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Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 1599, +1 512 471 5116
Expertise: geography of media and communication; technological change; representations of places, landscapes and environments; critical geopolitics; Europe; North America; Technology
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 4284
Expertise: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Theory; Political Sociology; Media and the Public Sphere Sociology of Culture; Sociology of Law; Sociology of Emotions; Western Europe; Middle East; Qualitative and Historical Methods; Sociology.
M. K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0364, +1 512 471 4407
Expertise: Dr. Ricardo Ainslie's work focuses on communities in the United States and Mexico that have experienced significant conflict, violence, and transformation, exploring broader questions about how communities absorb crises and how individuals and cultural groups live within them. A hallmark of his work is his use of media as a critical tool for conveying ideas and human experience.
Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 7531, +1 512 471 3550
Expertise: Gender; health; development; labor history; political movements (including Islamic groups); Political Economy; post-colonialism; urban social histories, popular culture; historiography; memory; liberalism; Middle East; South Asia
Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2312, +1 512 471 5531
Expertise: Applied linguistics (instructional technology, corpus linguistics, pedagogical grammar); French sociolinguistics (style, stance and interaction); Discourse studies (narrative analysis, cultural scripts, indexicality)
Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 5975
Expertise: Sociology of Race; Surveillance Studies; Black Diaspora Studies; Cultural Studies; Canadian Studies; Gender and Feminist Studies; New Media Studies; Institutional Ethnography; Race relations, Gender issues
Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8747
Expertise: Gerard Manley Hopkins; Alice books; Victorian literature; literature of nature; animal humanities; digital humanities; computers and English studies, including social networking and multi-player online games; social media
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 6311, +1 512 232 6300
Expertise: Political Sociology; State Formation; Social Movements; Gender and Women's Rights; Colonialism; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Middle East and North Africa; gender issues
Oscar and Anne Mauzy Regents Professor for Educational Research and Development, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 7498
Expertise: Dr. Kevin Cokley's research is in the area of African American psychology, with particular interest in the roles of racial and ethnic identity and academic self-concept in the academic achievement of African American students. More recently he has been examining the impact of the impostor phenomenon in academic and mental health outcomes, especially among ethnic minority students and women. Broadly, Dr. Cokley considers racial and ethnic identity development, academic motivation, multicultural psychology and issues of race, ethnicity and culture, race relations, education, and mental health
Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 6368
Expertise: European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race; Scandinavian studies; Norwegian language instruction; history of Jewish racial folklore; Olympics; Sports doping; race relations
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Dell Medical School, Dell Medical School
+1 512 495 5000
Expertise: Implementation Science, Older adults, Persons with Physical Disability, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration, Implementation & Dissemination Science Listservs
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 468 8238
Expertise: Cognitive development, cultural learning, cognitive evolution, cognitive science, social cognition, children's learning, social learning, science education, biological education, evolution; ritual, religious cognition, science and religion
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 471 5942, +1 512 232 6248
Expertise: Design and development of learner-centered environments with new media and emerging technologies; Developing technology enabled cognitive tools to support higher-level thinking skills; Problem-based and Project based learning; Game-based learning; Instructional design; Online Instruction; Second language learning <a href="http://tinyurl.com/MinLiu-GoogleScholar" target="_blank">Research cited on Google Scholar</a>
Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism, College of Communication
+1 512 471 8416
Expertise: The agenda setting role of media in presidential elections, political communication, media, the role of social media (blogs, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter) in political communication.
Ruth Knight Millikan Centennial Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 471 6128, +1 512 471 5942
Expertise: Technology as a catalyst for systemic change in the teaching-learning process, web-based collaborative learning environments, infusion of technology into teacher education programs, assisting developing countries to create plans for technology integration in education
Department Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 232 3539
Expertise: Historical thinking and citizenship education in bilingual, ESL, and immigrant schooling contexts, migrant education, and high stakes testing in the social studies.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 2383
Expertise: Dr. Sparvero's research emphasis is sport policy, which includes (1) the development and analysis of sport specific policies, and (2) the ways in which communities can leverage sport assets to accomplish broader policy goals such as economic development, place marketing, and social welfare enhancement. Her current research is focused on organizational efficiency can be maximized by stakeholders involved in sport leverage.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
+1 512 471 0554
Expertise: communication technology in the workplace; social media; crisis and emergency communication; sales communication; meetings; presentation skills; communication overload, workplace efficiency
Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
+1 512 471 8152, +1 512 471 1101
Expertise: Advertising copy research and consumer behavior; emotional response to advertising; health communications and social marketing issues; business. Health communication, including HIV/AIDS, immunization, and obesity.
Professor, Humanities Institute, College of Liberal Arts, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8524, +1 512 471 9056
Expertise: Cultural, historical, feminist anthropology; Identity and difference; Politics of representation; Public culture; Youth organizations; Museum studies; Public humanities; Medical humanities; US, Indigenous North America.
Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
+1 512 471 6676, +1 512 471 4071
Expertise: Race and pop culture; Youth culture; digital media and social media; hip-hop culture and music; video games; the history of Black American Cinema and the films of Spike Lee