AMDA Faculty since: 2019
Janna's research interests broadly inhabit the environmental Humanities and social sciences. Her work has focused on sites of socioecologocial conflict in the U.S. Janna approaches the study of U.S. society and politics in the context of global histories of empire, colonization, and capitalism. She has published on neoliberalism and global food regime and has co-authored with Native scholars on the issue of Indigenous exposure to radioactive materials. The courses Janna has taught cover a wide expanse of Humanities and social science inquiry, and she encourages her students to think and write across disciplines. As an educator, she is committed to encouraging life-long learning, critical thinking, and civic awareness.
Ph.D., Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
M.A., Religion, Duke University
B.A., Anthropology, Study of Religion, University of California, San Diego