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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.
    Racial identity and constructions of race and ethnicities, African American history and culture, activism and protest movements, women's and gender history.
  • Benjamin Looker, Ph.D.
    Urban studies and history, jazz and other American musics and 20th-century U.S. cultural, social and political history.
  • Emily Lutenski, Ph.D.

    20th-century American literature (comparative ethnic literatures and cultures), gender and feminist studies, modernism and issues of space and place.

  • Kate Moran, Ph.D.
    Late 19th- and early 20th-century American history and religion, transnationalism.

Emeriti Faculty