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Administrators & Staff

The professional staff of the Department of American Culture are available to help current and prospective students and faculty understand and feel part of the American Culture community, College and University. Our knowledgeable staff are dedicated to supporting students, serving as liaisons with alumni and alumnae, helping us recruit first-rate graduate students and faculty, and building bridges with other units in the College and University.

Business Hours
Monday – Friday | 8 AM - 5 PM (Fall  & Winter); 8 AM - 4:30 PM (Spring & Summer)

Department Leadership
Office of the Chair
Chair — Alexandra Minna Stern | 734.615.6473
Associate Chair — Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof | 734.647.0253
Director of Graduate Studies — Julie Ellison | 734.647.0908
Coordinator of Digital Studies — Lisa Nakamura | 734.615.6472

Ethnic Studies Programs
Director of Arab and Muslim American Studies — Evelyn Alsultany | 734.615.4627 FA18 + Su'ad Abdul Khabeer | 734.936.5858 WN19
Director of Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies — John Kuwada | 734.936.2842
Acting Director of Latina/o Studies — Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes | 734.647.0913
Director of Native American Studies — Michael Witgen | 734.647.5419

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