New Faculty Members Join CSCRE for Fall 2008

The Center for Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE) welcomes two new faculty members.  Dr. Michael Calderon-Zaks and Prof. Paula Ioanide, who began teaching courses this Fall 2008 semester.

Dr. Michael Calderon-Zaks received his Ph. D in Sociology from Binghamton University in 2008, and his BA in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington. His areas of interest include historical sociology, race in global perspective, postcolonial studies, Comparative American Ethnic Studies, and US Latina/o Studies.

Professor Paula Ioanide has completed her Ph.D. in History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her work is concerned with cultural processes and political economic structures that cultivate public consent for racial violence and disenfranchisement.  Particularly, Ioanide investigates the ways structures of affect and fantasies about race, gender, and sexuality become operative social forces in the post-civil rights era.  Ioanide’s publications include “The Story of Abner Louima: Gendered Racial Violence, Cultural Fantasies and the Ethical Witness,” available in The Journal of Haitian Studies (Fall 2007).


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