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Area of Expertise: Culture -- Popular

Ceisel, Christina M.

Assistant Professor of Communications

Areas of Knowledge
  • Tourism
  • Globalization
  • Popular Culture
  • Media Studies
  • Entertainment
  • Foodways
  • Heritage

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Gradilla, Alexandro J.

Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Non-western thought
  • Bioethics
  • Cultural competency
  • Male circumcision (medical)
  • Mexican immigration
  • Latino identity in the US
  • White privilege
  • First generation college students
  • Mentorship
  • Men's Studies
  • Maleness and masculinity
  • Marxist/Anarchist theory

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Graham, Natalie J.

Assistant Professor of African American Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Creative Writing

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Hargraves, Hunter

Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts

Areas of Knowledge
  • television criticism
  • popular culture studies
  • television history

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Hogan, Mikel

Professor of Human Services

Areas of Knowledge
  • Health, medicine and culture
  • Organization culture change
  • Cultural competence (training and assesment)
  • Education and culture
  • Family and culture

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Ketchum, Karyl E.

Associate Professor of Womern and Gender Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Bullying in K-12 Schools
  • Gender
  • Transgender Identities
  • Visual Culture
  • Queer Studies
  • Technology
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Topics

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Lagerberg, Don

Professor Emeritus of Art

Areas of Knowledge
  • Figure drawing and painting
  • Head and hands drawing
  • Portraiture (historical and contemporary)
  • Character design (historical and contemporary)
  • Scene design (historical and contemporary)
  • Storyboarding
  • Aspects of the arts as they relate to certain periods in ancient art
  • Western art since 1400
  • Japanese 19th century
  • Popular culture
  • Comics in America
  • Production design for film

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Literte, Patricia

Associate Professor of Sociology

Director, McNair Scholars Program

Areas of Knowledge
  • Race and Ethnicity

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Lovell, Jarret S.

Professor of Criminal Justice

Areas of Knowledge
  • Media coverage of crime and social problems
  • Policing
  • Leftist politics
  • Popular culture
  • Violence

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Osborne-Thompson, Heather

Associate Professor of Cinema and Television Arts

Areas of Knowledge
  • television history
  • television genres
  • children's television

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Seymour, Nicole

Assistant Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics

Areas of Knowledge
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Environmentalism
  • Literature and the Environment
  • Film and the Environment or Ecocinema
  • Queer Theory or Queer Studies
  • LGBTQ Literature or Queer Literature
  • Queer Ecology
  • Transgender Studies or Transgender Theory
  • Performance Studies
  • Affect Theory or Affect Studies

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Sparks, Anthony

Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts

Areas of Knowledge
  • Television Industry/Media Industry Studies
  • Television Writing/Screenwriting
  • Politics & Performance Studies
  • African American Culture & Politics

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