American Studies - Faculty

Director

Peter Bayers 
Associate Professor of English, ext. 2797
B.A., Villanova University
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Faculty

Gwendolyn Alphonso
Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A.L.L.B. National Law School of India
B.C.L. Oxford University, Lincoln College
J.S.D., Cornell University Law School
Ph.D., Cornell University

Cecelia F. Bucki
Professor of History
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Mary Ann Carolan 
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Philip I. Eliasoph 
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
B.A., Adelphi University
M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

Johanna X.K. Garvey
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Pomona College
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Anna Lawrence
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Carleton College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Martha S. LoMonaco 
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
B.A., Boston College
M.A., Tufts University
Ph.D., New York University

Edrik López
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of North Florida
M.A., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

David W. McFadden
Professor of History
B.A., University of Denver
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Martin T. Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., University of Virginia
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D., Harvard University

Sally O'Driscoll
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York
M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., The Graduate School of
the City University of New York

Emily Orlando
Associate Professor of English
B.A., St. Anselm College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Elizabeth Petrino
Associate Professor of English
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Gita Rajan
Professor of English
B.A., Banaras Hindu University, India
M.A., University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Rose P. Rodrigues
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Kurt C. Schlichting
Professor of Sociology
B.A., Fairfield University
M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Brian Torff
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
B.E.S., M.S., University of Bridgeport
C.A.S., Fairfield University

Ellen M. Umansky
Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies
B.A., Wellesley College
M.A., Yale University
M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Yohuru R. Williams
Professor of History
B.A., M.A., University of Scranton
Ph.D., Howard University