University at Albany

Affiliated Faculty

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Africana Studies Department

Marcia Sutherland, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Howard University)
A AFS 611A Socio-Methodology for Africana Studies

Anthropology Department

Louise Burkhart, Professor (Ph.D. Yale University)
A ANT 666 Seminar in Ethnohistory: Historical Anthropology and Colonialism

Jennifer Burrell, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. New School for Social Research)
A ANT 670  Human Rights, Humanitarianism, Development
A ANT 670  Power, Politics & Violence in Latin America 
A ANT 670  Global Flows; Transnational Lives

Art Department

Rachel Dressler, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Columbia University)
A ARH 499 The Art of Death
A ARH 499/598  Women in Medieval Art and Society
A ARH 442/542 Early Painting - Netherlands

East Asian Studies Department

James Hargett, Professor (Ph.D. Indiana University)
A EAC 530 Chinese Travel Literature

Anthony DeBlaisi, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Harvard University)
A EAC 571 Change in Medieval China
A EAS 568 Confucius and Confucianism

English Department

Richard Barney, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Virginia)
A ENG 720 Biopolitics and Mediation
A ENG 580 Sublimations: Aesthetics, Medicine and Politics in 18th-Century Britain

Bret Benjamin, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin)
A ENG 680 Imperialism in the Age of Decolonization
A ENG 642 Keyworks of Transnational Cultural Studies
A ENG 642 Reading Capital

Lana Cable, Associate Professor (Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University)
A ENG 500 Textual Practices
A ENG 580 Models of History in Literary Criticism: Staging Empire

Tom Cohen (Ph.D. Yale University)
A ENG 685 Walter Benjamin and the Destruction of “Modernism”

Helen Elam, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Yale University)
A ENG 410/681 Authors and Critics: Homer/Auerbach; Kafka/Benjamin; Wordsworth/de Man
A ENG 615 British Romantic Poets
A ENG 500 Textual Practices (A Survey of Contemporary Literary Theory)

Jennifer Greiman, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley)
A ENG 580.2 Models of History: Transatlantic Revolution and Empire, 1750-1850

Kir Kuiken Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Irvine)
A ENG 541 Romantic Ideology/Aesthetic Ideology
A ENG 410 Topics: Literature and the Problem of Sovereignty
A ENG 410 Topics: Literature and Community

James Lilley, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Princeton University)
A ENG 581 Romance, Race and the Aesthetics of Ruin in Atlantic Modernity
A ENG 580 Eccentricities (Colonialism and its Peripheries)
A ENG 580 The Transatlantic Origins of the Gothic Novel

Paul Stasi, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley)
A ENG 415 The Making of the Working Class
A ENG 450 The Postcolonial Novel
A ENG 372 Globalization, Commerce and Culture

Charles Shepherdson, Professor (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University)
A ENG 500 Textual Practices: A Survey of 20th Century Literary and Cultural Theory
A ENG 642 Current Trends in Critical Theory

History Department

Richard Fogarty, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara)
A HIS 616/626/633 France and Its Empire at War, 1914-1918
A HIS 616/626/642 Islam, Immigration, and Integration in Modern France
A HIS 620/643/670 War, Society, and Culture
A HIS 626/628/642 Race and Racism in the Modern World
A HIS 626/628/642 War, Society, and Culture
A HIS 616/626 European Imperialism

Susan Gauss, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Stony Brook University, SUNY)
A HIS 571 State and Society in Latin America

Geography and Planning Department

Ray Bromley, Professor (Ph.D. Cambridge University)
A PLN 501 Globalization and International Planning Practice

John Pipkin, Professor (Ph.D. Northwestern University)
A GOG 500 Introduction to Graduate Study (Geographic Thought)
A GOG 530 Topics: Symbolic Landscapes
A PLN 501 History and Philosophy of Planning (joint)


Thomas Bass, Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz)
A JRL 420 Media in the Digital Age
SCIPO Political Economy of the Media (taught at the University of Paris, 2011)

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department

Ilke Kressner (Ph.D. University of Virginia)
A SPN 519 Transatlantic Dialogues in Hispanic Cultures
A SPN 513 Legacy of the Sixties in Spanish American Literature and Culture
A SPN 644 Colonial Literature from a Postcolonial Perspective
A SPN 536 Spanish American Novel: ‘Modernismo’ to the ‘Boom’
A SPN 529 Literatures and Cultures of the Borderlands

Susan Blood (Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University)
A LLC 610 Baudelaire in Theory

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department

Pedro Caban, Professor (Ph.D. Columbia University)
A CLS 403/599 Latina/os and the New Political Economy

Music Department

Robert Gluck, Associate Professor (M.F.A. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
A MUS 451 Jazz, Identity and the Human Spirit

Max Lifchitz (M.A. Harvard; M.S. Julliard)
A GLS 500 The Humanities through Music

Philosophy Department

Lisa Fuller (Ph.D. University of Toronto)
A PHI 572 History of Political Philosophy

Robert Meyers, Professor (Ph.D. University at Buffalo, SUNY)
A PHI 546 The Continental Rationalists

Rachel Cohon, Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles)
A PHI 524 17-19th Century Ethical Theory

Jonathan Mandle, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh)
 A PHI 574 Contemporary Political Philosophy

Ronald McClamrock, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
A PHI 542 Phenomenology

Jason D’Cruz, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Brown University)
A PHI 525 Contemporary Ethical Theory

Nathan Powers, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Princeton University)
A PHI 523 Ancient Ethical Theory

Kristen Hessler, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Arizona)
A PHI 506 Phi & Ethical Issues

Political Science Department, Rockefeller College

Morton Schoolman, Professor (Ph.D. Brown University)
R POS 603 Contemporary Political Theory: The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School
R POS 603 Contemporary Political Theory: Bergson and Deleuze

Torrey Shanks, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Northwestern University)
R POS 500 Inheritance and Critique – The Political Thought of John Locke
R POS 565/A WSS 565 Graduate Seminar in Feminist Theory

Jennifer Fredette, Visiting Professor (Ph.D. University of Washington)
R POS 437Z Law and Society

Meredith Weiss, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Yale University)
R POS 448Z Identities, Boundaries, Mobilization
R POS 567 Contentious Politics

Peter Breiner, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Stanford University)
R POS 500 Political Philosophy
R POS 501 Field Seminar in Political Theory
R POS 603 Contemporary Political Theory

Sociology Department

Steve Messner, Distinguished Teaching Professor (Ph.D. Princeton University)
A SOC 481 Quantitative Research on Crime
A SOC 601 Social Deviance
A SOC 666 Markets, Morality, and Crime
A SOC 666 Macrosociological Perspectives on Crime and Delinquency

Richard Lachmann. Professor (Ph.D. Harvard University)
A SOC 441W U.S. Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective
A SOC 535 Qualitative Research Techniques
A SOC 701 Comparative Historical Sociology
A SOC 701 Comparative Historical Studies of the State in the First and Third Worlds

Christine Bose, Professor (Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University)
A SOC 221 Statistics for Sociologists
A SOC 340 Women in the Political Economy
A SOC 440 Global Gender Issues
A SOC 640 Gender Inequality
A SOC 644 Global Gender Inequalities

Angie Chung, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles)
A SOC 535 Qualitative Research
A SOC 627 Urbanization

Ron Jacobs, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles)
A SOC 510 Sociological Theories I
A SOC 511 Sociological Theories II
A SOC 666 Cultural Sociology
A SOC 666 Civil Society and the Public Sphere

Karyn Loscocco, Professor (Ph.D. Indiana University)
A SOC 642 Sociology of Work
A SOC 645 Race, Gender and Work

Women’s Studies Department

Barbara Sutton, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Oregon)
A WSS/A SOC 515 Global Politics of Women’s Bodies
A WSS/A LCS/A HIS 551 Gender and Class in Latin American Development
A WSS 590 Research Seminar in Women's Studies

Vivian Ng, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Hawaii)
A WSS 442 Transmedia Storytelling
A WSS 520 Advanced Feminist Pedagogy and Theory
A WSS 565 Feminist Theory
A WSS 590 Research Seminar
A WSS 512 Race, Gender and Cultural Politics in Asian Diaspora