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Robert H. Abzug

Professor, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies & Director of Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

zug@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-7240 |
GAR 2.108

Education: Ph.D., History, 1977, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: American Cultural and Intellectual History, American Jewish History and Culture, History of the Holocaust & Jewish Studies, History of Psychology, History of American Religion, History of Photography, Antebellum America

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Cary Cordova

Assistant Professor

cordova@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-4582 |
BUR 418

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: American Studies, Latino Studies, Art History / Visual Culture, Urban Studies, and Ethnic Studies; the interconnectivity of art, politics, place, and public policy; Latina/o cultural production, including art, music, and the performing arts, and social movements

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Janet M. Davis

Associate Professor

janetmdavis@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1848 |
BUR 432

Education: Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests: U.S. cultural, social, and environmental history; popular culture; social thought; animal studies; women’s and gender history; U.S. social movements; modern South Asia

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Nicole Guidotti-Hernández

Associate Professor

ngh24@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6313 |
BUR 422

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests: Borderlands History after 1846, Transnational Feminisms, Latinx Studies, and Immigration

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Lauren Gutterman

Assistant Professor

lgutterman@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4349 |
BUR 406

Education: Ph.D, New York University

Interests: Modern U.S. History; History of Women, Gender and Sexuality; LGBT/Queer Studies; Marriage and the Family; Popular Culture; Public History; Oral History; Digital Humanities

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Steven D Hoelscher

Department Chair, Professor, Faculty Curator for Photography, Harry Ransom Center

hoelscher@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-2567 |
BUR 416

Education: Ph.D., Geography, 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Photography; Cultural and Historical Geography; Urban Studies; Memory; Ethnicity and Race

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Randolph Lewis

Professor

randolph.lewis@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-7783 |
BUR 410

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: surveillance culture, cinema studies, documentary expression, indigenous media, the intersection of art and politics broadly conceived, creative nonfiction/experimental scholarship, digital humanities, unorthodox urban studies, public scholarship, film and video production

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Stephen H Marshall

Associate Professor

stephenmarshall@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4361 |
BUR 412, GWB 2.116c

Education: Ph.D., 2002, Government, Harvard University

Interests: Political Theory, American Social and Political Thought, African-American political thought

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Maurie McInnis

Professor of American Studies; Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities #1; Executive Vice President and Provost

provost@utexas.edu |
512-471-4363 |
MAI 201

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: U.S. Cultural History of American Art; Colonial and Antebellum South; Relationship between Art and Politics; American Slavery

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Jeffrey L Meikle

Stiles Professor in American Studies

meikle@mail.utexas.edu |
232-2166 |
BUR 424

Education: Ph.D., American Studies, 1977, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: History of design, technology, and architecture; postmodernity; alternative cultures.

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Julia Mickenberg

Associate Professor, Interim Chair of DSES and Acting Director of CREES

mickenberg@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-2650 |
BUR 456

Education: Ph. D., University of Minnesota

Interests: History of the Left/radical cultures, women's history, history of childhood and children's literature, Russian studies, Americans abroad, utopia

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Mark C. Smith

Associate Professor

mcsmith@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-2015 |
BUR 428

Education: Ph.D., American Studies, 1980, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: the history of social science, the cultural history of alcohol and drugs

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Shirley E. Thompson

Associate Professor, Associate Chair of American Studies

s.thompson@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-2097 |
BUR 426

Education: Ph.D., 2001, History of American Civilization, Harvard University

Interests: African American and African Diaspora Studies; Nineteenth Century US Cultural History; Law and Literature; Slavery and Post-Emancipation Cultures; Cultural Memory

Professors Emeriti


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Alfred W. Crosby Jr.

Professor Emeritus

crosby@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-7277

Education: Ph.D., 1961, Boston University

Thomas F Staley

Professor Emeritus

tfs@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-9111

Education: Ph.D., 1962, University of Pittsburgh

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William M Stott

Professor Emeritus, American Studies and English

wstott@mail.utexas.edu |
Skype "billstott"

Education: Ph.D., 1972, Yale University

Interests: documentary, journalism, autobiography

Lecturers


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Carrie Andersen

Lecturer

candersen@utexas.edu |
BUR 412

Interests: war and violence, game studies, technology and culture, political theory, American conservatism, post-1945 US culture and history, public scholarship, digital humanities

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Marvin Bendele

Lecturer, Director of Foodways Texas

mcbendele@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-3037 |
BUR 414

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Foodways, Mobility & Migration, Cultural Geography, Borderlands, Texas, Oral History, Hunting/Fishing

Andrea D Gustavson

Lecturer, Head of Instructional Services at Harry Ransom Center

agustavson@utexas.edu |
512-471-8899 |
HRC 3.337

Interests: Photography, War and Visual Culture, Twentieth Century American Literature, Affect Theory, Archival Education

Affiliate Faculty


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Ricardo Ainslie

M. K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education, Educational Psychology

rainslie@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0364

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: Psychoanalysis and cultural experience of immigration, ethnic conflicts within communities, and the relationship between individual and collective identity

Anthony Alofsin

Roland Gommel Roessner Centennial Professor in Architecture

alofsin@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7803 |
WMB 4.102B, GOL 2.308

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Phillip J Barrish

Tony Hilfer Professor of American and British Literature

pbarrish@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7840 |
PAR 130, PAR 108

Education: Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University

Interests: American Literature 1870-1930, medicine and literature, gender studies, "masculinity" as a cultural construction, whiteness studies, relationship between literature and liberalism

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Daniel A Bonevac

Professor, Philosophy

bonevac@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4857 |
WAG 403

Education: PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Interests: Philosophical logic, metaphysics, ethics, cognitive science, Non-Western philosophy, Christian philosophy

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Jason Borge

Associate Professor, Spanish and Portugese

jason.borge@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-4535 |
BEN 3.136

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Latin American film and media studies, Inter-American cultural studies, early-to-mid 20th century cultural history, popular music and sound studies, new jazz studies

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Henry W. Brands

Professor; Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History

hwbrands@austin.utexas.edu |
GAR 3.306

Education: Ph.D., 1985, University of Texas at Austin

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Brian A Bremen

Associate Professor, English

bremen@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7842 |
Parlin 127

Education: Ph.D., 1989, Princeton University

Interests: American Literature, Modernism, the Digital Humanities, writers of the Harlem Renaissance, and Literary Theory.

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Simone A. Browne

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies

sbrowne@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-5975 |
GWB 3.138

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Erika M. Bsumek

Associate Professor, History

embsumek@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-3261 |
GAR 2.104C

Education: Ph.D., 2000, Rutgers University

Interests: Native American history, history of consumption and production of manufactured and handmade goods in the US, anthropology

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Craig Campbell

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Slavic and Eurasian Studies

craig.campbell@utexas.edu |
512-232-4342 |
SAC 4.122

Education: Ph.D., University of Alberta

Interests: ethnography, documentary images, Siberia, reindeer hunting and herding, travel and mobility, Socialist colonialism, early forms of Sovietization, location and place

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Charlotte Canning

Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor in Drama

charlottecanning@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-5793 |
WIN 2.158

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

Interests: US theatre history, Broadway, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, historiography, feminist theory, theatre and American society, historical entertainment industry

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Evan B Carton

Joan Negley Kelleher Centennial Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

e.carton@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-8916 |
PAR 223

Education: Ph.D., 1979, Johns Hopkins University

Interests: 19th and 20th century American literature, literary and cultural theory and histiography, antebellum evagelism, secularism, radcial politics

Kate Catterall

Associate Professor, Art and Art History

katecat@utexas.edu |
512-471-0902 |
ART 1.214

Interests: ethical and environmental consequences of synthetics lifestyles, global production of consumer goods for the mass-market, design, digital design process

Tanya Clement

John P. Commons Teaching Fellow/Assistant Professor, School of Information

tclement@ischool.utexas.edu |
512-232-2980 |
UTA 5.538

Interests: digital humanities, humanities informatics, humanities data curation, information theory, mark-up theory, social text theory, theories of information visualization

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Matt Cohen

Associate Professor, English

matt.cohen@utexas.edu |
512-471-8112 |
PAR 20, CAL 226

Education: Ph.D., 2002, College of William and Mary

Interests: American literature, digital archives, history of the book

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James H. Cox

Fellow of C. B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in United States-Mexico Relations #3/Professor, English

jhcox@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7804

Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Interests: 20th and 21st century Native American literature, 20th and 21st century American novel, Native American literary theory, ethnic American literatures

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Ann Cvetkovich

Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor in Creative Writing #2/Professor, English

cvet@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8374 |
PAR 323

Education: Ph.D., 1988, Cornell University

Interests: Women's and gender studies, gay and lesbian studies, public feelings, trauma studies

O.L. Davis

Professor Emeritus

oldavisjr@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-3512

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Mercedes Lynn De Uriarte

Associate Professor, Journalism

merlyn@utexas.edu |
512-471-1845 |
BMC 3.338

Education: Ph.D. in American Studies, Yale

Interests: US press crisis coverage of Latin American events, latinos in media and culture, coparative crisis coverage, Central America, Latin American journalism

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Diana DiNitto

Cullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education/Professor, Social Work

ddinitto@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-9227 |
SSW 3.130B

Education: Ph.D., Florida State University

Interests: Social welfare policy, chemical dependency, violence against women

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Caroline Faria

Assistant Professor, Geography and the Environment

cvfaria@austin.utexas.edu |
CLA 3.414

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington, WA

Interests: Feminist political and economic geographies; feminist methodologies; intersections of race and gender; gender and nationalism; Africa and the African diaspora (specifically Uganda and South Sudan); the beauty trade and beauty technologies

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Richard R. Flores

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Professor, Anthropology

flores@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-9209

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Critical theory, performance studies, semiotics, historical and cultural athrophology

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William Forbath

Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law/Professor, School of Law, History

wforbath@law.utexas.edu |
512-232-1326 |
JON 6.216

Interests: social and economic rights in the courts, social movements in Southern Hemisphere, identity politics in the Progressive Era

Kathryn Fuller

Professor, Department of Radio Television and Film

kathy.fullerseeley@austin.utexas.edu |
CMA 5.128

Education: Ph.D, Johns Hopkins

Interests: American cultural and media history, media historiography, comedy across media forms

Lyndon K. Gill

Fellow of Chair in African and African Diaspora Studies/Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies

lyndonkgill@utexas.edu |
BLS 3.132

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Queer asthetics in the Africa Diaspora, the erotic, LGBT art and activism in Carribean cultures, African-based spiritual traditions in the Americas, subjectivity and community building

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John Morán González

Director, Center for Mexican American Studies; Associate Professor, Department of English

jmgonzal@utexas.edu |
512-471-8117 |
PAR 321

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Latino/a Literature; Chicano/a Literature; Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Narrative Theory; Postcolonial Studies

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Samuel D Gosling

Distinguished Teaching Professor/Professor, Psychology

samg@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-1628 |
SEA 3.224

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Social media, personality in humans and other animals, impression formation, internet research methods

Don B Graham

J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor in American and English Literature

dgbb@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-8387 |
CAL 306

Education: Ph.D., 1971, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Southwestern American literature, Australian literature and film, American literature

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Laurie B. Green

Associate Professor, History

lbgreen@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-7245 |
GAR 2.116

Education: Ph.D., 1999, University of Chicago

Interests: Politics of race and gender in 20th century US, social movements, cultural studies

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Sabine Hake

Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture

hake@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6379 |
BUR 332

Education: Ph.D., University of Hannover, Germany

Interests: German film, Weimar culture, modernism and the avant-garde, the culture of the metropolis, facist aesthetics, working-class culture, Marxist theory

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John Hartigan

Professor, Anthropology/Director, Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

johnhartigan@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-9201 |
SAC 4.158

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Interests: Anthropology of science, enthnography of race, American culture, urban cultures, social theory

Linda Henderson

Distinguished Teaching Professor/David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History

dnehl@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-2474 |
DFA 2.122

Education: Ph. D., Yale University

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Rich Heyman

Lecturer, Geography and Environment

heyman@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1585 |
CLA 3.404

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

Interests: Cultural geography, urban geography, critical theory and Marxism, history of geography, pedagogy, public space

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Heather Houser

Katherine Ross Richards Centennial Teaching Fellow in English/Associate Professor, English

houserh@utexas.edu |
512-471-8766 |
PAR 228

Education: Ph.D., 2010, Stanford University

Interests: 20th and 21st century Anglophone fiction, environmental literature and criticism, medical humanites, science/technology and culture, affect studies, data in narrative and new media

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Bruce J. Hunt

Associate Professor, History

bjhunt@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6109 |
GAR 2.106

Education: Ph.D., 1984, Johns Hopkins University

Interests: History of science and technology

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Coleman Hutchison

Associate Professor of English

coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu |
512-471-8372 |
CAL 314

Education: Ph.D., 2006, Northwestern University

Interests: U.S. literature and culture to 1900; poetry; print culture; the U.S. south; the American Civil War

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Jacqueline Jones

Department Chair, History/Mastin Gentry White Professor in Southern History, Barbara White Stuart Centennial Professor in Texas History

jjones@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-7235 |
GAR 1.106A

Education: Ph.D., 1976, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Martin W Kevorkian

Fellow of Iris Howard Regents Professorship in English Literature #2/Professor, English

mkevorkian@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-8797 |
PAR 325

Education: Ph.D., 2000, University of California Los Angeles

Interests: American Renaissance, technology and race

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Donna Kornhaber

Assistant Professor, English

donna.kornhaber@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8392 |
CAL 207

Education: Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University

Interests: Film studies, 20th century American drama, the modern American novel, intersections of film, theatre, and literature

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Sarah Lopez

Assistant Professor, Architecture

sll@utexas.edu |
512-471-0147 |
SUT 2.118

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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Minkah Makalani

Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies

makalani@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4745 |
BLS 3.114

Education: Ph.D., 2004, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests: African diaspora, intellectual history, theory and social movements, race and racial formation

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Gretchen Murphy

Fellow of Iris Howard Regents Professorship in English Literature/Professor, English

gretchen@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-8532 |
CAL 311

Education: Ph.D., 1999, University of Washington

Interests: US literature and culture to 1914, nationalism and imperialism, sentimental domestic writing

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Neil R Nehring

Associate Professor, English

neilnehring@sbcglobal.net |
512-471-8713 |
PAR 23

Education: Ph.D., 1985, University of Michigan

Interests: Popular music and youth subcultures, the avant-garde

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Ann M. Reynolds

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History

reyna@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-2608 |
DFA 2.512

Education: Ph. D., The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York

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Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Associate Professor, Journalism, Center for Mexican Amerian Studies

mrivas@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0405 |
BMC 3.120

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Rebecca Rossen

Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance

r-rossen@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7153 |
WIN 1.144

Education: Ph.D.(2006), Northwestern University

Interests: Modern and postmodern dance, staging of identity in physical performance, relationship between research and practice

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Sharmila Rudrappa

Director, Center for Asian American Studies/Associate Professor, Sociology

rudrappa@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6310 |
BUR 574

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Indian information techonology, globilization, enthnography, cultural politics of assisted reproductive technologies in India

Thomas Schatz

Professor

tschatz@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-5987

Interests: Film, television, Hollywood, American film history, Film analysis and criticism

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Chad Seales

Assistant Professor, Religous Studies

seales@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-5929 |
BUR 516

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests: Religion in North America, secular studies, southern studies, ritual studies, religion and popular culture, religion and capatilism, evangelicism, race and ethinicity

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Suzanne Seriff

Senior Lecturer, Anthropology

sseriff@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-0816 |
SAC 4.126

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Greater Mexican folklife, immigrant arts, public culture, US, Mexico

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Harel Shapira

Assistant Professor, Sociology

hshapira@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-8075 |
CLA 3.636

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests: Ethnography, politics, race, and social movements

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Cherise Smith

Associate Professor, Art and Art History/African and African Diaspora Studies

cherise_smith@utexas.edu |
512-232-1822 |
BLS 2.202

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: American art after 1945, intersection of art with race and gender, African American art and visual culture, performance and conceptual art practices, politics of identity, photography

Denise A. Spellberg

Professor, History

spellberg@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-7202 |
GAR 3.208

Education: Ph.D., 1989, Columbia University

Interests: Islam in American and European history, medieval Islamic history, religion, and gender

Paul Stekler

Professor

paul.stekler@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-6679

Interests: State and national campaign politics, elections, public broadcasting, documentary filmmaking

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Kathleen C. Stewart

Professor, Anthropology

kstewart@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8521 |
CLA 4.408

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: Affect, ethnographic engagement, women and gender studies, the senses, attachment

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Pauline Strong

Director of Humanities Institute, Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

pstrong@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8524 |
SAC 4.130

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Cultural, historical, feminist anthropology. Identity and difference. Politics of representation. Public culture. Youth organizations. Museum studies. US, Indigenous North America.

Sharon L. Strover

Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication, Radio Television Film

sstrover@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-6652 |
CMA 5.124

Education: Ph. D., Stanford University

Interests: Digital media programs in higher education, social media, rural broadband development, e-government, media policy

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Circe Sturm

Associate Professor, Anthropology

circe@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1561 |
SAC 5.122

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Interests: Race, sovereignty, and citizenship; comparative colonialisms; race and indigeneity; dominance, resistance, and subjectivity; Native North America, Central America, and Europe

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Eric Tang

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies

erictang@utexas.edu |
GWB 3.136

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: African diaspora, Asian American studies, race, urban social movements, racism and anti-racism, poetics of displacement, activisty research, urban unrest

Janice S. Todd

Co-Director H.J. Lutcher Stark Center/Professor, Kinesiology and Health Education

jan@starkcenter.org |
512-471-4890

Interests: History of physcial culture, sport and ethics, history of sport medicine, doping

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Michael P Young

Associate Professor, Sociology

myoung@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6331 |
BUR 462

Education: Ph.D., New York University