Graduate Faculty

Kirby Brown

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Christopher Chavez

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Ana-Maurine Lara

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José 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

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, Critical Theory

Michael Najjar

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Jennifer O'Neal

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  • Title: University Historian and Archivist
  • Interests: Native American and Indigenous history; American West history; Decolonizing Methodologies; Cultural Heritage Archives; Traditional Knowledge Systems; Digitial Humanities

Jeffrey Ostler

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Priscilla Peña Ovalle

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Interests: media studies, race/ethnicity, dance, mainstream popular culture, media hairstyles, and more...

Lynn Stephen

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  • Title: Philip H. Knight Chair, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Anthropology
  • Interests: Gender, race and ethnicity, migration, indigenous peoples, Americas, legal pluralism, social memory, testimony, gender violence

Jessica Vasquez-Tokos

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

David Vázquez

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Sarah Wald

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Julie Weise

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Priscilla Yamin

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Interests: Marriage and Family Politics, American Political Development and Institutions, Race, Gender and Sexuality studies and Feminist Theory, Political Culture and Political Identity