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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Faculty & Staff

Faculty Research & Teaching Interest Areas

Dr. David Leonard, Professor. His research and teaching interest areas include comparative ethnic studies, African American studies, video games, popular culture/racialized representations, cultural politics of sport, race and sport (NBA), black popular culture (film, television, and hip-hop), social movements, black freedom struggle, and the prison industrial complex. Email: djl@wsu.edu

Dr. Jenifer Barclay, Assistant Professor. Her areas of teaching and research include African American, women’s/gender, and disability history, particularly as they connect to contemporary global health concerns. Email:jenifer.barclay@wsu.edu

Dr. Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo, Professor. Her research and teaching interest areas include 9/11 cultural production, race and racism, gender and sexuality, film and popular culture, embodiment, and contemporary continental philosophy. Email: bloodswo@wsu.edu

Dr. Luz Maria Gordillo, Associate Professor. Her research and teaching interest areas include transnational and immigration studies, Chicana feminist theory, history of (transnational) sexualities, and global feminisms. Email: gordillo@vancouver.wsu.edu

Dr. Lisa Guerrero, Associate Professor. Her research and teaching interest areas include African American masculinity, literary traditions/movements, satire and humor traditions, race and American popular culture, cultural studies, commodification of racial identities/representations, gender and sexuality, ethnic studies, and intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in social identity formation. Email: laguerre@wsu.edu

Dr. Linda Heidenreich, Associate Professor. Her research and teaching interest areas include Chicana/Chicano studies, queer studies, history and culture of the 19th-century greater Mexico. Email: lheidenr@wsu.edu

Dr. Richard King, Professor. His research and teaching interest areas include racial politics of culture, theories of race and racism, white supremacist movements and ideologies, forms of memory, representation, identity, and power animating race relations, cultural studies, and Native American studies (sports, representation, naming, history). Email: crking@wsu.edu

Dr. Carmen Lugo-Lugo, Professor. Her research and teaching interest areas include Puerto Rican and Latina/o studies, race and gender in popular culture, Latina/o literature and constructions of ethnicity and gender, colonialism/imperialism and empire, post-9/11 cultural and rhetorical productions, and race relations in the U.S. Email: clugo@wsu.edu

Dr. Rory Ong, Associate Professor. His research and teaching interest areas include Classical and Enlightenment rhetoric, race and ethnicity theory, cultural and critical theory, and Asian American literature. Email: rjong@wsu.edu

Pr. Marian Sciachitano, Clinical Associate Professor. Her research and teaching interest areas include Asian American women, global feminism, feminist film theory, and third-world women in film. Email: sciach@wsu.edu

Dr. Nishant Shahani, Associate Professor. His research and teaching interest areas include queer theory, LBGT studies, postcolonial studies, globalization, critical pedagogy, twentieth-century American literature, film studies, and popular culture. Email: nshahani3@wsu.edu

Dr. John Streamas, Associate Professor. His research and teaching interest areas include ethnic studies, Asian Pacific American studies and literature, Asian Pacific American women, culture and power, theories of race and ethnicity, and technologies of time and space, racism, poverty, narrative, and social justice. Email:streamas@wsu.edu

Dr. Pamela Thoma, Associate Professor and Director of the Program in American Studies. Her research and teaching interest areas include transnational feminisms, feminist and cultural theory, Asian American studies (literature, film, and popular culture), American literary and visual culture studies, twentieth-century and contemporary women’s literature, political economy, labor and citizenship studies, critical and feminist pedagogy. Email: pthoma@wsu.edu