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Robert H. Abzug

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

David E. Adelman

Faculty |
(512) 232-0877 |
JON 6.237

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Janine Barchas

Faculty |
512-471-8379 |
CAL 203

Education: Ph.D., 1995, University of Chicago

Interests: Eighteenth-century literature and culture; digital humanities; the British novel; book history; textual studies; and Jane Austen.

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Lance Bertelsen

Iris Howard Regents Professor in English Literature |
471-8769 |
PAR 314

Education: Ph.D., 1979, University of Washington

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Douglas G. Biow


Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

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Marc Bizer

Professor, French Studies |
512-471-7780 |
HRH 3.112B

Education: PhD, Princeton University

Interests: Nascent French identities: national, social, religious, authorial, gendered; gastronomy; tragedy and the tragic

Mary E Blockley

Faculty |
512-471-8362 |
PAR 320

Education: Ph.D., 1984, Yale University

Interests: Old English language and literature; history of the English language; medieval manuscripts; Germanic philology.

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Henry W. Brands


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

Keith C Brown

Faculty |
(512) 471-6520 |
CBA 6.256

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Bruce Buchanan

Faculty |
512-232-7212 |
BAT 3.122

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: Presidential and American politics, American institutions, public policy and political behavior

Jerome F Bump

Professor |
512-471-8747 |
PAR 132

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

Interests: Gerard Manley Hopkins; Alice books; Victorian literature; literature of nature; animal humanities; digital humanities.

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John R. Clarke


Education: PhD, Yale

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David Crew

Distinguished Teaching Professor |
512-475-7232 |
GAR 2.126

Education: Ph.D., 1975, Cornell University

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Robert Crosnoe

Associate Dean of Research, College of Liberal Arts; Rapoport Centennial Professor, Department of Sociology |
512-471-7202 (COLA), 512-471-8329 (PRC) |
GEB 3.212 (COLA), RLP 2.406F (PRC)

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Human Development, Education, Family, Health, Immigration

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Janet M. Davis

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

John Deigh

Faculty |
(512)471-6753, 472-1379 |
TNH 4.109

Education: PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Interests: Ethics, political philosophy

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Toyin Falola


Education: Ph.D., 1981, History, University of Ife

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Alan W Friedman

Faculty |
512-471-8376 |
CAL 214

Education: Ph.D., 1966, University of Rochester

Interests: British and American modernism; the novel; drama, especially Shakespeare; international programs, faculty governance and academic freedom.

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Steven J. Friesen

Professor, Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies |
(512) 471-8629 |
BUR 530

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Social history of the early Christian churches | Roman imperial cults | Revelation and apocalypticism | indigenous religions | social locations and functions of religion

James Galbraith

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government |
512-471-1244 |
SRH 3.332

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Karl Galinsky

Faculty |

Education: Ph.D., Princeton

Interests: Roman Literature and Civilization; Classical Tradition in Popular Culture; Greco-Roman antiquity; classical heritage of America; post-tenure review legislation

Austin Gleeson

Faculty |
512 471 4450 |
RLM 9.212A

Interests: Field theory of strong interactions and the physics of superdense matter; high energy acoustic sources

John M Golden

Faculty |
512 232 1469 |
JON 6.235

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Benjamin Gregg

Professor in Government |
512-232-7274 |
MEZ 3.138

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University, Freie Universität Berlin

Interests: Social and political theory, human rights, political bioethics

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Karen Grumberg

Arnold S. Chaplik Professor of Israel and Diaspora Studies, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Education: Ph.D.- 2004, University of California - Los Angeles

Interests: Comparative literature; the Gothic; Modern Hebrew literature; 19th- and 20th-century American literature

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Sabine Hake

Faculty |
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, fascist aesthetics, working-class culture, Marxist theory

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Linda Henderson

Faculty |
512 232 2474 |
DFA 2.122

Education: Ph. D., Yale University

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John Hoberman

Faculty |
512-232-6368 |
BUR 322

Education: Ph.D. Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race

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Elizabeth L. Keating

Professor |
471-8518 |
SAC 4.156

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

Interests: Linguistic Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Communication, New Communication Technologies, Multimodal Communication, Visual Anthropology, American Sign Language,

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Martin W Kevorkian

Professor of English |
512 471 8797 |
PAR 325

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

Interests: American Renaissance (mid-nineteenth-century New England literary culture); technology and race.

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Sanford Levinson

Faculty |
512 232 1351 |
JON 6.243

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James N Loehlin

Faculty |
512-471-4993 |
CAL 205

Education: Ph.D., 1993, Stanford University

Interests: Shakespeare in performance (stage and film); Renaissance drama; modern drama.

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Wm. Roger Louis

Faculty |
512-471-9274 |
HRC 3.202

Education: DPhil and DLitt, Oxford University

Interests: History of the British Empire and Commonwealth, the Middle East, India, and end of empires

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Carol H MacKay

Faculty |
471-8970 |
PAR 221

Education: Ph.D., 1979, University of California Los Angeles

Hans Mark

Faculty |
(512) 471-5077, (512) 232-4427 |
WRW 401B, MCC 4.714

Education: Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Interests: Tilt-rotor Aircraft Applications, Electromagnetic Railguns, Prevention of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

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Al Martinich

Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy |
512-484-8186 |
WAG 416A

Education: PhD, University of California at San Diego

David Mohrig

Faculty |
512 471 2282 |
EPS 3.162

Interests: Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Geomorphology, Rivers, Deltas, Coastlines, Submarine Channels, Geohazards, Sediment-Gravity Currents, Sediment Transport, Seismic Interpretation, Basin Analysis

Tessie Moon

Faculty |
512 471 0094 |
ETC 4.170

Interests: Mechanics and design of materials, processing, structures and systems; Polymer composites and nanocomposites; Nano- and bio-mechanics: modeling, experimental characterization; Electronics packaging and interconnects; Biophysics, nano- and microscale biomimetic materials and processes

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Lisa L Moore

Faculty |
471-4991 |
PAR 108

Education: Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University



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Joan Neuberger

Faculty |
512-475-7219 |
GAR 2.102

Education: Ph.D., 1985, Stanford University

Interests: Her teaching interests include modern Russia, nineteenth-century Europe, film, and visual culture.

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Thomas G Palaima

Professor: Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor and Director, Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP) |
512-471-5742 or 512-471-8837 |

Education: Ph.D. 1980, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Aegean scripts & prehistory, Greek language, war & violence studies, public intellectual writing, music as social criticism, Dylanology

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Lorraine Pangle

Professor and Co-Director, Thomas Jefferson Center |
512 232 1447 |
MEZ 3.134

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago


Faculty |
BIO 215

Interests: Global warming, climate change, insect ecology, butterfly biology

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Ami Pedahzur

Professor |
512-232-1452 |
Mezes 3.140

Education: Ph.D., University of Haifa

Interests: Terrorism, radicalism, security studies, methods, Middle East.

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Glenn Peers

Faculty |
512 232 2594 |
DFA 2.508

Education: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Interests: Early Medieval and Byzantine Art

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Joseph E. Potter


Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

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David Prindle

Faculty |
512-232-7214 |
BAT 4.104

Education: Ph.D., MIT

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Ian N Proops


WAG 209

Education: PhD, Harvard University

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Wayne A. Rebhorn

Mildred Hayek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Chair of English |
512-471-8759 |
PAR 328

Education: Ph.D., 1968, Yale University

Interests: English and European Renaissance literature and Renaissance rhetoric.

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John P Rumrich

Faculty |
512 471 8115 |
PAR 315

Education: Ph.D., 1981, University of Virginia

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Richard M Sainsbury

Professor |
471-5433 |
WAG 403A

Education: DPhil, Oxford

Interests: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, Frege, Russell

Thomas K Seung

Faculty |
512 471 6808 |
WAG 431

Education: PhD, Yale

Interests: Philosophy of law, continental philosophy, political philosophy, Kant

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Tara A Smith

Faculty |
471-6777 |
WAG 231

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins

Interests: Moral, Political & Legal Philosophy

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Stephen Sonnenberg

Faculty |
512 762 4783 |
WMB 5.128

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

Interests: Medical Humanities and Medical Ethics

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Galen Strawson

Faculty |
WAG 316

Education: DPhil, Oxford 1983

Interests: philosophy of mind, metaphysics, moral psychology, Locke, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche

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Sean Theriault

Faculty |
512-232-7279 |
BAT 3.130

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: American political institutions

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Jeffrey Tulis

Professor of Government, Professor of Law & Professor of Communication Studies |
512 232 7244

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Political Theory and American Politics

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Stephen M. Wechsler


Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Steven Weinberg


Interests: Particle physics; unification of fundamental interactions; cosmology

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Alexandra K. Wettlaufer

Director, Plan II Honors Program |
471-1442, |
CLA 2.102, HRH 3.104C

Education: PhD, Columbia University

Interests: 19th-century literature, visual arts, culture, and gender studies in France and Britain

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Hannah C. Wojciehowski

Arthur J. Thaman and Wilhelmina Doré Thaman Professor of English |
512 471 8768 |
PAR 230

Education: PhD, Yale University

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Paul B Woodruff

Faculty |
475-7000 |
FAC 406

Education: PhD, Princeton

Interests: Ancient philosophy, early Greek philosophy, aesthetics, democracy, virtue ethics, Socrates, Plato

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Marjorie Curry Woods

Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor |
471-8383 |
CAL 301

Education: Ph.D., U. of Toronto

Interests: medieval literature; medieval and renaissance rhetoric and pedagogy; composition exercises in the premodern classroom; modern use of premodern compostion exercises

Associate Professors

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Samuel Baker

Associate Professor |
CAL 308

Education: Ph.D., 2001, University of Chicago

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J.K. Barret

Associate Professor of English |
512-471-8390 |
CAL 310

Education: Ph.D., 2008, Princeton University

Interests: Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature; the Renaissance future; time; literature and the visual arts; early modern legal theory; classical reception; narrative.

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Deborah A. Bolnick

Faculty |
512 471 7532 |
SAC 4.148

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

Interests: Anthropological genetics and genomics, ancient DNA, human biological variation, race, Native American population history, human population genetics, genetic ancestry testing, paleoepigenetics

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Pascale Bos

Faculty |
BUR 314

Education: Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)

Interests: 20th-century Comparative Western European and US literature; cultural studies, gender and memory, autobiography, Holocaust (history/culture/literature)

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Brian A Bremen

Associate Professor |
512-471-7842 |
PAR 127

Education: Ph.D., 1989, Princeton University

Interests: American literature; modernism; the digital humanities; writers of the Harlem Renaissance; literary theory.

Volker Bromm

Faculty |
(512) 471-3432 |
RLM 16.214

Interests: Formation of the first stars and quasars; high-redshift supernovae and metal enrichment; supermassive black hole formation; gamma-ray bursts; reionization of the intergalactic medium; present-day star formation; computational astrophysics.

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Benjamin Claude Brower

Faculty |
512-475-6813 |
GAR 3.204

Education: Ph.D., 2005, Cornell University

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Mia Carter

Faculty |
471-8733 |
PAR 123

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Shannon E. Cavanagh


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

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Mounira M. Charrad

Associate Professor |
512-232-6311 |
CLA 3.526

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Gender & Women's Rights; Political Sociology; Social Theory; Colonialism; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Globalization; Middle East and North Africa.

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Judith G. Coffin


Education: Ph.D., 1985, Yale University

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Susan Deans-Smith

Faculty |
512-475-7205 |
GAR 3.302

Education: Ph.D., Cambridge University

Josh Dever

Faculty |
512-471-4857 |
WAG 316

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Logic, philosophy of language

Katherine Laura Dunlop

Faculty |
(512) 232-8467 |
WAG 410B

Education: Ph.D., UCLA

Interests: Kant; Early Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Mathematics and Science

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Zachary Elkins

Faculty |
512.232.7250 |
BAT 4.120

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

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Alison K. Frazier

Faculty |
512-475-6375 |
GAR 2.109

Education: Ph.D., 1997, Columbia University

Interests: Premodern saints' lives | biblical exegesis | manuscript and print culture | Machiavelli and torture | Consolatoria

Vernita Gordon

Faculty |
512-471-5187 |
PMA 14.206

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Frank A. Guridy

Faculty |
(512) 475-7267 |

Education: Ph.D., 2002, History, University of Michigan

Interests: Caribbean/African Diaspora History with an emphasis on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Transnational History, Sport History

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Michael P Harney

Faculty |
512-471-4936 |
BEN 3.148

Education: Ph.D.-Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Medieval & Early Modern literature & culture. Film and media.

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Neville Hoad

Faculty |
PAR 215

Education: Ph.D., 1998, Columbia University

Interests: Victorian feminism; psychoanalysis (particularly Freud and Klein); contemporary feminist theory in French and English; lesbian and gay studies; queer theory; international human rights law pertaining to sexual orientations; sexuality and gender issues in Southern Africa.

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Coleman Hutchison

Faculty |
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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David Kornhaber

Associate Professor |
512-471-8712 |
CAL 209

Education: Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University

Interests: Modern and contemporary drama; intersections of theatre and philosophy; critical theory; modernism and the avant-garde

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Mark Atwood Lawrence

Associate Professor |
512-475-9304 |
GAR 3.204

Education: Ph.D., 1999, Yale University

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Marc S Lewis

Faculty |
512 796 9314 |
SEA 3.252

Education: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

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Allen MacDuffie

Faculty |
512-471-8767 |
PAR 229

Education: Ph.D., 2007, Harvard University

Interests: Victorian literature, literature and science studies, environmental literature and criticism, British and American modernism, poetry and poetics, Russian literature.

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Tracie M. Matysik

Faculty |
512-475-7251 |
GAR 3.402

Education: Ph.D., 2001, Cornell University

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Julia Mickenberg

Faculty |
BUR 420 or 456 (fall 2017)

Education: Ph. D., University of Minnesota

Interests: History of the Left/Radical Cultures, Children's Literature, Women's History, History of Childhood, Russian Studies, Americans abroad, utopia

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Marc Pierce

Faculty |
512-232-6360 |
BUR 358

Education: Ph.D, Germanic Linguistics, University of Michigan

Interests: Historical linguistics, Germanic linguistics and philology, history of linguistics, phonology, Scandinavian studies

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Richard J. Reddick, EdD

Assistant Director, Plan II Honors Program

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Denné N. Reed

Faculty |
(512) 471-7529 |
SAC 5.146

Education: Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Interests: human evolution, micromammal paleoecology, taphonomy, GIS, remote sensing

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Enrique R. Rodríguez-Alegría

Faculty |
512 471 0786 |
SAC 4.144

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: archaeology, history, ethnohistory, Mesoamerica, the Spanish empire in Latin America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, archaeometry (INAA and LA-ICP-MS), colonialism, religious conversion, food

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Mark C. Smith

Faculty |
512-232-2015 |
BUR 428

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

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Nancy K. Stalker

Faculty |
512 471-5811 |
WCH 4.130

Education: Ph.D., 2002, Stanford University

Interests: 20th-century cultural history, new religious movements, gender

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Michael B. Stoff

Faculty |
512-475-7217 |
GAR 2.138

Education: Ph.D., 1977, Yale University

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Rabun M Taylor


Education: PhD 1997, University of Minnesota

Michael Webber


Education: Ph.D, Stanford University

Assistant Professors

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Michael Johnson

Assistant Professor |
471-7470 |
HRH 3.110A

Education: PhD, Emory University

Interests: Classical and medieval rhetoric, Medieval European literature and culture, Sexuality and Gender Studies, Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, European comics

Rosa N Schnyer

Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice |
512 475 7482 |
NUR 5.188

Senior Lecturers

Ruth E Buskirk

Distinguished Senior Lecturer |
471-7793 |
PAI 4.30

Interests: Behavior and web structure of orb-weaving spiders. How undergraduates learn to read scientific papers. Undergraduate biology teaching and curriculum issues.

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Wendy I Domjan

Plan II Honors Assistant Director (Sr Lecturer) |
471-1442, 475-8495 |
WCH 4.104 or SEA 5.212

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

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Chiu-Mi Lai

Distinguished Senior Lecturer |
WCH 5.112

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington


Brian Doherty

Faculty |
471-8798 |
PAR 326

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jill Kolasinski


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Jeffrey C. Leon

Faculty |
471-6780 |
WAG 315

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Stuart A Reichler

Faculty |
512 471 1074 |
BIO 6, BME 2.518

Matthew T. Valentine

Senior Program Coordinator and Lecturer |
512-471-5787 |
CRD 007

Education: Master of Fine Arts, New York University

Interests: photography, contemporary fiction and poetry

Other faculty

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Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Faculty |
GAR 2.108

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

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George S Christian

Faculty |
PAR 108

Education: Ph.D., 2000, University of Texas at Austin

Stanley Reiser


Grant Thomas


Edward L Walker

Adjunct Professor |
CRD 007A

William J Winslade

Adjunct Professor

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