Cultures Experts

Elise Andaya
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Cuba and political/economic changes, Reproductive health, Reproductive technologies, Cross-cultural ideas of family, Gender, Sexuality
Nicholas Conway
Music & Theatre
Areas of expertise: Hip hop music and culture
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Political Science, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies
Areas of expertise: Comparative politics, Census data, Latino culture, Political values, Attitudes and behavior, Media studies
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East Asian Studies
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
Areas of expertise: China, Chinese culture, Chinese history, Confucianism
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School of Business, Marketing
Assistant Professor
Areas of expertise: Culture, Change, Consumer behavior
Julia Hormes
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Psychology of human food choice, Eating behaviors, Food preferences and aversions, Cultural differences in eating behaviors, Eating disorders, Overweight and obesity, Cravings, Food cravings, Chocolate craving, Perimenstrual and pregnancy cravings, Social networking and video game addiction, Substance use, Status of women in academia
Ryan M. Irwin
Associate Professor & Director of the Institute for History and Public Engagement
Areas of expertise: American foreign relations, globalization, international organizations, decolonization
Ron Jacobs
Areas of expertise: Theory, Culture and mass media, Politics and democracy
Istvan Kecskes
Educational Theory & Practice, Communication, School of Education
Distinguished Professor
Areas of expertise: Second language acquisition, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Intercultural communication, Foreign language learning, English as a Lingua Franca, Cognitive linguistics
Maria G. Keyes
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Lecturer of Italian and UHS Italian Liaison
Areas of expertise: Italian and French language and literature, Italian culture, Civilization, Film and cinema, Italian American experience, Contemporary Italian society
Walter Little
Anthropology, Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies
Areas of expertise: Cultures, Cultural heritage, Diversity, Economics, Indigenous peoples and languages of the Americas, Mesoamerica, Latin America, Popular Culture, Tourism, Urban studies
Marilyn Masson
Professor and Chair
Areas of expertise: Archaeology, Mexico, Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization, Ancient Urban Life and Landscapes, Pre-Modern Political Economy, Household Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Archaeology, Historical Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Stone Tool Analysis
Paul Miesing
School of Business, Management
Areas of expertise: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management
Olimpia Pelosi
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Associate Professor of Italian
Areas of expertise: Italian and comparative literature, Women mystic writers of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period, Italian theatre of the Renaissance and Baroque period
Sean Rafferty
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Ancient tobacco, Shamanism, Native American smoking pipes, Archaeology of eastern North America, Archaeology of New York State, Cultural resource management
Dr. Marcia Sutherland
Africana Studies, Psychology
Associate Professor, Chair of Africana Studies
Areas of expertise: Social and psychological development of black children, inclusiveness of education, transracial adoption, HIV/AIDS and people of African descent, enslavement and colonial experiences of people of African descent, black studies, mock jury trials, nonverbal behavior of people of African descent