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Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Medical humanities expert who specializes in health, citizenship, LGBT/queer studies, cultural studies and rhetorical theory and criticism.
Queer Healthcare Queer vernacular LGBTQ Health HIV Prevention HIV & AIDS PrEP Diabetes Rhetoric and HIV Rhetoric and Disease Rhetoric of Diabetes Management Rhetoric Medical Humanities
|Jeffrey Bennett||Associate Professor of Communication Studies||Medical humanities expert who specializes in health, citizenship, LGBT/queer studies, cultural studies and rhetorical theory and criticism.||, Queer Healthcare, Queer vernacular, LGBTQ Health, HIV Prevention, HIV & AIDS, PrEP, Diabetes, Rhetoric and HIV, Rhetoric and Disease, Rhetoric of Diabetes Management, Rhetoric, Medical Humanities|
Assistant Professor of the Practice in Anthropology
Expert on the U.S.-based religious right and the white nationalist movement, particularly online communities.
Conservative Christianity Religion White Nationalism Reproductive Politics Race and Racism Evangelicalism Hate Crimes Feminism & Gender Studies Racism
|Sophie Bjork-James||Assistant Professor of the Practice in Anthropology||Expert on the U.S.-based religious right and the white nationalist movement, particularly online communities.||, Conservative Christianity, Religion, White Nationalism, Reproductive Politics, Race and Racism, Evangelicalism, Hate Crimes, Feminism & Gender Studies, Racism|
Terence E. Adderley Jr. Chair and Professor of Economics; Professor of History
Expert on economic history, specifically twentieth-century labor markets and cities
20th Century Economics Racial Disparities in Earnings Labor Economics Labor Economic History Economic History of the U.S. Labor & Employment Racial Disparities 20th Century Labor Market
|William Collins||Terence E. Adderley Jr. Chair and Professor of Economics; Professor of History||Expert on economic history, specifically twentieth-century labor markets and cities||, 20th Century Economics, Racial Disparities in Earnings, Labor Economics, Labor, Economic History, Economic History of the U.S., Labor & Employment, Racial Disparities, 20th Century Labor Market|
Professor of Sociology
Expert in the American labor movement, the creative class, and work and occupation issues generally.
labor & employment Creative Class Unionization Labor Unions Musicians
|Daniel Cornfield||Professor of Sociology||Expert in the American labor movement, the creative class, and work and occupation issues generally.||, labor & employment, Creative Class, Unionization, Labor Unions, Musicians|
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Expert on how people process true and false information, and how to mitigate the effects of reading and sharing false information.
How to prevent sharing false information online Lies Fake News Developmental Science Cognition Cognitive Neuroscience Learning & Memory Development of mathematics understanding The effects of giving and receiving feedback Applying cognitive science to educational issues Instability of general knowledge How people learn true and false information Why people believe false information Fact checking Memory
|Lisa Fazio||Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development||Expert on how people process true and false information, and how to mitigate the effects of reading and sharing false information.||, How to prevent sharing false information online, Lies, Fake News, Developmental Science, Cognition, Cognitive Neuroscience, Learning & Memory, Development of mathematics understanding, The effects of giving and receiving feedback, Applying cognitive science to educational issues, Instability of general knowledge, How people learn true and false information, Why people believe false information, Fact checking, Memory|
Associate Professor of Marketing
Expert in marketing, market research, and consumer behavior focusing on the impact of scarcity and sales on shoppers' mindsets.
Sales Consumer Behavior Market Research Marketing Scarcity Shopping
|Kelly Goldsmith||Associate Professor of Marketing||Expert in marketing, market research, and consumer behavior focusing on the impact of scarcity and sales on shoppers' mindsets.||, Sales, Consumer Behavior, Market Research, Marketing, Scarcity, Shopping|
Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker, Jr. Professor of Marketing
Expert in food consumption choices, dieting, financial decision making, and self-control in consumption.
Diet Food decision making Financial decision making Self-Control
|Kelly Haws||Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker, Jr. Professor of Marketing||Expert in food consumption choices, dieting, financial decision making, and self-control in consumption.||, Diet, Food decision making, Financial decision making, Self-Control|
Associate Professor of Psychology
Neuroscientist and international expert in how brain size and structure affect cognition and longevity in animals.
Evolution Neuroscience Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Neurons Intelligence Developmental Science Quantitative Methods Animal intelligence
|Suzana Herculano-Houzel||Associate Professor of Psychology||Neuroscientist and international expert in how brain size and structure affect cognition and longevity in animals.||, Evolution, Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurons, Intelligence, Developmental Science, Quantitative Methods, Animal intelligence|
Associate Chair of Political Science
Expert on Latin American politics and Latin American migration.
Honduras Guatemala Migration Crime in Latin America Immigration Latin American Politics Latin America Migrant Crisis El Salvador
|Jonathan Hiskey||Associate Chair of Political Science||Expert on Latin American politics and Latin American migration.||, Honduras, Guatemala, Migration, Crime in Latin America, Immigration, Latin American Politics, Latin America, Migrant Crisis, El Salvador|
Kathryn L. Humphreys
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development
A clinical psychologist with expertise in infant mental health.
tender age detainment centers Infants and Toddlers Orphanages Parent child separations Migrant Youth Trauma in Youth Stress and Early Adversity Clinical Psychology Adoption Childhood Adversity Mental Health
|Kathryn L. Humphreys||Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development||A clinical psychologist with expertise in infant mental health.||, tender age detainment centers, Infants and Toddlers, Orphanages, Parent child separations, Migrant Youth, Trauma in Youth, Stress and Early Adversity, Clinical Psychology, Adoption, Childhood Adversity, Mental Health|
Clinical Professor of Law
Expert in refugee and immigration Law. Runs Vanderbilt's Immigration Practice Clinic.
Asylum Law Refugees Civil Rights Refugee Law Immigration Human Rights Gender and the Law Political Asylum
|Karla McKanders||Clinical Professor of Law||Expert in refugee and immigration Law. Runs Vanderbilt's Immigration Practice Clinic.||, Asylum Law, Refugees, Civil Rights, Refugee Law, Immigration, Human Rights, Gender and the Law, Political Asylum|
Jonathan M. Metzl
Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society
World-renowned expert on gun violence and mental illness, white identity politics and race and health.
Mass shootings Mental Health Guns in America Guns and Mental Illness Race, Gender and Social Justice in Healthcare History of Mental Health Gun Control Race and Health Politics Psychiatry Psychology Gender Gun Violence
|Jonathan M. Metzl||Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society||World-renowned expert on gun violence and mental illness, white identity politics and race and health.||, Mass shootings, Mental Health, Guns in America, Guns and Mental Illness, Race, Gender and Social Justice in Healthcare, History of Mental Health, Gun Control, Race and Health, Politics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Gender, Gun Violence|
Professor of Law
Expert in federalism and drug law, including marijuana legalization.
Hemp Law Sanctuary Cities Opioid Abuse Marijuana legalization Marijuana Law and Policy Federalism Constitutional Law Marijuana Law Drug Laws Pill Mills Medical Marijuana Cannabis Law
|Robert Mikos||Professor of Law||Expert in federalism and drug law, including marijuana legalization.||, Hemp Law, Sanctuary Cities, Opioid Abuse, Marijuana legalization, Marijuana Law and Policy, Federalism, Constitutional Law, Marijuana Law, Drug Laws, Pill Mills, Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Law|
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History
Expert in the modern history of Africa, with a particular focus on the colonial and postcolonial periods.
Nigeria/African History African History Race/Racism in Africa Poverty African Current Affairs Economic Development Higher Education Nigeria Modern History of Africa
|Moses Ochonu||Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History||Expert in the modern history of Africa, with a particular focus on the colonial and postcolonial periods.||, Nigeria/African History, African History, Race/Racism in Africa, Poverty, African Current Affairs, Economic Development, Higher Education, Nigeria, Modern History of Africa|
Distinguished Professor of History
Historian of U.S. foreign policy, international relations and U.S. presidencies.
Henry Kissinger American Foreign Relations Modern European History International Relations History of U.S. Foreign Policy Twentieth Century American History History of the U.S. Presidency Lyndon Baines Johnson LBJ
|Thomas Schwartz||Distinguished Professor of History||Historian of U.S. foreign policy, international relations and U.S. presidencies.||, Henry Kissinger, American Foreign Relations, Modern European History, International Relations, History of U.S. Foreign Policy, Twentieth Century American History, History of the U.S. Presidency, Lyndon Baines Johnson, LBJ|
Dean of the Divinity School; E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society
An expert in Christian ethics, womanist theology and womanist perspectives on health care, economic justice, poetry and literary theory.
Theological Education Baptist Studies Cultural Theory and Studies African American Women and Religion Womanist Ethics Christian Ethics Postmodernism and Social Postmodernism African American Culture
|Emilie Townes||Dean of the Divinity School; E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society||An expert in Christian ethics, womanist theology and womanist perspectives on health care, economic justice, poetry and literary theory.||, Theological Education, Baptist Studies, Cultural Theory and Studies, African American Women and Religion, Womanist Ethics, Christian Ethics, Postmodernism and Social Postmodernism, African American Culture|