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In January, Keera Allendorf presented her research at the Winter Colloquium Series of the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.  Her talk was titled, “A Gendered Demographic Dividend?: Adjusting to a Future Without Sons in India.” On February 15, Keera appeared on WFIU’s Noon Edition to discuss declining fertility rates.

Jessica Steinberg gave a talk entitled “Mines, Communities, and States: Extraction and Governance in Africa”, about her forthcoming book at the Center for Constitutional Democracy and Law on February 8.

Sarah Bauerle Danzman presented “Explaining Deference: Why and When do Policymakers think FDI needs Tax Incentives?” at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association in Austin, TX on January 19.

Purnima Bose’s article “Indian American Chick Lit and Hindu-Neoliberal Subjectivity” has been translated into Spanish by Nattie Golubov. “La ‘chick lit’ indo-estadounidense y la subjetividad hindú neoliberal” is forthcoming in Inventar la India, ed. by Laura Carballido, Oscar Figueroa, and Wendy Philips, (Mexico City: Programa Universitario de Estudios sobre Asia y Africa, UNAM). And her book, Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror, is currently in production with Rutgers University Press.

Stephen Macekura published a review essay entitled “Measurement, Development, and Post-Colonial Power” in the January 2019 issue of Diplomatic History. And his current book project, tentatively titled Mis-measuring the Development Century, is now under contract with the University of Chicago Press.


Jessica O'Reilly: Oppenheimer, Michael, Naomi Oreskes, Dale Jamieson, Keynyn Brysse, Jessica O’Reilly, Matthew Shindell, and Milena Wazeck. Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy. University of Chicago Press, 2019.


Nur Amali Ibrahim's book, Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility, is now available through Cornell University Press.

Stephen Macekura’s latest book, The Development Century: A Global History (co-edited with Erez Manela of Harvard University), has just been published.”

Stephanie Kane discussed her new class, Artic Encounters: Animals, People and Ships, as well as her work with the Ice Law Project, in a themester interview.

Lee Feinstein co-wrote an article in the Washington Post concerning the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Emma Gilligan is participating in an ongoing podcast series, My Smart Roomates. Episodes are available on iTunes, Pippa, and Podcast Republic.

Stephanie Kane contributed to the article Shipping Corridors Through the Inuit Homeland in the April issue of Chokepoints.

On Islam: Muslims and the Media is edited by Hilary Kahn and Rosemary Pennington. Publisher’s Weekly writes, “Though slim, this book goes a long way in combating Islamophobia and exposing how media representations often exacerbate the ignorant fear of Islam and Muslims.”

David BoscoDavid Bosco's article, "John Bolton talks tough on the U.N. What’s his record really like?" has been posted on the Monkey Cage, a blog hosted by the Washington Post.


Amali Ibrahim: “Accounting For the Soul: Religious Improvisation in Democratic Indonesia,” has been accepted for publication in Anthropological Quarterly (forthcoming summer 2018). Amali’s manuscript Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youths in a Time of Possibility is in production with Cornell University Press; the book will be published in fall-winter 2018.

Yan Long, along with coauthors Mouleshri Vyas, Jennifer Mosley, Collen Gorgan, Robert Chaskin, and Hyoung Yong Kim has a chapter “Democratic Engagement and Mobilization: The Role of Civil Society Organizations and Grassroots Movements” forthcoming in Social Exclusion in Cross National Perspective: Comparing the U.S., India, South Korea, and China (Oxford University Press). Yan’s manuscript Side Effects: Transnational Doing and Undoing of AIDS Politics in China is under contract with Oxford University Press.

Jess Steinberg: “‘Strong’ States and Strategic Governance: A model of territorial variation in state presence,” is forthcoming in the Journal of Theoretical Politics.

Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Thomas Oatley, and W. Kindred Winecoff: “All Crises Are Global: Capital Cycles in an Imbalanced International Political Economy,” is now forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly.

Padraic Kenney: Dance in Chains: Political Imprisonment in the Modern World, Oxford University Press.

Jessica Steinberg: “Protecting the capital? On African geographies of protest escalation and repression” in Political Geography, Volume 62 Pages 12–22 (in print in January 2018)

Purnima Bose: “Canine Rescue, Civilian Casualties, and the Long Gulf War.” In/Visibility of America’s 20th Century Wars. Ed. By Jon Simons and John Lucaites. (University of Rutgers Press, 2017), pp. 188-207.

Elizabeth Dunn: No Path Home: Humanitarian Camps and the Grief of Displacement (Cornell University Press)

Yan Long: “The Contradictory Impact of Transnational AIDS Institutions on State Repression in China, 1989-2013.” American Journal of Sociology (forthcoming).

Stephen Macekura: “Development and Economic Growth: An Intellectual History,” in Iris Borowy and Matthias Schmelzer, eds. History of the Future of Economic Growth: Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth (London: Routledge, 2017), 110-128.

“Towards “Sustainable” Development: The UN, NGOs, and the Crafting of the World Conservation Strategy,” in Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer, eds. International Organizations and Environmental Protection: Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century (New York: Berghahn Books, 2017), 241-267.

“The Relationship of Morals and Markets Today: A Review of Recent Scholarship on the Culture of Economic Life,” lead author, with Christina McRorie, Brent Cebul, Julia Ticona, Claire Maiers, Allison Elias, Jonathan O’Connor, and Ethan Schrum, Soundings, Vol. 99, No. 2 (2016), 136-170.

Jessica O'Reilly:The Technocratic Antarctic: An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance (Cornell University Press)

With Juan Francisco Salazar, “Inhabiting the Antarctic.” The Polar Journal. Published online May 16.

Kowarsch, M., Jabbour, J., Flachsland, C., Kok, M.T., Watson, R., Haas, P.M., Minx, J.C., Alcamo, J., Garard, J., Riousset, P., Langford, C., Yamineva, Y., con Stechow, C., O’Reilly, J., and Edenhofer, O. 2017. “A road map for global environmental assessments.” Nature Climate Change, 7(6), pp.379-382.


Elizabeth Dunn published Refugee Protection and Resettlement Problems in the May 13 issue of Science

Gardner Bovingdon has been honored with the 2016 University Trustees Teaching Award.

Stephen Macekura published a blog post, On Writing the Historiography of Development, in Humanity

Huss Banai authored Back to the Future in Iran?, an article published in The National Interest

Stephen Macekura spoke with New Books in World Affairs to discuss his new book, Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century


Olga Kalentzidou gave a short interview on the topic of Food Security

Elizabeth Dunn wrote a piece for the Boston Review, titled The Failure of Refugee Camps

Stephen Macekura joined With Good Reason Radio to discuss the history behind big-game hunting and environmental protection in Africa, in a conversation titled Behind the Big Game Reserves

Sarah Bauerle Danzman has co-written a blog post for The Monkey Cage, titled "This is why you shouldn’t blame China for the havoc in the markets"

Olga KalentzidouOlga Kalentzidou received the Beth Wood Distinguished Service-Learning Faculty Award for her work in teaching about and being engaged in service-learning in AY 2014-2015.

Fair Labor Initiative1-300 students of professor Stepanka Korytova were involved in actively recruiting local businesses for a service-learning project with the Bloomington Human Rights Commission to launch a Fair Labor Initiative. Photo by Tae-Gyun Kim.


Stepanka KorytovaProfessor Alfredo Minetti and the creative tango group, This is Tango Now, are traveling to China to perform 30 shows all together. As an anthropologist, Minetti combines tangos with powerful narratives with which he coins "tango theater".

Nick CullatherHilary Kahn

Congratulations to our very own Professors Nick Cullather and Hilary Kahn! Cullather was appointed the first associate dean for academic affairs, and Kahn was appointed assistant dean for strategic collaborations in the School of Global and International Studies.

Gardner BovingdonFeisal IstrabadiPadraic Kenney

Stay current with International Studies Professors Gardner Bovingdon, Feisal Istrabadi, and Padraic Kenney as well as other SGIS faculty.

Stephanie KaneStephanie Kane was awarded a Sustainability Course Development Fellowship for 2014 for “Nature and the City: RIVERS,” which will include both on-campus and overseas components. She will also be involved in a faculty exchange program in Spring 2015 with the University of Zagreb. The title of her project is: "Engineering Nature on the Pannonian Plain: An Ethnography of the Sava River in the City of Zagreb."

Olga KalentzidouOlga Kalentzidou has been selected as a Project Engage Fellow for the summer of 2014 to create a new service learning course, “Food and Nationalism,” for 2014 Themester.

Nick CullatherNick Cullather has been selected to receive a Trustee Teaching Award in the At-Large Smaller Department Faculty group.

Stepanka KorytovaStepanka Korytova was presented with the Gerald I. Lamkin Excellent in Instruction Award on February 22, 2014. The Lamkin Award is presented annually to one adjunct faculty member of Ivy Tech College who best typifies excellence in instruction.

Stephanie KaneStephanie Kane has received a 2013-2014 Fulbright award; she will be Resident Chair in Environmental Sciences at the University of Winnipeg during Fall 2014

Philip ParnellPhilip Parnell was awarded a grant from the Asian Public Intellectuals, The Nippon Foundation for collaborative research titled “Comparative Analysis of Military-NGO Cooperation Policies in Asia. In the study scholars from several Asian countries and the United States will collaborate in gathering and analyzing data about policies on NGO-Military relations in Asian nation states with a focus on Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines. The role of Parnell, who is not from Asia, is that of "outside expert."

Peter NemesPeter Nemes was awarded an Information Fluency Grant to redesign Methods in International Studies (INTL I315) with a focus on information fluency.

OlgaOlga Kalentzidou received an AY2012-2013 ICAB fellowship to internationalize Identity and Conflict (INTL I206) and incorporate global learning outcomes.

No Family Is an Island Ilana GershonIlana Gershon’s new book, No Family is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora (2012) was published by Cornell University Press.