HSA Faculty

Department Chair: Paul Steinberg
Advising Coordinator: Darryl Wright

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William Alves

William Alves

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

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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

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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

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

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Ambereen Dadabhoy

Ambereen Dadabhoy

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Jeff Groves

Jeffrey D. Groves

Professor of Literature
PhD, Claremont Graduate School
Nineteenth-century American literature; history of the book; Shakespeare

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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 KammCharles Kamm

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

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Debra Mashek

Professor of Psychology
PhD, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Psychology of close relationships; psychology of collaboration; psychology of incarceration

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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

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Salvador Plascencia

Salvador Plascencia

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

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Christy Spackman

Christy Spackman

Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science, Technology and Society
PhD, New York University
Social studies of food.

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David K. Seitz

David K. Seitz

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

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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.

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Lisa Sullivan

Lisa M. Sullivan

Vice President and R. Michael Shanahan Dean of the Faculty
Willard W. Keith Jr. Fellow in the Humanities; Professor of Economic History
PhD, University of Toronto
Comparative history of work; medieval and early American economic history; economics of higher education.

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Darryl Wright

Darryl Wright

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