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Faculty and Staff


Kathryn Chew
Professor of Classics
Advisor, Latin Teaching Credential
Undergraduate Advisor, Classics
(562) 985-5810
Office: MHB 606
Ph.D. Classics, UCLA
M.A. Classics, UCLA
B.A. Classics, UC Irvine
Interests: Greek and Latin Novels, Greek Literature, the Hellenistic Period, Late Antiquity, Hagiography, Sanskrit Literature, Latin Teacher Preparation
Nancy Comito
Office Manager
Office: MHB 515
Pravina Cooper, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Comparative Literature
(562) 985-4241
Office: MHB 611
Ph.D. Comparative World Literature, UCLA 2005
M.A. Comparative World Literature, UCLA
M.A. History, Mumbai University
B.A. British and Continental Philosophy
Interests: World Cinemas, Transnational Literatures, Genre, Literary Theory, British and French Modernisms
Elizabeth Dahab, Ph.D.
Professor of Comparative Literature
(562) 985-1368
Office: MHB 608
Doctorat, Comparative Literature, Université de Paris-IV, Sorbonne
M.A. Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
Professional Diploma After Degree (for teaching French), University of Alberta (Canada)
B.A. Psychology, McGill University (Canada)
Interests: Post-colonial Literature, Cultural Theory, Middle Eastern Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, 19th Century French Literature, Exilic Francophone Literatures in Canada/Québec (more)
Douglas Domingo-Forasté
Professor of Classics
(562) 985-7923
Office: MHB 509
Ph.D. Classics, UC Santa Barbara, 1988
M.A. Classics, UC Santa Barbara, 1981
A.B. Latin, UC Davis, 1976
Interests: Ancient numismatics, Claudius Aelianus, Ancient Greek law, Menander, Isaios
Carl Fisher
Professor of Comparative Literature
Chair of Department
(562) 985-4242
Office: MHB 516
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UCLA, 1992
M.A. Comparative Literature, UCLA, 1985
B.A. Humanities/Classics and Psychology, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1980
Interests: 18th & 19th Century European Literature, Comedy and Satire, Literature and History, Medicine & Literature, Visual Culture
Thomas Haeussler
Lecturer in Comparative Literature
(562) 985-8660
Office: MHB 605
M.A. Comparative Literature, UCLA
Paul Scotton
Professor of Classics
(562) 985-2599
Office: MHB 520
Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Classical Languages, UCSB
M.A. English Literature, University of Illinois-Urbana
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Oregon
B.A. English Literature, University of Illinois-Urbana
Interests: Lechaion Harbor; Ancient Architecture; Aegean Prehistoric Archaeology; Greek Archaeology; Roman Greece and Asia Minor.
Karl Squitier
Lecturer in Classics
(562) 985-4248
Office: MHB 508
C. Phil. Classics, UCLA 1972
B.A. Classics and History, Florida State University, 1966
Interests: Foodways & Foodstuffs in the Ancient World; the Ancient World in Theatre & Film; Mythology; Ancient religions; Rome; Cultural Preservation
J. Mark Sugars
Lecturer in Classics
(562) 985-4241
Office: MHB 611
Ph.D. Classics, UC Irvine, 1997
B.A. Classics, UC Irvine, 1983
B.S. Biological Sciences, UC Irvine, 1983
Interests: Classical Mythology, Greek Literature
Vlatka Velcic
Professor of Comparative Literature
(562) 985-1815
Office: MHB 609
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UCLA
M.A. Comparative Literature, UCLA
B.A. Comparative Literature and English, University of Zagreb
Interests: Cultural Studies, Post-colonial Literature, 20th Century Literature, East European Literature
Raymond Waters
Lecturer in Comparative Literature
(562) 985-7923
Office: MHB 509
M.A. Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 1994
M.A. English, CSULB, 1991
B.A. English, UCLA, 1985
Interests: Comedy, Japanese Literature, Film/Mass Media Theory
Elaine Wida
Lecturer in Classics
(562) 985-8660
Office: MHB 605
Ph.D, Classics, UC Irvine
M.A. Classics, Pennsylvania State University
B.A. Liberal Arts, Concordia Senior College
Interests: Horace, Sophists, Sappho/Alcaeus

Current Adjunct Faculty

Jessica Brooks
MHB 701, (562) 985-7575
Talar Chahinian
Comparative Literature
MHB 513, (562) 985-4232
Cheryl Goldstein
Comparative Literature
MHB 701 (562) 985-7575
Katherine McLoone
Comparative Literature
MHB 508
Rachelle Okawa
Comparative Literature
MHB 609, (562) 985-4253
Chris Shaw
Comparative Literature
MHB 720, (562) 985-4619
Lowry Sweney
MHB 701, (562) 985-7575

Emeriti Faculty

Conrad Barrett

Alwin Baum

Roland Bush

Peter Carr

August Coppola

Frank Fata

Thomas Hubble

J. Charles Jernigan

Roberta Markman

    Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

    1250 Bellflower Blvd., MHB 515

    Long Beach, CA 90840

    (562) 985-4239 (phone)

    (562) 985-4863 (fax)