Visiting Scholars


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


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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Katherine Deutsch

Katherine Deutsch

Associate Scholar

Research Fields: Greek, Latin, German, and English; ancient philosophy; Classical reception studies; German philhellenism; aesthetics and rhetoric.

Education: Ph.D. Harvard University, Comparative Literature (May 2015), A.M. Harvard University, Comparative Literature (2008), MPhil Cambridge University, English Studies: Criticism and Culture (2006), B.A. Amherst College, Classics (Greek and Latin) (2004)

Dissertation title: Platonic Footnotes: Figures of Asymmetry in Ancient Greek Thought

Tony  D.  Qian

Tony D. Qian

Tutorial Board Member 2018-2019
Teaching Assistant in Comparative Literature
Associate Scholar

Research Fields: Law and literature; pre-modern Chinese poetry; Chinese crime and detective fiction; comparative legal history (China and the West); rhetoric; translation.

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Theo Theoharis

Theo Theoharis

Associate Scholar

Theo Theoharis graduated from Williams College in 1977, and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983. He has taught at UC Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and, since 1985, at the Harvard University Extension School. He is the author of Joyce's Ulysses: An Anatomy of the Soul (University of North Carolina Press, 1986), Ibsen's Drama: Right Action and Tragic Joy (Palgrave Macmillan, 1996), and Before Time Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy (Harcourt, 2001). He has lectured widely in Europe, Asia, and the United States.... Read more about Theo Theoharis


Delia Ungureanu

Assistant Director, Institute for World Literature
Assistant Professor, University of Bucharest
Associate Scholar

Dr. Delia Ungureanu is Assistant Director of Harvard’s Institute for World Literature and Assistant Professor of Literary Theory in the Department of Literary Studies at the University of Bucharest. She is the author of From Paris to Tlön: Surrealism as World Literature (forthcoming from Bloomsbury)... Read more about Delia Ungureanu