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Core Faculty

PhotoNameTitleSpecialtyEmail
AlexanderJonathan AlexanderPh.D. Louisiana State University
Chancellor's Fellow and Professor of English
Published Books
Writing Studies
Rhetoric/Composition
Sexuality Studies
jfalexan@uci.edu
BalanceChristine BalancePh.D. New York University
Associate Professor Asian American Studies
Published Books
Filipino American Studies
Performance Studies
Queer/Feminist Theory
cbalance@uci.edu
ChaturvediVinayak ChaturvediPh.D. The University of Cambridge
Associate Professor of History
Published Books
vinayak@uci.edu
CooksBridget R. CooksAssociate Professor of African American Studies and Art History
Published Books
African American Art and Culture
Black Visual Culture
Museum Criticism
b.cooks@uci.edu
HanSora HanPh.D. UC Santa Cruz
Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Published Books
Slavery and American Law
Critical Theory
Race, Gender, Sexuality Studies
sora.han@uci.edu
LazoRodrigo LazoAssociate Professor of English
Published Books
rlazo@uci.edu
LeeJames Kyung-Jin LeePh.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and English
Asian American Literature and Culture
Contemporary US Literature
Race and Ethnic Studies
jkl@uci.edu
LeeJerry Won LeePh.D. The University of Arizona
Assistant Professor of English
Published Books
jwl@uci.edu
LeeJulia H. LeePh.D. UC Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies
Published Books
juliahl1@uci.edu
LeVineMark LeVinePh.D. New York University
Professor of History
Published Books
Modern Middle Eastern History
Islamic Studies
Histories of Empire and Globalization
mlevine@uci.edu
OlsonKevin OlsonPh.D. Northwestern University
Professor of Political Science
(Contemporary Political Theory, Insurgent and Popular Politics, Postcoloniality, Cultural Politics, Poststructuralism, Critical Theory)
Contemporary Political Theory
Insurgent and Popular Politics
Postcoloniality
kevin.olson@uci.edu
RadhakrishnanR. RadhakrishnanPh.D. State University of New York, Binghamton
Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Published Books
Postcoloniality
Nationalisms and Diasporas
Poststructuralism
rradhakr@uci.edu
SextonJared SextonPh.D. University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor of African American Studies and Film & Media Studies
Published Books
Race and Sexuality
Policing and Imprisonment
Contemporary U.S. Cinema and Political Culture
jcsexton@uci.edu
Damien SojoynerPh.D., University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
TeradaRei TeradaPh.D. Boston University
Professor of Comparative Literature
Published Books
Theory
History of Philosophy
19th/20th Century Poetry
terada@uci.edu
TopperKeith TopperPh.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Political Science
Political and Critical Theory
Poststructuralism
Theories of Power
ktopper@uci.edu
WildersonFrank B. WildersonPh.D. University of California, Berkeley
Professor of African American Studies and Drama
Published Books
Afro-Pessimism
Film theory
Marxism
fwilders@uci.edu
Willoughby-HerardTiffany Willoughby-HerardPh.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Professor of African American Studies
Published Books
Comparative Racial Politics
Third World Feminisms
Black Political Thought
twilloug@uci.edu
WuJudy WuProfessor of Asian American Studies
Published Books