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Robert Abzug
Robert Abzug, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7240
E-mail: zug@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
History of religion in America; History of psychology in America; Reform and social movements; History of the Holocaust; Jewish studies
Paul Adams
Paul Adams, Ph.D
Director of Urban Studies Program
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1599
E-mail: paul.adams@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Place Images in the Media, Technologically-Mediated Gathering, Topologies of Communication, Geopolitical Discourses, Formation of Subjectivity
Ari Adut
Ari Adut, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-4384
E-mail:

EXPERTISE
Impact of scandal on society and individuals, sociology of culture, public sphere, commodification, censorship
Kamran Aghaie
Kamran Aghaie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-6400
E-mail: kamranaghaie@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Islamic studies; Shi''''ism; modern Iranian history and modern Middle Eastern history; world history; historiography; religious studies; nationalism; gender studies and economic history
Mahmoud Al-Batal
Mahmoud Al-Batal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3463
E-mail: albatal@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Arabic language and literature; Arabic linguistics; teaching Arabic as a foreign language; Arabic teacher training; Lebanon
Kamran Ali
Kamran Ali, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 471 7531
E-mail: asdar@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Gender, health, development, labor history, political movements (including Islamic groups) and urban social history in the Middle East and South Asia
Samer Ali
Samer Ali, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Arabic Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-6467
E-mail: saali@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Arabic literature, art, culture, politics; Islamic religion, Quran, women and gender in Islam; Arabo-Islamic history and civilization.
 
Nicholas Asher, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4857
E-mail: nasher@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Philosophy of language; formal semantics; discourse interpretation; logic
Janine Barchas
Janine Barchas , Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: (512) 471-8379
E-mail: barchas@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Eighteenth-century literature and culture; the British novel; book history; textual studies; Jane Austen; early fiction by women.
Phillip Barrish
Phillip Barrish, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: (512) 471-7840
E-mail: pbarrish@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
American literature 1865-1914; American literary realism; masculinity in American literature; Henry James, Edith Wharton, William Dean Howells, Stephen Crane
Daina  Berry
Daina Berry , Ph.D.
Associate Professor
History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4310
E-mail: drb@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
19th century American history, comparative slavery, and Southern history, with a particular emphasis on the role of gender, labor, family, and economy among the enslaved.
Lance Bertelsen
Lance Bertelsen, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8769
E-mail: lberte@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Eighteenth-century British literature and culture; representations of World War II in literature, film and journalism
Rebecca Bigler
Rebecca Bigler, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology; Director, Gender and Racial Attitudes Lab
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-9917
E-mail: bigler@psy.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Gender and racial attitudes; how children view the presidency; child psychology; racism and social cognition in children; stereotyping; gender role development.
Douglas Biow
Douglas Biow, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of French & Italian
Department of French & Italian
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7267
E-mail: biow@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Italian language and literature; Renaissance culture and cleanliness; Dante
Marc Bizer
Marc Bizer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of French and Italian
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7780
E-mail: mbizer@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Renaissance studies; gender and national identity in early modern France; reception of the classical tradition; epistolary literature; rhetoric; early modern European poetry; instructional technology
Carl Blyth
Carl Blyth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of French & Italian
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5531
E-mail: cblyth@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
French linguistics; sociolinguistics; foreign language pedagogy; instructional technology
Deborah Bolnick
Deborah Bolnick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7532
E-mail: deborah.bolnick@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Molecular anthropology, ancient DNA studies, human biological variation, race, population genetics, Native American prehistory, anthropology of science, DNA ancestry testing
Daniel Bonevac
Daniel Bonevac, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-4333
E-mail: bonevac@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Philosophy; Logic; Moral Issues; Ethics; Philosophy in Popular Culture; Christian Philosophy.
Pascale Bos
Pascale Bos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Germanic Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6373
E-mail: pascale.r.bos@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
20th-century comparative Western European and U.S. literature; cultural studies, gender and memory; Holocaust; modern Dutch and modern Jewish literature and culture; ethnic minorities in Europe; cultural memory, trauma, race and gender.
H.W.  Brands
H.W. Brands, Ph.D.
Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History and Government
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7238
E-mail: hwbrands@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
U.S. history; American presidents; Franklin Roosevelt; Andrew Jackson; Woodrow Wilson; Benjamin Franklin; the Cold War.
Brian Bremen
Brian Bremen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7842
E-mail: bremen@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
20th Century American poetry and fiction; Digital Humanities; Literary Theory; Literature and Medicine; Narrative Medicine; Bibliotherapy; Modernism; 20th Century Popular Culture; Indie Music; Standardized Testing (especially the SATs); Essay evaluation; Holistic Scoring; Admissions Essays.
Katharine  Brooks
Katharine Brooks, Ph.D.
Director of Career Services
Department of Career Services
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4464
E-mail: k.brooks@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Career coaching and counseling; job market trends; college student hiring; majors and careers or jobs; professional value of liberal arts degree; interview and job search strategies; job and career issues with Facebook, MySpace.
Jonathan Brown
Jonathan Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7218
E-mail: jcbrown@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Latin American economic and labor history; the Mexican and Cuban Revolutions; Argentina; Fidel Castro
Jason Brownlee
Jason Brownlee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Government and Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7304
E-mail: brownlee@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Egypt; Iran; repression; democratization; American attempts at democracy promotion, Authoritarianism
Douglas Bruster
Douglas Bruster, Ph.D.
Professor
English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3635
E-mail: bruster@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Shakespeare, English Renaissance literature
Erika Bsumek
Erika Bsumek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7253
E-mail: ebsumek@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Native American History, Navajo arts and crafts, labeling of Indian made goods, History of the U.S. West and American Southwest; Modern Western urban/rural development including how large-scale engineering projects such dams, highways, and suburbs transformed the Western landscape/environment. She also specializes in the study of the consumption of Native American artifacts.
Bruce Buchanan
Bruce Buchanan, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7212
E-mail: bruceb@mail.la.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Presidential politics; presidential character; the presidency and the public; American politics; public policy; political behavior
Jerome Bump
Jerome Bump, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8747
E-mail: bump@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Literature; nature writing; emotional literacy; family systems and literature; Victorian literature, especially the interaction with India; Gerard Manley Hopkins; computers and English studies, including social networking and multi-player online games
David Buss
David Buss, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-8489
E-mail: dbuss@psy.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Human mating; human sexuality; jealousy and infidelity; stalking; evolutionary psychology; homicide; status and social reputation
Karl Butzer
Karl Butzer, D.Sc
Professor
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.328.3255
E-mail: karl.butzer@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Geoarchaeology and Environmental History; Indigenous maps, Architecture, and Enculturation in Colonial Mexico; Landscape, Society and Meaning; Research and Issues in Geography
 
Jorge Canizares-Esguerra,
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7202
E-mail: canizares-esguerra@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Early Modern Atlantic History; History of Science and Colonialism; History of Knowledge; Colonial Spanish and British America.
Ben  Carrington
Ben Carrington, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6341
E-mail: bcarrington@soc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Race, culture and identity; music and popular culture; sport and the media; British politics
Evan Carton
Evan Carton, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8916
E-mail: e.carton@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
American literature: Hawthorne, Emerson, Dickinson, Poe; John Brown; humanities; masculinity
Robert Causey
Robert Causey, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6755
E-mail: rlc@cs.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Applied logic; philosophical issues in artificial intelligence; scientific methodology
Davida Charney
Davida Charney, Ph.D.
Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
Department of Rhetoric and Writing
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8746
E-mail: dcharney@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Scientific writing; scientific argument; writing processes in adults; reading processes in adults; argument theory; rhetoric; composition; technical writing; proposal writing; computer manuals; usability testing; document design; empirical research methods
Mounira Charrad
Mounira Charrad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Sociology and Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6311; 512-471-1122
E-mail: charrad@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Gender; Womens Rights; Islam and Family Law; States and Citizenship; Middle East; North Africa; political sociology; development; and comparative historical methodology
 
Craig Cravens, Ph.D.
Fellow of Texas Chair in Czech Studies
Slavic and Eurasian Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-9125
E-mail: svejk@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Czech language and culture, Jara Cimran studies
 
David Crew, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7232
E-mail: dfcrew@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
The history of popular culture and consumerism in twentieth-century Germany and Europe; the history and politics of memory; the visual history of Germany in the twentieth century, with a specific focus upon photographic representations.
Kelley Crews
Kelley Crews, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.232.5909
E-mail: kac@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Ecologies of Global Health, Landscape Change Dynamics, Landuse Ecology & Management, GIS & Remote Sensing, Environmental Policy Analysis, and Population-Environment Interactions
Robert Crosnoe
Robert Crosnoe, Ph.D.
The Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6340
E-mail: crosnoe@prc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Child/adolescent development and transitions to adulthood; Education and child care; Families; Health; Immigration
Elizabeth Cullingford
Elizabeth Cullingford, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the English Department
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4991
E-mail: cullingford@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Irish literature, politics and culture; Modern poetry, Women''''s Studies; Drama and Film; Shakespeare; W.B. Yeats, representations of only children, and representations of clerical child abuse.
 Marjorie   Curry Woods
Marjorie Curry Woods, Ph.D.
Professor
English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8380
E-mail: marjoriewoods@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Medieval Latin literature and manuscripts; history of rhetoric; history of premodern pedagogy; use of historical exercises in the modern classroom
Janet Davis
Janet Davis, Ph.D.
Chair of American Studies
Department of American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1848
E-mail: jmdavis1@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
American popular culture; the circus; American foreign relations; animals; American social movements; working class culture
James Denbow
James Denbow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8512
E-mail: jdenbow@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Archaeology; anthropology; African history; African cultures; African languages; Kalahari desert; Congo prehistory; southern African socieites; African Iron Age and Neolithic studies; Great Zimbabwe and its development
 
Yoav Di-Capua, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7259
E-mail: ydi@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Modern Arab Intellectual History
Randy Diehl
Randy Diehl, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4141
E-mail: diehl@psy.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Speech perception and production; phonetic theory; cognition
Henry Dietz
Henry Dietz, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7209
E-mail: h.dietz@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Latin American politics: urban poverty and politics, civil-military relations, parties and party systems, Peru
 
Robert Divine, Ph.D.
George W. Littlefield Professor Emeritus in American History
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-258-6067
E-mail: rdivine@austin.rr.com

EXPERTISE
Twentieth century American foreign policy; history of the American presidency
Hector Dominguez-Ruvalcaba
Hector Dominguez-Ruvalcaba,
Associate Professor
Spanish and Portuguese
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: (512) 471-2780
E-mail: hectordominguez@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Queer Latin American Studies, Mexican representations of masculinity, gender violence at the US-Mexico border and criminal organizations in Mexico
William Doolittle
William Doolittle, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office:
E-mail: dolitl@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Landscapes, histories and agricultural technologies in arid lands, particularly the American Southwest and Mexico; field techniques; ecologically sustainable and indigenously developed agricultural strategies.
Robin Doughty
Robin Doughty, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1591
E-mail: rdoughty@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Environmental history; Texas geography; wildlife history and conservation; bird protection
 
Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7263
E-mail: ceastman@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
The cultural, social, and intellectual history of early America with a focus on gender and political culture; Atlantic history; the comparative study of women, gender and sexuality; the history of nationalisms; and the study of oral, print and visual media, and their reception.
Elizabeth  Engelhardt
Elizabeth Engelhardt, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of American Studies
American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-2707
E-mail: e.engelhardt@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
American food cultures; foodways; Thanksgiving; Appalachian literature, Texas barbecue; food studies, feminist theories, ecological literature and culture, Appalachian Studies, Southern Studies, material culture studies, and the intersections of race, class, and gender in American literature and society
Richard Flores
Richard Flores, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-9209
E-mail: flores@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Cultural theory; anthropology of performance; folklore and expressive culture; Mexican American history and culture; Mexican American studies; critical theory; public history of the Alamo; race and ethnicity; critical race theory; cultural citizenship; cultural studies
William Forbath
William Forbath, Ph.D.
Professor
History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 232 1326
E-mail: wforbath@mail.law.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Constitutional history, legal history, social and economic rights in courts, social movements of Africa, Texas low-income housing
 
George Forgie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-473-8995
E-mail: forgie@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Political writing during the Civil War
 
Alison Frazier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-6375
E-mail: akfrazier@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Humanist saints' lives; Quattrocento hexameral commentary; Bonino Mombrizio's c. 1477 "Sanctuarium"
Alan  Friedman
Alan Friedman, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8376
E-mail: friedman@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Modern British and American Literature; the novel; Shakespeare; cultural and literary attitudes toward death.
Steve Friesen
Steve Friesen, Ph.D.
Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies
Department of Classics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 471-8629
E-mail: friesen@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Early Christianity; Corinthian society; Apostle Paul; New Testament; Biblical Greek; Revelation; Apocalyptic literature, Religious Studies; Poverty and Inequality in Early Roman Empire; Apocalyptic Literature; Imperial Cults
Karl Galinsky
Karl Galinsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics
Department of Classics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8504
E-mail: galinsky@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Roman Literature and Civilization; Classical Tradition in Popular Culture; Greco-Roman antiquity; classical heritage of America; post-tenure review legislation
Thomas Garza
Thomas Garza, Ed.D.
Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor
Slavic and Eurasian Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3607
E-mail: tjgarza@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Russian language, the vampire in slavic cultures, Russian fairy tales, Russian youth culture, Post-Soviet youth culture, Chechyna and the Chechen wars, contemporary Russian culture, Gorbachev, Yeltsyn, Putin, Russian organized crime, Russian mafia.
William Glade
William Glade, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.471.3211
E-mail: glade@eco.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Economic development in Latin America; comparative economic systems;economics of the arts and cultural policy; international cultural relations
Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez
Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.232.6343
E-mail: gloria@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Sexuality, gender and society with populations of Mexican origin, qualitative methods and sexuality research, incest in urbanized areas in Mexico
Sam Gosling
Sam Gosling, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1628
E-mail: samg@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Social Media, Personality in humans and other animals, impression formation, Internet research methods.
Don Graham
Don Graham , Ph.D.
Professor of English
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8387
E-mail: dgbb@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Texas literature; Texas film; Australian literature; Australian film; American literature; Southwestern American Literature and Film.
Laurie Green
Laurie Green, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7245
E-mail: lbgreen@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Civil Rights Movement; Social Movements; Politics of race and gender; American South
Kenneth Greene
Kenneth Greene, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7206
E-mail: kgreene@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Mexican political parties and elections, Latin American politics, research methods, voting behavior in Mexico and Latin America, social movements, and comparative democratization
Benjamin  Gregg
Benjamin Gregg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7274
E-mail: bgregg@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Democracy, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Political Theory, Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Conservatism, Fascism
 
Karen Grumberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5134
E-mail: keren@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Contemporary Hebrew literature and comparative Jewish literatures (Hebrew, French, English)
 
Luis Guevara,
Program Coordinator
Mexican American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-6769
E-mail: lvg@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Mexican American Studies
Frank Guridy
Frank Guridy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7267
E-mail: fguridy@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Cuba and African-Americans; African Diaspora in Latin American and the Caribbean; U.S. presence in Latin America; Afro-Diasporic Encounters between Cubans and U.S. Americans of African descent in the twentieth century; racialization in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, hemispheric cultural history, transnational history
 
Jo Ann Hackett, Ph.D.
Professor
Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6951
E-mail: hackett@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Hebrew
Daniel Hamermesh
Daniel Hamermesh, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-8526
E-mail: hamermes@eco.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Labor demand, time use, social insurance programs (particularly unemployment insurance) and unusual applications of labor economics (to suicide, sleep and beauty)Labor markets; unemployment; wages inequality; Social Security; demographic issues, business.
Ian Hancock
Ian Hancock, Ph.D.
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7684
E-mail: xulaj@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Romani (Gypsy) language (origins, history, civil rights movement); creolization of language; English (dialects, history, spread overseas)
John Hartigan Jr.
John Hartigan Jr.,
Professor
Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-9201
E-mail: hartigan@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Anthropology of science (comparative study of genomics research in the United States and Mexico); ethnography of race (theories, methods, and practice, with an attention to cultural articulations of whiteness); American culture (class and racial discourses, along with questions of cultural form in the U.S. public sphere).
Mark Hayward
Mark Hayward, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8382
E-mail: mhayward@prc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Life course origins of health disparities, morbidity and mortality, biodemography; Aging; Life Expectancy; Health; Marriage; Divorce; Widowhood; Socioeconomic, Racial and Ethnic disparities in health
Clement Henry
Clement Henry, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7210 or 512-471-5121
E-mail: chenry@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Political economy; comparative politics; Middle East and North Africa - esp. Algeria Egypt Morocco Tunisia; politics of international oil; Islamic financial systems; commercial banking systems in the MENA; business, economics & labor.
Fritz Hensey
Fritz Hensey, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.232.4531
E-mail: f.hensey@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Linguistics; translation and interpretation theory; language in public life
James Henson
James Henson, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of Government
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0090
E-mail: j.henson@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Texas politics; presidential elections; Internet and politics; political campaigns; Texas Politics Project
John Higley
John Higley, Ph.D.
Professor of Government and Sociology
Departments of Government and Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7236 (Govt.); 512-471-9607 (Aus. Studies)
E-mail: jhigley@mail.la.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Comparative politics; Australia and New Zealand; Political elites; business, Political Sociology
John Hoberman
John Hoberman, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Germanic Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6368
E-mail: hoberman@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race; Scandanavian studies; Norwegian language instruction; history of Jewish racial folklore; Olympics; Sports doping
 
Steven Hoelscher, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Department of American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-2567
E-mail: hoelscher@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Photography; Cultural and Historical Geography; Urban Studies; Memory; Ethnicity and Race; North American and European urbanism; social constructions of space and place, landscape and region; cultural memory; and the geography of tourism.
Kristine Hopkins
Kristine Hopkins, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.471.8313
E-mail: khopkins@prc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Reproductive health issues in Latin America, the US-Mexico border, and Texas; impact of contraceptive availability among Mexican origin women on the US-Mexico border; teen pregnancy in Texas; overuse of cesarean section in Brazil and Mexico
 
Madeline Hsu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-9463
E-mail: myhsu@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Migration, Transnationalism and Diaspora, Chinese Overseas, and Ethnic Studies.
 
John Huehnerguard, Ph.D.
Professor
Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7081
E-mail: huehnergard@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Semitic languages and linguistics; historical linguistics; writing systems; ancient Near Eastern history
 
Syed Hyder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Asian Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 475-6031
E-mail: shyder@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Islam in South Asia; Urdu language and literature; aesthetics in South Asia and the Middle East
Robert  Josephs
Robert Josephs, Ph.D.
Professor
Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-9788
E-mail: josephs@psy.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Hormones and behavior; testosterone and personality; social psychology of power; social endocrinology of dominance
 
Cory Juhl, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4944
E-mail: cjuhl@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Philosophy of science; philosophy of mind; logic, philosophy of religion, formal learning theory
Robert  Kane
Robert Kane, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6776
E-mail: rkane@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Free will and responsibility; ethics and contemporary moral issues; theory of values; philosophy of religion; politics and culture
John  Kappelman
John Kappelman, Ph.D.
Professor
Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0055
E-mail: jkappelman@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Evolutionary history of primates and especially hominoid evolution and hominid origins, paleoecology, functional morphology, stratigraphy, paleomagnetism, and computer imaging
Ward Keeler
Ward Keeler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 471-8520
E-mail: ward.keeler@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Anthropology and performing arts; Southeast Asia; Indonesia (Java Bali) Burma; Indonesian language and culture (Indonesian Javanese Balinese); gamelan
Gregory Knapp
Gregory Knapp, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.232.1588
E-mail: gwk@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Cultural and Political Ecology, Historical Geography, Latin America (especially Andes)
Brian Levack
Brian Levack, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7204
E-mail: levack@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Witchcraft; witch trials and prosecution; demonic possession; torture, past and present; Reformation.
Sanford Levinson
Sanford Levinson, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 232 1351
E-mail: slevinson@law.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Constitutional development and theory; constitutional interpretation; public law; American political institutions and processes
Naomi Lindstrom
Naomi Lindstrom, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.471.4936
E-mail: lindstrom@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Gender and the Study of Latin American Literature, Latin American Jewish Studies, On-Line Scholarly Resources, Translation, Sociology of the Arts, Latin American narrative; Jewish studies.
James Loehlin
James Loehlin, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4993
E-mail: jnloehlin@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Shakespeare; Shakespearean production; Shakespeare on film; Drama; Theatre; Art & Humanities; Chekhov
Patricia  Maclachlan
Patricia Maclachlan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1724
E-mail: pmaclachlan@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Consumerism in advanced industrial democracies, with a focus on Japan; the reform of the Japanese postal system and the political power of the commissioned postmasters, Comparative politics, Japanese politics and society, international relations of the Asia Pacific.
Arthur Markman
Arthur Markman, Ph.D.
Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-4645
E-mail: markman@psy.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Learning; Performance under pressure; Effects of incentives on performance and learning; Decision making; Analyzing similarity
 
Anne Martinez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7268
E-mail: ammmtz@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
The role of religion in interactions between the United States and Mexico during and immediately after the Mexican Revolution, as well as Mexican migration to the Midwest during that time period; the relationships among race, religion and nationalism for Mexicans in both the United States and Mexico
Al Martinich
Al Martinich, Ph.D.
Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6770
E-mail: martinich@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
History of political philosophy, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, philosophy of language, medieval philosophy, Philosophy of language; history of political philosophy; philosophy of religion; seventeenth century England
Eric McDaniel
Eric McDaniel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 5112-232-7268
E-mail: emcdaniel@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
African American politics; faith and religion; churches and political activism; race, elections and political behavior.
Dennis McFadden
Dennis McFadden, Ph.D.
Ashbel Smith Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4324
E-mail: mcfadden@psy.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Hearing; effects of intense sound and drugs on the auditory system; effects of hormones on the auditory system; prenatal masculinization; otoacoustic emissions; tinnitus physiological concomitants to homosexuality
 
John McKiernan-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-745-4245
E-mail: tulua@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
The intersection of public health, civil rights and transnational social movements; 19th and 20th popular mobilization and American public health policies at the Mexican border; race and cross-border labor politics; and Latino public history
Richard Meier
Richard Meier, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Linguistics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-9031
E-mail: rmeier@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Child language development; sign languages; American Sign Language; acquisition of American Sign language by deaf children
Jeffrey Meikle
Jeffrey Meikle, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-2166
E-mail: meikle@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
20th century U.S. cultural history; history of design; history of technology; history of plastics; history of architecture; Arts & Humanities
G. Howard Miller
G. Howard Miller, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7212
E-mail: hmiller@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Religion and culture; Jesus in popular culture; History of religion in America; Ben Hur.
Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller, Ph.D.
Director of GIScience Center
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1587
E-mail: jennifer.miller@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
GIScience, integration of GIS and Remote Sensing, environmental/ecological modeling, spatial analysis, biogeography, climate change, species movement and interaction
 
Karl Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7257
E-mail: karlmiller@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
United States cultural and intellectual history, comparative race and ethnicity, African-American history, ethnomusicology, corporate and cultural globalization, folk culture, the history of anthropology and folkloric studies, tourism, recording technology, intellectual property, labor and business history.
 
Gail Minault , Ph.D.
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7214
E-mail: gminault@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
19th and 20th century history of India, including religion and politics, intellectual and social history, and women''s movements.
John Mirowsky
John Mirowsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7064
E-mail: mirowsky@prc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Aging; health over the life course; creativity; employment; education and the transition to adulthood
 
Mohammad Mohammad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-6650
E-mail: mamohammad@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Linguistics and the Arabic language
Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1837
E-mail: llmoore@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
LGBT literature and culture, women writers, feminism, 18th-century British and American literature, landscape and garden history, poetry.
 
Leonard Moore, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7245
E-mail: leonardmoore@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Modern African American History; black urban history; intersection of race, sport, and hip-hop
Alexander Mourelatos
Alexander Mourelatos, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Classics
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6749
E-mail: apdm@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Ancient Philosophy, Early Greek Science, Linguistic Theory, Modern Greek Studies
Chandra Muller
Chandra Muller, Ph.D.
Professor
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8377
E-mail: cmuller@soc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
The effects of family, community, education policy and health behaviors on education and the transition to adulthood; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers
Joan Neuberger
Joan Neuberger, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7219
E-mail: neuberger@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Modern Russian culture in social and political context, with a focus on the politics of the arts; 19th century Europe; Gender; Film; Visual Culture
J. Patrick Olivelle
J. Patrick Olivelle, Ph.D.
Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities
Department of Asian Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5811
E-mail: jpo@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
History of Sanskrit Literature; Law and Society in India; Methods in Study of Religion; Sanskrit Culture; History of Hindu Religious Traditions; Ancient to Medieval Indian cultural history.
 
Robert Olwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7226
E-mail: rolwell@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Eighteenth-century British-Atlantic World and the early American South; the British Florida colony, 1763-1783.
David Oshinsky
David Oshinsky, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7230
E-mail: oshinsky@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
20th Century U.S. political and cultural history
Thomas Palaima
Thomas Palaima, Ph.D.
Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor of Classics
Department of Classics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 471-5742
E-mail: tpalaima@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Higher education; University of Texas athletics; university affairs; War; Contemporary social values; Bob Dylan; Greek history; Linear B and ancient writing systems; History of writing and administration; Aegean scripts and prehistory
Lorraine Pangle
Lorraine Pangle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1447
E-mail: lorrainepangle@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Benjamin Franklin; Philosophy of education; Ancient political philosophy and ethics; Modern political philosophy to 1900
Pamela Paxton
Pamela Paxton, Ph.D.
Professor
Population Research Center
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6323
E-mail:

EXPERTISE
Women in politics; pro-social behavior, politics, gender, and methodology.
Ami Pedahzur
Ami Pedahzur, PhD
Professor
Departments of Government and Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1452
E-mail: pedahzur@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Terrorism, counterterrorism, political extremism, decision making, security studies, social networks, mixed research methods, Israel, political extremism in Israel, political violence, political parties, comparative politics and international relations.
James Pennebaker
James Pennebaker, Ph.D.
Barbara Pierce Bush Regents Professorship in Liberal Arts
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-2781
E-mail: pennebaker@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Writing and health; word choice; language and relationships; expressive writing and diaries; language and personality; disasters, trauma and communication; natural language and communication; social psychology; psychosomatic problems.
 
Domino Perez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mexican American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7853
E-mail: drperez@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Chican@ literature; American literature; popular culture; cultural studies; film
Francisco Perez
Francisco Perez, Ph.D
Director of Soils Laboratory
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.232.1582
E-mail: makena@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Mountain Geoecology, Geomorphology, Vegetation Ecology, Soils
H.W. Perry Jr.
H.W. Perry Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7228
E-mail: hwperry@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
U.S. Supreme Court; constitutional interpretation; the intersection of law and politics
Tasha Philpot
Tasha Philpot, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-3681
E-mail: tphilpot@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
African American politics; race; political communication; presidential election; voter behavior.
Joseph Potter
Joseph Potter, Ph.D.
Professor
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.471.8341
E-mail: joe@prc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Reproductive health, population and development, demographic estimation, Latin America and Texas. Evaluating impact of policies and funding for family planning in Texas.
David Prindle
David Prindle, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7214
E-mail: dprindle@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Politics of Hollywood; American politics (elections, Presidency, Congress)
Guy Raffa
Guy Raffa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French & Italian
Department of French and Italian
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5531
E-mail: guyr@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Dante Studies, medieval Italian literature and culture, digital humanities, history and philosophy of science, Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, 20th century Italian fiction; Medieval Italian literature.
R. Kelly Raley
R. Kelly Raley, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8357
E-mail: kelly.raley@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Children, youth, educational attainment, families, relationships, marriage, cohabitation, sexual relationships
Wayne Rebhorn
Wayne Rebhorn, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8759
E-mail: warebhorn@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
English and continental Renaissance literature; Renaissance rhetoric; Shakespeare; Machiavelli; Boccaccio
Cory Reed
Cory Reed, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-4512
E-mail: creed@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Literature (especially of Spain, Cervantes, Golden Age); study abroad; interdisciplinary programs; Spanish language and culture (Spain); Cultural links between Spain, Mexico, Morocco, and the Southwest; Interaction between Islam, Christianity, Judaism in middle ages and Early Modern period
Mark Regnerus
Mark Regnerus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6307
E-mail: regnerus@prc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Sociology of Religion; Family; Adolescence; Sexuality; HIV/AIDS in Africa; Human Motivation
 
Penne Restad, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5236
E-mail: restad@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
American social and cultural history, with particular interest in the history of American holidays, public ritual, consumer culture, and national identity; the formation of American cultural identities and behaviors; the intersection of gift and money economies in the late 19th century.
Gretchen Ritter
Gretchen Ritter, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Women's and Gender Studies;
Professor, Department of Government
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-3310
E-mail: ritterg@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Women and American politics; women and the constitution; gender discrimination; women and the presidency.
 
LTC Boris Robinson, M.A., International Relations
Department Chair & Professor of Military Science
Army ROTC
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office:
E-mail: robinsonbg@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Leadership Development, Triathlon Training
Mary Rose
Mary Rose, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6336
E-mail: mrose@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Juries and jury decision making, empirical analysis of the law, lay understanding of law and legal practices; justice perceptions; jury behavior; emotions and law, social psychology
Catherine Ross
Catherine Ross, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Population Research Center
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7064
E-mail: cross@prc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Aging; health disparities; sense of personal control; gender gap; depression.
John Ruszkiewicz
John Ruszkiewicz, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Rhetoric and Writing
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8764
E-mail: ruszkiewicz@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Rhetoric; argumentation; grammar; writing; style; Shakespeare; automobile in American culture, Arts & Humanities.
Juan Salinas
Juan Salinas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-4643
E-mail: salinas@psy.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Neurobiology of learning, memory, and emotion (emphasis on fear & frustration); neuropharmacology of learning, memory, & emotion (emphasis on fear & frustration); multiple memory systems in the mammalian/human brain; effects of lead (Pb++) on cognition & behavior; neurobiology of ADD/ADHD. Drug effects on learning & memory. Aging
Sahotra Sarkar
Sahotra Sarkar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5293
E-mail: sarkar@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Philosopy of science; history of science; mathematical genetics; conservation biology; environmental ethics; Arts & Humanities; communication.
Elizabeth Scala
Elizabeth Scala, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8375
E-mail: scala@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Chaucer; the history of Chaucer studies; the textual environments of medieval literature; Medieval Literature; Medieval Romance; Bibliography and Textual Studies; Literary Theory; Women, Gender, and Literature;
William Scheick
William Scheick, Ph.D.
J. R. Millikan Centennial Professor of English Literature
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8383
E-mail: scheick@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Colonial American literature and culture; Puritan American Literature; Turn-of-the-century English and American literature and culture; Arts & Humanities.
Daron  Shaw
Daron Shaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Government
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7275
E-mail: dshaw@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Presidential campaigns and elections; American politics; electoral college; campaign strategy; voters and voter behavior.
 
Joel Sherzer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8516
E-mail: jsherzer@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Linguistic anthropology sociolinguistics; ethnography of speaking; speech, play, and verbal art; native american discourse, Arts & Humanities.
Dina Sherzer
Dina Sherzer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of French and Italian
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5531
E-mail: dsherzer@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
20th century French literature and film postcolonialism; Samuel Beckett Marguerite Duras Claude Simon Maghrebi French writers and directors, New novel, New wave, Theater of the Absurd, Arts & Humanities; communication.
 
James Sidbury, Ph.D.
Profesor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7225
E-mail: sidbury@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Social and cultural history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America; early African American history.
Browne Simone
Browne Simone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office:
E-mail:

EXPERTISE
Mark Smith
Mark Smith,
Associate Professor
American Studies and History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7277
E-mail: mcsmith@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
American cultural history of alcohol and drugs; History of addiction research; American cultural and intellectual history; American social thought and social sciences
 
Denise Spellberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7202
E-mail: dams@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Medieval Islamic history, religion, and gender, Islamic historiography, and Islam in Europe and America.
Michael Stoff
Michael Stoff, Ph.D.
Director, Plan II Honors Program
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1442
E-mail: mbstoff@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
American history; the presidency, World War II; Normandy scholars; Honors programs, Plan II
Brian Stross
Brian Stross, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0059
E-mail: bstross@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Language, culture and communication; Indians of Mexico and Guatemala; Maya iconography, epigraphy and hieroglyphic Writing; ethnobotany; food and culture, Indigenous Mesoamerica
Madeline Sutherland-Meier
Madeline Sutherland-Meier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512.232.4513
E-mail: madelinesm@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Spanish literature; Spanish culture; Spain''''''''s early women writers; oral literature, Arts & Humanities.
William Swann
William Swann, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3859
E-mail: swann@psy.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Self-esteem; impression formation; relationships; Psychology of conflict
Margaret Syverson
Margaret Syverson , Ph.D.
Director, Digital Writing and Research Lab
Department of Rhetoric and Writing
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8734
E-mail: syverson@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Writing; technology; literacy; teaching and learning; impact of technology on culture; information architecture; knowledge ecology; virtual environments; Web development; MOOs and MUDs; cognitive science; assessment, the Online Learning Record
Michael Telch
Michael Telch, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-8488
E-mail: telch@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Agrophobia; Anxiety and phobic disorders; Behavioral medicine; Behavioral therapies; Cognitive processes of behavior change; Therapy outcome evaluation
Sean Theriault
Sean Theriault, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7279
E-mail: seant@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
American political institutions; Political party polarization; U.S. Congress; elections; voters.
 
Shirley Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of American Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office:
E-mail: s.thompson@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
African American and African Diaspora Studies; Nineteenth Century US Cultural History; Law and Literature; Slavery and Post-Emancipation Cultures; Cultural Memory
Rebecca Torres
Rebecca Torres, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office:
E-mail: rebecca.torres@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Migration, agricultural change, and touristic development in developing countries in the context of globalization; community support projects.
 
Alan Tully, Ph.D.
Chair, History Department
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3261
E-mail: tully@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Early American Political Culture; Early American history
Debra Umberson
Debra Umberson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6330
E-mail: umberson@prc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Health, marriage, relationships, aging, gender, sexuality, death and dying, death of a parent, transition to adulthood
Fred Valdez  Jr.
Fred Valdez Jr., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0060
E-mail: fredv@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Maya and Mesoamerican archaeology; ceramic analysis & material culture; complex societies; Indiana Jones
Juliet E. K. Walker
Juliet E. K. Walker, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5581
E-mail: jekwalker@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
African American history; Antebellum Slavery; Black Business History and Political Economy; Black Intellectual history; African American Women''''''''s history; Oprah Winfrey.
Peter Ward
Peter Ward, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6302
E-mail: peter.ward@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Urban sociology and planning; low-income housing policy; development theory and social policy; contemporary Mexican politics; Latin America
Mark Warr
Mark Warr, Ph.D.
Professor
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6317
E-mail: mwarr@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Criminology, peer influence and social reactions to crime, fear of crime in family households
John Weinstock
John Weinstock, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Germanic Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6369
E-mail: weinstock@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Richard Wagner''''s Ring of the Nibelung; Scandinavian culture and civilization; Sami culture and civilization; Old Icelandic language; Norwegian language and literature
Alexandra Wettlaufer
Alexandra Wettlaufer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of French and Italian
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7289
E-mail: akw@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Painting and literature in 19th-Century Europe; 19th-century French novel; French women writers of 19th-century; Bildungsroman in Europe; the history of art criticism; women''''''''s studies; female artists; Comparative Literature, Arts & Humanities.
Kurt Weyland
Kurt Weyland, Ph.D.
Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Politics
Government
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7253
E-mail: kweyland@mail.la.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Democratization, market reform, social policy and policy diffusion, and populism in Latin America, social and economic policy for Latin America, especially Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Venezuela
L. Michael White
L. Michael White, Ph.D.
Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Classics and Christian Origins
Department of Classics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1438
E-mail: lmwhite@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Early Christianity; Origins of the Bible; Jesus; the Gospels; New Testament; Graeco-Roman culture; Archeology.
Christine Williams
Christine Williams, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6321
E-mail: cwilliams@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Gender discrimination in the workplace and military, issues related to "Don''''t Ask, Don''''t Tell", gender roles; sex discrimination; sexual harassment; "glass ceiling"; men in traditionally female occupations; income inequality; low wage workers (especially retail employees); consumer culture; toys.
Samuel Wilson
Samuel Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4206
E-mail: s.wilson@anthro.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Anthropology of culture contact; prehistory and history of the Caribbean; complex societies; digital technology and its impact on human societies; Arts & Humanities
Robert Woodberry
Robert Woodberry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6308
E-mail: bobwood@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Impact of missionaries and different colonial governments on education, economic development and democracy in post-colonial societies; spread of religious liberty; international diffusion of social movements; religious influences on political institutions and the economy; religious attitudes of elites; religious tolerance
Anthony Woodbury
Anthony Woodbury, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Linguistics
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1701
E-mail: acw@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Linguistics; linguistic diversity; language endangerment; documentation, description and preservation; indigenous languages of the Americas; Chatino (Oaxaca, Mexico) and Aleut-Yupik-Inuit (Alaska) languages.
Charters Wynn
Charters Wynn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7234
E-mail: wynn@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Soviet politcal and labor history; Josesph Stalin
Kenneth Young
Kenneth Young, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-8311
E-mail: kryoung@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Biogeography; Landscape Ecology; Climate Change; Sustainability; Tropical Environments
Wei-hsin Yu
Wei-hsin Yu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8339
E-mail: whyu@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Gender inequality, labor markets, and social change in East Asian societies; female employee behavior in Japan and Taiwan
 
Emilio Zamora, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-7246
E-mail: e.zamora@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
The history of Mexicans in the United States and their relationship with Mexico, as well as oral history, the history of the U.S. working class, Texas history, and the archival enterprise in Texas and northern Mexico.
Leo Zonn
Leo Zonn, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Geography and The Environment
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1586
E-mail: zonn@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Representation and Media, Especially Cinema, Geographies of Popular Culture
 
Fehintola , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7871
E-mail: mosadom@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Yoruba language, culture and history, Yoruba women, and Creole studies
 
Mohammad , Ph.D.
Professor
Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-6605
E-mail: mghanoon@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
20th century Persian literature; comparative literary history and criticism; methodology and practice of literary translation


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