English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. The department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.


Cabusao, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao

Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao received a BA in English and Cross-Cultural Ethnic Studies from Oberlin College, an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and a PhD in English from the University of Michigan. In his teaching and research, he focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to culture, society, and social change.

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Coughlin, Maura

Maura Coughlin

When Maura Coughlin joined Bryant in 2007, she came with impressive academic credentials, a portfolio of accomplishments in art and art history, teaching experience at a number of prestigious institutions of higher education, and valuable contacts in the artists’ communities of Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod.

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Day, Amber

Amber Day

Amber Day is the author of Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate. She has articles in Social Research, Popular Communication, The International Journal of Communication, The Electronic Journal of Communication, Communicazione Politica, and the anthology Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post Network Era.

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Dean, Janet

Janet Dean

Janet Dean writes and teaches about American literature, Native American literature, and literature of social and political protest. She is the author of Unconventional Politics: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and U.S. Indian Policy (2016), as well as essays, chapters, and reviews in a number of journals and collections. She holds M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D.

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Cileine Izabel deLourenco

Professor of Latin American Studies in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, specialized in Latin American literature and cultural studies. I have experience developing and teaching a variety of courses, ranging from all level of Spanish and Portuguese Language to Latinx Studies, Latin American Women Writers.

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William Graves III

I have conducted ethnographic research in American Indian communities, in American institutions undergoing rapid technological, and in post-soviet Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and China. I have published widely in American and international academic journals and books. My current research focuses on language, identity and globalization in post-soviet countries.

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Theresa A. Hasseler

Terri A. Hasseler has a B.A. in political science and English from St. Norbert University, an M.A. in British and American Literature from Marquette University, and a Ph.D. in Victorian literature, post-colonial literature and theory, and feminist theory from the University of Washington.

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Horan, Jennifer

Jennifer Horan

Jennifer Horan has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of New York and the Sorbonne-Paris IV. Her teaching and research are interdisciplinary, drawing upon literary, philosophical, historical, environmental and other contexts. Prior to coming to Bryant, she taught at universities in France, New York City and at Salve Regina.

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Jablow, Steven

Steven Jablow

Rabbi Steven Jablow is a university lecturer, Jewish chaplain and Hillel director on campus. He earned his rabbinic ordination and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies from the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. He actively serves the university community in academic, social.

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Kuhlman, Martha

Martha Kuhlman

Martha Kuhlman received her PhD in Comparative Literature from NYU. She edited The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing is a Way of Thinking(2010), published by the University Press of Mississippi, and has contributed chapters to a number of books on graphic novels, including Drawing From the Classics: Essays on Graphic Adaptations of Literary Works.

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Null, Matthew

Matthew Neill Null

Matthew Neill Null is author of the novel HONEY FROM THE LION and the story collection ALLEGHENY FRONT. A writer from West Virginia, he is the recipient of the O. Henry Award, the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, a Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, and, from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship in Literature.

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Perullo, Alex

Alex Perullo

Alex Perullo is currently Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Bryant University in Rhode Island (USA) and a Visiting Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003 and, over the past decade, has worked on community arts initiatives in the United States and in East Africa.

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Roach, Thomas

Thomas John Roach

I came to Bryant in 2006 after receiving my PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota. My first book, Friendship as a Way of Life: Foucault, AIDS, and the Politics of Shared Estrangement, was published by SUNY Press in 2012. My second book, Screen Love: Queer Intimacies in the Age of Social Media.

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Walden, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Walden

Professor, English and Cultural Studies, B.A. Hamline University; M.A. University of Virginia; Ph.D. University of Minnesota

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Zaretti, Joan

Joan Zaretti

Joan Zaretti received her Doctorate and Master of Arts in ethnomusicology from Indiana University, Bloomington and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since 2006, she has taught courses in world music, anthropology and humanities at Bryant University, served as a faculty mentor in the IDEA program.

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