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Amy Tyson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (History)
University of Minnesota

Program Committee Faculty

Jane Baxter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Anthropology)
University of Michigan 

Paul Booth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Communication: Media Studies)
Rensselaer Polytechnic

John Burton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (History)
College of William and Mary

Marcy Dinius, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (English)
Northwestern University

Elizabeth Kelly, Ph.D.

Professor (Women’s and Gender Studies)
Rutgers University

Amor Kohli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (African and Black Diaspora Studies)
Tufts University

Allison McCracken, Ph.D.

Program Director and Associate Professor (American Studies)
University of Iowa

Lori Pierce, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (African and Black Diaspora Studies)
University of Hawai'i-Manoa

Barbara Schaffer, M.A.

Instructor (English)
Washington University

Eric Selinger, Ph.D. 

Professor (English)
University of California --Los Angeles 

Barbara Willard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Communication)
University of Iowa   

Beth Zoufal, M.A.

Instructor & Debate Coach (Communication)
University of Illinois, Urbana                                      

Associated Faculty

James Brask, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (American Studies), Emeritus
University of Northern Illinois

Jaime Hovey, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor (American Studies)

Elias (Eli) Vitulli, Ph.D.

Lecturer (American Studies)

Affiliated Faculty

Jim Block, Ph.D

Political Science

June Chung, Ph.D


Winifred Curran, Ph.D.


Michael DeAngelis, Ph.D

College of Communication

Tom Foster, Ph.D


Bill Johnson Gonzalez, Ph.D


Valerie Johnson, Ph.D

Political Science

Laura Kina, MFA

Studio Art

Daniel Makagon, Ph.D

College of Communication

Laura Owen, Ph.D


Mark Pohlad, Ph.D

History of Art & Architecture

Lucy Rinehart, Ph.D.


Traci Schlesinger, Ph.D.


Chernoh Sesay, Ph.D

Religious Studies