Graduate Faculty

Angela Addae

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Programs, Research and Outreach: Legal Studies, Public Law and Policy
  • Interests: Equity In Urban Municipal Redevelopment Policies, Legal Advocacy Work

John Arroyo

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Programs, Research and Outreach: Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center
  • Interests: Urban Planning and Design, Latina/o/x Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Migration, Transnational Processes, Environmental and Climate Justice, Community Development, Housing, Suburbs, Public Space, Arts and Culture, Historic Preservation, Qualitative Methods

Oluwakemi "Kemi" Balogun

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Globalization, Nationalism, Culture, Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, Embodiment, Africana Studies

Kirby Brown

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  • Title: Associate Professor, English
  • Interests: Native American and Indigenous Literary and Cultural Studies; Race, Ethnicity, & Indigeneity; Cultural Studies; Modernism Studies;

Dayna Chatman

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Christopher Chávez

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  • Title: Carolyn Silva Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising
  • Interests: Advertising, TV Commercials, Communication Theory, Persuasive Communication, Cultural Studies, Gender and Race In Media, Media and Diversity, Popular Culture, Media Studies and Globalization

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 (on leave, AY23)
  • Interests: Sport Studies, Performance Studies, Feminist Theory, Black Studies, Critical Data Studies

Tara Fickle

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  • Title: Associate Professor, English Department
  • Interests: Asian American Literaray and Cultural Studies, American Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanies, Film, Television and Media Studies, Literary and Critical Theory, Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity, Visual Culture

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

Habib Iddrisu

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Dance
  • Programs, Research and Outreach: Dance, Music History and Culture, Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Interests: Dance, Scholarly Areas, Ethnomusicology, West African Music and Dance Practice and Performance, Cultural Studies, Post-Colonial Independence History, Political Economy, Oral History, African Diaspora Studies, and the New Internationalism

Michelle Jacob

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  • Title: Professor
  • Interests: Indigenous Methodologies, Spirituality, Health, Education, Indigenous Feminisms, and Decolonization

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

Ana-Maurine Lara

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Afro Latino/a Identities, Black Queer Aesthetics, Vudú in the Dominican Republic, and Afro-Dominicanidad and the Struggle Against Xenophobia in the Dominican Republic

Raoul Lievanos

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Environment, Health, Risk, Community and Urban Sociology, Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, Science and Technology, Organizations and Institutions, Social Movements, Spatial Analysis, Quantitative Approaches, Qualitative Approaches

Krystale Littlejohn

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Fertility, Race, Gender, Class, Health and Medicine, Body and Embodiment, Science, Knowledge, Technology, Mixed Methods

Joseph Lowndes

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  • Title: Professor, Political Science
  • Interests: American Political Development, Populism, Racial Politics, Conservatism, Political Culture

Audrey Lucero

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Schooling For Latinx Students and Others From Marginalized Communities, and How Those Experiences Influence Their Identities As Literate Beings

Sharon Luk

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  • Title: Associate Professor (on leave, AY23)
  • 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: Comparative Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latinx Studies, Feminist Theory, Literary Studies

José W. Meléndez

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Civic engagement, Design-based research, Designing for equity, Designing learning environments, Designing participatory processes, Discourse analysis, Activity systems, Latino/a/x immigrants, Collective & system level learning, Learning Sciences

Isabel Millán

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Queer, Transnational Feminist, and Critical Race Theories; Latinx/Chicanx Studies; Children's Literature, Television, and Film; Comics; Science Fiction and Fantasy

Lanie Millar

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Interests: 20th-21st Century Caribbean Literature, Latin American Literature, African Literature, Lusophone Literatures, Global South Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Race and Blackness, Critical Theory

Michael Najjar

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Theater Arts
  • Interests: Contemporary Arab-American Theatre and Performance, Contemporary Theatre, Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory, Arab-American Studies.

Kari Marie Norgaard

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  • Title: Director of Graduate Studies for Environmental Studies
  • Interests: Gender, Place and Environment, Social Psychology and Interaction, Sociology of Culture, Theory Knowledge Science, Qualitative Approaches

Edward M. Olivos

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: The Relationship Between Bicultural Parents and Schools, the Development of Bilingual Educators

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

Jeffrey Ostler

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  • Title: Professor of History Emeritus
  • Interests: The History of the American West, with A Particular Focus On American Indian History

Priscilla Peña Ovalle

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: Media Studies, Race/Ethnicity, Dance, Mainstream Popular Culture, Media Hairstyles

Laura Pulido

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

Yvette Saavedra

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Chicanx History and Studies; Chicana Feminist Theory; U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History and Studies; History of U.S. West; 19th and 20th century U.S History; 19th and 20th century gender and sexuality in the U.S.

Leilani Sabzalian

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Indigenous Education, Native Feminisms, Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, Elementary Social Studies Education

Lynn Stephen

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  • Title: Philip H. Knight Chair, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Anthropology
  • Programs, Research and Outreach: Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center
  • Interests: Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Migration, Indigenous Peoples, Americas, Legal Pluralism, Social Memory, Testimony, Gender Violence

Arafaat A. Valiani

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Programs, Research and Outreach: Wayne Morse Center

Jessica Vasquez-Tokos

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  • Title: Professor
  • Interests: Family Life Course and Society, Race and Ethnicity, Qualitative Approaches

Julie Weise

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Interests: Identity, Citizenship, Migration, Race, and Nations in the Americas and The World Through The Lens of History