Director, and Professor of Comparative Literature
Lecturer and Coordinator of Classical Studies
Dr. Capra teaches Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature in addition to Classics courses taught in English, most frequently CLAS 150 ‘Greek and Latin Classics in Translation.’ He is the instructor for courses on Ancient Greek and Roman Religion, Ancient Epic and Tragedy, as well as the capstone class for Classics (CLAS 300) which is an intensive study of a particular aspect of Classical Studies.
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy
Associate Professor of English
Caroline Hong teaches Asian American literature and culture, comedy and satire, race and popular culture (especially comics/graphic narratives, film, TV and the web) critical ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, American Studies.
Adjunct Lecturer of Philosophy
Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Professor in the Department of English
Karen Weingarten writes about cultural histories of reproduction and reproductive technologies. Her book Pregnancy Test was published with Bloomsbury Press’s Object Lessons series in March 2023. Pregnancy Test tells the history of the pregnancy test and how it changed what it means to be pregnant. Her first book Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice, 1880-1940 (Rutgers UP, 2014) presents a genealogy of the liberal rhetoric that currently subtends both the “pro-life” and “pro-choice” discourses of abortion today. She has also co-edited special issues for journals on “Disorienting Disability” and “Inheritance.”
Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature
Lori Yamato earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from The Graduate Center. Her dissertation, The Temptation of Symmetry: Hamann, Herder, Kierkegaard, and Henry James, won the Doctoral Students Council Award for Interdisciplinary Studies. She received her BA from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU, where she explored an interest in arts management as well as literature. She has also worked in classical music publishing, education, and administration.