Current Visiting Scholars

  • Gretchen Townsend Buggeln

    Duesenberg Professor, Valparaiso University

    Design, Architecture, and Culture

    Gretchen Buggeln writes and teaches about the intersection of Christian belief and the material world. Her primary research interest is American sacred spaces, and she is currently at work on a book about the ubiquitous, modern-style, suburban church of the postwar era.

  • Marco Deseriis

    Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

    Global Cultures

    Professor Deseriis's research lies at the intersection of aesthetics, activism, and new media. More specifically, it focuses on the digital legacies of the twentieth-century avant-gardes, the influence of radical social movements on media theory, and the production of new forms of subjectivity in the information society.

  • Catherine Fennell

    Assistant Professor, Columbia University

    Design, Architecture, and Culture

    Professor Fennell's research follows the transformation of the U.S. welfare state and its effects on the politics of citizenship, race and urban redevelopment in Chicago, and more broadly, the American Rust Belt. Her recent and forthcoming publications examine materiality and ethical compulsion in the context of Chicago’s public housing reforms.

  • Grey Gundaker

    Dittman Chair, College of William & Mary

    Design, Architecture, and Culture

    Professor Gundaker's research investigates literacies and sign systems, ideologies of race and landscape in the Black Atlantic, sacred sites in the African Diaspora, and the politics of everyday interaction. Her teaching interests include material culture, religion, arts, and education in the U.S. and the African Diaspora, as well as theory and methods in cultural studies and anthropology.

  • Tulley Long

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota

    Health and Society

    Dr. Long's research interests include the history of ecology and topics in biology and biomedicine in the twentieth century. She has investigated urban ecology and public health, mid-twentieth century science and population, and biochemical and enzyme research and the biological sciences at Johns Hopkins. She is now at work on a book on the study of stress in the years surrounding World War II.

  • Laura Mauldin

    Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

    Health and Society

    Laura Mauldin is an assistant professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Human Development & Family Studies, University of Connecticut. She specializes in the study of health/illness, disability, and science/technology. She is primarily interested in the social and political life of medical technologies.

  • Ryan Skinner

    Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

    Global Cultures

    Ryan Skinner is an ethnomusicologist who studies expressive culture in West Africa and its European and American diasporas, with an areal focus on Malian music. Specializing in the analytic methods of cultural anthropology, social history, and musicology, Skinner’s research examines issues of popular and public culture, morality and ethics, cultural politics and economies, urbanism, and globalization.

  • Melissa Autumn White

    Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

    Global Cultures

    Melissa Autumn White is assistant professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus). Prior to joining UBC, she held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Syracuse University (2010-12), during which time she was also a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (Fall 2011).

Past Visiting Scholars

University of Minnesota