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Jisha Menon

Jisha Menon, associate professor of theater and performance studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, is the new Denning Faculty Director of the Stanford Arts Institute (SAI). Menon will continue to teach and she remains director of Stanford’s Center for South Asia. She is affiliated with the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

Paulla Ebron

Paulla A. Ebron is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford. During her year as a Faculty Research Fellow at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute, she continued work on a book length project entitled, "Making Tropical Africa in the Georgia Sea Islands." As a cultural anthropologist, Ebron's prior research was centered in the Gambia. She is the author of Performing Africa, (Princeton University Press) as well as numerous articles on Africa and the African diaspora.

José David Saldívar

José David Saldívar is a scholar of late postcontemporary culture, especially the minoritized literatures of the United States, Latin America, and the transamerican hemisphere, and of border narrative and poetics from the sixteenth century to the present.

Ana Raquel Minian

Ana Raquel Minian is an AssociateProfessor in the Department of History and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE).  Her book, Undocumented Lives: The Untold History of Mexican Migration will come out in March 2018. Her work has also been published in American Quarterly and the Journal of American History. She is currently working on a new book project on the growth of the Latina/o population in the United States. 


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