MemberRichard Schur

I teach courses in African American literature, American Popular Music, Law and Literature, Creative Nonfiction, Ethics, and Introduction to Literature. My research focuses mostly on post-Civil Rights era African American literature, popular music and the intersection between law and African American culture.

MemberErin D. Graff Zivin

Erin Graff Zivin’s research and teaching interests focus on constructions of Jewishness and marranismo in the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic, aesthetic representations of torture and interrogation, the relationship between ethics, politics and aesthetics (particularly in the context of Latin American literary and cultural studies), and the intersection of philosophy and critical theory more broadly. She is the author of “Figurative Inquisitions: Conversion, Torture and Truth in the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic” (Northwestern University Press, 2014) and “The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary” (Duke University Press, 2008), and the editor of “The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism: Reading Otherwise” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). In addition, Graff Zivin has published articles in Modern Language Notes (MLN), SubStance, CR: The New Centennial Review, Politica Comun: A Journal of Thought, the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Variaciones Borges, the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Chasqui, the Journal of Jewish Identities and Modern Jewish Studies.

MemberDaniel Ares Lopez

Eco-criticism, Animal Studies, Human/Non-human relations, Spanish Cultural Studies, Portuguese Cultural Studies, Post-humanism, Feminist Ethics, Iberian Rural Anthropology, 20th Century Spanish Literature, Galician Literature, 21th Century Spanish Literature, Spanish film, Portuguese Film, Latin American Literature, Education and literature

MemberHaiyan Lee

Haiyan Lee is a professor of Chinese and comparative literature at Stanford University. She is the author of Revolution of the Heart: A Genealogy of Love in China, 1900-1950 (Stanford University Press, 2007), winner of the 2009 Joseph Levenson Prize (post-1900 China) from the Association for Asian Studies, and The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination (Stanford University Press, 2014). In 2015-16, she was a Frederick Burkhardt Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences where she began research on a new project on Chinese visions of justice at the intersection of narrative, law, and ethics.

MemberEric Detweiler

I’m Eric Detweiler, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Composition in Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of English. I recently earned a PhD in English with a specialization in rhetoric and writing from The University of Texas at Austin. My primary research project focuses on the intersections of rhetoric and writing pedagogy, classical and contemporary rhetorical theory, and rhetorical ethics. In addition, I teach and study digital rhetoric and multimodal composition, especially as they relate to sound studies and sonic rhetorics.

MemberSteven Schroeder

…Ph.D. · University of Chicago · Ethics & Society · 1982
M.A. · University of Chicago · Divinity · 1976
B.A. · Valparaiso University · Psychology · 1974…
… Cooperation: A Study of F.D. Maurice. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 1999.
Virginia Woolf’s Subject and the Subject of Ethics: Notes Toward a Poetics of Persons. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996.
A Community and a Perspective: Luthe…

One strand of my research addresses the paradox with which Luther begins “The Freedom of a Christian”: perfectly free, perfectly bound. This has led me to examine ethical and political dimensions of freedom and work — and, less directly, to “presence” and “place.” A second strand of research attends closely to the work of poetry (and the work of art more generally). A third strand grows out of a fascination with the central place of fragments in the invention of “the West,” which, it seems to me, has often taken the form of putting fragments in their place and filling in gaps. I am interested in minding the gaps.

MemberTina-Marie Ranalli

My research interests lie in two related areas.  I work on French and comparative medieval literature and manuscripts (German, Italian, English, Latin).  My research takes a historical approach to literature and focuses on power relations, transgression, sex, violence, the body, intersectionality, and marginalized populations.  These research interests, combined with my knowledge of technology, also relate to my work on ethical, equitable, accessible technology in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) within computer science.  Further I am interested in Hindi and Tamil languages and cultures and digital humanities. I work as a consultant in addition to my teaching experience.

MemberKatherine Hummel

…“Strange Kinship Matters: Cultivating an Ecofeminist Ethics of Place in
Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary
Studies in Literature and Environment. 2019, doi: 10.1093/isle/isz009

I am a Ph.D. candidate in English Language and Literature and a certificate student in the Science, Technology, and Society program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My research interests include postcolonial studies, the environmental humanities, critical infrastructure studies, and environmental ethics. My dissertation, Ecologies of Infrastructure in Contemporary Postcolonial Literatures, seeks to incorporate the recent “infrastructural turn” from the social sciences into literary studies by examining infrastructure as an object that links together the historical spatial logics of colonial regimes with contemporary environmental issues, including resource scarcity, extractive industries, and nuclear proliferation. My project takes a comparative approach to West African and South Asian Anglophone novels published after 1989, and argues that a more robust attention to genre can help literary studies of infrastructure move beyond questions of representation. At Michigan, I teach introductory courses on writing, literature, and the environmental humanities.