CULTURAL ANALYSIS AND THEORY FACULTY

Kadji

Kadji Amin

Assistant Professor of Queer Studies Literary and Cultural Theory

Ph.D. Duke University

kadji.amin@stonybrook.edu | 631.632.7429 | 2112 Humanities Building

Queer studies, queer historiography and temporality, affect studies, literary modernism, transgender studies, and French cultural studies.

August

 

Timothy K. August

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Timothy.August@stonybrook.edu |631-632-7460|1095 Humanities Building

World Literature; Postcolonial Theory and Criticism; Asian American Studies, Theories of Food and Eating; Diasporic Vietnamese Literature and Film

Beslile

 

Brooke Belisle

Faculty Fellow American Council of Learned Societies

brooke.belisle@stonybrook.edu | 631-632-1436 | 2122 Humanities Building

Ph.D.  University of California, Berkeley

Comparative media studies and visual culture studies; the history and theory of digital media, cinema and photography.

MJBONA

Mary Jo Bona

Professor

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mary.Bona@stonybrook.edu| 631.632.1762 | 2116 Humanities Building

Multiethnic American literature/culture, Italian American literature/culture, women's literature and feminist theory, theories of narrativity, theories of ethnicity/migration/diaspora.

RCALVIN

Ritch Calvin


Assistant Professor

Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook

Ritchie.Calvin@stonybrook.edu| 631.632.7607 | 2119 Humanities Building

Feminist theory, Latina literature and culture, Latina feminisms, feminist science fiction, reproductive technologies.

 

FCROMER

Françoise Cromer


Lecturer

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Francoise.Cromer@stonybrook.edu| 631.632.7459 | 2126 Humanities Building

Race, class and gender in health (specifically Black Women's health, breast cancer policy,complementary and alternative medicine), gender and social movements, transnational feminisms and globalization, ancient healing practices.

lisa

Lisa Diedrich

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Ph.D. Emory University

Lisa.Diedrich@stonybrook.edu | 631.632.1765 | 2117 Humanities Building

Critical medical studies, disability studies, feminist theories, interdisciplinary methods.

MFORBIS

Melissa M. Forbis

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin


Melissa.Forbis@stonybrook.edu| 631.632-4872 | 2123 Humanities Building

Transnational gender theories and politics, race/ethnicity, indigenous rights, Mexico and LatinAmerica, feminist ethnography.

gaboury

Jacob Gaboury

Assistant Professor

jacob.gaboury@stonybrook.edu |631-632-7460|1089 Humanities Building

Ph.D. New York University

Digital Media, History of Computing, Queer Studies, Media Theory, Visual Culture, Art and Technology

 

rayanddeck

Raiford Guins

Associate Professor 

Ph.D. University of Leeds

Raiford.Guins@stonybrook.edu |631.632.7466|2121 Humanities Building

Video game history and preservation, design studies and history, history and philosophy of technology, cultural studies of technology, life history of objects and material culture.

RHARVEY

Robert Harvey

         Distinguished Professor and Chair

Recipient of the President's & Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1996

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Robert.Harvey@stonybrook.edu|631.632.7460|2050 Humanities Building

Primary: twentieth- & twenty-first century literatures in French, critical theory, history of ideas, relations between philosophy & literature in an ethical context, terror & surveillance. Secondary: literature & the arts, film & theory of film, sexuality & literature, queer theory.

VHESFORD

Victoria Hesford

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Emory University


Victoria.Hesford@stonybrook.edu |631.632.4987 | 2064 Humanities Building

Gender, sexuality, queer and feminist theory, U.S. queer and feminist history, popular and mass culture in the postwar era, and critical theory.

NHIEMSTRA

Nancy Hiemstra

Assistant Professor and Program Advisor for Women's and Gender Studies

Ph.D. Syracuse University


Nancy.Hiemstra@stonybrook.edu | 631.632.7430|2067 Humanities Building

Global migration, migration policy-making, immigration enforcement practices, 'homeland security' at the scales of home and community, processes of racialization, constructions of borders and sovereignty, Latin America, and feminist epistemology and methodologies.

IKALINOWSKA

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Yale University

Izabela.Kalinowska-Blackwood@stonybrook.edu |631.632.7461|2127 Humanities Building

Russian and Polish literature; culture and film.

EAKAPLAN

E. Ann Kaplan

Distinguished Professor

Ph.D. Rutgers University

E.Ann.Kaplan@stonybrook.edu |631.632.7765|1013 Humanities Building

Contemporary theory-- world cinema, media, and gender; trauma, ethnicity, and memory studies; humanities for the environment.

 

LMONTEGARY

Liz Montegary

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of California, Davis

liz.montegary@stonybrook.edu |631.632.7427| 2114 Humanities Building

Feminist and queer theory; transnational American studies; LGBT/queer activism; travel,tourism, and mobility studies; cultural studies of militarization.

PNGANANG

Patrice Nganang

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

Patrice.Nganang@stonybrook.edu |631.632.1436|2124 Humanities Building

European philosophy; critical theory; African literature; cinema and colonialism; theories of violence; media theory; media theory; creative writing.

Panou

 

Nikos Panou

Assistant Professor and Peter V. Tsantes Endowed Professor in Hellenic Studies

Ph.D. Harvard University

nikolaos.panou@stonybrook.edu  |63.1632.7464|2118 Humanities Building

Reception studies; Byzantine and Modern Greek literature and culture; Orientalism; Mediterranean studies; history of emotions.

 

GRUF

Gregory Ruf

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Columbia University

Gregory.Ruf@stonybrook.edu|631.632.7652|2068 Humanities Building

Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Gender & Social Organization, Cultural Ecology & Environmental History, Social Theory, Research Design, Ethnographic Methods & Writing, Political & Legal Anthropology, Economic Development, Historical Anthropology.

EKTAN

E.K. Tan

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

EngKiong.Tan@stonybrook.edu |631-632-7457|2120 Humanities Building

Modern Chinese and Sinophone Literature, Cinema, and Culture, Comparative Literature, Southeast Asian studies, Critical Race/Ethnic studies, theories of Cultural Translation, Comparative Literature, Diaspora, Postcolonialism, Globalization, Transnationalism, and Cinema.


 

 CULTURAL ANALYSIS AND THEORY EMERITUS FACULTY

 

IRASHKOW

Ilona Rashkow 

Associate Professor Emerita                                                                                      

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Maryland.                    

rashkowin@yahoo.com, inr2@nyu.edu                                                                 

Hebrew Bible, Judaic studies, religious studies, feminist literary criticism; psychoanalytic literary theory, women's studies, literary theory, comparative literature.

LOVASVARI

Louise O. Vasvari 

Professor Emerita                                                                                                   

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley                                                                    

Medieval literature, literature and folklore,literature and linguistics, translation theory,Romance philology, semiology, art and literature, sexuality and literature.

KGABBARD

 

Krin Gabbard

Professor

Ph.D. Indiana University-Bloomington

Krin.Gabbard@stonybrook.edu|631.632.7465|2118 Humanities Building

Film theory and history; jazz; interrelations of literature, art, music and film; comparative literature methodology; psychoanalytic approaches to the arts; Ancient Greek literature,drama; literary theory.

 

SPETREY

Sandy Petrey 

Professor Emeritus       

Ph.D. Yale University

Donald.Petrey@stonybrook.edu  

19th-century fiction, theories of the novel; contemporary criticism.

CULTURAL ANALYSIS AND THEORY AFFILIATED FACULTY

LCHARNONDEUTSCH

Lou Charnon-Deutsch

Professor

Ph.D. University of Chicago

18th- and 19th-century Peninsular literature; feminist theory.


DFLESLER

Daniela Flesler

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Tulane University

Contemporary Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies,Postcolonial Theory, Spain and NorthAfrica, Immigration, Tourism.

Serene Khader

Serene J. Khader

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Stony Brook University

serene.khader@stonybrook edu/ Harriman Hall 239

Feminist Theory (especially feminist ethics), Transnational Feminisms, French Feminism, Global Justice

Kimmel M

Michael Kimmel

Professor

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Comparative and historical development; social movements; gender and sexuality.

 LIM

Shirley Jennifer Lim

Associate Professor

University of California at Los Angeles

U.S. racial minority women's cultural history.

 

Lipton

Sara Lipton

Associate Professor

Yale University

Religious identity and experience, Jewish-Christian relations, and art and cultural in the high Middle Ages (11th-14th centuries).

IMANCHEONG

Iona Man-Cheong

Associate Professor

Ph.D Yale University

Chinese history, culture and society, particularly Qing dynasty; women,gender and sexuality in China.

Marshik

Celia Marshik

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Northwestern University

20th Century British Literature; Modernism; Feminist Studies.

APEREZMELGOSA

Adrián Perez-Melgosa

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Rochester

Cinema and the novel in the Americas; cultural studies.

MUNICH

Adrienne Munich

Professor

City University of New York

Victorian cultural studies, feminist theory, popular culture.

ZPATTERSON

Zabet Patterson

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Media archaeology, contemporary art and technology, history of digital representation, history of art, critical theory and psychoanalysis.

MRAWLINSON

Mary C. Rawlinson

Professor

Ph.D. Northwestern

Aesthetics, literature, and philosophy; Proust, mystery, and detective fiction; 19th-centuryPhilosophy (esp. Hegel); philosophy of medicine.

SantaAna

Jeffrey Santa Ana

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

American literature and culture; Asian American literature and film; Filipino diaspora;global migration and transnationalism; gender and sexuality studies; race and ethnicity;emotion studies.

KVERNON

Kathleen M. Vernon

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema and cultural studies; gender and popular culture; contemporary Hispanic literature.

TWALTERS

Tracey Walters

Associate Professor


African American literature;Black British literature and culture.

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Nerrisa Balce

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley Ethnic Studies; Asian American literature and popular culture, Filipino American studies, Humor studies, Postcolonial theory, U.S. Empire studies,  Phillipine studies. 

 

Block

Pamela Block

Associate Dean for Research in the School of Health Technology and Management, Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, Director of the Concentration in Disability Studies for the Ph.D. Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology

Ph.D. Duke University

Researches disability experience on individual, organizational and community levels, focusing on socio-environmental barriers, empowerment/capacity-building, and health promotion.

SBOTIGHEIMER

 

Ruth B. Bottigheimer

Research Professor

D.A. University at Stony Brook

Tale collections, children's literature, fairy tales; socio-cultural analysis of literature.

 
 

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New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

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Faculty

 


Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.

Students 

Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

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