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Contact the Department of Global Studies & Modern Languages

The main office of the Department of Global Studies & Modern Languages is located in MacAlister Hall. Contact information for department leadership and administration can be found below. For faculty office locations, please view the directory.

Main Office

Academic Building
101 N. 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215.895.1208
Fax: 215.895.6381

Department Leadership

Rogelio Miñana, PhD
Department Head; Professor of Spanish
Phone: 215.571.3194 | Office: Academic 310

Rebecca Clothey

Rebecca Clothey, PhD
Director of Global Studies Major and Asian Studies Program, Associate Professor
Phone: 215.895.5931 | Office: Academic 312

Alexander Friedlander, PhD

Alexander Friedlander, PhD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences; Interim Co-Director, Jewish Studies Program; Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communication
Phone: 215.895.2602 | Office: MacAlister 4020

Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes
Associate Director of Advising and Student Success, College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Director and Academic Adviser, Global Studies & Modern Languages
Phone: 215.895.1208 | Office: Academic 311

Brent Luvaas

Brent Luvaas, PhD
Director of the Minor Program in Anthropology, Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
Phone: 215.571.3660 | Office: Academic 317

Nada Matta, PhD

Nada Matta, PhD
Director, Middle East and North Africa Studies Program; Assistant Professor
Phone: 215.895.3787 | Office: Academic Building, 318

Language Contacts (study abroad course approvals, placement, general questions)


Jessica Kratzer

Jessica Kratzer
Department Administrator
Phone: 215.895.1863 | Office: Academic 315A

Jackie Rios

Jacqueline Rios
Communication and Events Coordinator
Phone: 215.895.6910 | Office: Academic 322

Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!