Brown University shieldBrown University

Center for Language Studies Faculty / Academic Staff


Ercan Balci

Senior Lecturer in Turkish

Iraj Anvar

Visiting Lecturer in Modern Persian

Mirena Christoff

Associate Director of Language Instruction
Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Arabic

Miled Faiza

Senior Lecturer in Arabic

Elsa Belmont Flores

Visiting Lecturer in Arabic

Mary Rebecca Leuchak

Visiting Lecturer, English for International Teaching Assistants

Barbara Gourlay

Senior Lecturer, English for International Teaching Assistants, (ITA)  Program Coordinator

Alla Hassan

Lecturer in Arabic

Ashok Koul

Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu

Heather Nowicki

Visiting Lecturer in American Sign Language

Timothy Riker

Lecturer in American Sign Language

Jane Sokolosky

Distinguished Senior Lecturer in German Studies


CLS Members:  Faculty from Brown Language Departments

Cristina Abbona-Sneider

Senior Lecturer of Italian

Elsa Amanatidou

Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Modern Greek Studies

Ruth Adler Ben-Yehuda

Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Hebrew

Wenhui Chen

Lecturer in Chinese

Lynne deBenedette

Senior Lecturer of Russian and Czech

David Buchta

Lecturer of Sanskrit

Masako Fidler

Professor of Slavic Languages

Sachiko Hiramatsu

Visiting Lecturer of Japanese

Lung-Hua Hu

Senior Lecturer of Chinese

Yuko Jackson

Senior Lecturer of Japanese

Stephanie Ravillon

Senior Lecturer of French


Nidia Schuhmacher

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Patricia Sobral

Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Portuguese

Silvia Sobral

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Jane Sokolosky

Distinguished Senior Lecturer in German

Hiroshi Tajima

Lecturer of Japanese

Hye-Sook Wang

Associate Professor of Korean

Yang Wang

Senior Lecturer of Chinese

Annie Wiart

Senior Lecturer of French

Eva Gomez Garcia

Lecturer of Spanish 

Youenn Kervennic

Senior Lecturer of French

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants

For the past several years the Center for Language Studies has been privileged to host instructors of less-commonly taught languages under the auspices of the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Program, a federal program of the U.S. Department of State. This academic year we are pleased to have with us the following Fulbright FLTAs:

FLTA of Hindi: Pooja Arya

FLTA of Arabic: Heba Alhashmi