People

Faculty

Director

Susan Harewood

Susan Harewood: Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Areas of expertise: Media and Communication Studies, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Popular Music Studies.
 

Faculty

Rebecca Aanerud

Rebecca Aanerud: Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., English, University of Washington

Areas of expertise: Feminist/Womanist Theory, Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, Wisdom Studies, Ethics and Social Justice Studies


Christian Anderson

Christian Anderson: Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Geography, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Areas of expertise: Cities and Urban Processes, Everyday Life, Inequality and Social Justice, Geography and Social Space, Ethnography


Miriam Bartha

Miriam Bartha: Director of Graduate Programs, IAS

Ph.D., English, Rutgers University

Areas of expertise: Humanities, Public Scholarship, Cultural Studies


Dan Berger

Dan Berger: Associate Professor

Ph.D., Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of expertise: American Studies, Critical Race Theory, Social Movements, Prison Studies, Media and Cultural Studies


Lauren Berliner

Lauren Berliner: Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Communication, University of California, San Diego

Areas of expertise: Critical Pedagogy, Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Visual Studies, Digital Media Studies, Film and Media Production, Youth Media


Naomi Bragin

Naomi Bragin: Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

Areas of expertise: Dance, Performance Studies, Critical Black Theory, Gender and Sexuality, Performance Ethnography, Community-Based Research, Popular Culture, New Media


Bruce Brugett

Bruce Burgett: Professor

Ph.D., English, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of expertise: American Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Queer Studies, Critical Race Studies, Public Culture


S. Charusheela

S. Charusheela: Professor

Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Areas of Expertise: Economic Subjectivity, Gender, Development, Identity, and Postcoloniality/Globalization


Shannon Cram

Shannon Cram: Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of expertise: Environmental and Health Justice, Social Studies of Science, Critical Geography, Atomic Studies


Sarah Dowling

Sarah Dowling: Assistant Professor

Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of expertise: Modern and Contemporary Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, Creative Writing and Poetics.


Ben Gardner

Ben Gardner: Associate Professor

Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of expertise: Global, Cultural and Environmental Politics, Africa, Development, Cultural Geography.


Maryam Griffin

Maryam Griffin: Assistant Professor

J.D. with Critical Race Studies Specialization, UCLA School of Law
Ph.D. Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Areas of Expertise: human mobility/movement; settler colonialism and indigeneity; Palestine; social movements, people power, resistance; Critical Race Theory


Kristin Gustafson

Kristin Gustafson: Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. Communication, University of Washington

Areas of expertise: Media and Communication Studies; Journalism History; Ethnic/Activist/Community News Production; Media archiving practices


Jeanne Heuving

Jeanne Heuving: Professor

Ph.D., University of Washington, English

Areas of expertise: Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Cross Genre Writing.


Bruce Kochis

Bruce Kochis: Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., Slavic, University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Policy Studies, Human Rights, East European Studies.


Ron Krabill

Ron Krabill: Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor: Communications, UW Seattle; Culture, Communication and Media Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Ph.D., Sociology & Historical Studies, New School for Social Research

Areas of expertise: Social Movements, Media, Postcolonial Studies, Southern Africa, Public Scholarship


Carrie Lanza

Carrie Lanza: Lecturer

Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Washington

Areas of expertise: Community engaged scholarship, social work and welfare policy history, visual studies, community arts and social movements


Kari Lerum

Kari Lerum: Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor: Women Studies, UW Seattle

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Washington

Areas of expertise: Gender, Sexuality, Organizations, Culture, Visual Studies.


Jed Murr

Jed Murr: Lecturer

Ph.D., English, University of Washington

Areas of expertise: American Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Popular Visual, Literary, and Sonic Cultures, Violence and Social Movements.


Yolanda Padilla

Yolanda Padilla: Assistant Professor

Ph.D., English, University of Chicago

Areas of expertise: Theories of Race and Subject Formation, Border Studies, Study of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Americas.


Thea Quiray Tagle

Thea Quiray Tagle: Lecturer

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California- San Diego

Areas of expertise: American and Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 20th and 21st Century Art History, Cultural Studies and critical theory, Urban History


Georgia Roberts

Georgia Roberts: Lecturer

Ph.D., English, University of Washington

Areas of expertise: Global Hip Hop Culture, American and Comparative Cultural Studies, Critical Race Theory, Public Scholarship


Julie Shayne

Julie Shayne: Senior Lecturer
Affiliate Associate Professor: Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UW Seattle

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara

Areas of expertise: Feminism and Revolution in Latin America and the diaspora, Social Movements and Culture, Political Exile, and Critical Development Studies.


Mira Shimabukuro

Mira Shimabukuro: Senior Lecturer
Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity

Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin Madison

Areas of expertise: Writing Studies; Cultural Rhetorics; Writing as Resistance; Politics of Language, Race and Identity; Literacy and Race; Japanese American Incarceration and Resistance; Critical, Liberatory, and Decolonizing pedagogies; Critical Education Studies


Amoshaun Toft

Amoshaun Toft: Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Communications, University of Washington

Areas of expertise: Discourse and Language, Media Studies, Technology and Society, Network Studies, Social Movements, Poverty and Homelessness