Daniel  Aguirre Oteiza

Daniel Aguirre Oteiza

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
Director of Graduate Studies
A. B., Universidad de Salamanca; Diploma of Higher Studies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: Modern Spanish Peninsular Literature; Spanish Civil War, Exile, Historical Memory; Modern Peninsular and Latin...

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Boylston Hall 321
p: (617) 495-5478
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment
Janet  Beizer

Janet Beizer

On Leave Fall 2022
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French)
C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France


Academic Degrees: B.A. in French, summa cum laude, Cornell University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph. D. in French with Secondary Field in...

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Boylston Hall 517
p: (617) 495-5823
Office Hours: (On Leave Fall 2022)
Josiah Blackmore

Josiah Blackmore

Chair of the Department
Nancy Clark Smith Professor of the Language and Literature of Portugal
Undergraduate Advisor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Research Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Portuguese Literature and Culture; Camões; the Maritime Humanities; Lusophone Imperial/Colonial Studies;...

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Boylston Hall 322
p: (617) 495-1931
Office Hours: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm, Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm, and by appointment

Claire-Marie Brisson

Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures (French)

Academic Degrees: Ph.D. in French (Cultural History), University of Virginia; M.A. in French (Cultural History), Wayne State University; B.A in French Studies and Secondary Education, Minors in German and Political Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn.... Read more about Claire-Marie Brisson

Boylston Hall 507
p: (617) 495-1813
Office Hours: Contact faculty for office hours
Bailey Buchanan

Bailey Buchanan

Interim Spanish Preceptor
Research Interests: second language acquisition, bi/multilingualism, educational linguistics, dual language education, and academic language development
Boylston Hall 416
p: (617) 495-8476
Office Hours: Contact faculty for office hours
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Isaac Canton


Research Interests: Colonial and Modern Latin American Literature; Theory of Poetry; Literary Magazines; Art History; Material Culture; Sound and Urban Studies.

Melissa Carden

Department Administrator

Staff management, payroll & budgets, faculty affairs actions, planning, and space management

428 Boylston
p: 617-496-2338

Bruno Carvalho

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies
Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative
Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design

Bruno Carvalho works on cities as lived and imagined spaces. Often, he investigates... Read more about Bruno Carvalho

518 Boylston Hall
p: (617) 496-3826
Office Hours: Contact faculty for office hours