• Abir Abyad

    Abir Abyad

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Muna Al Taweel

    Muna Al Taweel

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Theories of Nationalism, Politics of Space, Identity Politics, Levantine Postcolonialism, S.W.A.N.A Studies , Trauma Studies

  • Erin Aust

    Erin Aust

    Graduate Lecturer

    Marxist literary criticism, public sphere, popular culture, literary communities

  • Angela N Barajas

    Angela N Barajas

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Co-Chair

    Fanship Studies, Pop Culture

  • William Beaman

    William Beaman

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Akina Canady

    Akina Canady

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Professional Development Co-Chair

    Black feminism, intersectionality, digital counterpublics, biopolitics

  • Esma Husniye Celebioglu

    Esma Husniye Celebioglu

    Techno-religion, religious conservatism, neoliberal political economy, cultural politics, social/cultural resistance, social movements, digital activism.

  • Greg Conrow

    Greg Conrow

    Ethics with interest in phenomenology, deconstruction, Kantian aesthetics, especially the sublime

  • Austin A. Deray

    Austin A. Deray


    Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Critical University Studies, Gender Studies, Ethnography, Film and Media Studies, Masculine Theory, Spectatorship, SWANA Studies, Iranian Studies, Globalization, Transnational Bodies, Fraternity(ies), and Social Institutions

  • Terilee Edwards-Hewitt

    Terilee Edwards-Hewitt

    Graduate Lecturer, SOC Graduate Liaison

    Gender and Sexuality; mass and popular culture; social media/digital ethnography; disability, historical and modern US culture.

  • Matteo Ferrari

    Matteo Ferrari

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Underground music, subcultures, economic geography, deindustrialization, grassroots politics and activism, DIY, direct action.

  • Chelsea Frost

    Chelsea Frost

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Video game studies, transgender studies, queer and feminist theory, literary theory and criticism, media representation, identity formation and performance, human rights movements

  • Robert Gabriel

    Robert Gabriel

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Ashley Gaddy

    Ashley Gaddy

    Race/ethnicity, biopolitics, African American Studies

  • Zach Gehring

    Zach Gehring

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Critical Theory, Neoliberalism, Digital Cultures, Genre Studies, New Media, Popular Culture

  • Elizabeth Anne Gibson

    Elizabeth Anne Gibson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Non-normative genders, the construction of gender, TV/film/media, the U.S. security state and queer bodies. The figure of the queer child/trans child

  • Caroline Guthrie

    Caroline Guthrie

    Graduate Lecturer

    Well-being, positive lifestyle, and organizational cultures

  • Collin Hawley

    Collin Hawley

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    photography, gender and sexuality, alienation, power, and subject formation

  • Stephen Hickson

    Stephen Hickson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Working-class studies, 19th-century novel, sociolinguistics, graphic narrative, labor studies

  • Kristin Hillers

    Kristin Hillers

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Annie O Hui

    Annie O Hui

    Graduate Lecturer

    Popular culture, surrealism, postcolonial literature

  • Kerri Kline

    Kerri Kline

    Museum studies, cultural/economic policies, social history, public education

  • Travis Ryan Lamken

    Travis Ryan Lamken

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Mass and popular culture, neoliberalism, media studies, and critical theory

  • Carl Leak

    Carl Leak

    Librarian III, SOC Communications Chair

    Africana Studies; Collective & Institutional Memory; Libraries & Librarianship

  • Ray Ashton LeBlanc

    Ray Ashton LeBlanc

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Feminist and queer anthropology, ethnography, bodies and embodiment, gender and sexuality, drag performance

  • Ayondela McDole

    Ayondela McDole

    Graduate Professional Assistant

    Black feminism, Black Marxism, Media Studies, Black identity, Black Literature, popular culture, oral histories, critical ethnography.

  • Marintha Miles

    Marintha Miles

    Graduate Lecturer

    Migration, diaspora, transnationalism, digital activism, social movements, media, language politics, family, gender, healthcare, religion, ethnography, Central Asia, Tajikistan

  • Amirhossein Mohammadzadeh
  • Susan Monroe
  • Luma Mousa

    Luma Mousa

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Treasurer

    - Memory Studies - Narratology and narrative theory - Visual Culture - Media studies

  • Severin Mueller

    Severin Mueller

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Culture and Political Economy, Globalization, American and Southern Studies, Visual Culture

  • Kylie Musolf

    Kylie Musolf

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Mark Edwin Peterson

    Mark Edwin Peterson

    Medievalism, Academia as Culture, The Significance of Library Collections.

  • Sharon Qiu

    Sharon Qiu

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Critical Ethnography, Governance, Post-socialism, Public Space, Informal Sector, Political Economy, Cuba, Latin American and Caribbean Studies

  • Ashley Richardson

    Ashley Richardson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Film & television, American popular culture, digital & social media

  • Shauna Rigaud

    Shauna Rigaud

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Professional Development Co-Chair

    Black History with a focus on Caribbean American experiences, Black feminism, youth development and community organizing

  • Joey J Robbins

    Joey J Robbins

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Eric W Ross

    Eric W Ross

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Museum studies, memory studies, temporality, dissensus, political subjectivity, and cultural policy

  • May Santiago

    May Santiago

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Co-Chair

    Cinema studies, genre cinema theory, decolonization, Puerto Rican identity studies, queer and feminist media studies

  • Aparna Shastri

    Aparna Shastri

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Global media industries, streaming television, post-colonial studies, visual culture, Indian cinema, adaptation studies, mimetic theory, affect theory, dialectics in film and television

  • Ian S Sinnett

    Ian S Sinnett

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Popular music and hip-hop studies, popular culture, cultural memory, media and technology, affect theory, social activism

  • Nichole Michelle Smith

    Nichole Michelle Smith

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Pavithra Suresh

    Pavithra Suresh

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Diaspora, South Asian-American studies, disability, queer bodies, governmentality and empire

  • Abla Triki

    Abla Triki

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Migration and Border Studies, Humanitarianism, Globalization, MENA

  • Andrew Wahnsiedler

    Andrew Wahnsiedler

    Graduate Lecturer

  • Mariah Wakefield

    Mariah Wakefield

    Graduate Lecturer

  • K. V. White

    K. V. White

    Social institutions, particularly institutions of higher education; rhetoric and politics; social control.

  • Chelsea Wenzhu Xu

    Chelsea Wenzhu Xu

    Graduate Lecturer

    Film and media, popular culture, gender and sexuality

  • Muge Yuce

    Muge Yuce

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Politics of Humor, Memory, Affect, Performance, Gender&Sexuality

  • Amy Zhang

    Amy Zhang

    Graduate Lecturer

    Art museums, globalization, museum studies, sociology of culture, critical theory, art theory, art ‎historiography, Arab States of the Persian Gulf