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Robert H. Abzug

Professor, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies |
512-475-7240 |
GAR 3.310

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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B. Alex Beasley

Assistant Professor |
512-475-7792 |
BUR 402

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: U.S. cultural, social, and political history; history of capitalism; environmental studies; the U.S. and the world; gender and sexuality; geography and urban studies; public and digital humanities

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Cary Cordova

Associate Professor |
(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

University Distinguished Teaching Professor; Associate Director, Plan II Honors |
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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Lauren Gutterman

Assistant Professor |
512-471-4349 |
BUR 422

Education: Ph.D, New York University

Interests: History of Women, Gender and Sexuality; LGBTQ 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 |
512-232-2567 |
BUR 416

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

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

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Randolph Lewis

Professor |
512-475-7783 |
BUR 410

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

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

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Stephen H. Marshall

Associate Professor |
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 |
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 |
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

Professor |
512-232-2650 |
BUR 420

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 |
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 |
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

Thomas F Staley

Professor Emeritus |

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

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William M Stott

Professor Emeritus, American Studies and English |
Skype "billstott"

Education: Ph.D., 1972, Yale University

Interests: documentary, journalism, autobiography


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Marvin Bendele

Lecturer, Director of Foodways Texas |
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

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Brendan C Gaughen

Lecturer |
BUR 412

Interests: practices of leisure and collecting, material culture, place and landscape, digital humanities, nostalgia and historic transportation, cultural impacts of technology

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Andrea D Gustavson

Lecturer, Head of Instructional Services at Harry Ransom Center |
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 |

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 |
512-471-7803 |
WMB 4.102B, GOL 2.308

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Phillip J Barrish

Tony Hilfer Professor of American and British Literature |
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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Daina Ramey Berry

Associate Professor, History |
512-471-3261 |
GAR 1.104

Education: Ph.D., 1998, United States History, University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: Gender and Slavery, African American and African Diaspora Studies, 19th Century US History

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Daniel A Bonevac

Professor, Philosophy |
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 |
512-232-4535 |
BEN 3.136

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

Interests: Latin American film and media studies, intra-hemispheric 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 |
GAR 3.306

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

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Brian A Bremen

Associate Professor, English |
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, PhD

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies |
512-232-5975 |
GWB 3.138

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Erika M. Bsumek

Associate Professor, History |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 evangelism, secularism, radcial politics

Kate Catterall

Associate Professor, Art and Art History |
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

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Karma R. Chávez

Associate Professor — Ph.D., Arizona State University |
(512) 232-6888 |
GWB 2.102F

Education: Ph.D., Arizona State University

Interests: women of color feminisms, queer migration, social movements and coalition building

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Tanya Clement

Associate Professor, English |
512-232-2980 |
PAR 218

Education: MFA in Fiction, University of Virginia; PhD in English Literature, University of Maryland

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 |
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 |

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

Interests: Native American literature and film; ethnic US literatures; literature of immigration; American literature since 1920

O.L. Davis

Professor Emeritus |

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Mercedes Lynn De Uriarte

Associate Professor, Journalism |
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 |
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 |
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 |

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 |
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 |
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 |
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; Professor, Department of English |
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 |
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

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Laurie B. Green

Associate Professor, History |
512-475-7245 |
GAR 2.116

Education: Ph.D., 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 |
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 |
512-232-9201 |
SAC 4.158

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

Interests: Anthropology of science, enthnography of race, bullfighting in Latin America

Linda Henderson

Distinguished Teaching Professor/David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History |
512-232-2474 |
DFA 2.122

Education: Ph. D., Yale University

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Rich Heyman

Lecturer, Geography and Environment |
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

Associate Professor of English (she/her) |
512-471-8766 |
PAR 228

Education: Ph.D., 2010, Stanford University

Interests: 20th- and 21st-century fiction (US focus); environmental literature and humanities; science & technology studies; the medical humanities; affect studies; data in narrative and new media

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Bruce J. Hunt

Associate Professor, History |
512-232-6109 |
GAR 2.106

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

Interests: History of science and technology

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Jacqueline Jones

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

Associate Professor, English |
512-471-8392 |
CAL 207

Education: Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University

Interests: Film Studies

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Sarah Lopez

Assistant Professor, Architecture |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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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Marina Peterson

Associate Professor — Ph.D., University of Chicago |
(512) 471-0054 |
SAC 5.148

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Sound, cities, sensory ethnography, materialities, infrastructure; US (Los Angeles, Appalachian Ohio)

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Ann M. Reynolds

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History |
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 |
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 |
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; Professor, Sociology |
512-232-6310 |
BUR 574

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Gender, globalization, assisted reproductive technologies, biomarkets

Thomas Schatz

Professor |

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

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Chad Seales

Associate Professor, Religous Studies |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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

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Stephen Sonnenberg

Professor, Medical Education and Population Health; Adjunct Professor, School of Architecture |
512-232-4082 |
WMB 5.128

Education: M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Denise A. Spellberg

Professor, History |
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

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Paul Stekler

Professor |

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

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Kathleen C. Stewart

Professor, Anthropology |
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 |
512-471-8524 |
RLP 4.404, SAC 4.136

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 |
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

Professor, Department of Anthropology |
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, PhD

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies |
GWB 3.136

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 |

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

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Michael P Young, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology |
512-232-6331 |
BUR 462

Education: Ph.D., New York University