HSA Faculty and Staff

Department Chair: Ken Fandell
Advising Coordinator: Vivien Hamilton

Bill Alves.William Alves

Professor of Music
DMA, University of Southern California
Music composition; computer music; alternate tuning systems; gamelan music; abstract computer animation.

Ekaterina BabintsevaEkaterina Babintseva

Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
History of computing and psychology in the twentieth century; role of contemporary digital technology in society.

Isabel Balseiro.Isabel Balseiro

Professor of Comparative Literature
Alexander and Adelaide Hixon Professor of Humanities
PhD, New York University
Contemporary writers and film makers of Africa and South America; cultural and race studies; film and postcolonial literature.

David Cubek

Associate Professor of Music
Joint music faculty
DMus, Northwestern University
Conducting symphonic and operatic repertoire; research on alternative modes of orchestral training and music as an interdisciplinary art form.

Ambereen Dadabhoy.Ambereen Dadabhoy

Associate Professor of Literature
PhD, Claremont Graduate University
Early modern English literature; Shakespeare; postcolonial theory; East-West encounter.

Marianne de Laet.Marianne De Laet

Professor of Anthropology and Science, Technology, and Society
PhD, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Social studies of science; cultural anthropology; technology
and culture; video game culture; practices of knowledge-making; collaboration and management in big science.

Erika Dyson.Erika Dyson

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Willard W. Keith Jr. Fellow in the Humanities
PhD, Columbia University
Religion and science; intersections between social-change activism and religion; American religious history; and church and state.

Ken Fandell.Kenneth Fandell

Professor of Art
Michael G. and C. Jane Wilson Chair in Arts and Humanities
MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago
Interdisciplinary Arts.

Alfred Flores

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Pacific Islander history, Asian American history, labor, militarization, race, settler colonialism.

Anup Gampa.Anup Gampa

Assistant Professor of Psychology
PhD, University of Virginia
Social psychology of social movements, racism, capitalism and wealth inequality.

Jeff Groves.Jeffrey D. Groves

Louisa and Robert Miller Professor of Humanities
PhD, Claremont Graduate School
Nineteenth-century American literature; history of the book; Shakespeare.

Vivien Hamilton.Vivien Hamilton

Associate Professor of the History of Science
PhD, University of Toronto
History of physics; history of medicine; gender and science; disciplinary cultures in science.

Charles Kamm.Charles Kamm

Associate Professor of Music
Joint music faculty
DMA, Yale University
Concert choir; chamber choir; music history.

Rachel Mayeri.Rachel Mayeri

Professor of Media Studies
MFA, University of California, San Diego
Experimental documentary production; motion graphics
and animation; history of special effects; genetics and society; ecology and art; history of science and art.

Salvador Plascencia.Salvador Plascencia

Associate Professor of Creative Writing
MFA, Syracuse University
Creative writing; The novel as print technology.

David Seitz.David K. Seitz

Assistant Professor of Cultural Geography
PhD, University of Toronto
geographies of citizenship; feminist, critical race and queer theories; affect.

Paul Steinberg.Paul Steinberg

Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy
Malcolm Lewis Chair of Sustainability and Society
PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz
International and comparative environmental politics; policy analysis; sustainable development; biodiversity; political science research methods.

Darryl Wright.Darryl Wright

Professor of Philosophy
PhD, University of Michigan
History of ethics; moral and political philosophy.

Emeritus Faculty

Emeriti faculty are retired faculty members who have been awarded special status by the College in recognition of their service.

Hal Barron.Hal S. Barron

Professor of History Emeritus
Louisa and Robert Miller Professor of Humanities
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
U.S. social history; history of rural America; immigration and ethnicity

Tad Beckman.Tad Beckman

Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Gary R. Evans

Professor of Economics Emeritus
PhD, University of California, Riverside
Financial institutions; small business development; enterprise and entrepreneurship.

HSA Staff

Debbie LairdDeborah Laird

Administrative Coordinator
Office: Parsons 1263

Julia Hong

Arts Director