IRES

Angela Addae

Assistant Professor
IRES, Law, Law-JD
Phone: 541-346-1507
Office: 352 Knight Law Center
Research Interests: Equity In Urban Municipal Redevelopment Policies, Legal Advocacy Work

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

Marlene Andrade

Graduate Student
IRES
Research Interests: Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Environmental Justice, Race, Women of Color Feminisms, Epistemologies, Pedagogies of the Land, Food Justice, Agroecology, Theory

Chailen August

Graduate Student
Graduate Employee
IRES
Research Interests: Black studies, Hip Hop, Black popular culture, race/ethnicity, mobility, Black Geographies, African Diasporic Culture.

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

Tali Bitton

Ph.D.
GE
IRES, Philosophy
Office Hours: By Appointment

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

Christopher Chávez

Carolyn Silva Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising
Interim Director, Advertising and Brand Responsibility Program; Director, Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies
CLLAS, IRES, Latin American Studies, Latinx, SOJC, SOJC-Advertising, SOJC-Advertising and Brand Responsibility, SOJC-Media Studies Master's, SOJC-Media Studies PhD, SOJC-Media Studies Undergrad
Phone: 541-346-9141
Office: 207 Allen Hall
Research Interests: Advertising, TV Commercials, Communication Theory, Persuasive Communication, Cultural Studies, Gender and Race In Media, Media and Diversity, Popular Culture, Media Studies and Globalization

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

Holly Christensen

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: 541-346-0235

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

Rachel Cushman

Graduate Student
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900

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

Lynn Fujiwara

Associate Professor
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0902
Office Hours: Fall '22: By appointment only. Email for appointment.
Research Interests: Asian American Studies; Women of Color Feminisms and Queer of Color Critique; Immigration; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Media and Cultural Studies; Social Policy

Zoë Gamell Brown

Graduate Student
Founder of Fernland Studios
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900
Research Interests: Boviander ecological knowledge, Caribbean restorative cartographies, Critical autotheory, Critical ocean studies, Culinary catharsis, Healing praxis, Hyperrealism, Queer diaspora

Kyles Gemmell

Post Doctorate
IRES

Clara Gorman

Graduate Student
IRES
Office: Alder 104
Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies, Native American History, Oral History, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage, Museum Education, Public History, Archival Studies and Library Science.

Sophie Grewell

Graduate Student
IRES
Research Interests: Indigenous studies, Pacific studies, trans-Indigenous relationalities, Indigenous diasporas, Hawaiian out-migration

Paul J. Guernsey

ABD Ph.D.
IRES, Philosophy
Research Interests: the confluence of phenomenology, ecology, pedagogy (especially Dewey) and Marx, attempting to practice these disciplines in solidarity with women, children and ethnic minorities.

Viana Hara

PhD Graduate Candidate , Romance Languages
Spanish Instructor
IRES, Romance Languages, Spanish, Yamada Language Center
Office: Friendly 106 A
Office Hours: Falll 2024 TBA
Research Interests: Race and Gender Studies, Visual Culture, Decoloniaty approaches and Caribbean Narratives .( Panamá, U.S and West Indians Diasporas)

Orlando Hawkins

Ph.D. Student
Raymund Fellow & Promising Scholar
IRES, Philosophy
Phone: 541-346-5547
Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm and Friday 9:45am-10:45am (SCH)
Research Interests: Existentialism, Black Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Black Marxism and Political philosophy

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

Michelle Jacob

Professor
Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education, Curriculum & Teaching, Curriculum and Teacher Education, Educational Foundations, IRES, Sapsikwala Program
Phone: 541-346-9572
Research Interests: Indigenous Methodologies, Spirituality, Health, Education, Indigenous Feminisms, and Decolonization

Brian Klopotek

Associate Professor
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0903
Office: 205 Alder Bldg
Office Hours: Spring 23: Wednesdays noon-2:00 p.m. and by appointment
Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Historical Studies, Environmental Justice

Finn Kovall

Graduate Programs Assistant
Cinema Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, History, IRES, Theatre Arts, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-0192
Office: 201 McKenzie Hall

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

Abigail Lee

Assistant Professor
IRES
Phone: 541-346-2840

David Lewis

Instructor
IRES
Office Hours: Spring term: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm

Raoul Lievanos

Associate Professor
IRES, Sociology
Office: 640 PLC
Office Hours: SP24: By Appointment
Research Interests: Environment, Health, Risk, Community and Urban Sociology, Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, Science and Technology, Organizations and Institutions, Social Movements, Spatial Analysis, Quantitative Approaches, Qualitative Approaches

Krystale Littlejohn

Associate Professor
IRES, Sociology
Office: 740 PLC
Office Hours: W24: Wednesday 2pm-4pm
Research Interests: Fertility, Race, Gender, Class, Health and Medicine, Body and Embodiment, Science, Knowledge, Technology, Mixed Methods

Lana Lopesi

Assistant Professor
IRES
Office: 204 Alder Building
Office Hours: Fall 23, Wednesday 11-12:30pm or by appointment
Research Interests: Pacific Studies, Diaspora Studies, Indigenous and Women of Color Feminisms, Contemporary Pacific Art, Global Indigeneities

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

Audrey Lucero

Associate Professor
Director of UO Latinx Studies program
CLLAS, College of Education, Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education, IRES, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-8069
Office: 126C Lokey Education Bldg
Research Interests: Schooling For Latinx Students and Others From Marginalized Communities, and How Those Experiences Influence Their Identities As Literate Beings

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

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

José W. Meléndez

PhD Program Director
Assistant Professor
CLLAS, IRES, PPPM
Phone: 541-346-2142
Office: 111 Hendricks Hall
Office Hours: By Appointment
Research Interests: Civic engagement, Design-based research, Designing for equity, Designing learning environments, Designing participatory processes, Discourse analysis, Activity systems, Latino/a/x immigrants, Collective & system level learning, Learning Sciences

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

Isabel Millán

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
CLLAS, IRES, Latinx, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Office Hours: Email for an appointment
Research Interests: Queer, Transnational Feminist, and Critical Race Theories; Latinx/Chicanx Studies; Children's Literature, Television, and Film; Comics; Science Fiction and Fantasy

Lanie Millar

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
African Studies, Black Studies, Comparative Literature, IRES, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 541-346-4031
Office: Friendly 211
Office Hours: Spring, 2024: in person, 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

Angie Morrill

Professor
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900
Office: 203 Alder Building
Office Hours: Fall '22: Tuesday 1:30 - 3:30 pm, by appointment and via Zoom.

Kari Marie Norgaard

Director of Graduate Studies for Sociology
Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies
Climate Studies, Food Studies, IRES, Native American Studies, Sociology
Phone: 541-346-8615
Office: 634 PLC
Office Hours: Sp24: Tuesday 2:00-4:00
Research Interests: Gender, Place and Environment, Social Psychology and Interaction, Sociology of Culture, Theory Knowledge Science, Qualitative Approaches

Rosa O'Connor Acevedo

Ph.D.
GE
IRES, Philosophy
Office: 11 Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: Spring 2022: Monday 2:50 pm-3:50 pm and Friday 9:50 am-10:50 am
Research Interests: Caribbean Thought, Decolonial thought, Latin America Decolonial Feminism, Black Feminism, Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Michel Foucault.

Jennifer O'Neal

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies for IRES
IRES, Native American Studies
Phone: 541-346-8830
Office: 203 Alder Bldg
Office Hours: Wed. 12PM-3PM By Appointment (via Zoom)
Research Interests: Native American and Indigenous history; American West history; International Relations; Indigenous Data Sovereignty; Cultural Heritage Archives; Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Digital Humanities

Edward M. Olivos

Professor
Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education, Curriculum & Teaching, Curriculum and Teacher Education, Educational Foundations, IRES, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-2983
Office: 1600 Millrace Dr
Research Interests: The Relationship Between Bicultural Parents and Schools, the Development of Bilingual Educators

Jeffrey Ostler

Professor of History Emeritus
History, IRES, Native American Studies
Phone: 541-346-1265
Office: 385 McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: The History of the American West, with A Particular Focus On American Indian History

Priscilla Peña Ovalle

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Cinema Studies
Cinema Studies Program, Comics and Cartoon Studies, IRES
Phone: 541-346-0060
Office: 315 McKenzie Hall
Office Hours: By Appointment
Research Interests: Media Studies, Race/Ethnicity, Dance, Mainstream Popular Culture, Media Hairstyles

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

Laura Pulido

Professor
Geography, IRES, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-0918
Office: Alder 301
Office Hours: Mondays 2-4pm
Research Interests: Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicanx Studies, Critical Human Geography, Environmental Justice

Mariana Rivera

Graduate Student
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900
Office: Winter '22: Tues. 2 - 3 pm, Thurs. 10 - 11 am, via Zoom.

Jerry Rosiek

CSSE Program Director
Professor of Education Studies
College of Education, Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education, Curriculum & Teaching, Curriculum and Teacher Education, Educational Foundations, Food Studies, IRES
Phone: 541-346-2330
Office: 146B Lokey Education Bldg

Yvette Saavedra

Associate Professor
WGSS Director of Graduate Studies; Convener Women of Color Faculty Project
IRES, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-5521
Office: 218 Hendricks Hall
Office Hours: Please email for appointment.
Research Interests: Chicanx History and Studies; Chicana Feminist Theory; U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History and Studies; History of U.S. West; 19th and 20th century U.S History; California History; 19th and 20th century gender and sexuality in the U.S.

Leilani Sabzalian

Associate Professor
College of Education, Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education, Curriculum & Teaching, Curriculum and Teacher Education, Educational Foundations, IRES, Sapsikwala Program
Phone: 541-346-1535
Research Interests: Indigenous Education, Native Feminisms, Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, Elementary Social Studies Education

Irum Shiekh

Pro Tem Instructor
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900

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

Lynn Stephen

Philip H. Knight Chair, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Anthropology
Graduate Faculty in Ethnic Studies, Participating Faculty in Latin American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Anthropology, CLLAS, Food Studies, IRES, Latin American Studies, Latinx, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-5168
Office: 316 Condon Hall
Office Hours: T/R 1:30 -2:30 in person in 316 Condon, or by appointment
Research Interests: Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Migration, Indigenous Peoples, Americas, Legal Pluralism, Social Memory, Testimony, Gender Violence

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

Alexander Symonette

Graduate Student
Graduate employee
IRES
Research Interests: Conspiracy Theory, Social Movements, Black/Queer Diasporic Solidarity, History of Eugenics, Ethnography and Digital Media.

Bryant Taylor

Graduate Student
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900
Office: Spring '22: Tuesday 12 - 1 pm.

Arafaat A. Valiani

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty in the Department of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies and Global Health
History, IRES
Phone: 541-346-5763
Office: 301 McKenzie Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00pm-3:00pm, Wednesdays 10:30am-noon PDT, and by appt.

Jessica Vasquez-Tokos

Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
IRES, Latin American Studies, Sociology
Phone: 541-346-5165
Office: 715 PLC
Office Hours: SP 2024: By Appt
Research Interests: Family Life Course and Society, Race and Ethnicity, Qualitative Approaches

William Velez Rodriguez

Professor
IRES
Phone: 541-346-9607
Office: 204 Alder Building
Office Hours: Spring 23: Tuesdays 12-3pm

Sarah D. Wald

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies & English
Director of Graduate Admissions for English
English, Environmental Studies, Food Studies, IRES, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-1613
Office: 443 PLC
Office Hours: Spring Term: Wednesday, 12:30pm-2:30pm PLC 443
Research Interests: Environmental Justice, Environmental Humanities, Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies, Latinx Literary and Cultural Studies, Food Studies, Farmworker Justice, Immigration/Migration, 20/21st Century US Literature, American Studies

Julie Weise

Associate Professor, Department of History
History, IRES, Latin American Studies, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-4833
Office: 353 McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: Identity, Citizenship, Migration, Race, and Nations in the Americas and the world through the lens of history.

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: 541-346-9736
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

Asako Yonan

Graduate Student
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900
Office Hours: Fall '22: Monday 12 - 1 pm, or by appt., and via Zoom.