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Katherine Steele Brokaw


Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures 

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Theatre and ecology; community performance; Shakespeare; medieval and renaissance literature and culture




Fatima Burney

Assistant Professor of English 


World poetry; 19th-century American, Perisan, and Urdu poetry; global romanticism; poetry and ecology





Gregg Camfield

Gregg Camfield

Professor of English and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of UC Merced

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19th-century American literature; Mark Twain; humor and comedy



Weisong Gao

Starting in Fall 2020: Assistant Professor of English

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21st-century transnational literature; Asian Anglophone literature; LGBT+ literature; queer studies



Humberto Garcia

Humberto Garcia

Associate Professor of English and Director of the English Honors Program

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British Romanticism; Romantic Orientalism; postcolonial criticism; Islam and literature 







Jan Goggans

Jan Goggans


Associate Professor of English 

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Early 20th-century American literature and culture; fashion and fiction; working class literature




Nigel Hatton

Nigel Hatton

Associate Professor of Literature and Philosophy

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Literature and Human Rights; Kierkegaard and moral philosophy; transnational American literature




Mai-Linh Hong

Assistant Professor of Literature 


Asian American and Asian diaspora literature; critical refugee studies; 20th/21st-century American literature; Contemporary poetry; race and ethnic studies; law and humanities


Matthew Kaiser

Matthew Kaiser

Associate Professor of English and Director of English Studies

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19th-century British literature and culture; gender and sexuality studies, LGBTQ+ literatures; cognitive and neurodiversity studies







Felicia Rhapsody Lopez

Assistant Professor of Chicanx Studies and English


Chicanx Studies; borderlands theory; Nahua texts; indigenous studies




Paul Prescott

Professor of English (beginning 2021)


Theatre and performance; Shakespeare; theatre and ecology.




Adam Bryx

Lecturer in English 


Theatre and performance; surrealism

Bristin Jones

Lecturer in English and Spanish


Latin American and Italian comparative literatures; literature and the environment; animal studies



Ryan Hall Page

Lecturer in English and Spark

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19th century literature; melodrama and naturalistic drama


Updated 2021