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

David Chioni Moore
  • David Chioni Moore
  • Director, Critical Theory; Associate Professor, International Studies and English; Interim Chair of International Studies
  • 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

Morgan Adamson
  • Morgan Adamson
  • Associate Professor and Chair
  • 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

Karín Aguilar-San Juan

Andrew Billing
  • Andrew Billing
  • Associate Professor
  • Focuses on 18th-century French literature, Enlightenment political and moral philosophy, colonialism, and critical theory
  • 651-696-6306

David L. Blaney

Ernesto Capello
  • Ernesto Capello
  • 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
  • Julia Chadaga
  • Associate Professor and Chair of Russian Studies
  • Specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture
  • 651-696-6587

Erik Davis
  • Erik Davis
  • 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 Dean, Institute for Global Citizenship; Associate Professor, Anthropology; Latin American Studies Program
  • Cultural anthropology, memory and secrecy, truth and reconciliation, violence and subjectivity, Latin America
  • 651-696-6589
  • she/her/hers

Duchess Harris

William Hart

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

John Kim
  • John Kim
  • Associate Professor (On sabbatical 22-23)
  • Is a theorist and practitioner of new media, who has published widely and created interactive installations and projects at museums and galleries around the world.
  • 651-696-6788

A. Kiarina Kordela
  • A. Kiarina Kordela
  • Professor and Chair of German Studies
  • Focuses on critical theory, philosophy, literature and literary theory, intellectual history, critical political economy, psychoanalysis, political theory, film theory, analysis of ideology, and biopolitics
  • 651-696-6524

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

Andrew Latham
  • Andrew Latham
  • Professor of Political Science
  • International relations; regional conflict and security; foreign policy; political thought
  • 651-696-6549

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

Michael Powers
  • Michael Powers
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, German Studies
  • Critical and literary theory; environmental humanities; visual and media studies; intersections of philosophy, politics, and art
  • 651-696-6528
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
  • Sonita Sarker
  • 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
  • she/her/hers

Brad Stiffler

Joëlle Vitiello
  • Joëlle Vitiello
  • Professor and Chair
  • 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