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Su'ad Abdul Khabeer
Associate Professor
On Leave FA20 & WN21
3527B Haven Hall
505 S. State Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045

Fields of study: race, religion, popular culture

Fax: 734.936.1967
734.936.5858
Charlotte Karem Albrecht
Assistant Professor
3634 Haven Hall

Fields of study: Arab and Muslim American studies, queer studies
734.764.8363
Juan Rodriguez Barrera
Graduate Student
Fields of study: 20th-century African-American history and culture, the cultural Cold War, proletarian fiction and poetry
Sergio Barrera
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Critical Masculinities and Anti-Patriarchy Studies, Women of Color Feminisms, Queer of Color Critique, Dance and Performance Studies, Latina/o/x student experiences at universities, and embodiment in gendered spaces.
Stephen A. Berrey
Associate Professor
3741 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Race and culture; African American History; U.S. South; 20th-century United States; cultural history
734.615.2936
Glenesha Berryman
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Contemporary Black cultural production and digital practices.
Melissa Borja
Assistant Professor
On Leave FA20 & WN21
3657 Haven Hall

Fields of study: migration, religion, Asian American studies, politics, oral history
Loveleen Brar
Graduate Student instructor FA20
Fields of study: Asian American studies, critical food studies and transnational feminism
Michael Brier
Graduate Student
Fields of study: History of Capitalism, Critical Race Theory, Political Technologies
Kathleen Brown
Graduate Student Instructor FA20
Fields of study: Contribute to the recovery of marginalized Spanish Civil War writers and place them in transnational networks of cultural exchange and solidarity.
Umayyah Cable
Assistant Professor
Haven Hall

Fields of study: Arab & Muslim American studies, diaspora studies, media activism, Palestinian cinema, postcolonial theory queer theory
William Calvo-Quirós
Assistant Professor
On Leave FA20
3642 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Visual, material culture and consumption Studies;Speculative Fiction Studies;Latina/o Chicana/o Studies
734.647.3341
Casidy Campbell
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Black Girlhood, Black Feminism and Black Women's History, Internet and Digital Studies, Tech History
John Cheney-Lippold
Associate Professor
On Leave FA20 & WN21
3527G Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Internet studies, cultural studies, code and algorithm studies
734.764.6799
Jay Cook
Professor by Courtesy in American Culture
1029 Tisch Hall

Fields of study:
19th-century, cultural and intellectual, African-American, popular/mass culture, visual culture, capitalism
734.763.7860
Clare Croft
Associate Professor
2105 Geddes, Dance

Fields of study:
Dance and performance studies, cultural policy, race, gender, sexuality, dramaturgy
734-764-4463
Manan Desai
Associate Professor
On Leave WN21
3658 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
South Asian American studies
734.615.2524
Gregory E. Dowd
Interim Chair of American Culture, Helen Hornbeck Tanner Collegiate Professor
3703 Haven Hall

FOR DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS
contact: amcult-chair@umich.edu
calendar: invitations and appointment requests should be directed to Prof. Dowd c/o mlfr@umich.edu


Fields of study:
Native American and Early American history
734.615.6473
Sena Duran
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Muslim-American studies, gender studies, transnationalism, and the queer of color critique.
Dejan Duric
Graduate Student Instructor FA20
Fields of Study: Religion, law, migration, social activism, undocumented youth, the sanctuary movement, Central American, and Chicana/o studies.
Jasmine Ehrhardt
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Ethnonationalism, digital media studies, social networks, visual cultures, and Asian American studies.
Belquis Elhadi
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Arab and Muslim American studies, media and cultural studies, women of color feminisms, race and racialization, representations of visibly Muslim women.
Julie Ellison
Professor
3527F Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Atlantic studies, culture & citizenship, public engagement & community practice
734.647.0908
Anna Watkins Fisher
Assistant Professor
On Leave FA20 & WN21
3640 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Digital studies, media theory, performance studies, contemporary art, and visual culture, feminist and queer studies, critical theory
734-615-2936
Jonathan Freedman
Marvin Felheim Collegiate Professor
On Leave
3036 Tisch Hall

Fields of study:
Late 19th-century British American literature
734.764.0475
Mary Freiman
Executive Secretary
3727 Haven Hall

Contact Mary: to schedule an appointment with the chair; if you have questions about Budgeted Faculty and Executive Committee Meetings; and for matters related to tenure-track faculty reviews, sabbatical & leave requests, and FARs
(voicemail only) 734-615-6473
Judith Gray
Chief Administrator
3700 Haven Hall
734-647-2103 (AC)
Colin Gunckel
Associate Professor, AC Director of Graduate Studies
3632 Haven Hall

FOR GRADUATE STUDIES BUSINESS
contact: amcult-dgs@umich.edu

Fields of study:
Chicano/Latino film and media, Latina American cinema, Mexican cinema
734.615.2935
Sandra Gunning
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
On Leave WN21
4733 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
American studies; 19th- and 20th-century American literature; African American literature; African diaspora studies; interdisciplinary approaches to literature, femininsm and gender studies, and travel writing
734.763.5525
Mona Hagmagid
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Historical impact of Muslim-Americans on the fabric of American culture, concentrating on the racial, class, and sectarian differences that made up 20th-century Muslim-American communities.
Kristin Hass
Associate Professor
3759 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Visual culture, material culture, museum studies, memory, 20th-century cultural history
734.615.8869
Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
Professor
On Leave FA20 & WN21
3751 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Latino studies, Latin American and Caribbean history
734.647.0253
June Howard
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
On Leave WN21
3058 Tisch Hall

Fields of study:
literature and culture in the United States from the mid-nineteenth-century to the present; genre studies; American Studies; gender studies; periodical history; cultural & social theory; disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and knowledge production
Bethany Hughes
Assistant Professor
On Leave FA20 & WN21
3664 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
19th- & 20th-century Native American portrayal, dramaturgy
734.936.4374
Roland Hwang
Lecturer I
3732 Haven Hall 925-586-4613
Irene Inatty
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Literary and critical food studies in the Global South, continental philosophy, queer studies, and social change.
Leila Kawar
Associate Professor
1516 East Quad, Residential College

Fields of study: Law and Society, migration and migrant labor, transnational social movements
734-647-4351
Mary C. Kelley
Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor
On Leave WN21
2672 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
American Intellectual History, American Culture, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
734.834.0903
Nancy A. Khalil
Assistant Professor
Fields of study:
Muslims, politics, authority, racialization, advertising, ethnographic methods
Adrian King
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Black Trans Studies, Trans and Queer of Color Critique, Popular Culture Studies, Black Gender and Sexuality Studies
Katia Kitchen
Graduate Coordinator
3719 Haven Hall
734-647-9533
3757 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Latina/o studies, Puerto Rican & Hispanic Caribbean studies, women’s, gender, & sexuality studies, lesbian, gay, & queer studies
734.647.0913
Scott Larson
Lecturer IV, AC Undergraduate Advisor
3733 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
18th- and 19th- century American Cultural History; American Religious Cultures; Disability Studies; Transgender History; Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
734.615.6474
Emily Lawsin
Lecturer IV
2137 Lane Hall

Fields of study:
Asian American studies, Filipina/o American history literature & communities, community service-learning, Asian American activism
734.763.2047
Joo Young Lee
Lecturer I, A/PIA Core Faculty
Kyle Lindsey
Graduate Student Instructor FA20
Fields of study: On- and offline experiences of asexual people of color, and analyze U.S. sexual politics in our contemporary moment.
Traci Lombre
Graduate Student
Fields of study: 19th and 20th-century cultural history of African Americans in the mid-west, Harlem Renaissance, Jazz history and culture, Black music, and community development.
Diana Louis
Assistant Professor by Courtesy in American Culture
Lane Hall

Fields of study: 19th- and 20th century African American literature and culture, global black feminisms, history of medicine, slavery, mental illness, sustainability, and disability
734.936.0717
Khaled Mattawa
Professor; Director of the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
3240 Angell Hall

Fields of study: Postcolonial Studies; Twentieth Century American; Creative Writing; Poetry and Poetics

734-764-9208
Michelle May-Curry
Graduate Student
3504 Haven Hall

Fields of study: Critical mixed-race studies, 20th and 21st-century visual narratives of race and gender, representations of mixed-race families in new and alternative media.
James McIntosh
Professor Emeritus
3722 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
19th-century American literature
Barbra A. Meek
Professor; Director of the Native American Studies Program and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
Office: 234-C West Hall
Lab: 238-B West Hall
1085 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107

Fields of study: language endangerment & revitalization, discrimination & difference, media, North America
734-936-3192
Cherry Meyer
LSA Collegiate Fellow in American Culture
Haven Hall

Fields of study: Ojibwe (Algonquian), morphology, semantics, noun categorization, gender, classifiers,language documentation and revitalization, language typology, word order, information structure, figurative language processing, idioms
Alice Mishkin
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Anti-Occupation Jewish organizations in the United States, Palestinian solidarity, Zionism, White nationalism, and anti-Semitism.
Anthony P. Mora
Associate Professor;
Interim Director of the Program in Latina/o Studies and Undergraduate Advisor for the major and minor
3767 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
19th-century United States; historical construction of race, gender, and sexuality in the U.S.; Mexican-American history; Latino/a history; the history of sexuality
734.615.5766
Emily Na
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: African American literature, visual culture, American slavery, memory, museums
Susan Najita
Associate Professor
3176 Angell hall

Fields of study:
Pacific literatures in English, Asian American literatures, U.S. minority literatures
734.764.6345
Lisa Nakamura
Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor; Director of the Digital Studies Institute
3735 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Asian American studies, digital media theory, digital game studies, feminist theory, film and television studies, race and gender in new media
734.615.6472
Pau Nava
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Chicana/o art, Latina/o studies, Mexican Chicago, Feminist Archival Studies, Queer Latinidad, Visual Culture
Kate O'Connor
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Disability studies; 19th and 20th century US; Institutionalization; History of Childhood and Youth; History of Medicine; Migration & Industrialization on Detroit/Canada border.
Michael Pascual
Graduate Student Instructor FA20
Fields of study: U.S. Empire in the Philippines, Queer of Color Critique, Asian-American Studies, Visual Culture, and Museum Studies.
Silvia Pedraza
Professor
4226 LSA

Fields of study:
Sociology of immigration, race, and ethnicity in America, and the Cuban revolution and exodus; Puerto Rican history and exodus.
734.647.3659
Chloe Perry
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Digital Studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and social media / online forums.
3732 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language instruction
734.615.8896
Ava Purkiss
Assistant Professor
On Leave WN21
Lane Hall

Fields of study: black women’s history; African American history; race, gender, and heath; fitness culture
734.936.0717
Robert Ramaswamy
Graduate Student
Fields of study: 20th century US; urban history; labor history; history of capitalism; gender; feminist theory; Marxist theory.
Andrew Reiter
Academic Program Specialist
3725 Haven Hall
734-763-0031
Megan Rim
Graduate Student
Fields of study: How people of color in contemporary social movements utilize media and digital technologies.
Yeidy Rivero
Professor
6330 North Quad
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

Fields of study:
Television studies, Race and media, Global media, Latino/a, Spanish Caribbean, Latin American, and African diaspora studies
734.615.4614
Cengiz Salman
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Digital studies, unemployment and labor (formal and informal), critiques of capitalism, and racial capitalism.
Ian Shin
Assistant Professor
2640 Haven Hall hours: TBA for Fall 2020

Intellectual & Cultural History; Race & Ethnicity; United States; History
Jasleen Singh
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Sikh diaspora, activism and subjectivities in the post-9/11 era, transnational narratives, feminist and queer theories, digital assemblages, and community development.
Kyera Singleton
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Black women’s bodies and diaspora.
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Mary Frances Berry Collegiate Professor Emerita
Alexandra Minna Stern
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture and Women's and Gender Studies; Associate Dean for the Humanities, Office of the LSA Dean
LSA 2256
FOR LSA BUSINESS
contact: humanitiesad@umich.edu

For everything else
contact: amstern@umich.edu

Fields of study: Health and society, reproductive politics, genetics and social justice
734-647-2115
Matthew Stiffler
Lecturer
3639 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Arab American studies
734.647.9536
Amy Stillman
Professor
3765 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Ethnomusicology, Pacific Islands performance traditions, dance ethnology
734.763.5559
Hanah Stiverson
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Digital Studies, Cultural Studies, New Media, Far-right ideologies, and Extremism
Hitomi Tonomura
Professor; Director of A/PIA Studies Program and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
1719 Haven Hall 734.647.7298
Aurelis Troncoso
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: African Diaspora and Gender Studies, Intersectionalities of race, gender, (queer) sexuality, Afro-Latinidad in the Caribbean and U.S., Black Feminist Queer Theory, West African Spirituality in Cuba, and the U.S. post-colonization.
Lisa Tune
Events and Communications Coordinator
3700 Haven Hall
734-764-5322
Alan Wald
H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor Emeritus
3187 Angell Hall,
Ann Arbor, Mi. 48109-1003.

Fields of study:
20th-century U.S. cultural Left
734-995-1499
Jessica Kenyatta Walker
Assistant Professor
4658 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Black Feminist Theory, Critical Food Studies, Space and Place
734-763-5518
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Intermittent Lecturer: Department of American Culture, Program in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
Fields of Study: Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies: Asian/Pacific Islander American Media, Civil Rights, Activism, Arts, History, and Journalism
Kerry White
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Trans and Queer of Color Critique, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, Ethnographic Writing"
Mallory Whiteduck
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Native American literature, Native American studies, feminist life writing.
Julianna Loera Wiggins
Graduate Student Instructor FA20
Fields of study: Latina/o/x Studies; Chicana/o/x Studies; Women of Color Feminisms; Social Movements; 20th Century Southwest (Counter) Culture and History; and Oral History/Testimonio
Michael Witgen
Professor
3749 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
American Indian and early American history, the North American West, borderlands history, and pre-confederation Canada
734.647.5419
Magdalena Zaborowska
Professor; AC Associate Chair and Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program
3743 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
African American and American literary and cultural studies
734.615.8866