Faculty

Affiliated 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 

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

Phillip Ayoub

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs

B.A., Washington University; M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Cornell 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 

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

Motoko Ezaki

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Culture 

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

Sharla Fett

Professor, History 

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

Nina Gelbart

Professor, History; Anita Johnson Wand Professor of Women's Studies

A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Susan Grayson

Professor, Spanish and French Studies 

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

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

B.A., Victoria University of Wellington; Ph.D., Australian National University 

Marcia Homiak

Professor, Philosophy

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

Maryanne Horowitz

Professor, History

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

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

Krystale E. Littlejohn

Assistant Professor, Sociology

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

Mary J. Lopez

Associate Professor, Economics 

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 

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 

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

Erica Preston-Roedder

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Philosophy

B.A., Stanford University; M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., New York University

Lisa Sousa

Professor, History

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

Eileen Spain

Carl F. Braun Professor of Chemistry

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

Amy Tahani-Bidmeshki

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, American Studies

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

Kristi Upson-Saia

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