Our People

William​ Acree​

  • Dean's Fellow for Graduate Education Initiatives
  • Professor of Spanish, American Culture Studies (Affiliate) and Performing Arts (Affiliate) Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Ridgley 313

Heather Berg

  • Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Graduate Certificate Program Director

McMillan Hall, Room 216

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

Noah Cohan

  • Interim Director of American Culture Studies
  • Assistant Director of American Culture Studies Lecturer in American Culture Studies Interim Director Graduate Studies

McMillan 258

Joanna Dee​ Das

  • Assistant Professor of Dance​
  • Co-Chair, PAD Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group 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

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

Vetta Thompson

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

    ​Abram Van Engen

    • Dean’s Fellow for Educational Innovations and Initiatives
    • Chair and Professor of English Professor of Religion and Politics (by courtesy) Pronouns: he/him/his

    ​Duncker 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