American Studies Faculty

Professor of History and Director of the Rosenfield Program


Sarah Purcell graduated from Grinnell with a B.A. in history in 1992. She went on to earn an A.M. (1993) and a Ph.D. (1997) from Brown University. She joined the faculty of Grinnell in... read more

Stephen Andrews portrait
Associate Professor

Steve Andrews teaches mostly 18th and 19th century American Literature.  His primary research interests are literary pragmatism, the poetics of landscape, and the cultural history of baseball.  He... read more

Associate Professor

Department Chair: English

George Barlow is a poet who earned a B.A. in English from California State University, Hayward, an M.A. in American Studies and an M.F.A. in Poetry, both from... read more

Associate Professor

Theresa (Terri) Geller teaches courses in film and media studies, literary and critical theory, and feminist and queer studies. Her research interests include film history, continental philosophy... read more

Katya Gibel Mevorah



Katya Gibel Mevorach holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke... read more

Member, Peace and Conflict Studies Committee

Comparative physiology and functional morphology; exercise physiology & psychology I was originally trained as a comparative physiologist and functional morphologist, but since coming to Iowa... read more


Henry Rietz is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Grinnell College and an alumnus of the College. He received his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary and is... read more


She is an internationally renowned Diversity Trainer/Consultant, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Grinnell College, and an award-winning writer.  Kesho was a founding... read more