Director

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History, Interim Director of the American Studies Program

James T. Downs

Associate Professor of History, Interim Director of the American Studies Program

U.S. History • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health


Faculty

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History

Catherine M. Stock

Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History

(On sabbatical AY 2017-2018)

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

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

Sunil Bhatia

Professor of Human Development

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

United States politics and government • Gender and United States politics • The Presidency • Congress


Ana Lilia Campos Manzo, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ana Lilia Campos Manzo

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Law and society • Crime, drugs and society • Punishment and its consequences • Families and parenthood • Childhood and adolescence • Youth peer culture


David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Africana Studies Program

David Canton

Associate Professor of History, Director of the Africana Studies Program

20th-Century American social history • Civil rights movement • Urban history • Hip Hop music and Black culture in post-industrial America




James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History, Interim Director of the American Studies Program

James T. Downs

Associate Professor of History, Interim Director of the American Studies Program

U.S. History • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health


Michelle R. Dunlap, Professor of Human Development, Chair of the Human Development Department

Michelle R. Dunlap

Professor of Human Development, Chair of the Human Development Department

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


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

Eugene V.  Gallagher

Rosemary Park Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Founding director, 1996, the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

History of religion • New religious movements • New Testament and early Christianity • Western scriptures and traditions


Karen  Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Associate Professor of Art History

Karen  Gonzalez Rice

Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Associate Professor of Art History

(On sabbatical AY 2017-2018)

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



Cherise Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department

Cherise Harris

Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department

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



Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Neely

Assistant Professor of English

American literature to 1900 • Animal studies • Environmental humanities • Food studies • African-American literature • Women's literature • Literary and political theory



Julie Rivkin, Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

Julie Rivkin

Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

American literature • Gender studies and contemporary literature • Literary theory • Henry James


Rosemarie Roberts, Associate Professor of Dance, Bodies/Embodiment Pathway Coordinator

Rosemarie Roberts

Associate Professor of Dance, Bodies/Embodiment Pathway Coordinator

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


Larry Vogel, Professor of Philosophy

Larry Vogel

Professor of Philosophy

Ethics • Applied ethics • Phenomenology and existentialism


James Dale Wilson, Associate Professor of Music, Co-Chair of the Music Department

James Dale Wilson

Associate Professor of Music, Co-Chair of the Music Department

Ethnomusicology • Jazz • Guangdong ritual and ritual music • Southeast Chinese perspectives on migration and transnationalism



Staff

Nancy Lewandowski

Academic Department Assistant

 , Academic Department Assistant

Ellen Maloney

Academic Department Assistant


George J. Willauer, Professor Emeritus of English, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of American Studies