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The Department of American Culture is home to a nationally and internationally renowned core faculty with training in a wide variety of disciplines. We offer broad-based training and a range of courses to our students. Our faculty have authored numerous, highly acclaimed books and articles, served as presidents of national academic organizations, sat on the editorial boards of major journals, served as expert sources for the media and news outlets and as consultants and board members for institutions related to our field.

Su'ad Abdul Khabeer
Associate Professor
3527B Haven Hall,

Fields of study:
race, Blackness, Black Islam, Black women's history, popular culture
Sara Awartani
2022 LSA Collegiate Fellow
3651 Haven Hall

Fields of Study: transnational and comparative history, social movements, race and ethnicity, Latinx studies, Arab American studies, U.S. in the World
Juan Cole
Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History; Director of the Program in Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) and Undergraduate Advisor for the minor
2527 Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of Study: modern Middle East, Muslim South Asia, intellectual and cultural history, religion, history
Scott Larson
Lecturer IV; AC Undergraduate Advisor
3733 Haven Hall, 1045

Fields of Study:
18th- and 19th- century American cultural history; American religious cultures; disability studies; transgender history; women's, gender, & sexuality studies