Core Faculty

Core faculty

The English department has moved back to Ballantine Hall! All mail to any faculty or staff in English should be sent to: Ballantine Hall 440 / 1020 E Kirkwood Ave / Bloomington, IN 47405.

 

Dana Anderson

Dana Anderson

Associate Professor, English

Director, Professional Writing Program

Research Interests
rhetorical theory, composition, and pedagogy; identity, agency, and rhetorics of human personhood; professional writing and visual rhetoric

Penelope Anderson

Penelope Anderson

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate, European Studies

Affiliate, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Renaissance Studies

John Arthos

John Arthos

Associate Professor, English

  • jarthos@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 476
Scot Barnett

Scot Barnett

he/him/his

Associate Professor, English

Director, Composition

  • scbarnet@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 410
Mahasweta Baxipatra

Mahasweta Baxipatra

she/her/hers

Lecturer, English

  • baxipatm@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 567

Research Interests
British Romanticism, Women's Writing, Genre Studies, Global Anglophone Literature, Composition

Bob Bledsoe

Bob Bledsoe

Senior Lecturer, English

Director of IU Writers' Conference

  • robledso@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 470
Purnima Bose

Purnima Bose

Professor, English

Chair, International Studies

Professor, International Studies

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Adjunct Professor, Cultural Studies

Adjunct Professor, History

Affiliated Professor, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Study of Global Change

Judith C. Brown

Judith C. Brown

Associate Professor, English

Director of Undergraduate Studies, English (Fall 2021)

  • jcb@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 458
Stacey Lynn Brown

Stacey Lynn Brown

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

  • stlybrow@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 454
Linda Charnes

Linda Charnes

she/her/hers

Professor, English

Research Interests
Shakespeare and renaissance studies; Shakespeare and postmodernism, critical and cultural theories; feminist cultural studies; early modern transatlantic and restoration literatures; political philosophy and theories of democracy

Edward Comentale

Edward Comentale

he/him/his

Professor, English

Associate Vice Provost, Arts and Humanities

Director, IUB Arts and Humanities Council

  • ecomenta@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 418
Joe Connolly

Joe Connolly

Lecturer, English

  • joconnol@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 574
L. Anne Delgado

L. Anne Delgado

she/her/hers

Lecturer, English

  • lpdelgad@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 566
Jonathan Elmer

Jonathan Elmer

Professor, English

Director, College Arts and Humanities Institute

  • elmerj@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 462
Jennifer Fleissner

Jennifer Fleissner

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate Associate Professor, Gender Studies

  • jfleissn@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 460
Ross Gay

Ross Gay

he/him/his

Professor, English

  • rgay@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 560
Shannon Gayk

Shannon Gayk

Associate Professor, English

Director, Medieval Studies Institute

  • sgayk@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 427
Rae Greiner

Rae Greiner

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Editor, Victorian Studies

  • drgreine@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 433
Paul Gutjahr

Paul Gutjahr

he/him/his

Ruth Halls Professor, English

Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities and Undergraduate Education

Vivian Nun Halloran

Vivian Nun Halloran

she/her/ella

Professor, English

Professor, American Studies

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Affiliate Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies

Affiliate Professor, Asian American Studies

Affiliate Professor, Human Biology

Affiliate Professor, Latino Studies

Affiliate Professor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Affiliate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests
Caribbean and Caribbean American literature, postmodernism, food studies, memoir, world literature, comparative ethnic American literature

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Senior Lecturer, English

  • marharri@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 478
Owen Horton

Owen Horton

he/him/his

Lecturer, English

  • ohorton@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 570

Research Interests
Representations of masculinity

Patricia Clare Ingham

Patricia Clare Ingham

she/her/hers

Martha Biggerstaff-Jones Professor, English

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

Director, Institute for Advanced Study

Christoph Irmscher

Christoph Irmscher

Director, Wells Scholars Program

Provost Professor, English

George F. Getz Jr. Professor, Wells Scholars Program

  • cirmsche@indiana.edu
  • 443-622-3277
  • Wells Scholars Program, Harlos House
Joshua Kates

Joshua Kates

he/him/his

Professor, English

  • jkates@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 417
Lara Kriegel

Lara Kriegel

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Director, Victorian Studies Program

Co-Editor, Victorian Studies

Associate Professor, History

Karma Lochrie

Karma Lochrie

Provost Professor, English

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • klochrie@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 429
Joey McMullen

Joey McMullen

he/him/his

Assistant Professor, English

  • jmcmull@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 466

Research Interests
Medieval literature and culture, Old English, Celtic (Irish and Welsh) languages and literatures, environmental humanities, history of the English language, young adult literature, digital humanities

Jesse Molesworth

Jesse Molesworth

he/him/his

Associate Professor, English

  • jmoleswo@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 456
Monique Morgan

Monique Morgan

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Associate Chair, English

  • mormorga@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 451
Walton Muyumba

Walton Muyumba

Associate Professor, English

  • wmuyumba@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 425
Miranda Rodak

Miranda Rodak

Clinical Assistant Professor, English

Director of Undergraduate Teaching, English

  • rodak@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 445

Research Interests
Digital and analog pedagogy, writing across the curriculum, organizational communication, rise of the British novel

Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Professor, English

Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

Professor, Jewish Studies

M. Glazer Chair, Jewish Studies

Affiliate, ISCA

  • rosenfel@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-2325
  • Global and International Studies Building 4006

Research Interests
Holocaust literature; post-Holocaust antisemitism; American Jewish literature; practical criticism; exile literature

Ranu Samantrai

Ranu Samantrai

Associate Professor, English

Research Interests
Affiliate Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Byron Santangelo

Byron Santangelo

Professor, English

  • bysantan@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 434

Research Interests
20th and 21st-Century African Literature, Environmental Humanities, Postcolonial Studies

Rebekah Sheldon

Rebekah Sheldon

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • rsheldon@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 416
Katherine Silvester

Katherine Silvester

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor, English

  • klsilves@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 409
Nikki Skillman

Nikki Skillman

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Director of Undergraduate Studies, English

  • nskillma@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 461
Brando Skyhorse

Brando Skyhorse

Associate Professor, English

Director, Creative Writing

  • skyhorse@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 569
Cynthia Duquette Smith

Cynthia Duquette Smith

she/her/hers

Senior Lecturer, English

Coordinator of P155 Public Oral Communication

Advance College Project Liaison for Speech

  • cds@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 449

Research Interests
Rhetorical criticism, rhetorics of architecture and place, rhetoric and public memory

James B. Storey

James B. Storey

Assistant Director, Writing Studies

Lecturer, English

  • jbstorey@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 570

Research Interests
Composition, Fiction Writing, Sci-Fi, and Video Games

Robert E. Terrill

Robert E. Terrill

he/him/his

Professor, English

Director of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication

  • rterrill@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 467
Freya Thimsen

Freya Thimsen

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • athimsen@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 428

Research Interests
rhetoric of social movements; democratic theory; anti-corporate politics; communication and public advocacy

Cass Turner

Cass Turner

they/them/their

Assistant Professor, English

  • turnealc@iu.edu
Alberto Varon

Alberto Varon

Associate Professor, English

Director, Latino Studies Program

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • avaron@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 459
Kurt Zemlicka

Kurt Zemlicka

he/him/his

Lecturer, English

  • kzemlick@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 558