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Chairs and Directors

Department Chairs & Vice Chairs

Name Position Department
joão costa vargas Department Chair Anthropology
Jennifer Syvertsen Department Vice Chair Anthropology
Lynne Marsh Department Chair Art
Kristoffer Neville Department Chair Art History
Vorris Lynn Nunley Acting Department Chair Black Study
Jeffrey Sacks Department Chair Comparative Literature & Languages
Heidi Brevik-Zender Department Vice Chair Comparative Literature & Languages
Tom Lutz Department Chair Creative Writing
Charmaine Craig Department Vice Chair Creative Writing
Anthea Kraut Department Chair Dance
taisha paggett Department Vice Chair Dance
Benjamin Liu Interim Department Chair Hispanic Studies
Steven Helfand Department Chair Economics
Marcelle Chauvet Department Vice Chair Economics
Sherryl Vint Department Chair English
Jennifer Nájera Department Chair Ethnic Studies
Gerald Clarke Department Vice Chair Ethnic Studies
Brandon Robinson Department Chair Gender & Sexuality Studies
Steven Hackel Department Chair History
Judith Rodenbeck Department Chair Media & Cultural Studies
Walter Clark Interim Department Chair (through 12/2022) Music
Jonathan Ritter Department Chair (beginning 1/1/2023) Music
Andrews Reath Department Chair Philosophy
Jennifer Merolla Department Chair Political Science
Nicholas Weller Department Vice Chair Political Science
Daniel Ozer Department Chair Psychology
Misaki Natsuaki Department Vice Chair Psychology
Melissa Wilcox Department Chair Religious Studies
Adalberto Aguirre Jr. Department Chair Sociology
Root Park Department Chair Theatre, Film & Digital Production

Center Directors

Name Position Department
Wallace Cleaves Director California Center for Native Nations
Brian Geiger Director Center for Bibliographic Studies
Jeanette Kohl Co-Director Center for Ideas and Society
dylan rodriguez Co-Director Center for Ideas and Society
Walter Clark Director Center for Iberian & Latin American Music
Edward Chang Director Young Oak Kim Center (YOK)

Program Directors

Name Position Department
David Biggs Acting Director Asian Studies
Juliann Allison Director Global Studies
Judith Rodenbeck Director Gluck Fellows Program
Khaleel Abdulrazak Director Interdepartmental Program of Neuroscience
Alfonso Gonzales Director Latin American Studies
Heidi Brayman Director Liberal Studies & Interdisciplinary Programs
Muhamad Ali Director Middle East and Islamic Studies
David Biggs Director Southeast Asian Studies