Faculty & Staff

  • Visiting Lecturer in American Studies

    PhD, New York University; MA, Pratt Institute; BA, University of Pittsburgh

    I study the US prison regime, media history, revolutionary and abolitionist movements, and the history of capitalism.

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  • Professor of Art

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Art Historian focusing on the art and visual culture of the United States. Interests include the intersection of art and science, ecocriticism, landscape imagery, sentimentalism, and Disney.

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  • Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Queens College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches modernism, contemporary American fiction and poetry, ethnic literature, and urban literature and photography.

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  • Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English

    B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Expert in nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature;  Shakespeare; and modernism in the arts.

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  • Associate Professor of Psychology

    B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research explores how culture and family processes influence development and mental health across the lifespan.

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  • Associate Professor of American Studies

    B.A., University of California (Irvine); M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

    Specializes in gender and Filipinx history, Asian American Studies, history of U.S. empire, and transnational feminist approaches to the study of beauty and fashion 

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  • Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

    B.A., University of California (Riverside); M.A., University of California (Santa Barbara); Ph.D., University of California (Santa Cruz)

    Engaged in research on Asian American visual history, the New American West, and Native American horse cultures.

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  • Professor of Africana Studies

    B.A., M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Expert on Caribbean literature and Caribbean intellectual history.

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  • Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Saint Michael’s College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

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  • Professor of American Studies

    A.B., Harvard College; B.A., M.A., Trinity College (Cambridge); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Cultural historian of the Belle Époque and biographer of the Henry James family and John Singer Sargent.

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  • Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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  • Class of 1949 Chair in Ethics; Professor of American Studies; Dean of Academic Affairs

    A.B., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Qualitative sociologist focusing on race, class, gender, and cultural production.

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  • Professor of Religion

    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    An educator and a scholar in the comparative and historical study of religion with a focus on Asia, as the word "Asia" is understood historically and broadly to include West Asia, South Asia and East Asia.

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  • Anne Pierce Rogers Professor in American Literature; Professor of English

    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Yale University

    My research and teaching span two areas, British eighteenth and nineteenth century prose fiction, and Asian American literature.

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  • Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Cultural and intellectual inequality, museums, decentered knowledge production and pedagogy, sociology of art and literature, migration, transnational social protection.

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  • Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian Studies; Professor of Religion

    B.A., Dickinson College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Academic historian and public interpreter of religion in America during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National periods.

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  • Associate Professor of American Studies; Co-Director, The Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities

    B.A., M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)

    Interests include Chicana/Latino literature and culture; and analysis of gender, labor, immigration, sexuality, and representation in cultural production.

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  • Associate Professor of History

    B.A., University of Tennessee (Knoxville); M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Historian of slavery, space and governance in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies

    B.A., M.A., DePaul University; Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)

    Specializes in gender and Filipinx American history, Asian American Studies, feminist approaches to oral histories and critical ethnography

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  • Associate Professor of American Studies

    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interdisciplinary scholar studying race and ethnic identities and popular culture in Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities.

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  • Professor of English

    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Studies and teaches American poetry and film, focusing particularly on contemporary poetry and classic Hollywood cinema.

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