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Su'ad Abdul Khabeer
Associate Professor; Director of the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
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
On Leave FA19 & WN20
3634 Haven Hall

Fields of study: Arab and Muslim American studies, queer studies
734.764.8363
Maryam Aziz
Graduate Student
Fields of study: African American studies, Black power and the Black arts movement, martial arts in the 20th century social movements, Black popular culture imagery, people of color nationalisms, gender and self-defense
Juan Rodriguez Barrera
Graduate Student
Fields of study: African American Literary Radicalism between the wars, Proletarian Literature, History of the U.S. Communist Movement in the 20th Century, the Cold War, Marxist theory
Sergio Barrera
Graduate Student Instructor
Fields of study: U.S-Mexico Borderlands, Fronterizo Masculinity, Latino Fraternities, and Sexuality on Social Media.
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: Black feminist thought, movement history, radical education praxis, Black cultural production, and the digital
Melissa Borja
Assistant Professor
3657 Haven Hall

Fields of study: migration, religion, Asian American studies, politics, oral history
Loveleen Brar
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Asian and South Asian American studies, race, religion, ethnicity, second generation narratives, diaspora politics, and community activism.
Kathleen Brown
Graduate Student
Fields of study: 20th-century literary radicalism, anti-imperialist modernism(s), race and gender in the Spanish Civil War, fascism and antifascism, transnational social movements, historical memory.
William Calvo-Quirós
Assistant Professor
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: Performance Studies, Black Feminist Thought, Sexuality Studies, Black Girl(hood) Studies, Black Critical Theory
John Cheney-Lippold
Associate Professor
3527G Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Internet studies, cultural studies, code and algorithm studies
734.764.6799
Jay Cook
Professor
1029 Tisch Hall

Fields of study:
19th-century, cultural and intellectual, African-American, popular/mass culture, visual culture, capitalism
734.763.7860
Maria Eugenia Cotera
Associate Professor
Director of the Program in Latina/o Studies and Undergraduate Advisor for the major and minor
3666 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Latina/o studies, gender studies, digital studies, social movements, comparative ethnic studies
734.615.8867
Matthew Countryman
Associate Professor
2759 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
African American social movements, 20th-century U.S. history
734.647.2434
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
Assistant Professor
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
Fields of Study: religion, law, migration, social activism, undocumented youth, the sanctuary movement, Central American and Chicana/o studies
Fields of Study: ethnonationalism, digital media studies, social networks, visual cultures, and Asian American studies
Belquis Elhadi
Graduate Student Instructor
Fields of study: Arab and Muslim American studies, media and cultural studies, women's and gender studies, race and ethnicity, representations of Muslim American 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
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
Surface Mail: 505 S. State Street | 3722 Haven Hall;Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045
734-615-6473
Kyle Frisina
Graduate Student
3504 Haven Hall

Fields of study: 20th and 21st century American and African American literature, drama/performance, and visual culture; performance studies; queer and feminist studies
Judith Gray
Chief Administrator

Surface Mail: 505 S. State Street | 3722 Haven Hall
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045
734.647.2103 (AC)
Colin Gunckel
Associate Professor, AC Director of Graduate Studies
3632 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Chicano/Latino film and media, Latina American cinema, Mexican cinema
734.615.2935
Sandra Gunning
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
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
Yahya Alami Hafez
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: South West Asian and North African (SWANA) studies, Arab American and Diaspora Social Movements, Decolonial Theory, Queer Studies
Kristin Hass
Associate Professor
3759 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Visual culture, material culture, museum studies, memory, 20th-century cultural history
734.615.8869
Kris Klein Hernandez
Graduate Student
3504 Haven Hall

Fields of study: Latino American history, U.S. Mexico borderlands, Chicana/o, Latina/o, Teiana/o studies, intersections of race, gender, nation, and sexuality, nineteenth century U.S. cultural history
Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
Professor; AC Associate Chair and Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program
3751 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Latino studies, Latin American and Caribbean history
734.647.0253
Jenny Hong
Student Services Associate
3700 Haven Hall 734-763-1460
June Howard
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
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
3664 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
19th- & 20th-century Native American portrayal, dramaturgy
734.936.4374
Roland Hwang
Lecturer I
3732 Haven Hall
Irene Inatty
Graduate Student Instructor
Fields of study: Literary and critical food studies in the Global South, continental philosophy, queer studies and social change
Jallicia Jolly
Consortium for Faculty Diversity Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellow of American Studies and Black Studies (Amherst College)
Fields of study: Race, gender, sexuality and HIV/AIDS; Black feminist health science; transnational and women of color feminisms; ethnography and qualitative research methods.
Meryem Kamil
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Postcolonial studies, digital studies, ethnic studies, Palestine, social movements and activism
Leila Kawar
Associate Professor
On Leave FA19 & WN20
B821 East Quad, Residential College

Fields of study: Law and Society
734.615.8430
Mary C. Kelley
Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor
On Leave WN20
2672 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
American Intellectual History, American Culture, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
734.834.0903
Nancy A. Khalil
LSA Collegiate Fellow in American Culture
Fields of study:
Muslims, politics, authority, racialization, advertising, ethnographic methods
Adrian King
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Black Gender and Sexuality Studies, Trans Studies, Queer of Color Critique, Visual Culture
Katelynn Klemm
Events and Communications Coordinator
3700 Haven Hall 734.764.5322
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 III
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
Peggy Lee
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Asian American cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; contemporary multi-ethnic literature and poetry; performance studies; sound studies; women of color feminism and queer of color critique; postcolonial studies; affect, emotion, and racial capitalism
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
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
Michelle May-Curry
Graduate Student Instructor
3504 Haven Hall

Fields of study: critical mixed-race studies, 20th and 21st century African American literature, and visual culture of the family
James McIntosh
Professor Emeritus
3722 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
19th-century American literature
Alice Mishkin
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Anti-Occupation Jewish organizations in the United States, Palestinian solidarity, Zionism, White nationalism, and anti-Semitism
Marlene Moore
Graduate Program Coordinator
Surface Mail: 505 S. State Street | 3722 Haven Hall;Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045 734.647.9533
Anthony P. Mora
Associate Professor
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
Janee Moses
Graduate Student
3504 Haven Hall

Fields of study: 20th C. African American Literary and Cultural Studies, Gender and Women Studies, 20th C. U.S. Social Movement History, Oral History
Emily Na
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: African American literary and cultural production, gender and sexuality studies, Afrofuturism, and visual cultural studies
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 Instructor
Fields of Study: Latina/o studies, Chicana/o Art, Mexican History in the Midwest, Public art, Transgender studies, Queer Latinidad, Queercore, Queer of color critique.
Kate O'Connor
Graduate Student Instructor
Fields of study: Disability studies, institutionalization, medicine, and reproductive justice; youth and the family; gender, sexuality, and queer theory
Michael Pascual
Graduate Student
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
3732 Haven Hall

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

Fields of study: race, gender, and health
734.936.0717
Robert Ramaswamy
Graduate Student Instructor
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 Instructor
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; Technology, innovation, and idealism; Planetary computation; Venture capital and private equity; Value and surplus; Critical theory
Xiomara Santamarina
Associate Professor
4177 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
African-American, American: Nineteenth-Century American, Twentieth-Century American; Autobiography Studies; Caribbean; Gender and Sexuality; Global and Transnational; Novel and Narrative; Theory; Women's Literature
764-6368
Ian Shin
Assistant Professor
2640 Haven Hall

Fields of study: Asian American history, U.S. 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
Associate Dean for the Humanities - Academic Affairs - Office of the Dean, Professor of American Culture, Professor in History, Women's Studies, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of the Sterilization and Social Justice Lab
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 Instructor
Fields of study: Representations of race and gender in new media, Comic Studies, Film Studies
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
Vivian Truong
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Asian American Studies, Urban History, Social Movements, Women of Color Feminisms, Public History, and Oral History
Alan Wald
H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor Emeritus
3271 Angell Hall

Fields of study:
20th-century U.S. cultural Left
734.995.1499
Jessica Kenyatta Walker
Collegiate Postdoc in American Culture
4658 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
Black Feminist Theory, Critical Food Studies, Space and Place
734-763-5518
Kerry White
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: transgender and other gender non-normative subjectivities in the Americas, particularly in the circum-Caribbean; ethnography; and queer of color critique
Mallory Whiteduck
Graduate Student Instructor
Fields of study: Native American Studies; Anishinabe kinship narratives and ontology; Native literature and literary theory; land, language and belonging
Kathleen Whiteley
Graduate Student
3504 Haven Hall

Fields of study: Native American Studies, Native American History, gender and women’s history
Fields of study: Chicana/o, Latina/o Studies and Literature, Oral History, institutional activism and mobilization, 20th Century US cultural history, social movements, women's, gender, and ethnic studies
Michael Witgen
Associate Professor; Director of the Native American Studies Program and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
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
3743 Haven Hall

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