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Michael O'RileyMichael O'Riley

Associate Professor, French and Italian

On Sabbatical Spring 2015


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Office: Armstrong Hall, #322
Tel: (719) 389-6625

Office Hours: Monday 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ibrahima WadeIbrahima Wade

Associate Professor, French

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Office: office
Tel: (719) 389-0000

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Alistaire TallentAlistaire Tallent

Associate Professor, French
Department Chair 

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Office: Armstrong Hall, #317
Tel: (719) 389-6623

Office Hours: Monday & Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Nene DiopNene Diop

Visiting Lecturer, French

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Office: Armstrong Hall, #329
Tel: (719) 389-6902
Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 - 3:30

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Andrea RighiAndrea Righi

Assistant Professor, Italian

On Sabbatical Fall 2014

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Office: Armstrong Hall, #314
Tel: (719) 389-6032
Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 - 4:00 or by appointment



Kobi Chumash

Kobi Chumash


Visiting Lecturer, Hebrew

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Office: Armstrong Hall
Tel: (719) 389-6837

Office Hours:  Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (updstairs Worner) 





Moctar Sakho

Visiting Lecturer, Arabic

Office:  Armstrong Hall 241A
Phone:  (719) 389-7779

Research Interests:
Teaching, Research , Project Development in the fields of African Studies, Islamic Studies, Francophone Literatures, Fulaani language & cultures; Arabic & French languages;International Development focusing on Post-conflict Governance, Communication and Human Development.
2011 to present: ABD in French, Washington University in St.louis, MO
2010: Master in Political Science/International relations track, Suffolk University, Boston, MO.
1999: Master in French, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
1993: D.E.A en literature Comparee option Francophonie( Master in African Studies) at Paris IV-Sorbonne University, Paris, France.
1990: Bachelor in Modern Languages( French/Arabic), Abdel Malek Es Saadi University, Tetouan, Morocco
1987: Associate Degree in Modern Languages( French/Arabic)
Arabic Standard
Hassanya( Mauritanian Arabic Dialect)
Daarija( Moroccan Arabic Dialect)
Hiking, soccer and reading

Amanda Minervini

Visiting Assistant Professor, Italian
 Armstrong Hall 360
Phone:  719-389-6724

Office Hours:
  teaching blocks:  Monday - Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment; non-teaching blocks by appointment


Amanda Minervini holds a PhD in Italian Studies from Brown University (2013), and a MA inAmanda Minervini Comparative Literature from UMass Amherst (2007) with a focus on Italian, Anglo-American and French literature. In Italy, she earned a honors B.A. in literature and philosophy at Universita' di Bari (2002).

Research Interests:

Religion and politics, documentary, Holocaust representations, political theory.


Uccidete la Democrazia! (2009) e Girlfriend in a Coma (2012): Il Nuovo Documentario Politico sull’ Italia” in William Hope, Luciana D'Arcangeli, and Silvana Serra, Un Nuovo Cinema Politico Italiano? Vol.2, (forthcoming)

“Saint Francis of Assisi: An Artist Saint, A Saint for Artists” in: Hans Haacke, Once Upon a Time, London: Black Dog, 2013

“A Note on the Thought of Roberto Esposito,” Diacritics, 39:2 (Summer 2009), 95-97

“Fate Finta che sia una Finzione: TV e Scrittori Americani contemporanei,” Incroci 11 (July‑December 2004), 73-92


Carlo Galli, Janus’s Gaze: Essays on Carl Schmitt (with Adam Sitze, English translation of Lo sguardo di Giano. Saggi su Carl Schmitt, Il Mulino, 2008), Duke University Press and Verso Books (forthcoming 2014)

Giorgio Agamben Nymphs, (English translation of Ninfe, Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2007), Univ. of Chicago Press, 2013; and “Nymphs” in: Releasing the Image: From Literature to New Media, Jacques Khalip and Robert Mitchell, eds., Stanford University Press, 2011, 60-81

Wendy Brown, Politica fuori dalla storia, (Italian translation of Politics Out of History, Princeton University Press, 2001), Laterza, 2012

Carlo Galli, “Hamlet: Representation and the Concrete” (with Adam Sitze, English translation of the introduction to Carl Schmitt’s Amleto o Ecuba. L’irrompere del tempo nel gioco del dramma) in Political Theology and Early Modernity, Julia Reinhard Lupton and Graham Hammill, eds., University of Chicago Press, 2012

Carlo Galli, “On War and on the Enemy,” (with Adam Sitze, translation of “Sulla guerra e sul nemico,” in: Paranoia e politica), The New Centennial Review, 9:2, 2009, 195-219


Marietou Mbaye (Ken Bugul)

Visiting Assistant Lecturer, French, Block 2
Office:  Armstrong Hall 329
Phone:  719-389-6902
E-mail:Marietou Mbaye 



  • Le Baobab Fou (1982); translated into English as The Abandoned Baobab: The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman (1991)
  • Cendres et braises (1994); "Ashes and Embers"
  • Riwan ou le Chemin de Sable (1999); "Riwan; or, the Sandy Track"
  • La Folie et la mort (2000); "Madness and Death"
  • De l'autre côté du regard (2002); "As Seen From the Other Side"
  • Rue Félix-Faure (2005)
  • La pièce d'or (2005); "The Gold Coin"