Core Teaching Faculty

Charise Cheney

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: African American Popular and Political Cultures; Black Nationalist Ideologies and Practices; Gender and Sexuality

Courtney Cox

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Sport Studies, Performance Studies, Feminist Theory, Black Studies, Critical Data Studies

Lynn Fujiwara

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Asian American Studies; Women of Color Feminisms and Queer of Color Critique; Immigration; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Media and Cultural Studies; Social Policy

Brian Klopotek

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  • Title: IRES Department Head & Associate Professor
  • Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Historical Studies, Environmental Justice

Sharon Luk

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Critical Human Geography, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Critical Justice and Incarceration Studies, Literary Studies, Historical Studies, Critical Theory

Ernesto Javier Martínez

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Women of Color Feminisms and Queer of Color Critique, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Chicanx and Latinx Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

Jennifer O'Neal

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Native American and Indigenous history; American West history; Decolonizing Methodologies; Cultural Heritage Archives; Traditional Knowledge Systems; Digital Humanities

Laura Pulido

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  • Title: Professor
  • Interests: Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicanx Studies, Critical Human Geography, Environmental Justice