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Stephen Sheehi
Sultan Qaboos Professor of Middle East Studies
Office: Washington Hall 236
Phone: (757) 221-2442
Email: [[spsheehi]]


Bickham Mendez, Jennifer
Professor of Sociology
Office: Boswell Hall 217
Email: [[jbmend]]
Phone: 757-221-2603
Research Areas: Immigration, Latino/a Studies, Border Studies, Citizenship and Belonging, Race/Class/Gender, Social Movements
Office Hours: Tuesday 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Wednesday 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (in person or via Zoom), and by appointment


Compan, Magali
Associate Professor of French & Francophone Studies
Office: Washington Hall 204
Phone: (757) 221-1721
Email: [[mxcomp]]

R. Benedito Ferrao

Ferrão, R. Benedito
Assistant Professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies
Office: Tucker Hall 117
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30-12:20 (Spring 2023)
Zoom Office Hours: {{}}
Email: [[rbferrao]]


Konefal, Betsy
Associate Professor, History, Center for Liberal Arts Fellow, History
Office: Blair 334
Email: [[bokone]]
Regional Areas of Research: Latin America and the Caribbean
Thematic Areas of Research: Native American/Indigenous Peoples, Race and Ethnicity, Social and Labor

Mariana Melo-Vega

Melo-Vega, Mariana
Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Office: Washington Hall 227
Phone: (757) 221-5511
Email: [[mmelovegadelap]]


Moretti-Langholtz, Danielle
Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the American Indian Resource Center
Email: [[dmoret]]
Phone: 757.221.1112


Ferrarese, Sergio
Associate Professor of Italian Studies
Office: Washington Hall 228
Phone: (757) 221-3648
Email: [[sferrarese]]


Osiapem, Iyabo
Senior Lecturer of Africana Studies and Linguistics
Office: Boswell Hall 101B
Phone: 757-221-3904
Email: [[ifosiapem]]

Claire Pamment

Pamment, Claire
Assistant Professor of World Theatre
Office: Boswell 320
Email: [[clpamment]]
Phone: 757-221-2670
Office Hours: Spring '23: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2-3 pm or by appointment


Prado, Fabrício
Associate Professor of History
Office: Blair 311
Email: [[fpprado]]
Regional Areas of Research: Atlantic World, Latin America and the Caribbean
Thematic Areas of Research: Borders and Borderlands, Comparative and Transnational, Economic History and Capitalism, Imperialism and Colonialism, Iberian Empires, Social and Labor

Prokhorov, Elena
Director of Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and Associate Professor of Russian Studies
Office: Washington Hall 232
Phone: (757) 221-2429
Email: [[evprok]]
Website: {{}}

Prokhorov, Sasha
Associate Professor of Russian
Email: [[axprok]]
Website: {{}}


Seger, Monica
Italian Studies Program Director and Associate Professor of Italian Studies
Office: Washington Hall 215
Phone: (757) 221-2437
Email: [[mjseger]]


Tandeciarz, Silvia
Chair of Modern Languages & Literatures, Professor of Hispanic Studies
Office: Ewell Hall 133
Phone: (757) 221-1522
Email: [[srtand]]
Vice-Dean SS & IS Email: [[vdean-ss]]
Webpage: {{}}


Varra, Rachel
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies and Linguistics
Office: Washington Hall 225
Phone: (757) 221-1591
Email: [[rvarra]]

Weiss, Brad
Professor of Anthropology
Office: Washington Hall 116
Phone: 757-221-1209
Email: [[blweis]]
Areas of specialization: Africa; The Anthropology of Food; The Body; Space, place, and locality; Urban transformation; Popular Culture; Socio-cultural theory; Theories of Value; Ritual and Religious Practice

Wright, Andrea
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Areas of Specialization: Cultural anthropology; anthro-history; energy infrastructure; labor; migration; security; kinship; India; Pakistan; the Arabian Sea; 20th century British Imperialism; postcolonial states; human rights
Email: [[w|agwright]]
Office: Washington Hall Room 120
Appointments and office hours may be booked online: {{}}