Meet the Incubator Team


William​ Acree​

  • Associate Vice Dean of Graduate Education
  • Professor of Spanish, American Culture Studies (Affiliate) and Performing Arts (Affiliate) Co-Director, Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures

Ridgley 313

Ian Bogost

  • Professor and Director of Film & Media Studies and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Siegle 401

​Todd Braver

  • ​Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Radiology, and Neuroscience
  • William R. Stuckenberg Professor in Human Values and Moral Development

Somers Family Hall 345B

​Colin Burnett

  • Director of Film & Media Studies, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
  • Performing Arts Department (Affiliate)

​Seigle 415

Jianqing Chen

  • Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Film and Media Studies
  • (on leave FL24-SP25)

Busch Hall 227

​Amy Eisen Cislo

  • Teaching Professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies Institute for Public Health Faculty Fellow

​McMillan 225

Joanna Dee​ Das

  • Associate Professor of Dance​
  • Director of Graduate Studies of MFA Program in Dance Faculty Affiliate in the Program in American Culture Studies Faculty Affiliate in History Faculty Affiliate in the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity (CRE2)

Mallinckrodt Center 304B

Karma Frierson

  • ​Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Performing Arts (Affiliate)
  • (On sabbatical Fall/Spring '23-'24)

McMillan Hall 240

Matthew Gabel

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Faculty

Seigle 236

George-Levi Gayle

  • Chair and Professor of Economics
  • Member of the Master Program Management Committee Member of the PhD Committee NBER Research Associate: Labor Studies

Harry and Susan Seigle Hall 383

​Seth Graebner

  • Associate Professor of French and of Global Studies​
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in Global Studies Coordinator of European Studies and Global Cultural Studies concentrations Director of Undergraduate Studies in French

Ridgley 404

Melissa Jonson-Reid

  • Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research, Brown School
  • Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Faculty Affairs, Brown School

Taeho Kim

  • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

    Seanna Leath

    • Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
    • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Affiliated Faculty

    Somers Family Hall Room 321A

    ​Tabea Alexa Linhard

    • Director and Professor of Global Studies
    • Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature (by courtesy)

    RLL Department -Ridgley 407 ********************************** Global Studies- McMillan 250

    II Luscri

    • Assistant Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Managing Director, Skandalaris Center Professor of Practice, Olin Business School

    ​Rebecca Messbarger

    • ​Professor of Italian
    • Affiliate Professor of History, Art History, Global Studies, Performing Arts, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian Co-Founder and First Director of Medical Humanities

    Ridgley 410

    Innocent Rwego

    • Strategy and Partnerships Project Lead for Africa, USAID One Health Workforce Project

      Jonathan Silva

      • Dennis & Barbara Kessler Career Development Associate Professor, Biomedical Engeering; McKelvey School of Engineering

      Erin Stampp

      • Director of Programming and Professional Development, Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity; School of Medicine

      Ammon Thomson

      • Visiting Scientist, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

        ​Corinna Treitel​

        • William Eliot Smith Professor Chair and Professor of History Affiliate Professor of Performing Arts Affiliate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

        Busch Hall 212 Busch Hall 113 (Chair's office)

        David Tumusiime

        • Director, Makerere University Biological Field Station, Uganda

          Adriano Udani

          • Non-Resident Fellow, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy
          • Associate Professor, Political Science; University of Missouri-St. Louis

          Rebecca Wanzo

          • Chair and Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
          • African and African-American Studies, Courtesy Affiliation American Culture Studies, Courtesy Affiliation English, Courtesy Affiliation Film and Media Studies, Courtesy Affiliation

          McMillan Hall 215

          Geoff Ward

          • Professor of African and African American Studies
          • Director, WashU & Slavery Project, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) Faculty Affiliate in Sociology and American Culture Studies

          McMillan Hall 237

          James​ Wertsch

          • Director Emeritus of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy Professor Emeritus of Sociocultural Anthropology Professor Emeritus of Global Studies

          McMillan Hall 348