• Rebecca Bedell

    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.


  • Bill Cain

    William E. Cain

    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.


  • Elena Tajima Creef

    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.


  • Paul Fisher

    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.


  • Sarah E. Hankins

    Visiting Lecturer in American Studies

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

    Sarah Hankins is an ethnomusicologist specializing in popular musics of the African diaspora, gender topics, and sound and technology studies.


  • Jonathan B. Imber

    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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    Michael Jeffries

    Associate Professor of American Studies

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

    Qualitative sociologist with emphasis on race, gender, politics, identity, and popular culture.


  • T. James Kodera

    T. James Kodera

    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.


  • Yoon Sun Lee

    Mildred Lane Kemper 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.


  • Peggy Levitt

    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.


  • Irene Mata

    Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

    B.A., M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)

    Interests include Chicana/Latino literature and culture; and analysis of gender, labor, immigration, sexuality, and representation in cultural production.


  • Giovanna Micconi

    Visiting Lecturer in American Studies

    B.A., Università Ca' Foscari; M.A., Università Ca' Foscari; M.A., Harvard University, Ph.D., Harvard University

    My research focuses on African American literature in relation to themes such as exile, diaspora, displacement, expatriation, and cosmopolitanism.


  • Terry K. Park

    Terry K. Park

    Visiting Lecturer in American Studies

    B.A., Vassar College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of California, Davis

    Transnational Asian Americanist immersed in visual cultures of militarism, empire, and war, particularly the Korean War.


  • Ryan Alexander Quintana

    Assistant 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.


  • Lawrence A. Rosenwald

    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.