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American Studies 050
Master of Arts in American Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies
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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses American Studies 050  

American Studies 050

Degree Programs Offered: Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Programs: Kyle Riismandel, 243 Conklin Hall, 175 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, 973-353-1886.

Associate Director of Graduate Programs:
Alexandra Chang, Room 321, 110 Warren St., Newark, NJ 07102, 973-353-3733


Affiliated Faculty:

Frances Bartkowski, SAS-N; Ph.D., Iowa
Comparative literature; 20th-century French and American narrative; feminist theory

Sterling Bland, SAS-N, Ph.D. New York
African-American literature; 19th-century American literature

Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield, SAS-N; Ph.D., Michigan
Race and ethnicity; immigration; urban education; identity development and culture; urban sociology

Alexandra Chang, SAS-N; M.F.A, New York
EcoArt; global studies; Asian American studies

Kornel Chang, SAS-N; Ph.D., Chicago
Modern U.S. history; migration and border controls; U.S. empire and the Pacific world

Cortés, SAS-N; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Caribbean literature; U.S. Latina/o literature; contemporary Spanish-American literature; comparative literature; cultural studies; gender studies; critical theory

Melissa Cooper, SAS-N; Ph.D. Rutgers
African American studies; cultural history; 20th century U.S. history; American South

Kimberly DaCosta Holton, SAS-N; Ph.D., Northwestern
Performance studies; migration studies; urban festivity; ethnography and oral history

Belinda Edmondson, SAS-N; Ph.D., Northwestern
Caribbean and other African diaspora literature; postcolonial theory; feminist theory; popular culture

Marta Esquilin, SAS-N, Columbia
Cultural competence; educational equity; sociology

Ruth Feldstein, SAS-N; Ph.D., Brown
U.S. history, with a focus on 20th-century culture and politics; women's and gender history; African-American history

Barbara Foley, SAS-N; Ph.D., Chicago
African-American literature; U.S. literary radicalism; Marxist literary theory

H. Bruce Franklin, SAS-N; Ph.D., Stanford (Emeritus)
Vietnam and America; crime and punishment in America; science fiction, technology, and society; the American environment

James Goodman, SAS-N, Ph.D., Princeton
U.S. history; African-American history; creative nonfiction

David Hoddeson, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York

Elizabeth Hull, SAS-N; Ph.D., New School for Social Research
Constitutional politics; American government

Jyl Josephson, SAS-N; Ph.D., Maryland
Political theory; women and politics

Malcolm Kiniry, SAS-N; Ph.D., Rutgers
Rhetoric; U.S. literature; composition studies

Mark Krasovic, SAS-N, Ph.D., Yale
American Studies; urban studies; history of Newark; political history; cultural history

Laura lomas, SAS-N, Ph.D. Columbia
Comparative American studies; national literature and culture; feminist theory

Jamie Lew, SAS-N; Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia
Race and ethnic relations; urban education and policy; immigration and international migration; comparative and international education

Neil M. Maher, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Twentieth-century U.S. history; environmental history; political history; urban history; landscape studies

Lyra D. Monteiro, SAS-N; Ph.D., Brown
Public humanities; early U.S. history; race and ethnic identity

Rachel Mundy, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Sound studies; critical animal studies; history of science

Tim Raphael, SAS-N; Ph.D., Northwestern
Contemporary theater, performance, and cultural studies; politics as performance; community-based theater

Kyle Riismandel, SAS-N, Ph.D., George Washington
U.S. cultural history; history of media and technology; sub/urban studies; contemporary America; American Studies

Mary Rizzo, SAS-N, Ph.D., Minnesota
Public humanities; digital humanities; U.S. cultural history; urban studies

Charles Russell, SAS-N emeritus; Ph.D., Cornell
Contemporary literature and art; vernacular visual culture

Beryl Satter, SAS-N; Ph.D., Yale
Post-Civil War U.S. history; women's history; cultural and intellectual history; urban history

Mary Segers, SAS-N; Ph.D., Columbia
Political philosophy and theory; religion and politics; ethical issues and public policy

Mara Sidney, SAS-N; Ph.D., Colorado
Urban politics; public policy; race/ethnicity and politics

Robert W. Snyder, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Urban history; journalism; public history; oral history

Paul Sternberger, SAS-N; Ph.D., Columbia
American art; history of photography; history of design

Timothy Stewart-Winter, SAS-N; Ph.D., Chicago
Modern U.S. history; sexuality/gender; urban history

Whitney Strub, SAS-N; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Sexuality and gender; film; U.S. social, cultural, and political history

Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Race and ethnicity; eugenics; Asian American studies; curatorial studies; public history

Ian Watson, SAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Performance studies; intercultural performance; directing (theory and practice); 20th-century theater; performance training; performance in media and politics

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