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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 535
(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 Cara CaddooCara Caddoo
Assistant Professor
Ballantine Hall 520
812) 855-7716
African American & African diasporic social and political formations; popular culture; print and visual media; religion, historical intersections of race, gender, and ethnicity
Picture of Deborah CohnDeborah Cohn
Chair, Professor
Ballantine Hall 544B
(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
814 E. Third St., Room 118
(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 526
Asian American & Asian Canadian Studies, Transnational American Studies, 20th Century United States History
Picture of Susan LepselterSusan Lepselter
Associate Professor
800 E. Third St.,
Room 285
(812) 856-3878
American popular culture, social theory, semiotics, native american studies
Picture of Michael MartinMichael T. Martin
044 Wells Library
(812) 855-7631
Diasporic and émigré formations, transnational migration, diasporic and postcolonial film
Picture of Micol SeigelMicol Seigel
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Ballantine Hall 517
(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 Stephen SelkaStephen Selka
Associate Professor
Sycamore Hall 205
Religion, identity, and politics; identity and social movements; Brazil and the U.S.; diaspora studies; transnational tourism; urban anthropology
Picture of Christina Snyder Christina Snyder
Associate Professor
Ballantine Hall 828
(812) 855-2176
Native American Studies, Race, Slavery, Colonialism