Core Faculty

Sarah Banet-Weiser, Professor of Communication and American Studies and Ethnicity
Email: sbanet@usc.edu
Feminist theory, race and the media, children's media, popular culture, and national identity.
Juan De Lara, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-1767
Email: jdelara@usc.edu
Research Focus: Social justice and social movements, the geographies of uneven economic development, urbanization, race and ethnicity, labor, California and the American West, Los Angeles, and the U.S./Mexico border.
Chris Finley, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity
Judith Fossett, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-2822
Email: fossett@usc.edu
(Ph.D., Princeton University, 1999) Associate Professor of English and ASE: 19th and 20th century American and African-American literature, African-American Studies, American Studies.
Macarena Gomez Barris, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-3600
Email: gomezbar@usc.edu
Associate Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity. Research interests include: Political Violence and Its Aftermath; Memory; Culture; Latina/o and Latin American Studies; Religious Tourism.
Sarah Gualtieri, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, History and Middle East Studies
Phone: (213)740-5374
Email: gualtier@college.usc.edu
Middle East Diaspora, Race and Ethnicity, Revolution and Occupation, History of Syria
Felix Gutierrez, Professor of Journalism and American Studies and Ethnicity
Email: ffgutier@usc.edu
(Ph.D.,Stanford University, 1976) Latinos and the media; Racism; Multiculturalism.
Jack Halberstam, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, and English
Phone: (213)740-4592
Email: halberst@usc.edu
(Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991) Professor of English and ASE: Critical Theory, Film & Popular Culture, Gender Studies, 19th-Century, Queer Studies.
Edwin Hill, Associate Professor of French and Italian and American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-5744
Email: edwinhil@usc.edu
Stanley Huey, Associate Professor of Psychology and American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)821-2058
Email: hueyjr@usc.edu
(Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998) Associate Professor of Psychology and ASE: Culture and mental health, psychosocial problems in urban settings, community-based interventions.
Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-0272
Email: sajackso@usc.edu
Lanita Jacobs, Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-1909
Email: jacobshu@usc.edu
(Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999) Associate Professor of Anthropology and ASE: African American women’s discourse; anthropology of the body; language & identity in diasporas; language & gender.
Amelia Jones, Professor of Art and Design, Art History, and American Studies & Ethnicity
Email: ameliaj@usc.edu
Contemporary art history; performance studies; feminist and queer visual theory; race, gender, sexuality and visual culture.
Dorinne Kondo, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and Anthropology
Phone: (213)740-1910
Email: kondo@usc.edu
(Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982) Professor of Anthropology and ASE. Specialties include: race and power, performance studies, theories of the subject, cultural theory.
Josh Kun, Associate Professor of Communication & American Studies and Ethnicity
Email: jkun@usc.edu
Popular Music; The Pop Cultures of the US-Mexico Border; Music of Los Angeles; Cultures of Globalization; Jewish-American Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies
Manuel Pastor, Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change and Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-5604
Email: mpastor@college.usc.edu
Urban poverty and regional economies; Latinos in the urban U.S.; environmental justice; labor markets and low-wage workers; social movements and social justice.
Laura Pulido, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-2426
Email: lpulido@usc.edu
Critical human geography, environmental justice, comparative ethnic studies, Chicana/o Studies, Los Angeles, critical tourism
Shana Redmond, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-5737
Email: sredmond@dornsife.usc.edu
The African Diaspora, political cultures, African American Studies, music and popular culture, 20C social movements, labor and working-class studies, critical ethnic studies.
David Roman, Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity
Phone: (213)740-2821
Email: davidr@usc.edu
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991) Professor of English and ASE: Theatre and performance studies, Latino studies, queer studies.
John Rowe, USC Associates Chair in Humanities and Professor of English, American Studies & Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature
Phone: (213)821-5594
Email: johnrowe@usc.edu
(Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1972) Professor of English and ASE: American Studies; Critical Theory
George Sanchez, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History
Phone: (213)740-2531
Email: georges@usc.edu
(Ph.D., Stanford University, 1989) Professor of ASE and History: Chicano/a immigration, American West.
Nayan Shah, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History
Phone: (213)740-2426
Email: nayansha@usc.edu
(Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1995) Asian American Studies; Gender, LGBT and Queer Studies; 19th and 20th century U.S. and Canadian Western History; Medical and Public Health History, Law, Social Justice and Social
Francille Wilson, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History
Phone: (213)740-1667
Email: frwilson@usc.edu
19th-20th Century African American history; labor; race; gender
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