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Faculty

Teachers, performers, artists, scientists, professionals, mentors, and scholars—our faculty make MMC great.

Our professors guide students in the studio, mentor them in research, help them land amazing internships, and prepare them for graduate study and careers. They are as accomplished in their own careers as they are in the classroom, performing, presenting, and publishing their own work regularly.

 

Faculty in the News


Faculty Spotlight

  • Lauren Brown

    Professor Brown holds a doctorate in History from Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at Marymount, Dr. Brown taught 20th century history at High Point University in North Carolina. A Jacob K. Javits Fellow (2000-2004) and a Joint Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museums of American Art and American History (2006), Dr. Brown spent fall 2009 as a Fulbright Scholar at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.

    She continued work on her current manuscript, Cultural Czars, under a research grant from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholar’s Kennan Institute (2011.) The book, focused on dance and Cold War arts funding, explores the political power of the arts, how perceptions of something or someone as American have changed in the context of globalization, and how nationalism is read onto physical bodies and their movement.

    Professor Brown’s research interests include 20th century cultural and diplomatic history, transnationalism and national identity, cultural consumption, ethnicity and the body, and the arts. She has begun two new projects; one, an exploration of dance and culture in post-revolutionary Cuba, and another on the history of the term “Third World.” At Marymount, Dr. Brown teaches courses in U.S. history, historical research methods, foreign policy, consumerism, and women’s history.

     

  • Cecilia Feilla

    Dr. Feilla received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. Her teaching and research interests include 18th-century literature, drama and performance theory, genre studies, urban literature, and the literature of revolution. Her current research focuses on seduction and education in 18th-century novels and plays, as well as on Enlightenment-era medievalisms. She has been a scholar-in-residence at NYU and a research fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. and the Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum of the Philipps Universität-Marburg, Germany. Her work on the 18th century has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Life, The Yale Journal of Criticism, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, as well as various collected volumes. Her books include The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution (2013) and a critical edition of the novel, La Tribu indienne, ou Edouard et Stellina (The Indian Tribe, or Edouard and Stellina, 1799) by Lucien Bonaparte (2006). She is the former Director of British Literature for the Northeast Modern Language Association (2008-2010).

  • Peter Schaefer

    Peter Schaefer joined the full-time faculty of Marymount Manhattan College in 2008 after receiving his PhD from The University of Iowa. He is the coordinator of the Journalism minor and is faculty advisor to WMMC (a.k.a. “Griffin Radio”). He teaches communication and media studies classes from critical-cultural and historical perspectives. Some recent courses he’s taught include the Cultural History of Media, Music as Media, and the Capstone in Communication Arts. His latest research explores the use of language to frame new media within political and historical contexts.