Meet Our Faculty

Lydia Hamessley, Professor of Music

B.Mus.Ed., Texas Lutheran College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Areas of expertise: American folk and traditional musics, banjo, music and film, Medieval and Renaissance music, music and gender

Robert Knight, Assistant Professor of Art

B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art
Areas of expertise: photography, history of photography, video capture and editing, Adobe premiere, and art foundations curriculum, 2D and 4D fundamentals

Anne Lacsamana, Chair, Associate Professor of Women's Studies

B.A., Rollins College; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Areas of expertise: transnational feminisms, feminist theory, labor and militarization

Angel David Nieves, Associate Professor of Africana Studies

B. Arch., Syracuse University; M.A., Binghamton University; Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of expertise: race and the built environment, digital humanities, spatial humanities, heritage preservation, urban history, South Africa and Southern Africa, truth and reconciliation in post-conflict countries and diaspora studies

Seth Schermerhorn, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., Colorado State University; M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., Arizona State University
Areas of expertise: anthropology of religion, global Christianities, religion in American, Native American religious traditions, traditional ecological knowledge, pilgrimage, personhood and place

Contact Information

American Studies Program

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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