Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

  • Associate Professor and Chair of American Studies

    Psyche Williams-Forson

    Dr. Williams-Forson's research and teaching interests include cultural studies, material culture, food, women’s studies, social and cultural history of the U.S. in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Assistant Professor

    La Marr Jurelle Bruce

    Dr. Bruce studies and teaches African American and African diaspora literature and performance, popular culture, disability studies, sexuality studies, critical theory, and the art and aesthetics of quotidian...
  • Assistant Professor

    Perla Guerrero

    Dr. Guerrero's research and teaching interests lie comparative race and ethnicity, immigration, space and place, labor, and 20th century U.S. history.
  • Associate Professor

    Sheri Parks

    Dr. Parks' research focuses on public aesthetics, with particular concern for popular culture as public mythology and its effect upon individuals, families and minority cultures.
  • Professor

    Janelle Wong

    Dr. Wong's research is on race, immigration, and political mobilization. Her current book project focuses on how growing numbers of Asian American and Latino evangelical Christians will impact the traditional...
  • Professor Emerita

    Nancy Struna

    Dr. Struna began her academic career as a social historian of sport, leisure, and work. With a strong theoretical bent, she focuses on cultural production, the body and sexuality, agency and power in everyday...
  • Professor Emeritus

    John Caughey

    John L. Caughey is a Professor Emeritus and past chair in the Department. His research involves the ethnographic, comparative investigation of contemporary cultures as systems of meaning. He has done field...