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American Studies Faculty and Staff

The distinguished faculty in Saint Louis University’s American Studies Department are trained specifically in our discipline. Most have earned a Ph.D. in American studies and all have worked extensively in the field as scholars, teachers, curators or creative artists.

  • Heidi Ardizzone, Ph.D. - Interim Chair
    Racial identity and constructions of race and ethnicities, race and citizenship in the Midwest and St. Louis, African American history and culture, activism and protest movements, women's and gender history.
  • Flannery Burke, Ph.D.
    American regional cultures, environmental humanities, borderlands, and the intersection of art, literature, and public policy.
  • Benjamin Looker, Ph.D. - Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Internship Coordinator
    Urban studies and urban representational politics, jazz and other American musics, cultural studies, the performing arts in social movements, politics of culture in the postwar U.S.
  • Kate Moran, Ph.D. - Graduate Program Coordinator
    Late 19th- and early 20th-century American history and religion, transnationalism.
  • Corinne Wohlford, Ph.D.
    Collective memory, race, medical humanities, St. Louis, transnational American studies, poetry writing. 

Emeriti Faculty