Visiting Professors

Below is a list of current Visiting Professors. View a list of former Visiting Professors. 

  • Visiting Professor of the Practice of Race and Ethnicity, CSREA and the School of Public Health, Brown University

    Ronald Aubert is Visiting Professor of the Practice of Race and Ethnicity, CSREA and The School of Public Health. He is also a Faculty Director of the Presidential Scholars Program at Brown University.  Prior to joining Brown he worked as Director of Research Strategy in the Data Generation and Observational Studies group at Bayer Healthcare, LLC; Chief Science Officer and lead scientist for Research and Evaluation Analytics, LLC; Vice President of Advanced Analytics in Medco Health Solutions’ Department of Advanced Clinical Services and Research; Senior Health Care Analyst at the Aetna Center for Health Care Research; and a Commander for the U.S. Public Health Service, Chief of the Epidemiology Section, Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

  • Visiting Scholar in Race and Ethnicity, Assistant Professor, Politics, Occidental College

    Ainsley LeSure is an Assistant Professor of Politics and affiliated faculty of the Black Studies Program at Occidental College in Los Angles, California. She is a political theorist with broad interests in antiracist critical theory, democratic theory, social justice, and feminist theory. Her current book project “Subverting the Rule of Race: Achieving Racial Equality Democratically,” traces how an over-emphasis on the inner states of individuals – like implicit biases, intentions, motivations, sentiments, aversions, and beliefs – in explaining the tenacity of racial injustice in the contemporary moment blinds us to the way racism makes its appearance in the world.

  • Visiting Scholar in Race and Ethnicity, Associate Professor in the English Department at Wayne State University

    Sarika Chandra specializes in the areas of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Studies, Globalization Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies with emphasis on Comparative Racialization, Im/Migration, Imperialism, Critical Theory, Environmental and Food Politics.  She is the author of Dislocalism: The Crisis of Globalization and the Remobilizing of Americanism. 

  • Visiting Scholar in Race and Ethnicity, Spring 2020 & Assistant Professor of Ethnicity, Race and Migration and American Studies, Yale University

    Albert Sergio Laguna is Assistant Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies at Yale University. His research and teaching interests include transnational Latinx literatures and cultures, comparative ethnic studies, performance studies, and popular culture studies. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Latino StudiesThe Journal of Latin American Cultural StudiesLatin American Research ReviewContemporary LiteratureCultural CritiqueDiario de CubaThe Miami Herald, The Washington Post, and on