Dr. Richard J. Golsan, Director
University Distinguished Professor, Department of International Studies
304A Glasscock Building
Richard J. Golsan is University Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of French. His research interests include the history and memory of World War II in France and Europe and the political involvements of French and European writers and intellectuals with anti-democratic and extremist politics in the 20th and 21st centuries. His most recent book is French Writers and the Politics of Complicity (Johns Hopkins, 2006). Golsan served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle in 2001. He has been recognized by the Italian government in being named to the Ordina Della Stella Della Solidarieta Italiana and by the French government by being awarded the Palmes Academiques. He has served as Editor of the South Central Review (SCMLA) since 1994, and is also Director of the France/TAMU Institute, a Centre Pluridisciplinaire, funded by the French government.
Golsan is currently at work on a book-length study entitled Corruptions of Memory: Crises of Post-Holocaust Remembrance in Contemporary France. In summer 2012, he co-directed with Henry Rousso an NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers on the problem of memory in contemporary France. The Seminar took place in June and July at the Institute for Contemporary History (IHTP) in Paris.
Dr. Sarah M. Misemer, Associate Director
Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies
305A Glasscock Building
Sarah M. Misemer, associate professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University, is the author of Secular Saints: Performing Frida Kahlo, Carlos Gardel, Eva Perón, and Selena, (Tamesis, 2008) and Moving Forward, Looking Back: Trains, Literature, and the Arts in the River Plate (Bucknell UP, 2010). Her forthcoming book, Theatrical Topographies: Spatial Crises in Uruguay after 2001/2002, will be published in 2016 by Bucknell University Press. Professor Misemer has published numerous articles on contemporary River Plate, Mexican, Spanish, and Latino theater in journals such as Latin American Theatre Review, Gestos, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Languages, Letras Peninsulares, Revista Hispánica Moderna, and Hispanic Poetry Review. Misemer is also the Editor for the Latin American Theatre Review book series and serves on the Editorial Board for the Latin American Theatre Review journal. Her main areas of research include contemporary Argentine and Uruguayan theater, performance, and literature. Professor Misemer is also the past President and Vice President of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica.
Donna C. Malak, Communications Specialist
305B Glasscock Building (teleworking from Arlington, VA)
Donna received her BA in Art, with a concentration in Graphic Design, from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She has worked in the graphic design and communications field since 2000 in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas for universities, non-profit arts organizations, and restaurants. Donna’s experience spans numerous aspects of communications, including print collateral, technical graphics for science and engineering, advertising, branding and identity, exhibit design, and web design.
As Communications Specialist at the Glasscock Center, she designs all print materials, including annual reports, posters, brochures, and signage. She maintains the Glasscock Center and initiative websites and social media presence and oversees all publicity, press, and marketing efforts. Additionally, Donna acts as the liaison to the Glasscock Center’s Advisory Committee and manages the Center’s grant and fellowship programs.
Donna is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and currently serves as the Vice President of Administration for the Brazos Valley chapter. From 2011-2013 she was the Programs Chair for the chapter.
Amanda N. Elsner, Administrative Coordinator
305C Glasscock Building
Amanda earned her BA in Telecommunication Media Studies from Texas A&M University in August of 2015. She has since been working at the Glasscock Center and enjoys being able to continue learning about the humanities through the Center’s various events.
As the Administrative Coordinator for the Center, Amanda communicates with all of our featured speakers to coordinate their travel, lodging, and payment. She also works closely with the convenors of our 20+ Working Groups to assist in the organization of their events, meetings, and budgets. Additionally, she communicates with and assists the Business Administrator with financial matters and expense tracking.
Roxanne Moody, Business Administrator (College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Dean)
3rd Floor, Coke Building
Claye Epperson, Undergraduate Apprentice
305 Glasscock Building
Kelsey Morgan, Undergraduate Apprentice
305 Glasscock Building
Kayla Skinner, Undergraduate Apprentice
305 Glasscock Building