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Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy & Classics

Min Zhou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Foreign Language

B.A., M.A. Beijing University
Ph.D. University of Michigan

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GHH 114

Min Zhou

Min
Zhou
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Foreign Language

B.A., M.A. Beijing University
Ph.D. University of Michigan

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GHH 114
Michael B. Wright, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

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GHH 321

Michael B. Wright

Michael B.
Wright
Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

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GHH 321
Peter Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Foreign Language

A.B. Princeton University
M.A., Ph.D. Brown University

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GHH 115

Peter Thompson

Peter
Thompson
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Foreign Language

A.B. Princeton University
M.A., Ph.D. Brown University

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GHH 115

Peter Thompson is a Professor in the department of Modern Languages, Philosophy and Classics, and has also taught literary translation and translation theory at the Madrid Summer Seminars (University of New Orleans). He writes frequently about the Negritude movement, and his related anthologies, Négritude et nouveaux mondes (new edition 2014) and Littérature moderne du monde francophone are widely used in schools and colleges.

Recent books include The Angle of Incidence and Shades (poetry), along with Hearing Your Story, A Passenger From The West, Exile and Helplessness (translations of Nabile Farès), The Gates of the Sun (translation of Nassira Azzouz), The Belly (translation of Tchicaya u Tam’si,  Red Earth (translation of Véronique Tadjo).

Thompson was director of the Engaged Writers Series at University of New Orleans Press, and now edits Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation.

Dong-Hoon Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of ESL

B.S., M.A. University of Kansas
Ph.D. Ohio State University

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GHH 230

Dong-Hoon Lee

Dong-Hoon
Lee
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of ESL

B.S., M.A. University of Kansas
Ph.D. Ohio State University

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GHH 230
Jason Jacobs, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of General Education and Associate Professor of Foreign Languages

B.A. New College of Florida
M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

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GHH 310

Jason Jacobs

Jason
Jacobs
Ph.D.
Associate Dean of General Education and Associate Professor of Foreign Languages

B.A. New College of Florida
M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

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GHH 310

Dr. Jason Jacobs is Associate Dean of General Education and Associate Professor of Foreign Languages (French and Italian). His research interests include vernacular narrative poetry in Old French and Italian from the High and Late Middle Ages; epic studies; lyric poetry; premodern gender and sexuality; literary theory (especially psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and queer theory); and contemporary queer politics, representation, and theory. At Roger Williams University he has taught French and Italian language courses at all levels; French literature courses from the pre- and early-modern periods; and general education courses at both the freshman and senior levels. Part of the founding faculty of RWU’s Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, Dr. Jacobs has also taught a capstone research seminar in Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Publications:

“Raising Gays: On Glee, Queer Kids, and the Limits of the Family.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 20.3 (2014).

Anthony Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
Professor of Foreign Languages and Classics

B.A. University of Dallas
M.A., Ph.D. Brown University

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GHH 112

Anthony Hollingsworth

Anthony
Hollingsworth
Ph.D.
Professor of Foreign Languages and Classics

B.A. University of Dallas
M.A., Ph.D. Brown University

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GHH 112
Robert Blackburn, A.M.
Professor of Philosophy

A.B., A.M. Brown University

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x3022
GHH 320

Robert Blackburn

Robert
Blackburn
A.M.
Professor of Philosophy

A.B., A.M. Brown University

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GHH 320
Peter Alfieri, D.M.A.
Professor of Foreign Languages

B.A. Rhode Island College
M.A., D.M.A. Middlebury College

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GHH 104

Peter Alfieri

Peter
Alfieri
D.M.A.
Professor of Foreign Languages

B.A. Rhode Island College
M.A., D.M.A. Middlebury College

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x5744
GHH 104