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Our faculty are using critical research methods to study human culture, history, literature, and communication. 

Brian
Williams

Professor

History
Liberal Arts 334

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Research

Research Interests

  • Conflict in Contemporary Islamic Eurasia (Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Macedonia)
  • Nationalism and Identity in the Caucasus/Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Ottoman History (with emphasis on nationalism in the Balkans)
  • Transnational jihadi Militant Movements and Al Qaeda terrorism

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Timothy
Walker

Professor

History
Liberal Arts 330

Research

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Europe, the Atlantic World, the Portuguese and their Empire
  • Maritime History and European Global Colonial Expansion
  • The Adoption of Colonial Indigenous Medicines by Europeans
  • Climate Data Derived from Colonial-Era Archival documentation
  • Slave Trading in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans

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Anna
Klobucka

Professor

Portuguese
Liberal Arts 398H

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Research

Research Interests

  • Portuguese and Lusophone African literature

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Glaucia
Silva

Professor

Portuguese
Liberal Arts 396H

Research

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning Portuguese as a heritage language

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Victor
Mendes

Associate Professor / Director of Portuguese

Portuguese
Liberal Arts 398L

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Anthony
Arrigo

Associate Professor

English & Communication
Liberal Arts 301

Research

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Technology and Culture
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Environment
  • History of Technology

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Anna
Dempsey

Professor / Chairperson

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies
College of Visual & Performing Arts 360A

Research

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Art
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Design and Architectural History
  • Virtual Museums

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Pamela
Karimi

Associate Professor

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies
College of Visual & Performing Arts 313

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Research

Research Interests

  • Art
  • Architecture and visual culture of the modern Middle East
  • Design and sustainability in North America

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