Division of Languages and Literature

Melanie Adley

Writing and Learning Center Director, Literature faculty

B.A. Boston University; M.A. Tufts University, German Literature; A.M. and Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Germanic Languages and Literatures. Has taught German language & literature and Women’s & Gender Studies at Tufts, Penn, Dickinson, and Vanderbilt, as well as has been the associate director of Women’s & Gender Studies at Penn and Vanderbilt. Additionally, taught at Explore! Community School and was the Head of English at the German School Manhattan. Professional indexer for Ideas on Fire and freelance translator (German to English) and copyeditor. Teaching and research interests include German and Austrian literature & culture, women’s & gender studies, accessible and culturally responsive pedagogy. 

Email: madley@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212.995.8479 x4052

Adrian Agrego

Literature Faculty
B.A., Bennington College; M.A.T., Bennington College. Has designed and taught extracurricular programming in poetry for At—Risk students as a resident teaching artist in seven NYC public schools; Coordinated the Bard Early College Academy (2010—2016); Fellow of The Academy For Teachers. Teaching and academic interests include 20th century American poetry, gender in literature, semiotics and street art as cultural signifier.
E-mail: aagredo@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212.995.8479 x5061

Ashna Ali

Literature Faculty
B.A. Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University; M.A. and Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Comparative Literature… Has been part-time faculty at The New School, Queens College, City College, CityTech, and Townsend Harris High School. Teaching and research interests focus on global postcolonial literature, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, and film and television studies. Publications appear or are forthcoming in Journal of Narrative Theory, Gender Sexuality Italy (g/s/i), the minnesota review, and Texte Zur Kunst.
E-mail: aali@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212.995.8479 x5061

Kyung Cho

Literature Faculty
B.A., Vassar College; M.F.A., University of Iowa. Has taught literature and creative writing at University of Iowa; Borough of Manhattan Community College; and School of Visual Arts.
E-mail: kcho@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

David Clark

Language Faculty
B.A., Oberlin College; MA., Brown University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Interests include Latin literature of the late Roman republic and early Roman empire; ancient philosophy; New Testament. Has taught at Columbia University and Oberlin College.
E-mail: dclark@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212—995—8479 x5081

Paul DuCett

Language Faculty
B.A., Russian and Classics, Middlebury College; MA., Teaching English as a Second Language, Hunter College; IVI.A., Spanish Language and Culture, Universidad de Salamanca; M.A. and Doctoral Candidate, Comparative Literature, City University of New York. Research interests include Pushkin, Don Juan myth and contemporary methods in foreign language teaching.
E-mail: pducett@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

Ursula N. Embola

Literature Faculty
B.A., University of Buea; M.A., Manhattanville College; M.Phil., Drew University; Ph.D., Drew University. Has taught at Bard College, Manhattanville College, Mercy College, Montclair State University, and Westchester Community College. Recognized with Excellence in Adjunct Instruction Award by Mercy College. Teaching and research interests include Literatures of the African Diaspora, as well as English Composition.
E-mail: uembola@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Fang Fu

Language Faculty
A.A., Fuzhou Teachers College, China; B.A., MA., M.Ed., Columbia University; Ed.D. candidate, Columbia University. Teaching associate at Chinese Language Program at Columbia University; adjunct lecturer at City College and Baruch College, CUNY. Specializes in bilinguaI/bicultural education and international educational development. Areas of interest include modern Chinese literature and language.
E-mail: ffu@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

Jesse Garcés Kiley

Literature Faculty
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison; IVI.F.A. in Poetry/Creative Writing from Columbia University. Has taught Creative Writing and Composition at Columbia University, and as a bilingual elementary teacher in various schools across the country. Poetry has appeared in Oranges and Sardines.
E-mail: jkiley@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Joseph E. Gubbay

Adjunct Literature
Faculty B.A., Tufts University; J.D., New York University. Appointed to the New York Criminal Court in 1999. Appointed to the Supreme Court, Criminal Term 2004. Presiding Judge, Screening Treatment Enhancement Part for chemically dependent and dually diagnosed defendants charged with non—violent felonies (2004—2012); Presiding Judge Adolescent Diversion Part (2012); Presiding Judge Brooklyn Treatment Court (201 6—present).
E-mail: jgubbay@bhseo.bard.edu

Julia Guerra

Language Faculty
B.A. American University; M.A. University of Maryland.  Has worked in higher education administration and teaching for University of Maryland, University of Phoenix, Maryland College of Art and Design, Berkeley College and has taught Spanish at BHSEC Manhattan since 2006. Teaching and research interests include Pre-Columbian mythology and religion, gang warfare modern in Latin America and race and ethnicity in Colonial Latin America. Fellow of The Academy for Teachers,  Bard Early College Fellow and Inaugural Chair of the Spanish program for the Early College Network.

William H. Hinrichs

Language Faculty and Dean of Academic Life
A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Yale University. Hinrichs has taught at St. Mark’s School, the Taft School, Yale University, and BHSEC Queens. Publications include The Invention of the Sequel: Expanding Prose Fiction in Early Modern Spain (2011). Teaching and research interests include literature and culture of 16th- and 17th-century Spain, flash fiction, and concepts of authorship and authorial property.

Zachary Holbrook

Literature Faculty
B.A., Bard College; Ph.D., New York University; Post—doctoral Lecturer, New York University; Peterson Visiting Professor, BHSEC Manhattan. Research interests include British Romanticism, pastoral poetry, and fantasy.
E-mail: zholbrook@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Lee D. Johnson

Literature Faculty
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Doctoral Candidate, Yale University. Program supervisor at Smolny College, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003; visiting assistant professor at Bard College, 2002-03; teaching assistant at Yale, 1995, 1998, 2000-01. Specializes in Slavic languages and literature.
E-mail: Ijohnson@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Kent Kinzer

Language Faculty
B.A., Indiana University; Graduate Certificate in Second and Foreign Language Teaching, University of Washington; M.A. and Ph.D in Hispanic Studies, University of Washington.  Taught both Spanish and Portuguese as a Predoctoral Instructor at the University of Washington and worked with study abroad students in Cádiz, Spain, and Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.  Research interests include the representation of monstrous bodies in contemporary Latin American narrative.
E-mail: kkinzer@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

Andrea Kouklanakis

Language Faculty
B.A., Classics and Honors Program, Hunter College of the City University of New York; Ph.D., Classical Philology, Harvard UníversityResearch Interests: Homeríc poetry, Comparative epic, lambic poetry, Reception of the Classics in Afro-Latin American literature.
E-mail: akouklanakis@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

Kinga Novak

Language Faculty
B.A., University of Washington; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Lecturer in History at UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay; Instructor in Spanish at NYU. Awards include & Fulbright— Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award (Mexico, 2008—2009) and & Fulbright-García Robles Student Grant (Mexico, 2000—2001). Manuscript—in-progress is entitled Of Gratitude and Sorrow: A Visual History of Everyday Mexican Spirituality. Teaching and research interests include Latin American history, religion, popular culture, and social movements.
E-mail: knovak@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: (212) 995-8479 x4081

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