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Unparalleled research projects led by faculty

Our world-renowned faculty members in the School of International Letters and Cultures solve prominent issues facing communities worldwide through research. From exploring the meaning of butterflies in Chinese and Korean culture to addressing the effect of interpersonal violence in Latin America, our faculty-led research projects have unprecedented value for cultures and communities across the globe.

Assoc Professor, Chinese
Xiaoqiao Ling
Assoc Professor, Chinese

Her main field of interest is late imperial Chinese literature with a focus on performance texts and vernacular fiction. Her first book explores traumatic memories and their transmission across generations during the Manchu conquest of China in the seventeenth century. She is currently working on a second book-length project on the various... more

Francoise Mirguet
Assoc Professor, Ancient Hebrew and the History of Emotions


  • Emotions
  • Compassion and other emotional responses to others' pain
  • History of the self
  • Body and embodiment
  • Gender and its history 
  • Space
  • Pseudepigraphy 
  • Authorship


Literary Corpuses: ... more

Young Oh
Assoc Professor, Chinese

Sino-Korean cultural connection, history of books and print culture in Korea and East Asia, Chinese linguistics, history of Chinese, and history of Korean.

Jesus Rosales
Assoc Professor, Spanish

Professor Rosales' research focuses on Chicano literature and culture with an emphasis on Chicano literary history and Chicano narrative written in Spanish. He also studies the impact that Mexican popular culture has on Chicano literature and Mexico on the Chicano imaginary; these themes will be the focus of future book projects. A project... more

Peter Suwarno
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assoc Professor, Indonesian
Robert Tuck
Associate Professor, Modern Japanese Literature
Ebru Turker
Assoc. Professor, Korean
Juliann Vitullo
Assoc Professor, Italian
Associate Professor, Chinese


Global Intersections Blog

the SILC Instructional and Research Technology Committee has created a central hub of research and points-of-interest stories surrounding the language and cultures in the School of International Letters and Cultures.  This is a constant work in progress-- there is something new to look at every time.  These entries come from the perspective of faculty, graduate students, lecturers, and instructors. If you are interested in intensive courses, faculty research, or the role of technology in learning languages, give the link a quick click