The distinguished faculty in Saint Louis University’s American Studies Department are trained specifically in our discipline. Most have earned a Ph.D. in American studies and all have worked extensively in the field as scholars, teachers, curators or creative artists.
- Heidi Ardizzone, Ph.D.
Racial identity and constructions of race and ethnicities, African American history and culture, activism and protest movements, women's and gender history.
- Benjamin Looker, Ph.D.
Urban studies and urban representational politics, jazz and other American musics, cultural studies, the performing arts in social movements, politics of culture in the postwar U.S.
- Emily Lutenski, Ph.D.
Comparative ethnic studies, gender studies, 20th century American literatures, place and region.
- Kate Moran, Ph.D.
Late 19th- and early 20th-century American history and religion, transnationalism.
- Lawrence Barmann, Ph.D.
- Elizabeth Kolmer, Ph.D.
- Matthew Mancini, Ph.D.
- Terri Foster, administrative secretary