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Faculty Chair

Keith Woodhouse is an associate professor in the History Department and director of the Environmental Policy and Culture Program. He teaches and writes about twentieth-century U.S. politics, focusing on environmental regulation and the environmental movement. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught on several campuses in Wisconsin and California before coming to Northwestern. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is slowly learning to love Lake Michigan and accept the flatness of Chicagoland. He is a movie buff and recovering political junkie.

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Assistant Chair

Enzo Vasquez Toral is a PhD student in the Department of Performance Studies where he studies cross-dressing ritual practices in the Andes. Particularly, he is interested in how queer and trans populations have engaged cross-dressing within folkloric and religious patron-saint fiestas in this region. He was born and raised in Peru but has lived in Singapore, Brazil, and moved to the US for college. Aside from writing, reading and doing fieldwork to develop his research, he is a performer and theater director. In his spare time, he loves traveling, cooking, going to see theater shows, and watching Netflix. He holds a BA from Harvard University and MA degrees from Princeton University and Northwestern University. He is a former graduate fellow at the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) at Northwestern, and an Exchange Scholar at the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Stanford University. He is excited for his first year as Assistant Chair and to meet all PARCers!