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, Horror studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, American fiction from the beginnings to the 21st century,

  • 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

  • Iccha Basnyat

    Iccha Basnyat

    Associate Professor

    Culture, gender and health; critical health communication; global health communication; health equity; South and South East Asia

  • Aziza Bayou

    Aziza Bayou

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Economic anthropology, political economy, historical materialism, inequity, ethnicity, segregation, fair/affordable housing, anthropology of religion, ethnographic methods, New Orleans and Caribbean region. Secondary coursework in biological anthropology/human evolution and variation.

  • 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

    Distinguished University Professor

    20th-Century African American Literature; African American Literary Masculinity Studies; Black LGBTQ+ Literature; African American Drama; Major Authors: James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, Ann Petry

  • Dina M. Copelman

    Dina M. Copelman

    Emeritus Faculty

    Modern British, European women, European social

  • Richard T Craig

    Richard T Craig

    Associate Professor

    Media ownership, telecommunication/media policy, media political economy, media representation of marginialized groups (race,gender, religion, etc...), popular culture

  • 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 and Gender

  • 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

    Interim Campus Dean & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, George Mason University, Korea

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

  • Austin A. Deray

    Austin A. Deray

    Instructor

    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

  • Basak Durgun

    Basak Durgun

    Graduate Lecturer

    Adjunct Faculty

    Urban spaces, gentrification, governmentality, globalization and transnational sexualities

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  • 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.

  • 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

    Associate Professor

    Global media and television studies, Middle East and Arab media studies, visual culture studies, urban studies, infrastructure studies, critical theory, media history and theory, cultural studies

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  • Austin Gallas

    Austin Gallas

    Graduate Lecturer

    Police reform, public sexuality, undercover surveillance, sex work, New York City, social history, archives

  • Benjamin Gatling

    Benjamin Gatling

    Associate Professor

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

  • 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. Porn work in the gig economy.

  • Tim Gibson

    Tim Gibson

    Associate Professor

    Critical media studies, mass communication theory, and urban communication

  • 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

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  • David W Haines

    David W Haines

    Emeritus Faculty

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

  • Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Associate Professor

    Islamic history, Middle East, Women's Studies, Global history

  • 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 L. Hughes Rinker

    Cortney L. Hughes Rinker

    Professor

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

  • Annie O Hui

    Annie O Hui

    Graduate Lecturer

    Popular culture, surrealism, postcolonial literature

  • Samuel Clowes Huneke

    Samuel Clowes Huneke

    Associate Professor

    Modern Europe, Modern Germany, History of Sexuality, Legal History, History of Democracy

  • Jessica Hurley

    Jessica Hurley

    Associate Professor

    Speculative fiction and sci-fi; environmental humanities; C20/21 multi-ethnic American literatures; Indigenous and postcolonial literatures; science and technology studies, gender and sexuality studies.

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  • Yasemin Ipek

    Yasemin Ipek

    Assistant Professor

    Activism and civil society, crisis, political imagination, citizenship and belonging, decoloniality, sectarianism, nationalism, class, refugees and humanitarianism, migration, Middle East and North Africa, the United States

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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

    the politics of memory, affective engagements with the past, political subjectivity, visual culture, the Frankfurt School, race in mass culture, politics of aesthetics

  • Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Associate Professor

    Contemporary Irish Folklore, Sense of Place, Appalachian Studies, Transnational Migration

  • Carl Leak

    Carl Leak

    Librarian III, SOC Communications Chair

    Social Movements; Black Studies; Cultural Studies of Medicine

  • Sam Lebovic

    Sam Lebovic

    Professor

    20th century culture and politics; democracy; constitutional history; civil liberties; foreign relations; national security; political institutions and political economy; media history; cultural globalization.

  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Professor

    Spanish in the US; heritage language education; critical, antiracist language teaching; ethnicity, race, and language in censuses; language and social justice

  • Rachel A. Lewis

    Rachel A. Lewis

    Professor

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

  • Andrew Light

    Andrew Light

    Distinguished University Professor

    International climate and energy 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

    Professor

    Modernism; Postcolonialism; Anglophone novel, drama, and poetry, spec. Irish, Caribbean, British literature; literary theory, cultural studies, petroculture & theories of energy transition; History of English, Global English literary criticism

  • 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

    Professor

    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

    Associate Professor

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

  • Gavin C Mueller

    Gavin C Mueller

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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  • Michael O'Malley

    Michael O'Malley

    Professor

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

  • Amaka Okechukwu

    Amaka Okechukwu

    Associate Professor

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

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  • Christy L Pichichero

    Christy L Pichichero

    Associate Professor

    Early Modern, Enlightenment, Revolutionary History, Literature, Art, & Music of the French Empire; Theories, Histories, and Practices of African Diaspora; Slavery & its Afterlives; War & Culture; Critical Race & Mixed-Race Studies; Gender & Sexuality; Human Rights & Social Justice; Theater; Film; Digital Humanities; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing & History; History of News & Information Networks; Critical Pedagogy; Inclusive Pedagogy & Curricular Design; Student/Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Wellbeing; Faculty, Graduate, Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, & Mentoring; Academic and Community Activism, Academe & Politics.

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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

    20th century US history, digital history, legal history, urban history, spatial history, history of sexuality

  • Christine Rosenfeld

    Christine Rosenfeld

    Associate 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

    Professor

    Urban space, gender, and social mobility; infrastructure, design, and the built environment; language politics and ideologies; cultural identity formation; ethnography of 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 Teaching Assistant, SOC Co-Chair

    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

    Professor

    scholarship of teaching and learning, history of higher education, 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

    Marxism, political economy and culture, postcolonial studies, globalization, media and technology, critical race and gender theory, art and music industries, theories of culture, Cultural Studies

  • 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

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  • janine Wedel

    janine Wedel

    Distinguished University Professor

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

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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; anthologies of African American writing

  • 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

    Distinguished University Professor

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