Tenure-line Faculty

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  • 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; 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

B

  • 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

C

  • 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

  • Spencer Crew

    Spencer Crew

    Robinson Professor

D

  • 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

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

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

E

  • 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

F

  • 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

G

  • 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

  • Nathaniel Greenberg

    Nathaniel Greenberg

    Associate Professor

    Modern Arabic literature, film, media, rhetoric and politics

  • Michele Greet

    Michele Greet

    Professor

    Twentieth-century Andean art, Latin American artists in Europe

H

  • Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Associate Professor

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

  • 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

  • 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

K

  • 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;

  • Dae Young Kim

    Dae Young Kim

    Associate Professor

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

L

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

  • Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Associate Professor

    Sense of Place, Appalachian Studies, Transnational Migration

  • Jennifer Leeman

    Jennifer Leeman

    Professor

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

  • Andrew Light

    Andrew Light

    University Professor

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

M

  • 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.

  • Peter Mandaville

    Peter Mandaville

    Professor of International Affairs

    Islam, globalization, development, international relations

  • 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

N

O

  • Michael O'Malley

    Michael 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

R

  • 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

S

  • Rashmi Sadana

    Rashmi Sadana

    Associate 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

  • 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

  • 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

T

W

  • 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

Y

  • 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

Z

  • Rosemarie Zagarri

    Rosemarie Zagarri

    University Professor

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