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 *During Summer 2021, the CLS administrative office is working remotely. Please contact the program via e-mail and we will be happy to answer your inquiry or set-up a virtual meeting with you. There may be opportunity for limited in-person office hours with our faculty directors.

Contact Information:

Faculty Directors:

Program Director: Alessia Ricciardi

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Corey Byrnes

Director of Graduate Studies: Harris Feinsod


Business Coordinator: Ann Kelchner

Graduate Program Coordinator: Thomas Winters

Undergraduate Program Coordinator: Emily Berry

campus address:

Comparative Literary Studies Program
Northwestern University
Kresge Hall 5-538
1880 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-3864

*Please note for academic year 2020-2021, there will be limited on-campus visits from guests. The CLS Program administrator will be working remotely. Please contact Ann Kelchner with any questions or concerns. As the year progresses, we will update this page with information on remote work and in-person activities. You may also visit the Northwestern COVID-19 resource page

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