Department Chair

  • Erich Hertz
    Associate Professor of English
    Kiernan Hall 214
    (518) 782-6896

Lisa Nevárez, Ph.D.

     Lisa Nevárez, Ph.D.
     226 Kiernan Hall







Lisa Nevárez joined the English Department at Siena College in 2002. She is an Associate Professor of English, and directs the Multicultural Studies minor. She holds a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. in English from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Nevárez teaches courses in Latino/a Literature, early 19th-century British literature, and literary theory. Among her research interests—and teaching passions—lie vampires, the Gothic, and horror fiction. She served as editor of the essay collection The Vampire Goes to College: Essays on Teaching with the Undead (McFarland Press, 2013). She has an article on Breaking Dawn, from the Twilight Saga, forthcoming in The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global Phenomenon (Ed. Claudia Bucciferro, Scarecrow Press, 2014). Her essay on Lady Maria Nugent’s India Journal appeared in the edited collection The Male Empire under the Female Gaze: The British Raj and the Memsahib (Eds. Rajeshwar Mittapall and Susmita Roye, Cambria Press, 2013). Other publications include articles in the journals  DecimonónicaRomanticism on the Net, and Media History, and in the edited collection The Anatomy of Bodyworlds. She regularly attends the national meetings of the Popular Culture Association (PCA).