Staff

Adjunct Faculty
Call 860-465-5023 to leave message for part-time appointments.
Kin S. Chan, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Spanish
(860) 465-5328
email
Office Hours: Spring 2019
MTWThF
1:00PM-3:0010:00AM-11:30
10:00AM-11:30
Michèle Bacholle, Ph.D.
Professor of French
French
(860) 465-4572
email
My Website
Office Hours: Spring 2019
MTWThF
11:30 am -12:00 pm
1:00-2:00 pm
& by appt.
1-3 pm
& by appt.
11:30 am -12:00 pm
1:00-2:00 pm
& by appt.
Luna Nájera, Ph.D. Cornell University
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Eastern Hall 19
(860) 465-3709
email
About Me: I was born in Guatemala. When I was about two years old, a major earthquake in Guatemala left my family and me homeless. My family fled the violence of the Guatemala Civil War when I was five, seeking refuge in the United States. We were among thousands of Central Americans whose lives were directly affected by U.S. foreign policy and the complicity of some of Guatemala’s leaders.

I grew up in East Los Angeles, California, quickly learning English and adapting to L.A.’s diverse culture. I attended school in the inner city, dropping out of high school for a brief period of time. I did complete my high school education, despite many obstacles, including temporary homelessness.

Against all odds, I obtained my high school diploma and gained acceptance to a liberal arts college in New England that provided additional academic support to its students. I then transferred to Hampshire College, in Amherst Massachusetts, graduating with a B.A. in 1998. My academic success at Hampshire led me to pursue graduate studies. I earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Cornell University, with minors in Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature.

For more information on my research visit my website. A portfolio of my accomplishments so far at Eastern can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Office hours for Spring 2019
MTWThF
11:55 am - 12:55 pm
1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
11:55 am - 12:55 pm
1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
11:55 am - 12:55 pm
1:55-2:55 pm
Nancy Armstrong, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Spanish
email
Mizuho Aussicker
Adjunct Professor of Japanese
email

Yan Angela Chen
Adjunct Professor of Chinese
email
Farida Dahmani
Adjunct Professor of French
email
Mary Gallucci
Adjunct Professor of Italian
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Robert Jendrewski
Adjunct Professor of Spanish
email
Xing Ma
Adjunct Professor of Chinese Culture
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Akram Erik-Soussi
Adjunct Professor of Arabic
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Jaya Vijayasekar
Adjunct Professor of Methods in Education
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