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Eren Branch, PhD

Associate Professor, Emerita

Eren Branch joined USD in 1985 after working as an information officer at the Fulbright Commission in Stockholm. At USD, she served as Associate Dean and then Dean of the School of Graduate and Continuing Education, joining the English Department full-time in 1997. She taught courses on Dante’s Divine Comedy and on twentieth-century Italian literature, as well as on Italian American literature, modern reinventions of classical myth, and on opera and literature. In recent years, she served as Chair of the English Department and then as Interim Chair of the Sociology Department. In 2009, Eren Branch was the inaugural winner of the Drinan Award for Distinguished Service.