Dr. Hannah Haynes

Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Hannah Haynes
(413) 662-5356
94 Porter Street


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2014

M.A., University of Michigan, 2010

B.A., Williams College, 2008
(Honors, cum laude)


Courses Taught

IDST 2xx      Intro to American Ethnic Studies
IDST 1xx      Youth Social Movements
CCAP 300    Communicating Across Cultures
IDST 3xx      Migration and Representation
CCHH 207    Intro to Latinx Studies

About Me

My training is in American Cultural Studies with a focus on critical race theory, US immigration history, and Latinx studies. My teaching interests focus on the study and advocacy for racial and social justice, including immigrant and refugee rights. I encourage my students to think beyond “common sense” or traditional ways of thinking while promoting a bridge between theory and practice. I am an affiliate faculty in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the advisor for the minor in Critical Ethnic Studies.

Special Projects/Activities

At MCLA I am honored to serve as: President of the faculty association; as an Internal Review Board member;  Co-Director of the Honors Program; and as founding director of the Critical Ethnic Studies Minor. I am a member of the American Studies Association and the Latinx Studies Association.

Research/Creative Interests

My research interests include media and cultural studies, race, ethnicity, new racism, and immigration. 


Deflective Whiteness and the Cooptation of Black and Latinx Identity Politics. Forthcoming from Ohio State University Press, Race and Mediated Culture Series edited by Camilla Fojas and Mary Beltrán. 

“White Female Pain: Cis White Women and Digital Masculine Rhetoric,” in White Supremacy and the American Media. Eds. Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner. New York: Routledge Press, Forthcoming.

“Deflective Whiteness: White Rhetoric and Racial Fabrication.” Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies. Volume 5, Number 2, Fall 2018. 

“Imagining Postville: National Public Radio and the Discourse of Latina/o Representation,” in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media. Eds. María Elena Cepeda and Dolores Inés Casillas. New York: Routledge Press, 2017.

“Branding Guilt: American Apparel Inc. and Latina Labor in Los Angeles.” Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Journal Published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University. Special Issue: Reframing Immigration in the Américas. Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2015.

Conference Participation

“Hidden Mechanisms of White Supremacy,” American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fall 2021 

“Latinx Counterpublics: Transmedia Organizing for Social Justice,” Latinx Studies Association, South Bend, Indiana, 2020

"Deflective Whiteness: Latinxs and Racial Fabrication." Latinx Studies Association, Washington, DC. 2018

“Where have we been? Where are we going? Understanding the Rise of Trumpism, the Alt-Right, and Developing Strategies of Dissent.” American Studies Association. November 9-12, Chicago. 2017

Office Hours

spring 2023
tuesday 8:oo-9:00AM
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm
by appointment