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Peter Adler, PhD »Dr. Adler's photo
Professor, Sociology
PhD, University of California, San Diego
Areas of specialization include qualitative methods, social psychology, sociology of sport and leisure, deviant behavior, and the sociology of children.
University of Denver
Sturm Hall 425
200 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-2062
socyprof@hotmail.com
Eric Boschmann, PhD » Dr. Boschmann photo
Assistant Professor, Geography
PhD, Ohio State University
Areas of specialization include: urban geography; the economic and transportation dimensions of social inequalities in cities; urban sustainability; mixed methodologies, including spatial analysis, geographic information science (GIS), and qualitative techniques.
Courses taught: Urban Landscapes
University of Denver
Department of Geography
Boettcher Center West, 106
2050 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
eric.boschmann@du.edu
Bernadette Marie Calafell, Ph.D. »Photo of Dr. Bernadette Marie Calafell
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies
PhD University of North Carolina
Bernadette Marie Calafel is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver. Her research converges around issues of performance, rhetoric, and intersectionality, particularly within Chicana/o and Latina/o communities. In 2009 she was awarded the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Research in Oral Interpretation and Performance. Her publications include essays in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, The Communication Review, Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies, and Communication, Culture, and Critique. She recently co-edited (with Dr. Shane T. Moreman) a special issue of Text and Performance Quarterly on "Latina/o Performatives." She is also author of the book Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance.
University of Denver
Human Communication Studies, Sturm Hall, Room 291
2000 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-4322
Bernadette.Calafell@du.edu
Nick Cutforth, Ph.D. »Nick Cutforth
Professor, College of Education
PhD University of Illinois-Chicago; MS University of Oregon; BEd College of St. Paul and St. Mary (Cheltenham, England)
Areas of specialization include community-based research, university-community collaboration, physical activity for underserved youth urban education, school-based research, program development and evaluation, ethnographic research.
University of Denver
Ammi Hyde Building
2135 East Wesley Avenue, 212
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-2477
ncutfort@du.edu
Andy Goetz, PhD »Andy Goetz
Professor, Geography
PhD, Ohio State University
Areas of specialization include urban geography, urban and regional planning, urban transportation planning, land use, and economic geography.
University of Denver
Boettcher Center West, 210
2050 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-2674
agoetz@du.edu
Joyce D. Goodfriend, PhD»
Professor, History
PhD, UCLA
Dr. Goodfriend researches urban life in early America, with a particular focus on relations between ethnic, racial and religious groups. She is the author of Before the Melting Pot: Society and Culture in Colonial New York City, 1664-1730 (Princeton University Press, 1992) as well as numerous essays. Her courses on Immigrants in Modern America frequently examine immigrants in urban settings. She is a member of the North American Editorial Board of the journal "Urban History" published by Cambridge University Press.
Carol Helstosky, PhD»Carol Helstosky photo
Associate Professor, European Cultural History
 
Carol Helstosky is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Denver, where she teaches European cultural history, as well as service learning courses in history and thesis writing seminar. She teaches "History in the Community," a course where students use their skills as historians to assist community partners, through teaching and research. Her research is in the field of Italian history, where she has published numerous articles and several books, including: Garlic and Oil: Food and Politics in Italy (2004); Pizza: A Global History (2008); and Food Culture in the Mediterranean (2009)
University of Denver
Sturm Hall, Room 368
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-3987
chelstos@du.edu
Lisa M. Martinez, PhD»
Associate Professor, Sociology and Faculty Affiliate of the Latina/o Center at the University of Denver
PhD, Sociology, University of Arizona
Research Interests include Latina/o sociology, political sociology, race/ethnic and gender inequality, immigration and minority health. She is currently engaged in research examining the individual-and state-level determinants of Latino/a political participation and is launching a new project on the role of organizations in mobilization and political action in minority communities. She teaches classes in social inequality, Latina/os in American society, sociology of gender, race and ethnic relations, political sociology and research methods.
University of Denver
Sturm Hall Room 442
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Lisa.Martinez@du.edu
Michael S. Rosenbaum, PhD »Dr. Rosembaum photo
Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD, Indiana University
Areas of specialization include community and urban sociology, consumption and lifestyle, social psychology, and qualitative methods.
University of Denver
Sturm Hall Room 417
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Michael.Rosenbaum@du.edu
 
Dean Saitta, PhD »Dean Saitta
Professor and Chair, Anthropology
PhD, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts; MA, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts; BA, Anthropology, Wake Forest University
I teach urban anthropology, focusing on how the design and architecture of cities have shaped and reproduced cultural values, traditions, and aspirations through the ages. I blog about urban issues at Intercultural Urbanism.
University of Denver
Sturm Hall, S105
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-2680
dsaitta@du.edu
Paul Sutton, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Sutton's interest in urban areas is from a global perspective of sustainability. Much of his research focuses on the use of nighttime satellite imagery to estimate the urban populations and the ecological footprint of the nations of the world. His course The Human Population is a primer on basic demography with a geographic perspective.
Kate Willink, PhD »Photo of Dr. Kate Willink
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Dr. Willink’s work centers on critical intercultural communication with a focus on cultural memory in particular how performances of cultural memory shape contemporary debates over public education.  As a communication scholar, she researches this lived history of education policy as it illuminates a deeper relationship between pedagogy and cultural politics and shapes contemporary cultural debates about public education. Her book, Bringing Desegregation Home (Palgrave MacMillan, 2009), addresses the extent to which the everyday experiences of desegregation are entangled with broad scholarly concerns such as pedagogy, social and cultural capital, the economy, cultural memory, and racism. The book argues for a deeper understanding of how everyday memory performance works as a form of public pedagogy, shaping contemporary understandings of racial inequality and interracial communities, and inspiring or subverting ongoing attempts to bring about social change.  She is currently working on a multiyear fieldwork project that explores race, education, and equity in the Southwest United States. Her publications include articles in Text and Performance Studies, Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies, Qualitative Inquiry, and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.  Dr. Willink completed her B.A. at Cornell University, her M. A. at the University of New Mexico and her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
University of Denver
Sturm Hall, 295
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-4970
Kate.Willink@du.edu