Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, Syracuse University, 2000; M.A. Dance Ethnology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992; B.A. Musicology and Piano, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1990
Teaching and Research Areas: Cultural Anthropology; Physical Anthropology and Archaeology; Nationalism, Terrorism and Resistance; Women, Peace and Political Mobilization; Social Conflict; Anthropology of Dance; Anthropology of Religion in South Asia; Constructions of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality; South Asian Diaspora; Tamil Nationalist Movements in North-East Sri Lanka; Non-violent Direct Action, Peace Witnessing and Christian Peacemaker Teams.
Education: B.A. and M.A., SUNY Buffalo; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Areas of Academic Interest: American politics, political history, public history, history of science and medicine, African-American history, and women's history.
Read more about his interest in politics and American culture in Dr. Kneeland's Life of the Mind article.
Media expert: TV interview on Pope Francis' historical address to the U.S. Congress.
Education: B.A., Spanish, Southern Connecticut State University; M.A., Spanish, Emory University; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Emory University.
Teaching and Research Interests: Linguistics; human rights; translation; and how language shapes the human experience, consciousness, and cultures. Connects students to Peru to work with indigenous communities in schools, clinics, and communities, through service, health campaigns, and research projects, and promotes civic engagement. Leads courses and directs internships in Spanish-speaking countries. Emphasizes that language is more than a tool, but also what we are made of. Awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a program to enable students to work and study in Peru for one month. Currently developing a certification program in interpreting.
Education: Ph.D. and M.A., Florida State University; B.A., Florida Atlantic University
Teaching and Research Interests: U.S. Latino/a literary and cultural studies, particularly Cuban-American literary culture; identity construction and performance; diaspora and displacement; race and gender politics; 20th-century American literature; ethnic-American literatures; the short story; the novel; rhetoric and composition.
Education: A native speaker of French and Spanish, he received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Contemporary French Theater with a minor in Contemporary Latin American Literature.
Teaching and Research Interests: Prof. Carrasco has been teaching French and literature for thirty years. Teaching French goes beyond language acquisition skills; it exposes students to another world of culture, and allows them to discover the aesthetic values of a literary text and the universal bridges between themselves and the works of art. An accomplished playwright, he has written and produced plays in French, Spanish, and English.
Education: B.A., Cornell University, M.S.W., SUNY at Albany, and Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University.
Teaching and Research Interests: Welfare reform, child and family issues, poverty, and social policy.
Education: B.A. Macalester College; M.A. University of Puerto Rico; Ph.D. University of Michigan
Teaching and Research Interests: Latin America and the Caribbean, the Atlantic world, medicine and reproduction, gender and cultural studies.
Education: B.A., Oregon State University; M.A., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Teaching and Research Interests:
My main areas of teaching are in the Hindu traditions, global Christianity, gender/politics and religion, and mysticism. The aspect of religion that most fascinates me is how religion and culture intertwine and inform one another. This has led me to explore religious practices typically thought to be "out of place," such as Christian pilgrimage and saint devotion in south India and Hindu temple worship in North America. My work has led me to the joys and challenges of comparison, a process that looms large in my courses, in my most recent book called Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion, and in my recent adventures with Icelandic trance mediums and spirit healers.
Education: B.A., Dhaka University; M.A., Dhaka; M.A., Windsor; M.A., Northern Arizona; Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
Teaching and Research Interests: Rhetoric and technical communication, linguistics, comparative world literature, post-colonial cultural studies, critical discourse analysis, subaltern studies.
Education: Ph.D. Curriculum and Teaching with a Specialization in Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Teaching and Research Interests: Colonial and post-colonial forms of education, gender and sexuality in education, and the relationship between popular culture and education. She has a special fascination with Disney and its role in shaping and educating us about normal and appropriate gender and sexual roles.
Education: B.A., SUNY Geneseo (Psychology); M.A., University of New Hampshire (Psychology); M.S.T., University of New Hampshire (College Teaching); Ph.D., University of New Hampshire (Psychology).
Teaching Interests: Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Women and Gender, Abnormal Psychology, Community Psychology, Psychology and Women's Health
Research Interests: Eating disorders prevention, health and wellness education and prevention programs, program evaluation, attitudes towards women, power and empowerment.
Education: B.A., Kenyon College; M.A. and Ph.D., Indiana University
Teaching and Research Interests: Native American History, American Colonial History, American Revolution, and France in North America 1530-1763.
Education: Mireille received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She also is an alumna of the University of Maryland, at College Park, where she received her MA, and of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d' Ulm, in Paris.
Teaching and Research Interests: French literature, francophone and film studies, cultural trends in contemporary France, and advanced composition and conversation courses. Research interests include immigration, politics and the novel; ethnicity, identity and human rights in contemporary literature and film; images of women in contemporary French and Francophone cinema; literary and film theory.
Before relocating to Rochester, she taught at the University of Delaware, Maryland and Stanford University. She is the Director of the French House and the French Club Advisor.
Education: B.A., St. Michael's College; M.A., University of Vermont; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Teaching and Research Interests: African American literature, modern American literature, popular culture, international education
Read more about Dr. Madigan's involvement with the Fulbright Scholar program at Naz.
Education: Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo (Sociology); M.A., Rutgers University (Sociology); B.A., Skidmore College (Sociology)
Teaching Interests: Sociology of mass media and popular culture, marriage and families, race and ethnicities, individuals in society, and social problems.
Research Interests: Interpersonal relationships and technology (e.g. effects of social media), social influences on romantic love, social construction of the news, Hurricane Katrina, stratification, the social construction of symbolic boundaries, and cognitive sociology.
Education: B.A., Hunter College, City University of NY; M.A. and Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Teaching and Research Interests: Word and image studies, graphic narrative, comics studies, gender theory, creative non-fiction, literary and cultural theory, memory studies, transnational memoir, childhood studies.
Teaching and Research Interests: Social policy; political and legislative activism; macro and community practice; administration and higher education; diversity and multicultural practice and education; religion and spirituality.
Education: B.A Sociology, Roberts Wesleyan College; M.S.W., Syracuse University; Ph.D. candidate, Syracuse University.
Teaching and Research Interests: Caribbean families and fathers, African-American father-child relationships, paternal identity, and childhood development within a cultural context.
Education: B.A . Williams College; Ph.D. Cornell University
Teaching and Research Interests: American Government and politics, constitutional history, comparative healthcare and social policy, and political philosophy.
Education: A.B., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Boston University
My major research interest is in the proper methods of metaphysical inquiry and the possibility of systematic metaphysical projects. In particular, I am interested in early modern conceptions of metaphysics and the challenges to metaphysics posed by transcendental idealism. My research focuses primarily on the philosophy of Kant as well as his relationship to previous early modern philosophers including Leibniz, Wolff and Baumgarten. Recently, I have written on the role of completeness in Kant’s metaphysics and the viability of the principle of sufficient reason as a metaphysical first principle. I have strong secondary interests in the philosophical issues raised by religion, film, architecture, and mental illness. In addition to courses in the core curriculum I also enjoy teaching early modern philosophy, ethics, and feminist philosophy.
Teaching Interests: Medical sociology, gender and society.
Research Interests: Gender and society, medical sociology, social problems, family and society, and sociology of aging.
Education: B.S. Alfred University in business administration/marketing, with dance/communications); M.F.A., The College at Brockport
Teaching and Artistic Interests: In addition to her responsibilities at Nazareth, Roffe actively performs, choreographs, and guest teaches. She also has performed nationally and internationally with Garth Fagan Dance Company, Bill Evans Dance Company, and Assemblage Dance. She has been a collaborating director, performer, and choreographer with Rochester’s critically acclaimed FuturPointe Dance Company since 2009. In the future, she would like to research, write, and publish her work about dance.
Education: A native speaker of Chinese, he received his Ph.D. in modern Chinese literature and culture from the University of British Columbia.
Teaching and Research Interests: Twentieth century Chinese literature and film, modern Chinese intellectual history, and contemporary Chinese social and intellectual issues. He has published extensively in both Chinese and English on issues in modern Chinese literature, culture, and history. He is currently working on a book manuscript on contemporary Chinese avant-garde fiction.
He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Asian Research at UBC and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Lehigh University before joining Nazareth.