Department Administration

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: Spring 2022: TBD
Melissa Carden

Melissa Carden (she/her)

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
Verena Conley (they/them)

Verena Conley (they/them)

Director of Graduate Studies
Long Term Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages and Literature

Research Fields: Critical and Cultural Theory; Politics and Aesthetics; Ecology and Technology; Contemporary Fiction and Film.... Read more about Verena Conley (they/them)

Office: Dana-Palmer House 202
p: 617-496-9712
Office Hours: Spring 2022: Wed 1-3pm and by appointment
Isaure Mignotte (she/her)

Isaure Mignotte (she/her)

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/office supplies
- TF and TA appointments and payroll
- Events coordinator
- Webmaster (main website, intranet, and canvas pages support)
- Classrooms reservations
- Dana-Palmer building maintenance
- Departmental mail

Languages: English and French

Isaure is pronounced "eezOr"

Spring 2022 Office Hours: Mon - remotely: 9:00am-12:30pm; 1:30-5pm; T, W, Th - in person: 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-5pm, and Fridays - remotely: from 10am-1pm.
p: 617-495-4186
Sandra Naddaff (she/her)

Sandra Naddaff (she/her)

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Comparative Literature
Senior Lecturer 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 (she/her)

Room 209 - Dana-Palmer House
p: 617-495-5650
Office Hours: Spring 2022: Wed 3-4:30pm