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MMUF Faculty Academic Coordinators

Professor Leila Mansouri

Leila MansouriLeila Mansouri is an Assistant Professor of English at Scripps College, where she teaches American literature, American Studies, and creative writing. Her scholarship has appeared in American Literature, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction and been supported by fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Huntington Library, and The Library Company of Philadelphia. And her recent creative work can be found in The Believer, The Offing, and Rowayat, among others. She’s currently finishing a scholarly monograph exploring how intersections between literature and electoral politics in the early U.S. shaped the ways that Americans came to understand representation as representative.

Professor Robert Faggen

Robert FaggenRobert Faggen is the Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught in the Literature Department since 1988.  He grew up in New York City and attended Princeton University (A.B.) and Harvard University (A.M., Ph.D.).  In addition to American poetry and fiction, he teaches courses on post-war Polish poetry, the Bible, and science and literature.  His published work includes studies and editions of Robert Frost, Herman Melville, E.A. Robinson, Czeslaw Milosz, and Leonard Cohen, and he has been awarded grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.