Profiles in "Cultural Studies" Expertise Area

  • Rubinoff is an American historian with a focus on the 1920s, World War II, and the 1950s. He teaches interdisciplinary studies (core and electives), organizational leadership, and U.S. history.
  • Tompkins specializes in Latin American literature and cultural production, theory and film. She co-edits Imagofagia, is the editor-in-chief of Chasqui, and runs a summer abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Fellner is a three-time Fulbright Scholar (Latvia, Moldova and Bulgaria) and four-time Fulbright Senior Specialist (North Macedonia, Indonesia, Lithuania and Latvia).
  • Primary research focus fo Urioste-Azcorra is contemporary Spanish literature and culture. Her secondary research and teaching interest is Digital Humanities.
  • Lester's specialization of African American literary and cultural studies includes US race relations; diversity, equity and inclusion; popular culture; cultural appropriation; social justice through collecting "things" and "stuff"; and the Nword.
  • Fox's current work focuses on the histories of positive emotions and well-being, as well as the role of fictional and cultural narratives in shaping emotion.
  • A Fulbright Scholar, Professor Ali is the founding chair of CAIS, coordinator of Arabic Studies and head of Classics and Middle East Studies at ASU.
  • Bebout has authored two books: "Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies" and "Whiteness on the Border: Mapping the US Racial Imagination in Brown and White."
  • Mahgoub al-Tahawy is an award-winning Egyptian novelist and short story writer, and affiliated member of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU.