Faculty & Lecturers

Academic Council Faculty

Director, Program on Urban Studies, Professor of Sociology
Topics of interest
Immigration; Race and Ethnicity; Inequality; Assimilation; Mexican Americans.
Law
Topics of interest
state and local government, including urban policy, city planning, local democracy, and public finance; local governance of high poverty areas, both urban and rural; and the legal causes of concentrated poverty and fiscal crisis.
Sociology
Topics of interest
Social Stratification; Migration and Immigrant Incorporation; Race and Ethnicity; Health
Education, African & African American Studies
Topics of interest
Inner-city Youth; International Comparative Education; Language; Linguistics/Linguistic Human Rights; Literacy; Literacy and Culture; Curriculum and Instruction; Multicultural Education; Diversity; Teacher Education and Certification; Urban Education
Economics and Education
Topics of interest
Access and Equity; Applied Econometrics; Applied Statistics in Educational Research; Design Experiments; Economics of Education; Education Policy; Evaluation; Higher Education; Research Methods; State and Federal Education Policy.
Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Woods Institute for the Environment
Topics of interest
Impact of building design, materials, and symbols on human wellbeing; Building management systems and impact of built features on community wellbeing; Performance-based durability engineering
Education
Topics of interest
Diversity and Identity; Science Education and Access in Urban Communities; Teachers and Teaching
Art and Art History
Topics of interest
Critical Theory and Popular Media; Embodied / Perceptual Experience in Contemporary Culture; Bodily Utopia; Hyperbole in General.

Bruce Cain

Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Professor, Political Science
Topics of interest
American Politics; Political Theory
Management Science and Engineering
Topics of interest
Probabilistic Modeling; Integration of Operations Research Models in Economic Analysis.
Sociology
Topics of interest
Race and Ethnicity; Inequality; Culture; Criminal Justice; Courts
Graduate School of Business
Topics of interest
Urban Economics; Inequality
Anthropology
Topics of interest
Culture as a Commodity; Memory and History; Feminism / Difference / Performance.
History, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Topics of interest
Early History of Science and Medicine; Renaissance Italy; Relations among Gender Culture and Knowledge.
Communication, Political Science
Topics of interest
Deliberative Polling
English, American Studies Program
Topics of interest
American Studies; Effects of Journalism on American Writers’ Poetry and Fiction; African American Voices on Canonical American literature; Desegregation of American Literary Studies; Feminist Criticism; Public history and Literary History.
Religious Studies
Topics of interest
Judaism: Talmudic Literature and Culture; Gender in Jewish Culture; Judaism & Christianity in Late Antiquity; Discourses of Orthodoxy vs. Heresy; Rabbinic Conceptions of Judaism w/respect to Greco-Roman Culture.
Law
Topics of interest
Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law; Political and Legal Boundaries as Instruments of Social Regulation and Cultural Phenomena; Race and Multiculturalism.
History
Topics of interest
Social History of Brazil; Latin American Economic History; Wealth and Inequality; Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Anthropology
Topics of interest
Medical and psychological anthropology; violence, suffering and care; addiction, morality and science; subjectivity; ethnographic writing; Unites States, Mexico.
Management Science and Engineering, Sociology (by courtesy), and Computer Science (by courtesy)
Topics of interest
Computational social science
Sociology, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality
Topics of interest
Stratification; Quantitative Methodology; Race Class and Gender.
Anthropology
Topics of interest
South Asia and Southern Africa; Cities; Political Theory and Continental Philosophy; Psychoanalysis; Comparative Religion; Contemporary Urbanism
Department of History
Topics of interest
African history and anthropology, science and technology studies, nuclear studies, and French history
History
Topics of interest
African American social and cultural history; African American women's history; Twentieth century American history
Anthropology
Topics of interest
Archaeological Theory; Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of Europe and the Middle East; Excavations in Turkey; Material Culture.
Sociology
Topics of interest
Urban Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Inequality; and Immigration
Anthropology
Topics of interest
Linguistic Anthropology; Anthropology of Japan.
Anthropology
Topics of interest
Design; Injury; Mobility.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Topics of interest
Socio-spatial dynamics of commercial building energy usage; data-driven benchmarking; sustainability planning of urban buildings; characterizing the coupled dynamics of urban systems using data science and micro-experimentation.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Topics of interest
Built Environment
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Topics of interest
Integration of sustainability indicators into engineering design
Anthropology
Topics of interest
The mind; Mental experience; Homelessness; psychosis.
Graduate School of Education
Topics of interest
Anthropology and Education Bilingual Education / ESL Cultural Studies Curriculum and Instruction Ethnography Identity Language Language Acquisition Latino Concerns in Education Literacy Literacy and Culture Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RIL
Professor, School of Earth Sciences
Topics of interest
Urban agriculture; sustainability of agricultural systems; vulnerability of particular people and places to climate change; environmental consequences of tropical land use change
Sociology
Topics of interest
Collective Action/Social Movements; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Qualitative Methods; Race and Ethnicity
Education, Anthropology
Topics of interest
Human Communication; Organization of School Success and Failure; Various Literacies around the World.
Education, Sociology
Topics of interest
Organizational Characteristics Schools and Classrooms; Social Networks; Micro-Sociology; Social Dynamics.
Office for Religious Life
Topics of interest
The Interface of Religion Ethics and the Professions.
Theater and Performance Studies, Associate Professor
Topics of interest
religion and secularity, gender and nationalism, cosmopolitanism and globalization. She has published essays on the Indian partition, diasporic feminist theatre, political violence in South Asia, transnational queer theory, and neoliberal urbanism.
Classics, History
Topics of interest
Ancient Greece; Cultural and Economic History; Excavation Monte Polizzo.
Political Science, Classics, Philosophy
Topics of interest
Athenian Democracy; Greek Political Thought; Politics of Knowledge and Innovation; Relationship between Democracy and Inherent Human Capacities.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Topics of interest
Water Resources; Environmental Planning; Implementation of Environmental Policies.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Topics of interest
The Environmental Complexity Lab studies self-organization in a variety of complex systems, ranging from turbulent fluid flows to granular materials to collective motion in animal groups.
Classics
Topics of interest
Latin; Roman imperial culture; ancient travel literature; classical reception
Education
Topics of interest
Poverty and Inequality
Ann O'Day Maples Professor of the Arts, Professor of English
Topics of interest
American and British Literature, Poetry, Drama/Theater, Performance
Education and Sociology
Topics of interest
Civil Society; Role of Non-Profit Organizations in Urban Life; Higher Education; Leadership and Organization
English, Professor
Topics of interest
African American, Multinational Literatures, Comparative Literature, Transnational Studies, Postcolonial/Third World, African and Postcolonial Literature, Comparative race Studies, Cultural Race Studies, Cultural Studies
Education, Sociology
Topics of interest
Causes Patterns and Consequences of Residential and School Segregation; Race/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Achievement Disparities; Neighborhood Influences of Child Development.
Political Science, Education
Topics of interest
Contemporary Liberal Theory; Intersection of Political Theory and Educational Theory
Political Science
Topics of interest
Comparative political economy of institutions; political geography and electoral districts.
Education, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and, by courtesy, Linguistics
Topics of interest
Race and racialization; youth socialization; education; semiotics; language ideologies; multilingual and multimodal communication; (im)migration; diaspora; Latina/o identity; U.S. and Latin America
Sociology
Topics of interest
Race and Ethnicity; Immigration and Assimilation; Quantitative Methods.
Classics, History
Topics of interest
Ancient Social and Economic History; Pre-Modern Historical Demography; Comparative and Interdisciplinary World History.
Classics
Topics of interest
Deisgn history and research; archaeological theory; heritage studies and archaeologies of the contemporary past; the archaeology of Greco-Roman urbanism; the regional archaeology of the English-Scottish borders.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Topics of interest
Urban Sociology; Crime and Policing; Culture; Digital Media; Ethnography
Classics
Topics of interest
Art and Archaeology of the Roman Empire; Dynamics of Urban Space.
Communication
Topics of interest
Digital media journalism and the roles played by media in American cultural history.
Education
Topics of interest
Bilingual Education / ESL; Educational Equity; Family Issues; Foreign Language Instruction; Hispanic Issues in Education; Immigrant Issues; Language Acquisition; Language Policy; Minorities.
Anthropology
Topics of interest
Intersections of Archaeology Anthropology Feminist studies and Critical Race Studies; History of Human Sexuality.
History
Topics of interest
Early Modern Europe; Middle East and Central Asia; Transnational, International, and Global History
History
Topics of interest
Modern Jewish History; History of Zionism; Russian and East European Jewish History; Biography.

Lecturers

Michael Kahan

Michael Kahan

Co-Director, Program on Urban Studies, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Topics of interest
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Urban and Social History; Street Life; Urban Space
Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Equitable and sustainable communities; land use and transportation planning; participatory planning, human-centered design
Thinking Matters Teaching Fellow
Topics of interest
Political representation, the debate about responses to climate change, and the politics of urban space and planning.
Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Social Entrepreneurship; Community Based Digital Data Collection; International Management Development and Consulting.
Dehan (Danno) Glanz

Dehan (Danno) Glanz

Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Architecture; Urban Design; Urban Planning; Transit as a Fundamental Means of Transportation.
Office for Religious Life, Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Jewish Feminism; Rabbinical Ethics; The Relationship between Religion and Education; Social Justice; Student Mental Health and Well-being.
Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Jennifer LeSar is an expert in community development and real estate finance. She is actively engaged in ensuring quality delivery of services and products to the clients of Estolano LeSar Advisors, as well as the ongoing management of its affiliate, LeSa
Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Starting and Managing Hybrid Enterprises; Socially Innovative Non-Profits and Businesses.
Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Community history; Public history; Oral history; Military communities; Race; Gender.
Working Assets, Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Social Entrepreneurship.
Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Urban Planning; Community; City in Literature and Film.
Haas Center for Public Service, Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Community-Based Research; Participatory Action Research; Critical Pedagogy; Social Justice Education; and Community Organizing
M. R. Wolfe & Associates, Urban Studies
Topics of interest
Urban Economics; Land Use Law; Environmental Law; Urban Planning

Other Affiliates

Architectural Design
Topics of interest
Architecture; Built Environment; Local Government
Architectural History
Topics of interest
Architectural History and Theory; Art.
Anthropology, Stanford Libraries
Topics of interest
The innovative potential of new technologies for teaching and research with a focus on mobile technologies; spatial analysis; and GIS.
Associate Director of The Bill Lane Center for the American West, Lecturer in Public Policy
Topics of interest
Advanced policy analysis, design of public institutions, urban and regional policy
History
Topics of interest
International History; Global Spatial Relations.
Topics of interest
Urban ethnography, sociology of science and technology, environmental sociology, family studies, race/class/gender/sexuality, and social theory