Society, Culture and Arts Experts

To talk to an expert, contact Molly Blancett at blancett@uoregon.edu | 541-346-9134 (this number rings to her mobile phone).

Jesse Abdenour, School of Journalism and Communication

Broadcast News, Investigative Journalism, Documentary Filmmaking, Copyright Law

Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President of the Division of Equity and Inclusion

Political Behavior, Racial and Ethnic Politics, American Politics, Immigration (with an emphasis on West African immigrants)

Melissa Baese-Berk, Department of Linguistics

Bilingualism, Speech Perception, Second Language Acquisition, Non-Native Speech

Jack Boss, School of Music and Dance

Music Theory and Analysis, Composition

Troy Campbell, Department of Marketing

Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Social Psychology, Political Psychology, Scientific Communication

Christopher Chávez, School of Journalism and Communication

Popular Culture, Television, Advertising Trends, Race and Ethnicity

Charise Cheney, Department of Ethnic Studies

African American, Black, Pop Culture, Race, Gender, Sexuality, Rap, Music, Politics, Activism

Stuart Chinn, School of Law

Constitutional Law, Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Political History

Amanda Cote, School of Journalism and Communication

Game Studies, Video Games, Gender and Representation in the Gaming Industry

Nicole Dahmen, School of Journalism and Communication

Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Social Media, Photojournalism, Commemorative Journalism, News Design, Publication Design, Visual Ethics, Visual Identity, Iconic Photographs, Media Technology, Eye-tracking

Donna Davis, School of Journalism and Communication

Virtual Reality (VR), Digital Embodiment, Tech Equity and Inclusion, Digital Social Capital

Andrew DeVigal, School of Journalism and Communication

Consumer Behavior, Health Care, Social Media, Trends, Journalism

Alexandre Dossin, School of Music and Dance

Music, Music Education, Performance, Piano, Power of Music

Tara Fickle, Department of English

Asian American Literature, History, and Culture, Chinese Americans, US-China Cultural/Social Relations, Race and Identity Politics, Comics, Gaming (including Mobile Games, Video Games, Board Games, and Gambling), Digital Humanities/Electronic Literature

Scott Fitzpatrick, Department of Anthropology

Archaeology of Islands and Coastal Regions, Historical Ecology, Seafaring Technologies

Maxwell Foxman, School of Journalism and Communication

Play, Gamification, Immersive Media

David Frank, Rhetoric, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Rhetoric, Political Speeches, Debate, Public Address, Critical Reasoning, Forensics, Barack Obama, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Alisa Freedman, Asian Studies Program

Modern Japanese Literature, Popular Culture, Youth Culture, Visual Media, Digital Culture, Urban Studies, and Gender

Lisa Freinkel, Department of English

Student Engagement and Success, Comparative Literature, Shakespeare, Comparative Religion, Philosophy

Jennifer Freyd, Department of Psychology

Campus Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Minority Discrimination, Physical and Mental Health, Betrayal Trauma, Institutional Betrayal, DARVO

Dennis Galvan, Departments of Political Science and International Studies

International Development, Developing Countries, Poverty, Global Inequality, Westernization, West Africa, Indonesia, Islam, Ethnic Conflict, Nation Building, Democratization

Alison Gash, Department of Political Science

U.S. Courts, Gender, Race, Sexuality, Same-Sex Marriage, Constitutional Rights, Public Policy, Supreme Court

Erik Girvan, School of Law

Civil Litigation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, Oregon Child Advocacy Project, Psychology

Tim Gleason, School of Journalism and Communication

Communication Ethics, Journalism Ethics, Communication Law, News Editorial

Ben Hansen, University of Oregon Department of Economics

Benjamin Hansen, Department of Economics

Marijuana, Suicide, Law Enforcement, Risky Behavior

Ellen Herman, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

Families, Gender, Psychology, Adoption, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jocelyn Hollander, Department of Sociology

Women’s Self-Defense Training, Prevention of Violence Against Women, Interactional Approaches to Gender, Pedagogy

Ocean Howell, Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Urban Planning, Design and Architecture, Urban History, History of Race, Gentrification, Defensive Architecture, Planning Debates, Youth Culture

Ken Kato, Director of the Infographics Lab

Ken Kato, Campus GIS and Mapping (CGIS) Program

Mapping, Transportation, Technology, Apps, Geographic Information Systems, GIS, Smart Cities

Vera Keller, Department of History

History of Science, Modern Europe, History of Technology

Regina Lawrence, Turnbull Portland Center and Agora Journalism Center

Civic Engagement, Voting Behavior, Political Communication, Journalism Innovation

Seth Lewis, School of Journalism and Communication

Social Media, Media Innovation, Emerging Technologies, Technology and Society, Digital Culture, Robot Journalism, Big Data, Algorithms

Susanna Soojung Lim, Robert D. Clark Honors College, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Korean Studies

Korean Studies and Literature, K-Pop, Russian Literature and Culture, South Korean Society (Gender, Race, Nationalism)

Christoph Lindner, College of Design

Globalization, Contemporary Art and Architecture, Urban Studies, History of New York City, Urban Sustainability, Cinema and Popular Culture

Amy Lobben, Department of Geography

Geographic Information Science, Human-Environmental Interaction, Spatial Decision Making, Neurogeograhpy, GeoSpatial Cognition and Thinking

Joseph Lowndes, Department of Political Science

Conservatism, Republicans, Race, Tea Party, Social Movements, Elections

Ed Madison, School of Journalism and Communication

Journalism, Media, Political Journalism

David Markowitz, School of Journalism and Communication

Social Media Data Analytics, Media Studies, Language and Psychological Dynamics

Ernesto Javier Martínez, Department of Ethnic Studies

Queer Ethnic Studies, US Latinx Literature and Culture, Feminist Theory

Gabriela Martinez, School of Journalism and Communication

International Communication, Political Economy of Communication, Telecommunication, Human Rights, Collective Memory and the Media, Latin America, Immigration

Kelli Matthews, Public Relations Program

Social Media, Brands, Crisis Management, Athletes

Ulrich Mayr, Department of Psychology

Multitasking, Brain Training, Altruism, Aging and Cognitive Functioning, Eye Witness Memory, Concussions, ADHD, Gender Differences in Competitiveness

Benedict McWhirter, College of Education

Adolescent Risky Behavior, Prevention, Intervention, First-Generation College Students

James Meacham, Department of Geography

Map Design, Atlases, Cartography, Data Visualization, GIS, Yellowstone, Mountains

Leah Middlebrook, Department of Comparative Literature

Early Modern Literature of Spain, France and England

Juan-Carlos Molleda, School of Journalism and Communication

Public Relations, International Business, Global Corporate Public Relations Management

Nicolae Morar, Department of Philosophy

Bioethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Clinical Ethics

Drew Nobile, School of Music and Dance

Rock Music, Pop Music, Music Theory, Beethoven

C.J. Pascoe

C.J. Pascoe, Department of Sociology

Gender, Masculinity, Bullying, LGBT

Sharon J. Paul, School of Music and Dance

Choral Conducting, Choral Music History, Choirs, Choral Singing, Score Study

Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Department of Cinema Studies

Cinema Studies, Pop Culture, Race and Gender in Film

Ofer Raban, School of Law

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Judicial Philosophy

Damian Radcliffe, School of Journalism and Communication

Social Media, News Media Trends, Community Journalism, Media Policy, Hyperlocal

Judith Raiskin, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

LGBTQ Studies, Disability Studies, Postcolonial Literature

Jerry Rosiek, College of Education

Education, School Segregation, Institutional Racism in Schools, Teacher Education, Limitations of Testing and Big Data Approaches to School Reform, Qualitative Research Methodology

Gerardo Sandoval, expert in the roles of immigrants in community regeneration

Gerardo Sandoval, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Immigration, Urban Planning, Undocumented Workers, Immigrant Neighborhoods, Transportation Planning

Ben Saunders, Department of English; Comic and Cartoon Studies

Comic Studies, Pop Culture, English Literature

Ellen Schmidt-Devlin, Sports Product Management Program

Sports Product Industry, Product Marketing, Product Development, Manufacturing, Women in Sports

Philip Scher, Department of Anthropology

Folklore, Pop Culture, World Heritage and Heritage Sites, Popular Music, Cultural Identity, Ethnicity

Paul Slovic, Department of Psychology

Human Judgment, Decision Making, Risk Perception

Marian Smith, School of Music and Dance

Music and Dance History, Ballet

Susan Sokolowski, Department of Product Design

Sports Product Design Innovation, Footwear, Apparel, Equipment

Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology

Immigration, Asylum, Gendered Violence, DACA, Dreamers

Aparna Sundar, Department of Marketing, Sports Product Management

Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Product Design, Package Design, Food Labeling

Richard Taylor, Department of Physics

Chaos Theory, Fractals, Art and Science, Authenticating Art, Jackson Pollock

Whitney Wagoner, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

Sports Marketing, Fan Engagement, Fan Experience, Corporate Sponsorships, Athlete Endorsements, Collegiate Sports and Sustainability in Sports

Julie Weise, Department of History

Race, Immigration, Latino Immigration, Migration, Identity, Immigration Policy

Tim Williams, History, Robert D. Clark Honors College

U.S. History, American South, Slavery, History of Education

Daniel Wojcik, Department of English

Apocalyptic and Millennial Beliefs, Folklore, New Religious Movements, Outsider Art, Subcultures, Runners’ Traditions (Pre’s Rock, etc.)

Juan Eduardo Wolf, School of Music and Dance

Latin American Music and Dance, Ethnomusicology, Indigenous Music, Folklore, Immigration, Identity, Race

Priscilla Yamin, expert in marriage, women, gender roles and assistant professor

Priscilla Yamin, Department of Political Science

Marriage, Gender, Women, Politics, Women in Politics, LGBT, Race, Religion, Civil Rights

Kristin Yarris, Department of International Studies

Transnational Migration, Latin America, Transnational Families, Global Health, Global Mental Health

Naomi Zack, Department of Philosophy

Race, Racial Profiling, Homelessness, Feminism, Social Justice