Highlights

Highlights

UC Irvine Student Center

Core Faculty

NameTitle/InterestEmail
Jonathan Alexander
Alexander
PhD, Louisiana State University
Chancellor's Fellow and Professor of English
(writing studies, hetoric/composition, sexuality studies, science fiction studies)
Published Books
jfalexan@uci.edu
Christine Balance
Balance
Ph.D. New York University, Assistant Professor Asian American Studies (Filipino American studies, Asian American studies, performance studies, queer/feminist theory, and U.S. popular culture)
Published Books
cbalance@uci.edu
Vinayak Chaturvedi
Chaturvedi
Ph.D. The University of Cambridge
Associate Professor of History
Published Books
vinayak@uci.edu
Bridget R. Cooks
Cooks
Ph.D. University of Rochester
Assistant Professor African American Studies, Art History
(African American art and culture, Black visual culture, museum criticism, film, feminist theory and postcolonial theory)
Published Books
b.cooks@uci.edu
Sora Han
Han
Ph.D. UC Santa Cruz
Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
(Slavery and American Law; Critical Theory; Race, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Psychoanalysis)
Published Books
sora.han@uci.edu
Rodrigo Lazo
Lazo
Associate Professor of English
Published Books
rlazo@uci.edu
Jerry Lee
Lee
Ph.D. The University of Arizona
Assistant Professor of English
Published Books
jwl@uci.edu
James Kyung-Jin Lee
Lee
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Professor, Asian American Studies and English
(Asian American literature and culture, contemporary US literature, race and ethnic studies, urban studies)
jim.lee@uci.edu
Juila H. Lee
Lee
Ph.D. UC Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies
Published Books
juliahl1@uci.edu
Mark LeVine
LeVine
Ph.D. New York University
Professor of History
(modern Middle Eastern history, Islamic studies, histories of empire and globalization)
Published Books
mlevine@uci.edu
Kevin Olson
Olson
Ph.D. Northwestern University
Associate Professor, Political Science
(contemporary European political theory, cultural politics, politics of diversity, popular sovereignty, citizenship, 19th and 20th century political theory)
kevin.olson@uci.edu
R. Radhakrishnan
Radhakrishnan
Ph.D. State University of New York, Binghamton
Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature (postcoloniality, nationalisms and diasporas, poststructuralism, postmodernism, globalization and transnationalism)
Published Books
rradhakr@uci.edu
Jared Sexton
Sexton
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor of African American Studies and of Film and Media Studies (race & sexuality, policing & imprisonment, contemporary U.S. cinema & political culture, multiracial coalition, critical theory)
Published Books
jcsexton@uci.edu
Damien SojoynerPh.D., University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Rei Terada
Terada
Ph.D. Boston University
Professor of Comparative Literature and Director, Critical Theory Emphasis (theory, history of philosophy, 19th and 20th century poetry, and romanticism)
Published Books
terada@uci.edu
Keith Topper
Topper
Ph.D. U.C.L.A., Associate Professor of Political Science (political and critical theory, poststructuralism, theories of power, language and politics, theory and politics of interpretation, politics of culture, philosophy of the social sciences)ktopper@uci.edu
Frank B. Wilderson
Wilderson
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Professor of African American Studies; Drama; Film and Media Studies
(Afro-Pessimism, film theory, Marxism, dramaturgy, narratology)
Published Books
fwilders@uci.edu
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
Willoughby-Herard
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Professor, African American Studies
(South Africa, poor whites, race in foreign policy, diaspora, comparative racial politics, third world feminisms, feminist pedagogy, black political though
Published Books
twilloug@uci.edu
Judy Wu
Wu
Professor of Asian American Studies
Published Books