Faculty & Staff

  • Associate Professor of Art

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Wellesley alumna; research explores the relations between art and science, and the place of sentimentalism in American art.

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  • Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Queens College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches modernism, contemporary American fiction and poetry, ethnic literature, and urban literature and photography.

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  • Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English

    B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Expert in nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature;  Shakespeare; and modernism in the arts.

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  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

    B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research explores how culture and family processes influence development and mental health across the lifespan.

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  • Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

    B.A., University of California (Riverside); M.A., University of California (Santa Barbara); Ph.D., University of California (Santa Cruz)

    Engaged in research on Asian American visual histories in photography, film, and popular culture.

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  • Professor of Africana Studies

    B.A., M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Expert on Caribbean literature and Caribbean intellectual history.

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  • Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Saint Michael’s College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

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  • Associate Professor of American Studies

    A.B., Harvard College; B.A., M.A., Trinity College (Cambridge); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interdisciplinary scholar with focus on American literature; biographer of the James family; historian of the Belle Époque.

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  • Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Medicine, its historical and religious dimensions; edit journal on social thought and social policy. Focus on American society.

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  • Associate Professor of American Studies

    A.B., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Qualitative sociologist focusing on race, class, gender, and cultural production.

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  • Professor of Religion

    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    An educator and a scholar in the comparative and historical study of religion with a focus on Asia, as the word "Asia" is understood historically and broadly to include West Asia, South Asia and East Asia.

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  • Professor of English

    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Yale University

    My research and teaching span two areas, British eighteenth and nineteenth century prose fiction, and Asian American literature.

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  • Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Studies international migration, transnational studies, development, religion, globalization, global arts and culture.

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  • Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian Studies; Professor of Religion

    B.A., Dickinson College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Academic and public interpreter of religion in American history in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National periods.

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  • Associate Professor of History

    B.A., University of Tennessee (Knoxville); M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Historian of race, slavery, space, and the state in the late colonial and early national eras.

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  • Assistant Professor of American Studies

    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Interdisciplinary scholar studying race and ethnic identities and popular culture in Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities.

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  • Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature; Professor of English

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Americanist, translator, performer (music, theater), verse-writer, pacifist.

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  • Professor of English

    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Studies and teaches American poetry and film, focusing particularly on contemporary poetry and classic Hollywood cinema.

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  • Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Southwestern University (Memphis); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaching interests include Southern literature, British cinema, and lyric traditions in gospel music.

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