Associate Professor of Religion
Director, The Watauga Residential College
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Areas of research: Religion in Colonial Mexico, Colonialism and Religion, Utopia/Dystopia studies, Futurism
McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Education & Writer-in-Residence & North Carolina Poet Laureate (2012-2014)
Watauga Residential College Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies
Areas of Research: Creative Writing, The Poetry of Witness, Prison Literature, Arts & Humanities Initiatives for Military Veterans and their families.
Jeffrey K. Eastman
Lecturer in Spanish
Areas of Research: Jewish-Muslim-Christian Relations in Spain
Full Professor Department of Mathematics
Areas of Research and Service: Jewish communities pre-WWII.
Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy and Religion
Areas of teaching and research: Ancient Israelite History and Culture; Second Temple Judaism; Ancient Rabbinic Judaism; the history of the use and influence of the Bible in Jewish communities.
Amy C. Hudnall, M.A.
Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly CGG)
Areas of teaching and research: Genocide studies, trauma theory, human rights, and cross-cultural conflict studies
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan
Leon Levine Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (on Leave, Fall 2019), Full Professor, Department of History
Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Modern German History, Modern Jewish History, Global Transatlantic Protest Movements in the Twentieth Century, and History and Theory.
Assistant Professor Department of Communication
Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust Survivor Oral History and Ethnography, Compassionate Communication, Interpersonal and Intercultural Storytelling, Mindfulness.
Dana E. Powell
Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology
Areas of Related Teaching and Research: Settler colonialism, genocide, and Native America; critically engaged anthropology; environmental justice; cultural politics of energy extraction; critical indigenous studies.
Laurie R. SemmesAssociate Professor of Ethnomusicology Areas of Research and Teaching: Music and Propaganda, the Ukrainian bandura in Ukraine and in Ukrainian diaspora communities, World Music, Western Music History, Music and Exoticism, Musical Theater firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel S. Shinnar
Assistant Chair, Full Professor, Department of Management, Walker College of Business
Areas of Research and Service: Entrepreneurship, Cross-cultural Management, modern Hebrew instruction
Department of English
Department of History
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Rosemary Horowitz z''l
Center Co-Director (2006-2013), former Full Professor, Department of English
Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust Studies, Memory Studies, Professional Writing.
Peter W. Petschauer
Department of History
Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures