CSULA Department of English | Faculty Listed Alphabetically

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Benjamin Bateman (Associate Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of Virginia) Transatlantic Modernisms; Queer Studies; Literary Theory; Studies in Popular Culture

Mary Bucci Bush (Professor) (webpage) (email) (D. A., Syracuse University) Creative writing (fiction)

Michael A. Calabrese (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of Virginia) Medieval literature; Chaucer; classical studies

Roberto Cantú (Professor) (webpage) (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) Latin American and Mexican American literatures; literary theory and criticism; Chicano film; Mexican cultural history

Hema Chari (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of Southern California) Twentieth-Century British literature; postcolonial literature; film; gender studies

Melvin B. Donalson (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., Brown University)  American Cinema; Creative Writing; Ethnic literature and American Popular Culture

Marilyn Elkins (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) American literature; women's literature; African-American literature; composition

James M. Garrett (Professor and Department Chair) (webpage) (Ph.D., University of Southern California) British Romanticism; British literature; critical theory; composition

Linda Greenberg (Assistant Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) Ethnic American Literature; Women's Literature; 20th Century American Literature

Christopher S. Harris (Associate Professor) (email) (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, Ohio) History of composition instruction, writing pedagogy, digital rhetorics, objectives-based writing assessment

Michelle Hawley (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of Chicago) Victorian literature; children's literature; cultural studies; aesthetics

Martin Huld (Professor) (webpage) (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) Linguistics; history of the English language; language and culture

Steven S. Jones (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of California, Davis) Folklore; children's literature

Maria Karafilis (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of Maryland) American Literature to 1900; theory of the novel; women's literature

Andrew Lyndon Knighton (Associate Professor) (webpage) (email) (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) American Literature to 1900; Cultural Studies; critical theory; print culture; aesthetics.

Atef Laouyene (Assistant Professor) (webpage) (Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Canada) Postcolonial Studies; Anglophone Literatures; Critical Theory; Arab Diaspora Studies

Jun Liu (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts) Critical Theory, Twentieth Century American Literature, American Ethnic Literature, 19th Century and 20th Century European Literature, diasporic and postcolonial literature

Caroline McManus (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) Shakespeare; Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century English literature; women's studies

Ruben D. Quintero (Professor) (webpage) (Ph.D., Harvard University) Eighteenth-Century British literature; classical rhetoric

Lauri Ramey (Professor) (webpage) (Ph.D., University of Chicago) Creative writing, lyric poetry and poetics, African American literature, the intersection of critical and creative writing, formally innovative literature, modernism and postmodernism, and black British writing

Bidhan Roy (Assistant Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of London) Postcolonial literature; Twentieth-Century British literature

Aaron Sonnenschein (Associate Professor) (webpage) (Ph.D., University of Southern California) Linguistics; language and culture; grammar

Alison Taufer (Professor) (email) (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) Medieval and Renaissance drama, Shakespeare, Arthurian literature, sixteenth-century English prose

Lecturers

Hasmik Barsamian (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Simon Black (Lecturer) (email) (MFA, Columbia University) Composition, Creative Writing

Lise Buranen (Lecturer; Acting Director, University Writing Center) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Deborah Davis (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Florence Emch (Lecturer) (email) (MA, Indiana University) Composition

Laura Garrett (Lecturer) (webpage) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Leone Hankey (Lecturer) (email) (JD, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles) Composition

Margaret Hart (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Ximena Hernandez (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Jenny Hicks (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Victoria Holladay (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Noelle Kahwaji (Lecturer) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Janet Kraft (Lecturer) (email) (MFA, California State University, Long Beach) Composition

Lianna Manukyan (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Judy Olson (Lecturer) (email) (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine) Composition

Marlene Pearson (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Northridge) Composition

Phil Poulos (Lecturer) (email) (Ph.D., University of Tulsa) Composition

Lollie Ragana (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

David Reyes (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Jorge Ribeiro (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Buddy Roberts (Lecturer) (email) (MA, Syracuse University) Composition

Sue Rosvall (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Arpi Sarafian (Lecturer) (email) (Ph.D., University of Southern California) Composition

Albert Vargas (Lecturer) (email) (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) Composition

Niklas Watanabe (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition

Jonathan Zeiss (Lecturer) (email) (MA, California State University, Los Angeles) Composition