Faculty

Advisory Committee

Regular Faculty

Laura Hebert, chair

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs

B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; M.A., University of Oregon Ph.D., University of Denver

Bevin Ashenmiller

Associate Professor, Economics; Advisory Committee, Urban and Environmental Policy

B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Courtney Baker

Associate Professor, American Studies

B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Erica Ball

Professor, American Studies

B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Mary Christianakis

Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice

B.A., M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Loyola Marymount University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Allison de Fren

Associate Professor, Media Arts and Culture

B.A., Grinnell College; M.F.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Nancy Dess

Professor, Psychology; Advisory Committee, Kinesiology; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Sharla Fett

Professor, History; Advisory Committee, American Studies

B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Michael Gasper

Associate Professor, History

B.A., Temple University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Susan Grayson

Professor, Spanish and French Studies; Advisory Committee, Group Language

A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Wright Institute Los Angeles Attestation d'études, Université de Bordeaux

Marcia Homiak

Professor, Philosophy

A.B., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Maryanne Horowitz

Professor, History

A.B., Pamper College, Brown University; M.A.T., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Krystale E. Littlejohn

Assistant Professor, Sociology

A.B., Occidental College; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Mary Lopez

Associate Professor, Economics; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies

B.A., University of California, Riverside; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Heather Lukes

Associate Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice

B.A., University of California, Riverside; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Amy Lyford

Professor, Art and Art History

B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Richard Mora

Associate Professor, Sociology; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies

B.A., Harvard College (Sociology); M.A., University of Michigan (Education); M.A., Harvard University (Sociology); Ph.D., Harvard University (Sociology & Social Policy)

Clair Morrissey

Associate Professor, Philosophy

B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel

Jennifer Piscopo

Assistant Professor, Politics; Advisory Committee, Latino/a and Latin American Studies

B.A., Wellesley; M.Phil, University of Cambridge; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Julie Prebel

Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric; Director of Writing Center and Programs

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., California State University, San Francisco; Ph.D., University of Washington

Lisa Sousa

Professor, History

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Eileen Spain

Associate Dean of the College for Research, Carl F. Braun Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Sonoma State University; Ph.D., University of Utah

John Swift

Professor, English

B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Amy Tahani-Bidmeshki

Mellon Postdocutral Fellow, American Studies

A.B., Occidental College; M.A., California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Kristi Upson-Saia

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

B.A., University of Washington; M.Div., Princeton Teol. Sem.; Ph.D., Duke University

Lisa Wade

Associate Professor, Sociology

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., New York University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Yurika Wakamatsu

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History

B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Jean Wyatt

Professor, English

A.B., Pomona College; Ph.D., Harvard University

On Special Appointment

Motoko Ezaki

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Culture; Advisory Committee, Group Language

B.A., M.A., Seinan Gakuin University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Melinda Houston

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville