Our People


William​ Acree​

  • Associate Vice Dean of Graduate Education
  • Professor of Spanish, American Culture Studies (Affiliate) and Performing Arts (Affiliate) Co-Director, Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures

Ridgley 313

Carol Camp Yeakey

  • Professor of Education, Urban Studies, International and Area Studies, African and African American Studies, and American Culture Studies
  • Founding Director of the Center on Urban Research & Public Policy and the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies

Seigle Hall 142

Joanna Dee​ Das

  • Assistant Professor of Dance​
  • Faculty Affiliate in the Program in American Culture Studies Faculty Affiliate in the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity (CRE2)

Mallinckrodt Center 304B

​Todd Decker

  • Professor of Musicology, American Culture Studies, and Film and Media Studies Performing Arts Department (Affiliate)

Tietjens Hall 204 / Blewett Hall 102

Clarissa Rile Hayward

  • Dean’s Fellow for Policies
  • Professor of Political Science, Philosophy (By Courtesy), and Urban Studies (Affiliate) Director of Diversity in Political Science

Seigle 232

Heidi Kolk

  • Assistant Professor in the Sam Fox School of Design + Visual Arts, and Assistant Vice Provost for Assessment in the Office of the Provost

John Schneider

  • Lecturer in American Culture Studies
  • Division Chief and Associate Professor Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology

Sami Tayeb

  • Lecturer in American Culture Studies
  • Clinical Research Coordinator, Program in Occupational Therapy

McMillan Hall 245

Vetta Thompson

  • E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity
  • Professor

    Rebecca Wanzo

    • Chair and Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    • African and African-American Studies, Courtesy Affiliation American Culture Studies, Courtesy Affiliation

    McMillan Hall 215

    Geoff Ward

    • Professor of African and African-American Studies
    • Faculty Affiliate in Sociology and American Culture Studies Director, WashU & Slavery Project, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2)

    McMillan Hall 237