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Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Faculty

Leading the study of language and culture with expert perspective.

Our faculty are active researchers in such fields as cultural studies, linguistics, literary studies, and pedagogy. Faculty give scholarly papers and presentations at local, regional, national and international conferences; publish their research in publications at all levels, and apply for funding support from both internal and external sources.


Raysa Amador
Department Chair
Alumnae Hall – Room 109
p – 516.877.4054
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Carmen Dori Castellon
Administrative Assistant
Alumnae Hall Building – Room 110
p – 516.877.4050
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Nicole C. Rudolph
Associate Professor

Priya Wadhera
Associate Professor

Sonia Zervakos
Adjunct Faculty


Raysa Amador
Professor, Department Chair

Nicholas A. Carbo
Associate Professor

Ana Isabel Simon-Alegre
Assistant Professor

Stephen Fox
Adjunct Faculty

Mari Souto-Portas
Adjunct Faculty

Sara Aponte-Olivieri


Susan Briziarelli
Assistant Provost for Global Affairs

Jonathan Hiller
Associate Professor

Maria Hoelzli
Adjunct Faculty

Vincenzo Selleri
Adjunct Faculty

Rosetta Urgo
Adjunct Faculty

Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Translation

Nancy Biska (Modern Greek Language)
Adjunct Faculty

Richard Garner (Classics)
Honors College

Taofeng He (Mandarin Chinese Language)
Adjunct Faculty

Neil Miller (Portuguese Language)
Professor Emeritus 

Keiko Miyajima (Japanese Language)
Adjunct Faculty

Hiroko Miyashita (Japanese Language)
Adjunct Faculty

Mieko Sperbeck (Linguistics)
Adjunct Faculty


For further information, please contact:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Alumnae Hall
p – 516.877.4050

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