Affiliated Faculty

Arturo Escobar
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Anthropology
aescobar@email.unc.edu

Gregg Flaxman
Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
grflax@email.unc.edu

Lawrence Grossberg
Morris Davis Distinguished Professor, Communication Studies
docrock@email.unc.edu

Wahneema Lubiano
Associate Professor, African and African American Studies
wah@duke.edu

Federico Luisetti
Professor and Department Chair, Romance Languages and Literatures
luisetti@email.unc.edu

My research is informed by a transdisciplinary approach to literary, visual, and cultural studies. After writing on art theory, philosophy, and literary studies, in my recent scholarship I have explored vitalist paradigms in the historical Avant-gardes and post-structuralism.┬áIn my latest publications┬áI propose a naturalistic alternative to the cultural hegemony of Western transcendentalism, rethinking – through a close dialogue with decolonial and indigenous perspectives – the hidden political and epistemic implications of primitivist, orientalist, and exoticist motives.

Chris Lundberg
Director, Cultural Studies Undergraduate Major
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
clundber@email.unc.edu

John McGowan
Director, Institute for Arts and Humanities
Ruel W. Tyson, JR Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, English and Comparative Literature
jpm@email.unc.edu

Todd Ochoa
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
bambros@email.unc.edu

Michal Osterweil
Lecturer and Director of Internships, Curriculum in Global Studies
osterwei@email.unc.edu

John Pickles
Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies, Geography
jpickles@unc.edu

Alvaro Reyes
Assistant Professor, Geography
alvaroar@email.unc.edu

Eunice Sahle
Associate Professor and Chair, African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor, Curriculum in Global Studies
Eunice@email.unc.edu

Barry Saunders
Associate Professor, Social Medicine
bfsaunde@med.unc.edu

Sarah Sharma
Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Communication Studies
srsharma@email.unc.edu