Profiles in "American and Ethnic Studies" Expertise Area

  • Joe Lockard is associate professor of English, specializing in 19th-century American literature, prison literature, and translation economies.
  • Charles T. Lee is a political and cultural theorist who combines critical theory and ethnographic research to analyze and engender plural pathways of social transformation in everyday life.
  • In Leong's research, teaching, and community engagement, she explores overlapping and mutually reinforcing discourses of gender, race, class, and nation, and advantage and disadvantage in U.S. society.
  • Thomas Keil was the associate dean of New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences on the West campus. He came to ASU in 1999 as dean of arts and sciences on the West campus.
  • Elenes' book "Transforming Borders" examines the relationship between Chicana cultural productions, pedagogy and epistemology.
  • Sarat's work explores the intersection of religion and migration in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, with special attention to ways in which people draw upon religion to formulate notions of belonging and confront challenges.
  • 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."