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 NameTitleResearch InterestsEmail
Alexander, Kelly

Assistant Professor

  • Food Studies

  • Ethnographic Methods

  • Documentary Studies

  • Feminisms

  • Southern Foodways

  • Critical Food Studies
Berlinger, Gabrielle

Associate Professor

  • Material Culture

  • Ritual

  • Jewish Folklore and Ethnology

  • Ethnography

  • Public Folklore

  • Museum Anthropology
Cobb, Daniel


  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies

  • American Indian History

  • Politics and Activism

  • Ethnohistorical Methods

  • Biography and Memory

  • Global Indigenous Rights
Diaz, Von

Professor of Practice

  • Puerto Rico

  • The Caribbean

  • Food

  • Oral History

  • Journalism

  • Gender

  • Race

  • Immigration

  • The American South
Douglas, Kita

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • Asian American Literature

  • Asian American Visual Culture

  • Gender & Sexuality Studies

  • Archives and Material Culture
Marsha Miller Engelhardt, Elizabeth

Distinguished Professor

  • Southern Cultures

  • Food

  • Appalachia

  • Feminism

  • Literature

  • Region and Place

Frey, Benjamin E.

Assistant Professor

  • Sociolinguistics

  • language shift

  • Cherokee language

Hinson, Glenn

Associate Professor

  • Public Folklore

  • Ethnography

  • African American Expressive Culture

  • American South
Sharon Holland
Holland, Sharon

Distinguished Professor

  • Critical Race Theory

  • feminist theory

  • queer theory

  • sexuality studies

  • animal studies

Kotch, Seth

Associate Professor and Director, Southern Oral History Program

  • modern south

  • oral history

  • criminal and social justice
Marr, Timothy


  • Nineteenth-Century American literary and cultural history

  • Transnational American Studies

  • Religion in American culture

  • Islam in/and America

  • Herman Melville
Randolph, Antonia

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 Chair
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



Daniel Anderson, English & Comparative Literature
William L. Andrews, English & Comparative Literature
Sarah Boyd, English & Comparative Literature
Fitzhugh Brundage, History
Maggie Cao, Art & Art History
Claude Clegg, African American & Diaspora Studies, and History
Tyree Daye, English & Comparative Literature
María DeGuzmán, English & Comparative Literature
Kathleen DuVal, History
Lawrence Grossberg, Communication Studies
Philip F. Gura, English & Comparative Literature
Amy Hertel, American Indian Center
Wes Hogan, Center for Documentary Studies-Duke
Heidi Kim, English & Comparative Literature
Malinda Maynor Lowery, History
Jocelyn Neal, Music and Folklore
Michael Palm, Communication Studies
Della Pollock, Communication Studies
Eliza Richards, English & Comparative Literature
Katherine Roberts, Center for the Study of the American South
William Sturkey, History
Jane Thrailkill, English & Comparative Literature
Tim Tyson, Center for Documentary Studies-Duke
Harry Watson, History
Anne Whisnant, History

Emeritus Professors

Marcie Ferris
William R. Ferris
Bernie Herman
Bobby Allen
Peter Filene
Jacquelyn Hall
John Kasson
Joy Kasson
Daniel Patterson
Theda Perdue
Charles Zug