People

Faculty
Areas of Interest
Jean-Christophe Agnew's picture Jean-Christophe Agnew
Professor Emeritus American Studies and History
jean-christophe.agnew@yale.edu
Rene Almeling's picture Rene Almeling
Associate Professor Sociology and American Studies
rene.almeling@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-3340
Laura Barraclough's picture Laura Barraclough
Sarai K. Ribicoff Associate Professor of American Studies
Arnold Hall, A22
laura.barraclough@yale.edu
Phone: 203-436-3539
James Berger's picture James Berger
Sr Lect American Studies and English, Director of Undergraduate Studies American Studies
Arnold Hall A21
james.berger@yale.edu
Ned Blackhawk's picture Ned Blackhawk
Professor History & American Studies
ES L01
ned.blackhawk@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-8530
David Blight's picture David Blight
Class of 1954 Professor of American Hist and Afr Am Studies and American Studies
david.blight@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-8521, 203-432-3339
Ryan Brasseaux's picture Ryan Brasseaux
Dean of Davenport College and Lecturer in American Studies
Davenport College Dean’s Office, 248 York St.
ryan.brasseaux@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0555
Daphne Brooks's picture Daphne Brooks
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies and American Studies
81 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-6606
daphne.brooks@yale.edu
Phone: 203-777-7558
Hazel Carby's picture Hazel Carby
Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies & American Studies
hazel.carby@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-9059
Edward Cooke's picture Edward Cooke
Charles F Montgomery Professor of the History of Art, Director of the Center of Study in American Decorative Arts and Material Culture; Professor of American Studies
Loria 654
edward.cooke@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2724
Michael Denning's picture Michael Denning
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies and Professor of English, Chair American Studies
Arnold Hall, B23
michael.denning@yale.edu
Phone: +1 (203) 432-2267
Wai Chee Dimock's picture Wai Chee Dimock
William Lampson Professor English & American Studies (On leave Fall 2019)
LC 417
wai.chee.dimock@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2228
Kathryn Dudley's picture Kathryn Dudley
Professor Anthropology and American Studies
10 Sachem Street, Room 216
kathryn.dudley@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-6083
Crystal Feimster's picture Crystal Feimster
Associate Professor African American Studies, American Studies and History (On leave Fall 2019)
81 Wall, 403
crystal.feimster@yale.edu
Phone: 203-436-3563
Roderick Ferguson's picture Roderick Ferguson
Professor of Womens,Gender and Sexuality Studies and American Studies
WLH 318
roderick.ferguson@yale.edu
Joanne Freeman's picture Joanne Freeman
Professor History and American Studies
EM 302
joanne.freeman@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1392
Beverly Gage's picture Beverly Gage
Professor of History and American Studies, Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy
beverly.gage@yale.edu
Phone: +1 203-432-1355; 203-432-1356
Jacqueline Goldsby's picture Jacqueline Goldsby
Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies (On leave, AY 2018-2019)
81 Wall St., 106
jacqueline.goldsby@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-3744
Zareena Grewal's picture Zareena Grewal
Associate Professor American Studies and Religious Studies (On leave Fall 2019)
493 Coll, 205
zareena.grewal@yale.edu
Phone: 203-436-8168
Inderpal Grewal's picture Inderpal Grewal
Professor WGSS, American Studies and Anthropology; Chn WGSS
WLH 318
inderpal.grewal@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0848
Daniel HoSang's picture Daniel HoSang
Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
WLH 103
daniel.hosang@yale.edu
Matthew Jacobson's picture Matthew Jacobson
William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies, History & African American Studies (On leave Spring 2020)
Arnold Hall, A25, B21
matthew.jacobson@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1186
Greta LaFleur's picture Greta LaFleur
Associate Professor American Studies; Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (On leave, AY 2019-2020)
100 Wall, 322
greta.lafleur@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-5547
Albert Laguna's picture Albert Laguna
Assistant Professor American Studies
Arnold Hall, A24, B22
albert.laguna@yale.edu
Phone: 203 432-6333
Kathryn Lofton's picture Kathryn Lofton
Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity; Chair, Religious Studies
451 Coll, 106
kathryn.lofton@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0828
Lisa Lowe's picture Lisa Lowe
Samuel Knight Professor of American Studies, Director of Graduate Studies
Arnold Hall, A26
lisa.lowe@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-5261
Mary Lui's picture Mary Lui
Professor American Studies and History; Head of Timothy Dwight College
TD College
mary.lui@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-8288
Joanne Meyerowitz's picture Joanne Meyerowitz
Arthur Unobskey Professor of History & American Studies
EM 209
joanne.meyerowitz@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1713
Charles Musser's picture Charles Musser
Professor American Studies, Film & Media Studies and Theater Studies
53 Wall, 217
charles.musser@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0152
Tavia Nyong'o's picture Tavia Nyong'o
Professor of American Studies and Theater Studies
Arnold Hall, A25
tavia.nyongo@yale.edu
Gary Okihiro's picture Gary Okihiro
Visiting Professor
Arnold Hall A23
gary.okihiro@yale.edu
Website
Stephen Pitti's picture Stephen Pitti
Professor History and American Studies; Head of Ezra Stiles College
35 Broadway, Room 214
stephen.pitti@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0560
Sally Promey's picture Sally Promey
Professor Inst of Sacred Music, Divinity School and American Studies and Religious Studies; Affiliated Faculty, History of Art
ISM N210
sally.promey@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-6264, 203-432-7070
Joanna Radin's picture Joanna Radin
Associate Professor in the History of Medicine, Anthropology, History and American Studies
333 Cedar, L214
joanna.radin@yale.edu
Phone: 203-785-4258
Website
Ana Ramos-Zayas's picture Ana Ramos-Zayas
Professor of American Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Director of Undergraduate Studies
WLH 102
ana.ramos-zayas@yale.edu
Joseph Roach's picture Joseph Roach
Sterling Professor Emeritus Theater and English; Professor Emeritus American Studies and African American Studies
joseph.roach@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2231
Marc Robinson's picture Marc Robinson
Professor of Theater Studies, of American Studies and of English and Professor in the Practice of Drama
SY P25
marc.robinson@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0748
Elihu Rubin's picture Elihu Rubin
Associate Professor Sch of Architecture and American Studies
RDH 308
elihu.rubin@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-4641
Edward Rugemer's picture Edward Rugemer
Associate Professor American Studies and African American Studies
81 Wall St., 305
edward.rugemer@yale.edu
Phone: 203 436-3556
Paul Sabin's picture Paul Sabin
Professor History; American Studies and Environmental Studies
EM 316
paul.sabin@yale.edu
Phone: 203-436-2516
Alicia Schmidt Camacho's picture Alicia Schmidt Camacho
Professor American Studies
ES L03
alicia.camacho@yale.edu
Phone: 203.432-5116
Caleb Smith's picture Caleb Smith
Professor English and American Studies
LC 311
caleb.smith@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0574
Robert Stepto's picture Robert Stepto
John M. Schiff Professor of English Emeritus, and Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and American Studies
81 Wall, 404
robert.stepto@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2268
Harry Stout's picture Harry Stout
Jonathan Edwards Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of American Studies, of Divinity and of History (On leave Spring 2020)
451 Coll, 401
harry.stout@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0828
Quan Tran's picture Quan Tran
Lecturer
35 Bdwy 205
quan.tran@yale.edu
Michael Veal's picture Michael Veal
Professor Music Dept and Afr Am Studies and American Studies
STOECKEL
michael.veal@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2990
Michael Warner's picture Michael Warner
Seymour H Knox Professor English and American Studies
DC 115
michael.warner@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2233
John Warner's picture John Warner
Chn/Avalon Prof History of Medicine, Prof American Studies Prog & History
SMH L224-226
john.warner@yale.edu
Phone: 203-785-4338
Tisa Wenger's picture Tisa Wenger
Associate Professor of American Religious History, Divinity School & American Studies
409 Pros, Taylor S126
tisa.wenger@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2493
Laura Wexler's picture Laura Wexler
Professor Women's Gender, & Sexuality Studies and American Studies (On leave AY 2019-2020)
WLH 314
laura.wexler@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1524
Bryan Wolf's picture Bryan Wolf
Visiting Professor
Arnold Hall, A24
bryan.wolf@yale.edu
Emeritus
Areas of Interest
Jean-Christophe Agnew's picture Jean-Christophe Agnew
Professor Emeritus American Studies and History
jean-christophe.agnew@yale.edu
Jon Butler's picture Jon Butler
Howard R Lamar Emeritus Prof of Amer Studies, History & Religious Stud
HGS 230
jon.butler@yale.edu
Hazel Carby's picture Hazel Carby
Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies & American Studies
hazel.carby@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-9059
David Davis's picture David Davis
Sterling Prof Emeritus History; Dir Emeritus Gilder Lehrman Ct for the Study of Slavery
ALW 214
david.b.davis@yale.edu
John Demos's picture John Demos
Samuel Knight Prof Emeritus History
HGS 2687
john.demos@yale.edu
Phone: 203-436-2514
Kai Erikson's picture Kai Erikson
William R Kenan Jr Prof Emeritus of Sociology & American Studies
149 Elm St
kai.erikson@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-8757
John Faragher's picture John Faragher
Howard R Lamar Professor of History and American Studies
TC 31
john.faragher@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-3311
Glenda Gilmore's picture Glenda Gilmore
Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor Emeritus of History
SSS 601
glenda.gilmore@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1398
Dolores Hayden's picture Dolores Hayden
Professor Emeritus of Architecture and American Studies
125 Prospect Ave., Guilford CT 06437
dolores.hayden@yale.edu
Phone: 203 214 9491
Website
Jules Prown's picture Jules Prown
Paul Mellon Prof Emeritus History of Art
BAC 213
jules.prown@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2685
Joseph Roach's picture Joseph Roach
Sterling Professor Emeritus Theater and English; Professor Emeritus American Studies and African American Studies
joseph.roach@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2231
Robert Stepto's picture Robert Stepto
John M. Schiff Professor of English Emeritus, and Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and American Studies
81 Wall, 404
robert.stepto@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2268
Alan Trachtenberg's picture Alan Trachtenberg
Neil Gray Jr Prof Emeritus English and American Studies
149 Elm St, 220
alan.trachtenberg@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1828
Graduate Students
Areas of Interest
Bench Ansfield's picture Bench Ansfield
bench.ansfield@yale.edu
Gender & Sexuality Studies, Carceral Studies, Critical Race Theory, Urban History
Kohar Avakian's picture Kohar Avakian
kohar.avakian@yale.edu
Racial Formation, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Legal Whiteness, Settler Colonialism, Genocide, Photography, Oral History, Armenian Studies
Aleshia Barajas's picture Aleshia Barajas
aleshia.barajas@yale.edu
Transnationalism, Citizenship, Ethnography, Latin@s in the U.S., Migration, Border Theory
Frankie Barrett's picture Frankie Barrett
frankie.barrett@yale.edu
Identity and regional studies, globalization, social movements, the history of the political economy in 20th and 21st centuries, spatiality, queer and feminist theory
Candace Borders's picture Candace Borders
candace.borders@yale.edu
Black Studies, Black Feminist Theory, 20th-century African American women’s history, oral history, place, citizenship, public humanities
Lucy Caplan's picture Lucy Caplan
lucy.caplan@yale.edu
U.S. cultural and intellectual history, music, performance studies, race and ethnicity, African American history, public humanities
Max Clayton's picture Max Clayton
max.clayton@yale.edu
Critical Theory, Black Studies, Religion, Secularism, Empire, Transnational History, Histories of Capitalism
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio's picture Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
noreply@yale.edu
20th-Century Literature & Poetry, Contemporary Fiction, Material Culture, Courtney Love, Death
Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn's picture Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn
gavriel.cutipa-zorn@yale.edu
20th-Century US Empire, Transnational Political Subjectivities, Political Sovereignty & Security, Migration & Displacement
Sofia Cutler's picture Sofia Cutler
sofia.cutler@yale.edu
World literature and cinema, postcolonial studies, the history of capitalism, social movements, Brazilian studies, and social reproduction theory
Angie Diaz's picture Angie Diaz
maria.diaz@yale.edu
Chicano history and historiography, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Race and Ethnicity
Patricia Ekpo's picture Patricia Ekpo
patricia.ekpo@yale.edu
Black Studies, Queer and Feminist Theory, Contemporary Art and Media Studies, Affect, Critical Theory
Lucero Estrella's picture Lucero Estrella
lucero.estrella@yale.edu
Border Studies, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Transnational History
William Glasspiegel's picture William Glasspiegel
william.glasspiegel@yale.edu
Website
Black electronic dance music, dance on film, ethnomusicology, informal media, performance studies
Fadila Habchi's picture Fadila Habchi
fadila.habchi@yale.edu
African American Literature, Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Theory, African American Theory
Seunghwa Han's picture Seunghwa Han
madeleine.han@yale.edu
Asian American and transpacific studies, diasporic literature, visual and cultural studies, affect, public writing
Kristin Hankins's picture Kristin Hankins
kristin.hankins@yale.edu
Urban history and geography, ethnography, public humanities, and the built environment
Charlotte Hecht's picture Charlotte Hecht
charlotte.hecht@yale.edu
Kelsey Henry's picture Kelsey Henry
kelsey.henry@yale.edu
History of Science and Medicine, Histories of Race, Gender, and Sexuality, Disability Studies, Science and Technology Studies, aging and life course theory, motherhood, reproductive science and politics, care work and emotional labor
Carolyn Jacobs's picture Carolyn Jacobs
carolyn.condon@yale.edu
LiLi Johnson's picture LiLi Johnson
lili.johnson@yale.edu
Asian American Studies, Family and Kinship, Cultural Studies of Science, Genetics and Identity, Affect & Materiality
Alison Kibbe's picture Alison Kibbe
alison.kibbe@yale.edu
Migration and Diaspora Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Ethnography and Oral History, Performance Studies, Body Studies, Transnationalism, Citizenship
Kiersten King's picture Kiersten King
kiersten.king@yale.edu
19th-century American and African American Literature, Black Studies, Performance Studies, Affect and Materiality
Amara Lawson-Chavanu's picture Amara Lawson-Chavanu
amara.lawson-chavanu@yale.edu
Black feminist theory, labor, affect & materiality, queer theory, performance, visual & sonic cultures.
Ellen Louis's picture Ellen Louis
ellen.louis@yale.edu
Black Studies, Feminist Theory, Gender & Sexuality, Critical Theory, Geography, African American Intellectual History, Political Economy, Psychoanalysis, Affect Theory, Postcolonial Theory
Katy Maldonado Dominguez's picture Katy Maldonado Dominguez
katy.maldonadodominguez@yale.edu
Central American Studies, Latina/o/x Homogenization, Mixed-Status Families, and Undocumented Queer Family Making
Najwa Mayer's picture Najwa Mayer
najwa.mayer@yale.edu
Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies; Transnational Feminism; Cultural History; Visual and Performance Studies; 20th C US Literature; Contemporary Art; Public Humanities
Brennan McDaniel's picture Brennan McDaniel
brennan.mcdaniel@yale.edu
Appalachian Studies, Settler Colonialism, Islam in the U.S., Race and Ethnicity, Affect and Materiality, Critical Theory, Geography, Ethnography
Ittai Orr's picture Ittai Orr
ittai.orr@yale.edu
19th Century American Literature, History of Race, History of Science and Medicine, Disability Studies, Gender and Sexuality
Isabel Ortiz's picture Isabel Ortiz
isabel.ortiz@yale.edu
Feminism, Marxism, Critical Race Theory, Film and Media, Histories of Labor and Industry, Childhood, Science and Technology Studies, Political Economy
Ever Esther Osorio Ruiz's picture Ever Esther Osorio Ruiz
ever.osorioruiz@yale.edu
Camille Owens's picture Camille Owens
camille.owens@yale.edu
History of childhood, critical race studies, black feminist thought, disability studies, theater and performance, history of science, cultural history, intellectual history, critiques of humanism
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar's picture Maryam Ivette Parhizkar
maryam.parhizkar@yale.edu
Black studies; relational ethnic studies; performance studies; poetics; histories and theories of modernism, primitivism, and modernity
Damanpreet Pelia's picture Damanpreet Pelia
damanpreet.pelia@yale.edu
South Asian American history, transnational history, race, religion, secularism, empire, critical theory
Hector Peralta's picture Hector Peralta
hector.peralta@yale.edu
History and Geography of California borderlands. Latinx Studies. Migration and Diaspora Studies. Education Studies. Settler Colonialism & Empire
Sebastián Pérez's picture Sebastián Pérez
sebastian.perez@yale.edu
Latino/a Literatures & Visual Culture, (Post/De)Colonialism, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory
Maria Plascencia's picture Maria Plascencia
Graduate School Student
maria.plascencia@yale.edu
Olivia Polk's picture Olivia Polk
olivia.polk@yale.edu
Black feminist theory, queer theory, 19th and 20th century African American literature, black visual culture, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, affect and materiality, faggotry, femmes, sexual subcultures
Daniella Posy's picture Daniella Posy
daniella.posy@yale.edu
Race and Gender Studies, Popular Culture, Film and Media Studies, Urban Studies
Jocelyn Proietti's picture Jocelyn Proietti
jocelyn.proietti@yale.edu
Visual art, literature, cultural history, and black feminist performances of self
Jas Riley's picture Jas Riley
jas.riley@yale.edu
Yami Rodriguez's picture Yami Rodriguez
iliana.rodriguez@yale.edu
Tyler Rogers's picture Tyler Rogers
tyler.rogers@yale.edu
Histories of Slavery and Settler Colonialism, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Postcolonial Feminist Theories, Early Colonial American History, Comparative Ethnic Studies
Sylvia Ryerson's picture Sylvia Ryerson
sylvia.ryerson@yale.edu
20th-Century U.S. Empire, Geography, Carceral Studies, Appalachian Studies, Critical Race Theory, Sound Studies, Public Humanities
Sasha Sabherwal's picture Sasha Sabherwal
sasha.sabherwal@yale.edu
Transnational Feminism, South Asian Diaspora, Critical Race Studies, Religion, Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies
jub Sankofa's picture jub Sankofa
justin.christopher@yale.edu
African American Studies, The Black West, U.S. Carceral Regimes, 20th Century Policing, Juvenile Justice, Prison Organizing, Reentry, Social Movements, Public Humanities, i.e.. Family and Community Memory, Digital Humanities, and Documentary Studies
Aanchal Saraf's picture Aanchal Saraf
aanchal.saraf@yale.edu
Imperialisms in Asia/Pacific; Settler Colonialism; Affect & Materiality; Race & Ethnicity; Gender & Sexuality; Visual & Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Theory; Geography
Courtney Sato's picture Courtney Sato
courtney.sato@yale.edu
Asian American History, South Asian History, 20th-century US Intellectual & Cultural History, 20th-century American Literature, Indian and Pacific Oceans Studies, Digital Humanities, Public Humanities
Maile Speakman's picture Maile Speakman
maile.speakman@yale.edu
Cuban & Caribbean Studies, History of Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, U.S. Empire, Critical Theory, Global Cities, Media Ethnography, Geography, Post-Socialism
Melinda Stang's picture Melinda Stang
melinda.stang@yale.edu
Haunts, theme park attractions, horror cinema, immersive theater, gender and sexuality studies, affect theory, and critical theory.
Janine Stockford's picture Janine Stockford
janine.stockford@yale.edu
Popular Music, Globalization, Casino Industry, Ethnography
Randa Tawil's picture Randa Tawil
randa.tawil@yale.edu
History of US migration, Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory, Transnational American Studies, Transnational Middle Eastern Studies
Jacinda Tran's picture Jacinda Tran
jacinda.tran@yale.edu
Asian American Studies; Carceral Studies; Critical Refugee Studies; Cultural and Human Geography; Postcolonial Theory; Race and Ethnicity; Transnational History; Urban Studies; Visual Culture; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Damian Vergara Bracamontes's picture Damian Vergara Bracamontes
damian.vb@yale.edu
Latina/o US History, Comparative 19th and 20th Century Migration & Social Movements, Cultural Studies, (Trans)Gender & Sexuality Studies, Public Humanities
Yuhe Faye Wang's picture Yuhe Faye Wang
yuhe.wang@yale.edu
Gender & Sexuality, U.S. and Transnational Women of Color Feminisms, Queer of Color Critique, the Long 19th Century, History of Capitalism, Legal History, History of Infrastructure, Intimacy, Aesthetic Theory, and Archive Ethics
Alexia Williams's picture Alexia Williams
alexia.williams@yale.edu
Afro-diasporic Studies, 19th- & 20th-Century American Literature, Black Feminist Literature, Black Transnationalism, Citizenship & National Identity.
Clara Wilson-Hawken's picture Clara Wilson-Hawken
clara.hawken@yale.edu
Modern and Postmodern American literature, literary theory, feminist theory, sound theory, critical race studies, performance studies, cultural studies