IRES Faculty

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

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

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, 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

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

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

Kyles Gemmell

Post Doctorate
IRES

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

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

Audrey Lucero

Associate Professor
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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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
IRES, 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

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, 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.