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Core Faculty

Professors

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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., 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 and social 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 Feminist Methodologies, Chicano and Latino Studies, Popular Culture and Immigration

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Steven D Hoelscher

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

hoelscher@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-2567  |  BUR 430

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  |  471-4361  |  BUR 412, BEL 242

Education   

Ph.D., 2002, Government, Harvard University

Interests

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

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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

mickenberg@austin.utexas.edu  |  BUR 420

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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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

s.thompson@mail.utexas.edu  |  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

Douglas Foley

Professor

dfoley@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-3929

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  American ethnic and race relations, educational policy for ethnic minorities, ethnographic research, critical thoery

Thomas F Staley

Professor Emeritus

tfs@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-9111

Education   

Ph.D., 1962, University of Pittsburgh

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

Affiliate Faculty

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Ricardo Ainslie

Professor

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

Professor

alofsin@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8156

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Phillip J Barrish

Associate Professor

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

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

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

Education   

PhD, Pittsburgh

Interests

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

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Jason Borge

Faculty

jason.borge@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Latin American literature and film, Inter-American Cultural Studies, early-to-mid 20th century cultural history, celebrity studies, popular culture

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Henry W. Brands

Professor

hwbrands@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 1985, University of Texas at Austin
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Brian A Bremen

Associate Professor

bremen@uts.cc.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

Assistant Professor

sbrowne@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 2007, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto
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Erika M. Bsumek

Associate Professor

embsumek@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-3261

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

Assistant Professor

craig.campbell@utexas.edu

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

Charlotte Canning

Professor

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

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

Professor

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

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

katecat@utexas.edu  |  512-471-0902

Interests

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

Sally H. Clarke

Professor

sclarke@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-7241  |  Garrison 3.114

Education   

Ph.D., 1987, Brown University

Interests

  business and economic history, public policy, capitalism

Tanya Clement

Assistant Professor

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

matt.cohen@utexas.edu  |  Parlin 20

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

Associate Professor

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

Professor

cvet@austin.utexas.edu

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

Mercedes Lynn De Uriarte

Associate Professor

merlyn@utexas.edu

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

Diana DiNitto

Professor

ddinitto@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-9227

Interests

  Social welfare policy, chemical dependency, violence against women

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Richard R. Flores

Professor

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

Douglas Foley

Professor

dfoley@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-3929

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  American ethnic and race relations, educational policy for ethnic minorities, ethnographic research, critical thoery

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William Forbath

Professor

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

Interests

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

Lyndon K. Gill

Assistant Professor

lyndonkgill@utexas.edu  |  BEL 214D

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

Associate Professor

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

Professor

samg@austin.utexas.edu

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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Don B Graham

Professor

dgbb@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8387

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

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

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

Professor

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

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

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Interests

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

Linda Henderson

Professor

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

Education   

Ph. D., Yale University
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Rich Heyman

Lecturer

heyman@austin.utexas.edu  |  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

Assistant Professor

houserh@mail.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

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

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

Professor

jjones@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-7235

Education   

Ph.D., 1976, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Martin W Kevorkian

Associate Professor

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

Education   

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

Interests

  American Renaissance, technology and race

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Donna Kornhaber

Assistant Professor

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

Education   

Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University

Interests

  Film history and theory, 20th century American drama, the modern American novel, intersections of film, theatre, and literature

Minkah Makalani

Assistant Professor

makalani@austin.utexas.edu  |   512-471-4745  |  GRG 234

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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Anne M. Martínez

Assistant Professor

ammtz@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-7268

Education   

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Interests

  Mexican Americans, religion, migration, nation

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Gretchen Murphy

Professor

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

Education   

Ph.D., 1999, University of Washington

Interests

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

Neil R Nehring

Associate Professor

neilnehring@sbcglobal.net  |  512-471-8713

Education   

Ph.D., 1985, University of Michigan

Interests

  Popular music and youth subcultures, the avant-garde

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Deborah Paredez

Associate Professor

paredez@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-7370

Education   

Ph.D., 2002, Interdisciplinary
Theatre, Northwestern University

Interests

  Performance studies, poetry, race, gender and sexuality, contemporary American drama and poetry, Latino/a Studies

Ann M. Reynolds

Associate Professor

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

Faculty

mrivas@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Rebecca Rossen

Assistant Professor

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

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

Associate Professor

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

Education   

Ph.D., 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

seales@austin.utexas.edu

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

sseriff@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

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

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Harel Shapira

Faculty

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

cherise_smith@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 2005, Art History, 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

Associate Professor

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

stek@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-6679

Interests

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

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Kathleen C. Stewart

Professor

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

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 Studieslogy

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

Professor

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

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

Faculty

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

Assistant Professor

erictang@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 2006, American Studies, 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

Professor

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

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

Education   

Ph.D., New York University
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Leo E. Zonn

Professor

zonn@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-1586

Education   

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Interests

  Representation and media, especially cinema, geographies of popular culture

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