Lourdes Alberto is a Zapotec indigenous scholar, born and raised in Los Angeles,CA. She currently holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah. Alberto’s research interests focus on the various crossings of Indigenous and Latino/a Studies, diasporic and migratory Indigeneitieslourdes.email@example.comFaculty Profile
Elizabeth Archuleta is Associate Chair/Associate Professor (Lecturer) in Ethnic Studies where, in addition to her administrative duties, she teaches American Indian Experiences, American Indian Women, Pacific Island and American Indian Literature, Diversity Scholars, Internship, and Honors Thesis classes. She has publications in peer-reviewed journals on American Indian issues and topics, including American Indian women, American Indian literature, the National Museum of the American Indian, and American Indian history. She has chaired and served on numerous dissertation and MFA committees and has advised McNair Scholars and Honor’s students. As a first-generation student, she supports underrepresented students (through curriculum, teaching, and mentoring) who are learning to navigate higher firstname.lastname@example.orgFaculty Profile
Andrea N. Baldwin is an Associate professor of Black feminisms in the Divisions of Gender and Ethnic Studies in the School for Cultural and Social transformation at the University of Utah. She completed her doctoral studies at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies Nita Barrow Unit at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus Barbados. She is an attorney-at-law who also holds a masters degree in international trade policy. Her research interests include Black, transnational, and Caribbean feminist epistemology, feminist decoloniality, reflexivity in qualitative research, Black women in the academy, theorizing pedagogy as a form of feminist praxis, Caribbean cultural studies and Caribbean women’s migration.
Dr. Baldwin’s publications include her 2022 book monograph A Decolonial Black Feminist Theory of Reading and Shade: Feeling the University published by Routledge; her co-edited 2019 text Standpoints: Black Feminist Knowledges with Virginia Tech Publishing; solo and co-authored articles in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies, Journal of International Women’s Studies, Theoretical Practice, International Journal for Africana Studies, and Peitho; as well as several edited book chapters. Dr. Baldwin is the creator and co-host of Standpoints, a Black feminist podcast produced by Virginia Tech Publishing, and is also the co-curator of the Caribbean feminist series for Black Women Radicals.
Dr. Baldwin was born and raised on the small Caribbean island state of Barbados and considers herself an all-around Caribbean woman and loves everything coconut and soca.
Jaimie D. Crumley is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies. She is a Black feminist historian whose research and writing broadly cover the history of race, gender, and religion in the Northeastern United States. The courses she teaches include Black feminism(s), Feminist Archival Methods, Black American Women’s History, and Abolitionist Feminism(s). She has worked as a public historian in New England, giving public lectures about topics including feminist anti-slavery work, teaching inclusive histories, and Black and Indigenous religious history. Her current book project is about Black Christian feminist political organizing in the Northeastern United States from 1770-1870.
Edmund Fong is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Division of Ethnic Studies. Additionally, he currently serves as the Chair of Ethnic Studies. His research interests lie in examining the constitutive role of racial politics in the development of American political culture and American political institutions. He has published in journals and anthologies such as Political Research Quarterly, Politics, Groups, and Identities, and the Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the U.S. His book, American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race: Multicultural Exorcisms was published in July 2014 by Routledge Press through their Routledge Series on Identity Politics. He is currently working on a new book on how we tell time through race in American politics. He teaches broadly in the fields of Political Science and Ethnic Studies, from courses on the American Presidency to Racial/Ethnic Politics to seminars on Politics & Literature.email@example.comFaculty Profile
Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, and Associate Professor in the Division of Ethnic Studies, and author of Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the US(Stanford University Press, 2019), which examines the experiences and representations of Asian and Latina/o migrants trafficked in the United States into informal economies and service industries.
As an interdisciplinary scholar, she committed to praxis, therefore she has worked at all levels of organizations, where her expertise is nationally recognized; she has served as an expert witness for human trafficking cases in courts in California, Colorado, and Utah, provided expert reports for immigration cases submitted to USCIS, and a consultant for national and local organizations in California and Washington. She has authored multiple community based studies that focus on domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, labor, and firstname.lastname@example.orgFaculty Profile
Alborz Ghandehari is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies. His research centers social movements in Iran and Southwest Asia/North Africa (the Middle East), as well as movements in the region’s diasporas. His forthcoming book, Post/Revolutionary Conditions: Renewed Hopes of the Iranian Freedom Struggle brings together oral histories among grassroots organizers across Iran’s contemporary labor, feminist, and student, movements with resistance literature and art, to explore the struggle for freedom in Iran and its solidarities with working-class and oppressed people’s movements worldwide. A second research area for Dr. Ghandehari centers around migrant justice struggles transnationally. Some of his publications appear in Social Identities, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies Journal, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Jadaliyya, and In These Times. Alborz is also the Instructional Coordinator of the Diversity Scholars program, a cohort program to support first-generation college students and students of color at the University of Utah.A.Ghandehari@utah.edu801-581-5206Faculty Profile
Kimberly Jew holds a joint appointment in Theatre and Ethnic Studies. She teaches a wide range of topics ranging from Asian American and Pacific Islander studies, to theatre history, dramatic literature, and script analysis. Her expertise lies in 20th century American theatre. She has directed numerous university productions and has composed and edited a collaborative performance project based on local letters to the editor. Dr. Jew has written on a variety of topics, exploring the intersections of feminism, postcolonialism, theatrical experimentation and ethnic identity. Her essays can be found in the journals of Pacific Asia Inquiry, MELUS, and in the edited collections, Literary Gestures (Temple University), and Seeking Home (University of Tennessee Press), to name a few. She is currently co-editor of Frontiers, a Women Studies Journal. Dr. Jew received her doctorate from New York University, master’s from Georgetown University and bachelor’s from UC Berkeley.email@example.comFaculty Profile
Dr. Baodong Liu is a professor of political science at the University of Utah. His main research and teaching interests include urban and racial politics, voting and elections, cross-racial political analysis, and quantitative research firstname.lastname@example.orgFaculty Profile
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David De Micheli is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies. De Micheli’s research interests include ethnic and identity politics, inequality, and citizenship with a regional focus on Latin America. His current book project examines state-led educational expansion as a cause of shifting patterns of racial identification in Brazil. This project is based on his doctoral dissertation, which was awarded the best dissertation prize from the Race and Ethnic Politics section of the American Political Science Association. You can find his research published in World Politics and Latin American Politics and Society. De Micheli teaches courses on comparative politics, identity politics, and race and ethnicity in Latin America, among email@example.com
Dr. Ed A. Muñoz is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology. In general, his research expertise deals with the Latinx experience in the Inter-Rocky Mountain region of the United States. His criminal justice research agenda examines how racialization processes impact criminal justice outcomes for racial/ethnic minority populations. He is currently examining the effectiveness of Salt Lake Peer Court on youth recidivism. A longer term project is a socio-historical analysis on the construction of Latinidad in the Inter-Rocky Mountain West dating from the 16th century and into the 21st firstname.lastname@example.orgFaculty Profile
Charles Sepulveda (Tongva and Acjachemen) is an Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies. He is currently at work on his first book project tentatively titled, Indigenous Nations v. Junípero Serra: Resisting the Spanish Imaginary, which analyzes the development of what he has named the Spanish Imaginary, a play on Emma Perez’s “colonial imaginary” – the historiography produced through the traditional discipline of history silencing and ignoring people of color, women and sexuality. His recent publication, Our Sacred Waters: Theorizing Kuuyam as a Decolonial Possibility, Sepulveda analyzes the desecration of the Santa Ana River in southern California and critically traces the logics of domestication that impact both Native peoples and our email@example.comFaculty Profile
In 2003, Dr. Smith was awarded the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to further develop his theoretical concept of Racial Battle Fatigue. Racial Battle Fatigue is an interdisciplinary theoretical framework that provides a clearer method for understanding the race-related experiences of People of Color. In general, Racial Battle Fatigue explains how the social environment (e.g., institutions, policies, practices, traditions, groups and individuals) perpetuates race-related stressors that adversely affect the health and academic achievement of Students of Color and the health, professional productivity, and retention among Faculty of Color. Professor Smith’s additional research interests are inter-ethnic relations, racial attitudes, racial identity & socialization, academic colonialism, affirmative action attitudes, and the impact of student diversity on university and college firstname.lastname@example.orgFaculty Profile
Thomas Swensen is an assistant professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah and was the 2017-2018 Katrin H. Lamon fellowship residential scholar at the School for Advanced Research, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born and raised in the Kodiak Archipelago and an original shareholder in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement corporations Koniag, Inc., and Leisnoi, Inc., Swensen is enrolled in the federally recognized Tangirnaq native village – a.k.a. the Woody Island tribe – and serves the Alutiiq on the board of directors of the Koniag education foundation, an organization that promotes the educational goals and economy of the Koniag Alutiiq and their descendants. Swensen’s study focuses on Native American and Western Hemispheric history, law, art, and literature and has interest in punk and urban email@example.comFaculty Profile