Race

Christopher Chávez, School of Journalism and Communication

Christopher Chávez is an expert in media studies and how it relates to popular culture, advertising and issues of race and ethnicity. He is especially well-versed in representation of marginalized populations, including the lack of Latinos in music, television and film and about LGBTQ-targeted advertising.

Charise Cheney, Department of Ethnic Studies

Charise Cheney is an expert in African-American pop culture and how it relates to race, gender and sexuality. She studies pop culture phenomena, like the "blackification" of white pop singers, and the history of rap as it ties to black culture and poitics.

Ben Hansen, University of Oregon Department of Economics

Benjamin Hansen, Department of Economics

Ben Hansen is an expert in risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol abuse, and policies to reduce risk. His research has explored policies related to marijuana, school bullying, DUIs, and law enforcement, and he is a fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

Alison Gash, Department of Political Science

Alison Gash is an expert in U.S. courts, gender, race, sexuality, same-sex marriage, constitutional rights and public policy. Her research explores how advocates work to overcome contentious policy debates and how their efforts ultimately influence the "facts on the ground."

Claudia Holguin Mendoza

Claudia Holguín Mendoza, Department of Romance Languages

Claudia Holguín Mendoza is an expert in “Spanglish,” particularly within U.S. Latino culture, and the use of urban legends to intimidate Latinas, especially along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ocean Howell, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Ocean Howell is an expert in the history of urban planning, design and architecture, gentrification, and the history of race. He studies the processes through which buildings and cities both reflect and shape social experience.

Joseph Lowndes, Department of Political Science

Joseph Lowndes is an expert on conservativism, the Tea Party, social movements, the GOP, race and elections. At the University of Oregon, Joe is an associate professor of political science, where he teaches courses on U.S. politics, racial politics, political culture, and American political thought. He studies how political movements, like the Tea Party, come to be, and the role of race and gender in politics.

Gabriela Martinez, School of Journalism and Communication

Gabriela Martinez is an expert in international communications, the political economy of communications, human rights and social movements. An international award-winning documentary filmmaker, Gabriela has produced, directed or edited more than a dozen ethnographic and social documentaries.

Daniel Tichenor, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, expert in immigration, elections, and politics

Daniel Tichenor, Department of Political Science

Daniel J. Tichenor is an expert in immigration, elections, the U.S. presidency, politics, and the influence of interest groups and social movements on the U.S. government.

Julie Weise, Department of History

Julie Weise is an expert on immigration, Latino immigration, race and identity. Her book, Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South looks at the history of Mexican immigration and immigration policy.

Naomi Zack, Department of Philosophy

Naomi Zack is an expert in race, racial profiling, homelessness, feminism, and disaster ethics. Her April 2015 book, “White Privilege and Black Rights” challenges us to re-think social justice and the concepts of privilege through the lens of racial profiling and homicide in American policing.