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Su'ad Abdul Khabeer
Associate Professor
On Leave FA22 & WN23
3527B Haven Hall, 1045
734-936-5858

Fields of study:
race, religion, popular culture
Retika Adhikari
Assistant Professor
On Leave FA22
Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of study:
critical refugee studies, Asian American studies, multi-sited ethnography, humanitarianism, displacement, postindustrial United States, South Asian Borderlands
Sigrid Anderson
Adjunct Lecturer
Haven Hall, 1045
Hatcher 209 North, 1190
734-615-6519

Fields of Study:
English and American literature, ethnic studies, social justice
Sara Awartani
2022 LSA Collegiate Fellow
3651 Haven Hall

Fields of Study: transnational and comparative history, social movements, race and ethnicity, Latinx studies, Arab American studies, U.S. in the World
Stephen A. Berrey
Associate Professor
On Leave WN23
3741 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-2936

Fields of Study:
race and culture, African American history, U.S. South, 20th-century United States, cultural history
Glenesha Berryman
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Black feminisms, cultural studies, pop music studies, and the Obama era
Melissa Borja
Assistant Professor
3657 Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of Study:
migration, religion, Asian American studies, politics, oral history
Loveleen Brar
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Asian American Studies, Migrant Labor, Critical Food Studies, and Women of Color Feminisms
Michael Brier
Graduate Student
Fields of study: History of anti-discrimination law and colorblind rhetoric in the US; political technologies; intellectual history
Dmitri Brown
Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows
Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of Study: history, science and Indigenous history and philosophy
Kathleen Brown
Graduate Student
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
3527c Haven Hall
William Calvo-Quirós
Assistant Professor
3642 Haven Hall, 1045
734-647-3341

Fields of Study:
visual, material culture, and consumption studies;speculative fiction studies;Latina/o Chicana/o studies
Casidy Campbell
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Black Girlhood, Black Feminism and Black Women's History, Internet and Digital Studies, Tech History
Lorena Chambers
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History and American Culture
Fields of Study:
U.S. history 1865 - pesent, Borderlands history, intellectual and cultural history, race and ethnicity, gender studies and sexuality, politics and power, American West, public history, visual culture
Henry Chen
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Asian American history and culture; critical mixed race studies; and queer of color critique
John Cheney-Lippold
Associate Professor; AC Associate Chair and Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program
3527G Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of Study:
cultural studies, code and algorithm studies, future studies, surveillance, identity, privacy, critical theory, philosophy
Juan Cole
Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History; Director of the Program in Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
2527 Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of Study: modern Middle East, Muslim South Asia, intellectual and cultural history, religion, history
Jay Cook
Professor by Courtesy in American Culture
On Leave FA22
1029 Tisch Hall, 1003
734-763-7860

Fields of Study:
19th-century cultural and intellectual, African American, popular/mass culture, visual culture, capitalism
Clare Croft
Associate Professor
On Leave FA22 & WN23
3735 Haven Hall, 1045
734-764-4463

Fields of Study:
dance and performance studies, U.S. social movements, cultural policy, gender & sexuality, dramaturgy
Manan Desai
Associate Professor; Director of the A/PIA Studies Program and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
3749 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-2524

Fields of Study:
Literature, Asian American Studies, Popular Culture
May Jean Dong
Academic Program Specialist
3725 Haven Hall
Gregory E. Dowd
Helen Hornbeck Tanner Collegiate Professor; LSA Associate Dean for the Humanities
Office of the Dean:
LSA 2256, 500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
Executive Assistant: Stella Bublitz, bublitzs@umich.edu, 734-647-2115

Fields of Study:
Native American and Early American history
Sena Duran
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Arab and Muslim American Studies; Film Studies; Women of Color Feminisms; Post/Decolonial Studies; Race, Gender, Sexuality and U.S. Film Industries
Dejan Duric
Graduate Student
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.
Anna Watkins Fisher
Associate Professor
3640 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-2936

Fields of Study:
digital studies, media theory, performance studies, contemporary art, visual culture, feminist and queer studies, critical theory
Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Professor of American Culture and the Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law
314 Hutchins Hall

Fields of Study: Federal & tribal Indian law, Anishinaabe legal and political philosophy, administrative & Constitutional law, legal ethics.
Jonathan Freedman
Marvin Felheim Collegiate Professor Emeritus
Mary Freiman
Executive Secretary
3727 Haven Hall

Contact Mary: to schedule an appointment with the chair and for chair's signature; if you have questions about Budgeted Faculty and Executive Committee Meetings; and for matters related to tenure-track faculty recruitment, reviews, sabbatical & leave requests, and FARs
(voicemail only) 734-615-6473
Kayla Gonyon
Lecturer I
3732 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-8896

Fields of Study:
Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language instruction
Judith Gray
Chief Administrator
3700 Haven Hall
734-647-2103 (AC)
Colin Gunckel
Associate Professor
On Leave FA22 & WN23
3632 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-2935

Fields of Study:
Chicano/Latino film and media, Latina American cinema, Mexican cinema
Sandra Gunning
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; AC Director of the Graduate Studies Program
4733 Haven Hall, 1045
734-763-5525

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
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 Ann Hass
Professor
3759 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-8869

Fields of Study:
Memorials, memory, material culture, cultural infrastructure, structures of inequity, race, and racism, U.S. cultural history and museum studies.
June Howard
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emerita
3058 Tisch Hall, 1003

Fields of Study:
novel and narrative; women's literature and culture in the United States from the mid-19th-century to the present; periodical history; genre studies; American studies; gender studies; cultural & social theory; disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and knowledge production
Caroline Hsu
Graduate Student
Fields of study: media and cultural studies, Asian American studies, Internet and digital studies, film studies, contemporary literary fiction.
Bethany Hughes
Assistant Professor
3664 Haven Hall

Fields of study:
19th and 20th century Native American representation, contemporary Indigenous performance
734.936.4374
Melisa Hussain
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Ethnographic Writing, Arab & Muslim American Studies, Media & Surveillance Studies, Representations of Visibly Muslim Women, Civil Rights & Social Activism, Race + Racialization of Muslim Americans, FBI/JTTF, Education Policy, Human Rights Violation.
Roland Hwang
Lecturer I
3732 Haven Hall, 1045
(mobile) 925-586-4613

Fields of Study:
Asian/Pacific Islander American history, A/PIAs in the civil rights movement; A/PIA community activism

Irene Inatty
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Literary and critical food studies in the Global South, continental philosophy, queer studies, and social change.
Luke Jacobson
Office Assistant
3700 Haven Hall, 505 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
734-763-1460
Daniel Jin
Graduate Student
Fields of study: urban history, small cities, Latina/o/x Studies, Puerto Rican Studies, Asian American Studies, migration, race and ethnicity.
Charlotte Juergens
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Memory Studies, Public History, Oral History, Visual Culture, Material Culture, Museum Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Archives.
Charlotte Karem Albrecht
Assistant Professor
3634 Haven Hall, 1045
734-764-8363

Fields of Study:
Arab American studies, queer of color critique, interdisciplinary and historical methods, history of gender and sexuality, women of color and transnational feminisms
Yarden Katz
Assistant Professor
Haven Hall

Fields of Study: imperialism, white supremacy, and racial capitalism; science and technology studies; history and politics of biomedicine; eugenics and exploited labor in science; radical social movements
Leila Kawar
Associate Professor
Residential College: 1516 East Quad, 1245
734-647-4351

Fields of Study:
law and society; migration and migrant labor; transnational social movements; social, cultural, and institutional dynamics of legal systems
Mary C. Kelley
Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor
On Leave FA22 & WN23
2672 Haven Hall, 1045
734-834-0903

Fields of Study:
American & women’s iIntellectual history, 19th-century women writers, American culture, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies
Nancy A. Khalil
Assistant Professor
3527A Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of Study:
Muslims, politics, authority, racialization, advertising, ethnographic methods
Michelle pruneah Kim
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Critical Food Studies, Critical Race Theory, Migrant Studies, and Diaspora Studies
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
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
Professor and Chair of American Culture
3703 Haven Hall, 1045
Chair's Office (voicemail only) 734-615-6473

FOR DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS
email messages:
amcult-chair@umich.edu
Google calendar guest invitations:
lsa-ac-chair-calendar@umich.edu
Executive Assistant
Mary Freiman mlfr@umich.edu

Fields of Study:
Latina/o studies, Puerto Rican & Hispanic Caribbean studies, women’s, gender, & sexuality studies, lesbian, gay, & queer studies
Scott Larson
Lecturer IV; AC Undergraduate Advisor
3733 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-6474

Fields of Study:
18th- and 19th- century American cultural history; American religious cultures; disability studies; transgender history; women's, gender, & sexuality studies

Erin Leary
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Native American/ Indigenous studies; environmental/ climate humanities, science, and culture; Indigenous and environmental futurities; (de)colonial imaginations; place-making; literary and historical studies; visual culture
Kyle Lindsey
Graduate Candidate
Fields of study: digital studies, black cultural studies, feminist and queer studies, cultural criticism
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
On Leave FA22
Lane Hall, 1290
734-936-0717

Fields of Study:
19th- and 20th century African American literature and culture, global black feminisms, history of medicine, slavery, mental illness, sustainability, and disability
Ashley Lucas
Professor; Director of the Program in Latina/o Studies and Undergraduate Advisor for the Major and Minor
Residential College: 1516 East Quad, 1245
734-763-1860

Fields of Study:
U.S. Latina/o theatre, prison-related theatre, theatre for social change, and related topics in acting, playwriting, and comparative ethnic studies
Cherry Meyer
Assistant Professor
Haven Hall 3641
Lorch 453C

Fields of Study:
Ojibwe (Algonquian), morphology, semantics, noun categorization, gender, classifiers,language documentation, language typology, word order
Alice Mishkin
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Intersections of White supremacy, Zionism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia; Palestinian solidarity movements in the United States; Self-narrative and activist identity development
Anthony P. Mora
Associate Professor by Courtesy in American Culture
2510 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-5766

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

Emily Na
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: African American literature, visual culture, American slavery, memory, museums
Susan Najita
Associate Professor
3176 Angell Hall, 1003
734-764-6345

Fields of Study:
Pacific literatures in English, Asian American literatures, U.S. minority literatures
Lisa Nakamura
Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor
3527F 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
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.
Doo Jae Park
Lecturer I
Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of Studies:
Race, Diaspora, Immigration, Identity Politics, Asian American Studies, Physical Cultural Studies
Silvia Pedraza
Professor
4226 LSA, 1382
734-647-3659

Fields of Study:
international sociology; inequalities and stratification; politics and social change; qualitative approaches; race and ethnicity; sociology
Chloe Perry
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Digital Studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and social media / online communities.
3732 Haven Hall, 1045
734-615-8896

Fields of Study:
Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language instruction
Anastazija Pomelov
Office Assistant
3700 Haven Hall, 505 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
734-763-1460
Ava Purkiss
Assistant Professor
On Leave FA22 & WN23
Lane Hall, 1290
Megan Rim
Graduate Student
Fields of study: How people of color in contemporary social movements utilize media and digital technologies.
Yeidy Rivero
Professor by Courtesy in American Culture
6330 North Quad, 1285
734-615-4614

Fields of study:
television studies, race and media,global media, Latino/a, Spanish Caribbean, Latin American, and African diaspora studies
Juan Rodriguez Barrera
Graduate Student
Fields of study: 20th-century African-American history and culture, the cultural Cold War, proletarian fiction and poetry
Wesley Ruiz
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Queer and Trans Studies, Critical Theory, Ethnic Studies, and Performance Studies.
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, 1045

Fields of Study:
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
Matthew Stiffler
Lecturer II
3639 Haven Hall, 1045
734-647-9536

Fields of Study:
Arab American studies
Amy Stillman
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Director of the Native American Studies Program and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
3765 Haven Hall, 1045
734-763-5559

Fields of Study:
ethnomusicology, Pacific Islands performance traditions, dance ethnology
Hanah Stiverson
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Digital Studies, Cultural Studies, New Media, Far-right ideologies, and Extremism
Giota Tachtara
Events & Communications Coordinator
734 764 5322
Aurelis Troncoso
Doctoral Candidate
Troncoso’s fields of study include intersectionalities of race, gender, (queer) sexuality, Afro-Latinidad in the Caribbean and the United States, transnational Black feminism, queer and trans theory, and African Diaspora religions. Her dissertation project focuses on the experiences of LGBTQ practitioners in Santería and Espiritismo in Puerto Rico and how practitioners negotiate race, nationality, queerness and transness within sacred spaces and beyond.
Alan Wald
H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor Emeritus
Jessica Kenyatta Walker
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies; Assistant Professor of American Culture
4658 Haven Hall, 1045
734-763-5518

Fields of Study:
Black feminist theory, critical food studies, space and place
Kerry White
Graduate Student
Fields of Study: Trans and Queer of Color Critique, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, Ethnographic Writing"
Julianna Loera Wiggins
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Chicana/o Studies, Latina/o Studies; Performance Studies; Latina Feminist Phenomenology; Social Movements & Activism; Oral History/Testimonio, Ethnography
3743 Haven Hall
734-615-8866

Fields of Study:
African American and American literary and cultural studies