Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D.
Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., is director of the Humanities Research Center and associate professor in the VCU Department of English, where she has been a faculty member since 2011. Stanciu is a scholar of multiethnic and Indigenous cultures in the United States, who works at the intersection of several fields in American studies: Native American and Indigenous studies, visual culture, and immigration and citizenship studies. Stanciu is committed to supporting and promoting faculty scholarship and intellectual community in the College of Humanities and Sciences, as well as broadening the rich connections between humanistic research at VCU and the student body and Richmond communities. Visit her faculty page on the Department of English's website for a full academic bio.
Jesse Goldstein, Ph.D.
Jesse Goldstein, Ph.D., is associate director of the Humanities Research Center and associate professor in the VCU Department of Sociology. His new book, "Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism" (MIT Press) offers a critical assessment of entrepreneurial approaches to addressing environmental problems with new technologies. A new research project looks at student entrepreneurship in the university setting. He teaches courses on environmental sociology and political economy, and is involved in a range of artistic and activist projects. Visit his faculty page on the Department of Sociology's website for a full academic bio.
Rani Sisavath is the Administrative and Communications Assistant for the Humanities Research Center.