Black Studies

Yvette Alex-Assensoh

VP for Equity and Inclusion
Professor
Black Studies, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-3175
Office: 401E Tykeson Hall

Donella-Elizabeth Alston Cleveland

Faculty Support Specialist, Academic Support Unit 5
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-0901
Office: 275 McKenzie

Oluwakemi "Kemi" Balogun

Associate Professor
Director of African Studies
African Studies, Black Studies, IRES, Sociology, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-0558
Office: 311 Hendricks Hall
Office Hours: Winter 23, Monday noon-1:00 p.m., Wednesday 12:30-1:30 p.m. and by appointment on zoom
Research Interests: Globalization, Nationalism, Culture, Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, Embodiment, Africana Studies

Faith Barter

Assistant Professor
Black Studies, English
Phone: 541-346-1510
Office: 320 PLC
Office Hours: Winter Term: By appointment via zoom: T 2-3:30pm, R 2:30-3:30pm (make an appt. at https://dr-barter.youcanbook.me/). Drop-in hours in-person (no appt. needed): R 2-2:30pm
Research Interests: African American Literary and Cultural Studies, 19th-Century American Literary Studies, Cultural Studies

Jennifer Chaney

Operations Assistant
Front of House Marketing, Theatre Arts
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-9779
Office: 017 Miller Theatre Complex

Dayna Chatman

Assistant Professor
Black Studies, IRES, SOJC, SOJC-Media Studies Master's, SOJC-Media Studies PhD, SOJC-Media Studies Undergrad
Phone: 541-346-3594
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 147
Research Interests: Gender, Race, Media

Charise Cheney

Program Head
Black Studies, IRES
Phone: 541-346-0870
Office: 201 Alder Building
Office Hours: Winter 23, Monday and Tuesday 11:00-12:00 and by appointment
Research Interests: African American Popular and Political Cultures; Black Nationalist Ideologies and Practices; Gender and Sexuality

Emily J. Cornell

Graduate Program Specialist
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-8293
Office: 201 McKenzie Hall

Courtney Cox

Assistant Professor
Black Studies, IRES
Phone: 541-346-8392
Office: 217 Alder Bldg.
Office Hours: Fall '21: Email to set up appt.
Research Interests: Sport Studies, Performance Studies, Feminist Theory, Black Studies, Critical Data Studies

Cia Crowe

Office Generalist
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, CLLAS, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-2305
Office: 275 McKenzie Hall

Rosie Dillon

Executive Support Specialist
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-1405
Office: 275 McKenzie Hall

Stephen Dueppen

Associate Professor
Anthropology, Black Studies, Food Studies, Medieval Studies
Phone: 541-346-5525
Office: 252 Condon Hall
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs from 12:50-1:50 p.m., and by appointment.

Habib Iddrisu

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Dance
Director, Dema Dance Ensemble
African Studies, Black Studies, Dance, IRES, Music
Phone: 541-346-4062
Office: 152 Gerlinger Annex
Research Interests: Dance, West Africa, cultural studies, post-colonial independence history, political economy, oral history, African diaspora, new internationalism

Ana-Maurine Lara

Associate Professor
William and Susan Piché Faculty Fellow
Black Studies, IRES, Latinx, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-5032
Office: 322 Hendricks Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2022 – by appointment; Winter & Spring 2023 – 10am -12pm
Research Interests: Afro Latino/a Identities, Black Queer Aesthetics, Vudú in the Dominican Republic, and Afro-Dominicanidad and the Struggle Against Xenophobia in the Dominican Republic

Joseph Lowndes

Professor
Department Head, Political Science
Black Studies, IRES, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-1478
Office: 919 PLC
Office Hours: Winter 2024: Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00-1:30
Research Interests: American Political Development, Populism, Racial Politics, Conservatism, Political Culture

Stefanie Lune

Executive Support Coordinator
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, CLLAS, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-1697
Office: 275 McKenzie Hall

Ernesto Javier Martínez

IRES Department Head & Associate Professor
Black Studies, IRES, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-5523
Office: Alder Building
Office Hours: Fall '23: Monday 3-5pm | https://outlook.office.com/bookwithme/user/99a354e2978a49318fc9c59eeafc0309@uoregon.edu/meetingtype/WdNveLBqDkOCnbyRRZxt0w2?anonymous&ep=mlink
Research Interests: Comparative Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latinx Studies, Feminist Theory, Literary Studies

Julius McGee

Assistant Professor
Black Studies, Sociology
Phone: 541-346-5514
Office: 631 PLC
Office Hours: Fall 2023: Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Fela McWhorter

Operations Manager, Academic Support Unit 5
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, CLLAS, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-5902
Office: 275B McKenzie Hall

Tom Mertes

Academic Programs Manager
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-1060
Office: 273A McKenzie Hall

Lanie Millar

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Black Studies, Comparative Literature, IRES, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 541-346-4031
Office: Friendly 211
Office Hours: Winter, 2024: Wednesdays, 2-4, and by appointment. Zoom by appointment only.
Research Interests: 20th-21st Century Caribbean Literature, Latin American Literature, African Literature, Lusophone Literatures, Global South Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Race and Blackness, Critical Theory

Lauren C. Pinchin

Associate Director, ASU5
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, CLLAS, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-4806
Office: 275B McKenzie Hall

Brett Rushforth

Associate Professor
Black Studies, History
Phone: 541-346-5913
Office: 311 McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: Early American History/Colonial America

Cera Smith

Assistant Professor
Black Studies, IRES
Phone: 541-346-1343
Research Interests: U.S. Black Literatures (African American, Afro-Latinx, and other Black diasporic), Radical Protest Literatures of the U.S., Black Studies, Critical Race Theories, Affect Theory, Gender and Sexuality, Histories of Science and Medicine, Health Humanities

Beata Stawarska

Professor of Philosophy
Director of Graduate Studies for Advising/Curriculum Committee/GTF Appointment Committee/Graduate Placing Committee/Graduate Philosophy Club
Black Studies, Comparative Literature, German & Scandinavian, Philosophy
Phone: 541-346-5545
Office: 247 Susan Campbell Hall
Research Interests: Contemporary European Philosophy, Phenomenology, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Philosophical Psychology, Feminism

Leticia Stival

Events and Communications Coordinator
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, CLLAS, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-0188
Office: 201 McKenzie Hall

Kate Tallman

Operations Coordinator, Academic Support Unit 5
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-8104
Office: 275 McKenzie Hall

Rachel Weissler

Assistant Professor
Black Studies, Linguistics
Office: Straub Hall 375
Office Hours: Wed 11:00a-1:00p and by appt NOTE: Dr. Weissler will be on leave Spring 2024
Research Interests: sociolinguistics, emotion perception, neurolinguistics, language and social justice

Kendall Wilber

Academic Programs Assistant
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Office: 201 McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: Frogs, Irish folk songs, animation, and cheesecake.

Alohi Wright

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, CLLAS, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-4171
Office: 201B McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: Coonhounds, butter mochi, decorating for the holidays, remembering what life was like when I had hobbies, thinking about reading all the books on my nightstand, and Schitt's Creek.

Michelle Wright

Media Coordinator
Black Studies, Cinema Studies Program, CLLAS, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Latinx, Native American Studies, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-8261
Office: 275 McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: Graphic design; communications; website, newsletter, and social media content and updates