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Professor; Department of French and Italian
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FABIAN ALFIE received his PhD in Italian from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a specialization in the Middle Ages. He has published extensively on medieval Italian literature and has given numerous talks on Dante. He is currently on the Board of the Humanities Seminars Program, where he has gotten two Superior Teaching Awards, as well as a Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Humanities.
 

 

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DANIEL ASIA has been Professor of Music at the University of Arizona since 1988 and director of the UA Center for American Culture and Ideas since its founding in 2008. He recently received a Music Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts Letters, as well as innumerable other grants, fellowships, and awards. From 1991 to 1994 he was the Meet The Composer Composer-in-Residence of the Phoenix Symphony, and from 1977 to 1995 Music Director of the New York-based contemporary ensemble Musical Elements. His recorded works appear on the labels of Summit, New World, and Albany.

 

 

Mary Anne Richey Professor Emerita of Law
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BARBARA ANN ATWOOD is the Mary Anne Richey Professor of Law Emerita at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, specializing in family law and civil procedure.  After graduating from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1976, she clerked for the late Mary Anne Richey, United States District Judge for the District of Arizona, and then worked as a Trial Attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.  She taught at the University of Houston Law Center from 1981 to 1986 and has been a member of the University of Arizona law faculty since 1986.   Professor Atwood’s scholarship explores topics at the intersection of civil procedure and family law, with a particular focus on issues of voice and representation for marginalized groups.  She is president-elect of the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. 

Professor Emeritus

NORMAN AUSTIN is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Arizona. With his B.A. from Toronto and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, he has taught Greek and Latin literature at several universities. He joined the University of Arizona in 1980. He has taught courses in epic, tragedy, and philosophy, and numerous Humanities Seminars. He has published five books on Greek literature and myth.

 

Assistant Professor
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PATRICK BALIANI is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the UA Honors College and an award winning playwright.  His works have been produced throughout the country, most notably at The Rogue Theatre in Tucson, where his translations and adaptations of Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, Boccaccio’s The Decameron, and Dante’s Purgatorio have been produced.  He is the recipient of the National Repertory Theatre Foundation National Play Award for his original play, A Namib Spring, and the Arizona Theatre Company Genesis Award for his first play, Figs and Red Wine.  His teaching awards include the Honors College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Academic Preparation for Excellence APEX Award, the Humanities Seminars Superior Teaching Award, the 2014 Honors College Five Star Faculty Award, and the 2015 University of Arizona Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Award.

 

 

 

Professor

ADELE BARKER is a Professor of Russian and Slavic and has authored and edited five books on Russian and Soviet literature and culture. She has received numerous fellowships, among them a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant and two Fulbright awards and a Superior Teaching Award from the Humanities Seminars Program. 

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