Department Administration

Luis  Manuel Girón-Negrón

Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón

Chair, Department of Comparative Literature
Professor of Comparative Literature and of Romance Languages and Literatures

Research Fields: Spanish Literature (Medieval and Golden Age); Arabic and Hebrew Literatures (Middle Ages); History of Religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages); Historical Linguistics; Comparative Literature.... Read more about Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón

Office: Dana-Palmer House 104
16 Quincy Street
p: 617-495-2567
Melissa Carden

Melissa Carden

Department Administrator
Responsibilities include:
-Graduate program administration
-Budget and payroll
-Faculty affairs
-Curricular planning and course catalog
-Overall management of administrative, financial, and staff operations
p: 617-495-2543
Odile  Harter

Odile Harter

Research Librarian, Harvard College Library
Library Liaison to the Department of Comparative Literature
Subject Areas: English, Comparative Literature, Romance Languages and Literature (French and Italian), General Education.
Office: Widener Library, Room 220
p: 617-496-8028
Jasmine Hu

Jasmine Hu

Graduate Student
Department Teaching Fellow 2017-2018
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow 2018-2019

Research Fields: Lyric poetry, premodern Chinese literature, poetry and poetics, gender theory, queer theory, affect theory, performance and performativity, philosophies of mind and cognition.

... Read more about Jasmine Hu

Isaure Mignotte

Isaure Mignotte

Department Coordinator
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Responsibilities include:
- Undergraduate program administration
- Graduate students chapter/prospectus/orals meetings and New Admits Day scheduling
- Financial transactions processing: reimbursements/invoices/honoraria
- Students employement and TF appointments
- Events coordinator
- Visiting Scholar applications
- Associate Scholar appointments
- Webmaster
- Classrooms reservations
- Dana-Palmer building maintenance

Languages: English and French

Room 106 - Dana-Palmer House, 16 Quincy Street
Office Hours: M-F 9-5
p: 617-495-4186
Sandra Naddaff

Sandra Naddaff

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Comparative Literature
Dean, Harvard Summer School

Research Fields: English, French, Arabic Narrative; 1001 Nights; Translation; Literature and Music; Arab-American Ethnic Identity; Cross-Cultural Literary Relations between the Arab Middle East and western Europe.... Read more about Sandra Naddaff

Room 209 - Dana-Palmer House
Office Hours by appointment:
p: 617-495-5650
Office Hours: Please call (617-495-4186) or email our Program Coordinator ( if you wish to sign up for an appointment during Office Hours.