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

Jianqing Chen

  • Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Film and Media Studies
  • (on leave FL22-SP23)

Busch Hall 227

Joanna Dee​ Das

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

Mallinckrodt Center 304B

Matthew Gabel

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

Seigle 236

​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 Graduate 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

    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

        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

          McMillan Hall 215

          Geoff Ward

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

          McMillan Hall 237