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Tristan Dominique Cabello

Tristan Dominique Cabello

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Director, American Studies

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Marcy Campos

Marcy Campos

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Director, Center for Community Engagement & Service

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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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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Despina Kakoudaki

Despina Kakoudaki

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Associate Professor and Director, Humanities Lab

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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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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Eugene Smith

Eugene Smith

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Academic Affairs Assistant

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Katharina Vester

Katharina Vester

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Assistant Professor

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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Stef Woods

Stef Woods

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Instructor

Stef Woods is a full-time instructor with the American Studies Program. She specializes in social media, American popular culture, sexuality, nonprofits, and activism. Stef writes about relationships, sexual health, motherhood and breast cancer on h... [More]