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Ethnic and Racial Studies

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Department Chair

Timothy Gongaware Profile
437H Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Social Movements, Collective Behavior, Identity (individual and collective), Qualitative Research

Academic Department Associate

Kathy Thoen Profile
Academic Department Associate
4300 Centennial Hall
Office hours: WGSS (4300 Centennial) - 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and ERS (224 Wimberly Hall) - 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Department people

Sarah Shillinger Profile
Associate Professor
224D Wimberly Hall
Audrey Elegbede Profile
Senior Lecturer
224C Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: White Privilege, Multiracial and Multicultural Identities, Muslims in the United States, Mothering and Family, Advocacy
Office hours: TTH 11:00 -12:30 or by appointment
Richard Breaux Profile
Assistant Professor
224B Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

African American History, African American Studies, Black Students at PWIs, African American Film and Music; Race and Mental Health in Media, Syrian/Lebanese American History to 1965

Office hours:

MWF: 12:00PM - 2:00 PM; By Appointment


Carol Oyster