Modern Languages Faculty

Karina Walker, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
Areas of expertise: Spanish peninsular literature: baroque, twentieth, and twenty-first-century narrative, poetry, and film. Spanish cultural studies, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, translation and interpretation.
Karina Walker is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of the Women’s & Gender Studies minor at Hartwick College. Her research interests include baroque, twentieth, and twenty-first-century Spanish women writers, as well as the baroque aesthetic in contemporary Spanish narrative, poetry, and film. Her focus revolves around the construction of identity, and its expression in contemporary Spanish cultural production. Her teaching centers on weaving student strengths and passions into their experiences within the Spanish and Women’s & Gender Studies Programs. She enjoys working closely with students to develop meaningful courses of study that are both intellectually challenging and have practical application for their future goals.  

Mark Wolff, Professor of French and Modern Languages Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of expertise: Nineteenth-Century French novel, Oulipo, digital humanities.
Mark Wolff is Associate Professor of French, Coordinator of Global Studies, and Chair of Modern Languages at Hartwick College. His research interests include nineteenth-century popular literature, the twentieth- and twenty-first-century group of writers known as the Oulipo, and computational methods in the digital humanities. His teaching focuses on finding ways to help students discover themselves in French so that they can develop the necessary linguistic and cultural competency to engage the world. He enjoys working with students seeking to combine French or Global Studies with other academic programs to design a unique and personal interdisciplinary experience.

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