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Department of American Studies College of Arts and Sciences

Core Faculty

Picture of Paul AndersonPaul Anderson
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Ballantine Hall 578
(812) 856-4150
The cultural study of 20th century U.S. music, 20th century U.S. intellectual and cultural history, 20th century African-American intellectual and cultural history, American Studies methodologies, past and present, critical theory (past and present) and affect theory, U.S. arts and popular culture (esp. 1920-1980)
Picture of Marlon M. BaileyMarlon M. Bailey
Associate Professor
Memorial Hall W. 214
(812) 855-8255
African Diaspora studies, queer diasporas, race, gender, and sexuality, queer theory, Black queer studies, theatre/performance studies, ethnography, and HIV/AIDS (cultural politics, research, and prevention of HIV/AIDS in Black communities)
Picture of Deborah CohnDeborah Cohn
Ballantine Hall 870
(812) 856-5993
Comparative literatures of the Americas, Faulkner and Spanish American literature, Mexican intelligensia, and the global South
Picture of Lessie Jo FrazierLessie Jo Frazier
Associate Professor
Memorial Hall E. 130
(812) 855-0101
Political culture in the Americas, the intersection of cultural studies theories of power, subjectivity, and ideology, gender, and sexuality
Picture of Myrna GarciaMyrna Garcia
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ballantine Hall 567
(812) 855-4745
Latina/o im/migration, citizenship, social movements, Chicana/Latina feminism, race, and ethnicity
Picture of Vivian HalloranVivian Nun Halloran
Associate Professor
Ballantine Hall 521
(812) 856-5653
Depictions of slavery in both literature and museums, literary theory, postmodernism, cultural identities, feminism, queer and gender theory, non-fiction narratives
Picture of Karen M. InouyeKaren M. Inouye
Assistant Professor
Ballantine Hall 574
Asian American & Asian Canadian Studies, Transnational American Studies, 20th Century United States History
Picture of Micol SeigelMicol Seigel
Associate Professor
Ballantine Hall 577
(812) 855-7707
Race in the Americas; racial theory; transnational method; popular culture; Brazil; Latin American studies; history; mass incarceration; the Cold War; postcolonial and queer theory; cultural studies
Picture of Pamela WaltersPamela B. Walters
External Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
James H. Rudy Professor of Sociology
Ballantine Hall 544B
(812) 855-7525