Center for Humanities

Director: April Oettinger, Associate Professor, Art History
Assistant Director: Antje Rauwerda, Associate Professor, English

Major and Minor Program Contacts

Art History: April Oettinger
English: Antje Rauwerda
History: James Dator
Philosophy: John Rose
American Studies Major: Mary Marchand
Book Studies Minor: April Oettinger
Arts Administration (Concentration):

Full-Time and Half-Time Faculty

Emma Amador, Assistant Professor of History: Latin American, Caribbean and Latino/a History, Latino/a studies, comparative ethnic studies, transnational migrations, women's, gender and sexuality studies, race and ethnicity

John Corcoran, Visiting Assistant Professor of History: Early and Modern Europe, especially modern Russia; comparative welfare states; comparative empires; administration and bureaucracy

James Dator, Assistant Professor of History: Early-Modern Caribbean, Comparative Slavery & Slave Resistance, African Diaspora

Evan Dawley, Assistant Professor of History: History of East Asia, especially China, Taiwan, and Japan; colonialism; identity; ethnicity and nationalism; maritime territorial disputes

Steven DeCaroli, Associate Professor of Philosophy: Contemporary Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Aesthetics

Margret Grebowicz, Associate Professor of Philosophy: 20th and 21st Century Continental philosophy, critical animal studies, environmental philosophy, gender and sexuality

Matthew Rainbow Hale, Associate Professor of History: Early American History, Atlantic Revolutions, Print Culture

Gail Husch, Professor of Art History: 19th-Century European and American Painting and Sculpture, American Apocalyptic Imagery

April Oettinger, Associate Professor of Art History: 15th- and 16th-century Venetian Art, Italian Renaissance Art and Literature, History of the Book

Mary Marchand, Professor of English: American Literature, American Studies

Antje Rauwerda, Associate Professor of English: Third Culture Literature (The Literature of Writers Raised Abroad); Postcolonial Literature, Contemporary International Writing in English, British Literature

Angelo Robinson, Associate Professor of English: African American literature, American Literature, American studies, gender and sexuality

John Rose, Professor of Philosophy: Phenomenology, Gadamerian Hermeneutics, Nietzsche, Derridian Deconstruction, Existentialism, 18th and 19th century Continental Thought, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Late Classical Philosophy, Neoplatonism, Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of Theater, Metaphysics

Chelsea Schields, Visiting Assistant Professor in History: History of Modern Europe; Colonialism & Decolonization; Sexuality & Gender

Tina Hirsch Sheller, Assistant Professor of History and Historic Preservation: Historic Preservation, Public History, Early American History

Michelle Tokarczyk, Professor of English: Working-Class Studies, Contemporary American Literature, Women’s Studies, Composition

Juliette Wells, Associate Professor of English: Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature; the novel; women's writing; Jane Austen

Professor Emeritus or Emerita or Emeriti

Jean Baker, Bennett-Hartwood Professor of History: U.S. History, 19th Century; Women’s History

Julie Roy Jeffrey, Professor of History: 19th-Century American Reform, especially Abolitionism, Religion, Gender

Jeffrey Myers, Associate Professor of English: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts in the Renaissance

Arnold Sanders, Associate Professor of English: Medieval literature, expository writing, literary theory, archives

Part-Time Faculty

Asad Naqvi

Affiliate Faculty

Uta Larkey, Alison Lohr (Arts Administration), Nancy Hubbard