College of Liberal Arts Experts


Paul C Adams

Paul C Adams

Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
paul.adams@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5116, +1 512 516 5028

Expertise: geography of media and communication; technological change; representations of places, landscapes and environments; critical geopolitics; Europe; North America; Technology

Abimbola A Adelakun

Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
adelakun@austin.utexas.edu

Ari  Adut

Ari Adut

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
ariadut@mail.la.utexas.edu
+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.

Kamran S Aghaie

Kamran S Aghaie

Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
kamranaghaie@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6400

Expertise: Islamic studies; Shi''''ism; modern Iranian history and modern Middle Eastern history; world history; historiography; religious studies; nationalism; gender studies and economic history

Ricardo C Ainslie

Ricardo C Ainslie

M. K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education, Counseling Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
rainslie@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0364, +1 512 471 4407

Expertise: Explores the intersection of psychology and culture through such topics as the psychological experience of immigration, ethnic conflicts and the impact of violence within communities, and the relationship between individual and collective identity. Is also interested in US-Mexico health, including addressing health disparities.

Bethany L Albertson

Bethany L Albertson

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
balberts@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7276

Expertise: Bethany Albertson is an Associate Professor in the Government Department at UT Austin. She received her PhD in political science and a graduate certificate in social psychology from the University of Chicago. She is a political psychologist and her research interests include American public opinion, emotion, and experimental methods. She researches and writes on elections, democratic norms, and campaigns.

Kamran  Ali

Kamran Ali

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
asdar@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3550, +1 512 471 4206, +1 512 471 7531

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

CJ  Alvarez

CJ Alvarez

Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies, College of Liberal Arts
cjalvarez@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: The history of the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S.-Mexico relations, and federal policing

Jacqueline L Angel

Jacqueline L Angel

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
jangel@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2956

Expertise: Hispanic health and demographics; aging policy; social policies; long-term care; ethnic studies

Javier  Auyero

Javier Auyero

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
auyero@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8073

Expertise: Urban Ethnography, Urban Poverty and Social Inequality, Collective Action, Latin American Studies, Social and Cultural Theory

Janine  Barchas

Janine Barchas

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
barchas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8379

Expertise: 18th-century literature and culture; digital humanities; the British novel; book history; textual studies; Jane Austen; early fiction by women; Shakespeare reception

Phillip J Barrish

Phillip J Barrish

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
pbarrish@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4991, +1 512 471 7840

Expertise: Health humanities; literature and medicine; American Literature, 1860-1930; literary realism

Timothy  Beach

Timothy Beach

Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
beacht@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Geoarchaeology, Soil Geomorphology, and Paleoenvironments of the Maya World and Mediterranean

David I Beaver

David I Beaver

Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
dib@utexas.edu

Expertise: Political language, Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Language and law, Meaning, Semantics, Pragmatics, Language and society, Philosophy of language. political language. propaganda.

Christopher G Beevers

Christopher G Beevers

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
beevers@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3706, +1 512 471 1157

Expertise: Cognitive etiology, maintenance, and treatment of unipolar depression, psychology, psychopathology, metal health

Lance  Bertelsen

Lance Bertelsen

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
lberte@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8769

Expertise: Eighteenth-century British literature and culture; representations of World War II in literature, film and journalism

Chandra R Bhat

Chandra R Bhat

Professor, Fariborz Maseeh Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
bhat@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4535

Expertise: Activity and travel behavior analysis; Travel demand modeling; Application of econometric, discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; Logistics and freight modeling; Transportation energy and transportation air quality analysis; Urban form and spatial data modeling; Artificial Intelligence and Transportation Safety and Equity; Urban management; Pollution

Douglas G Biow

Douglas G Biow

Director, Academic Center, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
biow@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7267

Expertise: cultural, literary, art, medical, diplomatic, and intellectual history of Renaissance Italy; masculinities; the history of individualism

Marc  Bizer

Marc Bizer

Professor, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
mbizer@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7780

Expertise: Early Modern French identities: national, social, religious, authorial, gendered; gastronomy; tragedy and the tragic

Joshua M Blank

Joshua M Blank

Director of Research for the Texas Politics Project, College of Liberal Arts
joshmblank@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0371

Expertise: Texas politics; campaigns and elections; public opinion; Texas public opinion

Carl S Blyth

Carl S Blyth

Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
cblyth@austin.utexas.edu
+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)

Daniel A Bonevac

Daniel A Bonevac

Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts
bonevac@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4333, +1 512 471 4857

Expertise: Philosophy; Logic; Moral Issues; Ethics; Philosophy in Popular Culture; Christian Philosophy; Religion

Paola  Bonifazio

Paola Bonifazio

Department Chair, French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
pbonifazio@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1561

Expertise: Italian Cinema; Italian Media History; documentary film history and theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; feminist theories; media convergence and transmedia storytelling; popular culture

Pascale R Bos

Pascale R Bos

Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
pascalebos@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6373

Expertise: 20th-century comparative Western European and U.S. literature; cultural studies, gender and memory; Holocaust; modern Dutch and modern Jewish literature and culture; ethnic minorities in Europe; cultural memory, trauma, race and gender, gender issues.

Henry W Brands

Henry W Brands

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
hwbrands@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3261

Expertise: U.S. history; American presidents; Franklin Roosevelt; Andrew Jackson; Woodrow Wilson; Benjamin Franklin; the Cold War.

Sarah  Brayne

Sarah Brayne

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
sbrayne@utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8641

Expertise: surveillance practices and technologies; predictive analytics, criminal justice, data collection

Benjamin C Brower

Benjamin C Brower

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
benbrower@utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6813

Expertise: colonial; Muslim pilgrimage; European imperialism; secularism and Islam; violence in history

Anthony L Brown

Anthony L Brown

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
alb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3902

Expertise: Focuses on historical and contemporary issues and discourses concerning African American students in schools and society.

Keffrelyn D Brown

Keffrelyn D Brown

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
keffrelyn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4257

Expertise: Creates scholarship based around teacher education, especially relating to race and culture.

Simone Browne

Simone Browne

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
sbrowne@austin.utexas.edu
+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

Jason M Brownlee

Jason M Brownlee

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
brownlee@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Egypt; Iran; repression; democratization; American attempts at democracy promotion, Authoritarianism

Douglas S Bruster

Douglas S Bruster

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
bruster@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3635

Expertise: Shakespeare; drama; English Renaissance literature; film; theory

Erika M Bsumek

Erika M Bsumek

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
embsumek@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3261, +1 512 475 7253

Expertise: Native American History; Navajo arts and crafts; labeling of Indian made goods; history of the U.S. West and American Southwest; Modern Western urban/rural development including how large-scale engineering projects such dams, highways, and suburbs transformed the Western landscape/environment; transportation; urban management, environmental history, digital history, educational technology

Walter L Buenger

Walter L Buenger

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
w-buenger@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: History of Texas, History of the Southwest, History and memory, Texas, the south, U.S.-Mexico border

Chelsea  Burns

Chelsea Burns

Assistant Professor, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
cburns@austin.utexas.edu
+1 312 912 1003

Expertise: Latin American music, country music, bluegrass music, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, Silvestre Revueltas, Francisco Mignone, Bobby Womack, Taylor Swift

David M Buss

David M Buss

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
dbuss@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8489

Expertise: Mating strategies; human sexuality; homicide; stalking; conflict between the sexes; strategies for preventing sexual victimization; prestige, status, and social reputation; evolution of social emotions; psychology

Marika  Cabral

Marika Cabral

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
marika.cabral@utexas.edu

Expertise: Economics; health-related economics; health insurance; insurance; taxation; privatization of health markets

Jorge  Canizares

Jorge Canizares

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
canizares-esguerra@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7694

Expertise: Early Modern Atlantic History; History of Science and Colonialism; History of Knowledge; Colonial Spanish and British America.

Charlotte  Canning

Charlotte Canning

Special Consultant to the Vice President for Student Affairs on Faculty Relations, Vice President for Student Affairs
charlottecanning@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5793

Expertise: US theatre history, Broadway, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, historiography, feminist theatre, theatre and American society, historical entertainment industry.

Kirsten  Cather

Kirsten Cather

Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
kcather@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: modern Japanese literature and film; censorship, suicide, and death in modern Japan; adaptations; translation theory and practice

Kate Catterall

Kate Catterall

Associate Professor, Department of Design
katecat@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0902

Expertise: History and theory of design; furniture and product design

Shannon E Cavanagh

Shannon E Cavanagh

Department Chair, Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
scavanagh@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8319

Expertise: Families, Family Demography, Life Course & Human Development, Gender, Interpersonal Relationships, Adolescents, Young Adulthood during economic/cultural change, Family relationships, Census, Race/Ethnicity and Family change

Terrence L Chapman

Terrence L Chapman

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
t.chapman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7221

Expertise: International organizations, international conflict, international law, international political economy, formal modeling, peacekeeping,

Davida H Charney

Davida H Charney

Instructor - Extended Education Ventures, Extended Education Ventures
dcharney@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 567 3144

Expertise: Scholarly writing; public policy discourse; scientific and technical writing; proposal writing; public opinion writing; cognitive skill learning; writing processes; reading processes; rhetorical theory; college writing; Jewish studies; Hebrew Bible

Mounira M Charrad

Mounira M Charrad

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
charrad@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6300, +1 512 232 6311

Expertise: Political Sociology; State Formation; Social Movements; Gender and Women's Rights; Colonialism; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Middle East and North Africa; gender issues

Karma R Chavez

Department Chair, Mexican American and Latino/a Studies, College of Liberal Arts
karma.chavez@utexas.edu

Jessica A Church-Lang

Jessica A Church-Lang

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
church@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7009

Expertise: Brain networks, development of task control, development of reading, developmental disorders, neuroimaging

Danielle P Clealand

Danielle P Clealand

Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies, College of Liberal Arts
danielle.clealand@austin.utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Afro-Latino politics and identity, Black politics in the Spanish speaking Caribbean and the United States, group consciousness, Black and Latino public opinion and racial inequality. Cuba. Puerto Rico.

Tanya E Clement

Tanya E Clement

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
tclement@utexas.edu

Expertise: Archives, Digital Humanities, American Literary Modernism, Textual Studies, Sound Studies, Scholarly Information Infrastructure, Humanities Data Curation, Anne Sexton, HiPSTAS (High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship)

Olivier  Coibion

Olivier Coibion

Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
ocoibion@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: unemployment; U.S. unemployment; recession; employment; fiscal policy; economics; macroeconomics; inflation; economic growth; European economics

Ronald Covey

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
r.alan.covey@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2084

Kelley A Crews

Kelley A Crews

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
kelley@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5909, +1 512 415 3701

Expertise: Spatio-temporal Scaling of Landscape Change Dynamics and Dynamism, Resilience and Vulnerability of Socio-Ecological Systems in Developing States, and Ecologies of Global Health

Robert L Crosnoe

Robert L Crosnoe

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts
crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8329

Expertise: Life Course & Human Development, Children & Youth, Education, Health, Family, Immigration, Adolescents.

Elizabeth  Cullingford

Elizabeth Cullingford

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
cullingford@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4991

Expertise: Only children, Irish literature, politics, and culture; modern poetry; women's studies; drama and film; Shakespeare; the relation between high and popular culture

Janet M Davis

Janet M Davis

Professor, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
janetmdavis@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1848, +1 512 471 7277

Expertise: American popular culture; the circus; American foreign relations; animals; American social movements; transnational American Studies; history

Lesley A Dean-Jones

Professor, Department of Classics, College of Liberal Arts
ldjones@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2352, +1 512 471 5742

Yoav  Di-Capua

Yoav Di-Capua

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
ydi@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7259

Expertise: Modern Arab Intellectual History

Henry A Dietz

Henry A Dietz

Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
h.dietz@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Latin American politics: urban poverty and politics, civil-military relations, parties and party systems, Peru

Andrew P Dillon

Andrew P Dillon

Professor, School of Information
adillon@ischool.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3821

Expertise: the psychology of internet use, world wide web, human performance with technology, digital design, education, digital libraries, human-computer interaction, usability, social informatics, applied cognition, digital documents, online learning, information architecture, individual differences, technology, digital libraries

Hector  Dominguez-Ruvalcaba

Hector Dominguez-Ruvalcaba

Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
ruvalcaba@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4936
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Queer studies; violence; border studies in literature, film, and the arts

David J Eaton

David J Eaton

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
eaton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8959, +1 512 471 8972

Expertise: Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas; conservation, energy, pollution, water & wastewater

Zachary S Elkins

Zachary S Elkins

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
zelkins@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7250

Expertise: national constitutions, democracy, institutional reform, research methods, and national identity, with an emphasis on cases in Latin America

Ashley  Farmer

Ashley Farmer

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
adf@austin.utexas.edu

Richard R Flores

Richard R Flores

Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies, College of Liberal Arts
flores@austin.utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Cultural theory; folklore and expressive culture; Mexican American history and culture; public history of the Alamo; critical race theory; cultural citizenship; cultural studies; higher education leadership

Kevin M Foster

Kevin M Foster

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
kmfoster@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4362

Expertise: African American student achievement; intersection of sports and academics; impact of race and gender on student academic outcomes; cultural theory in education; Improvement of academic outcomes for African American, Latina/o and other students; education; race relations

Alison K Frazier

Alison K Frazier

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
akfrazier@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6375

Expertise: Humanist saints' lives; Quattrocento hexameral commentary; Bonino Mombrizio's c. 1477 "Sanctuarium"

Daniel G Fridman

Daniel G Fridman

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
dfridman@utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Economic Sociology; Ethnography; Sociology of Finance; Neoliberalism; Consumption; Sociology of Money; Latin America

Alan W Friedman

Alan W Friedman

Professor Emeritus, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
friedman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: British and American modernism; the novel; drama, especially Shakespeare; international programs, faculty governance and academic freedom; literature

Thomas  Garrison

Thomas Garrison

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
thomas.garrison@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: ancient Maya, lidar, remote sensing, archaeology, Lidar and Landscapes of the Ancient Mediterranean and Americas (LLAMA) Laboratory, Tikal

Thomas J Garza

Thomas J Garza

Associate Professor, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9126, +1 512 471 3607

Expertise: Russian language teaching methodology; Applied linguistics; Contemporary Russian culture; The Chechen wars and the media; Post-Soviet youth culture; Language teaching pedagogy; Russian popular culture; Modern Russian language; Contemporary Russian media; Masculinity Studies; Mexican/Latino masculinity; Soviet/Russian masculinity

Michael L Geruso

Michael L Geruso

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
mike.geruso@utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8704

Expertise: Economics of Health and Healthcare, Development, Economic Demography, health insurance

Jennifer  Glass

Jennifer Glass

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
jennifer-glass@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8355

Expertise: Work and family issues, telecommuting and new labor practices, STEM labor force retention

John M Gonzalez

John M Gonzalez

Department Chair, English, College of Liberal Arts
jmgonzal@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8117
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Latino/a literature; Chicano/a literature; late nineteenth-century American literature; narrative theory; postcolonial studies.

F  Gonzalez-Lima

F Gonzalez-Lima

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
gonzalezlima@utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8497, +1 512 937 8859
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurobiology, physiological psychology, psychobiology, learning and memory, brain energy modulation, and neural mechanisms of behavior, transcranial laser stimulation of human cognitive and emotional functions

Andrea C Gore

Andrea C Gore

Professor, College of Pharmacy
andrea.gore@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3669

Expertise: The brain and menopause, effects of environmental chemicals on reproductive neuroendocrine function.

Samuel D Gosling

Samuel D Gosling

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
samg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1628

Expertise: Personality, Animal Behavior, Internet, Environmental Psychology, Ecological Psychology

Jennifer  Graber

Jennifer Graber

Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts
jgraber@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: American religions, religion in the American West, Native American religions, religion and violence; church history

Laurie B Green

Laurie B Green

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
lbgreen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 736 1002

Expertise: Comparative Race Studies; African American Studies; Gender Studies; Working-Class History; Migration; Urban History; Poverty and Public Health; Social Movements; Political and Cultural History; Race Relations, Gender Issues

Kenneth F Greene

Kenneth F Greene

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
kgreene@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7206

Expertise: Mexican and Latin American politics; political parties and elections in Mexico and the rest of Latin America; authoritarianism and democratization; research method; campaigns

Benjamin G Gregg

Benjamin G Gregg

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
bgregg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7274

Expertise: Democracy, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Political Theory, Social Theory, Bioethics, Genetic Manipulation of Humans

Karen  Grumberg

Karen Grumberg

Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
keren@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3594, +1 512 471 5134

Expertise: Contemporary Hebrew literature and comparative Jewish literatures (Hebrew, French, English)

Luis V Guevara

Senior Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies, College of Liberal Arts
lvg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6769

Expertise: Mexican American Studies

Daniel S Hamermesh

Daniel S Hamermesh

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
hamermes@eco.utexas.edu

Expertise: Labor demand, time use, social insurance programs (particularly unemployment insurance) and unusual applications of labor economics (to suicide, sleep and beauty)Labor markets; unemployment; wages inequality; Social Security; demographic issues, business.

Ian F Hancock

Ian F Hancock

Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
xulaj@mail.utexas.edu

Expertise: Romani (Gypsy) language (origins, history, civil rights movement); creolization of language; English (dialects, history, spread overseas), language and identity

Roderick Hart

Roderick Hart

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
rod.hart@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1956

Expertise: media and politics; civic participation; political campaigns; presidential rhetoric

John  Hartigan

John Hartigan

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
johnhartigan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9201

Expertise: Urban cultures; Science, Technology, and Race; Social theory; Ethnography; Ethnicity in North America; Race Relations

Mark D Hayward

Mark D Hayward

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
mhayward@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8382

Expertise: Population and Life Course and Aging, Morbidity and Mortality, and Biodemography, Social Epidemiology, Quantitative Methods and Dynamic Models, Life Table Techniques, Death and Dying

Kurt O Heinzelman

Kurt O Heinzelman

Professor Emeritus, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
kurt.heinzelman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: British Romanticism 1750-1850; poetry and poetics; creative writing; archives and collecting; modernism and cultural economics.

Marlone D Henderson

Marlone D Henderson

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
marlone.henderson@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6447

Expertise: social conflict, social judgements, prosocial behavior, social cognition, social harmony, cognition, abstract thinking, concrete thinking

Lars Hinrichs

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
txe@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8755

John M Hoberman

John M Hoberman

Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
hoberman@austin.utexas.edu
+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

Steven D Hoelscher

Steven D Hoelscher

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
hoelscher@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2567, +1 512 471 7277

Expertise: Photography; Cultural and Historical Geography; Urban Studies; Memory; Ethnicity and Race; North American and European urbanism; social constructions of space and place, landscape and region; cultural memory; and the geography of tourism.

Heather  Houser

Heather Houser

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
houserh@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8766

Expertise: 20th- and 21st-century Anglophone fiction (US focus); environmental literature and criticism; science, technology, and culture; the medical humanities; affect studies; data in narrative and new media

Jo  Hsu

Jo Hsu

Assistant Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, College of Liberal Arts
vjohsu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6109

Expertise: Rhetoric & Structures of Power; Narrative Rhetorics; Asian American Rhetorics; Trans and Queer Studies; Disability Studies; Rhetorics of Health and Medicine

Bruce J Hunt

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
bjhunt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6109

Wendy A Hunter

Wendy A Hunter

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
wendyhunter@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Comparative Politics; Social Policy; Latin America Affairs; Brazil; Military in Brazil; Military in the Southern Cone; Latin America politics; education reform

Coleman  Hutchison

Coleman Hutchison

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8372

Expertise: U.S. literature and culture to 1900; poetry; print culture; the U.S. south; the American Civil War

Syed A Hyder

Syed A Hyder

Director, South Asia Institute, Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
akbarhyder@utexas.edu

Expertise: Islam in South Asia, Urdu language and literature, Aesthetics in South Asian and the Middle East

Nathan M Jensen

Nathan M Jensen

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
natemjensen@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Relationship between multinational corporations and domestic governments; politics of natural resources; political economy of international institutions; diffusion of policy across borders; business corruption; civil war

Monica A Jimenez

Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
majimenez@austin.utexas.edu

Robert A Josephs

Robert A Josephs

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
bob.josephs@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9788

Expertise: Clinical Neuroendocrinology

Cory F Juhl

Professor, College of Liberal Arts
juhl@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4944

Expertise: Philosophy of science; philosophy of mind; logic, philosophy of religion, formal learning theory

Lee Ann  Kahlor

Lee Ann Kahlor

Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
kahlor@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 791 5726

Expertise: public relations health and environmental risk communication; science communication; information seeking; cultural and racial norms related to health behaviors' message processing; science communication; environmental communication; health communication

Ward W Keeler

Ward W Keeler

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
ward.keeler@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8520

Expertise: Anthropology and expressive culture (performing arts and literature); hierarchy; gender; Buddhism; Indonesia and Burma, including the Rohingya crisis

William R Kelly

William R Kelly

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
wkelly@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4142

Expertise: Criminal Justice/Criminology/Ecology of Crime, Program and Policy Research and Evaluation, Research Methodology and Statistics

David D Kornhaber

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
david.kornhaber@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9715

Donna M Kornhaber

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
donna.kornhaber@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8392

Robbie Kubala

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts
rkubala@gmail.com

Mark A Lawrence

Mark A Lawrence

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
malawrence@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9304

Expertise: U.S. Foreign Relations, the Vietnam War, International History, Decolonization

David L Leal

David L Leal

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
dleal@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1343

Expertise: Latino Politics and Policy

Cristine H Legare

Cristine H Legare

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
legare@austin.utexas.edu

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

Brian P Levack

Brian P Levack

Professor and John E. Green Regents Professorship in History; Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
levack@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: The history of the law and the interaction between law and politics, witchcraft

Jessy  Li

Jessy Li

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
jessy@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, text analysis, language and society, linguistics, large language models, chatgpt

Ken-Hou  Lin

Ken-Hou Lin

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
lin@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9412

Expertise: Inequality, Economy and Society, Finance, Organization, Race, and Methods

Leigh L Linden

Leigh L Linden

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
leigh.linden@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8556

Expertise: Economic development; poor countries; economics of education

Naomi E Lindstrom

Naomi E Lindstrom

Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
lindstrom@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4936

Expertise: Gender and the Study of Latin American Literature, Latin American Jewish Studies, On-Line Scholarly Resources, and Sociology of the Arts, Comparative study of Jewish life in the Americas (Latin America, United States, Canada)

Amy H Liu

Amy H Liu

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
amy.liu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7249

Expertise: Ethnic politics, language policies, migration politics, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe

Beili  Liu

Beili Liu

Leslie Waggener Professor, College of Fine Arts
beili@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6071

Expertise: Visual art, contemporary art, installation art, sculpture, Arctic art research, art and climate change, art and science collaboration, environmental art, art activism, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, fiber art, performance art, public art, feminist art, craft, indigenous craft, contemporary Asian-American art, contemporary Chinese-American art, Asian diaspora

Ayelet H Lushkov

Associate Professor, Department of Classics, College of Liberal Arts
ayelet.haimsonlushkov@austin.utexas.edu

Robert C Luskin

Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
rluskin@mail.utexas.edu

Expertise: Public opinion, voting behavior, political psychology, and statistical methods, democracy, polling, polls, deliberative democracy,

Carol H MacKay

Carol H MacKay

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
mackay@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4991, +1 512 471 8970

Expertise: Victorian novel; women's studies; autobiography; authors: William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens, Julia Margaret Cameron, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Annie Besant, Elizabeth Robins, Virginia Woolf.

Patricia  Maclachlan

Patricia Maclachlan

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
pmaclachlan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1724

Expertise: Comparative Politics; Politics of Japan and East Asia

Raul L Madrid

Raul L Madrid

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
rmadrid@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7246

Expertise: Latin American politics, democracy studies, comparative ethnic politics, and comparative social policy

Alberto A Martinez

Alberto A Martinez

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
almartinez@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: History of science and math, Einstein, historical myths in science, notions of race, political news media.

Monica M Martinez

Monica M Martinez

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
monica.martinez1@austin.utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Monica Muñoz Martinez an associate professor in the department of history, in the College of Liberal Arts. She is an award-winning author, educator, and historian, specializing in the history of race, racial violence, policing on the US-Mexico border, Latinx history, women and gender studies, public humanities, digital humanities, and restorative justice. She is the author of "The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas" and a founding member of the non-profit organization Refusing to Forget. racial violence, policing on the US-Mexico border, Latinx history, women and gender studies, public humanities, digital humanities, and restorative justice

Eric L McDaniel

Eric L McDaniel

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
emcdaniel@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7268

Expertise: Religion and politics; Black politics; organizational behavior

Matthew S McGlone

Matthew S McGlone

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
matthew_mcglone@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1920

Expertise: Cognition, persuasion and prejudice in interpersonal communication, stereotypes and stereotype threats, spatial performance, identity and sex differences. Social influence, persuasion and deception and the key role of language

Richard P Meier

Richard P Meier

Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
rmeier@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1701, +1 512 471 9031

Expertise: Child language development; sign languages; American Sign Language; acquisition of American Sign language by deaf children

Martha  Menchaca

Martha Menchaca

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
mmen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7537

Expertise: Social anthropology, ethnicity, gender, oral history/oral traditions, legal anthropology, immigration, Chicano studies: US/Mexican culture, Latin America, and Mexico-Neoliberalism

Julia L Mickenberg

Julia L Mickenberg

Professor, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
mickenberg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2650, +1 512 471 7277

Expertise: General U.S. cultural history (1865-present); History of the Left/Radical Cultures (especially in the United States); Children's Literature; U.S. Women's History (esp. 1865-present); History of Childhood; Americans and the Soviet Union

Jennifer A Miller

Jennifer A Miller

Professor, College of Liberal Arts
jennifer.miller@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: GIScience, integration of GIS and Remote Sensing, environmental/ecological modeling, spatial analysis, biogeography, climate change, species movement and interaction

Julie A Minich

Julie A Minich

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
minichja@utexas.edu

Expertise: Chicana/o Literary and Cultural Studies; Latina/o Literary and Cultural Studies; LGBT Studies; Feminist Studies; and Disability Studies

Mohammad A Mohammad

Mohammad A Mohammad

Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
mamohammad@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6650

Expertise: Linguistics and the Arabic language

Lisa L Moore

Lisa L Moore

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
llmoore@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1837, +1 512 471 4991

Expertise: 18th century English and American literature; women's literature; LGBTQ literature; LGBTQ studies; poetry; feminist and queer theory; history of sexuality

Leonard N Moore

Leonard N Moore

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
leonardmoore@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3212

Expertise: Modern African American History; black urban history; intersection of race, sport, athletic programs, and hip-hop

Robin D Moore

Robin D Moore

Professor, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
robin.moore@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0373, +1 512 471 7764

Expertise: His principal research interests include Cuban music and music of the Hispanic Caribbean, musical nationalism, socialist art aesthetics, historical ethnomusicology, and music and race relations.

Michael W Mosser

Michael W Mosser

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
mosserm@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7280

Expertise: International relations; security studies; comparative foreign policy; Western Europe; European security; military art and science; military sociology

Chandra L Muller

Chandra L Muller

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
cmuller@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8377

Expertise: The effects of family, community, education policy and health behaviors on education and the transition to adulthood; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers

Richard  Murphy

Richard Murphy

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
richard.murphy@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8525

Expertise: Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Econometrics

Zoltan Nadasdy

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
zoltan@utexas.edu

Shannon B O'Brien

Shannon B O'Brien

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
shannonbow@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7213

Expertise: American Politics, American Presidency, Presidential Speechmaking, eugenics, disenfranchisement

Aaron  O'Connell

Aaron O'Connell

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
aaron.oconnell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 202 235 3820

Expertise: 20th century military history, cultural history, U.S. foreign affairs, and American politics, Afghanistan, South Sudan, civil-military relations, national security policy, military culture

Marcelo  Paixao

Marcelo Paixao

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
marcelopaixao@utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Race relations and inequalities in Brazil and Latin American; public policies issues and monitoring; models of socioeconomic development; labor market; statistics of race, ethnic, and gender inequality

Lorraine S Pangle

Lorraine S Pangle

Professor, Co-Director, Thomas Jefferson Center, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
lpangle@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1447

Expertise: Ancient, early modern, and American political philosophy; ethics; the philosophy of education; problems of justice

Pamela M Paxton

Pamela M Paxton

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
ppaxton@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6323

Expertise: Women in politics; pro-social behavior, politics, gender, and methodology.

Francisco L Perez

Francisco L Perez

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
halemauu@gmail.com

Expertise: Mountain Geoecology, Geomorphology, Vegetation Ecology, Soils

Domino R Perez

Domino R Perez

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
drperez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7853, +1 512 471 4557

Expertise: Chican@ literature; American literature; popular culture; cultural studies; film

Jorge Perez Perez

Jorge Perez Perez

Department Chair, Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
jorgep@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4549
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: 20th and 21st century Spanish cinema, novel, and popular culture; queer culture and theory; Latin American cinema; fashion; costume design; Pedro Almodovar; Penelope Cruz; celebrity culture; Chanel

H W Perry Jr

H W Perry Jr

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
hwperry@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1852, +1 512 232 7228

Expertise: U.S. Supreme Court; constitutional interpretation; the intersection of law and politics; free speech; class actions; public law

Franco Pestilli

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
pestilli@utexas.edu

Becky M Pettit

Becky M Pettit

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
bpettit@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9850

Expertise: Social Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Labor Markets, Research Methods, criminal justice, incarceration, families in poverty, mass incarceration, school to prison pipeline, demography

Tasha S Philpot

Tasha S Philpot

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
tphilpot@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3681, +1 512 471 5121

Expertise: African-American Politics, Political Psychology, Public Opinion and Political Behavior, Political Communication, and Political Parties

Samantha Pinto

Samantha Pinto

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
samantha.pinto@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3434
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Feminist, gender, and sexuality theory; African American and African diaspora literature, culture, and theory; postcolonial literature; aesthetics; celebrity; black studies; and divorce.

Joseph E Potter

Joseph E Potter

Other University Affiliate (Dr. Gershoff), Population Research Center, College of Liberal Arts
joe@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 689 7211

Expertise: Reproductive health, population and development, demographic estimation, Latin America and Texas. Evaluating impact of policies and funding for family planning in Texas.

Adam T Rabinowitz

Adam T Rabinowitz

Associate Professor, Department of Classics, College of Liberal Arts
arabinow@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0197

Dalpat S Rajpurohit

Dalpat S Rajpurohit

Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
drajpurohit@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Hindi Language; Literary and Religious Cultures of Early Modern India; D?d? Panth and Poet-Saint Sundard?s (1596-1689); Modern Hindi Literature; Dalit autobiographies; devotional, monastic, and court cultures of early modern India

Carlos E Ramos

Carlos E Ramos

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
cramos@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2067
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Hydro-geomorphology; terrestrial sediment and carbon budgets; sediment routing; road erosion; infiltration and runoff routing modeling; land use and climate change effects on hydrologic/geomorphic processes and their consequences on water quality, sustainable development, stream habitat, and marine ecosystems; development of GIS-based sediment budget/hydrologic applications; mass wasting processes; spatial scale issues; natural hazards.

Richard J Reddick

Richard J Reddick

Senior Vice Provost and Dean of the Undergraduate College
richard.reddick@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7551, +1 512 475 8587

Expertise: Examines the experiences of faculty of color at predominantly White institutions; mentoring relationships between faculty and Black students; and work-life balance in academia.

Cory A Reed

Cory A Reed

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
creed@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4936

Expertise: Cervantes, Spanish Drama, Early Modern Mediterranean World, Transatlantic Studies, Cognitive Studies, and Comparative Literature

Mark  Regnerus

Mark Regnerus

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
regnerus@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6307

Expertise: Sexual behavior, religion, and family

Penne L Restad

Penne L Restad

Distinguished Senior Lecturer Emerita, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
restad@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5236

Expertise: Late nineteenth and twentieth-century American cultural and social history, history of American holidays and family rituals, history of twentieth-century consumer culture, history and practice of pedagogy of American history, digital humanities relating to American history.

Heather R Rice

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
hrrice@utexas.edu

Elizabeth  Richmond-Garza

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
emrg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5708, +1 512 471 4991

Expertise: Modern European drama; Oscar Wilde; the Gothic, Orientalism; Decadence; detective fiction; aesthetic and literary theory; literature and the fine arts.

Brian E Roberts

Brian E Roberts

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
roberts@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6582, +1 512 232 7243

Expertise: American Political Institutions, Interest Groups, and Positive Political Economy

Enrique R Rodriguez

Enrique R Rodriguez

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
chanfle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0786
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Introduction to Mesoamerica, Introduction to Archaeology, Aztecs and Spaniards, Ceramic Analysis, Anthropology and Technology, Mexican history, early Mexican cooking and culinary culture, history of technology

Nestor P Rodriguez

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
nrodriguez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6300
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Nestor Rodriguez has conducted international research in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, and has traveled and lectured in China and Japan. His present research focuses on Guatemalan migration, U.S. deportations to Mexico and Central America, the unauthorized migration of unaccompanied minors, evolving relations between Latinos and African Americans/Asian Americans, and ethical and human rights issues of border enforcement.

Mary  Rose

Mary Rose

Director, HDO Undergraduate Program, College of Liberal Arts
mrose@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6336

Expertise: Juries and jury decision making, empirical analysis of the law, lay understanding of law and legal practices; justice perceptions; jury behavior; emotions and law, social psychology

Sharmila  Rudrappa

Sharmila Rudrappa

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
rudrappa@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6310

Expertise: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Labor, Immigration

Elizabeth Scala

Elizabeth Scala

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
scala@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8375

Expertise: Chaucer; the history of Chaucer studies; the textual environments of medieval literature; Medieval Literature; Medieval Romance; Bibliography and Textual Studies; Literary Theory; Women, Gender, and Literature; Food Writing; Taylor Swift

Sonia T Seeman

Sonia T Seeman

Associate Professor, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
stseeman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2854

Expertise: world music; Romani ("Gypsy") communities; Southeastern Europe, Turkish, Former Ottoman culture and music; neighborhood/grassroots activism; culture of diasporic commmunities; migration

Gautami H Shah

Professor of Instruction, Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
gshah@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6033

Harel  Shapira

Harel Shapira

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
hshapira@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8075

Expertise: Right wing politics, gun owners, notion of self-defense, group identity

Daron R Shaw

Daron R Shaw

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
dshaw@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7275

Expertise: Daron Shaw is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Chair of State Politics in the College of Liberal Arts. Shaw specializes in American government, campaigns and elections, political parties, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, and Applied Survey Research. He is the author of The Race to 270: The Electoral College and Campaign Strategies of 2000 and 2004, Unconventional Wisdom: Facts and Myths about American Voters, The Turnout Myth, The Appearance of Corruption and Battleground: Electoral College Strategies, Execution, and Impact in the Modern Era. In addition to his academic career, Shaw was a strategist in the 1992, 2000 and 2004 presidential election campaigns. He is currently co-director of the Fox News Poll, director of the Texas Lyceum Poll, and associate Principle Investigator for the 2024 American National Election Study. He is also a member of the decision team for Fox News, the advisory board for the MIT Election Data & Science Lab, and the advisory board for the Annette Strauss Institute. Formerly, he served as President George W. Bush’s representative on the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and as one of the academic directors for President Barack Obama’s Commission for Election Administration.

Michael E Shepherd

Assistant Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
michael.shepherd@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Michael Shepherd's research interests are in American politics and public policy. Specifically, his work focuses on the politics of health and health policy as well as the experiences of marginalized social groups with the government. Additionally, Michael's research addresses questions of class and inequality, race and racism, and political communication in American politics.

Nahid Siamdoust

Assistant Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
nahid.siamdoust@austin.utexas.edu
+1 917 680 9557

Michael  Sierra-Arévalo

Michael Sierra-Arévalo

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
msa@utexas.edu

Expertise: Police; policing; gangs; gun violence; violence prevention

Cherise  Smith

Cherise Smith

Associate Professor of Art and Art History and of African and African Diaspora Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
cherise_smith@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1784

Expertise: African American Representation, Art and Visual Culture; the Identity Politics and Representation; The Intersection of Representation with Race and Gender; Performance and Conceptual Art Practices; Photography; American Art After 1945

Christen A Smith

Christen A Smith

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
christen.smith@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6332

Expertise: race, police violence, black liberation movements

Zeynep  Somer-Topcu

Zeynep Somer-Topcu

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
zsomer@utexas.edu

Expertise: Comparative political parties, elections, representation, voter behavior, European politics

Lawrence W Speck

Lawrence W Speck

Professor, School of Architecture
lspeck@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 626 7656

Expertise: Architectural design; regionalist design; design of office buildings; airport design; convention center design

Denise A Spellberg

Denise A Spellberg

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
spellberg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7202

Expertise: Medieval Islamic history, religion, and gender, Islamic historiography, and Islam in Europe and America.

Pauline T Strong

Pauline T Strong

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
pstrong@austin.utexas.edu
+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.

Circe  Sturm

Circe Sturm

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
circe@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1561

Expertise: Race, sovereignty, and citizenship; comparative colonialisms; race and indigeneity; dominance, resistance, and subjectivity; Native North America, Central America, and Europe

Jeremi  Suri

Jeremi Suri

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
suri@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7242

Expertise: Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs. He is a professor in the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of eleven books on politics and foreign policy, most recently Civil War By Other Means: America's Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy. He's published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Atlantic, Newsweek, Time, Wired, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and other media. Professor Suri hosts a weekly podcast, "This is Democracy." Suri's main research interests are the formation and spread of nation-states, modern international relations, the relationship between foreign policy and domestic politics, and the rise of knowledge institutions as global actors.

William B Swann

William B Swann

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
swann@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3859

Expertise: The self, relationships and group processes, self and identity, extreme re-group behavior, interpersonal relationships and person perception, Identity negotiation theory, identity fusion theory

William S Swearingen

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
swear@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: urban studies, Austin, urban environment, sustainability, Environmental Sociology, Urban/Community Sociology, Globalization/Global Warming

Eric  Tang

Eric Tang

Director, Center for Asian American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
erictang@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Racism & Anti-racism; The Poetics of Displacement; Urban unrest; Activist research; gentrification

Michael J Telch

Michael J Telch

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
telch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3393, +1 512 475 8488, +1 512 560 4100

Expertise: Agrophobia; Anxiety and phobic disorders; Behavioral medicine; Behavioral therapies; Cognitive processes of behavior change; Therapy outcome evaluation

Sean M Theriault

Sean M Theriault

University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
seant@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7279

Expertise: Congress, the presidency, political parties, elections, and party ploarization.

Kevin J Thomas

Kevin J Thomas

Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
kjthomas@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Issues related to race-ethnicity, global health, immigration, families, and Africa.

Shirley E Thompson

Shirley E Thompson

Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
s.thompson@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: African American and African Diaspora Studies; Nineteenth Century US Cultural History; Law and Literature; Slavery and Post-Emancipation Cultures; Cultural Memory

Lisa B Thompson

Lisa B Thompson

Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
lbthompson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4656

Expertise: African American Literature, Film, Cultural Studies, Black Feminist Theory, Contemporary Black Theatre and Performance

Sheridan  Titman

Sheridan Titman

Director, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Department of Finance, Red McCombs School of Business
titman@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2787

Expertise: Corporate finance, energy, finance, real estate and investments, business, economics & labor, environment & earth science

Janice (Jan) S Todd

Janice (Jan) S Todd

Department Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
j.todd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0993, +1 512 471 0995

Expertise: Specializes in the history of strength and conditioning, doping, women and sport, and history of physical culture.

Rebecca M Torres

Rebecca M Torres

Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
rebecca.torres@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Rural and Community Development; International and Internal Migration; U.S. Latino Communities; Globalization and Agricultural Restructuring; Tourism in Developing Nations; Gender; Activist Scholarship and Community Engagement; Latin America

Alan  Tully

Alan Tully

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
tully@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3261

Expertise: Early American Political Culture; Early American history

Debra J Umberson

Debra J Umberson

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
umberson@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6330

Expertise: Population Health ( Structural Determinants of Mental and Physical Health; Stress and Social Support; Health Behavior; Health Disparities; Sexual Minority Health); Family and Gender (Gender and Relationships; Same-Sex Couples; Marital Status and Health; Relationship Quality and Health; Family Status and Health; Intergenerational Relationships; Family and Bereavement); Aging and the Life Course (Psychosocial Epidemiology across the Life Course; Aging and the Family; Death and Dying; Marriage and Intimate Partnerships).

Luis  Urrieta

Luis Urrieta

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
urrieta@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4129
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Follows trends around cultural and racial identities, agency, migration, and social movements in education.

Fred  Valdez

Fred Valdez

Director, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
fredv@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0060, +1 512 471 5946

Expertise: Archaeology, ceramic technology; Texas, Mesoamerica

Peter M Ward

Peter M Ward

Professor and C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in US-Mexico Relations, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
peter.ward@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Latin American urbanization, contemporary Mexican politics, community development and housing policy in developing countries, planning in Mexico City, colonia-type housing in the United States, US-Mexico relations, Governance and politics and Latin America

Craig Watkins

Craig Watkins

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
craig.watkins@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4071, +1 512 471 6676

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; digital media; young people and behaviors with social and online media.

Rachel  Wellhausen

Rachel Wellhausen

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
rwellhausen@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7202

Expertise: International political economy, politics of multinational corporations, international investment and trade treaties, Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), sovereign debt, politics of science and technology, Native American economic development

Bruce Wells

Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
bruce.wells@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3463

Alexandra K Wettlaufer

Alexandra K Wettlaufer

Director, Plan II Honors Program, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
akw@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1442, +1 512 471 6461

Expertise: 19th-century literature, visual arts, culture, and gender studies in France and Britain

Kurt G Weyland

Kurt G Weyland

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
kweyland@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7253

Expertise: Democratization and authoritarian rule, social policy and policy diffusion, and populism in Latin America and Europe

Andrew B Whinston

Andrew B Whinston

Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business
abw@uts.cc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7962, +1 512 471 8879

Expertise: Resource allocation issues; bundle markets in electronic commerce; digital economy; electronic commerce; electronic financial markets; network management, business.

Sarah J Whitehead

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
sarahjey@utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Foreign Language Pedagogy, Curriculum Design, Concept-Based Language Instruction, Epistemology, Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Ecology Theory, Critical Theory, Spanish Language

Christine L Williams

Christine L Williams

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
cwilliams@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6321

Expertise: gender, sexuality, workplace issues, qualitative research methods, theory

Robert H Wilson

Robert H Wilson

Professor; Mike Hogg Professor in Urban Policy, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
rwilson@utexas.edu

Expertise: Urban and regional economic development; urban policy; technology policy; telecommunications policy; urban governance in developing countries; decentralized policymaking; the impact technological change on urban and regional economies

Christopher  Wlezien

Christopher Wlezien

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
wlezien@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7236

Expertise: Public opinion, public policy, political institutions, elections, research methods, federalism, democracy, voter preferences, polling, polls

Anthony C Woodbury

Anthony C Woodbury

Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
woodbury@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1701

Expertise: Chatino linguistics and language preservation, Documentation and preservation of endangered languages, Eskimo-Aleut languages and speech communities, Natural discourse and verbal art, Tone, prosody and intonation, Grammatical analysis and theory

Jacqueline D Woolley

Jacqueline D Woolley

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
woolley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5196, +1 512 471 6261

Expertise: Conceptual development in preschool and elementary school children--the fantasy-reality distinction, evaluation of evidence, supernatural beliefs and reasoning, child development, developmental psychology, perceptions of reality and possibility, the role of testimony in children’s beliefs, and the development of scientific and supernatural reasoning.

Charters S Wynn

Charters S Wynn

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
wynn@utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7234

Expertise: Soviet politcal and labor history; Joseph Stalin

David S Yeager

David S Yeager

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
dyeager@utexas.edu

Expertise: Social-cognitive development during adolescence; Motivation; Behavior change; Aggression and bullying; Research methodology and psychological measurement; Psychological interventions

Emilio  Zamora

Emilio Zamora

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
e.zamora@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8706

Expertise: The history of Mexicans in the United States and their relationship with Mexico, as well as oral history, the history of the U.S. working class, Texas history, and the archival enterprise in Texas and northern Mexico.