Advisory Board

headshot of Dr. Fran├žoise  Ravaux-Kirkpatrick

Professor of French and Film Studies, Co-Director, Annual UR/VCU French Film Festival

Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator, Film Studies


Specialties:
  • Contemporary French literature and culture
  • French film
  • Semiotics
Contact:
(804) 289-8115
headshot of Dr. Sonja  Bertucci

Assistant Professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Film Studies)

Contact:
headshot of Dr. Kathrin M. Bower

Professor and Coordinator of German Studies

Interim Chair, LLC


Specialties:
  • East/West German Relations
  • German Cultural Studies
  • German Film
  • Holocaust Representation
  • Political Satire
  • Turkish German Comedy
Contact:
804-287-6060
headshot of Dr. Jessica Ka Yee  Chan

Associate Professor of Chinese Studies

Coordinator, Chinese Studies Program

Contact:
(804) 289-8096
headshot of Dr. Abigail  Cheever

Associate Professor of English


Specialties:
  • Post World War II American novels and films
  • Contemporary American literature and culture
  • Hollywood Film
Contact:
(804) 289-8297
headshot of Dr. Claudia  Ferman

Associate Professor of Latin American and Film Studies, Emerita


Specialties:
  • Twentieth/Twenty-First Centuries Latin American Literature and Film
  • Humanities Research with Digital Technology
  • Documentary film
  • Community film
  • Postcolonial/Decolonial theories
Contact:
(804) 289-8114
headshot of Dr. Peter  Lurie

Associate Professor of English

Contact:
(804) 289-8318
headshot of Dr. Monika  Siebert

Associate Professor of English


Specialties:
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Indigenous literature and film in North America
Contact:
(804) 289-8311
headshot of Ms. Maja E. White

Associate Professor of Theatre


Specialties:
  • Lighting
  • Sound
Contact:
(804) 484-1590