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Department of American Studies

Sandra Becker, MA
Sandra Becker, MA
Prof. dr. Laura Bieger
Prof. dr. Laura Bieger
Dr. Tim Jelfs
Dr. Tim Jelfs
Drs. Deirdre Harmsen
Drs. Deirdre Harmsen
Dr. Anne Martinez
Dr. Anne Martinez
Dr. Marietta Messmer
Dr. Marietta Messmer
Dr. Jelte Olthof
Dr. Jelte Olthof
K.S. Roberts, PhD
K.S. Roberts, PhD
Dr. Mark Thompson
Dr. Mark Thompson
Dr. Jeanette den Toonder
Dr. Jeanette den Toonder
Dr. Maarten Zwiers
Dr. Maarten Zwiers

Faculty and Staff Roster

Faculty E-mail Title Expertise
Becker, S. (Sandra), MA


PhD student 20th- and 21st-Century U.S. Culture & History, Film & Television Studies, Gender Studies & Intersectionality Theory
Bieger, prof. dr. L.C. (Laura)


room 1315.0304

American cultural, literary & media history, esp. space-media & text-reader relations; Political culture & theory, esp. theories of democracy; Aesthetics; Narrative use; Critical theory; American art & architecture; Popular culture; Transnational American Studies
Jelfs, dr. T. (Tim)


room 1315.0309

Assistant Professor Twentieth and Twenty-first Century American literature, culture, politics and history; Democracy, imperialism and militarism in U.S. history, culture and politics
Martinez, dr. A.M. (Anne)


room 1315.0308

Assistant Professor Twentieth Century cultural and intellectual histories; U.S.-Mexico relations; Mexican American history and culture; American Catholicism; Religion and national identity
Messmer, dr. M.E. (Marietta)


room 1315.0312

Associate Professor
Hemispheric American Studies; Cultural and Political Relations between the U.S. and Mexico; Central American Migration to the U.S.; Ethnic Minorities (in particular Chicanos and Native Americans); Cultural Theory; Gender Theory
Olthof, dr. J. (Jelte)


room 1315.0306

Assistant Professor Legal and political history of the United States Constitution; American Government and Political Development; Antebellum American political history (1776-1865); Rhetorical Criticism
Roberts, K.S. (Kathryn)


room 1315.0311

Assistant Professor American Literature and Culture (modern & contemporary), Critical Theory, Feminist & Queer Theory, Media History, History of Cultural Institutions
Thompson, dr. M.L. (Mark)


room 1315.0310

Assistant Professor Colonial America, the American Revolution, the Early Republic, and the US South; Ethnicity, national identity and race; Early Modern Atlantic World
den Toonder, dr. J.M.L. (Jeanette)


room 1315.0191

Assistant Professor; Director Center for Canadian Studies Canadian Studies; French and Francophone Contemporary Literature and Culture; Minority and First Nations Literature in Canada
Zwiers, dr. M. (Maarten)


room 1312.0525

Assistant Professor U.S. History, History of the U.S. South, Political Culture, American Studies, Southern Studies, Regional Identity, Civil Rights Movement, U.S. Civil War.
Staff E-mail Title
Harmsen, drs. D.E. (Deirdre)


room 1315.0314

Academic Advisor

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