Core Teaching Faculty

Charise Cheney

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Courtney Cox

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Race and Sport, cultural political and economic effects of global sport, girls and women competing in and covering basketball across the US Russia Senegal and France, advanced analytics in sport

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

Michael Hames-García

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  • Title: Professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies
  • Interests: Black Studies, Chicanx and Latinx Studies, Justice Studies and Incarceration, Critical Theory, Literary Studies

Brian Klopotek

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  • Title: 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: Acting 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

Alaí Reyes-Santos

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Black Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Afro-Latin@/x Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Justice

Stephanie 'Lani' Teves

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Indigenous Politics; Native and Women of Color Feminisms; Native Pacific Cultural Studies; Queer Theory; Performance Studies