Division of Languages and Literature

Graciela M. Báez

Language Faculty
B.A., Spanish Language and Literature / Latin American & US Latino Studies, Fordham University; Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, New York University. Doctoral dissertation: “Las diosas de América: Concealed Symbols of the Great Mother in Latin American Literature.” Areas of Inquiry include Latin American Literature, Pre-Hispanic Myth in Contemporary Literature, Mutterecht, Indigenous cosmogonies (Andean, Mexican, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Amazonian), Trans-national-Trans-cultural Visual Culture, and U.S. Latino/a Literature and Translation. Taught at New York University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). Former multi-lingual recruiter and executive headhunter with interpreting and translation experience in corporate, academic, entertainment, legal and diplomatic arenas.
E-mail: gbaez@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212.995.8479 x5061

Holly Kashin Brown

Language and Literature Faculty
B.A., History and Spanish, Wellesley College; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D. candidate, Spanish and Luzo-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. Taught language and short story at Princeton University and Hunter College; Bilingual Education and Spanish pedagogy at The City College of New York; and College Preparedness and ESL at LaGuardia Community College. Publications include At the Crossroads of Modernity: Fernando Pessoa’s Intersectionist Poetry. Interests include medieval and early modern Spanish and Portuguese literature.
E-mail: hbrown@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Marcos Del Cogliano

Spanish Faculty – World Languages
E-mail: mdelcogliano@bhsec.bard.edu

Jennifer Kaplan

Literature Faculty
B.A., Near Eastern Studies (Arabic language and literature concentration), University of California, Berkeley; M.A. and Ph.D., Comparative Literature, New York University. Taught Arabic at Columbia University and Comparative Literature at New York University. Editor, Arab Studies Journal, 2002-2007. Fellowship at the American Research Center in Egypt, researching the history of children’s literature in Egypt, 2007-2008. Research interests include contemporary Arabic literature; immigrant literature in France; and representations of childhood.
E-mail: jkaplan@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7615

Katharina Kempf

Language Faculty
B.A., Politics, Law and Society and Cross-Cultural Relations, Bard College at Simon’s Rock; M.A., Global Journalism and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, New York University. Taught English in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2007-2010. Articles on politics in Mexico have appeared in La Voz, Bard’s Spanish-language magazine. Research interests include U.S.-Mexico relations; leftist politics in Latin America; and human rights.
E-mail: kkempf@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7737

Irene Lam

Language Faculty
B.A., American Literature and Psychology, Hunter College; M.S., Education, City College; M.S., Chinese Linguistics, East China Normal University, Shanghai. Research interests: Social linguistic research and analysis of the signs in New York City; modern Chinese literature. Taught in New York public schools and in the Middlebury College summer language program. Chinese calligraphy writings shown at numerous exhibitions in New York City and Canada. Board of Directors of The Association of Chinese Calligraphy in America; Member: Hua Xia Chinese Calligraphy and Overseas Chinese Instrumentalist Orchestra.
E-mail: ilam@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7737

Shannon Leslie

Language Faculty
B.A., Letters, University of Oklahoma; M.A., Classical Philology, University of Cincinnati. Graduate student instructor at the University of Cincinnati. Adjunct instructor at Xavier University; taught Latin 1-4 at Nottingham and Hamilton West High Schools, Hamilton, NJ. Member of the American Classical League; President of the New Jersey Classical Association. Interests include Lucretius; didactic poetry; and Aristophanes.
E-mail: sleslie@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7737

Sean Mills

Literature Faculty
B.A., English and Music, Knox College; M.F.A., Fiction, Sarah Lawrence College. Taught at Hofstra University and Knox College. Copy Chief at Random House; Senior Production Editor at Doubleday; Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Published in Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology, and in several journals, most recently Hobart and the Emerging Writer’s Network. Currently at work on a novel and a collection of essays.
E-mail: smills@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7717

Ezra Nielsen

Literature Faculty
A.A., Literary Studies, Simon’s Rock College; B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Taught at Rutgers University and Sarah Lawrence College. Research interests include Henry James; 19th century American literature; the history and theory of the novel. Currently at work on a memoir involving family history.
E-mail: enielsen@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7815

Zachariah Pickard

Literature Faculty
B.A., University of King’s College; M.A. and Ph.D., English, University of Toronto. Taught at Tufts; New York University; The New School; and The Cooper Union. Expertise in twentieth-century poetry. Has been published in Twentieth-Century Literature; American Literature; and American Literary History. Authored a scholarly study of the poet, Elizabeth Bishop.
E-mail: zpickard@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7915

Zohra Saed

Literature Faculty
B.A., Cross-Cultural Literature and Creative Writing, CUNY BA/BS Program at the City University of New York Graduate School; M.F.A, Poetry, Brooklyn College; M. Phil. and Ph.D. (expected), English Literature, The City University of New York Graduate School and University Center. Editor of a collection of Langston Hughes’s writings from Turkestan; co-editor of an anthology of contemporary Afghan literature; co-author of a collection of poetry in English and German.  Poems, essays, encyclopedia entries, and visual art have appeared in numerous other collections and venues.  Taught at Baruch College; Hunter College; and Fashion Institute of Technology.
E-mail: zsaed@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7035

Victoria Tomasulo

Literature Faculty
E-mail: vtomasulo@bhsec.bard.edu

Marina Woronzoff

Literature Faculty
B.A., French and Russian, Smith College; M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures (specializing in linguistics) and Ph.D., Russian Literature, Yale University. Recipient of Giles Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities; and Edward H. Butler Fellowship. Taught Russian language at Sarah Lawrence College; Russian language and literature at Yale University; published on Anna Akhmatova; worked as editor and writer for edf.org and non-profit foundations preserving Russian culture and history; translator and contributor for New York Review of Books Blog; research interests include feminist criticism; gender theory; Russian women poets.
E-mail: mworonzoff@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7715

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