American Studies, the oldest interdisciplinary major in American higher education, brings together the history, literature, and political institutions of the United States and the allied fields of art, music, philosophy, religion, sociology, and economics.
Professor of English, Associate Dean of Faculty, Director of the Center for Chicago Programs
Areas of Study: American literature, American studies/Chicago literature and history, Remix/Mash-up culture, William S. Burroughs, innovative and avant literature
Professor of Music
Areas of Study: music history, music theory, film music, electronic music, music composition.
Professor of History
Areas of Study: American history, Mexican history
Judy Massey Dozier
Associate Professor of English, Chair of African American Studies
Areas of Study: African American literature, gender studies, nineteenth-century American literature.
Areas of Study: American literature, nineteenth-century literature, literature and the environment
Associate Professor and Chair of Politics
Areas of Study: political theory, American politics
Miguel de Baca
Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of American Studies
Areas of Study: America, modern, and contemporary art history
Lecturer in Politics
Areas of Study: compartitive urban politics, urban theory, social and revolutionary movements, globalization and global cities, public art and community development