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Name Title Research Interests Email
Alexander, Kelly Assistant Professor
  • Critical Food Studies
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Documentary Studies
  • Material Culture
  • Southern Foodways
Berlinger, Gabrielle

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

  • Material Culture
  • Ritual
  • Jewish Folklore and Ethnology
  • Ethnography
  • Public Folklore
  • Museum Anthropology
Cobb, Daniel

Professor and Associate Chair of American Studies

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • American Indian History
  • Politics and Activism
  • Ethnohistorical Methods
  • Biography and Memory
  • Global Indigenous Rights
Cobb-Greetham, Amanda 

Distinguished Professor 

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • American Indian History
  • Museum Design and Curation 
Douglas, Kita

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • Asian American Literature
  • Asian American Visual Culture
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Archives and Material Culture
Engelhardt, Elizabeth

Distinguished Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities

  • Southern Cultures
  • Food
  • Appalachia
  • Feminism
  • Literature
  • Region and Place
Hinson, Glenn

Associate Professor

  • Public Folklore
  • Ethnography
  • African American Expressive Culture
  • American South
Holland, Sharon

Distinguished Professor

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Animal Studies
Katz, Emily Alice

Teaching Assistant Professor 

  • Jewish American literature
  • Jewish American history and culture
  • Literary approaches to nonfiction writing 
Kelley, Blair

Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South

  • African American Experience
  • Southern Black Cultures
  • Race Theory
  • History of Black Activism
Kotch, Seth

Associate Professor and Director, Southern Oral History Program

  • Modern South
  • Oral History
  • Criminal and Social justice
Marr, Timothy

Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • Nineteenth-Century American Literary and Cultural History
  • Transnational American Studies
  • Religion in American culture
  • Islam in/and America
  • Herman Melville
Randolph, Antonia

Jonathan M. Hess Term Professor, Assistant Professor

  • Black Masculinity
  • Popular Culture (Hip-Hop)
  • Music
  • Race Theory
  • Education
  • Sexuality
Richotte, Jr., Keith

Associate Professor

  • American Indian Law and Policy
  • Legal History
  • Constitutionalism
Robinson, Michelle

 Associate Professor

  • US Religious History
  • Film Studies
  • Comedy
  • Detective Fiction
Sawin, Patricia

Chair of American Studies
Associate Professor

  • Narrative
  • Discourse
  • Festival
  • Culture of Adoption
Willis, Rachel


  • Global American Studies
  • Transportation Planning
  • Labor Economics
  • Service-learning, Experiential and Higher Education