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Elizabeth M. Richmond-Garza, Ph.D.

Director, Program in Comparative Literature Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor

UT Austin

"What I teach is often unfamiliar to students. My aim is plunge them into a dynamic multimedia world where art and literature come alive. Moving to Texas in 1990 was new to me, and I know that Paris or Moscow in 1901 is new to them. If I want students to care about Oscar Wilde, they need to stroll down a virtual London street. Students of Kalidasa need to know how to make a good curry. Once we transform an ordinary room into a gateway to another world, my students become the best time travelers and learn new things about themselves as well."