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Core Faculty

 

Ben Chappell image
Associate Professor, Currently on Leave
785-864-2236
213M Bailey Hall, Room 213M

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

 

Jacob Dorman
Associate Professor
3613 Wescoe Hall, Room 3613

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Also appointed in History.

Assistant Professor
Ruben Flores image
Associate Professor
785-864-2303
213M Bailey Hall, Room 213M

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Full Professor
785-864-5373
211 Bailey Hall, Room 211

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Randal Jelks image
Professor, On leave Spring 2015
785-864-9476
213N Bailey Hall, Room 213N

Ph.D. Michigan State University

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Associate Professor
785-864-5569
11A Bailey Hall, Room 11A

Ph.D. University of Illinois

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Cheryl Lester image
Associate Professor
785-864-2503
3068 Wescoe Hall, Room 3068

Ph.D. SUNY - Buffalo

Also appointed in English.

David Roediger
Professor, Foundation Distinguished Professor
785-864-2309
213 Bailey Hall, Room 213
image of Sherrie Tucker on a motorcycle
Professor, On leave Spring 2015
785-864-2305
213-G Bailey Hall, Room 213-G

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz


Call for Papers and Sessions

Battleground Midwest
Defining Who and What Matters in the U.S. and Beyond
Mid-America American Studies Association 2016 Conference
March 4-5, 2016

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Our Graduate Students
  • On March 27th, 2015 John Shreve passed his Doctorate Final Exam with Honors
  • On April 13th, 2015 Stephanie Krehbiel passed her Doctorate Final Exam with Honors
  • On April 14th  2015, Rachel Schwaller passed her Master’s Final Exam.
  • On April 22th, 2015 Saoussen Cheddadi passed her Comprehensive Oral Exam for Doctorate
  • On May 14th 2014 K.K. Walker will defend her Master’s Exam

Upcoming Lecutres & Readings

April 24, 2015
J.E. Smith
Author of book about Harry Belafonte
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Ray Mizumura-Pence captured this video during Booker T. Jones's performance/interview at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence.
BOOKER T. JONES: "SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY"
BOOKER T. JONES AT LIBERTY HALL IN LAWRENCE KANSAS THURSDAY MAY 21 2015

Ray Mizumura-Pence captured this video during Booker T. Jones's performance/interview at Liberty Hall in downtown... http://t.co/XespkukqnN


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times