Affiliate Faculty


Name Contact Specialty
Hakim Abderrezak
French & Italian

303D Folwell Hall

20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone studies, visual studies

Shir Alon
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

230C Folwell Hall

Literary temporalities; theories of world literature; gender theory; postcolonial theory and decolonization; historiography of the modern Middle East
Osiris Aníbal Gómez
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
214N Folwell Hall
Contemporary Mexican literature and culture, Indigenous literature, translation studies, linguistic rights.
Sophia Beal
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
206D Folwell Hall
Brazilian literature and cultural studies, Lusophone-African Literature and cultural studies, urban studies, postcolonial studies
Jane M. Blocker
Art History
346 Heller Hall
Contemporary art and theory
Emily Capper
Art History
362 Heller Hall
Modern and contemporary art, social and intellectual history, film and media
Sinem Casale
Art History
423 Heller Hall
Islamic art
Juliette Cherbuliez
French & Italian
314F/309B Folwell Hall
17th-century literature and culture, theater studies
Palita Chunsaengchan
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
327E Folwell Hall
Comparative Media Aesthetics; Film theory / historiography; Early Thai Cinema; "Media Modernity"; Cinema and Politics of Class, Production and Circulation; Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinema
Siobhan S. Craig
320A Pillsbury Hall
Italian and German cinema; literary, cultural, film, feminist, and queer theory
Jigna Desai
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
410 Ford Hall
Asian American literature and media, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, queer/sexuality studies, South Asian diasporas, critical disability studies, autism, neuronormativity
Lorenzo Fabbri
French and Italian
309A FolH
Contemporary Italian studies, film theory, postcolonial critique
Joseph Farag
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
220M Folwell Hall
Palestinian literature and film; modern Arabic literature; Arab cultural studies; modern Arab history, politics, and society; Arab-American studies
Susanna F. Ferlito
French & Italian
304G Folwell Hall
Modern Italian literature
Ana Paula Ferreira
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
206C Folwell Hall

Decolonial Studies of Lusophone Literatures and Cultures; “Race” and Coloniality in the Global Portuguese and Spanish South; Women, Feminisms and Late Empire/Post empire 

Megan Finch
310B Pillsbury Hall
20th- and 21st-century US and African-American Literature, black feminism, queer theory, dystopian fiction, afropessimism, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison
Ramon Fonkoué
French & Italian
305A Folwell Hall
Njeri Githire
African American & African Studies
848 Social Sciences
African artistic and cultural production, African diasporic studies
Sumanth S. Gopinath
114 Ferguson Hall
Music after WWII, avant-garde and experimental musics, music and politics, musical hermeneutics, popular music, sound studies, music and globalization
Ronald W. Greene
Communication Studies
243 Ford Hall
Rhetorical studies, cultural studies/cultural policy, citizenship, philosophy of communication 
Atilla Hallsby
Communication Studies
263 Ford Hall
Rhetorical studies; post-structuralist theories of discourse; history of secrecy; privacy & transparency; critical surveillance & security studies
Jaime E. Hanneken
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
214M Folwell Hall
Contemporary Latin American literature, culture Francophone literature, culture postcolonial studies, globalization, Latin American vanguardias, discursive appropriations of Paris in Caribbean, Latin American, and African contexts, uses and limitation of metropolitan literary, cultural theory in peripheral contexts
George L. Henderson
Geography, Environment & Society
548 Social Sciences Building
Marxism, post-capitalist politics, value theory of labor, Marxist cultural critique
Karen Ho
395 Herbert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Cultural studies of finance capital, finance, globalization, and capitalism, ethnography, feminist studies, political economy, United States, comparative race and ethnicity
Alexander Jabbari
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Mari Jarris
German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
320E Folwell Hall
19th- and 20th-Century German and Russian Literature, Feminist and Queer Theory, Marxist and Socialist Theories and Movements, Utopianism
Michal Kobialka
Theater & Dance
520C Rarig Center
Katerina Korola
German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
328F Folwell Hall   
German Modernism, History of Photography, Early and Silent Cinema, Modern Art, and the Environmental Humanities
Dwight K Lewis, Jr.
Assistant Professor
817 Heller Hall
History of early modern philosophy, philosophy of race, and Africana philosophy, with a focus on the philosophy of Anton Willhelm Amo (c.1700-c.1750)
Nancy Luxon
Political Science
1350 Social Sciences Building
Contemporary political & social theory, French political thought
Christine L. Marran
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
327C Folwell Hall
Japanese popular culture from the 1870s to the present; Japanese literature; Early Meiji writing, especially newspapers and gesaku literature; Gender, sexuality, and identity in print and film culture; Ethics and the animal; Japanese and Asian film
Jason McGrath
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
225 Folwell Hall
Chinese and international cinemas; modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture; realism in fiction, film, and theory; issues of convention and intertextuality in film theory; art and the nation; Chinese and Western Marxism
Stuart McLean
374 Hubert H. Humphrey Center
Anthropology of modernity, social and cultural theory, historical anthropology, Ireland, European Union
Ellen Messer-Davidow
110H Pillsbury Hall
Cultural and social theory; 20th century American social movements, policy, and law
Nathaniel Mills
310G Pillsbury Hall

20th-century US and African American literature; Ralph Ellison; literature and culture of the Great Depression; the Literary Left and Communism in the US; critical theory

Leslie C. Morris
German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
327A Folwell Hall
German Jewish studies; Holocaust & memory studies; 20th- & 21st-century German and Austrian literature; comparative literature & literary theory; experimental poetry; psychoanalysis; medical humanities
Robert Nichols
Political Science
1431 Social Sciences Building
Modern political theory, indigeneity & settler colonialism, imperialism in political thought
Yuichiro Onishi
African American & African Studies
874 Social Sciences
African American history, Asian American studies, African diaspora studies
Sonali Pahwa
Theater & Dance
550A Rarig Center
Elliott Powell
American Studies
203 Scott Hall
American popular music and culture, critical race theory and comparative ethnic studies, feminist and queer studies, African American and Asian American studies, music and politics, music and globalization, jazz, hip hop, sound studies
Matt Rahaim
170 Ferguson Hall
Indian music, Asian literatures, cultures and media, religious studies, cultural studies and comparative literature
Matthias Rothe
German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
328G Folwell Hall
18th-century political philosophy; philosophical and literary presentability of economic practices; Brechtian and contemporary theater
Jennifer Row
Associate Professor
304D Folwell Hall
Early modern theater and dance studies, queer and feminist theory, disability studies, history of sexuality
Nida Sajid
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
231D Folwell Hall
South Asian Literature (Hindi-Urdu); Muslim Cultures of South Asia; Intellectual History and Paracolonial Networks; Global Eighteenth Century; Human Rights and Transnationalism; Gender, Caste and Religion in South Asia; Material Culture and Dress Studies  
Jani Scandura
310D Pillsbury Hall
Cultural studies and critical theory; 20th century North American literatures, film, mass culture
JB Shank
922 Heller Hall
Early Modern Europe, France, European Intellectual, and History of Science
Anna Lise Seastrand
Art History
417 Heller Hall
South Asian art
Sima Shakhsari
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
428 Ford Hall
Suvadip Sinha
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
228D Folwell Hall
South Asian cinema and literature; global modernities; nationalism; post-colonial theory and literature; philosophy of non-human; animality
Ajay Skaria
924 Heller Hall
South Asia and Environmental History
Katherine Solomonson
151K Rapson Hall
Architecture and social relations
Karen-Sue Taussig
395 Hubert H. Humphrey Center
Medical anthropology, social and cultural implications of genetic testing, new reproductive technologies, cloning and stem cell research, genetics, eugenics, anthropology of science, biotechnology
Mary Douglas Vavrus

Communication Studies

237 Ford Hall
Media studies; feminist theory; political economy of media
Christophe Wall-Romana
French and Italian
303E Folwell Hall
French Modernism, poetry, theory, and film studies
Jamele Watkins
German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
327C Folwell Hall
20th- and 21st-century German literature and history; Black diasporic studies; performance studies; feminist studies; German film 
Margaret Werry
Theater & Dance
550D Rarig Center
Emily Winderman
Communication Studies
257 Ford Hall
Rhetoric of health and medicine; reproductive health; public emotion
Travis Workman
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
220H Folwell Hall
Korean literature, film, and intellectual history; state violence and historical memory; melodrama; nationalism; humanism and its critiques