Faculty Fellows

Alanna Beroiza

Alanna Beroiza is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Writing Program at Rutgers. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Rice University. Her work draws on film and media studies, gender and sexuality studies, and psychoanalysis to examine how visual and aural media construct models for gender and sex in twentieth- and twenty-first century medical and popular discourses. Her publications include, “How Pictures Make Bodies and Bodies Make Pictures: Gender as a Scopic System in Annie Leibovitz’s Photographs


Daniel De Silva

Daniel da Silva is Assistant Professor of Portuguese at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, with a Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey's Ironbound neighborhood, Silva's work centers queer performance and subjectivities in Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultures. He has published “Unbearable Fadistas: António Variações and Fado as Queer Praxis” (Journal of Lusophone Studies 2018), and “Black Mothers and Black Boats: Queer, Indigenous and


Evie Shockley

Professor Evie Shockley is the author of Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (U Iowa P, 2011) and six collections of poetry, most recently suddenly we (Wesleyan UP, 2023). Among her earlier books, the new black (Wesleyan UP, 2011) received the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; semiautomatic (Wesleyan UP, 2017) received the same award in 2018, and was also a finalist that year for the LA Times Book Review Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.



Nancy Rao

Nancy Yunhwa Rao is a Distinguished Professor of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She is a music theorist and historian specializing in the analysis of American ultra-modernist musical works, the transpacific history of American music, and contemporary composers of East Asian heritage. Previously, she taught at Oberlin College and has held visiting professorships at the Curtis Institute of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Princeton University, and Bard


Stacy Klein

Stacy S. Klein is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, where she teaches courses on early English literature, poetry, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of Ruling Women: Queenship and Gender in Anglo-Saxon Literature (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006), and is currently completing a monograph entitled The Militancy of Gender and the Making of Sexual Difference in Early English Literature, ca. 700-1100 AD. Klein has published numerous articles on Old English


Timothy Power

Timothy Power is an associate professor of Classics at Rutgers University. His research has focused largely on matters relating to the lyric poetry and drama of early Greece, in particular their music, performance, and social and religious contexts. His 2010 book, The Culture of Kitharôidia (Center for Hellenic Studies/HUP), is a study of the popular Greco-Roman musical genre of lyre-singing from the age of Homer through the reign of the emperor Nero. In more recent work, he has also examined the