These faculty teach courses related to Critical Theory. Links direct you to profile pages in their home department.

A. Kiarina Kordela
  • A. Kiarina Kordela
  • Professor, German and Russian Studies
  • Director of the Critical Theory concentration, focuses on philosophy, intellectual history, critical political economy, psychoanalysis, comparative literature, political theory, film theory, and biopolitics
  • 651-696-6524
Morgan Adamson
  • Morgan Adamson
  • Assistant Professor, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Focuses on film and media theory, documentary and avant-garde cinema, critical theory and cultural studies, film and video production, and critical political economy
  • 651-696-6340
Lisa Mueller
  • Lisa Mueller
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Comparative politics, African politics, behavioral and development economics, and research methods.
Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Andrew Billing
  • Andrew Billing
  • Associate Professor and Chair
  • Focuses on 18th-century French literature, Enlightenment political and moral philosophy, colonialism, and critical theory
  • 651-696-6306
David L. Blaney
Justin Butler
  • Justin Butler
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Hispanic and Latin American Studies
  • Focuses on contemporary poetry, critical theory, and continental philosophy
  • 651-696-6883
Ernesto Capello
  • Ernesto Capello
  • Associate Professor of History and Latin American Studies
  • Andes, cultural history, art and architecture, transnationalism, cartography, transhemispheric imaginaries, urban history, colonial narratives and nostalgia, and Amazonia
  • 651-696-6772
Julia Chadaga
Paula Cooey
  • Paula Cooey
  • (Retired) Margaret W. Harmon Professor, Religious Studies (Emeritus)
  • Focuses on Christianity and culture, theory of religion, and on conflict in the context of religious traditions and secularism
Erik Davis
  • Erik Davis
  • Associate Professor, Religious Studies
  • current focus: collective and ritual creativity associated with social protest movements in urban Cambodia and Southeast Asia.
  • 651-696-6152
Olga González
  • Olga González
  • Associate Professor and Chair, Anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology, memory and secrecy, truth and reconciliation, violence and subjectivity, Latin America
  • 651-696-6589
Zeynep D. Gürsel
  • Zeynep D. Gürsel
  • Assistant Professor of International Studies, Affiliated faculty of Anthropology & Media and Cultural Studies
  • Global media, visual anthropology, ethnographic and documentary film, cultures of knowledge production especially news and journalism, photography, anthropology of the imagination, politics in everyday life, cultures of work.
  • 651-696-6176
Corie Hammers (On sabbatical this year 2015-16)
Duchess Harris
  • Duchess Harris
  • Professor of American Studies, Department Chair
  • Focuses on 20th-century African American political history and civil rights
  • 651-696-6478
Joanna Inglot
  • Joanna Inglot
  • Edith M. Kelso Associate Professor, Art History
  • Focuses on modern and contemporary art, particularly in Europe and the United States
  • 651-696-6657
Anastasia Kayiatos
John Kim
  • John Kim
  • Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Is a theorist and practitioner of new media, with interactive installations at museums and galleries, and a programmer and designer at Internet startups
  • 651-696-6788
Joy Laine
  • Joy Laine
  • Adjunct Professor, Philosophy
  • Focuses on the philosophy of mind and language in the context of both Western and Indian philosophical traditions
  • 651-696-6353
David Martyn
  • David Martyn
  • Professor, German and Russian Studies
  • Focuses on comparative literature, literary theory, culture from the 18th century to the present, philosophy, and literature written in German by “foreign”-language authors
  • 651-696-6547
Diane Michelfelder
Mark Mazullo
David Chioni Moore
  • David Chioni Moore
  • Associate Professor, International Studies and English
  • Literary interactions in the Black Atlantic world, notably Africa, the Caribbean, and African America; post-colonial and/as the post-Soviet; comparative literature; cultural theory; globalization.
  • 651-696-6242
Khaldoun Samman
  • Khaldoun Samman
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Focuses on world historical-comparative and urban sociology, globalization, sociology of religion, and modes of identities in the Middle East
  • 651-696-6845
Sonita Sarker (On sabbetical spring semester 2016)
  • Sonita Sarker (On sabbetical spring semester 2016)
  • Professor Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English
  • Feminist and literary theories; cultural studies of globalization as it intersects with nationalism, democracy, and imperialism; "minoritized" literatures, with a transnational comparative basis in Western Europe and Asia.
  • 651-696-6316
Joëlle Vitiello
  • Joëlle Vitiello
  • Professor
  • Focuses on 20th-21st-century French and francophone literature and culture; Haitian literature and culture; French and Francophone Cinema; Postcolonial identities; Immigration; Violence in France and the francophone world.
  • 651-696-6412