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., U.C. 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., U.C. Los Angeles; M.A., Loyola Marymount University; Ph.D., U.C. 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., U.C. Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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., U.C. Los Angeles

Sharla Fett

Professor, History; Advisory Committee, American Studies

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

Debra Freas

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture; Advisory Committee for Classical Studies Minor

B.A., University of Texas; Ph.D., U.C. Irvine

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

Krystale E. Littlejohn

Assistant Professor, Sociology

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

Mary Lopez

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

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

Heather Lukes

Associate Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice

B.A., U.C. 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., U.C. 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., U.C. San Diego

Julie Prebel

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

B.A., U.C. Berkeley; M.A., C.S.U. San Francsico; Ph.D., University of Washington

Lisa Sousa

Professor, History; Chair, Latino/a and Latin American Studies

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., U.C. 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

B.A., Occidental College; M.A., C.S.U. Los Angeles; Ph.D., U.C. 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., U.C. Santa Barbara; M.A., New York University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jean Wyatt

Professor, English

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