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Julia M. Braungart-Rieker


My journey at Notre Dame began when I interviewed here in November of 1991. Although the weather was formidable that day (snow already covered the ground and the Midwest winds gave a whole new meaning of the word “ blustering... Read More

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Kasey Buckles


Research, teaching, and service—most research universities evaluate their faculty based on these three criteria. Faculty members looking toward their next promotion fret over them, trying to make sure that they meet the stand... Read More

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Meredith S. Chesson


At a fundamental level, anthropology is most exciting to me when it helps us to explore the seemingly infinite ways of being human in our world. At the level of the individual and the collective, peoples’ lives are guided by ... Read More

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Denise Della Rossa

German and Russian Languages and Literatures

The Department of German and Russian is one of the smallest departments in the College of Arts and Letters in terms of both faculty and students. This allows us to function more like a department in a small liberal arts college whe... Read More

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Julia Douthwaite

Romance Languages and Literatures

As Assistant Provost for International Studies from 2003-09, I traveled frequently to Notre Dame study abroad locations around the world, but it was always with a sigh of pleasure that I returned to home and campus.

Wife... Read More

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Elizabeth F. Mazurek


I came to Notre Dame in 1990 as a junior professor in the Department of Classical and Oriental Languages as it was known then. Since that time, the department has evolved to become the Department of Classics, which includes Arabic ... Read More

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Susannah Monta


I have greatly enjoyed the fact that Notre Dame emphasizes and values undergraduate education so highly even as it strives to become a top-tier research university. I feel that my undergraduate teaching is truly valued here.

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Marisel Moreno

Romance Languages and Literatures

Given that I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, I could have never imagined that I would end up working and raising my family in South Bend, Indiana. But ten years living and teaching at the University of Notre Dame have... Read More

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Darcia Narvaez


I am very appreciative of Notre Dame on many fronts. Here are a few.

I appreciate how Notre Dame fosters intellectuals, more so than do many other places. For example, Notre Dame generally offers faculty a great deal of ... Read More

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Alison Rice

Romance Languages and Literatures

I was drawn to a career in academia because of a strong desire to teach, and Notre Dame provides such a wonderful atmosphere for optimizing the pedagogical experience that I have felt very fulfilled here.

I find that the... Read More


This website is part of a continuing effort to enhance support for women faculty in the College of Arts and Letters. In it you will find a wealth of useful information about policies and resources in the College, the University, and surrounding communities. You will also learn about the College’s commitment to helping women thrive and will encounter the voices of many women faculty themselves.

We hope these pages will prove to be a dynamic communal resource, so feel free to share your opinions about existing content—and let us know what else you would like to see here.

- The Advisory Committee on Women in Arts and Letters