Meet Your Faculty
Daniel Morales, email@example.com
Daniel Morales is an Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History where he teaches courses in Latino history, Immigration, and United States and Latin American history. He earned his B.A. at the University of Chicago in 2008, and M.A., M.Phill., and Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2016.
Growing up in Azusa, California in an immigrant household, Daniel is keenly aware of the issues that concern first-generation students. In teaching issues of migration, race and ethnicity, politics and nation, he emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and seeking understanding of difficult sociopolitical issues in our time.
Daniel is a member of the JMU Latino Caucus and Latin American, Latinx, and Carribbean Studies minor faculty and is working to build the Immigrant Harrisonburg project.
Carlos Alemán, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Trinka, email@example.com
Eric Trinka is a biblical scholar who works at the intersections of the topics of religion and migration in both the ancient and modern world. As a biblical scholar, he applies social scientific research to the study of biblical texts, particularly findings from the fields of migration studies, geography, critical spatial theory, the sociology of religion, and archaeology.
His most recent research projects explore the elasticity of religious experience in contexts of human movement as seen in the phenomenon of internal religious pluralism. He is particularly interested in applying findings in this area to better understand the compositional histories of biblical texts.
He has authored several articles and book chapters on this range of topics and has presented his research in academic and public forums around the world.
Shaun Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaun Wright has over 15 years of production and post-production experience and has worked on projects for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Discovery Docs, Animal Planet, TLC, History Channel and HGTV.
Wright earned his MFA in film and electronic media from American University in Washington, D.C. Before coming to JMU, Wright was a Lecturer at Towson University where he was also the director of the Media Active Film Festival.
Becca Howes-Mischel, email@example.com
Becca Howes-Mischel is an associate professor of Anthropology, she researches and writes about the complicated politics of reproductive health. At CFI she leads Finish Your Writing Project groups and consults with faculty members about scholarly writing practices including research design, argument development, and building a supportive writing community.
Allison Fagan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Allison Fagan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, where she teaches courses in contemporary Latina/o and African American literature. She researches and teaches about the challenges writers of color meet in the publishing industry, and her book on Chicana/o border literature focuses specifically on the publishing histories of contemporary Mexican American writers whose work explores the U.S.-Mexico border. She is the current chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program.
Christina Kilby, email@example.com
Other Faculty Contributors
Lisa Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Trouille, email@example.com
Megan Tracy, firstname.lastname@example.org