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  • Abbona-Sneider, Cristina

    Senior Lecturer

    Cristina Abbona-Sneider's research and teaching interests include curriculum design, use of technology in language instruction, techniques of teaching advanced level writing, teaching language and culture through film.

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    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Italian Studies
  • Adashi, Eli

    Professor

    Eli Adashi is a former Franklin fellow and Senior Advisor on Global Women's Health to the Secretary of State Office of Global Women's Issues; he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Physicians for Human Rights, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Population Growth of the World Economic Forum, and the chair of the Medical Executive Committee and the Medical Advisory Council of the Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine. He is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to the WHO, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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    Countries:
    Indonesia, China, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Adler Ben Yehuda, Ruth

    Senior Lecturer

    Ruth Adler Ben Yehuda’s interests include Hebrew language pedagogy, language learning and technology, music in teaching of foreign languages, the history of the Hebrew language, which includes other Semitic languages, and, of course, Judeo-Arabic (especially of the Jews in Yemen).

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    Countries:
    Israel, Yemen
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Judaic Studies
  • Ahearn, Edward

    Professor Emeritus

    Edward Ahearn has research interests in many phases of Comparative Literature and 19th- and 20th-century French literature and poetry, literary theory, and literature and the city.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, French Studies
  • Ainsworth, Mark

    Professor

    Mark Ainsworth’s research interests are the development of efficient and practical computational algorithms for the adaptive solution of systems of partial differential equations (PDEs), their rigorous mathematical analysis and their application to relevant physical problems. In his work, Ainsworth has developed rigorous bounds to quantify and control the accuracy of simulations of a diverse range of applications from electromagnetics working with BAe Systems, to the certification of pipelines in the North Sea Oil industry. His career has included collaborations with colleagues in the UK, Canada, and Australia.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, Canada, Australia
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Applied Mathematics
  • Aizenman-Stern, Carlos

    Associate Professor

    Carlos Aizenman-Stern’s research aims to understand the role of sensory experience in shaping the connectivity and functional properties of developing neural circuits, as well as its implications for neurodevelopmental disorders.

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    Country:
    Canada
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Neuroscience
  • Allen, James

    Professor

    James Allen’s research interests include ancient Egyptian grammar and literature, religion, and history. His current research focuses on ancient Egyptian language and the models with which it is studied. 

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    Country:
    Egypt
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
  • Almeida, Onesimo

    Professor

    Onesimo Almeida's teaching and research interests include: the intellectual and cultural history of Portugal; Portuguese national identity; science in Portugal in the 15th and 16th centuries; Azorean literature and culture; Portuguese-American literature and studies; ideology and worldviews; and philosophy and social sciences.

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    Country:
    Portugal
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
  • Amanatidou, Elissavet

    Senior Lecturer

    Elissavet Amanatidou's research interests are in FLLT Methodology, testing and evaluation and the role of literature and cultural enquiry in the development of linguistic and cultural competence.

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    Country:
    Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Classics, Language Studies
  • AnderBois, Scott

    Assistant Professor

    Scott AnderBois’s research explores issues in semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces through a variety of methods including primary fieldwork on Yucatec Maya (an indigenous language of Mexico). He also focuses largely on exploring the various ways in which speakers raise and resolve issues, and keep track of information and its sources both within sentences and in discourse.

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    Country:
    Mexico
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
  • Anderson, Amanda

    Professor

    Amanda Anderson's research focuses on 19th- and 20th-century literature and culture, addressing broad questions of intellectual history, disciplinary formation, and the relation of art and politics.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Anderson, Brenna

    Associate Professor

    Brenna Anderson's research interests include adverse effects of sexually transmitted infections on pregnancy outcomes. She is also interested in reproductive infectious diseases and immunology specifically as they relate to pregnancy outcomes.

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    Country:
    South Africa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Armstrong, Paul

    Professor

    Paul Armstrong’s ongoing research is on neuroaesthetics. His most recent project examined the neuroscience of reading and art. He is currently working on a book about neuroscience and narrative, as well as a new edition of Heart of Darkness.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, Ireland
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Artenstein, Andrew

    Adjunct Professor

    Andrew Artenstein’s research interests are in the areas of anthrax toxins and pathogenesis, biological warfare, civilian biological defense and emerging pathogens.

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    Country:
    Thailand
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Azoulay, Ariella

    Professor

    Ariella Azoulay researches revolutions (18th century to the present); she has also done extensive research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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    Countries:
    Israel, Palestinian Territories, France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, Modern Culture and Media
  • Bach-Coulibaly, Michelle

    Senior Lecturer

    Michelle Bach-Coulibaly is a performance artist and educator who, since coming to Brown in 1987, has created over 40 original pieces of contemporary movement theatre for the concert stage that investigate socio-political canvases, cross-cultural narratives, and embodied texts. Since 1990, her work in Mali has been focused upon building Yeredon, a research center for cultural preservation, international collaboration and social activism. Yeredon is the home for the Bloodline Project, a unique international collaboration and edutainment program to combat the devastating effects of malaria and other debilitating calamities.

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    Country:
    Mali
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
  • Bahar, Ruth

    Professor

    R. Iris Bahar's research interests are in the fields of computer architechture, electronic design automation, and digital circuit design. She is currently working to improve reliability and reduce dissipation in high-performance processors.

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    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Computer Science, Engineering
  • Bass, Laura

    Associate Professor

    Laura Bass' research focuses on the cultural production of early modern Spain and the broader Hispanic world. She is currently researching and writing a cultural history of Madrid in the period of its consolidation as the court capital of imperial Spain.

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    Country:
    Spain
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Bath, Kevin

    Assistant Professor Research

    Kevin Bath’s research is heavily focused on understanding emotional development and how environmental or pharmacological stressors incurred early in life alter the developmental trajectory of brain centers involved in cognitive and emotional regulation.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Neuroscience
  • Bauer, Beth

    Senior Lecturer

    Beth Bauer’s current research examines issues of gender and empire in the travel books of Fanny Calderón de la Barca.

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    Country:
    Spain
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Baylin, Ana

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Ana Baylin is primarily interested in the emerging burden of chronic disease in developing countries, in particular cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes, which have started to exceed those in developed countries. Her current research studies fatty acids and gene-diet interactions.

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    Countries:
    Costa Rica, American Samoa, Colombia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Epidemiology
  • Becker, Bruce

    Professor

    Bruce Becker is the principal investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant "Smoking Cessation in Mothers and Older Family Members of Babies Being Treated in a Special Care Nursery." He has worked in many countries doing refugee medicine, disaster medicine and emergency medicine.

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    Countries:
    Armenia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Behavioral and Social Sciences, Emergency Medicine
  • Bensmaïa, Réda

    Professor Emeritus

    Réda Bensmaïa’s current research focuses on the evolution of democratic institutions in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia as reflected in the works of Francophone writers and intellectuals during the last fifteen years.

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    Countries:
    Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, French Studies
  • Beresford, J Roderic

    Professor

    J. Roderic Beresford's research focuses on semiconductor nanostructures, including synthesis, modeling, integration with microelectronics, and applications.

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    Country:
    Canada
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Berman, Nathaniel

    Research Professor

    Nathaniel Berman is interested in international law, religion, and colonial and nationalist discourses. His research centers on nationalism, ethnic conflict, and colonialism.

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    Country:
    Israel
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    International Studies, Cogut Humanities Center
  • Bernstein, Susan

    Professor

    Susan Bernstein works in German, French and English and American literature of the 18th-20th centuries. She has particular interests in literary theory, literature and the arts, Romanticism, philosophy and poetry.

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    Countries:
    Germany, France, United Kingdom, United States
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, German Studies
  • Bertness, Mark

    Professor

    Mark Bertness’s research is focused on the dynamics of natural communities, marine shoreline systems and conservation biology. His current research is reevaluating the role of top-down forces in regulating the production of salt marsh systems.

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    Country:
    Chile
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Bestock, Laurel

    Assistant Professor

    Laurel Bestock's research focuses on the material culture of the Nile Valley. She is interested in kingship and monumentality, but also in the development of sacred space over time and on cultural interactions.

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    Countries:
    Sudan, Egypt, Austria
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Archaeology and the Ancient World, Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
  • Bewes, Timothy

    Professor

    Timothy Bewes has research interests in contemporary British/American fiction, aesthetic theory, poststructuralist and Marxist literary theory, postmodernism and postcolonialism, and the politics and ethics of literary form.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    English, Modern Culture and Media
  • Bizri, Hisham

    Professor

    Hisham Bizri is a film director, writer, and producer, born in Beirut, Lebanon.  He started working in films in the US and Hungary with directors Stan Brakhage, Raúl Ruiz  and Miklós Jancsó and has directed 25 short films in the US, France, Korea, Japan, Lebanon, and Ireland.  His work has been shown in many international venues including Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Moscow, Oberhausen, Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, and MoMa, NY.  Bizri is co-founder of the Arab Institute of Film in Jordan and the recipient of numerous awards such as the McKnight, Jerome, Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and the "Rome Prize". 

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    Countries:
    Hungary, United States, France, Korea, Japan, Lebanon, Ireland, Jordan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Literary Arts
  • Blasing, Mutlu

    Professor

    Mutlu Blasing researches American poetry, poetic theory, and translation. She has also published ten books of translations from Turkish to English.

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    Country:
    Turkey
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Bodel, John

    Professor

    John Bodel studies ancient Roman social, economic, and cultural history and Latin literature, especially of the empire. Much of his research involves inscriptions, and he has special interests in Roman religion, slavery, funerals and burial customs, ancient writing systems, the editing of Latin epigraphic and literary texts, and Latin prose authors.

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    Countries:
    France, Germany, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Bonde, Sheila

    Professor

    Sheila Bonde's research brings together the approaches of archaeology, history, architectural history and spatial analysis. She is co-director of the MonArch (Monastic Archaeology) research team that focuses on three monasteries in northern France.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    History of Art and Architecture
  • Borkan, Jeffrey

    Professor

    Jeffrey Borkan has research interests in qualitative research and mixed qualitative-quantitative studies; doctor-patient communication and narratives; low-back pain in primary care; public participation in health policy decisions, such as rationing; and medical education.

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    Countries:
    Honduras, Israel, United States
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Family Medicine
  • Borton, David

    Assistant Professor

    David Borton's research engages engineers, neuroscientists, mathematicians, and clinicians to create and apply state-of-the-art neural interfaces, kinematic sensors, and biochemical sensors to study neuromotor disease and insult in relevant animal models and humans. 

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    Country:
    Switzerland
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Bossy, Michel-Andre

    Professor Emeritus

    Michel-Andre Bossy studies medieval cultural connections between France and its neighbors, especially during the period of the troubadours and the Hundred Years' War. His fields include medieval French, Anglo-Norman, and Occitan literature, 12th- to 15th-century lyric poetry, and social interpretations of literature.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, French Studies
  • Bouslough, David

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    David Bouslough works in International Emergency Preparedness, Palliative Care, Disaster Medicine and Response.

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    Country:
    American Samoa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Emergency Medicine
  • Bowen, Wayne

    Professor

    Wayne Bowen's research aims to understand the underlying mechanisms of programmed cell death (Apoptosis) caused by activation of sigma-2 receptors. Because these receptors are highly expressed in cancer cells, they can be targeted for development of new antineoplastic agents (anti-cancer drugs).

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Biology
  • Braun, Lundy

    Professor

    Lundy Braun focuses on the history of race in public health, medicine, and technology. Current particular interests center on how biological understandings of race obscure the structural causes of health inequality.

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    Country:
    South Africa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Africana Studies, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Breuer, Kenneth

    Professor

    Kenneth Breuer’s research focuses on fluid mechanics and animal flight. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Queensland.

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    Country:
    Australia
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Engineering
  • Broackes, Justin

    Professor

    Justin Broackes is interested in the philosophy of mind and language, Descartes, Locke and Hume. His present research is on issues in metaphysics and the theory of perception, and their connections with the history of the subject. Special areas of interest include: Theory of Color and Color-Perception, from the Ancient Greeks to the present; Color-Blindness; and the Notion of Substance, and what became of that idea in the 17th and 18th centuries and after. In addition, Broackes is working on a book on Iris Murdoch's The Sovereignty of Good and is editing a collection of essays on her work.

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    Countries:
    France, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Philosophy
  • Bryan, Elizabeth

    Associate Professor

    Elizabeth Bryan researches medieval Brut Chronicle narratives and their evolving interpretations, medieval and early modern palaeography and codicology, theories of authorship and textual production in manuscript cultures, and Early Middle English vernacularity.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Buchta, David

    Lecturer

    David Buchta is a Sanskrit scholar and expert in classical Indian literary theory, Indian philosophy, and ancient and medieval Hinduism.

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    Country:
    India
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Burgwyn Fuchs, Beth

    Assistant Professor (Research)

    Beth Burgwyn Fuchs studies microbial pathogenesis in collaboration with Brazilian colleagues. Her research focuses on identifying antifungal and immunomodulatory compounds using high throughput automated screening. Most recently, her research endeavors have been focused on developing new technologies to aid in infectious diseases diagnostics.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Calo, Joseph

    Professor Research

    Joseph Calo’s work applies themes of chemical kinetics and transport phenomena to problems in engineering and science.

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    Countries:
    Spain, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Cane, David

    Professor Emeritus

    David Cane's research seeks to establish the mechanism of formation of a wide variety of naturally occurring substances of diverse biological origins including antibiotics, toxins, essential oils, and vitamins. 

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    Countries:
    China, Japan, France
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Chemistry
  • Carpenter, Charles

    Professor

    Charles Carpenter is the Director of the Brown Center for AIDS research. His research over the past decade has been directed toward two main areas, the optimal treatment of HIV infection in North American women and therapeutic strategies that are effective in the developing world.

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    Countries:
    India, United States
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Carter, Jane

    Associate Professor

    Jane Carter’s interest centers on Tuberculosis Program Development and Care Delivery. Her work focuses both locally at the RI TB Clinic and internationally (primarily in Kenya) to develop community based care programs, promote DOTS expansion, new TB diagnostics for the developing world and coordinated care progams for TB/HIV.

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    Country:
    Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Castiglione, Caroline

    Professor

    Caroline Castiglione examines how seemingly marginalized individuals challenged systems of power in Italy during the period 1500-1800. Her research also investigates the intersection of mothering and politics in 17th-century Rome.

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    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    History, Italian Studies
  • Chen, Wenhui

    Lecturer

    Wenhui Chen teaches Modern Chinese at Brown.

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    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Cherry, John

    Professor

    John Cherry is a specialist in Aegean Prehistory, with wider interests in Mediterranean and European prehistory and archaeology. His fieldwork involves regional survey and landscape studies. He currently co-directs a diachronic field survey project on Montserrat in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, Albania, Italy, Armenia, Greece, Montserrat
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Archaeology and the Ancient World, Classics
  • Chin, Tamara

    Associate Professor

    Tamara Chin's research focuses on antiquity and the modern reception of antiquity, primarily exploring what happens when one takes cross-cultural and connected histories, rather than national history, as the framework for literary inquiry.

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    Countries:
    China, India
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Comparative Literature
  • Christoff, Mirena

    Senior Lecturer

    Mirena Christoff’s research topics include modern Arabic translation and cultural history; the study of aspects of the linguistic transmission between non-cognate languages; the integration of translation in foreign language instruction.

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    Country:
    Egypt
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Language Studies
  • Chun, Wendy

    Professor

    Wendy Chun has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. Her research is in new media, comparative media studies, critical race studies and critical theory.

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    History of Art and Architecture, Modern Culture and Media
  • Cioffi Jr, William

    Professor

    William Cioffi Jr. is a national leader in trauma, critical care, and burns. Throughout his career his major research interests have focused on the host response to injury and include basic science, translational, and clinical research. He has also participated in the esophageal cancer program at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.

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    Country:
    Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Surgery
  • Cladis, Mark

    Professor

    Mark Cladis’s research focuses on the philosophy of religion, religious ethics, and the theory of religion. His work concerns the intersection of Western political, religious, and environmental thought, especially the religious nature and origins of liberal, democratic society. He has written extensively on the work of Emile Durkheim.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Religious Studies
  • Clayton, Michelle

    Associate Professor

    Michelle Clayton’s research spans modern and contemporary Latin American and European writing and film, avant-garde aesthetics and poetry, dance, art history, and media studies. 

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    Countries:
    Peru, Argentina, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies
  • Clemens, Steven

    Associate Professor Research

    Steven Clemens uses the marine and terrestrial geologic record to understand the history and dynamics of global climate and environmental change, with an emphasis on the Indian and Asian monsoon systems.

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    Countries:
    India, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Papua New Guinea
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Geological Sciences
  • Cole Swensen, Leigh

    Professor

    Leigh Cole Swensen is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry and a collection of critical essays. She is the founding editor of the translation press "La Presse." She is a translator of contemporary French poetry, prose, and art criticism, and won the 2004 PEN USA Award in Literary translation.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Literary Arts
  • Connors, Barry

    Professor

    Barry Connor’s research studies the properties of the neurons of the neocortex of the brain, their synaptic connections, and the characteristics of cortical networks. The neocortex is responsible for thinking, remembering, processing sensory information, and controlling movement. 

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    Country:
    Israel
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Neuroscience
  • Crossgrove, William

    Professor Emeritus

    William Crossgrove works on "knowledge" literature in late medieval Germany and on the process of "vernacularization" whereby Latin scientific texts and unwritten artisanal skills are transmuted into vernacular texts for a newly-literate reading public of non-experts.

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, German Studies
  • Cu-Uvin, Susan

    Professor

    Director of the Brown Global Health Initiative and Associate Director, Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research, Susan Cu-Uvin's research focuses on Human Immunideficiency Virus (HIV) in women primarily in understanding the effect of antiretroviral therapy on HIV shedding in the female genital tract. She is also involved in research on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): human papilloma virus (HPV, genital warts) in the cervix and anal canal of HIV infected women, cervical/anal dysplasia or cancer, HPV vaccines, herpes and bacterial vaginosis. 

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    Countries:
    Cambodia, Kenya, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Health Services Policy and Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Cummings, Stephen

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Stephen Cummings is involved in the mission of the Vietnam Family Medicine Development Project, whose goal is to introduce and establish family medicine as the core specialty for primary care throughout Vietnam.

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    Country:
    Vietnam
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Family Medicine
  • Curci, Ruggero

    Adjunct Professor

    Ruggero Curci's research investigates the properties and the reactivity of new peroxide species which allow selective oxidations.  His research has been supported by the Italian Research Council, the Italian Chemical Society, and the Italian Ministry of Education among others.

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    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Department:
    Chemistry
  • de Graffenried, Christopher

    Assistant Professor (Research)

    Chris de Graffenried's current research focuses on Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of African sleeping sickness in humans. Past research focused on kinetoplastid parasites, including Leishmania, a devastating pathogen endemic to Brazil.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • De La Monte, Suzanne

    Professor

    Suzanne De La Monte directs basic and translational research in the laboratory. She performs clinical service work in Neuropathology, including teaching residents and students. Her research efforts are mainly focused on understanding the role of insulin and insulin-like growth factor resistance in relation to neurodegeneration caused by Alzheimer's disease and chronic alcohol abuse.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • DeBenedette, Lynne

    Senior Lecturer

    Lynne DeBenedette teaches Russian language and coordinates the Russian language curriculum. In alternate summers she serves as the coordinator of Brown in St. Petersburg, and is the advisor for study abroad in Russia. Her research interests include curriculum design, instructional technology, processing instruction and foreign language teacher education.

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    Countries:
    Russia, Czech Republic
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Slavic Languages
  • Debrohun, Jeri

    Associate Professor

    Jeri DeBrohun's primary research interests are in Republican and Augustan Latin poetry and culture, with particular emphasis on allusion and genre.

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    Countries:
    Italy, Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Deegan, Linda

    Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Brown-Marine Biology Laboratory)

    Linda Deegan works on stream ecosystems in the Amazon River system. She is currently working in Mato Grosso on the effects of land-use change on biogeochemical cycling and biodiversity.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Dell'Antonio, Ian

    Associate Professor

    Ian Dell’Antonio conducts research on observational cosmology, the experimental measurement of the fundamental properties of the Universe.

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    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • DePue, Judith

    Clinical Professor Emerita

    Judith DePue's research interests focus on public health approaches to deliver preventive care and behavioral/lifestyle interventions. She has particular interest in developing interventions for primary care and community settings and with under-served populations. She has recently completed a randomized clinical trial on cultural translation of a diabetes self-management intervention.

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    Country:
    American Samoa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Depuydt, Leo

    Professor

    Leo Depuydt’s research interests focus on the history and languages of ancient Egypt and the surrounding area. His most recent research efforts involved ancient science and math in Egypt, with a focus on probability theory.

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    Country:
    Egypt
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
  • Derdak, Zoltan

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research)

    Zoltan Derdak's research focuses on the regulators of mitochondrial oxidative stress, apoptosis and cellular glucose metabolism in the context of alcoholic (ALD)/non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cancer cell biology. He has a special interest in the tumor suppressor p53 that is thought to be one of the key regulators of the aforementioned biological processes, although its role in ALD and NAFLD is not well established. Derdak's current research aims to elucidate the molecular pathways that are affected by p53 in ALD and NAFLD with special emphasis on its novel metabolic functions and its potential role in hepatic and systemic insulin resistance.

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    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Diaz, Joseph

    Associate Professor

    Joseph Diaz researches cancer control and prevention, colon cancer screening disparities, as well as disparities in the delivery of health care and cultural and language barriers to health care access.

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    Country:
    Dominican Rep.
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Domini, Fulvio

    Professor

    Fulvio Domini is interested in how human survival capabilities depend on a fundamental skill of the visual system: interpreting retinal images in order to extract knowledge about the 3D structure of the surrounding environment. Domini investigates what kind of mathematical analysis of different properties of retinal images can be considered biologically plausible.

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    Countries:
    Italy, Germany
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
  • Dong, Hongjie

    Associate Professor

    Hongjie Dong's research interest is in partial differential equations, including nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations, the Navier-Stokes equations, the quasi-geostrophic equations, the reaction diffusion equations, the probability approaches of PDEs, and rates of convergence of finite difference approximations for elliptic and parabolic Bellman's equations.

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    Country:
    Korea
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Applied Mathematics
  • Dunn, Casey

    Assistant Professor

    Casey Dunn investigates how evolution has produced a diversity of life. His lab's primarily focus is on form (i.e. morphology), and he conducts research on both the actual history of life on Earth and general properties of evolution that have contributed to historical patterns. The type of questions the Dunn Lab asks require field (mostly marine), laboratory, and computational work. 

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    Countries:
    France, United States
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Dworkin, Lance

    Professor

    Lance Dworkin researches kidney disease, hemodynamics, and hypertension.

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    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Edwards, Erika

    Associate Professor

    Erika Edwards is a botanist interested in plant evolution.

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    Countries:
    Venezuela, Dominican Rep.
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Edwards, Wendy

    Chair and Professor

    Wendy Edwards' paintings focus on the interaction of color relationships on multi-layered surfaces. Her primary interest is in visual information dealing with patterning and repetition, and often finds inspiration for her work in nature, textiles, and embellished ornamentation. She is known for her color and textural surface paintings in which she has used both patterned abstraction and naturalistic imagery.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Visual Art
  • Egan, James

    Professor

    James Egan’s work includes the following: 17th- and 18th-century British-American writing; the history of the book; the early modern Atlantic world; colonial British-American Orientalism; and early theories of modernity. 

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Ehn, Erik

    Professor

    Erik Ehn conducts annual trips to Rwanda/Uganda, bringing teams to study the history there, and explore the ways art is participating in recovery from violence.

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    Countries:
    Rwanda, Uganda
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
  • Empkie, Timothy

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Timothy Empkie is responsible for a series of initiatives and programs of an internationally collaborative nature.

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    Countries:
    Dominican Rep., Greece, Germany
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Family Medicine
  • Estlund, David

    Professor

    David Estlund's areas of expertise include ethics and social/political philosophy, particularly the areas of liberalism, justice, and democracy.

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    Country:
    Australia
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Philosophy
  • Evdokimova, Svetlana

    Professor

    Svetlana Evdokimova's main areas of scholarly interest include Pushkin, Russian and European Romanticism, Tolstoy, Chekhov, relations between fiction and history, aesthetics, and gender and sexuality in Russian and European literatures.

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    Country:
    Russia
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages
  • Fagan, Mark

    Professor

    Mark Fagan's academic interests are in internal medicine education. He also has an interest in global health, and co-directs an exchange program with Cabral y Baez Hospital in the Dominican Republic.

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    Country:
    Dominican Rep.
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Faiza, Miled

    Lecturer

    Miled Faiza is primarily interested in Modern Arabic Literature, Translation and Lexicography.

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    Country:
    Tunisia
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Language Studies
  • Feng, Zhanlian

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Zhanlian Feng’s research centers on the emergence of institutional health care in China and the United States. His team aggregates data from samples of elder care homes in Tianjin and Nanjing to understand the needs of the fast aging population in China.

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    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Department:
    Health Services Policy and Practice
  • Fidler, Masako

    Professor

    Masako Fidler studies discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics with an emphasis on Czech, Japanese, and Russian. She is particularly interested in the connection between sound and meaning in language and how this relationship interacts with grammar. Her monograph on Czech onomaopoeia came out in 2014.

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    Countries:
    Czech Republic, Russia, Japan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Slavic Languages
  • Fishman, Richard

    Professor

    Richard Fishman is interested in the connections between the arts, science, and technology. He is an award-winning sculptor whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in London and Montreal.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Visual Art
  • Fitzgerald, James

    Professor

    James Fitzgerald is a scholar of Sanskrit and ancient Indian literature and intellectual history. His research and writing centers around the translation of the 2000 year-old Indian epic, the Mahabharata.

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    Country:
    India
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Classics, Religious Studies
  • Flanigan, Timothy

    Professor

    Timothy Flanigan is currently involved in clinical research programs for HIV care, treatment, and testing in underserved communities. 

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    Countries:
    Ghana, Cape Verde, Ukraine, India, Vietnam, Liberia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Medicine, Health Services Policy and Practice
  • Foley, Stephen

    Associate Professor

    Stephen Foley works on European Renaissance culture and letters, classical traditions, lyric poetry, religion and literature, literary theory, and aesthetics.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, English
  • Fonseca, Rodrigo

    Assistant Professor

    Rodrigo Fonseca works in the areas of networking and distributed, large-scale computer systems. He is a native of Brazil and maintains close ties to UFMG, where he obtained his BSc and MSc in Computer Science before coming to the US.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Computer Science
  • Franck, Christian

    Assistant Professor

    Christian Franck's research centers on experimental cell mechanics, particularly motility and adhesion, physical injury mechanisms in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Alzheimer’s disease, Physics and characterization of soft biomaterials, and development of new experimental techniques at the nano/micro scale.

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    Countries:
    France, Germany
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Freed-Thall, Hannah

    Assistant Professor

    Hannah Freed-Thall's recent research develops a new theory of the modernist ordinary, examining the unsophisticated side of aesthetic experience in works by Proust, Ponge, Sarraute, Barthes, Bourdieu, and Merleau-Ponty. Her current works include a study of modernist speculation, and articles on queer ecology and on the rhetoric of revulsion in modern French literature and film.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Comparative Literature
  • Friedman, Jennifer

    Professor

    Jennifer Friedman's research addresses how parasitic diseases, particularly malaria and schistosomiasis, cause morbidity for pregnant women and children. She has worked in The Philippines, Kenya, and Brazil, addressing the relationship between these infections and adverse maternal and birth outcomes, as well as pediatric malnutrition, anemia, and cognitive impairment.

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    Countries:
    Philippines, Brazil, Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Epidemiology, Pediatrics
  • Gaitskell, Richard

    Professor

    Richard Gaitskell leads a research team hunting for direct evidence of particle dark matter, one of physics' greatest unclaimed prizes.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Galarraga, Omar

    Assistant Professor

    Omar Galarraga’s research focuses on applied health economics and health and services research. This includes understanding economic incentives to prevent HIV, and the economic efficacy of HIV programs.

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    Countries:
    Mexico, Kenya, Ghana
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
  • Gander, Forrest

    Professor

    Forrest Gander is concerned with the way identity is translated by encounters with the foreign. The editor of several anthologies of poetry from Spain and Latin America, Gander is also a well-known translator.

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    Countries:
    Spain, Japan, Mexico
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, Literary Arts
  • Gandhi, Leela

    Professor

    Leela Gandhi’s scholarly work is driven by an impulse toward disciplinary intersection and an interest in the overlapping and intertwining legacies borne of colonial encounters, especially transnational traditions of anti-imperial ethics. Her current work examines the notion of ‘likeness’ as a lost conceit in ethical thought.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, India
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Ganley-Leal, Lisa

    Assistant Professor (Research)

    Lisa Ganley-Leal is an assistant professor of pediatrics. She is a member of the Watson Institute's Brazil Initiative.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pediatrics
  • Gao, Huajian

    Professor

    Huajian Gao’s research focuses on applied mechanics and engineering science. His work has been funded by a number of foreign governments, and he has worked as visiting professor abroad.

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    Countries:
    Korea, Singapore, China
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Gatesy, Stephen

    Professor

    Stephen Gatesy’s research is directed at understanding the evolution of the vertebrate locomotor system with a focus on birds, dinosaurs and other extinct species. Gatesy uses computer models and 3-D motion analysis in his studies.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Genberg, Becky

    Assistant Professor Research

    Becky Genberg’s current research focuses on HIV care and home-based counseling and testing in Kenya. Dr. Genberg is also interested in the social determinants of drug use in the context of HIV prevention. She has been involved in projects aimed at understanding the impact of the social environment on long term drug use, linkage to HIV care following release from correctional settings, and the relationship between incarceration and drug use behaviors.

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    Country:
    Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Health Services Policy and Practice
  • George, Olakunle

    Associate Professor

    Olakunle George has research interests in African literary and cultural criticism, black-Atlantic discourses, post-colonial studies, and literary and cultural theory.

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    Countries:
    Nigeria, Ghana
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Africana Studies, English
  • Gill, Mary Louise

    Professor

    Mary Louise Gill focuses on the field of ancient Greek philosophy, and specializes on metaphysics, epistemology, method, and natural philosophy of Plato and Aristotle.

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    Country:
    Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Classics, Philosophy
  • Goldstein, Michael

    Adjunct Professor

    Michael Goldstein researches smoking cessation and preventive interventions; he also studies strategies to enhance physical activity among patients with medical conditions.

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    Country:
    American Samoa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Golstein, Vladimir

    Associate Professor

    Vladimir Golstein's scholarly interests embrace Russian culture, religion, philosophy, and poetry, of the past two centuries.

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    Country:
    Russia
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Slavic Languages
  • Golub, Spencer

    Professor

    Spencer Golub’s current research, which is often a hybrid of different fields, overlaps the disciplines of theatre studies and performance studies, incorporating investigations into cultural performance and event (especially, but not exclusively, in Russian/Soviet contexts) and mental performance and event.

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    Country:
    Russia
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
  • Gooley, Dana

    Associate Professor

    Dana Gooley’s main research centers on European music and musical culture in the 19th century. In the past he has conductted research in Berlin.

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Music
  • Gould, Philip

    Professor

    Philip Gould researches and writes about early American literature and culture, transatlantic theory and history, and antebellum American literature and politics. He has written books on such subjects American historical fiction, antislavery writing in the eighteenth century, and the Loyalist view of the American Revolution. His research focuses on the relations between literature and culture in both the 18th and 19th centuries, with a focus on British America, the early American republic, and the transatlantic field of Anglo-America. 

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    Countries:
    United States, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Greenberg, Benjamin

    Professor

    Benjamin Greenberg's research focuses on the pathophysiology and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He uses brain stimulation, cognitive probes, and a variety of neuroimaging techniques to probe brain circuits implicated in symptom expression and in the response to treatment, and to reveal more about the neuroanatomical underpinnings of OCD symptoms.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Guerina, Nicholas

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Nicholas Guerina studies interventions to improve neonatal survival in developing countries.

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    Country:
    Zambia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pediatrics
  • Guyer, Paul

    Professor

    Paul Guyer is a renowned scholar of German Idealism, especially Kant’s philosophy.

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Philosophy
  • Guzman, Johnny

    Associate Professor

    Johnny Guzman's main research interest lies in the area of numerical approximations to partial differential equations (PDEs). He works in devising new numerical methods for various PDEs and analyzing new or existing numerical methods.

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    Countries:
    Chile, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Applied Mathematics
  • Haddow, James

    Professor Research

    James Haddow’s applied research focuses on screening, with a most recent emphasis on prenatal screening for fetal and maternal disorders.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Hampton, Brittany

    Associate Professor

    Brittany Hampton takes a senior fellow with her annually in April for an outreach trip to Niger, West Africa. The objectives of the trip are to give women’s health aid where needed, create opportunities for international medical experiences for physicians-in-training, provide exposure to complicated/advanced problems in reconstructive pelvic surgery, and to gain experience in working towards a common goal with a multidisciplinary, multinational medical team. 

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    Country:
    Niger
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Hanink, Johanna

    Assistant Professor

    Johanna Hanink is especially interested in Greek theatrical production as well as in performance in (and of) classical Athens.

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    Country:
    Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Harrison, Emily

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Emily Harrison and a team of Brown doctors opened a clinic in rural Honduras in the summer of 2011. The facility, operated by a nongovernmental organization that Harrison directs called Shoulder to Shoulder, provides medicine and programs to improve nutrition and family planning. She is interested in Women's Health and Obstetrics.

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    Country:
    Honduras
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Family Medicine
  • Harvey, Susan

    Professor

    Susan Harvey specializes in ancient Christianity of the Syriac and Byzantine traditions. She works on religion and the senses, religious culture and social history, women and gender, monasticism, asceticism, the cult of saints, hymnography, and historiography. Harvey is presently working on biblical women in Syriac hymnography and homiletics, and the Syriac women's choirs that performed these works.

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    Country:
    Syria
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Religious Studies
  • Harwell, Joseph

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Joseph Harwell’s research focuses on HIV prevention, particularly among women and with mother-to-child transmission.

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    Countries:
    Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Hastings, Meredith

    Associate Professor

    Meredith Hasting's research focuses on the reactive nitrogen cycle, with an emphasis on nitrate deposition. Her interest in reactive nitrogen (e.g., NOx) extends from its connection to air quality through its impact on ozone and hydroxyl concentrations to the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen in the earth system via formation of nitric acid (or nitrate), a major component of acid rain and a source of biologically available nitrogen.

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    Countries:
    Greenland, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Geological Sciences
  • Haynes, Kenneth

    Professor

    Kenneth Haynes studies the classical tradition in European literature and philosophy since the Renaissance, with particular attention to German and British Hellenism.

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    Countries:
    Germany, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Classics, Comparative Literature
  • Head , James

    Professor

    James Head studies themes of planetary evolution and the role of volcanism and tectonism in the formation and evolution of planetary crusts. He has several research projects underway in the field in Antarctica, on the Earth's seafloor, and in assessing data from planetary surfaces to study climate change on Mars, volcanism on the Moon, Mars and Venus, the geology of the surface of Mercury and the tectonic and volcanic evolution of icy satellites.

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    Countries:
    Russia, United States, Antarctica
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Geological Sciences
  • Heintz, Ulrich

    Professor

    Ulrich Heintz studies the fundamental building blocks of matter. Their interactions are described by the standard model of elementary particle physics. Heintz is interested in testing the validity of this model at very high energies and carries out his research as a member of the CMS Collaboration at CERN and the D0 Collaboration at Fermilab.

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    Country:
    Switzerland
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Herbert, Timothy

    Professor

    Timothy Herbert's research focuses on understanding how the earth's climatic system, particularly the ocean, adjusts itself to perturbation on various timescales.

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    Country:
    Peru
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Environmental Studies, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
  • Herlihy, Maurice

    Professor

    Maurice Herlihy's research interests focus on distributed computing, particularly multiprocessor synchronization and fault-tolerance.

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    Countries:
    Israel, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Computer Science
  • Hesthaven, Jan

    Adjunct Professor

    Jan Hesthaven's research interests focus on the development, analysis, and application of high-order accurate methods for the solution of partial differential equations.

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    Countries:
    France, Denmark
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Mathematics
  • Hoffman-Kim, Diane

    Associate Professor

     

    Diane Hoffman-Kim conducts research on understanding axon guidance in complex environments and developing biomaterial and tissue engineering strategies for nerve guidance and repair.

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Molecular Pharmacology Physiology and Biotechnology
  • Hogan, Joseph

    Professor

    Joseph Hogan's research concerns statistical methods for missing data, causal inference, and sensitivity analysis in HIV/AIDS.

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    Countries:
    Canada, Kenya, India, China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Biostatistics
  • Hohenhaus, Mary

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Mary Hohenhaus assists Jane Carter with the Kenya program. Since 2004, she has been involved in the Kenya exchange program where she rotated at the Moi University Teaching and Research Hospital in Eldoret as a senior resident in internal medicine. In August 2006, she returned as visiting faculty. Her main involvement is in recruitment, selection, and preparation of Brown faculty, house officers, and medical students for the exchange program; supervision of visiting Kenyan students during their medicine elective at the Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals; and clinical teaching of medical students and house officers while in Eldoret.

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    Country:
    Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Hosmer, Jennifer

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Jennifer Hosmer spent five days at the University Hospital of Kosovo where they perform approximately 10,000 deliveries a year. There, she observed their models of care, education (as it is a teaching hospital as well), and led patient scenario conferences where they discussed the evidence based practices used for preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and IUGR.

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    Country:
    Kosovo
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Hu, Lung-Hua

    Senior Lecturer

    Lung-Hua Hu’s research focuses on Mandarin Chinese phonology and grammar as well as pedagogy. She has also been working on assessing study abroad programs designed for American college students located in China and Taiwan and on methods and effectiveness of incorporating technology in the teaching of Chinese.

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    Countries:
    China, Taiwan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Huang, Yongsong

    Professor

    Yongsong Huang specializes in the development and application of organic isotope geochemistry and organic analytical chemistry to problems in the environment, paleoclimate, paleohydrology, and astrobiology. Currently, his funded research includes projects on Greenland, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Indonesia.

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    Countries:
    Greenland, Indonesia, Kenya
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Geological Sciences
  • Hurt, Robert

    Professor

    Robert Hurt’s research focuses on nanomaterials and their applications and implications for human health and the environment. He was visiting professor at the University of Sydney in 2002.

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    Country:
    Australia
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Intrator, Nathan

    Adjunct Professor

    Nathan Intrator's research includes neural computation, machine learning, pattern recognition, and model estimation.

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    Country:
    Israel
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Brain and Neural Systems
  • Ip, Julianne

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Julianne Ip is interested in International Medicine. She has been an Associate Dean of Medicine since 1985.

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    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Family Medicine
  • Izzo, Justin

    Assistant Professor

    Justin Izzo is particularly interested in the history of French anthropology and its relationship to fiction; literature and film from the Caribbean, West Africa, and the Indian Ocean; and representations of race in the novel.

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    Countries:
    France, Tunisia, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Cameroon
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Jackson, Fred

    Director and Teaching Associate

    Fred Jackson has been running the research greenhouses at Brown for over 20 years. He is interested in the medicinal plants that indigenous people use in South America and teaches an ethnobotany course, "Botanical Roots of Modern Medicine," as well as a lab course on extracting and analyzing secondary compounds from medicinal plants.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Jackson, Yuko

    Senior Lecturer

    Yuko Jackson teaches basic, intermediate and advanced levels of Japanese. Her primary interests are social linguistics, pragmatics, and teaching methodology, including effective incorporation of computer assisted learning into the curriculum and intercultural communication strategies.

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    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Jacobson, David

    Professor

    David Jacobson’s research focuses on the relationship of modern Hebrew literature to the Jewish tradition. His more recent research has focused on the relationship of contemporary Israeli poetry to the Jewish tradition.

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    Country:
    Israel
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Judaic Studies
  • Jacobson, Pauline

    Professor

    Pauline Jacobson has taught at the European Summer School in Language, Logic, and Information and at the East Asian School in Language, Logic, and Computation. Her research focusses on the formal tools needed to model the syntactic and semantic systems of natural languages, with special emphasis on the interaction of syntax and semantics.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, China
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Jamieson, Amanda

    Assistant Professor

    Amanda Jamieson's research focuses on understanding infectious and non-infectious diseases of the lung, specifically how multiple lung diseases interact and influence each other. Using clinically relevant model systems she examines the impact of the lung microbiome on pulmonary diseases, alterations of the immune response during viral/bacterial coinfection, and the alteration of epithelial cells and tissue repair mechanisms during pulmonary infections, coinfections, and other lung diseases.

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    Countries:
    Austria, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Janis, Christine

    Professor

    Christine Janis primarily focuses on the evolutionary history of large mammals. She is currently working with the University of Helsinki to combine Eurasian data with North American data concerning mammalian community patterns over the past 20 million years.

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    Countries:
    Finland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Jenny, Carole

    Professor

    Carole Jenny works with crash test dummies at the Aprica Child Care institute to study the biomechanics of accidental and inflicted head trauma in infants.

    Research link
    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pediatrics
  • Jevicki, Antal

    Professor

    Antal Jevicki's interests comprise Quantum Field Theory (String Theory, Quantum Gravity, Black Holes, Non-perturbative and Collective Phenomena). More recently he has carried out research at CERN (Geneva), ITP (Santa Barbara), École Normale Supérieure (Paris), The Yukawa Institute (Kyoto), and the University of Tokyo.

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    Countries:
    France, Switzerland, Japan
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Josephson, David

    Professor

    David Josephson’s current research examines the forced emigration of musicians and music scholars from Nazi and Fascist Europe from 1933 to 1945. 

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Music
  • Kantor, Rami

    Associate Professor

    Rami Kantor's research focuses on the evolution of HIV drug resistance to antiretroviral medications, which jeopardizes treatment success. More specifically, he is studying the evolution of drug resistance in HIV variants that predominate in resource-limited settings and in developing countries, where the majority of the AIDS epidemic is located. He is the research director of the Brown University–Kenya program.

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    Countries:
    India, Kenya, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Karniadakis, George

    Professor

    George Karniadakis' research interests include diverse topics in computational science both on algorithms and applications.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, China
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Applied Mathematics
  • Katz, E Tamar

    Associate Professor

    Tamar Katz's research interests are in 20th-century literature, with a focus on British modernism, urban literature, and gender studies.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    English, Urban Studies
  • Keach, William

    Professor

    William Keach has research interests in 18th- and 19th-century British literature and culture, including Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and other writers in what is still called the "Romantic" tradition, as well as literary theory, historical materialism, and transatlantic literary culture.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Kellner, James

    Assistant Professor

    James Kellner's research examines the structure of forests and trees over large geographic areas, and how they are changing over time, especially in tropical systems. He combines environmental remote sensing with field studies, quantitative methods, and modeling to address questions in both basic and applied science from ecological and evolutionary perspectives.

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    Countries:
    Panama, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Kervennic, Youenn

    Senior Lecturer

    Youenn Kervennic teaches French language classes with an emphasis on culture and civilization. He also serves as Resident Director for the Brown-in-France program in Paris.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Khalek, Nancy

    Associate Professor

    Nancy Khalek’s research focuses on the formative period of Islamic history. Her other research interests include hagiography, biography and historiography in the Byzantine and Islamic worlds, relic and saint veneration, Christian-Muslim dialogue, and the relationship of material culture to religious life. Over the years, she has also conducted archaeological and ethnographic field work in Jordan, Syria, Greece and Turkey.

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    Countries:
    Jordan, Syria, Greece, Turkey
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Religious Studies
  • Khalip, Jacques

    Associate Professor

    Jacques Khalip is interested in British Romanticism and queer studies.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Kidd, Stephen

    Assistant Professor

    Stephen Kidd studies Greek literature with a focus on comedy. He is also internested in the concept of play, the concept of education ( paideia ), Hellenistic Egypt, and the comparison of ancient literatures beyond those of Greece and Rome.

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    Countries:
    Greece, Italy, Egypt
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Kim, Daniel

    Associate Professor

    Daniel Kim's primary research field is 20th-century U.S. literature with a particular focus on the Asian American and African American traditions, ethnic studies, gender studies, and the Cold War.

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    Country:
    Korea
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    American Studies, English
  • Kim, Kyung-Suk

    Professor

    Kyung-Suk Kim has played a central role in understanding and utilizing mechanical behavior of nanostructures by developing creative theories and conducting precision experiments. His collaborative research has received funds from Korea and Singapore.

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    Countries:
    Korea, Singapore
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Kim, Seunghyun

    Associate Professor Research

    Seunghyun Kim is interested in piezoelectric materials and energy applications. He is a participating member of various Korean committees, societies, and associations.

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    Country:
    Korea
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • King, Dawn

    Lecturer

    Dawn King's areas of research and writing focus on urban agriculture and local food economies, environmental and LGBT social movements in Latin America, comparative environmental politics, urban sustainability policy, and sustainable development in Cuba.

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    Country:
    Cuba
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Environmental Studies
  • Kingon, Angus

    Professor

    Angus Kingon’s research focuses on entrepreneurship technology and commerce. He has been involved in the establishment of various technology entrepreneurship programs at universities in the UK, Portugal, Slovenia, Korea, Ireland, and South Africa.  He also serves as Academic Co-Director for the IE Brown Executive MBA Program.

     

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    Countries:
    South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, Slovenia, Korea, Ireland
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Klivans, Caroline

    Lecturer

    Caroline Klivans' research interests include Algebraic, Geometric, and Topological Combinatorics: simplicial complexes, matroids, oriented matroids, polytopes, combinatorial Laplacians, CD manifolds, phylogenetic trees, hyperplane arrangements.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Departments:
    Applied Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Kniesche, Thomas

    Associate Professor

    Thomas Kniesche's areas of expertise include modern German literature, intellectual history, literary theory, and psychoanalysis.

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    German Studies
  • Kohn, Robert

    Professor

    Robert Kohn's research has focused on psychiatric epidemiology and geriatric psychiatry. He has conducted international research on the prevalence of mental illness, service utilization, stigma, social class, and schizophrenia, stress including natural disasters, terrorism, and immigration. His research in geriatric psychiatry has examined neuropsychiatric risk factors, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), suicide, delivery of services to the homebound, and the course of depression. 

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    Countries:
    Israel, United States, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Uruguay, Spain, South Africa, Sweden
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Konstan, David

    Professor Emeritus

    David Konstan's investigates the emotions and value concepts of classical Greece in Rome, and has written books on friendship, pity, the emotions, and forgiveness. He has also worked on ancient physics and atomic theory, and on literary theory.

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    Countries:
    Italy, Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Classics, Comparative Literature
  • Koster, Michael

    Assistant Professor

    Michael Koster’s area of interest is in physician decision making regarding diagnosis and testing of pneumonia and meningitis.

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    Countries:
    Haiti, Rwanda, Ukraine
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pediatrics
  • Kosterlitz, J. Michael

    Professor

    J Michael Kosterlitz conducts research in condensed matter theory, one- and two-dimensional physics; in phase transitions: random systems, electron localization, and spin glasses; and in critical dynamics: melting and freezing. 

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    Countries:
    Italy, Korea
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Koul, Ashok

    Senior Lecturer

    Ashok Koul's interests lie in the field of South Asian languages and linguistics. He is interested in syntax, as well as language teaching and learning. He has also co-authored a textbook, Colloquial Urdu, published by Routledge. His forthcoming books are Lexical Borrowings in Kashmiri, Hindi-Urdu for Beginners or Travelers, and The Colloquial English-Hindi/Urdu Wordbook.

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    Country:
    India
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Language Studies
  • Krause, Virginia

    Associate Professor

    Virginia Krause's research interests focus on Renaissance France, particularly early modern romance, the history of leisure, and witchcraft.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Kurtis, Jonathan

    Professor

    Jonathan Kurtis applies the techniques of molecular biology, immunology and population biology to identify vaccine candidates for both malaria and schistosomiasis in east Africa and the Philippines. By analyzing the relationship between specific immune responses and naturally acquired resistance in endemic populations, Kurtis identifies and characterizes new vaccine candidates. His current interests include the modulation of protective immune responses by nutritional and developmental factors in the human host and the identification of vaccine candidates for pediatric falciparum malaria.

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    Countries:
    Philippines, China, Brazil, Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Kuzner, James

    Assistant Professor

    James Kuzner has research interests in early modern literature and culture, critical theory, cognitive theory, and the histories of selfhood, sexuality, and skepticism.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Kwara, Awewura

    Associate Professor

    Awewura Kwara's research is focused on understanding the molecular, biological and clinical factors underlying the inter-individual variability in HIV and TB treatment response in individuals with HIV and TB coinfection.

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    Country:
    Ghana
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • LaFontaine, Donna

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Donna LaFontaine studies models of care, education, and  evidence based practices used for preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and IUGR.

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    Country:
    Kosovo
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Lagasse, Linda

    Associate Professor Research

    Linda Lagasse's research focuses on the effects of prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse on child development and the effects of cognitive processes on directed reaching in high risk children.

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    Countries:
    New Zealand, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pediatrics
  • Landsberg, Greg

    Professor

    Greg Landsberg does research in elementary particle physics, specifically experimental investigation of the fundamental particles and fields at the energy frontier accelerators. His main research activity is the search for new physics phenomena, including extra dimensions in space.

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    Country:
    Switzerland
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Larmore, Charles

    Professor

    Charles Larmore's work in moral and political philosophy has focused on such topics as the foundations of political liberalism, the nature of the self, and the nature of moral judgment. He has also published extensively on figures and problems in the history of philosophy, particularly in the area of 17th-century philosophy and on German Idealism, as well as on the nature of reason and reasons. He is currently at work on a book about the nature of freedom.

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Philosophy
  • Lee, Jung-Eun

    Assistant Professor

    Jung-Eun Lee studies the global water cycle, focusing on how the terrestrial ecosystem influences and is influenced by the physical climate system. His recent works range from interpreting Antarctic temperatures around 15 Million years ago to quantifying the degree of water stress for Amazonian trees.

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    Countries:
    Brazil, Antarctica
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Geological Sciences
  • Lepore, Michael

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Michael Lepore has researched to identify strategies, barriers, motivators, and other key factors of improvement in patient care. He has a number of research collaborations with hospitals and long-term care settings in Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Countries:
    Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Health Services Policy and Practice
  • Leslie, Andrew

    Assistant Professor

    Andrew Leslie's research examines the drivers of morphological diversification in organisms by investigating relationships between form and function in plant reproductive structures and studying how these interactions generate and influence evolutionary patterns over million-year time scales.  Drawing upon broader phylogenetic, geological, and ecological contexts, his work incorporates techniques from phylogenetics, paleontology, biomechanics, and biogeography.

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    Countries:
    Mongolia, New Caledonia
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Lester, Barry

    Professor

    Barry Lester's research focuses on children at risk of poor developmental outcome based on both social factors (poverty, home environment, and parenting) and biological factors (prenatal substance exposure, stress, maternal depression, and prematurity), the role of the caregiving environment in mediating long-term outcome, and the development of intervention programs. He is the founding director of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk.

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    Countries:
    New Zealand, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Levitsky, Alexander

    Professor

    Alexander Levitsky's principal areas of research include 18th-Century and Modern Russian literature, Slavic Baroque (Russian, Ukrainian, Czech and Polish), Czech literature, theory and practice of translation.

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    Countries:
    Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Slavic Languages
  • Levy, Dore

    Professor

    Dore Levy studies classical Chinese poetry and fiction, forms of narrative literature, and East Asian and European literature.

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    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies
  • Lincoln, Evelyn

    Professor

    Evelyn Lincoln’s research on printing and printmaking in early modern Europe looks at how images were made to obtain and display access to knowledge, power, and patronage for communities of readers with a common literacy in image and text. Her work also comprises research into the larger visual culture of early modern Italy and the role and creation of imagery in all media.

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    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    History of Art and Architecture, Italian Studies
  • Lipscombe, Diane

    Professor

    Diane Lipscombe is interested in the cellular mechanisms used to optimize calcium ion channel function. Calcium ion channels regulate many critical neuronal functions including transmitter release, nerve growth, and synaptic plasticity.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Neuroscience
  • Littman, Michael

    Professor

    Michael Littman’s research focuses on machine learning, and examines algorithms for decision making under uncertainty.

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    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Computer Science
  • Liu, Joseph

    Professor

    Joseph Liu’s most recent research has focused on the role of longitudinal vortices in heat and mass transfer enhancement and in the promotion of rapid free mixing.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Liu, Simin

    Professor

    Simin Liu's research focuses on the etiology of chronic diseases, with special emphasis on identifying nutritional and molecular strategies that could be used for the prediction, diagnosis, and prevention of these conditions in human populations. His current research is at the interface of nutrition and genomics with an emphasis on understanding their interplay in affecting metabolic and vascular outcomes.

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    Countries:
    Canada, Brazil, China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Epidemiology, Medicine
  • Liu, Tao

    Assistant Professor Research

    Tao Liu investigates HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, and has participated in projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, mainly in Kenya.

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    Countries:
    Kenya, China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Biostatistics
  • Loucks, Eric

    Assistant Professor

    Eric Loucks' research focuses on elucidating biological mechanisms by which social and psychosocial factors may influence cardiovascular disease. This includes assessing causal associations between education, childhood family psychosocial environment, health and biological risk factors.

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    Country:
    Canada
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Epidemiology
  • Lowe, David

    Associate Professor

    David Lowe's research primarily centers around applications of string theory to gravitational physics, including using string theory to understand questions in black holes physics and cosmology.

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    Countries:
    Israel, Mexico
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Lurie, Mark

    Associate Professor

    Mark Lurie is working on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has studied the role of migration in the spread of HIV in South Africa; examined the evidence for concurrency as a major driver of the HIV epidemic; and studied the impact of antiretroviral therapy on HIV epidemic dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Country:
    South Africa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Epidemiology
  • Lynch, Amanda

    Professor

    Amanda Lynch is the Director of the Environmental Change Initiative. Her research is centered on climate policy, environmental governance, and the role of indigenous knowledge in adaptation to global change.

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    Country:
    Australia
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Geological Sciences
  • Mancebo, Maria

    Assistant Professor (Research)

    Maria Mancebo's research focuses on anxiety disorders, behavioral therapies, dissemination and implementation of evidence based psychosocial treatments, and long-term outcome of OCD. Her current work studies the long-term outcome of OCD and investigates the efficacy of an exercise intervention for OCD.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Mandre, Shreyas

    Assistant Professor

    Shreyas Mandre is a theorist researching problems in mechanics with applications to a wide array of fields, including fluid structure interaction, interface-driven flows, environmental and ecological fluid mechanics, biomechanics, analytical and numerical solution of partial differential equations, and optimization.

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    Countries:
    Japan, India, Canada
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Marshall, Brandon

    Assistant Professor

    Brandon Marshall's research interests focus on substance use epidemiology and the social, environmental, and structural determinants of health of urban populations. In particular, his work seeks to inform public health and policy interventions that improve the health of drug users. He is also interested in applying complex systems methods to examine factors that perpetuate HIV transmission, and to identify interventions that reduce infectious disease spread in drug-using populations.

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    Country:
    Canada
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Epidemiology
  • Marston, John

    Professor

    John Marston's research in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics focuses on the non-equilibrium statistical physics of atmospheres and oceans for the purpose of understanding climate and climate change.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, Australia, Canada
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Martin, Courtney

    Assistant Professor

    Courtney Martin specializes in modern and contemporary Art, 20th-century British art and sculpture studies. Her current research looks at art after 1968, the history of art criticism and exhibitions.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, United States, Denmark
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    History of Art and Architecture
  • Martinez, Ronald

    Professor

    Ronald Martinez has published some forty scholarly essays on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Machiavelli, co-authored a book on Dante's lyrics, and translated Italian plays and literary criticism. In addition to Dante and Trecento Studies, his research interests include Renaissance drama and cultural history.

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    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Italian Studies
  • Martinez-Pinzon, Felipe

    Assistant Professor

    Felipe Martínez-Pinzón specializes in 19th century Latin American Literature and Culture. His research focuses on the uneasy pairing of nation-building discourses and cultural constructions of territory.

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    Country:
    Colombia
    Discipline:
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Maxey, Martin

    Professor

    Martin Maxey's research focuses on dynamical systems and partial differential equations and scaling laws.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Applied Mathematics, Engineering
  • Mayer, Kenneth

    Adjunct Professor

    Kenneth Mayer has been the principal investigator of an international training grant funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has led to new collaborations to define the natural history of HIV in India and to develop cost effective monitoring strategies for people living with HIV as they access generic antiretroviral therapy.

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    Country:
    India
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Epidemiology, Medicine
  • Mazzucchelli, Aldo

    Assistant Professor

    Aldo Mazzucchelli is currently researching for a book which makes use of Julio Piquet journalism in order to focus on the modernization of Latin America in 1880-1929.

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    Countries:
    Uruguay, Argentina
    Discipline:
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • McCloy, Stephen

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Stephen McCloy is interested in international health and needs assessment in Central America. He is also an occupational doctor.

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    Country:
    Guatemala
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • McGarrell, Matthew

    Senior Lecturer

    Matthew McGarrell performs and contributes to several Portuguese bands including the Sociedade Filarmónica de Covões and Banda Musical e Recreativa de Penalva do Castelo. His work focuses on the preparation of editions of Portuguese band music collected in Portugal for performance by American bands.

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    Country:
    Portugal
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Music
  • McGarvey, Stephen

    Professor

    Director of the International Health Institute, Stephen McGarvey is concerned with issues of human population biology and international health, specifically modernization-related induced socio-economic and behavioral changes, gene by environment interactions on cardiovascular disease risk factors, tropical parasitology and child nutritional status and health, and environmental issues.

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    Countries:
    Samoa, Philippines, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Anthropology, Epidemiology
  • McLaughlin, Kevin

    Professor

    Kevin McLaughlin's research focuses on literature and philosophy in the 19th century.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, Germany, France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, English, German Studies
  • McLaughlin, Nicole

    Assistant Professor (Research)

    Nicole McLaughlin's research investigates neurosurgical interventions in OCD and studies cognitive endophenotypes of OCD. Her work examines changes in neural connectivity after capsulotomy for intractable OCD. Her current work includes Deep Brain Stimulation for OCD Clinical Trial and projects in olfaction of Alzheimer's disease and the functional status of Parkinson's disease.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Melillo, Jerry

    Professor

    Jerry Melillo's research focuses on the impacts of human activities on the biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems. He has studied carbon and nitrogen cycling in ecosystems across the globe, including arctic shrublands in northern Sweden, temperate forests in North America, and tropical forests and pastures in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. He is a senior scientist and former co-director of the Ecosystems Center at the MBL.

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    Countries:
    Brazil, Sweden, United States
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Mendicino, Kristina

    Assistant Professor

    Kristina Mendicino's interests include the rhetoric of prophecy in German Idealism and Romanticism, translation, poetic and philosophical articulations of temporality, and choreography.

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    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    German Studies
  • Menon, Govind

    Professor

    Govind Menon's research interests lie in mathematical physics with a focus on the interplay between dynamical systems, integrable systems, kinetic theory and probability theory. His application areas of interest include fluid mechanics, materials science, physical chemistry and biological and synthetic self-assembly.

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    Countries:
    Germany, India, New Zealand, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Applied Mathematics
  • Merrim, Stephanie

    Professor

    Stephanie Merrim has research interests in colonial Latin American historiography, the Baroque, early modern women's writing, and contemporary North and South American literatures.

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    Country:
    Mexico
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies
  • Michaud, Dominique

    Professor

    Dominique Michaud's research areas include the etiology of bladder, pancreas, and brain cancers, immune response, and genetic susceptibility.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Epidemiology
  • Mignone, Lisa

    Assistant Professor

    Lisa Mignone studies Roman social history, especially the ongoing and interactive relationship of historical events and the sites in which they occur.

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    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Mileno, Maria

    Associate Professor

    Maria Mileno research interests include returned travelers with illness and care of immunocompromised travelers. She is a member of the review committee for the Foreign Studies Fellowship at Brown, a program which funds students who wish to do research overseas.

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    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Mimiaga, Matthew

    Professor

    Matthew Mimiaga's research focuses on behavioral medicine, infectious disease and psychiatric epidemiology, and global health. His research involves conducting longitudinal epidemiological investigations, mixed-methods (qualitative/quantitative) research, and developing and testing both behavioral and biomedical intervention trials.

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    Countries:
    Brazil, India, South Africa, Vietnam, Zambia, Thailand, Peru, Ukraine, Russia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Montague, Brian

    Assistant Professor

    Brian Montague’s current research focuses on the quality of care for patients living with HIV and developing metrics for evaluation of adequacy of linkage to care for persons released from prisons/jails to the community. As part of his work in Uganda, he is partnering with local investigators to address the problem of tuberculosis in pregnancy amongst inpatients at Mulago Hospital and to evaluate the impact of treatment for HIV in pregnancy on transmission of hepatitis B from mother to baby.

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    Country:
    Uganda
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Medicine, Health Services Policy and Practice
  • Mor, Vincent

    Professor

    Vincent Mor is currently carrying out a study with Zhanlian Feng to develop and test a survey of nursing homes in China. He focuses on the organizational and health care delivery system factors associated with variation in use of health services and the outcomes frail and chronically ill persons experience.

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    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
  • Morrow, Kathleen

    Associate Professor

    Kathleen Morrow’s research focuses on behavioral HIV/STI prevention interventions, and the development of biomedical products and devices for HIV/STI prevention.

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    Country:
    South Africa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Behavioral and Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Morse, Douglass

    Professor Research

    Douglass Morse researches host-parasitoid interactions, sexual selection, and behavioral ecology. He has been a visiting scholar at universities in Sweden, England, New Zealand, and Australia.

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    Countries:
    Sweden, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Moser, Jeffrey

    Assistant Professor

    Jeffrey Moser's research deals primarily with the artistic and intellectual history of China during the Song era (tenth to thirteenth centuries AD), with a particular focus on the ways in which sensory engagement with material things transformed cognition and behavior. As a matter of both history and historiography, he is interested in how objects catalyze new uses of the past.

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    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    History of Art and Architecture
  • Mostefai, Ourida

    Professor

    Ourida Mostefai’s research and teaching interests include Enlightenment literature and philosophy, the eighteenth-century European novel, the French Revolution, emigration in Revolutionary Europe, pamphlets and polemics, immigration and the Algerian war.

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    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, French Studies
  • Muhanna, Elias

    Assistant Professor

    Elias Muhanna is interested in the literature and culture of the Arab world, mainly classical Arabic literature and intellectual history. He has done extensive work on encyclopedism.

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    Countries:
    Lebanon, Egypt, Syria
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Comparative Literature
  • Muller, Jeffrey

    Professor

    Jeffrey Muller’s research centers on early modern art of the Low Countries; he is interested in how visual communication worked as part of the Counter Reformation. Currently, he is researching the Jesuit global strategy of accomodation.

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    Countries:
    Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    History of Art and Architecture
  • Mustard, John

    Professor

    John Mustard's research focuses on the processes that modify solid surfaces and the spatial and temporal scales that control environmental processes on the Earth. His work studies the interplay between interior and exterior processes by examining the composition and morphology of surfaces, as these surfaces lie at the interface between the solid interior of a planet and the fluid exterior.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Environmental Studies, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
  • Nahme, Paul

    Assistant Professor

    Paul Nahme's research interests focus on modern Jewish philosophy and Rabbinic thought, intellectual history, religion, ethics, and politics, and the philosophy and hermeneutics of law. 

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    Countries:
    Germany, Israel, Lithuania
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Judaic Studies
  • Narain, Meenakshi

    Professor

    Meenakshi Narain's research interests are in experimental high energy physics and her ultimate goal is to illuminate the character of physics at the TeV energy scale. She and her team are working on studying the properties of the Higgs Boson and its implications.

    Research link
    Country:
    Switzerland
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Neil, Christopher

    Associate Professor

    Christopher Neill's research examines how changes in land use and other human activities alter the structure of ecosystems.  His work investigates: the ecological consequences of deforestation, how deforestation changes the way water and dissolved and particulate materials move from land to water and within channels of streams and rivers, and how forest clearing alters the rates of cycling of soil nutrients and organic matter and the emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides from soils to the atmosphere. 

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    Countries:
    Brazil, United States
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Neretti, Nicola

    Assistant Professor

    Nicola Neretti's research involves signal/image processing, and modeling of biological systems. His current focus is the application of high throughput techniques such as RNA-seq to study changes in the transcriptional network caused by genetic and environmental interventions that extend life span in model organisms. His recent work includes the development of computational methods to detect age-associated chromatin changes and activation of transposable elements.

    Research link
    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Molecular Biology Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Neumann, Dietrich

    Professor

    Dietrich Neumann’s research concentrates mostly on late 19th- and early 20th-century European and American Architecture. He is interested in the entire scope of architectural production and debate, from the minutiae of building technologies to the transatlantic discourse on skyscrapers and urbanism throughout the 20th Century.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Germany, Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    History of Art and Architecture, Italian Studies, Urban Studies
  • Newman, Karen

    Professor

    Karen Newman writes widely on early modern letters and culture and on Shakespeare and Renaissance drama. Her current research on the reception of Shakespeare in Europe and on cultural translation aims to historicize contemporary claims about the globalization of culture.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, English
  • Nieto Hernandez, Pura

    Senior Lecturer

    Pura Nieto Hernández teaches a variety of courses both in Greek and in translation. Her primary areas of research are Homer, the history of the Greek language, Greek literature and mythology.

    Research link
    Country:
    Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Nunn, Amy

    Assistant Professor Research

    Amy Nunn's research is focused on examining the structural, social and behavioral factors influencing racial disparities in HIV infection in the US.

    Research link
    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Behavioral and Social Sciences, Medicine
  • Oklot, Michal

    Assistant Professor

    Michal Oklot works in Russian and Polish literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Gogol and his continuators. He has also particular interests in the Slavic history of ideas, Central European Modernism, and literary theory.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Russia, Poland
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Slavic Languages
  • Oliver, Graham

    Professor

    Graham Oliver is an ancient historian. He studies Greek history, in particular epigraphy – the study of inscriptions, Classical and Hellenistic history, and the ancient economy and society of ancient Greece from the Archaic to Roman eras. 

    Research link
    Countries:
    Greece, Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Olyan, Saul

    Professor

    Saul Olyan’s research focuses on the history, literature and religion of ancient Israel, and the history of biblical interpretation. He has written on aspects of disability, death and the afterlife, social hierarchy, sexuality, purity and impurity, honor and shame, and gender, among other subjects.

    Research link
    Country:
    Israel
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Judaic Studies, Religious Studies
  • Ortega, Julio

    Professor

    Julio Ortega is currently spearheading the Trans-Atlantic Project at Brown. This is a group that works to advance research in issues related to the new area of "transatlantic studies" based on the exchange between Europe and the Americas.

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    Countries:
    Spain, Mexico, Venezuela
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Osayimwese, Itohan

    Assistant Professor

    Itohan Osayimwese is an architectural and urban historian. She engages with theories of modernity, postcoloniality, and globalization to analyze German colonial architecture, urban design, and visual culture; modern architecture in Germany; African and African diaspora material cultural histories; and the architecture of development in Africa. Another research interest is the architectural and urban lives of religious cults.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Germany, Nigeria
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    History of Art and Architecture
  • Padture, Nitin

    Professor

    Nitin Padture conducts research on nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and advanced ceramics. His research has been funded by the government of Spain.

    Research link
    Country:
    Spain
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Palmore, G Tayhas

    Professor

    Tayhas Palmore's research investigates the synthesis of new biocomposites (biocatalysts/conducting polymers/nanofibers) for use in batteries, fuel cells, and biomedical applications.

    Research link
    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Chemistry, Engineering
  • Papaioannou, Efstratios

    Associate Professor

    Efstratios Papaioannou studies post-classical Greek literary and cultural history, especially late antique and Byzantine writing in its social context. Wider interests are in premodern book and letter-writing cultures, literary aesthetics, and concepts of gender, self, and desire.

    Research link
    Country:
    Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Papas, Rebecca

    Assistant Professor Research

    Rebecca Papas’ research focuses on cultural adaptation of empirically validated behavioral interventions, clinical trials of intervention to reduce alcohol use and gender health disparities. She also is involved in the International Health Institute and the Brown in Kenya Program.

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    Country:
    Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Partridge, Robert

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Robert Partridge is interested in medical counter-bioterrorism, anthrax prophylaxis, as well as substance dependence in elderly patients in emergency departments.

    Research link
    Country:
    Micronesia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Emergency Medicine
  • Pelcovits, Robert

    Professor

    Robert Pelcovits conducts research on theoretical liquid crystal physics, including numerical simulations and visualization. He has held visiting positions in Israel, Denmark, and France.

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    Countries:
    Israel, France, Denmark
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Perlman, Marc

    Associate Professor

    Marc Perlman’s research interests include Indonesian, Irish and Burmese music, ethnomusicology, and music theory. He is currently working on the geographical disciplinary affiliations of traditional Indonesian music.

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    Countries:
    Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Ireland
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Music
  • Perry, Samuel

    Assistant Professor

    Samuel Perry’s research examines the revolutionary cultures of 20th-century Japan and Korea, focusing on the proletarian avant-garde, children's literature and fiction about and by Koreans.

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    Countries:
    Japan, Korea
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Peti, Wolfgang

    Associate Professor

    Wolfgang Peti's research focuses on the structural biology of protein phosphatases and their role in diabetes, cancer and neurological diseases. His research examines the molecular mechanism that regulates signalling enzymes, with a focus on ser/thr protein phosphatases (PP1, PP2B), tyr phosphatases and ser/thr kinases, especially MAP Kinases. His current work studies the formation of bacterial biofilms.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Germany, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Chemistry
  • Porder, Stephen

    Associate Professor

    Stephen Porder’s research is focused on the interdisciplinary investigation of terrestrial ecosystems, combining ecology, biogeochemistry, and geology to ask how our living planet works, what humans are doing to alter those functions, and what the consequences will be for us, and for the ecosystems upon which we depend.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Venezuela, Brazil, Costa Rica
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Change Initiative
  • Powers, Thomas

    Professor

    Thomas Powers’ research focuses on molecular and cellular biomechanics, the physics of soft matter, and non-linear dynamics.

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    Countries:
    Finland, Sweden
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Proano, Lawrence

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Lawence Proano’s research focuses on travel, and international and emergency medicine. He has also published on tube thorascostomy.

    Research link
    Country:
    Liberia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Emergency Medicine
  • Pucci, Joseph

    Associate Professor

    Joseph Pucci has research interests in late antiquity, late Latin, medieval Latin, and comparative literary history with a focus on literary allusion and poetic genres. He is also interested in biography as a literary form (and as practitioner) and in literature and the American presidency.

    Research link
    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Rabb, Melinda

    Professor

    Melinda Rabb has research interests in literature and culture of the 'long' 18th century, that is, from the time of the English Civil Wars through the career of Jane Austen.

    Research link
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Rambuss, Richard

    Professor

    Richard Rambuss's field is 16th- and 17th-century English literature and culture. He is mostly interested in Milton, Shakespeare, Spenser, and the metaphysical poets (especially Donne, Herbert, and Crashaw); devotional texts and images; and the Baroque.

    Research link
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Ramratnam, Bharat

    Associate Professor

    Ramratnam’s focus is on defining the key cellular components that impact the replication of viruses such as HIV-1, herpes simplex virus (HSV) one and two, influenza, and hepatitis B/C.

    Research link
    Country:
    Cambodia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Ravillon, Stephanie

    Lecturer

    Stephanie Ravillon teaches French language and culture. She has been engaged in research that examines questions of identity and self in the post-colonial world. Since 2009, she has been involved with the Research Center on Investment and International Trade ("Centre de Recherche sur le droit des investissements et des marchés internationaux", CREDIMI, University of Burgundy, France), which is affiliated with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and has translated their annual Chronicle of the Informal Sources of International Business Law.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Ravindranathan, Thangam

    Associate Professor

    Thangam Ravindranathan’s research interests are 20th- and 21st-century literature and criticism/theory; poetry; narratives of travel; the contemporary novel; the question of the animal; (post-war) representations of war. Her current book project, Animals Passing, focuses on animals in contemporary literary and critical thought.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Readey, Jonathan

    Lecturer

    Jonathan Readey is interested in nonfiction writing and the research essay; creative nonfiction; journalism; business and technical writing; 20th-century and contemporary British commonwealth literature, especially the novel; Anglophone, World English, and transatlantic literature; postcolonial and colonial literature; Postmodernism and Modernism; creative writing, especially fiction.

    Research link
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Redfield, Marc

    Professor

    Marc Redfield studies British, American, French and German literature and literary theory of the 18th through 20th centuries, with a particular focus on romanticism and on the history, philosophy, and politics of post-romantic aesthetics.

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    Countries:
    France, Germany, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, English
  • Reed, Joseph

    Professor

    Joseph Reed is a scholar of Ancient Greek and Roman literature and culture, and has worked especially on Hellenistic and Augustan poetry.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Greece, Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Reginster, Bernard

    Professor

    Bernard Reginster's research has focused mostly on issues in ethics, metaethics, and moral psychology in 19th-century German philosophy.

    Research link
    Country:
    Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Philosophy
  • Reichman, Ravit

    Associate Professor

    Ravit Reichman conducts research on the 20th-century British novel; law and literature; modernism; literary theory; psychoanalysis; literature and the emotions; narrative and memory; and literary responses to war. 

    Research link
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Rich, Jeremy

    Assistant Professor

    Jeremy Rich’s work focuses on the microbial aspects of the nitrogen cycle. He has quantified rates of these processes in the Chesapeake Bay, Eastern Tropical South Pacific (Peru) and Arabian Sea.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Peru, Antarctica
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Rich, Josiah

    Professor

    Josiah Rich has a number of research interests including: the overlap between infectious diseases and addiction; incarcerated populations and public health opportunities in the criminal justice system; HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, and sexually transmitted diseases; and global health.

    Research link
    Country:
    Russia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Epidemiology, Medicine
  • Richardson, Peter

    Professor

    Peter Richardson is currently working on a study of the left anterior descending epicardial arteries in pigs which have been fed atherogenic diets.

    Research link
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Richter, Gerhard

    Professor

    Gerhard Richter's research focuses on aesthetic theory and European critical thought since Kant; modern German literature and culture; the Frankfurt School; the intersections of literary writing and philosophy; contemporary French thought; questions of translation; and the complexities of intellectual and cultural inheritance.

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    Countries:
    Germany, France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, German Studies
  • Riva, Massimo

    Professor

    Massimo Riva's research focuses on the role of emerging technologies in the humanities. His project, Garibaldi and the Risorgimento, centered on the Garibaldi panorama, was recently featured in the Italian pavilion in Brazil, the British Library in London, and museums and libraries in Italy.

    Research link
    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Italian Studies
  • Rockney, Randy

    Professor

    Randy Rockney's research includes family medicine, pediatric incontinence disorders, and disease in developing countries.

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    Countries:
    Cambodia, Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Pediatrics, Family Medicine
  • Rojanski, Rachel

    Senior Lecturer

    Rachel Rojanski is interested in Yiddish language and culture and the history of the State of Israel.

    Research link
    Country:
    Israel
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    History, Judaic Studies
  • Rojas Silva, Felipe

    Assistant Professor

    Felipe Rojas Silva's research focuses on the Eastern Mediterranean during the classical period. His recent work examines how people in Greek and Roman Anatolia used Bronze and Iron Age material culture to substantiate narratives about local and universal history.  He is currently working on a book about how people in the past imagined their own past, and is interested in the impact, relevance, and uses of the classics and the ancient world in Brazil and Latin America.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Turkey, Greece, Jordan, Brazil
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Archaeology and the Ancient World, Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
  • Roth, Harold

    Professor

    Harold Roth is a specialist in Classical Chinese Religious Thought, Classical Daoism, the Comparative Study of Mysticism and a pioneer of the academic field of Contemplative Studies.

    Research link
    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    East Asian Studies, Religious Studies
  • Rothschild, Lynn

    Adjunct Professor

    Lynn Rothschild is currently studying photosynthesis and DNA damage and repair in lab and field sites with collaborators in Australia, Kenya, Baja and the Andes.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Australia, Kenya, Mexico
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Molecular Biology Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Rovan, Joseph

    Professor

    Joseph Rovan is currently researching human-computer interface design and interactive opera and gestural control based on the work of French physiologist Etienne-Julers Marey.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Music
  • Russell, James

    Associate Professor

    James Russell seeks to understand the patterns and causes of natural climate variability using paleoclimate records. He is particularly interested in the climate history of the tropics, including intertropical Africa and the El Niño Southern Oscillation System.

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    Countries:
    Tanzania, Congo, Burundi, Zambia, Uganda, Indonesia, Ghana
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Geological Sciences
  • Rutherford, Malcolm

    Professor

    Malcolm Rutherford’s research seeks to establish mineral stabilities and compositions of calc-alkaline magmas as a function of the fugacities of the volatile species, temperature, and the total pressure.

    Research link
    Country:
    Philippines
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Geological Sciences
  • Rutz, Matthew

    Assistant Professor

    Matthew Rutz studies the languages and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia through the analysis of texts and documents from the second millenium BCE and the Late Bronze Age.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Iraq, Syria, Turkey
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
  • Saal, Alberto

    Associate Professor

    Alberto Saal conducts research on the origin, scale, composition and evolution of the heterogeneity in the Earth's and Moon's mantle using isotope, major, trace and volatile element geochemistry.

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    Countries:
    Argentina, Chile, Japan, France, Taiwan, Ecuador
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Departments:
    Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
  • Saint-Amand, Pierre

    Professor

    Pierre Saint-Amand has research interests in 18th-century literature, especially the libertine novel, the philosophy of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and literary criticism and theory.

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    Country:
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, French Studies
  • Sandstede, Bjorn

    Professor and Chair

    Bjorn Sandstede's research focuses on the formation and the dynamics of patterns and nonlinear waves. His recent projects include the nonlinear stability of coherent structures, usually employing a range of analytical techniques, supplemented by numerical computations. He also works on applications in biology, climate, data assimilation, and traffic flow and is a coordinator of a partnership program between Brown University and the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), a leading mathematics research institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to promote exchanges, conferences, and research collaborations in the mathematical sciences.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Brazil, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Applied Mathematics
  • Satlow, Michael

    Professor

    Michael Satlow is engaged in two major research projects: a synthetic Jewish history of the Second Temple period (ca. 520 BCE - 70 CE) and a study of a Jewish piety in late antiquity. The latter especially dovetails with his interest in inscriptions from Israel/Palestine, for which he is developing a digital database.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Israel, Palestinian Territories
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Judaic Studies, Religious Studies
  • Saval, Peter

    Assistant Professor

    Peter Saval studies the classical tradition in Renaissance literature, with particular emphasis on Renaissance Platonism. He is also interested generally in the relationship between early modern literature and philosophy.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, Italy, Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Comparative Literature
  • Sawada, Janine

    Professor

    Janine Sawada specializes in the religious and intellectual history of early modern Japan. She is currently studying the evolution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries of ideas and practices related to the worship of Mt. Fuji.

    Research link
    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    East Asian Studies, Religious Studies
  • Sax, Dov

    Associate Professor

    Dov Sax conducts research on how species invasions and climate change impact native species and ecosystems. He is particularly interested in understanding when species extinctions are likely and what strategies we can take to prevent them from occurring.

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    Countries:
    Greece, Spain
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Studies
  • Scafuro, Adele

    Professor

    Adele Scafuro is broadly interested in Greek literature and history, especially in the intersections of law, civic institutions, social life, and performance.

    Research link
    Country:
    Greece
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Classics
  • Schechter, Joshua

    Associate Professor

    Joshua Schechter’s current research focuses on explaining how it is we have a priori knowledge - knowledge that is independent of the content of our experience of the world around us.

    Research link
    Country:
    Israel
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Philosophy
  • Schestag, Thomas

    Associate Professor

    Thomas Schestag's research interests include the relation between literature and philology; theories of names and naming; the intersection of poetry, philosophy, and political theory; the theory and practice of translation; and the question of a sense for language that precedes the preconceptual notion of a linguistic common sense.

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    Countries:
    Germany, France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    German Studies
  • Schloss, Karen

    Assistant Professor Research

    Karen Schloss studies aesthetics, especially color aesthetics. She has also studied cross-cultural color preferences, mainly comparatively.

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    Countries:
    Mexico, Japan
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Schuhmacher, Nidia

    Senior Lecturer

    Nidia Schuhmacher’s areas of interest include language pedagogy, the use of technology in language instruction, second language acquisition, the teaching of writing and culture, and translation. She has sponsored Group Independent Study Projects in Medical Spanish and is the Faculty Adviser for Medical Spanish, an elective course offered by the Brown Alpert Medical School.

    Research link
    Country:
    Spain
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Schultz, Gretchen

    Associate Professor

    Gretchen Schultz’s research focuses on 19th-century French literature and culture, and gender and sexuality studies. She has also written on French poetry and poetics in relation to gender and subjectivity.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Scott-Sheldon, Lori

    Assistant Professor Research

    Lori Scott-Sheldon’s research explores evaluation of the conditions under which people adopt and continue risky behavior, health messages and behavior change, and social cognitive processes related to health behavior.

    Research link
    Country:
    South Africa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Seifert, Lewis

    Professor

    Lewis Seifert's primary interests encompass two broad areas: 17th-century French culture and folk- and fairy-tale narratives. He has a particular focus on questions of gender and sexuality, both theoretically and historically; but he has also explored problems of early modern authorship, political discourse, and friendship.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Serre, Thomas

    Assistant Professor

    Thomas Serre's research focuses on understanding the brain mechanisms underlying the recognition of objects and complex visual scenes using a combination of behavioral, imaging and physiological techniques.

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    Countries:
    Italy, France
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Sheinkopf, Stephen

    Assistant Professor Research

    Stephen Sheinkopf’s research focuses the early identification of autism, and on the development of social abilities and regulatory capacity in young children with autism, as well as children at risk for poor social developmental outcomes.

    Research link
    Country:
    Canada
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Sheldon, Brian

    Professor

    Brian Sheldon's current research is focused on understanding stress evolution and mechanical degradation in electrodes for Li ion batteries, compositionally induced stresses due to oxidation-reduction in non-stoichiometric oxides such as ceria, and ceramic composite coatings reinforced with nanotubes and nanofibers. He was recently Invited Visiting Professor at the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Simas-Almeida, Leonor

    Senior Lecturer

    Leonor Simas-Almeida's teaching and research cover different periods and different genres of Portuguese literature. However, her work is particularly centered on narrative fiction and, lately, it has been reflecting a strong interest in a poetics of reading rooted in affect (although not excluding other compatible approaches), which inform all of her most recently published papers.

    Research link
    Country:
    Portugal
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
  • Simmons, Andrea

    Professor

    Andrea Simmons’ research studies how the nervous system develops, matures, and reorganizes in response to damage, specifically the impact of anthropogenic noise and climate change on perception.

    Research link
    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Departments:
    Neuroscience, Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Sloman, Steven

    Professor

    Steven Sloman studies how people think in the face of uncertainty. With the goal of understanding the flexibility of cognition - how people are able to think effectively in entirely new situations with little prior knowledge.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Germany, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Smith, Victoria

    Senior Lecturer

    Victoria Smith is interested in foreign language teaching and contemplative studies.

    Research link
    Country:
    Spain
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Sng, Zachary

    Associate Professor

    Zachary Sng conducts research on the literature and philosophy of Britain and Germany around the 18th century, covering the intellectual and literary movements of the Enlightenment and Romanticism.

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    Countries:
    United Kingdom, Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, German Studies
  • Sobel, David

    Professor

    David Sobel studies how children represent and learn new pieces of causal knowledge, how children conceptualize pretending and fictional worlds, and how children learn in informal settings.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Sobral, Patricia

    Senior Lecturer

    Patricia Sobral's teaching and research interests include: intersection of the arts and second language acquisition; Brazilian literature of the 20th century; contemporary Brazilian cinema; and comparative literature, particularly texts of immigration and exile.

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    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
  • Sobral, Silvia

    Senior Lecturer

     

    Silvia Sobral teaches courses including Basic and Advanced Spanish as well as Theory and Methods of Foreign Language Teaching. 

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    Country:
    Spain
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Sokolosky, Jane

    Senior Lecturer

    Jane Sokolosky’s research focuses on language pedagogy; language learning and technology; writing in the language curriculum; turn-of-the-century Austrian literature.

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    Countries:
    Austria, Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    German Studies
  • Song, Joo-Hyun

    Assistant Professor

    Joo-Hyun Song is interested in understanding behavioral and underlying neural mechanisms involved in integrating higher-order cognitive processes and visually-guided actions in real-life situations.

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    Country:
    Canada
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Stanley, Lawrence

    Senior Lecturer

    Lawrence Stanley researches rhetorical theory and its relevance to composition theory and practice; narrative theory, particularly in relation to creative nonfiction and fiction; British Romantics and Modernist fiction. Currently, his research focuses on the nature of aesthetic cognition.

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    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    English
  • Steele, John

    Professor

    John Steele specializes in the history of astronomy, specifically Babylonian astronomy.

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    Countries:
    Iraq, Syria, Turkey
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
  • Stein, Derek

    Associate Professor

    Derek Stein's research focuses on bio-nanoscience and single-molecule biophysics. His research develops and implements nanostructures to study the structure and behavior of individual biological molecules, the fundamental building blocks of life. His current project studies the unique fluidic properties of the inorganic nanotubes he synthesizes.  He collaborates with scholars from the University of Paraíba Valley, Brazil, to study the unique fluidic properties of the inorganic nanotubes they synthesize.

    Research link
    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Stein, Michael

    Professor

    Michael Stein focuses on HIV prevention and drug use. He collaborates with initiatives in the Dominican Republic and Uganda.

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    Countries:
    Dominican Rep., Uganda
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Medicine, Health Services Policy and Practice
  • Steinberg, Michael

    Professor

    Michael Steinberg is currently researching the cultural history of modern Germany and Austria with regard to the German Jewish intellectual history and cultural history of music.

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    Countries:
    Germany, Austria
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    History, Music
  • Stewart-Steinberg, Suzanne

    Professor

    Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg works on Italian and German literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, and on psychoananlysis and literary and cultural theory with particular interests in the construction of gender.

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    Countries:
    Italy, Germany
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Italian Studies
  • Strauss, Walter

    Professor

    Walter Strauss’ research is devoted to understanding the fundamental underlying features of nonlinear waves and their relationships to physical phenomena.

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    Countries:
    Ireland, France, China
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Mathematics
  • Sullivan, Patrick

    Associate Professor

    Patrick Sullivan spent time at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya performing surgery and teaching physicians and staff about specialized medical care for children and adults.

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    Countries:
    Kenya, Tanzania, India
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Surgery
  • Sullivan, Stephen

    Assistant Professor

    Stephen Sullivan is interested in pediatric plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial plastic surgery.

    Research link
    Country:
    Haiti
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Pediatrics, Surgery
  • Sun, Shouheng

    Professor

    Shouheng Sun's research investigates nanomaterials, with a focus on the chemical synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticles and the construction and elaboration of functional nanoparticles and their assemblies for applications in biomedicine, catalysis, and magnetic energy storage.

    Research link
    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Chemistry, Engineering
  • Suner, Selim

    Professor

    Selim Suner studies neural control of movement, applications of biomedical enginnering to diagnostic and therapetic advances in medicine, disaster and mass gathering medicine, CO toxicity, and cortical injury. He has served during multiple disaster deployments.

    Research link
    Country:
    Turkey
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Emergency Medicine
  • Sung, James

    Professor

    James Sung is interested in tumor pathology within the areas of gynecological pathology, breast pathology, and cytopathology.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Taiwan, China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Suuberg, Eric

    Professor

    Eric Suuberg’s research interests focus on energy and environmental engineering. He also co-founded and co-directs the master's Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME).

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    Countries:
    Estonia, Australia, Latvia, China
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Tajima, Hiroshi

    Lecturer

    Hiroshi Tajima teaches Japanese at Brown.

    Research link
    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Tamassia, Roberto

    Professor

    Roberto Tamassia researches information security, cryptography, algorithms, and computational geometry. He serves regularly on program committees of international conferences.

    Research link
    Country:
    Italy
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Computer Science
  • Tan, Chung-I

    Professor

    Chung-I Tan's research interest is in theoretical particle physics, which deals with the fundamental understanding of the origin of forces and particles.

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    Countries:
    Switzerland, Japan
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Tarentino, Leigh

    Assistant Professor

    Leigh Tarentino is a visual artist who makes paintings, works on paper and digital prints constructed from photographs of the built landscape. Her work has been exhibited in New York, London, Seoul, Moscow and London.

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    Countries:
    Korea, Russia, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Visual Art
  • Targan, David

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    David Targan's scientific research area is astrophysics, though his primary areas of interest include science communication, STEAM (Science, Technology, Art and Mathematics), science education, and program assessment. He is interested in international science programs, and helping to connect students and faculty to research and other scholarly activities across political boundaries. He serves as Associate Dean for Science Programs, Director of the Science Center and Director of the Ladd Observatory, and Campus Representative, for the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (Ciência sem Fronteiras – CsF).

    Research link
    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Tashima, Karen

    Professor

    Karen Tashima is the Director of HIV Clinical Studies and Clinical Research Site Leader of the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at The Miriam Hospital. Tashima is the study chair of an ACTG study evaluating the effectiveness of a new strategy to treat HIV-infected persons with drug resistant virus. She is a principal investigator for studies of new medications for hepatitis C infection. She assisted in the establishment of an ACTG clinical trials site in Chennai, India at YRG Care.

    Research link
    Country:
    India
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Taubin, Gabriel

    Associate Professor

    Gabriel Taubin's research centers on the intersection of Applied Computational Geometry, Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, 3D Photography, and Computer Vision. His main area of research has been the development of efficient, simple, and mathematically sound algorithms to operate on 3D objects represented as polygonal meshes, with an emphasis on technologies to enable the use of 3D models for web-based applications. More recent research initiatives are related to visual sensor networks, real-time distributed audio/visual signal processing algorithms, and applications.

    Research link
    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Computer Science, Engineering
  • Taylor, Helena

    Assistant Professor

    Helena Taylor is co-director of the craniofacial program at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. She has a broad plastic surgery practice, with a special focus on pediatric plastic surgery, and in particular Craniosynostosis. Her research is focused on evaluation of craniofacial diagnoses and outcomes, often using three-dimensional photogrammetry.

    Research link
    Country:
    Haiti
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Pediatrics, Surgery
  • Taylor, Julie

    Professor

    Julie Taylor serves as the Director of Clinical Curriculum at the Alpert Medical School's Department of Family Medicine and offers a 3-week independent study in Spain.

    Research link
    Country:
    Spain
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Family Medicine
  • Teller, Adam

    Associate Professor

    Adam Teller is an early modern historian, specializing in the history of the Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He focuses on the ways in which they became an integral part of society there and the tensions this aroused.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Poland, Lithuania
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    History, Judaic Studies
  • Thomas, Sarah

    Assistant Professor

    Sarah Thomas's work primarily focuses on the cultural production of contemporary Spain as well as in post-dictatorship societies in the Spanish-speaking world. She has a secondary interest in Latin American literature and film of the same period, and the transatlantic dialogues that emerge between cultures in the Spanish-speaking world.

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    Countries:
    Spain, Argentina, Chile
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Tseng, Hsin-I

    Lecturer

    Hsin-I Tseng teaches Chinese at Brown.

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    Countries:
    China, Taiwan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Tucker, Christopher

    Assistant Professor

    Christopher Tucker’s research centers on sound and society, specifically popular music in the Andes and Brazil as well as cultural and international influences. His current work is focused on transnational circulation of Andean indigenous music and Peruvian indigeneity as well as Brazilian choro music in the late 19th century.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Brazil, Peru
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Music
  • Vaishnava, Shipra

    Assistant Professor

    Shipra Vaishnava's research focuses on the interactions between microbes and the host at the molecular level that ensures this host-microbe mutualism. Her work uses a broad array of genetic, cell biological and biochemical approaches to explore the complex interactions between intestinal bacteria and the immune system.

    Research link
    Country:
    India
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Valente, Luiz

    Professor

    Luiz Valente’s research interests include: Brazilian narrative of the 19th and 20th centuries; the relationship between fiction and history; the construction of national identity and the representation of the nation; and Brazilian poetry since 1945.

    Research link
    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
  • Van Dommelen, Peter

    Professor

    Peter Van Dommelen's research concentrates on later Mediterranean prehistory and Classical Antiquity throughout the first millennium BCE. Rural landscapes, colonialism and connectivity represent key themes of his research.

    Research link
    Countries:
    Italy, Spain
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Anthropology, Archaeology and the Ancient World
  • Vaquero, Mercedes

    Professor

    Mercedes Vaquero’s research interests include the Medieval Spanish epic, chronicles, ballads, and oral tradition. She also regularly offers a graduate/undergraduate course on Spanish Philology.

    Research link
    Country:
    Spain
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Hispanic Studies
  • Vieira, Nelson

    Professor

    Nelson Vieira's teaching and research interests include: Brazilian narrative of the late 19th and 20th centuries; Brazilian and Latin American Jewish writing; ethnicity and the question of identity; diaspora and cultural studies; gender and literary theory; modernist and postmodernist theories; and literary translation.

    Research link
    Country:
    Brazil
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
  • Viswanathan, Meera

    Associate Professor

    Meera Viswanathan conducts research in classical Japanese poetry and prose; Western medieval court literature; and comparative poetics.

    Research link
    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies
  • Vlahovska, Petia

    Associate Professor

    Petia Valhovska is a chemical engineer interested in the mechanics of complex fluids.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Wands, Jack

    Professor

    Jack Wands directs the Liver Research Center, a newly constructed 13,000-sq. ft. facility that emphasizes studies relating to the molecular biology of liver diseases.

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    Countries:
    South Africa, Italy, China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
  • Wang, Hye-Sook

    Associate Professor

    Hye-Sook Wang conducts research on sociolinguistic and pragmatic aspects of Korean language acquisition.

    Research link
    Country:
    Korea
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Wang, Lai-Sheng

    Professor

    Lai-Sheng Wang is an experimental physical chemist interested in the study of nanoclusters and solution-phase chemistry in the gas phase.

    Research link
    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Chemistry
  • Wang, Lingzhen

    Associate Professor

    Lingzhen Wang's areas of expertise include modern Chinese literature and culture, Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, and Chinese cinema.

    Research link
    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Wang, Lu

    Assistant Professor

    Lu Wang composes works that reflect Chinese opera and folk music influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities. Her works for a variety of Western and Chinese ensembles and orchestras have been performed internationally.

    Research link
    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Music
  • Wang, Yang

    Senior Lecturer

    Yang Wang's primary research interests include the Chinese pragmatics, Chinese language pedagogy, and intercultural communication strategies.

    Research link
    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Warren Jr., William

    Professor

    William Warren is interested in the links between vision and action. He is a member of various international professional associations, and was a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford in 2008.

    Research link
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Life Sciences
    Department:
    Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Weber, Peter

    Professor

    Peter Weber’s research focuses on the development of new methods to investigate molecular reactions and then apply them to important model systems.

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    Countries:
    Denmark, Egypt, Russia
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Chemistry
  • Weinstein, Arnold

    Professor

    Arnold Weinstein researches European and American narrative, Scandinavian literature, American fiction, literature and medicine, and the city theme in literature.

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    Countries:
    Sweden, Denmark, Norway, France, Germany, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Comparative Literature
  • Wellenius, Gregory

    Assistant Professor

    Gregory Wellenius conducts research on the effects of air pollution on the risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases.

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    Countries:
    Canada, Chile
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Epidemiology
  • Wessel, Gary

    Professor

    Gary Wessel's primary research interest is the egg. He examines the molecular biology of oogenesis, fertilization, and the specification of primordial germ cells during early development. He explores conserved mechanisms found in humans, mice, starfish, and sea urchins.

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    Countries:
    Brazil, Ethiopia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Molecular Biology Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • White, Russell

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Russell White has been Chief of Surgery and Endoscopy at Tenwek hospital, Kenya since 1997. Additionally, White has a program of research aimed at dealing with the endemic problem of esophageal cancer.

    Research link
    Country:
    Kenya
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Surgery
  • Whitfield, Esther

    Associate Professor

    Esther Whitfield's current research focuses on war metaphors in Latin American political speech, literature and the arts; and on Welsh writing in the Americas. She has also worked extensively on Cuban culture of the post-Soviet period and on contemporary Latin American and Caribbean literature more broadly.

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    Countries:
    Cuba, Mexico, Argentina
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Departments:
    Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies
  • Wiart, Annie

    Senior Lecturer

    Annie Wiart’s professional interest lies mostly in the area of the theory and practice of second/foreign language teaching and learning, with an emphasis on teacher training. She has served as resident director of the Brown-in-France program many times.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Williard, Paul

    Professor

    Paul Williard’s research focuses on synthesis of marine natural products as well as vitamin D derivatives. He has a strong interest in the characterization of reactive intermediates. He was Fellow at the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science in 2013.

    Research link
    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Chemistry
  • Willis, Andre

    Assistant Professor

    Andre Willis's teachings cover Christianity and culture, Christianity and economic inequality, African American theology, African American religious strategies, David Hume and religion, Afro-theism and religion and Postmodernism. 

    Research link
    Countries:
    United States, United Kingdom
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Religious Studies
  • Wills, David

    Professor

    David Wills specializes in modernist literature as well as film theory and comparative literature. Wills is also known as a major translator and interpreter of the work of French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    French Studies
  • Wing, Edward

    Professor

    Edward Wing's research interests are focused on the immune host defenses against intracellular pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He also has a strong clinical interest in infectious diseases, HIV, and international health.

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    Countries:
    Kenya, Dominican Rep., India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Medicine
  • Witman, Jon

    Professor

    Jon Witman's research focuses on the dynamics of populations and communities in marine hard substrate habitates, benthic ecosystems, and marine biodiversity.

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    Countries:
    Ecuador, Chile
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Xu, Jingming

    Professor

    Jingming Xu’s research focuses on nanoscale science and technology, quantum photonics, optics, semiconductor lasers, electro-optics, transparent conductive oxides, functional composites, and meta-materials, and collective behaviors of large coupled systems. He has served and is serving as adviser and on advisory boards and committees of government agencies, labs, and companies and firms in the USA, Canada, Korea, and China.

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    Countries:
    Korea, China, Canada
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Departments:
    Engineering, Physics
  • Yamashita, Kikuko

    Associate Professor

    Kikuko Yamashita specializes in historical linguistics, Japanese linguistics, and language pedagogy. Her research interests include pragmatics, communication strategies, discourse analysis, and the language policies and national language of Japan.

    Research link
    Country:
    Japan
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    East Asian Studies
  • Yang, Wentian

    Assistant Professor Research

    Wentian Yang studies musculoskeletal disorders and diseases that cause cartilage degeneration or bone mineral loss.

    Research link
    Country:
    China
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Departments:
    Medicine, Orthopaedics
  • Ybarra, Patricia

    Associate Professor

    Patricia Ybarra’s research interests include theatre historiography, Mexican theatre and performance, Latino/a theatre and performance, avant garde theatre, critical race studies, dramaturgy and directing.

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    Countries:
    Mexico, Cuba
    Discipline:
    Arts & Humanities
    Department:
    Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
  • Ying, See-Chen

    Professor

    See-Chen Ying is interested in the development and application of analytical and computational methods to tackle problems with multiple time and length scales. Current research interests include the dynamics of DNA molecules in nanopores and nanochannels, as well as the generation of frictional force at the microscopic nanostructure level. Ying has held visiting appointments in Hong Kong, Finland, Brazil, Germany, the UK, and France.

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    Countries:
    Finland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Brazil, Hong Kong
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Physics
  • Zaslavsky, Alexander

    Professor

    Alexander Zaslavsky’s research focuses on devices that could supplement the current silicon transistor-based microelectronics technology. 

    Research link
    Country:
    France
    Discipline:
    Physical Sciences
    Department:
    Engineering
  • Zeller, Kimberly

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Kimberly Zeller's research focus is on the scale-up of HIV treatment and prevention of secondary HIV transmission in resource-restricted countries. Other interests include global research, training, and advocacy on HIV prevention and treatment. Recent projects include: leading a team to assist the Lesotho government in planning and funding the national response to HIV, developing of a program to train 100,000 private physicians in the Basics of HIV/AIDS treatment in India, investigating ongoing transmission risk in patients starting HIV/TB treatment in South Africa.

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    Countries:
    India, Lesotho, South Africa
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Family Medicine
  • Zhitkovich, Anatoly

    Professor

    Anatoly Zhitkovich studies DNA repair, damage, and stress signaling.

    Research link
    Country:
    Portugal
    Discipline:
    Biology & Medicine
    Department:
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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