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Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
John Bodnar
Chancellor's Professor
of History

Oral and public history; modern United States

Judah Cohen
Associate Professor of Musicology and Jewish Studies
Lou and Sybil Mervis Professor of Jewish Culture

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Music in Jewish life; American music; musical theater; popular culture; Caribbean Jewish history; diaspora; medical ethnomusicology

Jennifer Goodlander
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Southeast Asian performance, gender studies, performance studies, visual culture and museum studies, postcolonial theory, and transnational circuits of performance
Jane Goodman
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ethnography of texts; performance studies; diasporas; North Africa; France
M. Cooper Harriss
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Religion in the Americas, religion and literature, race and religion, irony and performativity
Stephanie Kane
Professor of International Studies

Ethnography of water; environmental justice; art and social activism; cultural criminology; urban studies; Central and South America, Caribbean, United States 

Javier F. León
Academic Specialist; Director, Latin American Music Center Popular music; culture industries and neoliberalism; intangible cultural heritage policy; African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean; musics of the Andean region; music and nationalism
Susan Lepselter
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Poetics of popular media and everyday life in contemporary American culture, focusing particularly on captivity narratives, themes of gender and class, and discourses of memory and trauma in American social life
Jonathan L. Ready
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Greek language and literature, homeric poetry, narrative theory and folkloristic approaches to ancient texts
Anya Peterson Royce
Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology and Comparative Literature

Anthropology of dance and performing arts; aesthetic theories; cultural and ethnic identity; food culture; death and grieving; Isthmus Zapotec of Juchitan; Mexico

Eric Sandweiss
Carmony Chair Professor of History Cultural landscape studies; Urban history; Architecture; Public history and museums; Visual culture; American popular music; Indiana
Susan Seizer
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Live performance; stand-up comedy in the U.S.; popular theater in South India; stigma theory; humor theory; queer theory; ethnographic narrative; ethnographic field methods

Marvin Sterling
Associate Professor of Anthropology Contemporary Japan, African diaspora, race, social identity, Afro-Asia, performance studies, transnationalism, human rights
Stephen Stuempfle
Executive Director, Society for Ethnomusicology

Traditional arts in the Caribbean; Caribbean history; colonialism and nationalism; museums
Charles Sykes
Director, African American Arts Institute

African-American popular music; arranging; performance and analysis