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Areas of Focus

History professorsOur faculty come from disciplinary traditions in American Studies, Anthropology, Art history, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), Ethnomusicology, Heritage Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, and Writing Studies. From these backgrounds, we support students in the following areas:


Race and Ethnicity

Gender and Sexuality

Critical Refugee Studies

Critical Theory

Migration and Diaspora

Comparative Empires

Environmental Justice/Humanities

Art and Visual Culture

Film and Media Studies



Material Culture

Spatial analysis

Linguistics and Language Studies

Writing Studies


Americas, global Luso-Hispanic world

Persianate and South Asian Studies

Sub-Saharan Africa

Africana and African Diaspora Studies

Atlantic World

Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies