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Blakey, Michael
NEH Professor of Anthropology, Africana Studies, and American Studies
Office: Washington Hall 112
Phone: 757-221-7681
Email: [[mlblak]]
Areas of Specialization: Biological anthropology, biohistory, bioarchaeology; history and philosophy of science; White supremacy in science and society; publicly engaged archaeology; North America, African diaspora.

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Braddock, Alan
Ralph H. Wark Professor Art History & American Studies
Office (Art History): Andrews 206C
Phone: (757) 221-2250
Email : [[acbraddock]]
Areas of Specialization: American Art, ecology, environmental justice, and animal studies


Donnor, Jamel K.
Associate Professor of Education; Affiliated Faculty, American Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Racial & Social Justice
Email: [[w|jkdonnor]]
Areas of Expertise: Critical Race Theory & Education, U.S. Supreme Court Jurisprudence, American Constitutional Theory, Education & Civil Rights, Black Education in the American South, Education Policy, School Desegregation, and Race & Intercollegiate Athletics
Website: {{, JKD Consulting}}

Monica D. Griffin

Griffin, Monica
Director of Engaged Scholarship and the Sharpe Community Scholars Program; Affiliate, American Studies
Phone: 757-221-2669
E-mail: [[e|mdgrif]]
Research Interests: Participatory Action Research, Health Inequality, Narrative Medicine, Race and Culture, Family Systems Theory


Knight, Arthur
Associate Professor, American Studies and English
Office Hours: On Research Leave (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024), by appointment only
Zoom Office Hours: {{}}
Phone: 757-221-7517
Email: [[iaknig]]


Kunda, Lily
Email : [[lkunda]]
Office Hours: Mondays (12-1pm Sam Jones House 217) and Tuesdays (2-3pm Boswell 103B)
Areas of Specialization: Media Studies, Race, Popular Culture, Digital Media, Television, New Media, Cultural Studies, Celebrity Studies, Black Studies, Gender Studies, Identity.

Lelievre, Michelle
Associate Professor of American Studies & Anthropology
Office: Room 201b Washington Hall and Samuel E Jones House Room 216
Phone: 757-221-1957
E-mail: [[malelievre]]
Areas of specialization: Mobility; Indigenous sovereignty; Political subjectivity; Socio-cultural theory; Space, place and landscape; Northeastern North America; Decolonizing pedagogies and collaborative research methods; Heritage and museum studies; History of anthropology and archaeology; Oral history

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Losh, Elizabeth
Director of Graduate Studies; Duane A. & Virginia S. Dittman Professor of English & American Studies
Office: Tucker Hall 024 and Samuel E. Jones House 318
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3 Morton 140
Phone: 757-221-3636


McGovern, Charles
Director of American Studies; Associate Professor, American Studies and History
Office: Samuel E. Jones House, 219
Phone: 757-221-1296
Email: [[cfmcgo]]
Regional Areas of Research: United States
Thematic Areas of Research: Cultural/Intellectual, Economic History and Capitalism, Popular Culture and Media


Meyer, Leisa
Professor of American Studies, History, and Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies
Office: College Apartments 203
Email: [[ldmeye]]
Regional Areas of Research: United States
Thematic Areas of Research: Cultural/Intellectual, Popular Culture and Media, Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Rosen, Hannah
Associate Professor of History and American Studies
Office: Blair 305
Email: [[hrosen]]
Phone: 757-221-1347
Regional Areas of Research: United States
Thematic Areas of Research: African American, American South, Cultural/Intellectual, Race and Ethnicity, Social and Labor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Sawaya, Francesca
Professor of American Studies & English
Office: Samuel E. Jones House 209
Office Hours: Monday through Friday by appointment - Zoom or in person (Spring 2024)
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Phone: 757-221-1288
Email: [[fsawaya]]


Stow, Simon
Marshall Professor of Government and American Studies
Office: Chancellors 352, 757-221-3048
Links: [[sastow, Email]] and {{, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and by appointment.
Research Interests: Political Theory; Race; American Politics; Public Mourning; Politics and Literature

Weiss, M. Lynn
Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor of English and American Studies
Office: Samuel E. Jones House 8A
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11-12 & 2-3:30 and by appointment (Spring 2024)
Email: [[mlweis]]