American Culture Faculty

  • AlsultanyACWEBR

    Evelyn Alsultany

    Associate Professor and Acting AC Associate Chair;
    Coordinator of Arab and Muslim American Studies
    Undergraduate Advisor for the AMAS minor
    3527A Haven Hall

    Arab and Muslim American Studies; Media and Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies and Mixed Race Studies734.615.4627 / alsultan@umich.edu


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    Paul A. Anderson

    Associate Professor 3735 Haven Hall

    Modern U.S. cultural history, cultural history of popular music734.615.6472 / paanders@umich.edu


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    Stephen A. Berrey

    Assistant Professor 3640 Haven Hall

    race and culture; African American History; U.S. South; 20th-century United States; cultural history734.615.2936 / sberrey@umich.edu


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    Amy Sara Carroll

    Assistant Professor 3527B Haven Hall

    Latina/o studies, performance studies, multicultural literature studies734.936.5858 / amysara@umich.edu


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    John Cheney-Lippold

    Assistant Professor 3527G Haven Hall

    Internet studies, cultural studies, code and algorithm studies734.764.6799 / jchl@umich.edu


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    Bruce Conforth

    Lecturer II 3641 Haven Hall

    American blues music (especially pre-WWII), History of American popular music, 20th century American cultural history734.615.4618 / bmconfor@umich.edu


  • Jay Cook

    Jay Cook

    Professor 1759 Haven Hall

    19th-century, cultural and intellectual, African-American, popular/mass culture, visual culture, capitalism734.763.7860 / jwcook@umich.edu


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    Maria Eugenia Cotera

    Associate Professor 3666 Haven Hall

    Latina/o gender studies, comparative ethnic studies, ethnography734.615.8867 / mcotera@umich.edu


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    Matthew Countryman

    Associate Professor 2759 Haven Hall

    African American social movements, 20th-century U.S. history734.647.2434 / mcountry@umich.edu


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    Judith Daubenmier

    Lecturer I 3645 Haven Hall

    Native American history734.936.6080 / jdaubenm@umich.edu


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    Philip J. Deloria

    Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor 2216 LSA

    19th-century cultural history and theory, Natvie American history, history of the American West, American environmental history734.764.0320 (Dean's Office) / pdeloria@umich.edu


  • Manan Desai

    Assistant Professor

    South Asian American studiesmrdesai@umich.edu


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    Gregory E. Dowd

    Professor 3672 Haven Hall

    Native American and Early American history734.936.6872 / dowdg@umich.edu


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    Julie Ellison

    Professor 3527F Haven Hall

    Atlantic studies, culture & citizenship, public engagement & community practice734.647.0908 / jeson@umich.edu


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    Jonathan Freedman

    Marvin Felheim Collegiate Professor 3036 Tisch Hall

    Late 19th-century British American literature734.764.0475 / zoid@umich.edu


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    Joseph P. Gone

    Associate Professor 2239 East Hall

    Mental health services for American Indians, cultural psychology734.647.3958 / jgone@umich.edu


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    Colin Gunckel

    Assistant Professor 3632 Haven Hall

    Chicano/Latino film and media, Latina American cinema, Mexican cinema734.615.2935 / gunckel@umich.edu


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    Sandra Gunning

    Professor 4733 Haven Hall

    American studies, 19th and 20th century American literature, African American literature, African diaspora studies, interdisciplinary approaches to literature, feminism and gender studies, and travel writing.734.763.5525 / sgunning@umich.edu


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    Kristin Hass

    Associate Professor and AC Director of Graduate Studies 3759 Haven Hall

    Visual culture, material culture, museum studies, memory, 20th-century cultural history734.615.8869 / kah@umich.edu


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    Rima Hassouneh

    Lecturer II 3645 Haven Hall

    Arab American literature, Muslim and Arab identities in the U.S.734.615.4614 / rhassoun@umich.edu


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    Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof

    Associate Professor 3751 Haven Hall

    Latino studies, Latin American and Caribbean history734.647.0253 / jessehg@umich.edu


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    June Howard

    Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Chair of the Department of American Culture 3703 Haven Hall

    Late 19th- and early 20th-century U.S. literature and culture, American studies, women's studies734.615.6473 / jmhoward@umich.edu


  • Brandi Hughes

    Brandi Hughes

    Assistant Professor 2518 Haven Hall

    North American religion, African American religious and intellectual history in the 20th century734.647.4873 / bshughes@umich.edu


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    Mary C. Kelley

    Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor 2672 Haven Hall

    American intellectual history, American culture, and women’s studies734.834.0903 / mckelley@umich.edu


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    Scott Kurashige

    Professor 3642 Haven Hall

    Asian/Pacific American history, U.S. urban history--Los Angeles and Detroit, comparative race and ethnicity734.647.3341 / kurashig@umich.edu


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    Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

    Associate Professor and Director of Latina/o Studies
    Undergraduate Advisor for the LS major and minor
    3757 Haven Hall

    Latina/o studies, Puerto Rican & Hispanic Caribbean studies, women’s, gender, & sexuality studies, lesbian, gay, & queer studies734.647.0913 / lawrlafo@umich.edu


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    Emily Lawsin

    Lecturer IV 3651 Haven Hall

    Asian American studies, Filipina/o American history literature & communities, community service-learning, Asian American activism734.615.8868 / elawsin@umich.edu


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    Scott Richard Lyons

    Associate Professor and Director of Native American Studies
    Undergraduate Advisor for the NAS minor
    3527C Haven Hall

    American literature;Native American studies;Critical theory734.936.5902 / lyonssr@umich.edu


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    James McIntosh

    Professor Emeritus

    19th-century American literaturejhmci@umich.edu


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    Richard Meisler

    Lecturer IV
    Undergraduate Advisor for the American Culture major
    3741 Haven Hall

    Health and the '60s734.647.9537 / rmeisler@umich.edu


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    Tiya Miles

    Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor of African American Women 4773 Haven Hall

    African American and Native American interrelated and comparative histories, especially 19th-century African American women's history and literature, Native American women's history and literature, and U.S. women's history734.764.5513 / tiya@umich.edu


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    Anthony P. Mora

    Associate Professor 3767 Haven Hall

    19th-century United States; historical construction of race, gender, and sexuality in the U.S.; Mexican-American history; Latino/a history; the history of sexuality734.615.5766 / apmora@umich.edu


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    Susan Najita

    Associate Professor 3176 Angell Hall

    Pacific literatures in English, Asian American literatures, U.S. minority literatures734.764.6345 / najita@umich.edu


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    Lisa Nakamura

    Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Culture and Screen Arts 6443 North Quad

    Asian American studies, digital media theory, digital game studies, feminist theory, film and television studies, race and gender in new media734.936.2556 / lnakamur@umich.edu


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    Silvia Pedraza

    Professor 4226 LSA Building

    Sociology of immigration, race, and ethnicity in America734.647.3659 / spedraza@umich.edu


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    Alphonse Pitawanakwat

    Lecturer 3732 Haven Hall

    Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language instruction734.615.8896 / apitawan@umich.edu


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    Daniel Ramirez

    Assistant Professor 3658 Haven Hall

    American religious history, African American studies, Latin American cultural studies, cultural anthropology734.615.6474 / dramire@umich.edu


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    Yeidy Rivero

    Associate Professor 6427 North Quad

    Television studies, race and media, global media, Latino/a, Spanish Caribbean, Latin American, and African diaspora studies734.764.5744 / yrivero@umich.edu


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    Xiomara Santamarina

    Associate Professor 3144 Angell Hall

    19th-centry African American literatures with a primary focus on autobiography and slave narrative734.764.6368 / xiomara@umich.edu


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    Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

    Mary Frances Berry Collegiate Professor Emerita

    csmithro@umich.edu


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    Alexandra Stern

    Professor 3657 Haven Hall

    Health and society, reproductive politics, genetics and social justice734.764.8363 / amstern@umich.edu


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    Matthew Stiffler

    Lecturer 3639 Haven Hall

    Arab American studies734.647.9536 / mattws@umich.edu


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    Amy Stillman

    Professor and Director of A/PIA Studies Program
    Undergraduate Advisor for the A/PIA minor
    3765 Haven Hall

    Ethnomusicology, Pacific Islands performance traditions, dance ethnology734.763.5559 / akstill@umich.edu


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    Gustavo Verdesio

    Associate Professor 4212 MLB

    Colonial studies, Native American studies, American culture, cultural studies, material culture734.647.2645 / verdesio@umich.edu


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    Penny Von Eschen

    Professor 1029J Tisch

    Transnational cultural and political dynamics734.647.6157 / pmve@umich.edu


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    Alan Wald

    H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor Emeritus 3271 Angell Hall

    20th-century U.S. cultural Left734.995.1499 / awald@umich.edu


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    Michael Witgen

    Associate Professor 2642 Haven Hall

    American Indian and early American history, the North American West, borderlands history, and pre-confederation Canada.734.647.5419 / mwitgen@umich.edu


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    Jason Wright

    Lecturer I 3666 Haven Hall

    734.764.9934 / wrightjm@umich.edu


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    Magdalena Zaborowska

    Professor 3743 Haven Hall

    African American and American literary and cultural studies734.615.8866 / mzaborow@umich.edu