Assistant Professor, Classical and Modern Languages
Lluís Baixauli-Olmos started working at the Classical and Modern Languages Department at UofL in 2013 as an Assistant Professor in Translation & Interpreting (Spanish). Before that he taught Catalan and Spanish at Jamia Millia Islamia University and Instituto Cervantes (New Delhi, India) for three years. And prior to that worked as a graduate research and teaching assistant at Universitat Jaume I (Castelló, Spain) for four years. Professor Baixauli-Olmos received his PhD in 2012 and his doctoral dissertation focused on interpreter ethics and its application to the prison setting. His research interests include: public service interpreting, cognition of interpreters, intercultural communication, professional ethics, sociology of professions, data visualization, qualitative data analysis. He was a 2016-17 CCHS Faculty Fellow. Project: Mapping Interpreting Studies from a bibliometric perspective: time and space evolution of scientific publications; thematic evolution (keywords, abstracts); author networks and influence.
Donald J. Biddle
GIS Technology Consultant, ULCGIS
As a GIS Technology Consultant with the University of Louisville Center for Geographic Information Sciences (ULCGIS), D.J. Biddle helps UofL students, faculty, and staff further their academic and professional goals through the creative application of geospatial technologies. He enjoys the opportunity for new collaborations, and has recently teamed with colleagues from English, History, the Kent School of Social Work, Urban and Public Affairs, and the Stream Institute to enrich diverse teaching and research objectives across disciplinary boundaries. Current projects include interactive web mapping applications for the Louisville First Folio events, historical mapping of the Battle of Perryville, and a teaching collaboration with Dr. Stephen Schneider of English on Campaign Rhetoric (Fall 2016).
Ying Kit Chan
Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Fine Arts
Assistant Professor (Term) of History
Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Director of the UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Rachel Howard, Digital Initiatives Librarian within Archives and Special Collections, coordinates the digitization, digital presentation, and digital preservation of archival collections and other library resources as well as open access to University of Louisville scholarship. See the University Libraries’ website for examples of projects and partnerships.
Assistant professor, English
Frances McDonald works on critical theory and twentieth-century American literature and film. Her work has appeared in American Literature and The Atlantic, among other venues. She is the co-editor of thresholds, an experimental digital zine for creative criticism that launched in July 2017 with a pilot issue featuring fresh work by Lauren Berlant, Pinar Yoldas, Mark Amerika, Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau Duplesses, Dominic Pettman, amongst others.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology
Together with Susanna Remold, also from the Department of Biology, Dr. Shira Rabin has designed and implemented a 5-8 day high school microbiology curriculum that is designed for integration into the classroom. Currently, a web page is being developed that will not only describe the project, but will also serve as a portal through which citizen science can be conducted.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English
Mary P. Sheridan
Professor in A&S English
Mary P. Sheridan teaches and researches questions at the intersection of digital media, community literacy, and gender studies. She has published extensively on related topics, and recently founded the Digital Media Academy for rising 6th grade girls from Jefferson County Public Schools.
Margath (Maggie) Walker
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Geosciences
Prof. Walker's work is primarily focused on borders, securitization, economic restructuring, geopolitics, and identity in Latin America. She also has interest in qualitative methods and critical mapping. Prof. Walker's has conducted extensive research on the US-Mexico border and the Mexico-Guatemala border. Additionally, her work utilizes critical GIS methods and data visualization tools to address complex socio-spatial processes in various settings. For example, she has explored how critical GIS methods provide new insights into the lives and experiences of public housing residents in the aftermath of a HOPE VI revitalization project in Louisville, KY. Prof. Walker is currently working on a book manuscript about the social philosopher Herbert Marcuse. In it, she develops the spatial sensibility of his distinctive approach through an engagement with an array of contemporary issues including securitization, the logics of technology, geopolitics and human liberation.