Core Faculty

Core faculty

The Administrative Offices of the English department, along with a portion of faculty offices, have moved to Lindley Hall. All mail to any faculty or staff in English should be sent to: Lindley Hall 215 / 150 S. Woodlawn Avenue / Bloomington, IN 47405.

Some members of the faculty will retain their offices in Ballantine Hall for the time being, while others have been relocated to offices in Lindley. For location information on a specific faculty office, refer to the information on the individual faculty member's page on this website.

Dana Anderson

Dana Anderson

Associate Professor, English

Director, Professional Writing Program

Research Interests
rhetorical theory, composition, and pedagogy; identity, agency, and rhetorics of human personhood; professional writing and visual rhetoric

Penelope Anderson

Penelope Anderson

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate, European Studies

Affiliate, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Renaissance Studies

John Arthos

John Arthos

Associate Professor, English

  • jarthos@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 476
Scot Barnett

Scot Barnett

Associate Professor, English

Director, Composition

  • scbarnet@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 230C
Mahasweta Baxipatra

Mahasweta Baxipatra

Lecturer, English

  • baxipatm@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 567

Research Interests
British Romanticism, Women's Writing, Genre Studies, Global Anglophone Literature, Composition

Bob Bledsoe

Bob Bledsoe

Senior Lecturer, English

Director of IU Writers' Conference

  • robledso@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 201 I
Purnima Bose

Purnima Bose

Associate Professor, English

Chair, International Studies

Associate Professor, International Studies

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Adjunct Professor, Cultural Studies

Adjunct Professor, History

Affiliated Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Study of Global Change

Judith C. Brown

Judith C. Brown

Associate Professor, English

Director of Undergraduate Studies, English

  • jcb@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 201F
Linda Charnes

Linda Charnes

Professor, English

Research Interests
Shakespeare and renaissance studies; Shakespeare and postmodernism, critical and cultural theories; feminist cultural studies; early modern transatlantic and restoration literatures; political philosophy and theories of democracy

Edward Comentale

Edward Comentale

Professor, English

Associate Vice Provost, Arts and Humanities

Director, IUB Arts and Humanities Council

  • ecomenta@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 457
Joe Connolly

Joe Connolly

Lecturer, English

  • joconnol@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 574
Jonathan Elmer

Jonathan Elmer

Professor, English

Director, College Arts and Humanities Institute

  • elmerj@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 462
Jennifer Fleissner

Jennifer Fleissner

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate Associate Professor, Gender Studies

  • jfleissn@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 460
Ross Gay

Ross Gay

Professor, English

  • rgay@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 560
Shannon Gayk

Shannon Gayk

Associate Professor, English

Director, Medieval Studies Institute

  • sgayk@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 230A
Rae Greiner

Rae Greiner

Associate Professor, English

Director of Graduate Studies, English

Editor, Victorian Studies

  • drgreine@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 205A
Paul Gutjahr

Paul Gutjahr

Ruth Halls Professor, English

Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities and Undergraduate Education

Vivian Nun Halloran

Vivian Nun Halloran

Professor, English

Professor, American Studies

Affiliate Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies

Affiliate Professor, Asian American Studies

Affiliate Professor, Human Biology

Affiliate Professor, Latino Studies

Affiliate Professor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Affiliate Professor, Spanish

Affiliate Professor, Portuguese

Research Interests
Caribbean and Caribbean American literature, postmodernism, food studies, memoir, world literature, comparative ethnic American literature

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Senior Lecturer, English

  • marharri@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 473
Scott Herring

Scott Herring

James H. Rudy Professor, English

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

( he / him / his )

  • tsherrin@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 201H
Owen Horton

Owen Horton

Lecturer, English

  • ohorton@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 570

Research Interests
Representations of masculinity

Christoph Irmscher

Christoph Irmscher

Director, Wells Scholars Program

Provost Professor, English

George F. Getz Jr. Professor, Wells Scholars Program

  • cirmsche@indiana.edu
  • 443-622-3277
  • Wells Scholars Program, Harlos House
Joshua Kates

Joshua Kates

Professor, English

  • jkates@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 474
Lara Kriegel

Lara Kriegel

Associate Professor, English

Director, Victorian Studies Program

Co-Editor, Victorian Studies

Associate Professor, History

Stephanie Li

Stephanie Li

Professor, English

Susan D. Gubar Chair, Literature

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • stephli@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 477
Karma Lochrie

Karma Lochrie

Provost Professor, English

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • klochrie@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 301H
Joey McMullen

Joey McMullen

Assistant Professor, English

  • jmcmull@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 466

Research Interests
Medieval literature and culture, Old English, Celtic (Irish and Welsh) languages and literatures, environmental humanities, history of the English language, young adult literature, digital humanities

Jesse Molesworth

Jesse Molesworth

Associate Professor, English

  • jmoleswo@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 456
Monique Morgan

Monique Morgan

Associate Professor, English

  • mormorga@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 451
Walton Muyumba

Walton Muyumba

Associate Professor, English

Director, Creative Writing

  • wmuyumba@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 201G
Michelle Pretorius

Michelle Pretorius

Visiting Assistant Professor, English

  • mpretor@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 569

  

Research Interests
Creative Writing, Crime, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Genre Fiction, Postcolonial and Transnational Literature

Miranda Rodak

Miranda Rodak

Clinical Assistant Professor

  • rodak@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 540

Research Interests
Digital and analog pedagogy, writing across the curriculum, organizational communication, rise of the British novel

Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Professor, English

Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

Professor, Jewish Studies

M. Glazer Chair, Jewish Studies

Affiliate, ISCA

  • rosenfel@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-2325
  • Global and International Studies Building 4006

Research Interests
Holocaust literature; post-Holocaust antisemitism; American Jewish literature; practical criticism; exile literature

Ranu Samantrai

Ranu Samantrai

Associate Professor, English

Research Interests
Affiliate Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Rebekah Sheldon

Rebekah Sheldon

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • rsheldon@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 230D
Nikki Skillman

Nikki Skillman

Associate Professor, English

  • nskillma@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 461
Cynthia Duquette Smith

Cynthia Duquette Smith

Senior Lecturer, English

Coordinator of P155 Public Oral Communication

Advance College Project Liaison for Speech

  • cds@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 449

Research Interests
Rhetorical criticism, rhetorics of architecture and place, rhetoric and public memory

Kathy O. Smith

Kathy O. Smith

Associate Professor, English

Coordinator, Composition

Director, Basic Writing & Special Programs

Director, Administrative & Instructional Affairs

Research Interests
Rhetorical criticism; history of rhetoric; logic and argumentation; early modern poetry and critical theory; basic writing

James B. Storey

James B. Storey

Lecturer

  • jbstorey@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 570

Research Interests
Composition, Fiction Writing, Sci-Fi, and Video Games

Robert E. Terrill

Robert E. Terrill

Professor, English

Director of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication

  • rterrill@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 467
Freya Thimsen

Freya Thimsen

Assistant Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • athimsen@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 230B

Research Interests
rhetoric of social movements; democratic theory; anti-corporate politics; communication and public advocacy

Alberto Varon

Alberto Varon

Associate Professor, English

Director, Latino Studies Program

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • avaron@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 459
Shane Vogel

Shane Vogel

Ruth N. Halls Professor, English

Associate Chair, English

  • shvogel@indiana.edu
  • Lindley Hall 201H
Stephen Watt

Stephen Watt

Provost Professor, English

Adjunct Professor, Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Kurt Zemlicka

Kurt Zemlicka

Lecturer, English

  • kzemlick@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 558