Current Leadership

CFA Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExComm) consists of the president, vice president, treasurer, and campus labor coalition delegate (the officers of CFA, elected by members), and committee chairs, as well as other (up to 5) members at large. The Executive Committee meets monthly to guide and oversee CFA’s activities. These meetings are open to all members.

2022-2023 CFA Officers

President: Josue David Cisneros is associate professor in the department of Communication and affiliate faculty in the department of Latina/o Studies, the Unit for Criticism, and the Center for Writing Studies. David’s research and teaching focus on the communication strategies of grassroots social movements, especially immigrant rights and racial justice movements. This is his second year serving on the Executive Committee of CFA.

Vice President: David Wilson is currently investigating projects pivoting around the political economy of the U.S. and global north city. Specific projects examine the politics of urban growth regimes in these cities, the politics of competing discourses that generate gentrified neighborhoods and poverty communities, and the racializing of the contemporary urban issues of crime and city growth. Professor Wilson has served on the editorial boards of Urban Geography, Professional Geographer, Social and Cultural Geography, Syracuse University Press (Society, Space, and Place Book Series), Inter-Cultural Studies, the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography project and ACME: International Journal for Critical Geography.

David has been a visiting scholar at universities in China, Germany, and Canada. He was recently listed in a global study of urban geographers (The Professional Geographer) as the eleventh most productive scholar in this field in the world.

Treasurer: Kay Kirkpatrick is an associate professor in the departments of mathematics and physics. Kay’s research and teaching focus on neuro-inspired computing and the mathematical physics of dark matter and condensed matter. She also loves science fiction and has been working towards accessibility in various contexts.

Campus Labor Coalition Representative: : Augustus (Gus) Wood is a scholar of African American History of the Urban South with an interdisciplinary focus on political economy, intra-racial class struggle, working class social movements, and gentrification in modern urban regions. He also centralizes the role of labor struggles in anti-Black working-class racial oppression and the development of internal neo-colonialism. His other research includes Black Power in Southern Cities, Black Marxism in History, and Black Radicalism in labor social movements.

The Executive Committee of CFA also includes up to 5 at-large members.

Current At-Large Members:

Augusto Espiritu (History)

Dan Gilbert (History & LER)

Ellen Moodie (Anthropology)

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