HUMANITES EXPERTS AT UK

Faculty and research experts at the University of Kentucky (UK) are available to speak to the news media about a variety of topics ranging from finance and economics to literature and the arts. Members of the media wishing to interview or consult with these individuals should call (859) 257-1754.


Categories:


English

Jonathan Allison, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6961
E-mail: jalliso@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. 1890s poetry and the fin de siecle
    Modern British and Irish Literature
    Modern Poetry

Rusty Barrett, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3114
E-mail: erbarr2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Sociolinguistic Theory
    Mayan Languages
    Phonological Theory

Virginia Blum, Professor and Director, Graduate Studies, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6991
E-mail: virginia.blum@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Nineteenth-Century American Literature
    Fiction
    Women's Literature and Gender Studies
    Psychoanalytic Theory
    Critical Theory

Anna Bosch, Associate Professor, Department of English and Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1416
E-mail: bosch@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Phonology
    Celtic
    Romance Languages
    Minority Languages
    Linguistic Theory

Thomas Clayton, Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2901
E-mail: tmclay@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Language Policy Studies
    English Language Spread

Jeffory A. Clymer, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6965
E-mail: jeff.clymer@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Transnational Contexts of Literature
    Economics and Literature
    Critical Race Theory

Rynetta Davis, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6984
E-mail: rynetta.davis@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. African American Literature

Andy Doolen, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1488
E-mail: avdool2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Colonial to Nineteenth-Century American Writing
    The American Novel
    Postcolonial & Race Theory

Janet Eldred, Professor, Department of English and Director of the Writing Center
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-2548
E-mail: eldred@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Essay and Creative Nonfiction
    Literacy Studies
    History of U.S. Composition and Rhetoric
    Instructional Technology
    Editing and Publishing
    Essay & Creative Nonfiction

Nikky Finney, Professor, Department of English and Provost's Distinguished Service Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-6997
E-mail: finney@uky.edu or nikkyfinney@gmail.com
Specialization:

  1. Creative Writing
    Poetry

Walter C. Foreman, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6967
E-mail: namerof@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Shakespeare
    Jonson
    Renaissance Drama
    Antonioni, Fellini

Matthew Giancarlo, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1587
E-mail: matthew.giancarlo@gmail.com
Specialization:

  1. Chaucer and Middle English Literature
    Late medieval poetry & politics
    Parliament and constitutionalism in medieval literature and culture

Andrew Hippisley, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6989
E-mail: andrew.hippisley@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Morphology

Pearl James, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6978
E-mail: pearl.james@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Film
    World War I
    American Modernism
    Propaganda Posters
    Gender Studies

Julia Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): N/A
E-mail: julia.johnson@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Poetry

Peter Kalliney, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6964
E-mail: peter.kalliney@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. History of the Novel
    Modern and Contemporary Poetry
    Twentieth-Century British Literature
    Postcolonial Literature
    History of the Novel
    Literary Theory and Globalization
    Cultural Studies

Joyce MacDonald, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6987
E-mail: joyce.macdonald@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Shakespeare
    Renaissance Drama
    Race Theory

Alyssa MacLean, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4587
E-mail: alyssa.maclean@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Transnational studies
    Nineteenth-century American literature and culture
    African American literature
    Canadian studies

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1519
E-mail: amnade2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Post-WW II American Literature and Culture
    Cold War Studies
    American Studies with an emphasis on the representation of race
    American film and Television

Gurney Norman, Associate Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1154
E-mail: gnorman@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Fiction
    Film
    Literary and cultural history of the Appalachian Region

Armando Jose Prats, Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7005
E-mail: ajprat1@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. The Western
    Western History and Mythology
    Image of the Indian in Popular Film

Randall Roorda, Associate Professor, Department of English and Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1033
E-mail: rroorda@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Composition and Rhetoric
    Environmental Literature and Discourse
    American Nature Writing
    Ecocriticism
    Literary Nonfiction

Marion Rust, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6960
E-mail: mlrust2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Early American Literature and Culture
    19th-century American Women Writers
    Narratives of the Disenfranchised in American Culture to 1865

Gregory Stump, Director, Linguistics Program, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1184
E-mail: gstump@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Morphological Theory
    Typology
    Celtic languages
    Indo-Iranian languages

Michael Trask, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1313
E-mail: matras2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Social Theory
    History of Sexuality

Jane Vance, Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8454
E-mail: jgvance@windstream.net
Specialization:

  1. Creative Writing
    Poetry

Frank X. Walker, Associate Professor, Department of English, Director, African American and Africana Studies Research Program
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1634
E-mail: fxwalker2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Affrilachian Poetry
    African American Studies
    Poetry

Nazera Wright, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6975
E-mail: nazera.wright@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century African American Literature
    African American Studies
    Childhood Studies
    Girlhood Studies
    Women and Gender Studies
    Archival Studies

Lisa Zunshine, Bush-Holbrook Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7705
E-mail: lisa.zunshine@gmail.com
Specialization:

  1. Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature
    Cognitive Approaches to Literature

History

James Albisetti, Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4343
E-mail: jcalbi01@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. History of education and the professions
    Social history of the middle classes
    Women’s history

Jane Calvert, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2631
E-mail: jane.calvert@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Early modern Anglo-American religious, political and constitutional history
    Quaker political thought
    Founding Father John Dickinson

Tracy Campbell, Professor, Department of History and Co-Director, Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7811
E-mail: tracamp@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Twentieth century United States political and social history
    Kentucky history
    Election integrity
    Political history

Paul Chamberlin, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4346
E-mail: paul.chamberlin@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International History
    Middle East History
    Foreign Relations

Francie Chassen-Lopez,Professor, Department of History and Support Faculty, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4344
E-mail: frclopz@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Latin American History
    Modern Mexico
    Women and Gender in Latin America Race
    Ethnicity in the Americas

Eric Christianson, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4341
E-mail: ehchri01@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Post-1700 history of science, health, technology and environment

Ron Eller, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6857
E-mail: eller@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Appalachian history, politics and culture

Abigail Firey, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6447
E-mail: afire2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Early Medieval Europe (especially legal history)
    Carolingian empire
    Early medieval and late antique intellectual and cultural history
    Canon law
    Early medieval biblical exegesis
    Textual transmission and manuscript studies

Ron Formisano, Bryan Chair Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1965
E-mail: rform2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. United States political culture and politics in the nineteenth and twentieth century
    Populist movements in American history from the Revolution to the 1990s

Ellen Furlough, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3675
E-mail: furloug@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Modern European and French history
    Development of a consumer-oriented society and economy in 20th century France

David Hamilton, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3104
E-mail: dehami01@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. 20th century U.S. political and policy history
    Economist Mordecai Ezekiel
    J. Edgar Hoover's presidency
    Early twentieth-century American state-building

Phil Harling, Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1246
E-mail: harling@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Modern British history
    The land question in Britain and the Empire (c. 1850-1914)
    Citizenship and the state in Britain (1832-present)
    British political culture in the late-Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras

Denise Ho, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1515
E-mail: dyho222@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Social and cultural history of modern China

David Hunter, Cottrill-Rolfes Chair of Catholic Studies with Joint appointment in the Departments of History and Modern and Classical
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7016
E-mail: david.hunter@uky.edu 
Specialization:

  1. Catholic thought, history and literature
    Augustine and other early Christian writers, especially the Latin Fathers
    History of clerical celibacy

Kathi Kern, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3555
E-mail: kern@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Women's rights movement in nineteenth-century America
    Research and service outreach to public school teachers

Mark Lawrence Kornbluh, Professor, Department of History and Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8354 
E-mailkornbluh@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Elections
    National politics
    Voter Participation
    Voter registration
    American political history

Joanne Melish, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1014
E-mail: jmelish@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. History of racial production in the United States
    Slavery and emancipation
    19th century American culture and social history
    19th century African American history

Erik Lars Myrup, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3483
E-mail: erik.myrup@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Early modern expansion
    Portugal, Brazil and the larger Luso-Brazilian world

Lien-Hang Nguyen, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4338
E-mail: Hang.Nguyen@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. United States Foreign Policy/International Cold War
    Interaction between the United States and the world, with spatial focus on Southeast Asia and temporal interest in the Cold War

Robert Olson, Professor, Department of History and Support Faculty, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4346
E-mail: hisposta@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Ottoman Empire
    Islamic History
    The Kurdish people
    General contemporary politics of the Middle East

David Olster, Professor, Department of History and Judaic Studies
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4348
E-mail: dmolst01@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Jewish History

Karen Petrone, Associate Professor, Department of History and Support Faculty, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4345
E-mail: petrone@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Cultural and gender history in modern Russia and the former Soviet Union

Jeremy Popkin, Professor, Department of History and Judaic Studies
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1415
E-mail: popkin@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Modern French History
    Jewish History
    Haitian History
    The French and Haitian Revolutions

Dan Rowland, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2386
E-mail: hisdan@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Early modern Russian History
    Soviet History
    Investigation of rituals, art and architecture in the throne rooms of Russia

Gerald Smith, Associate Professor, Department of History and Co-Editor of Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1357
E-mail: glsmit01@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. African Americans in Kentucky
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Race and Sports
    Civil Rights Movement in the US Since 1930
    African American Urban History, Race Relations

Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1043
E-mail: starrle@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. The intersection of religious, cultural and legal history in southern Europe in the early modern period
    The Inquisition

Mark Summers, Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3037
E-mail: msumm2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Gilded Age politics (post-Civil War and post-Reconstruction eras of the late 19th century)
    The Andrew Johnson impeachment

Tammy Whitlock, Lecturer, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2386
E-mail: hrhwhitlock@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. European and British History
    Popular and government reform of the criminal justice system in England
    Public perceptions of criminality and gender
    Criminality in consumer culture
    Development of nationalism
    International political movements against violence

Akiko Takenaka, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3584
E-mail: ata225@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Social and cultural history of modern Japan
    Memory and historiography of the Asia-Pacific War
    War and society, nationalism, memory studies and visual culture

Jakobi Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1859
E-mail: jewi223@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Resistance and the social justice revolutions within the historic African American community
    African American history
    20th century United States history
    Black Panther Party
    Black Power/Civil Rights movements

Linguistics

Rusty Barrett, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3114
E-mail: erbarr2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Sociolinguistic Theory
    Mayan Languages
    Phonological Theory

Anna Bosch, Associate Professor, Department of English and Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1416
E-mail: bosch@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Phonology
    Celtic
    Romance Languages
    Minority Languages
    Linguistic Theory

Alan V. Brown, Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies 
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7093 
E-mail: avbrow2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Second Language Acquisition
    Spanish Applied Linguistics

Thomas Clayton, Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2901
E-mail: tmclay@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Language policy studies
    English language spread

Stayc DuBravac, Associate Professor, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9562
E-mail: sdubravac@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Second language acquisition
    Language learning
    Computer-assisted language learning
    Computers and language
    Applied linguistics

Andrew Hippisley, Associate Professor, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6989
E-mail: andrew.hippisley@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Morphology

Gregory Stump, Director, Linguistics Program, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1184
E-mail: gstump@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Morphological Theory
    Typology
    Celtic languages
    Indo-Iranian languages

Sadia Zoubir-Shaw, Associate Professor of French and Linguistics, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Division of French and Italian
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5729
E-mail: szoubir@uky.edu or szs.shaw@gmail.com
Specialization:

  1. Phonetics
    1st and 2nd Lang. Acquisition
    (Applied) Linguistics
    Translation Studies
    Language and Culture

Philosophy & Religion

David Bradshaw, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7107
E-mail: dbradsh@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Eastern Orthodoxy (Russian, Greek, etc.)
    War crimes & international law

Ron Bruzina, Professor, Department of Philosophy
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1187
E-mail: rbruzina@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Asian philosophy & religion (Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.)

Arnold Farr, Professor, Department of Philosophy
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9414
E-mail: arnold.farr@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. African American Philosophy/Philosophy of race
    Martin Luther King
    Marxism
    Critical theory
    German idealism
    Social/political philosophy 

David Hunter, Cottrill-Rolfes Chair of Catholic Studies with Joint appointment in the Departments of History and Modern and Classical
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7016
E-mail: david.hunter@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Catholic thought, history and literature
    Augustine and other early Christian writers, especially the Latin Fathers
    History of clerical celibacy

Natalie Nenadic, Department of Philosophy
Contact Phone(s): N/A
E-mail: natalie.nenadic@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. War crimes & international law

Jeremy Popkin, Professor, Department of History and Judaic Studies
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1415
E-mail: popkin@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Modern French History
    Jewish History
    Haitian History
    The French and Haitian Revolutions

Eric Sanday, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Contact Phone(s): 859) 257-6540
E-mail: eric.sanday@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Asian philosophy & religion (Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.)

Bob Sandmeyer, Professor, Department of Philosophy
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7749
E-mail: bob.sandmeyer@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Environmental ethics, local environmentalism

Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Media

Adam Banks, Associate Professor, Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4966
E-mail: adam.banks3@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. African American Rhetoric
    Composition Theory
    Community Engagement
    Digital Rhetoric

Beth Connors-Manke, Full-Time Lecturer, Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8046
E-mail: b.connors-manke@uky.edu
Rhetoric of witness in prison writing
Urban development
Housing and poverty
Incarceration

Jenny Edbauer Rice, Associate Professor, Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media
E-mail: jenny.rice@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Rhetoric of place
    Community writing
    Digital rhetoric

William Endres, Assistant Professor, Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media and English and Computer Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8337
E-mail: bill.endres@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Composition
    Visual Rhetoric
    Digital Preservation and Research
    Rhetorical Invention
    Instructional Technologies
    Writing of Poetry

Janice W. Fernheimer, Assistant Professor, Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6973
E-mail: jfernheimer@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Rhetoric
    Technology
    Pedagogy
    Jewish rhetorical studies

Tom Marksbury, Senior Full-Time Lecturer, Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6971
E-mail: tmark2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Documentary film
    Film history
    Creative writing (screenplay and fiction
    Modern American fiction

Roxanne Mountford, Director Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6985
E-mail: mountford@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. History and theory of women’s rhetoric
    History of rhetoric. 
    American religious rhetoric
    Rhetorical analysis
    History of efforts to integrate speaking and writing instruction in American colleges and universities in the 20th century

K. J. Rawson, Full-Time Lecturer, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6979
E-mail: k.j.rawson@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Transgender archiving–both separate from and in conjunction with queer archiving
    How transgender people and communities rhetorically relate to and use history

Erik Reece, Senior Full-Time Lecturer, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6971
E-mail: erik.reece@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Environmental journalism

Jeff Rice, Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859)
E-mail: j.rice@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Social Media
    Digital media
    Technology
    Rhetoric
    Media Literacy

Vershawn Ashanti Young, Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1271
E-mail: vershawn.young@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. African American rhetoric, literature and performance studies
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