BU Humanists at Work: Catalina Rodríguez, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Assistant Professor of Spanish Catalina Rodríguez’s interests are varied, reaching back to nineteenth-century use of gendered pseudonyms and forward to ecofeminist dystopias. Across this breadth, Rodríguez pulls common threads together to form a picture of a Latin America that is both shaped by the past and looking toward the future. Rodríguez first found herself drawn […]

BU Humanists at Work: Petrus Liu, Associate Professor of Chinese & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Associate Professor of Chinese & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Petrus Liu can’t imagine studying literature in just one language. Over the course of his career, Liu has picked up German, Latin, Thai, and Japanese in addition to Chinese and English, and each has proved itself “full of wonders.” Liu encourages his […]

Kate Snodgrass and the Boston Playwright’s Theatre

When Kate Snodgrass came to BU to study fiction and playwriting in 1987, there was no playwriting program in which she could enroll. Instead, Snodgrass enrolled in a one-year, partially-funded MA program in Creative Writing. Today, BU boasts a three-year, fully-funded MFA program in Playwriting, lauded as one of the best in the nation and […]

BU Humanists at Work: Meet Timothy Clark

“The field is changing, and you might be surprised by how it illuminates or gives you new perspectives about the modern world,” says Timothy Clark, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies.  While Clark acknowledges that “sitting around reading Latin and thinking big thoughts” is still a “valuable part of the classical studies discipline,” the associated […]

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BU Humanists at Work: Meet Stephanie Sheintul

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Stephanie Sheintul may be new to BU, but she’s ready to jump right into difficult conversations surrounding contemporary topics, and she encourages students to do the same. Sheintul recently received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she also acted as an instructor for undergraduate courses on contemporary […]