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Associate Professor
213P Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin


Jacob Dorman
Associate Professor
3612 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Also appointed in History.

Assistant Professor
213L Bailey Hall
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Associate Professor
213M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Professor, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair, Department of American Studies
Bailey Hall, Room 211

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Randal Jelks
213N Bailey Hall

Ph.D. Michigan State University

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Margaret Kelley
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Bailey Hall, Room 213H

Ph.D. New York University

Assistant Professor
213K Bailey Hall
Professor, Chair, African and African American Studies
11A Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Illinois

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

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Associate Professor
3068 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. SUNY - Buffalo

Also appointed in English.

Christopher Perreira
Assistant Professor
213J Bailey Hall
David Roediger
Foundation Distinguished Professor
213E Bailey Hall
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213G Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature & Culture

Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary
Also appointed in English

Upcoming Events
A lecture by, Cristina Rivera Garza
The Autobiography of Cotton: Documentary Writing and Crónicas​ from the Border
Monday, April 17, 2017 4:30 PM
Forum and Flex Space, Marvin Hall

The Future University
"Understanding Free Speech on a University Campus"
A discussion, featuring: Stefan M. Bradley, Connie Burk, Susan Kruth, Frank LoMonte, and Jeff Chasen
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 PM
The Commons, Spooner Hall

Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series
A forum for interdisciplinary dialogue between renowned speakers, the university and the surrounding communities.
Schedule of Lectures


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