Our People

Our People

Head of Department

Associate Professor Ulrike Garde

  • Title: Head, German Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 213
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7051
  • Email:  ulrike.garde@mq.edu.au.

German Studies as Cultural Studies, in particular the question of creating cultural identities in literature, the performing arts and critical reviews.

Academic staff

Dr Rodrigo Acuna

  • Title: Associate Lecturer, Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 328
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8874
  • Email: rodrigo.acuna@mq.edu.au.

Inter-American relations, Cold War and Post-Cold War Latin America, Venezuelan history and politics, human rights and development policies from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Gianluca Alimeni

  • Title: Associate Lecturer, Italian Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 205
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7027
  • Email: gianluca.alimeni@mq.edu.au.

Italian Renaissance and the 13th-15th century Novellistica (short stories).

Dr Bénédicte André

  • Title: Associate Lecturer, French and Francophone Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 202
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7029
  • Email: benedicte.andre@mq.edu.au .

Island Literary Studies; French and Francophone literature and culture; Literary Geography; Identity construction processes; Postcolonial Studies; Liminality.

Dr Susanne Binder

German culture and society - literature and literary theory - history and manuscripts (19th century).

Dr Mio Bryce

  • Title: Senior Lecture, Head, Japanese Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 339
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7064 
  • Email: mio.bryce@mq.edu.au.

Interdisciplinary research into youth cultures, with particular focus on manga and anime, in conjunction with the English Department.

Luka Budak

  • Title: Senior Lecturer, Head, Croatian Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 114
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7040
  • Email: luka.budak@mq.edu.au.

Sociolinguistic aspect of Croatian language, both in Croatia and Croatian diaspora, history of Croatian standard idiom, Croatian migrations, Croatian culture and literature, and history of Croatian settlement in Australia.

Dr Kevin Carrico

Political anthropology; Ethnic relations in China; Critical Han Studies; Chinese nationalism and popular culture; China-Tibet relations; Localism in Hong Kong; Social systems theory.

Associate Professor Shirley Chan

  • Title: Head, Chinese Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 226
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7021
  • Email: shirley.chan@mq.edu.au.

Traditional Chinese culture, Chinese philosophy, Chinese textual studies and intellectual history, and the excavated Chu bamboo manuscripts dated to the fourth century BCE.

Dr Danijel Dzino

  • Title: Associate Lecturer, Croatian Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 113
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7049
  • Email: danijel.dzino@mq.edu.au.

History of the southeastern Europe (Balkans), from prehistory to modern times; Perceptions of the past in the southeastern Europe; Construction of identities in the southeastern Europe.

Angeline (Sijia) Guo 

  • Title: Associate Lecturer, Chinese Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 228
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7001
  • Email: sijia.guo@mq.edu.au.

Task-based Language Teaching, Online Chinese teaching via web-conferencing systems and second language acquisition.

Dr Jane Hanley

  • Title: Lecturer, Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 203
  • Phone: (02) 9850 6885
  • Email: jane.hanley@mq.edu.au.

Travel writing, transnational cultural production, and gender in Spanish-language popular culture.

Dr Marika Kalyuga

  • Title: Senior Lecturer, Head, Russian Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 203
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7016
  • Email: marika.kalyuga@mq.edu.au.

Cognitive linguistics, cognitive pragmatics, cognitive psychology, foreign language pedagogy, foreign language teacher education, and second language acquisition.

Dr Elizabeth Kefallinos

  • Title: Lecturer, Head, Modern Greek Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 216
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7031
  • Email: elizabeth.kefallinos@mq.edu.au.
  • Greek linguistics and language acquisition
  • Medical terminology / etymologies
  • Intercultural identities
  • Oral narratives including Greek-Australian intergenerational identities and Greek-Jewish traumatic and memory explorations.

Dr Maryam Khalid

  • Title: Lecturer and Director, Bachelor of International Studies
  • Phone: +61 2 9850 7915
  • Office: W6A 327
  • Email: maryam.khalid@mq.edu.au.

Poststructural international studies; Postcolonial studies; Gender and sexuality; Global governance; Identity construction processes; Middle East studies.

Dr Alexandra Kurmann

  • Title: Lecturer, French and Francophone Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 323
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8809
  • Email: alex.kurmann@mq.edu.au.

Poststructural international studies; Postcolonial studies; Gender and sexuality; Global governance; Identity construction processes; Middle East studies.

Dr Sung-Ae Lee

  • Title: Lecturer, Asian Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 324
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8787
  • Email: sung-ae.lee@mq.edu.au.

Fiction, film and television drama of East Asia, with particular attention to: Cognitive studies, Cultural blending, Imagology, Adaptation theory, Diaspora studies, Asian popular culture, Asian cinema, and Korean literature and film.

Emilio Lomonaco

  • Title: Associate Lecturer, Italian Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 204
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7025
  • Email: emilio.lomonaco@mq.edu.au.

Contemporary Italian literature with a focus on narratology; orality and pseudo-orality in contemporary Italian literature; Sicilian authors such as  Andrea  Camilleri, Giovanni  Verga and Luigi Pirandello; traditional popular culture in Sicily, including poet Ignazio Buttitta and folk singer Rosa Balistreri.

Dr Florence Ma

  • Title: Lecturer, English as a Foreign Language
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 341
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7285
  • Email: florence.lai.ma@mq.edu.au.

Non-native English Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) issues, Use of L1, Language Teacher Education, Bilingualism and Academic Literacy.

Ms Kayo Nakazawa

  • Title: Associate Lecturer, Japanese Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 334
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7028
  • Email: kayo.nakazawa@mq.edu.au.

Second Language Acquisition, CALL.

Associate Professor Karin Speedy

  • Title: Head of French and Francophone Studies and Director of Research (International Studies)
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 215
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7006
  • Email: karin.speedy@mq.edu.au.

Language contact, the New Caledonian sugar industry, migrations, interethnic relations, colonial and postcolonial literature from the region and literary translation.

Dr Brangwen Stone

  • Title: Associate Lecturer, German Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 329
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8863
  • Email: brangwen.stone@mq.edu.au.

GDR literature, Eastern Europe in German literature and film, post-reunification literature and contemporary German drama.

Dr Chavalin Svetanant

Japanese Linguistics / Thai Linguistics, Japanese Language Education, 
Cross-cultural Communication with particular interests on language, thought, and social behaviours in comparative cultural and historical contexts, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), Pop Culture and Media Studies.

Dr Kimiko Tsukada

  • Title: Senior Lecturer, Japanese Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 303
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7922
  • Email: kimiko.tsukada@mq.edu.au.

Experimental/acoustic phonetics, cross-language speech production/perception and Japanese phonetics.

Dr Kamila Walker

  • Title: Lecturer, Polish Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 332
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7014
  • Email:  kamila.walker@mq.edu.au.

Dr Hui Ling Xu

  • Title: Senior Lecturer, Chinese Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 229
  • Phone: (02) 9850 1005
  • Email: huiling.xu@mq.edu.au.

Linguistic typology, dialectology, the application of new technology in the teaching of foreign languages, teaching Chinese as a foreign and heritage language, and intercultural language teaching and learning.

Dr Lan Zhang

  • Title: Lecturer, Chinese Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 232
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7020
  • Email: lan.zhang@mq.edu.au.

Chinese literature and culture and translation studies.

Ms Tomoko Koyama

  • Title: Director, Japanese Studies Centre and Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 604
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7910
  • Email: tomoko.koyama@mq.edu.au.

Casual Academic staff

Chinese Studies

Mr Franz Cheung

Dr Daniel Lee

Angela Lu

Lingyun Yan

Location: Building W6A, Room 230
Phone: (02) 9850 7001
Email: lingyun.yan@mq.edu.au.

French and Francaphone Studies

Irwin Compiègne

Dr Jenny Lane

Lyse Thomas

German Studies

Susana Catalina Prat

Italian Studies

Rosalba Paris

Japanese Studies

Nobuaki Akagi

Alison Jones

Hideki Sumiyoshi

Modern Greek Studies

Ioannis Kalaitzidis

Patricia Koromvokis

Russian Studies

Tatiana Oitzinger

Tatyana Ryvchin

Spanish Studies

Cintia Agosti

Pilar Alejandro

Nidia Castrillon

Adjunct Professors, Visiting Fellows, Honorary Associates

Professor Daniel Kane

  • Title: Professor of Chinese
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 227
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7692
  • Email: daniel.kane@mq.edu.au.

Dr Halyna Koscharsky

Ms Christie Barber

  • Title: Honorary Associate Lecturer, Japanese Studies
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 304
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8813
  • Email: christie.barber@mq.edu.au.

Representations of gender in Japanese popular media, especially in film; youth culture, and youth issues, in Japan; translation of popular media.

Honorary Associate Professor Estela Valverde

Language acquisition research focus: development of innovative teaching materials which has recently focused on computer-assisted language acquisition and online learning. Multidisciplinary research focus: Exploration of issues related to history, memory and politics; ethnic, gender and national identities; social movements, transitional justice, re-democratisation and human rights.

Research Fellows

Dr Nic Witton

Dr John Severn

  • Title: Research Fellow, International Studies: Languages and Cultures
  • Location: Building W6A, Room 212
  • Phone: (02) 9850 6882
  • Email: john.severn@mq.edu.au

Emeritus Professors

Konrad Kwiet

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