Clare Carroll

Director, and Professor of Comparative Literature
Clare Carroll is both Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of Honors in the Humanities. She does research in Renaissance Studies, with particular interests in cultural relations between Ireland and Italy, early modern colonialism, epic poetry, and historiography. She is the recipient of awards from the Fulbright Scholar Program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Folger Institute, the Irish American Cultural Institute, Concordia University, and the Professional Staff Congress, CUNY. Learn More

Charles Martin

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Charles Martin has been teaching Comparative Literature at Queens College for more than 20 years, interested especially in autobiography; pairings of photography and text; black writers from around the world; and film. He is, as well, a photographer, filmmaker and writer. His book of photographs, Because of Algiers, was published in 2013, and its photos were exhibited at the Musée Public National d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Algeria. Learn More

Andrea Walkden

Associate Professor of English​
Renaissance literature, especially the poetry, prose, and drama of sixteenth and seventeenth century Britain; biography and life-writing studies; narrative fiction and the early novel; literature and the history of international thoughtLearn More

Barbara Simerka

Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Barbara Simerka specializes in early modern Spanish literature, with particular interests in women's writing, postcolonial studies and, most recently, cognitive theory. She is the author of Discourses of Empire (Penn State UP 2003) and editor of three anthologies of scholarly essays (Bucknell UP). She serves on the MLA Executive Committee for 16th-17th century Spanish Drama. Learn More

Antonio Donato

Associate Professor of Philosophy
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Sal Miceli

Lecturer in Philosophy
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Caroline Hong

Associate Professor of English
Caroline Hong teaches Asian American literature and culture, comedy and satire, race and popular culture (especially comics/graphic narratives, film, TV and the web) critical ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, American Studies. For more info click here

Nora Teikmanis

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature
Nora Teikmanis (PhD, Comparative Literature, Graduate Center of the City University of New York; MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Boston University; BA, English, Vassar College) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature. She has taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Japan, and EFL/ ESL at Boston University, Harvard University’s Summer School, Nassau Community College, and Adelphi University. She draws on a background in language acquisition in teaching literature and tailoring writing instruction. Learn More