HSA Faculty

Department Chair: Bill Alves
Advising Coordinator: Darryl Wright

Bill Alves
William Alves

William Alves

Department Chair
Professor of Music
DMA, University of Southern California
Music composition • computer music • alternate tuning systems • gamelan music • abstract computer animation

Isabel Balseiro
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

Hal S. Barron
Hal S. Barron

Hal S. Barron

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

Alison Cool
Alison Cool

Alison Cool

Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology
Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science, Technology and Society
PhD, New York University
Medical Anthropology • Anthropology of Science and Technology

David Cubek

Assistant 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

Ambereen Dadabhoy

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature
PhD, Claremont Graduate University
Early modern English literature • Shakespeare • postcolonial theory • East-West encounter

Marianne de Laet
Marianne de Laet

Marianne De Laet

Associate 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

Erika Dyson

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
PhD, Columbia University
Religion and science • intersections between social-change activism and religion • American religious history • and church and state

Gary Evans
Gary Evans

Gary R. Evans

Professor of Economics
Ruth and Harvey Berry Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership
PhD, University of California, Riverside
Financial institutions • small business development • enterprise and entrepreneurship

Ken Fandell
Ken Fandell

Kenneth Fandell

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

Jeff Groves
Jeff Groves

Jeffrey D. Groves

Vice President and R. Michael Shanahan Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Literature
PhD, Claremont Graduate School
Nineteenth-century American literature • history of the book • Shakespeare

Vivien Hamilton
Vivien Hamilton

Vivien Hamilton

Assistant 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

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

Debra Mashek
Debra Mashek

Debra Mashek

Associate Professor of Psychology
PhD, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Close relationships • psychology of gender • psychology of incarceration

Rachel Mayeri
Rachel Mayeri

Rachel Mayeri

Associate 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

Paul Steinberg
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

Lisa Sullivan
Lisa Sullivan

Lisa M. Sullivan

Professor of Economics
PhD, University of Toronto
Comparative history of work • medieval and early American economic history • economics of higher education

Chang Tan
Chang Tan

Chang Tan

Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Contemporary Chinese art and visual culture • modernity and modernism in Asia • representation of urban space in art and literature

Darryl Wright
Darryl Wright

Darryl Wright

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

Emeritus Faculty

Tad Beckman

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Michael D. Lamkin

Professor of Music
PhD, University of Iowa
Joint music faculty
Central European music and history 1750-1950 • intersections of European cultures

Richard G. Olson

Professor of History
Willard W. Keith Jr. Fellow in the Humanities
PhD, Harvard University
History of science • gender issues in science • science and religion • U.S. science policy