Photograph of Alison Kanosky


Voice: 657-278-3595

Fax: 657-278-5820

Dept: 657-278-2441


Office: University Hall 408

Cal State University, Fullerton

American Studies
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA. 92831

Alison Kanosky, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies

Bio / Description

Crime, Prisons, and Society; Cultures of Security and Militarism; Ethnography


2015, Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University

Research Areas

My research, work, and teaching relate to the following areas: Ethnography and Community Studies of the U.S.; 20th century U.S. history; Prisons and Society; Cultures of Security and Militarism; Poverty and Inequality; Public Memory and Public Humanities; Theories and Methods of American Studies; Rural and Postindustrial Communities.

Courses Regularly Taught

AMST 301 American Character

AMST 350 Theories and Methods of American Studies

AMST 405 Images of Crime and Violence in American Culture

AMST 439 American Photographs as Cultural Evidence

AMST 502T Public Memory

Office Hours

Spring 2024: 

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. in GH 408 or via Zoom, and at other times by appointment

Email me at for a Zoom link

Current Course Schedule

Spring 2024:

AMST 301: American Character