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Associate Professor
785-864-2236
213P Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

 

Elizabeth Esch
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
213L Bailey Hall

Ph.D. New York University

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Associate Professor
785-864-2303
213M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Hamer
Professor, Vice Provost, Office of Diversity and Equity

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Randal Jelks
Professor
785-864-9476
213N Bailey Hall

Ph.D. Michigan State University

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Margaret Kelley
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-6927
Bailey Hall, Room 213H

Ph.D. New York University

Assistant Professor
785-864-1965
213K Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

Professor, Chair, African and African American Studies
785-864-5569
9 Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Illinois

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

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Associate Professor
785-864-2503
3068 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. SUNY - Buffalo

Also appointed in English.

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Associate Teaching Professor
(785) 304-2966
407 Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Kansas

Christopher Perreira
Assistant Professor
785-864-1980
213J Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

David Roediger
Foundation Distinguished Professor, Chairperson
785-864-2309
213D Bailey Hall

Ph.D. Northwestern University

Also appointed in History.

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Professor
785-864-2305
213G Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature & Culture
3110 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary

Also appointed in English.


Announcements
  • Please join us for Dr. Paul Ortiz's lecture An African American and Latinx History of the United States on September 19th at 7:00PM in the Hall Center Conference Room. For more information, click here.
  • Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!
  • KU-AUMI InterArts was recently featured by the Commons in a video on improving inclusive communities at KU. You can watch the video, which features our own Sherrie Tucker amongst other founders of the movement at KU, and learn more about AUMI here!
  • Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • This articlewritten by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
  • We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
  • Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
  • Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
  • How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
  • KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
  • Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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