Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Timothy Brennan
Professor
204 Nicholson Hall
651-270-0520
brenn032@umn.edu
Intellectual history; cultural and political theory; the Marxist and phenomenological traditions; the avant-gardes, comparative and world literature, theories of colonialism and imperialism, problems of translation, and popular music Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., via Zoom; additional hours available by appointment
Tony C. Brown
Associate Professor
206 Nicholson Hall
612-626-6123
tcbrown@umn.edu
Philosophy, literary, aesthetic and political theory, Enlightenment philosophy and anthropology, statelessness, the new world, the South Pacific, colonial and postcolonial literature and theory

Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., via Zoom

Cesare Casarino
Professor
226 Nicholson Hall
612-625-4571
casarino@umn.edu
Philosophy, cinema, literature, queer theory On leave fall 2021
Michael Gallope
Associate Professor  Department Chair
235A Nicholson Hall
612-624-1538
mgallope@umn.edu
Music and sound, continental philosophy and critical theory, visual culture, Black/African diaspora, theories of modernism Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Nicholson 235A
Keya Ganguly
Professor
222 Nicholson Hall
612-625-5871
gangu003@umn.edu
Critical theory, film, postcolonialism, politics and practice of ethnography, sociology of culture Tuesday and Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom
Margaret D. Hennefeld
Associate Professor
146B Nicholson Hall
612-625-8450
mhennefe@umn.edu
Comedy and humor, feminist theory and gender politics, silent cinema, film history and film theory, critical theory and cultural politics, film and popular culture On leave fall 2021
Alice Lovejoy
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
235C Nicholson Hall
612-626-1552
alovejoy@umn.edu
Film history, historiography, nonfiction, experimental film, East Central European film, literature, cultural history Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., schedule an appointment with Alice Lovejoy 
Laurie J. Ouellette
Professor
208 Nicholson
612-624-3527
ouell031@umn.edu
Media Studies, Television, Documentary, Social Media, Feminist Cultural Studies, Consumer Culture, Foucault, Precarity, Biopolitics, Governmentality On leave fall 2021 and spring 2022
Thomas Pepper
Associate Professor
220 Nicholson Hall
612-624-9596
tapepper@umn.edu
Psychoanalytic theory, gender, textual theory, philosophy of language  
Shaden M. Tageldin
Associate Professor
218 Nicholson Hall
612-625-8445
tageldin@umn.edu
Empire and postcolonial studies, critical translation studies, 19th- and 20th-century comparative literature and literary historiography in English, Arabic, and French.  Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., via Zoom
Christian Uwe
Assistant Professor
146A Nicholson Hall
612-625-4445
cuwe@umn.edu
Sub-Saharan & Caribbean Literature, African Diaspora, 20-21st century French Literature, Semiotics, Postcolonial criticism, Sexual minorities in African Arts and Politics

Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., via Zoom

 

Senior Lecturers

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Matthew Hadley 150C Nicholson Hall
612-624-2634
hadl0046@umn.edu
Science studies, biocapital, Marxism, practices of speculation, narrative fiction Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., via Zoom
Michelle Lekas 146H Nicholson Hall
612-624-2690
mlekas@umn.edu
Lacanian Psychoanalysis, film music: 1912 to present, world cinema history and theory: 1895 to present, American and British literature: 1810 to 1990, queer theory Tuesdays 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., 146H Nicholson or via Zoom; additional hours available by appointment

Graeme Stout        Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies

213 Nicholson Hall
612-625-2901
stou0046@umn.edu
Film, television, video games and digital media studies, political and social theory, visual arts and intellectual history

Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., via Zoom, additional hours available by appointment

Lecturers

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Heidar Azodanloo
 
224 Nicholson Hall
612-625-8443        
azod0001@umn.edu
N/A Tuesday and Thursdays 3:50 - 4:30 p.m., 224 Nicholson Hall
Thomas David 210 Nicholson Hall
612-624-1538
davi0914@umn.edu
N/A Monday and Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., 210 Nicholson Hall
Courtney Gildersleeve 210 Nicholson Hall
612-626-5853
giode001@umn.edu
Caribbean literature and anti-colonial thought; representations of slavery and anti-slavery struggle; historical reckoning and redress; comparative literature; post-colonial studies Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., 210 Nicholson Hall or Zoom, additional hours available by appointment
Matthew Henseler 231 Nicholson Hall
612-624-2634
hens0073@umn.edu
N/A Monday and Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., via Zoom
Eva Hudecova 224 Nicholson Hall
612-625-8443
hude0011@umn.edu
Central and Eastern Europe, testimonial writing, psychoanalysis, memory studies, media and cultural studies, translation (theory and practice), Germany and the GDR, German re-unification, 20th- and 21st-century German and Austrian literature and poetry  
James Snapko 217 Nicholson Hall
612-626-5853
snapk002@umn.edu
N/A Hours available prior to class time or by appointment, please contact Professor Snapko for availability
Brad Stiffler 231 Nicholson Hall
612-624-6858
stiff011@umn.edu
N/A Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Nicholson 231, additional hours available by appointment

Affiliate Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Hakim Abderrezak
French & Italian
CL
303C Folwell Hall
612-624-1074
abder002@umn.edu
Maghrebi & Beur literature; cinema and music; representations of clandestine migrations in Arabic, French, and Spanish; the contemporary Western Mediterranean; francophone studies
Jane M. Blocker
Art History
CSDS
405 Heller Hall
612-625-1549
block023@umn.edu
20th-century theory and criticism, contemporary art, critical theory, performance art, transgenic art, theories of representation, theories of witness, the body in art, historiography, feminism, alternative media
Maria M. Brewer
French & Italian
CSDS, CL
303D Folwell Hall
312-624-1361
mbrewer@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century French literature and critical thought, modern and contemporary theater in France, French theater of the diaspora
Juliette Cherbuliez
French & Italian
CL
309B Folwell Hall
612-624-3473
cherbuli@umn.edu
Huguenot literature; 17th-century libertinage; ethics and experience of violence; 17th-century French literature and culture, especially drama and the novel
Siobhan S. Craig
English
CSDS, CL
50H Lind Hall
612-625-6087
craig026@umn.edu
Fascist-era cinema in Italy and Germany, Italian neorealism, new German cinema, monsters and hybrids, the cinematic body, literary and cultural theory after 1968: psychoanalysis, queer and feminist theories, post-modern theories of language and meaning, film theory
Lois B. Cucullu
English
CSDS, CL
18 Lind Hall
lcucullu@umn.edu
Modern British and American literature, modernism and modernity, narrative and novel studies, Victorian literature and culture, gender studies and theory, history and production of knowledge, popular culture and media
Jigna Desai
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
CSDS
425 Ford Hall
612-624-0363
desai003@umn.edu
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
CSDS, CL
309A FolH
612-624-0537
lfabbri@umn.edu
Film History and Theory, Continental Philosophy, Postcolonial Studies, Visual Culture under Fascism, Biopolitics
Susanna F. Ferlito
French & Italian
CL
304G Folwell Hall
612-624-4151
ferli001@umn.edu
History of emotions, feminist studies, immigration, literary theory, Risorgimento studies
Ana Paula Ferreira
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
CSDS, CL
206C Folwell Hall
612-626-6909
apferrei@umn.edu
Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African literatures; "race" and postcolonial studies; women writers, feminisms, and empire; psychoanalysis; deconstruction; ethics
Njeri Githire
African American & African Studies
CL
848 Social Science Tower
612-625-1687
ngithire@umn.edu
African literary and cultural production; literatures of the African diaspora; literature of immigration and racial formation in the African diasporic spheres; Women's writings and feminist theory; postcolonial theory and criticism; francophone studies; food, (non)-eating, and related topics in literature
Sumanth S. Gopinath
Music
CSDS
100 Ferguson Hall
612-624-1829
sumanth@umn.edu
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
CSDS
225 Ford Hall
612-624-2808
green179@umn.edu
Political communication, debates, civic education, legal and popular perspectives on free speech, film exhibition, educational uses of film/movies, history of debates on population control
Jaime E. Hanneken
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
CL
214N Folwell Hall
612-626-2540
hanne045@umn.edu
19th- and 20th-century Latin American literature, postcolonial approaches to literature and culture, francophone literature, critical theory
George L. Henderson
Geography, Environment & Society
CSDS
414 SocSci
612-625-4085
hende057@umn.edu
Marxism, Value Theory of Labor, Post-Capitalist Politics, Marxist Cultural Critique
Karen Ho
Anthropology
CSDS
395 Herbert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
karenho@umn.edu
Cultural studies of finance capital, finance, globalization and capitalism, ethnography, feminist studies, political economy, United States, comparative race and ethnicity
Nancy Luxon
Political Science
CSDS
1350 Social Sciences Building
612-625-7982
luxon@umn.edu
Contemporary political and social theory, French political thought, literary theories of narrative and reading practices, psychoanalysis, ancient and modern practices of the self
Christine L. Marran
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
CSDS
230C Folwell Hall
612-625-0174
marran@umn.edu
Ecocriticism, understanding the biotic world in representation, gender and sexuality in print and film culture, Japanese and Asian film, modern Japanese literature
Jason McGrath
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
CSDS, CL
225 Folwell Hall
612-624-2875
jmcgrath@umn.edu
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, Chinese and Western marxisms
Ellen Messer-Davidow
English
CSDS
22 Lind Hall
612-625-2071
emd@umn.edu
Literary, cultural, and social theory; the “new knowledge studies"; modern/contemporary American social movements (Civil Rights, new left, feminist, and conservative); certain areas of contemporary American public policy and law
Leslie C. Morris
German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
CSDS, CL
327A Folwell Hall
612-624-4047
morri074@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century German and Austrian literature and poetry, Jewish studies
Yuchiro Onishi
African American & African Studies
CSDS
808 Social Sciences Building
612-624-9847
ohni0001@umn.edu
Black Radicalism and internationalism, African American history, transnational American studies, critical race studies, Asian American studies
Matthew Rahaim
Music
CSDS
170 Ferguson Hall
612-624-2393
mrahaim@umn.edu
Indian music, Asian literatures, cultures and media, religious studies, cultural studies and comparative literature
Matthias Rothe
German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
CL
328G Folwell Hall
612-625-9034
mrothe@umn.edu
18th-century literature and philosophy, theories of knowledge production, critical theory with a focus on liberalism and emotions
Jani Scandura
English
CSDS, CL
210D Lind Hall
612-625-9017
jani@umn.edu
Cultural studies and critical theory, especially theories of modernity, materiality; subjectivity, 20th-century North American literatures; film, visual and mass culture; European, American and (recently) Japanese modernisms; theories of space and place; stuff: theories of matter, objects, things, refuse, trash; sound and acoustic culture; memory; history of science, medicine and its intersections with philosophy; writing in cultures impacted by US imperialisms (especially Cuba)
JB Shank
History
CSDS
922 Heller Hall
612-624-7323
jbshank@umn.edu
Enlightenment science and Newtonianism, 17th- and 18th-century European intellectual history, Renaissance science and culture, old regime France and the French Revolution, the history of Silicon Valley
Ajay Skaria
History
CSDS
924 Heller Hall
skari002@umn.edu
Postcolonial studies/theory, intellectual history, 19th- and 20th- century South Asia, Forest and Adivasi communities, nationalism, democracies, and minorities
Katherine Solomonson
Architecture
CSDS
151K Rapson Hall
612-624-5565
solom003@umn.edu
Architecture and social relations
Nicholas Spadaccini
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
CL
204C Folwell Hall
612-625-0732
spada001@umn.edu
Comparative literature and cultural studies, colonial Spanish-American literature and culture, Cervantes' novel, theater, poetry, Early modern Spanish literature and culture, contemporary Spanish literature and cultures
Karen-Sue Taussig
Anthropology
CSDS
395 Herbert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
taussig@umn.edu
Medical anthropology, social and cultural implications of genetic testing, new reproductive technologies, cloning and stem cell research, genetics, eugenics, anthropology of science, biotechnology
Joan C. Tronto
Political Science
CSDS
1414 Social Sciences Building
612-624-4144
jctronto@umn.edu
 
Mary D. Vavrus
Communication Studies
CSDS
237 Ford Hall
612-624-5515
vavru001@umn.edu
Feminist theory, media studies, media postfeminism, mediated masculinity, political economy of media, media coverage of political women, gender and media, media activism
Christophe M. Wall-Romana
French & Italian
CL
303E Folwell Hall
612-626-8016
wallr007@umn.edu
19th- and 20th-century French literature and thought, modern French poetry, French cinema, silent cinema, modern French philosophy and theory, translation studies, media history
Travis Workman
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
CSDS, CL
220N Folwell Hall
612-624-3827
tworkman@umn.edu
Korean and Japanese literature, film, and intellectual history; humanism and empire; critical theory; film melodrama; Cold War aesthetics; North Korea

Emeriti Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
John Archer archer@umn.edu Suburbia and its history, theory of space and place, landscape art and history, English and American architectural history
Robert (Robin) Brown brown004@umn.edu Cultural studies of science and technology, rhetoric, literacy, and critical pedagogy
Richard Leppert leppe001@umn.edu Music, visual culture, critical theory, aesthetics, history of modernity
Harvey Sarles sarle001@umn.edu Science and religion, human nature, teaching as dialogue, pragmatism: John Dewey and G.H. Mead, cultural critic