Faculty

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

Catherine M. Stock

Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History

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



Staff

Nancy Lewandowski

Academic Department Assistant

 , Academic Department Assistant

Ellen Maloney

Academic Department Assistant


Associated Faculty

Virginia Anderson, Assistant Professor of Theater

Virginia Anderson

Assistant Professor of Theater

The AIDS Epidemic in Theater and Film • Theater History • Musical Theater • Theater and Social Change • Theater for Young Audiences • Circus History


Catherine Benoit, Professor of Anthropology, Acting Chair of the Anthropology Department

Catherine Benoit

Professor of Anthropology, Acting Chair of the Anthropology Department

Migration and border reinforcement • Anthropology of gardens and landscape • Health inequalities • Areas of interest: Haiti, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, European overseas territories


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

Sunil Bhatia

Professor of Human Development, Chair of the 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

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


Jeffrey Cole, Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Anthropology

Jeffrey Cole

Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Anthropology

Food and agriculture • Migration • Race and ethnicity



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

James T. Downs

Professor of History, 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

Michelle R. Dunlap

Professor of Human Development

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


Karen Gonzalez Rice, Associate Professor of Art History

Karen Gonzalez Rice

Associate Professor of Art History

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


Sandy Grande, Professor of Education, Director of the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE)

Sandy Grande

Professor of Education, Director of the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE)

(On sabbatical, Fall 2018)

Native American/Indigenous education • Critical Indigenous theory


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

Cherise A. Harris

Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Sociology Department

(On sabbatical, Spring 2019)

Race, class and gender • Marriage and the family • Social psychology


David K. Kim, Professor of Religious Studies, Professor in American Studies

David K. Kim

Professor of Religious Studies, Professor in American Studies

(On sabbatical, Fall 2018)

Philosophy of religion • Critical theory • Political theory • Modern and contemporary religious thought • Human agency, moral philosophy, and ethics • Religious theory • Asian American studies


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


Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier

Professor of Art

Ceramics • Sculpture • Site-specific art


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


Anna Vallye, Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies

Anna Vallye

Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies

History of 20th century architecture • History of urban planning • Interwar avant garde art and 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, Jazz Composer/Arranger

James Dale Wilson

Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicologist, Jazz Composer/Arranger

(On sabbatical, Academic Year 2018-2019)

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 2018)

Colonial North America • Women and gender • Family history


George J. Willauer

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

American literature and literary figures, 1890-present • William Faulkner • Emily Dickinson • Robert Frost • Society of Friends