Luke Borland is a PhD student in the Department of History and the 2021-2022 Graduate Assistant with Humanities for the Public Good. He was part of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Boards and continues to work with the HPG Environmental Change Working Group. Luke studies youths’ experiences during the Great Depression.
Jennifer Buckley is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. She teaches, researches, and writes about modern and contemporary drama, theater, performance art, and media in Europe, the UK, and the US
Caroline Cheung is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English with a graduate certificate in the Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. She was part of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Boards and continues to work with the HPG Racial Justice Working Group. She researches the ways myths of white supremacy and proximities to whiteness uphold the prison-industrial complex.
David Cunning is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and was part of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Boards. His research and teaching interests include the history of the mind-body problem, the methods of rationalism, free will and determinism, agency, and the rhetoric of inquiry.
Anny-Dominique Curtius is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of French and Italian. She was part of the 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Board, and continues to work with the HPG Graduate Student Support Working Group. Her research is interdisciplinary as it circulates across several fields of the Humanities to explore rich literary, cinematic, and cultural expressions in Francophone Studies with a focus on the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Christine Getz is Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Outreach and Engagement and a Professor of Musicology in the School of Music. A specialist in music and culture in early modern Milan, her forthcoming scholarship includes essays in A Companion to Music at the Hapsburg Courts in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Brill) and Music Printing and Publishing in Early Modern Italy (Brepols).
Loren Glass is a Professor and Department Chair in the Department of English. Both his teaching and scholarship centrally engage with the relationship between literature and popular culture, mostly, though not exclusively, in the twentieth- and twenty-first century United States.
Naomi Greyser is an Associate Professor in the Departments of American Studies, English, and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. She was part of the Fall 2020 HPG Course Redesign cohort. She examines the emotional dimensions of human expression – in popular culture, art, language, and daily life – with a focus on people’s experiences of intimacy and belonging in North America.
Dorothy Johnson is the Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History. Her area of specialization is 18th– and 19th-century French and European art. She has published articles on Chardin, the Romantic child, Rousseau and landscape painting, myth in French art, David d’Angers, Delacroix, and Jacques-Louis David, among others.
Joni Kinsey is a Professor in the School of Art and Art History. She was part of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Boards, and she continues to work with the HPG Environmental Change Working Group. Her research specialties include nineteenth-century landscape painting and art of the American West and Midwest, but her interests and research ranges widely, from nineteenth-century popular prints to the rise of women artists in the central U.S.
Teresa Mangum is a Professor in the Departments of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and English and Affiliate Faculty with the Public Policy Center. She is also Director of the Obermann Center and the P.I. of the Humanities for the Public Good grant. Her research interests include the ways that nineteenth-century British novels shaped readers’ understanding of women, of late life, and of connections between humans and other animals as well as forms of publicly engaged humanities research and practice.
Kristy Nabhan-Warren is Professor and the V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies; Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Chair of both Rhetoric and Interdisciplinary Studies. In the classroom and in her scholarly work, she focuses on the lived, daily experiences of American Christians and their communities.
Laura Perry is the 2020-2022 Postdoctoral Scholar with Humanities for the Public Good and helps to facilitate the HPG Racial Justice, Health Equity, Environmental Change, and Graduate Student Support Working Groups. Her work engages with environmental and racial justice, digital publishing, and the public humanities.
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She was part of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Boards and continues to work with the HPG Health Equity Working Group. Her research interests include Christian-Muslim relations in the Mediterranean, women’s writing, and the Asian Spanish empire.
Jennifer Teitle is an Assistant Dean for Graduate Development and Postdoctoral Affairs. She was a member of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Boards. Her interests include co-curricular education, PhD career pathways, and academic culture.
Amanda Haertling Thein is Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Iowa and Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education. Her research focuses on socio-cultural and socio-emotional aspects of literary response; critical approaches to multicultural literature instruction; and the intersection of critical youth studies and young adult literature.
Steven Varga is an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Graduate Student Development and a Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology as well as Pathology. His laboratory studies the role of virus-specific T lymphocytes in mediating immunity and immunopathology during virus infections.
Stephen Voyce is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English. His research and teaching explore twentieth-century poetry and culture, contemporary print and digital media, and the history of literary movements.
Stephen Warren is a Professor in the Department of History and Chair of the Department of American Studies. His research interests include American Indian histories and cultures, ethno-historical methods, Iowa and Midwestern history, and Community-Engaged Scholarship
Elizabeth Yale is a Lecturer in the Department of History. Her teaching and research interests include early modern European history, the history of science and medicine, book history, women and gender, and British history.