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Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages

Students Find ‘Sanctuaries’ of Cultural Experience, Learning through Spanish-language Global Studies Class

Drexel Students Find ‘Sanctuaries’ of Cultural Experience, Learning through Spanish-language Global Studies Class

Experts in world affairs, culture and language

Faculty in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages hold expertise in world affairs, culture, and language — including many diverse subject areas across academic disciplines. These dedicated scholars mentor and motivate students to gain an international perspective and learn to think in-depth about how the U.S. and other countries fit within broad, worldwide systems.

Faculty Member

Departments & Centers

Research & Scholarship


Coordinator of the Certificate in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals; Assistant Teaching Professor
101 N. 33rd. Street, 3rd. Floor (Room 320)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

mb4238@drexel.edu
215.895.0971
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests Language Pedagogy; Second Language Acquisition; Spanish for Specific Purposes; Spanish for Healthcare Professionals; Colonial Latin American Literature; Early Modern Literature

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish
Academic Building
octavio.borges-delgado@drexel.edu
215.895.6350
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Hispanic Caribbean literature and cultures, Latino/a studies, migration studies, Latin American diaspora, Critical race theory, Gender and sexuality in a global context


Interim Department Head, Global Studies and Modern Languages; Associate Professor of Education
Academic Building, 312
Rebecca.A.Clothey@drexel.edu
215.895.5931
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Comparative and international education; Immigration and education; Non-formal schooling; Language and identity


Adjunct Instructor of French; Adjunct Representitive to Faculty Senate
Academic Building, Room 315
kad46@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Language education; translation; Czech; universal design for teaching


Assistant Teaching Professor
Academic Building, 320
sd3366@drexel.edu
215.895.6350
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Early modern cultural production; ecology and representation; history and sociology of science; historical bibliography; politics and poetics of translation


Associate Teaching Professor of French; Director of Modern Languages; Contact for Arabic Study Abroad Course Approvals; Contact for French Study Abroad Course Approvals
Academic Building, 321
bad24@drexel.edu
215.895.6281
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Language acquisition pedagogy, teaching writing, seventeenth and eighteenth century French literature, women writers, translation.


Director, Religious Studies Program; Founding Director, Center of Academic Excellence; Associate Professor Emerita
Academic Building, 313
hornumbg@drexel.edu
215.895.4904
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Comparative gerontology, planned communities, continuing care communities, retirement, faculty development


Assistant Teaching Professor; Contact for Korean Study Abroad Course Approvals
Academic Building, 308
sjo35@drexel.edu
215.895.6399
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests Teaching Korean as a foreign language; Second Language Acquisition; Community Based Learning

Affiliated
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Education
One Drexel Plaza, Room 146
kek72@drexel.edu
215.895.2381
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Politics of knowledge, Gender and education, Women and educational leadership, Feminist pedagogies, Gender mainstreaming, Transnational feminisms, Intersectionality, Training and adult education, Gender policy, Race/class/gender/sexuality, Vietnam and Southeast Asia


Assistant Teaching Professor, Global Studies and Modern Languages
Academic Building, 320
pk595@drexel.edu
215.895.6350
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Africana Studies
Research & Teaching Interests

Postcolonial Francophone African Literature, Human Rights Critical Theories, Childhood Studies, Oral Literature


Instructor; Contact for Japanese Study Abroad Course Approvals
Academic Building, 315
hiromi.koyama@drexel.edu
215.895.6368
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Affiliated
Associate Professor, School of Economics, LeBow College of Business
GHall 1018
claincz@drexel.edu
215.895.2503
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Economic development, technological change, growth, industrial organization, macroeconomics and monetary economics


Associate Professor; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
Academic Building, 317
bal47@drexel.edu
215.571.3660
Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Visual anthropology; photography; social media; global media; digital culture; urban culture; Southeast Asia


Adjunct Professor, Contact for Italian Study Abroad Course Approvals
Academic Building, 3rd Floor
nm688@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Instructor; Coordinator of Spanish 200-level and Spanish Tutors
Academic Building, 315A
cdm323@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy; The life and music of Brazilian composer, Francisca “Chiquinha” Gonzaga; Theater in Spanish and Portuguese; Hispanic and Brazilian Film; Latin American and Iberian Music


Adjunct Instructor
Academic Building, 3rd Floor
im66@drexel.edu
215.895.5931
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Jewish Studies
Research & Teaching Interests Hebrew-language instruction

Assistant Teaching Professor of Japanese; Contact for Japanese Study Abroad Course Approvals
Academic Building, 315
nnm43@drexel.edu
215.895.2894
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests Japanese Linguistics with an emphasis on pedagogy and topics concerning second language acquisition and teaching

Assistant Professor; Director, Middle East and North Africa Studies (MENA)
Academic Building, 318
nada.matta@drexel.edu
215.895.3787
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
  • Department of Sociology
Research & Teaching Interests Political Economy, Capitalism, Social Movements, Middle East Studies, Gender Studies, Labor Studies, Revolutions

Associate Professor of Spanish; Contact for Spanish Study Abroad Course Approvals
Academic Building, 316
mm349@drexel.edu
215.895.2171
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Language variation in Spanish, the relationship between language variation and mobility (social and geographical) among the Mexican communities in Mexico and the United States, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, theater, baroque and contemporary literature.


Assistant Teaching Professor
Academic Building, 315
am4394@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

The intersection between religion and law, gender politics, constitutional transition, and language education


Professor of Spanish and Global Studies; Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Academic Building, room 304
101 N. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
rogelio.minana@drexel.edu
215.571.3194
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes; youth and community organizations; digital storytelling; civic and global engagement


Professor Emerita


Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Explores the politics of national identity, sovereignty, citizenship and gender with a special focus on Southeastern Europe. Her recent work looks at violence, borders, and space and promotes the notion of soft-borders, transnational citizenship, and relational sovereignty.


Professor

jeo25@drexel.edu
215.895.6794
Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

International organizations, international finance, development, human rights


Assistant Teaching Professor; Contact for Chinese Study Abroad Course Approvals
Academic Building, 315
Ni.Ou@drexel.edu
215.895.6147
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests Teaching Chinese as a foreign language; Chinese study abroad

Teaching Professor of German; Contact for German Study Abroad Course Approvals
Academic Building, 3rd Floor, Room 322
schlichs@drexel.edu
215.895.2443
Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

International business communication (Germany and the U.S.), public health policy and languages, German post-war history through film and literature, development of writing assessment tools for German minor.

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