Cultural Studies and Communication

Mosiac of Knowledge

Program Faculty

Michael Bamberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology; Adjunct Professor, Department of English
Michael Bamberg, Ph.D., Psychology, received degrees in German (language and literature), Political Science, and Theology before he became a high school teacher in Germany. He taught German in the UK and PR of China, and collected his M.Phil. in Linguistics at the University of New York, as well as his Ph.D. in Psychology at UC Berkeley. He has been teaching Psychology at Clark since 1986, and Cultural Studies and Communication since 2000. His areas of interest are Identity and Narrative.
Tel: 508-793-7135

Parminder Bhachu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology
Dr. Bhachu is interested in emergent cultural forms and cultural identities in border zones and niche markets innovated from the margins by multiply-moved new global citizens. Her work deals with the production, circulation, and marketing of cultural products and commodities in multiple sites around the globe and their interpretation in local contexts. These research topics build on her long term interests in immigrant enterprises, multiple migrations and diasporas, race and ethnicity, cultural nationalisms, and consumer and popular cultures in global markets.
Tel: 1-508-793-7599

Ramon Borges-Mendez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, International Development, Community, and Environment Department
Associate Professor of Community Development and Planning
Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Community Development and Planning
Dr. Borges-Mendez has written on various public policy issues: workforce development; labor markets; Latino CBO’s; Latino poverty and community development in the United States; immigration; decentralization and civil society matters in Latin America. His research and teaching interests include, Urban and regional economic development, labor markets and workforce development, political economy, Latin America, Latinos in the U.S. and immigration, governance, non-profits and institutional development, and research methods.
Tel: 508-421-3838
Tel: 1-508-421-3838

Eric DeMeulenaere, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Education
Urban Education; Critical Pedagogy; Critical Theory; Critical Media Literacy; Communities of Practice in Schools and Classrooms; Pedagogies of Trust; Participatory Action Research; Counterstory-telling
Tel: 1-508-421-3750

Odile Ferly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Language, Literature and Culture Department
Dr. Ferly's research interests are Caribbean literatures and cultures from a comparative perspective, including the Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanic regions. She studies especially contemporary women's writing from the Caribbean and its diaspora. Her work focuses on the issues of race and gender in connection with history, language, and the Caribbean literary tradition. She teaches interdisciplinary courses on literatures and cultures from Francophone countries, on French popular culture, immigration in France and on Caribbean writing from a comparative perspective.
Tel: 1-508-793-7723

Betsy P. Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of English; Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein '64 Distinguished Professor
Dr. Huang researches and teaches representations of ethnic identities and politics in 20th-century American literature and popular culture. Her scholarship focuses on literary treatments of ethnicity in narratives about immigration, assimilation, and citizenship, and she is particularly interested in the ways in which the "ethnic" and the "American" persist as mutually exclusive terms in the American cultural consciousness. She also investigates the affinities between ethnic literature and science fiction, two bodies of work that, in her view, share similar critical and theoretical aims in their treatments of social, biological, and cultural difference.
Tel: 508-793-7145

Benjamin Korstvedt, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Music history and criticism, music and culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the music of Anton Bruckner
Tel: 508-793-7369

Stephen M. Levin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair (spring 2019), Department of English
Director of Graduate Studies in English
Dr. Levin specializes in contemporary British and postcolonial literature, transnational cultural studies, and critical and literary theory. His research focuses on the ways in which twentieth-century global conditions have shaped contemporary culture and produced new discourses of self and identity. Dr. Levin teaches introductory and advanced courses on Anglophone world fiction, contemporary British literature, English poetry, and cultural studies and social theory. His recent courses have included "Fictions of Empire," "Contemporary British Fiction and Culture," and "Webs and Labyrinths: Imagining Globalization in Literature."
Tel: 508-793-7147

Matthew Malsky, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Associate Provost and Dean of the College
Composition, computer music
Tel: 508-793-7316

Hugh Manon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Program Coordinator, Media, Culture and the Arts; Screen Studies
Film theory, psychoanalysis, American film history, subcultures and cult aesthetics.
Tel: 508-793-7644

Sarah Michaels, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Education
Relationships among language, discourse, culture, and schooling; discourse analysis relating to classroom life and learning; teacher research
Tel: 1-508-793-7222

Debra Osnowitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Social inequality, theory, work and occupations, organizations, social policy
Tel: 1-508-793-7230

Jie Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Education
Dr. Park's research interests include adolescent literacy and language practices in school and out-of-school settings. For the past two years, she has been studying how first-generation immigrant students acquire academic discourses, and what cultural and linguistic resources they bring to their schooling.
Tel: 1-508-793-7737

Laurie Ross, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, International Development, Community, and Environment Department
Associate Professor of Community Development and Planning
Social justice youth development, community based participatory research
Tel: 1-508-793-7642

Rhys Townsend, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Classical art and archaeology, especially Greek architecture; material culture
Tel: 508-793-7689

Kristina Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Art History and Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Program Coordinator, Art History; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Director, women's and gender studies; ; Nineteenth and twentieth century painting, modern design and architecture, and the history of photography
Tel: 508-793-7639