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Meet the American Studies Faculty

The major in American Studies draws upon Knox faculty expertise in several areas related to America -- history, literature, Black studies, political science, women's studies, sociology, anthropology, art, and philosophy. Their academic fields are listed below, with additional information and e-mail contacts on each person's linked profile page.

Konrad Hamilton Konrad Hamilton, Chair
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998
Lane Sunderland Lane Sunderland
Chancie Booth Ferris Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1972
"I have recently completed the last of a series of three articles for the journal Religion and Education. The most recent article analyzes the constitutional issues involved in school vouchers."
Greg Gilbert Greg Gilbert
Associate Professor of Art
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1998
"My specialized area of research is focused on modern and contemporary American art, specifically contextual and theoretical issues associated with the Abstract Expressionist, Neo-Dada and Pop Art movements. "

Cooperating Faculty from Other Programs

Jon Wagner Jon Wagner
Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1975
"My present research interests converge on how we as a culture envision the development of social cooperation, from its beginnings in human evlution to the utopian experiments of the present and our pop-culture fantasies of the future."
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