Image of Sarah Gualtieri (department chair), with brown, shoulder-length, wavy hair, a black suit, and a silver necklace.Interim Department Chair

Sarah Gualtieri


Photo of Shawn McDaniel in a black button down shirt and smiling.Director of Graduate Studies

Shawn McDaniel


Photo of Alicia Chavez with long, curly hair wearing a red blouse and smiling.

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Alicia Chavez


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Department of American Studies & Ethnicity

Located in Kaprielian Hall on the University Park campus, ASE faculty, graduate students, and staff are available to assist you with information and resources about our academic programs and research specialties.


University of Southern California

3620 South Vermont Avenue

Kaprielian Hall 462

Los Angeles, California 90089-2534