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Faculty and Staff

Left to right: Dr. Kate Moran, Dr. Emily Lutenski, Dr. Matthew Mancini, Dr. Benjamin Looker, Dr. Heidi Ardizzone


Heidi Ardizzone, Department Chair
Ph.D. University of Michigan
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. Yale University
Urban studies and history, jazz and other American musics, and twentieth-century U.S. cultural, social, and political history.

Emily Lutenski
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Twentieth-century American literature (comparative ethnic literatures and cultures), gender and feminist studies, modernism, and issues of space and place.

Kate Moran
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American history and religion, transnationalism.


Terri Foster, Administrative Secretary


Lawrence Barmann, Emeritus
Ph.D. Cambridge University
American and European intellectual history, racism in American society, research methods in American Studies.

Elizabeth Kolmer, Emerita
Ph.D. Saint Louis University
Race and ethnicity in American culture, American culture between the World Wars, Gilded Age America.

Matthew Mancini, Emeritus
Ph.D. Emory University
American intellectual history, transatlantic political thought, American Studies methods, the American South.

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