American Studies Program Faculty

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program
Rural radicalism, domestic terrorism • Social, cultural and political history of the United States, 1877 to present, including the American West • Rural America • The Great Depression and the New Deal

Associated Faculty

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English
African-American studies • Cultural studies • Visual studies • Film and new media studies • Literary criticism • Critical theory

Catherine Benoit, Professor of Anthropology

Catherine Benoit, Professor of Anthropology
Migration and border reinforcement • Anthropology of gardens and landscape • Health inequalities • Areas of interest: Haiti, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, European overseas territories

Sunil Bhatia, Professor of Human Development, Chair of Human Development Department

Sunil Bhatia, Professor of Human Development, Chair of Human Development Department
Racial, ethnic and migrant identity in global and transnational cultures • Cultural psychology and narrative theory • Ethnography and qualitative methods

MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government

MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
United States politics and government • Gender and United States politics • The Presidency • Congress

Ana Campos-Holland, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ana Campos-Holland, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Law and society • Deviance, crime, drugs and society • Punishment and its consequences • Families and parenthood • Childhood and adolescence

Jeffrey Cole, Professor of Anthropology, Anthropology Department Chair, Spring 2015

Jeffrey Cole, Professor of Anthropology, Anthropology Department Chair, Spring 2015  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Food and agriculture • Migration • Race and ethnicity

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History
Nineteenth-century United States history • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health

Michelle R. Dunlap, Professor of Human Development, Faculty Ombudsperson 2010-2014

Michelle R. Dunlap, Professor of Human Development, Faculty Ombudsperson 2010-2014
Improving college student coping and skills in community service learning settings • Social and personality development • Contemporary family issues (e.g. single parent families, kinship care families) • Multicultural issues and methods for increasing service provider cultural competency

Jennifer Fredricks, Professor of Human Development, Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Jennifer Fredricks, Professor of Human Development, Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Human development • Adolescence • Child and family policy • Social policy • Educational psychology

Eugene V.  Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Founding director, 1996, the Joy Schechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Eugene V.  Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Founding director, 1996, the Joy Schechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning
History of religion • New religious movements • New Testament and early Christianity • Western scriptures and traditions

Anthony Graesch, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Anthropology Department Chair, Fall 2014

Anthony Graesch, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Anthropology Department Chair, Fall 2014
Archaeological anthropology • Household archaeology • Archaeological method • Urban ethnoarchaeology • Experimental archaeology • Pacific Northwest Coast • California

Sandy Grande, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department

Sandy Grande, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department
Native American/Indigenous education • Critical Indigenous theory

Cherise Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology

Cherise Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology
Race, class and gender • Marriage and the family • Social psychology

Dorothy James, Professor of Government and International Relations

Dorothy James, Professor of Government and International Relations
U. S. Politics (especially presidential politics, political parties, campaigns and elections, and the impact of the media and interest groups on politics) • Constitutional Law, civil liberties, judicial behavior • Balancing National Security with Individual Freedom • American Political Thought

Michael E. James, Professor of Education

Michael E. James, Professor of Education
History of schooling and civil rights

David K. Kim, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Studies Department Chair

David K. Kim, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Studies Department Chair
Philosophy of religion • Religion and critical theory • Religion and political theory • Modern and contemporary religious thought • Human agency, moral philosophy, and ethics • Religious theory • Asian American studies

Julia A. Kushigian, Hanna Hafkesbrink Professor of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Studies Department Chair 2014-2015

Julia A. Kushigian, Hanna Hafkesbrink Professor of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Studies Department Chair 2014-2015
Gender, Culture and Race Studies in Spanish America • Orientalism in the Hispanic tradition

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center
The history of sexuality • Early American history • Social justice movements

Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English
American literature to 1900 • Animal studies • Ecocriticism • Food studies • African-American and Native American literatures • Women's literature • Literary and political theory

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art  (On sabbatical Spring 2015)
Ceramics • Sculpture • Site-specific art

Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History

Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Contemporary art (1945-present) • Experimental art • Performance studies • Contemporary art and the body • American studies; contemporary art in America • Religion in contemporary art • Trauma studies • Art and ethics

Julie Rivkin, Professor of English

Julie Rivkin, Professor of English
American literature • Gender studies and contemporary literature • Literary theory • Henry James

Rosemarie Roberts, Associate Professor of Dance

Rosemarie Roberts, Associate Professor of Dance
Body, knowledge, power and difference • Dance studies • Intersection of arts and social justice in education • Social psychology of performance and dance

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies
African art and material culture • Art market and collecting • Images of race and "otherness" in visual culture • Offbeat museums and visionary art • Censorship and museum controversies

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History
American architecture • Gender issues in architecture • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies • Spaces of childhood • Library architecture

Larry Vogel, Professor of Philosophy

Larry Vogel, Professor of Philosophy
Ethics • Applied ethics • Phenomenology and existentialism

James Dale Wilson, Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicologist

James Dale Wilson, Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicologist
Ethnomusicology • Jazz • Guangdong ritual and ritual music • Southeast Chinese perspectives on migration and transnationalism

Lisa H. Wilson, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History

Lisa H. Wilson, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Colonial British North America • Gender studies • Family history

Retired Faculty

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program
Rural radicalism, domestic terrorism • Social, cultural and political history of the United States, 1877 to present, including the American West • Rural America • The Great Depression and the New Deal

Contact Information:

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