Faculty


Susan Steinberg

Department Chair
(415) 422-5106

Susan Steinberg is the author of the story collections Spectacle (Graywolf), Hydroplane (FC2), and The End of Free Love (FC2). Her new book of...

Education:

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art | MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Courses:

Fiction Workshop, Senior Seminar in Writing, Writing Workshop I, Thesis I/II

Samira Abdur-Rahman

Samira Abdur-Rahman holds a PhD in English from Rutgers University. She completed her BA in English Literature and Africana Studies at Rutgers...

Courses:

African American Literature Survey I, African American Literature Survey II, Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Senior Seminar in Literature

Carol Batker

Courses:

Ignatian Literary Magazine, Native American Literature and Film, Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Erasmus Community, Erasmus Community, Directed Study

Carolyn Brown

Professor
(415) 422-6749

Carolyn Brown received her PhD in English from the University of California–Davis. Her specialization is Shakespeare and Renaissance / Early Modern...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Davis

Expertise:

Shakespeare and psychoanalytic theory

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Shakespeare: An Introduction, TYS: Transfer Year Seminars, Literature Period Courses: 1100-1700, Shakespeare, Directed Study, Renaissance in England and Its Roots

Winifred Ernst

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6426

Winifred Ernst received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with concentrations in eighteenth-century and Renaissance...

Education:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD

Courses:

Great Works of Western Literature, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Eileen Fung

Professor
(415) 422-6083

Eileen Fung earned her PhD in medieval literature with a secondary expertise in Asian American literature from the University of California, Santa...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Christina Garcia Lopez

Director of Chican@-Latin@ Studies , Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4749

Christina Garcia Lopez holds a PhD in American Studies with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She...

Education:

BA, English Literature, University of North Texas | MA, American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds | PhD, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Narratives of US America, Intro to Literary Study, Narratives of U.S. America, Great Works of Western Literature, Introduction to Chicano/a Literature Survey, Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Senior Seminar in Literature, Directed Reading

Omar F. Miranda

Assistant Professor

Omar F. Miranda specializes in the literatures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with an emphasis in both his research and teaching on the...

Education:

PhD, English, New York University | MA, English, Boston College | BA, German, Political Science, and English, University of Miami, Florida

Courses:

Intro to Literary Study, Great Works of Western Literature, Literature Period Courses: 1700-1900, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Special Topics

Dean Rader

Professor
(415) 422-4184

Dean Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, literary studies, American Indian studies, and visual/popular culture, and he teaches...

Expertise:

Poetry, Literary studies, American Indian studies, Visual/popular culture

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Poetry Studio for Non-Majors, Intro to Writing Poetry, Directed Study, Special Topics in Writing, Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetry, Internships in Writing, Special Topics, The American Experience, The Modern Period

Ana Rojas

Adjunct Professor

Ana Rojas holds a BA in Comparative Literature from The University of California, Irvine, and an MA & PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell...

Education:

Cornell University, PhD | Cornell University, MA | The University of California, Irvine, BA

Expertise:

Decadent literature, Representations of feminine sexuality in late-nineteenth-century fiction

Courses:

Critical Analysis, Intro to Literary Study, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Great Works of Western Literature, Tales & Transformations, Survey of Women's Literature II, Literature, Gender and Sexualities, Literature Period Courses: 1700-1900, Directed Study, Critical Analysis, Senior Seminar in Literature, Modern Literature

Patrick Schwieterman

Adjunct Professor

Pat Schwieterman earned BS degrees in Environmental Science and Plant Science at UC Riverside, and MA and PhD degrees in medieval English literature...

Education:

UC Berkeley, PhD | UC Berkeley, MA | UC Riverside, BS

Courses:

Intro to Literary Study, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Great Works of Western Literature, TYS: Transfer Year Seminars, Literature Period Courses: 1100-1700, History of the English Language

Jeff Solomon

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6243

   

Courses:

African American Literature Survey II, Major American Novelists, Written Communication I

Ryan Van Meter

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4298

Ryan Van Meter is the author of the essay collection, If You Knew Then What I Know Now (2011). His work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Iowa...

Education:

MA, DePaul University | MFA, University of Iowa

Courses:

Intro to Writing Non-Fiction, Directed Study, Special Topics in Writing, Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing: Nonfiction, Senior Seminar in Writing, Writing Workshop II, Thesis I/II

Contact Info

Department of English

Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall 487 (415) 422-6426 (415) 422-5426