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Core Faculty


Keera AllendorfKeera Allendorf
Assistant Professor

Demography; family; health; development; gender, South Asia; mixed methods

South Asia

Huss Banai Hussein Banai
Assistant Professor

Comparative and international theory; democratic theory; liberalism in post-colonial societies; modern Iranian politics and culture; U.S-Iran relations; diplomatic theory and practice


Sarah Bauerle Danzman Sarah Bauerle Danzman
Assistant Professor

International Political Economy; Global Finance, Production, and Development; The Politics of Multinational Firms; Social Network Analysis and Complexity Science


Gardner BovingdonGardner Bovingdon
Associate Professor

Politics in contemporary Xinjiang; history of modern Xinjiang; historiography in China; nationalism and ethnic conflict

Xinjiang/China; Russia/Eurasia

Purnima BosePurnima Bose
Associate Professor

Post-colonial studies, British colonialism; links between Irish and Indian feminists and nationalists in the first half of the 20th century; globalization, the role of corporations in public life, and anti-globalization resistance

South Asia; Ireland

Nick CullatherNick Cullather

Diplomatic history; modernization theory; U.S.-Asian relations; intelligence

South and Southeast Asia; United States; Global

Stephanie DeBoerStephanie DeBoer
Associate Professor

Global media studies; Japanese and Chinese language film and media; inter-Asia cultural studies; memory and media; critical approaches to digital media in the context of globalization

East Asia

Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn
Associate Professor

Economic transformation and regulation in Poland; humanitarian aid; ethnic conflict; state formation; refugee studies;

Georgia; Poland; East Europe

Hamid EkbiaHamid Ekbia
Associate Professor

Drones and conflict; information technology; political economy of computing; artificial intelligence

Iran; Middle East

Lee FeinsteinLee Feinstein
Margaret GravesMargaret Graves
Assistant Professor

Medieval Islamic visual culture; nineteenth-century Islamic arts; the image of architecture in paintings, sculpture and applied arts; orientalism; the master-narrative(s) of Islamic art

Middle East

Shane GreeneShane Greene
Associate Professor

Social theory; social movements; race; urban subcultures; music and society; indigenous and afro-descendent rights; political ecology in Peru and in Amazonia/Andes

Amazonia/Andes; Latin America

Nur Amali IbrahimNur Amali Ibrahim
Assistant Professor

Contests over proper interpretations of Islamic scriptures in Indonesia; religious socialization; politics of student activism


Hilary KahnHilary Kahn
Senior Lecturer
Director, Center for the Study of Global Change

Visual ethnography; critical global studies; social theory and analysis; global teaching and learning; identity; internationalization of higher education;

Central America; the Caribbean; Global

Olga KalentzidouOlga Kalentzidou
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ethnicity; nationalism; food and memory; identity; immigration; material culture; internationalization; pedagogy

Greece and the Balkans

Stephanie KaneStephanie Kane

Water: political ecology/cultural politics, infrastructure, decision making and disaster, social and environmental justice; multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in Latin America, Asia, Europe and North America; writing creative non-fiction

South, Central and North America; Asia; Europe

Padraic KenneyPadraic Kenney
Professor and Chair

Democratic revolutions and social movements; Communism; political imprisonment

Eastern Europe; Ukraine/Russia; South Africa; Ireland

Nicole Kousaleos

Medical anthropology; feminist theory; globalization; advertising, and body image; post-colonial theory; performance studies; community studies; narrative analysis


Yan Long Yan Long
Assistant Professor

Global health; organizational studies; contentious politics; gender and sexualities

China; Regions of emerging economies

Stephen Macekura Stephen Macekura
Assistant Professor

History of U.S. foreign relations; international and global history; history of economic thought and measurement; international development and political economy; environmental history; nation-building and state power.

The United States; The Global South

Peter NemesPeter Nemes

Cultural studies, digital culture, comparative literature

Hungary; East Europe; United States

Philip ParnellPhilip Parnell
Associate Professor

Law and crime in society and culture; cross-cultural studies; law, crime and social change; disputing; the state; violence

Phillipines; Southeast Asia; Mexico

William RaschWilliam Rasch

German philosophical and intellectual tradition, especially the areas of social and political theory; German film and literature in their historical and political contexts; moral, legal, political approaches to war


William Scheuerman William Scheuerman

International political theory, theories of global governance, legal theory.

Ron SelaRon Sela
Associate Professor

History of Muslim peoples in Central Asia; political and cultural self-representation in the Islamic world

Central Asia; Middle East; Russia

Ron SelaJessica Steinberg
Assistant Professor

Natural Resource Management; Ungoverned Spaces; Local Institutions

Africa; India