2014-15 Faculty Senate Members > Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts Senators


Isabelle Favre
Term Expires: May 2016
Phone: (775) 682-8903
Website: website
Email: favre@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Isabelle Favre is an Associate Professor of French originally from Switzerland, received her PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her specialty is Francophone literature; she is mainly interested in the theoretical aspects of textual variety within the same language.

She teaches courses on literature and film from the Caribbean, French Guiana, Africa, Québec, Switzerland and France. She is the author of two books La différance francophone (University Press of the South, 2001) and De la Guyane à la diaspora africaine: écrits du silence (Karthala 2002) written in collaboration with Florence Martin.

In journals’ publications, she covers topics such as the Rwandan genocide viewed through literature and philosophy, creativity and madness, postmodern kitsch, gender issues in African cinema, testimony as a genre etc. She is presently working on the concept of “autofiction” as used in illness narratives.

Ashley Marshall
Term Expires: May 2017
Phone: (775) 682-6366
Email: marshall@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Ashley is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.   She works in British literature of the long eighteenth century with her first book entitled The Practice of Satire in England, 1658-1770 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013), and is currently finishing a second book on Jonathan Swift and History.

George Thomas
Term Expires: May 2015
Phone: (775) 682-8904
Website: website
Email: gathomas@unr.edu

Brief Bio: George is an Assistant Professor of Colonial Latin American Literature, received his B.A. from the University of Texas (1994), his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2000), and his Ph.D. from Emory University (2006). His research interests include gender studies, colonial historiography, and Baroque poetry. His research has appeared in Leading Ladies: Mujeres en la literatura hispana y en las artes, Monographic Review, Hispania, and Letras Femeninas.

Mariah Evans          
Term Expires: May 2015
Phone: (775) 784-6145
Website: website
Email: mariahev2@gmail.com

Brief Bio: Dr. Mariah D.R. Evans is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and Coordinator of the Applied Statistics Program (APST); her appointment was jointly in CABNR until June 2011. Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1983. Before joining the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006, Dr. Evans was Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2011, she received CABNR's annual Outstanding Researcher Award. She has published widely in social statistics, survey design and methods, social psychology and culture (especially on happiness, on attitudes and values concerning inequality and concerning emerging science and technology issues), social stratification (with special reference to home and school influences on education), comparative methods, and demography. Her research on rural communities includes social impact assessments, community resilience, and applications of the theory of planned behavior to wildfire preparedness and to childhood obesity prevention.