Faculty & Staff

The Bucknell community mourns the loss of our beloved colleague and friend Carmen Gillespie, who passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, August 30. At Bucknell, Carmen was a professor of English and founder and director of theĀ Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives and Cultures.

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Department Chairs and Academic Assistants

All Faculty and Staff

Chris Camuto

Associate Professor of English
Director of Creative Writing; Specialization: nonfiction with a focus on nature, the environment, science, travel, history and culture
Jeremy Chow

Jeremy Chow

Assistant Professor of English
Specialization: 18th century literature & culture, gender, queer, & sexuality studies, environmental humanities, animal & plant studies, the blue humanities
Rafe Dalleo

Rafe Dalleo

Professor of English
Director of Film/Media Studies, Affiliated Faculty in Latin American Studies; Specialization: world literature, Caribbean studies, postcolonial theory
Mai-Linh Hong

Mai-Linh Hong

Assistant Professor of English
Specialization: American literature (20th & 21st c.), Asian American literature, critical race and ethnic studies, critical refugee studies, law and humanities, contemporary poetry
Elena Machado

Elena Machado

Professor of English
Affiliated Faculty in Latin American Studies; Specialization: contemporary American, US Latinx, and Caribbean diaspora literatures
Portrait of Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta

Associate Professor of English
Specialization: art and craft of short fiction and of the novel, with emphasis on multicultural literature written in English, including contemporary literature of the African diaspora, African realism vs Afrofuturism, and contemporary LGBTQ literature
Meenakshi Ponnuswami

Meenakshi Ponnuswami

Associate Professor of English
Specialization: black British and British Asian theatre; theatre of the Black Arts Movement; modern drama; theatre of the Civil Rights era; ethnic comedy; masculinity in American theatre

Chet'la Sebree

Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary Arts
Specialization: poetry writing with a particular attention to the line and formal experimentation; Creative Writing, poetry, contemporary poetry, slavery and early American history, women, gender, and sexuality studies, Black womanhood
Alf Siewers

Alf Siewers

Associate Professor of English
Affiliated Faculty in Environmental Studies & Sciences; Specialization: early literature, Christian literature, nature literature, literary resistance to totalitarianism, public writing and media, the novel

G.C. Waldrep

Professor of English; Editor of West Branch
Specialization: Creative Writing; poetry; creative nonfiction (lyric essay); modernism and postmodernism; Dada and surrealism; ecopoetics; ekphrastic poetics; religion and poetry

Emeriti Faculty

English

Location

121 Vaughan Literature Building