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  1. Despina Kakoudaki, Associate Professor and Director, Humanities Lab

    CAS - Literature

    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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    (202) 885-2796

Advisory Board

  1. Naomi S. Baron, Exec Dir, Ctr for Teaching, Research and Learning and Professor of Linguistics

    Centr Teach Research Learning

    Professor Baron is interested in language and technology, reading, the relationship between speech and writing, the history of English, and higher education. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, and Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center fo… More

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    (202) 885-2455

  2. Kathleen Franz, Historian

    CAS - History

    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.

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    (202) 885-2386

  3. Daniel Kerr, Associate Professor

    CAS - History

    Dan Kerr, the director of American University's public history program, specializes in the fields of community history, oral history, and public history. The projects he has initiated, including the Cleveland Homeless Oral History Project, the Shena… More

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    (202) 885-2161

  4. Richard Sha, Professor

    CAS - Literature

    Professor Sha teaches courses in Nineteenth-Century Literature, especially British Romanticism, and in Asian American Literature. He has drafted a new book entitled,  Science and Imagination in Romanticism, 1750-1850, for which he has received a 2012… More

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    (202) 885-2928

  5. Peter Starr, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Peter Starr joined American University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2009. In this role, he is responsible for 324 full-time faculty in 17 departments, 1820 undergraduate majors, 979 graduate students and over 40% of all enrollm… More

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    (202) 885-2446