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Core Faculty in Cultural Studies

Jaafar Aksikas

Associate Professor of Cultural Studies 
BA (with highest honors), English, Chouaib Doukkali University; MA, Humanities and Comparative Cultural Studies, Al Akhawayn University; PhD, Cultural Studies, George Mason University


Sean Johnson Andrews
Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies
BA, Communication, Southwestern University; MA, English Literature, George Mason University; PhD, Cultural Studies, George Mason University


Steven Corey
Chair, Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences
BA, History and MA, Political Science, University of Rhode Island; PhD, History, New York University

 

Carmelo Esterrich
Associate Professor of Spanish, Humanities, and Cultural Studies
BA, Film Studies, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Spanish, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Spanish, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Ann Hetzel Gunkel
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Humanities
BA (cum laude), Philosophy, Foreign Languages and Literature, Marquette University; MA with Distinction, Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago; PhD, Philosophy, DePaul University

 

Ames Hawkins
Associate Professor of English
BA, American Culture, University of Michigan; MA, Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University; PhD, Composition and Rhetoric, Wayne State University

 

Douglas Reichert Powell
Associate Professor of English
BA, English, Washington and Lee University; MA, English, East Tennessee University; PhD, English, Northeastern University

 

Robert Watkins
Associate Professor of Political Science and Cultural Studies
BA, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University; MA and PhD, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

 

Michelle Yates
Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies
BA (with honors), Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Cultural Studies, University of California - Davis

 

Affiliate Faculty in Cultural Studies

Madhurima Chakraborty
Assistant Professor
BA, French, New College of Florida; Graduate Certificate, Feminist Studies, Duke University; MA, Romance Studies (French), Duke University; PhD, Romance Studies (French), Duke University

 

Brendan Riley
Assistant Professor of English
BA, English, St. John's University; MA, English, University of Florida; PhD, English, University of Florida

 

Adjunct Faculty in Cultural Studies

Janina Ciezadlo 
Terri Griffith
Nicole Garneau
Evin Rodkey
Phil Scepanski

 

Staff

Christie Dal Corobbo
Academic Administrator
Cultural Studies and Minors Programs
312.369.7297
cdalcorobbo@colum.edu