Affiliated Faculty

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Gerardo Aldana
Associate Professor of Chicano Studies Ph.D., Harvard University

Specialization: Maya hieroglyphic history, Mesoamerican art, Experimental archaeology, Science studies

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Brad Bouley
Associate Professor of History

Specialization: Early Modern Europe, Histories of Science and Religion

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Elizabeth DePalma – Digeser
Professor of History, Chair Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara

Specialization: Ancient Rome, Late Antiquity

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Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi
Professor, Sociology Ph.D. UC Berkeley

Specialization: Culture; Political/historical sociology; Western European studies

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Mario T. Garcia
Professor, Chicano Studies Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Specialization: Chicano history, race and ethnicity, southwestern history, autobiography, Latino religion

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Lisa Hajjar
Professor, Sociology Ph.D., The American University

Specialization: Sociology of law; sociology of human rights; political sociology; state theory; Middle East Studies; American Studies; law and conflict; torture; war crimes; international humanitarian law.

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Mary Hancock
Professor, History & Anthropology Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Specialization: Cultural anthropology & historian of modern South Asia

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Suma Ikeuchi
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Ph.D. Emory University

Specialization: Migration & Diaspora Studies, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Ethnic Diversity in Transnational Japan

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Mark Juergensmeyer
Professor, Global & International Studies Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Specialization: Religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics.

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Nuha N. N. Khoury
Associate Professor of Art History Ph.D., Harvard University

Specialization: Islamic architecture and urbanism, 7th – 9th centuries and 17th century; medieval Islamic Iconography; modern art of the Arab world; critiques of the field.

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Claudine Michel
Professor, Black Studies Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Specialization: Moral development among African-American women and youth

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Stephan Miescher
Professor, History Ph.D., Northwestern University

Specialization: Africa, gender, masculinities, history of development and technology, oral history

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Marianne Mithun
Professor, Lingustics Ph.D., Yale University

Specialization: Morphology, syntax, discourse, prosody, and their interrelations; language contact and language change; typology and universals; language documentation; American Indian linguistics; Austronesian linguistics

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Robert Morstein-Marx
Professor, Classics Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley

Specialization: Roman history

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Claudia Moser
Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture Ph.D. Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University

Specialization: Ancient Roman and Greek Religions.

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Andrew Norris
Associate Professor of Political Science Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley

Specialization: Political Philosophy

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Anne Marie Plane
Associate Professor, History Ph.D., Brandeis University

Specialization: Colonial U.S., Native American History

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Adam Sabra
Professor of History, King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998

Specialization: Poverty and charity, legal history, family history, Islamic mysticism

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Stuart T. Smith
Professor, Antropology Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Specialization: Archaeology (archaeology of Egypt and Nubia [the Sudan], ethnicity, culture contact and imperialism, entanglement, secondary state formation, ideology and legitimization, funerary practice, ceramics and residue analysis)

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Paul Spickard
Professor, History Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Specialization: Comparative Race and Ethnicity, US Social and Cultural History (17th-21st centuries), World History, Migrations and Identities

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Roberto Strongman
Associate Professor of Black Studies Ph.D. in Literature, UC San Diego

Roberto Strongman is Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego in 2003. Dr. Strongman’s interdisciplinary approach encompasses the fields of Religion, History, and Sexuality in order to further his main area of research and teaching: Comparative Caribbean Cultural Studies. Dr. Strongman’s trans-national and multi-lingual approach to the Caribbean cultural zone is grounded in La Créolité, a movement developed at L’Université des Antilles et de La Guyane in Martinique, where he studied as a dissertation fellow. In addition to his research in Martinique, Dr. Strongman has conducted archival research in Aruba, Colombia and Haiti in connection to his ongoing interest in the literatures of Creole languages. His articles have appeared in Journal of Haitian StudiesJournal of Caribbean StudiesJournal of Caribbean LiteraturesCallalooKunapipiWadabagei, and the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Dr. Strongman is currently preparing his first book, Black Atlantic Transcorporealities, for publication.

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Butch Ware
Associate Professor of History Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Specialization:West Africa, Islamic Knowledge & Spirituality, African Diaspora

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Elisabeth Weber
Professor, Germanic, Slavic & Semitic Studies Ph.D., Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Specialization: French philosophy and theory

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