The School of Arts & Humanities (SAH) is home to renowned faculty conducting top-level research in their fields of study. SAH faculty-scholars provide students with individualized attention and professional mentorship, collaborating and guiding them across the graduate school experience.

Core Faculty
  • David Amico profile image

    David Amico

    Professor of Art
    Roland Reiss Endowed Chair in Art

    Research Interests

    Art, Painting

  • Matthew Bowman profile image

    Matthew Bowman

    Associate Professor of Religion and History
    Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies

    Research Interests

    Mormonism, new religious movements, evangelicalism, religion and American politics

  • Peter Boyer profile image

    Peter Boyer

    Professor of Music
    Helen M. Smith Chair in Music

    Research Interests

    Composition, Conducting, American film music, 20th- and 21st-Century music, American composers

  • Eric Bulson profile image

    Eric Bulson

    Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Chair in the Humanities
    Professor of English
    Chair, English Department

    Programs

    English

    Research Interests

    James Joyce, Modernism, Critical theory, Media studies, World literature, Visual storytelling, British and Anglophone literature (1850–2000)

  • Nadine Chan profile image

    Nadine Chan

    Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies

    Programs

    Cultural Studies, Media Studies

    Research Interests

    Media historiography and theory, postcolonial and new empire studies, environmental humanities, media and the Anthropocene, visual studies, media anthropology, media and materiality, nontheatrical film, studies in Global Asia, Southeast Asian film and media, cultural studies.

  • David Cressy profile image

    David Cressy

    Research Professor of History

    Research Interests

    Early modern European history; Power, culture, and the state; Race, ethnicity, and nation

  • Nicola Denzey Lewis profile image

    Nicola Denzey Lewis

    Professor of Religion
    Margo L. Goldsmith Chair in Women’s Studies in Religion

    Research Interests

    Social and Intellectual History of the Roman Empire, Gnosticism, Women’s Studies, Religion in the Roman Empire and Late Roman Empire, Late Antiquity

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    Patricia Easton

    Executive Vice President and Provost

    Research Interests

    Philosophy, History of modern philosophy, Philosophy of mind, History of science

  • Lori Anne Ferrell profile image

    Lori Anne Ferrell

    Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
    John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
    Director, Early Modern Studies Program
    Director, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

    Research Interests

    English Renaissance and Reformation Literature; Early Modern British and European History; Reformation Studies, Protestantism, the Bible and English-language Culture; the Bible in America; William Shakespeare

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    Joshua Goode

    Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and History
    Chair, History Department

    Research Interests

    Modern Spain, 19th- and 20th-century Europe, Genocide and racial thought, Museums and commemoration, Memory

  • Iva Gueorguieva profile image

    Iva Gueorguieva

    Adjunct Professor of Art

    Research Interests

    Art, Painting

  • Julian Hoeber profile image

    Julian Hoeber

    Adjunct Professor of Art

    Research Interests

    Sculpture, Installation

  • Robert Hudspeth profile image

    Robert Hudspeth

    Research Professor of English

    Research Interests

    Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau

  • Carmine Iannaccone profile image

    Carmine Iannaccone

    Adjunct Professor of Art

    Research Interests

    Art, Painting, Sculpture

  • Ruqayya Y. Khan profile image

    Ruqayya Y. Khan

    Professor of Religion
    Malas Chair of Islamic Studies

    Research Interests

    The Qur'an, Arabic literatures, progressive Islamic theologies, women in Islam, Islam and environmental ethics, Islam and the digital age, late antiquity and Islam, origins of Islam, cultures of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad

  • Jenny-Soonjin Kim profile image

    Jenny-Soonjin Kim

    Assistant Professor of Practice

    Research Interests

    Fortepiano, piano, 18th century performance practices, 20th century atonal piano compositions, digital keyboard laboratory, the board of directors of Los Angeles Master Chorale: educational systems

  • Rachel Lachowicz profile image

    Rachel Lachowicz

    Professor of Studio Art

    Research Interests

    Conceptual practices in feminism, materiality, and social politics

  • David Luis-Brown profile image

    David Luis-Brown

    Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and English
    Director, Africana Studies Program

    Research Interests

    Hemispheric Americas studies, Latino/a/x studies, Black diaspora studies, American literature and culture

  • Gideon Manning profile image

    Gideon Manning

    Research Associate Professor of Early Modern Studies

    Research Interests

    History of philosophy, medicine, and science; European intellectual, social and cultural history; Early Modern reception studies

  • Wendy Martin profile image

    Wendy Martin

    Professor of American Literature and American Studies

    Research Interests

    American literature and culture, American poetry, American studies, Women’s studies, Death and Dying in American Literature and Culture; Jazz in American Culture

  • Eve Oishi profile image

    Eve Oishi

    Associate Professor of Cultural Studies
    Chair, Cultural Studies Department

    Research Interests

    Cultural studies, Media studies, Feminist and queer theory, Asian American studies

  • David Pagel profile image

    David Pagel

    Professor of Art Theory and History
    Chair, Art Department

    Research Interests

    Art, Art media, Painting, Contemporary Art, Art Criticism, Museums and Creativity

  • Linda Perkins profile image

    Linda Perkins

    Associate University Professor
    Director, Applied Gender Studies

    Research Interests

    Women and African-American higher education, history and contemporary issues on women in higher education, especially Black women, global gender issues.

  • JoAnna Poblete profile image

    JoAnna Poblete

    Associate Professor of History

    Research Interests

    Colonialism and empire, unincorporated territories, migration and labor, comparative ethnic studies, Asian-American and Pacific Islander studies, 20th-century United States, indigenous issues, environmental history, oral history, U.S. expansionism

  • Daniel Ramírez profile image

    Daniel Ramírez

    Associate Professor of Religion

    Research Interests

    American religious history; Latin American religious history; Religion, migration, and transnationalism; Religion in borderlands; Contemporary theories of religion

  • Michael Reafsnyder profile image

    Michael Reafsnyder

    Adjunct Professor of Art

    Research Interests

    Art, Painting

  • Jenny Rose profile image

    Jenny Rose

    Adjunct Faculty

    Research Interests

    Zoroastrianism

  • Enrico Mario Santí profile image

    Enrico Mario Santí

    Research Professor of English

    Research Interests

    Latin American literatures and cultures, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural studies, Cuban and Caribbean culture, post-colonial studies, intellectual history, modern painting

  • Tammi J. Schneider profile image

    Tammi J. Schneider

    Professor of Religion
    Chair, Religion Department

    Research Interests

    Ancient Near Eastern history, literature, archaeology, and religion;
    Women in the Hebrew Bible

  • Nancy van Deusen profile image

    Nancy van Deusen

    Professor of Music
    Louis and Mildred Benezet Chair in the Humanities

    Research Interests

    Piano, Musicology, Music theory

  • Kevin Wolfe profile image

    Kevin Wolfe

    Assistant Professor of Religion

    Research Interests

    Religion and Critical Thought; Critical Philosophy of Race; Africana Religious and Political Thought; Religion, Ethics, and Politics; Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion.

  • Robert Zappulla profile image

    Robert Zappulla

    Professor of Music
    Fred W. Smith and Grace Hobson Smith Chair in Music
    Chair, Department of Music

    Research Interests

    Harpsichord, Historical performance practices, Baroque music

Emeriti Faculty

Janet Farrell Brodie

Professor of History
Professor Emerita


Gawdat Gabra

Clinical Professor of Coptic Studies
Professor Emeritus


Henry Krips

Professor of Cultural Studies
Professor Emeritus


Ingolf Dalferth

Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion


Anselm Min

Professor of Religion
Professor Emeritus

Extended Faculty – Claremont Colleges

Elizabeth Affuso

Pitzer College

Department

Cultural Studies


Ahmed Alwishah

Pitzer College

Department

Religion


Mark Andrejevic

Pomona College

Department

Cultural Studies


Shane Bjornlie

Claremont McKenna College

Department

History


Patricia Blessing

Pomona College

Research Interests

Islamic Studies, Art History


Eleanor Brown

Pomona College

Department

Applied Women’s Studies


Myriam Chancy

Scripps College

Department

Humanities


Jih-Fei Cheng

Scripps College

Department

Cultural Studies


Stephen T. Davis

Claremont McKenna College

Department

Religion


Lara Deeb

Scripps College

Department

Religion


Kimberly Drake

Scripps College

Department

English


Erika Dyson

Harvey Mudd College

Department

Religion


Oona Eisenstadt

Pomona College

Department

Religion


Gastón Espinosa

Claremont McKenna College

Department

Religion


Paul Faulstich

Pitzer College

Department

Cultural Studies


Jennifer Friedlander

Pomona College

Department

Cultural Studies


Holly Gardinier

The Claremont Colleges Library

Department

Music


Lily Geismer

Claremont McKenna College

Department

History


Gary Gilbert

Claremont McKenna College

Department

Religion


Ken Gonzales-Day

Scripps College

Department

Art


George Gorse

Pomona College

Department

History & Art


Zayn Kassam

Pomona College

Department

Applied Women’s Studies, Religion


Evan Kindley

Pomona College

Department

English


Thomas Koenigs

Scripps College

Department

English


Bishop Kyrillos

St. Athanasius & St Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School

Department

Religion


Jesse Lerner

Pitzer College

Department

Cultural Studies


Warren Liu

Scripps College

Department

English


Daniel Livesay

Claremont McKenna College

Department

History


Charles Lofgren

Claremont McKenna College

Department

History


Aaron Matz

Scripps College

Department

English


Char Miller

Pomona College

Department

History


James Morrison

Claremont McKenna College

Department

English


Richard Olson

Harvey Mudd College

Department

History


Harmony O’Rourke

Pitzer College

Department

History


Albert Park

Claremont McKenna College

Department

History


Susan Phillips

Pitzer College

Department

Cultural Studies


Sarah Raff

Pomona College

Department

English


C. Joti Rockwell

Pomona College

Department

Music


Ralph Rossum

Claremont McKenna College

Department

History


Erin Runions

Pomona College

Department

Cultural Studies


Miguel Tinker Salas

Pomona College

Department

Cultural Studies & History


David Seitz

Harvey Mudd College

Department

Cultural Studies


Victor Silverman

Pomona College

Department

History


Jamel Velji

Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests

Islamic Studies, Apocalyptic Studies


Philip Zuckerman

Pitzer College

Department

Religion

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Admissions Representatives
  • Margo Cash

    Assistant Director of Admissions

    T: 909-607-1186 (Direct)

    T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)

    E: margo.cash2@cgu.edu

    Programs

    Art Business, Arts Management, Art Business & Fine Art, Art Business & Information Systems and Technology

  • David Altman

    Associate Director of Admissions

    T: 909-607-1706 (Direct)

    T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)

    E: david.altman@cgu.edu

    Programs

    Art, Music, English, History, Religion, Cultural Studies, Applied Women's Studies