Faculty Fellow

DHi's Hamilton Faculty Fellows

Nhora Serrano, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative LIterature, Hamilton College

Nhora Lucía Serrano, who is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College, earned her masters from New York University and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she was a Visiting Scholar of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. As a Visual Studies scholar, her research and teaching interests include: Comparative Latin American & Transatlantic Studies, Comparative Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Museum & Gender Studies, and Editorial Cartoons & Comics.

Monk Rowe

Director of the Hamilton College Fillius Jazz Archive, Hamilton College

Monk Rowe is director of the Hamilton College Fillius Jazz Archive, which holds a collection of some 190 videotaped interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers and critics. Rowe has conducted most of the interviews of artists in the archive.  Rowe frequently performs as a solo pianist and saxophonist with area groups. He released a CD, Jazz Life, which is a tribute to an older style of jazz, recorded live.  

Martine Guyot-Bender, Ph.D.

Professor of French, Hamilton College

Martine Guyot-Bender, who holds a doctorate from the University of Oregon (1991), specializes in 20th-century French Studies. She teaches contemporary France and all levels of language. She has directed the Hamilton College Junior Year in France five times, most recently in 2007-2008. Guyot-Bender is the author of Poétique et politique de l'ambiguité chez Patrick Modiano (1999), and the co-editor of Paradigms of Memory: The Occupation and Other Hi/stories in the Novels of Patrick Modiano (1998).

Thomas Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor of History, Hamilton College

Thomas Wilson, who joined the Hamilton faculty in 1989, earned a master's and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He also studied in Taiwan, at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (or Stanford Center), and in the graduate department of history at the National Taiwan University. He returned to Taiwan in 1984 on a Department of Education Fulbright-Hays scholarship to conduct research for his dissertation.

Kyoko Omori, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese), Hamilton College

Kyoko Omori earned her doctorate from Ohio State University in 2003. Her research focuses on 20th-century literary and popular culture, with an emphasis on mass media. She is currently completing a book titled Detecting Modanizumu: New Youth Magazine, Tantei Shô setsu, and The Culture of Japanese Vernacular Modernism.

Doran Larson, Ph.D.

Wolcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature & Creative Writing, Hamilton College

Doran Larson is Professor of English & Creative Writing at Hamilton College. He has led The Attica Writer’s Workshop, inside Attica Correctional Facility, since 2006. (AWW writers’ work has appeared in Descant, the minnesota review, and The Kenyon Review.) He is the founder of the Attica-Genesee Teaching Project, which began delivering college-credit courses inside Attica in January 2011. Larson’s essays on prison writing, prison teaching, and related issues have appeared in Salmagundi, College Literature, English Language Notes, Radical Teacher, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Nathan Goodale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair, DHi Internal Advisory Committee, Hamilton College

Nathan Goodale, Associate Professor of Anthropology, earned his B.A. in geology and anthropology from Western State College, his M.A. in anthropology from the University of Montana, and his Ph.D. in anthropology from Washington State University. Goodale’s current research is focused on evolutionary approaches to understanding lithic technological organization, the transition to agriculture / resource intensification, and the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Goodale conducts research in the interior Northwest of North America, western coastal Ireland, and the Near East.

Erol Balkan, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, DHi External Advisory Council Chair, Hamilton College

Erol Balkan earned a Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton and joined the Hamilton faculty in 1987. His current research focuses on the formation of middle classes through education and financial liberalization in developing countries. Balkan has received several awards and grants for his work, including the International Development Research Center Grant in 1996 to study the effects of short term capital flows on the Turkish economy.

Patricia O'Neill, Ph.D.

Professor of English, Hamilton College

Patricia O'Neill, a member of the department since 1986, teaches 19th century British literature and a college course, Art of Cinema. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and is the author of Robert Browning and 20th Century Criticism (1995) and editor of Olive Schreiner's 1883 novel Story of an African Farm (2002). Her current work includes a biography of Amelia Edwards, Victorian traveler and Egyptologist, and essays on cinema and globalization.