Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Caroline Heldman

Caroline Heldman, Chair

Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., Washington State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Caroline Heldman specializes in the presidency, media, gender, and race in the American context.
Professor Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., UCLA; M. Ed., UCLA; M.A., Loyola Marymount University; Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Mary Christianakis is a professor of language, literacy, and culture. She studies literacy development, language, and discourse from a critical sociocritical perspective.
Professor Glenn Elmer Griffin

Glenn A. Elmer Griffin

Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., Pacific Union College; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
Glenn A. Elmer Griffin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Critical Theory and Social Justice.
Professor Caroline Heldman

Caroline Heldman

Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., Washington State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Caroline Heldman specializes in the presidency, media, gender, and race in the American context.

On Special Appointment

Alice Bag

Professor of the Practice, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., Cal State University, Los Angeles

Pilar Escondrias

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
A.B.,Princeton University, M.Ph., University of Cambridge, M.A., P.h.D., Northwestern University

LeKeisha Hughes

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, M.A., P.h.D., University of California, San Diego
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Marisol León

Part-Time Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Loyola Marymount University; J.D., U.C. Berkeley
Marisol León teaches courses related to critical theory, resistance movements, inequity, and the law.
Prof. Malek Moazzam-Doulat

Malek Moazzam-Doulat

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., Occidental College; Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook
Prof. Moazzam-Doulat teaches courses on social and political philosophy.
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Kai Small

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Critical Theory and Social Justice
B.A., Occidental College; M.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (in progress)
  Kai Small is a multimedia scholar that teaches courses in black studies with a focus on black feminist theories, trans/queer black studies, and the intersections between black and indigenous studies.