All Faculty

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  • Denise Albanese

    Denise Albanese

    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; postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality

  • Eric Gary Anderson

    Eric Gary Anderson

    Associate Professor

    American Indian literatures, 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

    Adjunct Faculty

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

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  • John Carl Baker

    John Carl Baker

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best

    Professor

    Education, social inequalities, youth, identity and intersectionality, children's health, community sociology, micro sociology, cultural sociology, sociology of everyday life, consumer markets and commercial life, sociology of food, farm to school, food access and food insecurity, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, ethnography, program evaluation

  • Johanna Bockman

    Johanna Bockman

    Associate Professor

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

  • Zofia Burr

    Zofia Burr

    Associate Professor

    African American literature; poetry

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  • Jack R. Censer

    Jack R. Censer

    Emeritus Faculty

    French, European social

  • Michael G. Chang

    Michael G. Chang

    Associate Professor

    political, social, cultural and economic histories of late imperial/early modern China (1500-1800); ethnicity; state-formation; court studies

  • Keith Clark

    Keith Clark

    Professor

  • Dina M. Copelman

    Dina M. Copelman

    Emeritus Faculty

    Modern British, European women, European social

  • Spencer Crew

    Spencer Crew

    Robinson Professor

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  • 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

    sociology of human rights; political sociology; social movements; global and transnational sociology; science, knowledge, and technology; law and transnational conflict; critical sociology of development; community and urban sociology; comparative and historical sociology; and area specialist in Burma/Myanmar.

  • Shannon N Davis

    Shannon N Davis

    Professor

    Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods

  • Basak Durgun

    Basak Durgun

    Graduate Lecturer

    Urban spaces, gentrification, governmentality, globalization and transnational sexualities

  • Ashley DuVal

    Ashley DuVal

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Cultural economy, power relations, nationalism, globalization

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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

  • Hatim El-Hibri

    Hatim El-Hibri

    Assistant Professor

    Film and Media: global media and television studies, Middle East and Arab media studies, visual culture studies, urban studies, critical theory, media history and theory, religion and media, cultural studies

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  • Savannah M Fetterolf

    Savannah M Fetterolf

    Graduate Lecturer

  • 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

    Documentary, television, social media, war movies, sports media, black popular cultures, LGBTQ media, horror, action, and science fiction movies and TV, gender and sexuality

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  • Benjamin Gatling

    Benjamin Gatling

    Associate Professor

    narrative, performance, the ethnography of communication, Persianate oral traditions, Islam, Central Asia and the Middle East

  • Tim Gibson

    Tim Gibson

    Associate Professor

    Critical media studies, mass communication theory, and urban communication

  • Michele Greet

    Michele Greet

    Professor

    Twentieth-century Andean art, Latin American artists in Europe

  • Gregory A Guagnano

    Gregory A Guagnano

    Emeritus Faculty

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

  • Elena Guglielmi

    Elena Guglielmi

    Instructor

    Linguistics, Russian Language, Literature and History

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  • David W Haines

    David W Haines

    Emeritus Faculty

    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

  • Mack P. Holt

    Mack P. Holt

    Emeritus Faculty

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

  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Associate Professor

    Medical anthropology, aging and end-of-life care, pain management, reproductive health, Islam, technology, gender, Middle East and North Africa, the United States

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  • Mark D Jacobs

    Mark D Jacobs

    Professor

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

  • Rosemary Jann

    Rosemary Jann

    Emeritus Faculty

    nineteenth-century British literature, history of science, interdisciplinary and cultural studies

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  • 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;

  • Kayla Keener

    Kayla Keener

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Affect theory, digital media, political economy, labor, critical theory, popular culture

  • Dae Young Kim

    Dae Young Kim

    Associate Professor

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

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  • Roger N Lancaster

    Roger N Lancaster

    Interim Director

    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, Frankfurt School, race in mass culture, politics of aesthetics

  • Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Associate Professor

    Sense of Place, Appalachian Studies, Transnational Migration

  • Carl Leak

    Carl Leak

    Librarian II

    Africana Studies; Collective & Institutional Memory; Libraries & Librarianship

  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Professor

    Applied and Sociolinguistics; Spanish in the US; heritage language education; ethnicity, race, and language in censuses; language and racialization

  • Rachel Ann Lewis

    Rachel Ann Lewis

    Associate Professor

    transnational sexualities; race and immigration; human rights; feminist and queer theory; media and cultural studies; disability studies

  • Andrew Light

    Andrew Light

    University Professor

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

  • Cindy Lont

    Cindy Lont

    Emeritus Faculty

    Video-based production

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  • 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.

  • Peter Mandaville

    Peter Mandaville

    Professor of International Affairs

    Islam, globalization, development, international relations

  • Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Professor

    Race, gender, the African American experience, and the history of black women in the Atlantic World

  • Robert I Matz

    Robert I Matz

    Campus Dean, George Mason University, Korea

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

  • Char R Miller

    Char R Miller

    Associate Professor

    Political theory, public law, political culture

  • Alexander Monea

    Alexander Monea

    Assistant Professor

    Film and Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies, AI / Machine Learning, Big Data, Image Recognition, Computer Vision, Eye Tracking

  • Gavin C Mueller

    Gavin C Mueller

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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  • Michael Hugh O'Malley

    Michael Hugh O'Malley

    Professor

    19th and 20th century US, cultural history, history of technology

  • Amaka Okechukwu

    Amaka Okechukwu

    Assistant Professor

    Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity, Political Sociology, Urban Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Black Politics, Ethnography, Oral History

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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.

  • Stephen Robertson

    Stephen Robertson

    Professor

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

  • Christine Rosenfeld

    Christine Rosenfeld

    Assistant Professor

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

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  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Associate Professor

    Urban space and design, social mobility and infrastructure, language politics and ideologies, cultural identity formation, ethnography and literature, postcolonial theory, globalization, India

  • Zana Sahyouni

    Zana Sahyouni

    Adjunct Faculty

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

  • May Santiago

    May Santiago

    Graduate Research Assistant

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

  • 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, scholarly digital storytelling, digital humanities

  • Linda J Seligmann

    Linda J Seligmann

    Emeritus Faculty

    informal economies and markets, agrarian issues, gender relations, quinoa, culture and food, Latin America, Andean region, Peru; transnational and transracial adoption, U.S., anthropological theory and methods

  • 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

    Instructor

    Cultural study of science and technology, culture and political economy, environment and culture, visual culture

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  • Janine Wedel

    Janine Wedel

    University Professor

    Anthropology of Public Policy, Influence Elites, Corruption, Central and Eastern Europe, Foreign Aid, Governance, Privatization of Policy, Social Networks

  • Caroline S. West

    Caroline S. West

    Assistant Professor

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

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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

  • Margaret Yocom

    Margaret Yocom

    Emeritus Faculty

    traditional narrative; material culture; family folklore; gender studies

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  • Andrea K Zach

    Andrea K Zach

    Assistant Professor

    Political economy, German contemporary films, 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