LLC Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate Faculty by Department

Africana Studies

CHUKU, GLORIA, Ph.D., Professor African social and intellectual history; women and Nigerian political economy; slavery and slave trade; African Diaspora

American Studies

BHALLA, TAMARA, Ph.D., Associate Professor Multiethnic literatures, reading and reading communities, Asian American cultural studies, South Asian diasporas literature

CASIANO, MICHAEL, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Carceral studies, urban history, race and ethnic studies

FOUTS, SARAH, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Migration, transnationalism, food, labor, ethnography, digital humanities, oral history

KING, NICOLE, Ph.D., Associate Professor 20th century place-based cultural history, southern studies, cultural studies, urban studies, historic preservation, environmental justice

College of Engineering and Information Technology

SANCHEZ, MARIA, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice Engineering education


ALLEN, KEISHA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Culturally responsive education, critical multicultural teacher education, urban education, qualitative research methods

BERGE, ZANE L., Ph.D., Professor Training systems, distance education

HULT, FRANCIS M., Ph.D., Professor Discourse studies, educational linguistics, ethnography, language policy and planning, linguistic landscapes, multilingual education, nexus analysis, sociolinguistics, sustainability, and transdisciplinarity

LEE, JIYOON, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Language assessment, Second language acquisition, Teacher education

MATA-McMAHON, JENNIFER, Ed.D., Associate Professor Children’s spirituality, teacher preparation, bilingual education, socio-emotional and moral development, qualitative and mixed methods

NASH, KINDEL, Ph.D., Associate Professor Language, literacy, and culture in early childhood; critical race theory; critical whiteness studies; and critical sociocultural theory

RAKES, CHRISTOPHER, Ph.D., Associate Professor    Mathematics education, research design, quantitative data analysis

SAURO, SHANNON, Ph.D., Associate Professor Computer-assisted language learning, fan fiction and fan practices, language learning in the digital wilds, task-based language teaching, telecollaboration/virtual exchange

SCHAFFER, EUGENE C., Ed.D., Professor Curriculum and instruction, educational leadership

SHIN, SARAH J., Ph.D., Professor and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Bilingualism, heritage language education, language policy, TESOL methodology, second language writing, academic language

YOUNG, PATRICIA, Ph.D., Professor  Culture in instructional design and technology, the history of instructional design and technologies made by and for African Americans, and culture-specific information and communication technologies


BERMAN, JESSICA, Ph.D., Professor Comparative studies in literature

BROOKS, EARL, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Rhetoric and composition, African American studies, popular music, sound studies

DICUIRCI, LINDSAY, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Colonial American and U.S. literature and culture, history of the book, American periodicals, print and digital archives.

FALCO, RAPHAEL, Ph.D., Professor English Renaissance literature, myth, colonial and postcolonial literature, and 20th century American poetry

FINBERG, KEEGAN COOK, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Experimental and avant-garde literature, poetry, feminist studies

HOLLADAY, DREW, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Disability studies, medical/health humanities, rhetoric

MAHER, JENNIFER, Ph.D., Associate Professor Rhetoric, software studies, and technical communication.

MCCARTHY, LUCILLE, Ph.D., Professor Rhetoric and composition, writing in the professions, Latin-American literature, discourse analysis

SHIVNAN, SALLY, MFA, Principal Lecturer

SMITH, ORIANNE, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies

CÉLLERI, MARÍA, Assistant Professor Latin America & Caribbean Studies (Andean Studies), decolonial feminisms, reproductive justice, urban studies, cultural studies

DRABINSKI, KATE, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

McCANN, CAROLE, Ph.D., Professor Cultural studies of science, feminist theory, discourse analysis

SHOMALI, MEJDULENE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Geography and Environmental Systems

VALENCIA, YOLANDA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor


FROIDE, AMY, Ph.D., Professor Social and economic history of women, 18th century European and British history

KARS, MARJOLEINE, Ph.D., Associate Professor Atlantic slavery, women’s history, early American history, Atlantic history

MERINGOLO, DENISE, Ph.D., Associate Professor U.S. social and cultural history between 1870 and 1945; U.S. cultural institutions, especially museums; public history

MUSGROVE, GEORGE DEREK, Ph.D., Associate Professor Post-WWII U.S. history with an emphasis on African American politics, social movements, race and democracy, and Washington, D.C.

RITSCHEL, DANIEL, Ph.D., Associate Professor

SCOTT, MICHELLE, Ph.D., Associate Professor United States social history, black women’s studies, civil rights and social justice, and American musical culture

Imaging Research Center

BOOT, LEE, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor

Individualized Study Program


Language, Literacy & Culture

BICKEL, BEVELY, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor Emerita Globalized communication and culture, new media, social movements, critical pedagogy, qualitative research

CRANDALL, JOANN (JODI), Ph.D., Founding LLC Director and Professor Emerita Content-based language learning, second language literacy, language teacher education, first and second language writing, ESL/EFL

MOFFITT, KIMBERLY, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Culture, media studies/criticism, Black hair and body politics, sports and media, and popular culture

 Media & Communication Studies

ADELMAN, REBECCA, Ph.D., Professor, Visual culture, militarized violence, affect studies, citizenship, media theory, trauma studies, American studies

LOVIGLIO, JASON, Ph.D., Associate Professor Media history, cultural studies, radio studies, discourse analysis, media and politics, neoliberalism

PATTON, LIZ, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Intersectionality; discourses on race, gender and class in popular culture; media and space/place; media history

SHEWBRIDGE, WILLIAM, D.C.D., Professor of the Practice Intercultural media, digital storytelling, visual methods

SNYDER, DONALD, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

YANG, FAN, Ph.D., Associate Professor Cultural studies, media and globalization (with emphasis on Rising China), urban studies and urban communication

Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication

BAZGAN, NICOLETA, Ph.D., Associate Professor Film and media studies, French film studies, French 20th- and 21st-century French literature and culture, political economy of culture

GOLUBEVA, IRINA, Ph.D., Associate Professor Development of multilingual awareness and intercultural competence, internationalization of higher education, and conceptualization of intercultural citizenship and intercultural leadership

KA, OMAR, Ph.D., Associate Professor Language planning, code-switching, African linguistics, applied linguistics

LAMBERT-BRÉTIÈRE, RENÉE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Cognitive linguistics, typology, language and culture, Caribbean Creoles, Fon (Benin), Kwoma (Papua New Guinea), description and documentation of Innu (Northeastern Quebec and Labrador, Canada)

LARKEY, EDWARD, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Transnational German media and television studies, multimodal critical discourse analysis, digital humanities

LIZARAZO, TANIA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor  Latin American cultural studies, performance studies, digital storytelling, transnational feminisms, memory studies

MUNOZ-DAVASLIOGLU, THANIA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Latin American literature and culture: 20th and 21st; Latino/a Literature; Spanish language literature in the U.S.; border and memory studies; autofictional writing

OSKOZ, ANA, Ph.D., Associate Professor Second-language digital literacies, intercultural communicative competence, second language writing

STOLLE-MCALLISTER, JOHN, Ph.D., Professor Cultural studies, social movements, Latin American popular culture

Office of the Provost

MOZIE-ROSS, YVETTE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Political Science

FILOMENO, FELIPÉ, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Public Policy

BENNETT, PAMELA, Ph.D., Associate Professor

LINCOVE, JANE ARNOLD, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Shriver Peaceworker Program

TAYLOR, JOBY, Ph.D., Director

Social Work

MELLINGER, Marcela, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health

ADLER, MARINA A., Ph.D., Professor Social science methodology and statistics, cross-national gender, work and family issues; the welfare state; social policy in international perspective

CHAPIN, BAMBI, Ph.D., Associate Professor Psychological anthropology, children and families, culture transmission and change, ethnography, South Asia

ECKERT, J. KEVIN, Ph.D., Professor Aging, health, qualitative research methods

HENDERSON, LOREN, Ph.D., Associate Professor Diversity issues; stratification and inequality; health disparities, and race, class, gender, and sexuality

JACKSON SOLLER, AUBREY, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Neighborhoods, crime, and health; law and society; gender stratification; political sociology

SMITH, DENA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Mental Health; health, illness, and medicine

WALLACE, BRANDY, Ph.D., Associate Professor Sociology of gender, health and aging, and social research methods

Visual Arts

SMALLS, JAMES, Ph.D., Professor Intersections of race, gender, and queer sexualities in art and visual culture of Europe and the Black (African) Diaspora