://hazelreadingseries.org/about/).