Members of the American Studies Committee
Mark Burford | Music | E101C | Email
American popular music; African American music; late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German musical culture; cultural politics.
Jacqueline Dirks (on leave Fall 2012) | History | E214B | Email (Fall)
American social and cultural history; U. S. women’s history.
Laura Leibman (on
leave Spring 2013) | English | Lib392 | Email (Spring)
Early American literature and culture, American poetry, poetics and ethnopoetics, Native American literature and culture, postcolonial theory, gender theory, American studies.
Margot Minardi (Chair) | History | CC124 | Email
American Revolution and early republic; social movements; nationalism and transnationalism; colonialism and empire; race, slavery, and emancipation; historical memory.
Sarah Wagner-McCoy | English | CC304 | Email
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American fiction; transatlantic literature and culture; Irish drama and Irish studies; pastoral and environmental writing; the politics of classical education in postbellum America.
Kara Becker | Linguistics | Email
Regional and social dialects of American English.
Robert Brightman | Anthropology | Email
Native North America.
Kris Cohen | Art | Email
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art; contemporary art; art theory and criticism; media studies; Web cultures; gender and sexuality; history of photography; early film history.
Catherine Ming T’ien
Duffly | Theatre | Email
American theater; race and gender theory; socially engaged performance practices.
Simon Finger | History | Email
Colonial, revolutionary and early national American history; urban history; social history of health and disease; maritime history; built environments; Native American studies.
Kambiz GhaneaBassiri | Religion | Email
Islam in America; religions in U.S. history.
Paul Gronke |
Political Science | Email
American elections and election administration; American public opinion; American political institutions, current issues in American politics.
Joshua Howe |
History and Environmental Studies | Email
Environmental history; history of science; twentieth-century United States.
Nathalia King | English | Email
Literary theory; the novel; class.
Hannah Kosstrin | Dance | Email
Dance histories of the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Jewish diaspora, and the African diaspora; gender and queer theory; Jewish and women’s history in the Americas.
Tamara Metz | Political Science | Email
Political theory, including liberalism, American political thought, and theories of gender, freedom, and family.
Pancho Savery | English | Email
African-American literature; American literature and cultural history; modern and contemporary drama, poetry and fiction; creative writing.
David Schiff | Music | Email
American classical music; jazz; American musical theater.
Marc Schneiberg | Sociology | Email
Economic sociology; organizations; race and ethnicity.
Gail Sherman | English | Email
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American fiction; gender, race, and ethnicities in American fiction; Jewish-American fiction.
Paul Silverstein | Anthropology | Email
Race; immigration; urban anthropology.
Dustin Simpson | English | Email
American poetry and poetics since 1850; pragmatism; aesthetics; American nature writing.
Lisa Steinman | English | Email
Modern and contemporary American poetry; creative writing; Romanticism; eighteenth-century poetry.