David Damrosch (he/him)

David Damrosch (he/him)

Chair, Department of Comparative Literature
Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature
Director, Institute for World Literature

Research Fields: Theory and methods of comparative literature and world literary studies; Bible and ancient Near Eastern literatures; modern European and global Anglophone literatures. Current research projects include a book on the discipline of Comparative Literature, and a book on the role of global scripts in the formation of national literatures.... Read more about David Damrosch (he/him)

Office: Dana-Palmer House 201
p: 617-496-7031
Office Hours: By appointment

Lindsey Aakre

Associate Scholar

Research Fields: Comparative poetics, Classical Chinese poetry, early modern lyric consciousness, folk and fairy tales, "World Literature" and the humanities. My dissertation is on eleventh-century Chinese poets and the practice of poetic modeling.... Read more about Lindsey Aakre

Manuel Azuaje Alamo

Manuel Azuaje Alamo

Graduate Student

Research Fields: Classical and Modern Japanese Literature, Hispano American Literature (Castilian and Lusophone), Translation Theory, Chinese and Korean modern literature and languages.


Rita Banerjee

Associate Scholar

Research Fields: Comparative modernisms, comparative Marxisms, modern South Asian literature and intellectual history, multilingualism, translation and performance, speculative fiction and genre literature, feminism in world literature, race and class, avant-garde and art house film, deconstructions of postcolonial canons, lyric essay and narrative as provocation.

Email: banerjee[at]

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Francesca Bellei

Graduate Student
Research Fields: Ancient Greek, Latin, Italian and Anglophone literatures; Mediterranean studies; cultural studies; multilingual literature; identity and nationhood; migration and diaspora studies; kinship studies; sociolinguistics; postcolonial theory; Marxism; feminism; queer and gender studies; contemporary fiction and creative writing.
Homi Bhabha

Homi K. Bhabha (he/him)

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities
Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost

Research Fields: Bhabha is the author of numerous works exploring colonial and postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, and cosmopolitanism, among other themes.... Read more about Homi K. Bhabha (he/him)

Office: Wadsworth House 134
p: 617-495-0739
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 pm; Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm by appointment. Please contact Balraj Gill at to make an appointment.

Sebastian Brass

Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow 2020-2021
Graduate Student in Germanic Languages and Literatures

Research Fields: German, Swiss, and Austrian literatures (and philosophy) of the 18th – 20th centuries, especially romanticism, realism, classical modernity, and Gruppe 47; American and German postmodern fiction; novels of formation/institution (Bildungsroman/Institutionenroman); history and theory of autobiography and autofiction (German, French, American); epistemic and literary case narratives; media theory and media aesthetics of reading/writing scenes; theories of fiction and imagination; narratology.... Read more about Sebastian Brass