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Faculty & Staff

Alison Bory

Alison Bory
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside

A dancemaker, performer, and scholar, my choreographic and academic research explores autobiographical performance forms, investigating the capacity of dance languages to re-imagine the construction of identity and understand subjectivity.

Patricio Boyer

Patricio Boyer
Ph.D. Yale University

I specialize in colonial Latin American literary and intellectual culture, as well as comparative early American studies.

Vivien Dietz

Vivien Dietz
Ph.D. Princeton University

I teach British history, from Boadicea to Margaret Thatcher, and I also participate in Davidson's Humanities Program. My research interests focus on the politics and culture of late eighteenth-century Britain.

Maria Fackler

Maria Fackler
Ph.D. Yale University

I specialize in 20th and 21st-century British literature.

Prof. Melissa Gonzalez

Melissa González (Chair)
Ph.D. Columbia University

I specialize in U.S. Latina/o and 20th century Latin American literature and culture, gender studies, and queer theory.

Jessica Good

Jessica Good
Ph.D. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

I specialize in social psychology, and my current research investigates perceptions of women who are the targets of benevolent sexism, and factors that increase recognition and confrontation of sexism.

Katie Horowitz

Katie Horowitz
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

My teaching and research areas are situated in rhetoric, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, and American studies.

Gayle Kaufmann

Gayle Kaufman
Ph.D. Brown University

My research examines aspects of modern marriage, parenting, and family. I love teaching at Davidson because the college encourages professors to work with students on their research projects.

Susan Roberts

Susan Roberts
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

I teach courses on the presidency, Congress, parties, campaigns, and interest groups.

Nina Serebrennikov

Nina Eugenia Serebrennikov
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

My areas of interest and expertise include medieval, renaissance and baroque art, especially 16th-century Flemish painting.

Rose Stremlau

Rose Stremlau
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I specialize in the study of the Native South; American Indian women, gender, and sexualities; federal Indian policy; and sexual violence.

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Yurika Tamura
Ph.D. Rutgers University

I'm interested in the materiality of the body, corporealities of minority experience, and music and bodily sensations as potentially subversive tools against imperialism in a transnational and post-colonial context. My teaching interests include critical race theories, women's and gender studies, and media and cultural studies.

Patricia Tilburg

Patricia Tilburg
Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles

My research and teaching explore questions around gender, culture, and history in modern Europe and especially France from the late eighteenth century through the mid-twentieth century.

Sarah Waheed

Sarah Waheed
Ph.D. Tufts University

I am a historian of modern South Asia, specializing in Islam in South Asia, nationalist politics in colonial India and post-colonial India and Pakistan. I also am the Director of the Davidson in India Program.

Staff

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Anne-Marie Craig
Administrative Assistant
M.B.A. Florida Atlantic University

I support multiple departments and associated programs with daily operations and logistics, event planning, marketing, office management, and general administration.

Affiliated Faculty

Devyn Spence Benson, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Latin American Studies
Laurian Bowles, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Shireen Campbell, Professor of English
Suzanne Churchill, Professor of English
Natalie Deckard, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Caroline Beschea-Fache, Associate Professor of French
Ann Fox, Professor of English
Sharon Green, Associate Professor of Theater
Van Hillard, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Writing
Rebecca Joubin, Assistant Professor of Arab Studies
Kyra Kietrys, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Hilton Kelly, Associate Professor of Education
Carole Kruger, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Jane Mangan, Associate Professor of History
Amanda Martinez, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Sociology
Maggie McCarthy, Associate Professor of German
Magdalena Maiz-Peña, Professor of Spanish
Dasa Mortensen, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Rebecca Ruhlen
, Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology
Mark Sample, Digital Studies
Brian Shaw, Professor of Political Science
Laura Sockol, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Mark Stanback, Professor of Biology
Anne Wills, Associate Professor of Religion