Core Faculty

Dana Anderson

Dana Anderson

Associate Professor, English

Director, Composition

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 442
Scot Barnett

Scot Barnett

Assistant Professor, English

  • scbarnet@indiana.edu
  • Ballentine Hall 442
Purnima Bose

Purnima Bose

Associate Professor, English

Associate Professor, International Studies

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Adjunct Professor, Cultural Studies

Adjunct Professor, History

Affiliated Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Study of Global Change

Judith C. Brown

Judith C. Brown

Associate Professor, English

Director of Undergraduate Studies, English

  • jcb@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 455
Linda Charnes

Linda Charnes

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

Professor, English

Associate Vice Provost, Arts and Humanities

Director, IUB Arts and Humanities Council

  • ecomenta@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 461
Jonathan Elmer

Jonathan Elmer

Professor, English

Director, College Arts and Humanities Institute

  • elmerj@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 428
Christine R. Farris

Christine R. Farris

Professor, English

Research Interests
composition studies; contemporary rhetorical theory and practice; feminist rhetoric; writing and literature pedagogy

Jennifer Fleissner

Jennifer Fleissner

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate Associate Professor, Gender Studies

  • jfleissn@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 436
Ross Gay

Ross Gay

Associate Professor, English

Director, Creative Writing

  • rgay@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 527
Shannon Gayk

Shannon Gayk

Associate Professor, English

Director, Medieval Studies Institute

  • sgayk@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine 468
Rae Greiner

Rae Greiner

Associate Professor, English

Director of Graduate Studies, English

Editor, Victorian Studies

  • drgreine@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine 442
Paul Gutjahr

Paul Gutjahr

Ruth Halls Professor, English

Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities and Undergraduate Education

Vivian Nun Halloran

Vivian Nun Halloran

Professor, English

Associate Professor, American Studies

Director, Graduate Studies, American Studies

Raymond Hedin

Raymond Hedin

Professor, English

  • hedin@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 129

Research Interests
Black American literature, especially slave narratives; American fiction especially Faulkner; early American literature; autobiography

Scott Herring

Scott Herring

James H. Rudy Professor, English

Associate Chair, English

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • tsherrin@indiana.edu
Christoph Irmscher

Christoph Irmscher

Provost Professor, English

George F. Getz Jr. Professor, Wells Scholars Program

Director, Wells Scholars Program

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

Joshua Kates

Professor, English

  • jkates@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 420
Lara Kriegel

Lara Kriegel

Associate Professor, English

Director, Victorian Studies Program

Co-Editor, Victorian Studies

Associate Professor, History

Stephanie Li

Stephanie Li

Professor, English

Susan D. Gubar Chair, Literature

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • stephli@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 442
Karma Lochrie

Karma Lochrie

Provost Professor, English

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • klochrie@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 456
John Lucaites

John Lucaites

Provost Professor, English

  • lucaites@indiana.edu
  • Owen Hall
Jesse Molesworth

Jesse Molesworth

Associate Professor, English

  • jmoleswo@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 405
Monique Morgan

Monique Morgan

Associate Professor, English

  • mormorga@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 442
Walton Muyumba

Walton Muyumba

Associate Professor, English

Assistant Director, Creative Writing

  • wmuyumba@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 442
Richard Nash

Richard Nash

Professor, English

  • nash@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 427

Research Interests
18c British literature and culture; literature and science; animality and animal studies; early 18c satire and fiction

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

Rebekah Sheldon

Rebekah Sheldon

Assistant Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • rsheldon@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 442
Nikki Skillman

Nikki Skillman

Assistant Professor, English

  • nskillma@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 442
Kathy O. Smith

Kathy O. Smith

Associate Professor, English

Coordinator, Composition

Director, Basic Writing & Special Programs

Director, Administrative & Instructional Affairs

Research Interests
Rhetorical criticism; history of rhetoric; logic and argumentation; early modern poetry and critical theory; basic writing

Robert E. Terrill

Robert E. Terrill

Professor, English

Director, Writing & Rhetoric Studies

  • rterrill@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 442
Freya Thimsen

Freya Thimsen

Assistant Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • athimsen@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 442

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

Alberto Varon

Alberto Varon

Assistant Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • avaron@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 442
Shane Vogel

Shane Vogel

Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor, English

Director, Cultural Studies Program

  • shvogel@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 411
Stephen Watt

Stephen Watt

Provost Professor, English

Adjunct Professor, Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance