Faculty Affiliates


Faculty Name Research Interests

Lorraine Bayard de VoloLorraine Bayard de Volo
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies


Gender, race, class, and sexuality as they interact with and inform war, militarization, revolution, and social movements in Latin America

Shu-ling Berggreen
Associate Professor, Media Studies, College of Media, Communication and Information

Children and media; global media, culture, and identity; media institutions and economics; Asian media; methodological issues in media research

Adam BradleyAdam Bradley
Professor, Department of English; Director, Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab)

African American literature and popular culture

Bryan JoeJoe Bryan
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Indigenous politics in the Americas; human rights; critical cartography

Robert BuffingtonRobert Buffington
Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies

Histories of crime and sexuality in Mexico and Latin America

Kristen CarpenterKristen Carpenter
Professor, School of Law; Co-Director of the American Indian Law Program

Legal claims of indigenous peoples, especially with respect to issues of property, religion, culture, and human rights

Ming ChenMing Hsu Chen
Associate Professor, Law School

Civil rights, race, immigration, citizenship from the perspectives of law and society

Albert ChongAlbert Chong
Professor, Department of Art and Art History

Photographic images; themes of personal mysticism and spirituality, family stories and histories, race and ethnic identity, political commentary, environmental art

Andrew CowellAndrew Cowell
Professor, Department of Linguistics

Indigenous languages, especially Native American languages; language endangerment, maintenance and revitalization among Native communities; connections between language and culture

Emmanuelle DavidEmmanuel David
Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies

Gender, culture, and inequality; qualitative sociology; global outsourcing in the Philippines

Elizabeth DutroElizabeth Dutro
Professor, School of Education

Literacy, trauma, and identities of gender, sexuality, and race, especially in high-poverty elementary schools

Elizabeth FennElizabeth Fenn
Chair and Professor, Department of History

History of the early American West, focusing on epidemic disease, Native American, and environmental history. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People.

Donna GoldsteinDonna Goldstein
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS)

Intersections of race, gender, poverty and violence in Brazil; pharmaceutical politics in Latin America

Gerardo GutierrezGerardo Gutiérrez
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Prehistoric Mesoamerica; archaeology; ethnohistory; Geographical Information Systems (GIS); environment, agriculture and settlement

Cheryl HigashidaCheryl Higashida
Associate Professor, Department of English

African American, ethnic, and radical literatures; American studies and gender studies

Alison JaggarAlison Jaggar
Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies and Department of Philosophy

Gender and globalization, especially justice, poverty; moral epistemology

Greg JohnsonGreg Johnson
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies

Contemporary Indigenous traditions in moments of legal struggle, with specific attention to American Indian and Native Hawaiian contexts; repatriation issues (e.g., NAGPRA)

Stephen Graham JonesStephen Graham Jones
Professor, Department of English

Fiction writing; horror, science fiction, fantasy, film, comics, pop culture, technology; American Indian Studies

Penelope KelseyPenelope Kelsey
Director, Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies; Associate Professor, Department of English

Native American literature, film, and theory

Patricia LimerickPatricia Limerick
Director, Center for the American West; Professor, Department of History

Western American history; public history; applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts

Donna MejiaDonna Mejia
Assistant Professor, Department of Theater and Dance

Choreography, directing, and performance of contemporary dance; traditions of the African and Arab Diaspora and emerging fusion traditions in Transnational Electronica; cultural imperialism, gender representation, and globalization

Deepti MisriDeepti Misri
Associate Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies

Transnational feminist studies, feminist theory and criticism; South Asian fiction and cinema; postcolonial studies. 

Celeste Montoya Celeste Montoya
Associate Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies

Gender and race politics; social movements by women in Europe and the U.S.; public policy, political institutions, international organization, transnational politics

Michele MosesMichele Moses
Professor, School of Education

Affirmative action; democratic theory; equal educational opportunity; higher education; philosophy of education; policy, race and education

Austin OkigboAustin Okigbo
Assistant Professor, School of Music

Ethnomusicoogy; African and African American religious experiences; music cultures of the Black Atlantic; music in global health, black nationalisms, and new Diasporas

L.Kaifa RolandL. Kaifa Roland
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Cultural anthropology of tourism; national identity, racial and gender constructions; popular cultural practices and critiques of capitalism; regional focus on the Caribbean and the broader African Diaspora, with field research in Cuba

George RiveraGeorge Rivera
Professor, Department of Art and Art History

Artist exhibited in the United States, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Mexico, Palestine, Peru, Russia, and Spain; art critic and curator

Brenda RomeroBrenda Romero
Associate Professor, College of Music

Ethnomusicology; Mexican folk music

David ShneerDavid Shneer
Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History; Director, Program in Jewish Studies

Twentieth century European, Russian, and Jewish history and culture; Jews and sexuality; diaspora studies; Holocaust studies

Jennifer ShannonJennifer Shannon
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Anthropology of museums and critical museology; Indigenous rights and representation, especially in North America and the Caribbean; contemporary indigeneity and settler colonialism

Christina SueChristina Sue
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Comparative race and ethnicity; immigration; gender; ethnographic and qualitative methodology; the sociology of Latin America

Ben Teitelbaum
Instructor, Department of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Race, nationalism, and expressive culture in the Nordic countries; radical white nationalist ideology, activism, and music in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

Beverly WeberBeverly Weber
Associate Professor, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Intersections of race, gender, and migration in Germany and Europe; contemporary German literature and culture; Islam in Europe

William WeiWilliam Wei
Professor, Department of History

History of modern China; Chinese American history within the context of Chinese diaspora; Asian American history

Emily YehEmily Yeh
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Nature/society geography; political ecology; cultural politics; development; Tibet; China