2022-23 Advisory Board

Amber Brian is Associate Professor of Latin American literacy and cultural studies and Chair of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Iowa.

Jennifer Buckley is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. She teaches, researches, and writes about modern and contemporary drama, theater, performance art, and media in Europe, the UK, and the US.

Jennifer Burek Pierce teaches courses that support students developing careers in children’s books, youth services, book history, and special collections and archives.  Public-facing course projects, or ones that result in publications and visible work with community partners, have long shaped her classes.

David Cunning is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and was part of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Boards. His research and teaching interests include the history of the mind-body problem, the methods of rationalism, free will and determinism, agency, and the rhetoric of inquiry.

Anny-Dominique Curtius is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of French and Italian. She was part of the 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Board, and continues to work with the HPG Graduate Student Support Working Group. Her research is interdisciplinary as it circulates across several fields of the Humanities to explore rich literary, cinematic, and cultural expressions in Francophone Studies with a focus on the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Roxanna Curto is an Associate Professor of French and Spanish at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in French from Yale in 2008 and her A.B. in Romance Studies from Harvard in 2001. In her research, she explores the representation of cultural elements such as technology and sports in literature from the French- and Spanish-speaking worlds. 

Paul Dilley  is an Associate Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, with a joint appointment in the departments of Classics, Religious Studies, and the Center for the Book.  He specializes in the religions of Late Antiquity, particularly early Christianity, with an approach that integrates cultural history, philology, and the digital humanities.

Naomi Greyser is an Associate Professor in the Departments of American Studies, English, and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. She was part of the Fall 2020 HPG Course Redesign cohort. She examines the emotional dimensions of human expression – in popular culture, art, language, and daily life – with a focus on people’s experiences of intimacy and belonging in North America.

Christine Shea is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She is interested in how age, experience and the native language sound system interact with the perception and production of a second language. Adult second language learners approach their second language with a first language already in place. She investigates how experience with a previously acquired language affects the way learners perceive and produce a second (or third) language. She approaches these issues by assuming the input signal is a source of rich information that learners may or may not be able to take advantage of when perceiving and producing their non-native language and creating the representations that support further learning.

Jenna Supp-Montgomerie earned a Ph.D. in religious studies with a certificate in cultural studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a joint appointment in Religious Studies and Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research examines the relationships of religion, media, and infrastructure.

Jennifer Teitle is an Assistant Dean for Graduate Development and Postdoctoral Affairs. She was a member of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Boards. Her interests include co-curricular education, PhD career pathways, and academic culture.