American Studies

Patricia Hart - Coordinator 
c/o JAMM - University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443178
Moscow, ID 83844-3178

OFFICE: Admin. Bldg. #337
PHONE: (208) 885-6012

American Studies Faculty

Katherine Aiken
Katherine Aiken
Provost and Professor of History
Katherine Aiken, Provost and Executive Vice President of the University of Idaho is a professor of history with an emphasis in social and cultural history, women and labor.
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Anna Banks
Anna Banks
Associate Professor
Anna Banks teaches film studies, film theory and criticism, and literature and film.
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Kenton Bird
Kenton Bird
Associate Professor
Kenton Bird teaches History of Mass Media as well as Mass Media and Public Opinion.
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Stacey Camp
Stacey Lynn Camp
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology
Stacey Camp specializes in historical archaeology, tourism, critical race theory, and the 19th and early 20th century Western United States.
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Ian Chambers
Ian Chambers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ian Chambers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, and a faculty member of American Indian Studies, American Studies, and Women Studies programs.
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Donald Crowley
Don Crowley, Ph.D.
Don Crowley is a professor of Political Science. His areas of research interest are: Privacy, the Supreme Court and the Cultural War, and Law and Social Change.
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Mary DuPree
Mary DuPree, Ph.D.
Emerita Professor of Music History and Musicology
Mary DuPree is founder and director of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series.
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Rodney Frey
Rodney Frey, Ph.D.
Director of General Education, Professor of Ethnography
Rodney Frey is a Professor of Ethnography. Over the last 38 years he has been associated with and conducting various applied, collaborative projects with the Apsáalooke (Crow) of Montana, the Schitsu’umsh (Coeur d'Alene) and Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) of Idaho, and the Confederated Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon.
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Dale Graden
Dale Graden, Ph.D.
Dale Graden is a full professor of history. His research interests are Latin America, film history, the transtlantic slave trade and international street art.
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Pat Hart
Patricia Hart
Interum Director and Associate Professor
Patricia Hart teaches history of mass media, publications editing, media writing, and American studies.
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Walter Hesford
Walter Hesford
Associate Professor
Walter Hesford teaches American literature and the Bible as literature.
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Janis Johnson
Jan Johnson
Clinical Assistant Professor; Coordinator, American Indian Studies Program
Jan Johnson teaches American Indian and African American Literatures.
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Adam Soward
Adam Sowards, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director, Institute for Pacific Northwest Studies
Adam M. Sowards is an environmental historian who focuses on North America, especially the West, and is affiliate faculty with Environmental Science, Water Resources and American Studies.
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Mark Warner
Mark Warner
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Mark Warner is an historical archaeologist who has worked in many parts of the U.S. His principal interests lie in zooarchaeolgy/foodways and the archaeology of the disenfranchised.
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Gary Williams
Gary Williams
Gary Williams teaches American literature and interdisciplinary general education courses.
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Pingchao Zhu
Pingchao Zhu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pingchao Zhu is an associate professor in the Department of History. She earned her Ph.D. in History from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She specializes in East Asian History, U.S.- China relations, and U.S. Diplomatic History.
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