Regular Faculty

Professor Julie Prebel

Julie Prebel, Chair

Associate Professor, American Studies; Director of Writing Center & Programs
B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., Cal State San Francisco; Ph.D., University of Washington
Julie Prebel teaches courses in writing/composition, rhetorical theory, and cultural studies.
Professor Heather Lukes

Heather Lukes

Associate Professor, American Studies
B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
Heather Lukes teaches courses on queer theory, queer color critique, queer L.A., and psychoanalysis.
Professor Xiao-huang Yin

Xiao-huang Yin

Professor, American Studies
B.A., Nanjing University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Xiao-huang Yin specializes in Asian American studies, U.S.-Asia relations, and modern China.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Alexandra Fine

Alexandra Fine

Visiting Assistant Professor, American Studies
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., California College of the Arts; P.h.D., University of California, Davis
Alexandra Fine teaches courses in disability studies, queer theory and sexuality studies, and American studies methods.
Greg Toy

Gregory Toy

Visiting Assistant Professor, American Studies
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA

Advisory Committee

Professor Sharla Fett

Sharla Fett

Professor, History
B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Rutgers University
Sharla Fett teaches courses on early U.S. and African American history, including the Atlantic World, Slavery and the Antebellum South, U.S. Women’s History, and Collective Memory and Slavery’s Legacies. Read her Oxy Story profile.
Professor Raul Villa

Raul Villa

Professor, Latino/a & Latin American Studies
B.A., Yale University; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
Raul Villa's major areas of scholarly and curricular expertise are in Chicano and U.S. literature and popular culture, urban studies (with a particular emphasis on Los Angeles cultural studies), and Southwest/Borderlands literature and expressive culture.

Affiliated Faculty

Professor Erica Ball

Erica Ball

Professor of Black Studies
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Erica L. Ball is a historian who specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century African American history.
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