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Katharina Vester

Katharina Vester

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Director of American Studies

Katharina Vester is Assistant Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at American University in Washington, D.C. She specializes in cultural theory, transnational studies, and the dynamics of power in everyday practices. She... [More]

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Tristan Dominique Cabello

Tristan Dominique Cabello

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Professorial Lecturer

Tristan Dominique Cabello (Ph.D, History, Northwestern University, 2011) is a historian of 20th Century America and an American Studies scholar. Dr. Cabello works at the intersection of sexuality, race and class. His first monograph Queer Bronzevill... [More]

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Marcy Campos

Marcy Campos

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Adjunct Instructor

Marcy Fink Campos joined AU’s Center for Community Engagement & Service in 2004. As Director, she oversees all office programs and serves as the liaison to the Office of Campus Life, Academic Affairs, and to other campuses involved in community-based... [More]

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Center for Community Engagement and Service


Elijah Edelman

Elijah Edelman

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Michelle Engert

Michelle Engert

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Scholar in Residence

Michelle Engert is an attorney advisor at the Defender Services Office in the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC where she works on issues concerning the Sixth Amendment right to counsel for those who cannot afford reta... [More]



Kathleen Franz

Kathleen Franz

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Associate Professor

Prof. Franz holds degrees in museum studies and American Civilization from Brown University. She specializes in 20th Century US cultural history with a focus on popular culture and the history of technology. She's also an active curator and public hi... [More]

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CAS - History


Despina Kakoudaki

Despina Kakoudaki

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Associate Professor

Professor Kakoudaki teaches interdisciplinary courses in literature and film, visual culture, and the history of technology and new media. Her interests include cultural studies, science fiction, apocalyptic narratives, and the representation of race... [More]

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CAS - Literature


Monique Laney

Monique Laney

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Keith Leonard

Keith Leonard

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Associate Professor

Author of Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights, Keith D Leonard did his master's in English at UNC Chapel and his PhD at Stanford.His publications, presentations, and courses have revolved around his study of... [More]

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Bryan McNeil

Bryan McNeil

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Assistant Professor

Professor McNeil's fieldwork since 2000 has been based in southern West Virginia. It focuses on social and community activism surrounding mountaintop removal coal mining. He incorporates themes of social movements, political and historical ecology, e... [More]

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CAS - Anthropology


Edward Smith

Edward Smith

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Assistant Professor

Ed Smith is a third-generation Washingtonian and has been teaching at American University since 1969. He is also a Civil War, African-American Cultural Heritage, and Art History Lecturer and Study Tour Leader for The Smithsonian Institution, The Nati... [More]

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CAS - American Studies


Stef Woods

Stef Woods

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Adjunct Instructor

Stef Woods is a sexuality educator, writer, attorney, and breast cancer survivor and advocate. She writes about relationships, sexuality, health advocacy, motherhood and cancer on her website, CityGirlBlogs.com. Prior to starting her blog, she practi... [More]