Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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  • Dareen Abdulmohsen
  • Sitah Al-Qahtani

    Sitah Al-Qahtani

    Visual culture, gender studies, post-colonialism, literature, and film

  • Denise Albanese

    Denise Albanese

    Director

    Professor

    affect and politics; problems in mass culture and popular culture; science and technology studies; critical historicism and the contemporary moment; Shakespeare in public culture; Milton and early modern literature

  • Amal Amireh

    Amal Amireh

    Associate Professor

    middle eastern literature; world literature; gender and sexuality

  • Eric Gary Anderson

    Eric Gary Anderson

    Associate Professor

    American Indian literatures, U.S. and global Southern studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, American fiction from the beginnings to the 21st century, multi-ethnic American literatures

  • Myrtle Liz Andrews

    Myrtle Liz Andrews

    American Studies, art/media, biopolitics, difference/otherness, performance studies, social movements, visual culture

  • Aimee Dixon Anthony
  • Jon Aponte

    Jon Aponte

    Program Assistant

  • Erin Aust

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  • John Carl Baker

    John Carl Baker

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Melissa Beard

    Melissa Beard

    Native American and Indigenous Studies, performance theory, ethnography, folklore, collective memory, historical trauma and genocide, film and television studies, gender studies and feminist theory

  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best

    Professor

    Sociology of everyday life, social inequalities, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, youth and gender, sociology of food

  • Johanna K Bockman

    Johanna K Bockman

    Associate Professor

    Globalization, neoliberalism, economic sociology, Eastern Europe, socialism and postsocialism, gentrification, Washington, DC

  • Ryan Bowerman

    Ryan Bowerman

    Critical Development Studies; Citizenship; Biopolitics; Globalization; Immigration; Migration; Colonialism; Postcolonialism

  • Melissa N Bruce
  • Zofia Burr

    Zofia Burr

    Associate Professor

    African American literature; poetry

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  • Diana D'Amico

    Diana D'Amico

    Assistant Professor

    History of education and education policy

  • Maria M Dakake

    Maria M Dakake

    Associate Professor

    Islamic thought, Qur'anic Studies, Shi'ite and Sufi traditions, women's issues

  • John G. Dale

    John G. Dale

    Associate Professor

    political sociology; economic sociology; social movements; globalization; transnational networks; sociology of human rights; law & transnational conflict; urban sociology; critical sociology of development; comparative & historical sociology; (Area Specialist in Burma/Myanmar).

  • Austin Deray

    Austin Deray

    Medieval gender and sexuality, codes of normativity in gender and sexuality, neo-medievalism, popular culture, social institutionalism, medieval queenship, sociohistorical construction of heteronormative masculinity, collegiate masculinity, and collegiate sexual expression

  • Marion F. Deshmukh

    Marion F. Deshmukh

    Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History

    European cultural history, history of modern Germany and Austria, German and Austrian art history

  • Basak Durgun

    Basak Durgun

    Graduate Lecturer

    Urban spaces, gentrification, governmentality, globalization and transnational sexualities

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  • Eric Eisner

    Eric Eisner

    Associate Professor

    18th and 19th century British literature and culture, esp. Romanticism; lyric poetry; history of reading; literary and cultural theory

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  • Megan Elizabeth Fariello

    Megan Elizabeth Fariello

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Savannah M Fetterolf
  • John Burt Foster

    John Burt Foster

    University Professor

    world literature, modern fiction, comparative literature

  • Wayne J Froman

    Wayne J Froman

    Associate Professor

    Contemporary European Continental philosophy, phenomenology, hermeneutics, aesthetics

  • Cynthia Fuchs

    Cynthia Fuchs

    Associate Professor

    Documentaries, American media, war movies, black popular cultures, sports and media, horror, action, and science fiction, gender and sexuality

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  • Ashley Gaddy

    Ashley Gaddy

    Race/ethnicity, biopolitics, African American Studies

  • Austin Gallas

    Austin Gallas

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Tim Gibson

    Tim Gibson

    Associate Professor

    Critical media studies, mass communication theory, and urban communication

  • Paula Ruth Gilbert

    Paula Ruth Gilbert

    Professor

    Nineteenth-Century French studies, Quebec studies, women writers, Literature, Society, and the Arts; Women and Gender Studies (joint appointment): Violence and Gender; Violent Women; Narrative, Gender, and Human Rights; Cultural Studies; New Century College

  • Michele Greet

    Michele Greet

    Associate Professor

    Twentieth-century Andean art, Latin American artists in Europe

  • Gregory A Guagnano

    Gregory A Guagnano

    Associate Professor

    Political economy of resource control, environmental sociology, social psychology of environmental concern, research methods and design, statistics, diffusion of technological innovation

  • Caroline Guthrie

    Caroline Guthrie

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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  • David W Haines

    David W Haines

    Professor

    migration, governance, kinship, information technology, East and Southeast Asia

  • Nancy W Hanrahan

    Nancy W Hanrahan

    Associate Professor

    critical theory, cultural sociology, feminist theory, music and the arts

  • Tamara Harvey

    Tamara Harvey

    Associate Professor

    early American literature, early modern women's writing, feminist theory

  • Angela Jean Hattery

    Angela Jean Hattery

    Professor

    Gender, race,inequality, intersections of inequalities, intimate partner violence, incarceration, families

  • Kristin Hillers
  • Steve Holmes

    Steve Holmes

    Assistant Professor

    theories and histories of rhetoric, material rhetorics, continental philosophy, digital rhetoric, videogames, mobile media, cultural studies, composition pedagogy

  • Mack P. Holt

    Mack P. Holt

    Professor

    Early modern Europe, especially France, the Reformation, the history of wine, the history of the book

  • Annie O Hui

    Annie O Hui

    Popular culture, surrealism, postcolonial literature

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  • Mark D Jacobs

    Mark D Jacobs

    Professor

    Sociology of culture, social theory, social control and juvenile justice, public scandal

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  • Christina R Kappel

    Christina R Kappel

    Gender and sexuality, mass and popular culture, postfeminism

  • Matthew B. Karush

    Matthew B. Karush

    Professor

    Modern Latin American history: twentieth-century Argentina, cultural history

  • David Kaufmann

    David Kaufmann

    Professor

    contemporary poetry; Critical Theory; Visual art and Art History;

  • Randa A Kayyali
  • Kayla Keener

    Kayla Keener

    Affect, irony, phenomenology, neoliberalism, niche markets and consumer culture, popular culture, alternative genders and sexualities

  • Dae Young Kim

    Dae Young Kim

    Associate Professor

    Immigration, ethnicity, race, Asian American studies, and globalization

  • Kimberly C Klinger

    Kimberly C Klinger

    Graduate Lecturer

    Biopolitics, political economy, mass culture, body/subjectivity, gender/sexuality

  • Kyle Koeppe

    Kyle Koeppe

    A constellation of Marxist political economy, Frankfurt School aesthetics and critical environmental history as they pertain to the American Appalachian region and its history of coal mining and local music that runs the gamut from folk and bluegrass to black metal

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  • Roger N Lancaster

    Roger N Lancaster

    Professor

    Gender/Sexuality, Culture and Political Economy, Crime and Punishment, American Studies, Latin America

  • Alison Landsberg

    Alison Landsberg

    Professor

    Visual culture, the politics of memory, affective engagements with the past, political subjectivity

  • Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Associate Professor

    Sense of Place, Appalachian Studies, Transnational Migration

  • Ray Ashton LeBlanc

    Ray Ashton LeBlanc

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

  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Professor

    Spanish in the US; language and identity, heritage language education; census; language policy; second language education

  • Lewis Levenberg

    Lewis Levenberg

    The internet, history of technology, history of philosophy, philosophy of history, critical theory, power relations, biopower, Africana philosophy, African art, art history, art theory.

  • Rachel Ann Lewis

    Rachel Ann Lewis

    Associate Professor, Concentration Head, MAIS

    transnational sexualities; human rights; film and media studies; queer theory

  • Andrew Light

    Andrew Light

    University Professor and Director of Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy

    International climate policy and governance, environmental policy and ethics, risk analysis, and ethics and emerging technologies

  • Cindy Lont

    Cindy Lont

    Professor

    Video-based production

  • Noel  Lopez

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  • Lindsey Macdonald

    Lindsey Macdonald

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Marxist political economy, critical media studies, critical theory.

  • Allison Macfarlane
  • Michael G Malouf

    Michael G Malouf

    Associate Professor

    Modernism; Anglophone novel, drama, and poetry, spec. Irish, Caribbean, British literature; literary theory, postcolonialism and cultural studies; history of English.

  • Matthew Malzkuhn
  • Peter Mandaville

    Peter Mandaville

    Professor of International Affairs

    Islam, globalization, development, international relations

  • Robert I Matz

    Robert I Matz

    Professor

    Early modern literature, Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, gender and sexuality

  • Marintha Miles

    Marintha Miles

    Migration; diaspora; political economy; digital activism; language politics; gender; international development; religion; ethnography; Central Asia; Tajikistan

  • Char R Miller

    Char R Miller

    Associate Professor

    Political theory, public law, political culture

  • Pia Moller
  • Alexander Monea

    Alexander Monea

    Assistant Professor

    Media Studies, Software and Critical Code Studies, Cultural Studies, History of Technology, Philosophy of Technology

  • Gavin C Mueller

    Gavin C Mueller

    Graduate Lecturer

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  • Gabriella Petrick

    Gabriella Petrick

    Assistant Professor

  • Adam Proctor

    Adam Proctor

    Political economy; state theory; race and class; history and culture of the labor movement; globalization and imperialism

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  • Lisa M. Rabin

    Lisa M. Rabin

    Associate Professor

    Film history, film reception, "useful" film, Latin American film and other forms of mass media, Latin American literature, service-learning.

  • David Rheams

    David Rheams

    Political Economy, Digital Media Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Studies

  • Shauna Rigaud

    Shauna Rigaud

    Community Based Learning Coordinator

  • Christina Riley

    Christina Riley

    New media theory, social movement studies, affect theory, biopolitics, gender and sexuality studies, concentrating on Feminism(s), Queer Theory

  • Stephen Robertson

    Stephen Robertson

    Professor and Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media

    digital history, history of sexuality, history of New York City, legal history

  • Mohsen Roomipoor

    Mohsen Roomipoor

    Cultural studies, Islamic studies, sociology of culture, Middle East, subjectivity, identity, alienation, cultural changes

  • Christine Rosenfeld

    Christine Rosenfeld

    Occupation, settler colonialism, colonialism, biopolitics, indigeneity, aboriginality, cultural loss and preservation, Hawai`i, cultural and environmental resources, landscape, resource extraction

  • Eric W Ross

    Eric W Ross

    American Studies, 20th century American cultural and political history, museum studies, popular culture, critical theory, and media studies (in particular representations of space, place, and memory)

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  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Assistant Professor

    Language politics and ideologies, the ethnography of literature, transportation and infrastructure, urban space and design, colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, India

  • Zana Sahyouni

    Zana Sahyouni

    religion and culture; the Middle East; nationalist narratives; colonialism

  • Tony Roshan Samara

    Tony Roshan Samara

    Affiliate

    race, ethnicity and nationalism, globalization, urban studies and international development and security.

  • Laina Hanninen Saul

    Laina Hanninen Saul

    Feminist theory and gender studies, post-colonial feminist theory, phenomenology and existentialism, the study of citizenship, subjectivity, and politics, globalization, human rights and the nature of cosmopolitanism

  • Jessica Scarlata

    Jessica Scarlata

    Associate Professor

    global and transnational cinema; incarceration and security; diaspora and migration; violence and human rights; colonialism; Indian, Irish, and Latin American film; race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality

  • Kelly Schrum

    Kelly Schrum

    Associate Professor

    scholarship of teaching and learning, online learning, digital humanities, history education

  • Linda J Seligmann

    Linda J Seligmann

    Professor

    informal economies and markets,political economy,agrarian issues,gender,Latin America,Andean region,Peru;transnational and transracial adoption,U.S.

  • Natasha Sharma

    Natasha Sharma

    Transnational spaces, literature, South Asian American culture, kinship work, and The Midwest.

  • JP Singh

    JP Singh

    Professor, Global Affairs and Cultural Studies

    International trade and development, cultural economics, global governance, socio-economic impact of information technologies, and global diplomacy and deliberations

  • Paul Smith

    Paul Smith

    Professor

    Political economy and culture, globalization, media and technology, critical race and gender theory

  • Suzanne E. Smith

    Suzanne E. Smith

    Professor

    African American, 20th century Cultural History, History of Death in America, American Popular Music, African American Religious History

  • Richard Todd Stafford

    Richard Todd Stafford

    Cultural study of science and technology; culture and political economy; visual culture

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  • Janine Wedel

    Janine Wedel

    University Professor

  • Caroline S. West

    Caroline S. West

    Adjunct Faculty

    visual culture, photography, political economy, gender/race theory, political economy, globalization

  • KV White

    KV White

    Social institutions, rhetoric/literature and politics, social control

  • Landon S Wilkins

    Landon S Wilkins

    African American studies, power-based violence, masculinity, and social reproduction through the lens of education/educational spaces.

  • Craig Willse

    Craig Willse

    Associate Professor

    biopolitics, neoliberalism, critical race and ethnic studies, urban studies, political sociology, queer and feminist theory.

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  • Alok Yadav

    Alok Yadav

    Associate Professor

    Restoration and 18th-Century British literature; nationalism, imperialism, and literary culture; postcolonial and world literature, esp. South Asian

  • Tolga Yalur

    Tolga Yalur

    Artifical Intelligence; psychoanalysis; algebra; film & media

  • Tauheeda Yasin

    Tauheeda Yasin

    poverty, "debtors' prisons", culture and public policy, for-profit justice, social innovation

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  • Andrea K Zach

    Andrea K Zach

    Political economy, critical theory, immigration, theories of nationalism & citizenship.

  • Rosemarie Zagarri

    Rosemarie Zagarri

    University Professor

    Early American history (colonial-1820s); Early American women; 18th-century transatlantic history and global history

  • David Isaac Zeglen

    David Isaac Zeglen

    Marxist political economy, biopower, digital media & visual culture, globalization, North Korea, Soviet Union/Russia, fascism, international development, celebrity politics

  • Amy Zhang

    Amy Zhang

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Museums; cultural institutions; cultural policy; globalization and art; art and political economy; critical theory; postcolonial theory; museum studies; art theory; art historiography; Arab States of the Persian Gulf