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Faculty & Staff

Lorelle D. Semley 

Concentration Director, Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Northwestern University
O'Kane 388 Phone: 508-793-2769
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Rosa E. Carrasquillo

Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Latin America; Afro-Caribbean History; Gender History;
History of Latino/as in the United States
O'Kane 358  Phone: 508-793-3450
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Danilo Antonio Contreras

Assistant Professor, Political Science 
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 
Office: Smith 334  Phone: ​508-793-3613​
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Caner K. Dagli

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D., Princeton University
Office: Smith 435   Phone: (508) 793-2384
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Daniel J. Dicenso

Assistant Professor, Music
Ph.D., University of Cambridge
Fields: History, Early Music, Chant, Rock, Hip-Hop  
Office:  ​Brooks 343​  Phone: ​508-793-2390​
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Thomas Doughton

Senior Lecturer; Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies
Ph.D., Universite de Paris
Office: Smith 503  Phone: 508-793-2396





R.L. Green

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara 
Office: Smith 431  Phone: ​508-793-3466​
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Alvaro Jarrin

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: medical anthropology; science and technology studies; race,
class and gender inequality in Latin America; queer theory; social justice; environmental activism 
Office: Beaven 216 Phone: (508) 793-2774
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Jeremy Jones

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: political and economic anthropology;
African studies; informal economy and the anthropology of development; youth and masculinity; time and temporality  
Office: Beaven 203 Phone: (508) 793-3050
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Daniel Klinghard

Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Brandeis University  
Office: Fenwick 303  Phone: 508-793-2361
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Nadine M. Knight 

Assistant Professor, English
Ph.D. Harvard University
Fields: African American Literature; 19th and 20th Century American Literature; American Civil War Studies; Film and Television
Office: Fenwick 227A  Phone: 508-793-5263
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Tsitsi Masvawure 

Visiting Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Pretoria, South Africa




Michael Monaghan

Lecturer, Music, Director, Jazz Ensemble
M.A. University of Lowell
Fields: ​jazz player, woodwind specialist, saxophone soloist in both jazz and classical music​
Office:  Brooks 243   Phone: 508-793-2699
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Munya Bryn Munochiveyi

Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: ​African Social & Economic History; Theory & Methodology in History; Development Studies​  
Office: O'Kane 387  Phone: ​508-793-3654​
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Justin D. Poché

Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields: Catholicism in the U. S. United States History,
1865-Present; American Religious History; Latin American History; U.S. Latino/a History 
Office: O'Kane 390   Phone: 508-793-3448
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Christopher Rhodes

Bishop James A. Healy Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Ph.D.; Harvard University
Fields: Comparative Politics
Office: Fenwick 324    Phone: 508-793-3458



Michael R. West

Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Columbia University  
O'Kane 364  Phone: 508-793-2750
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Melissa F. Weiner

Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office: Beaven 226  Phone: (508) 793-2217
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