Trained as a musician and anthropologist, Ben Chappell works as an ethnographer and interdisciplinary scholar. His current research areas include Mexican American studies, vernacular cultural production, and neoliberalism.
Prof. Chappell's teaching efforts focus on the graduate program and core requirements in the AMS major.
- Cultural Studies
- U.S. in Global Context
- American Identities
- Mexican America, vernaculars, cultural politics, everyday life, lowriders, softball, neoliberalism, critical university studies.
Prof. Chappell provides national service in the American Studies Association and the American Anthropological Association, regional service in the Mid-America American Studies Association, and service to the department and campus in a variety of roles, recently including University Senate, Executive Committee of Graduate Faculty, Interim Chair of Theatre and Dance, and Director of Graduate Studies.