Faculty & Staff

Full Time Faculty

  • Ahmed Samatar Ahmed Samatar
    James Wallace Professor & Chair of International Studies
    Global political economy; political and social theory; African politics; leadership and the state; Somali studies; Islam and globalization.

  • Zeynep D. Gürsel Zeynep D. Gürsel
    Assistant Professor of International Studies, Affiliated faculty of Anthropology & Media and Cultural Studies (Sabbatical 2015-2016)
    Global media, visual anthropology, ethnographic and documentary film, cultures of knowledge production especially news and journalism, photography, anthropology of the imagination, politics in everyday life, cultures of work.
  • Christy Hanson Christy Hanson
    Distinguished Lecturer in International Studies and Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship
    Dynamics between poverty, health care seeking behavior and health system response, particularly for the care of infectious diseases.

  • David Chioni Moore David Chioni Moore
    Associate Professor, International Studies and English
    Literary interactions in the Black Atlantic world, notably Africa, the Caribbean, and African America; post-colonial and/as the post-Soviet; comparative literature; cultural theory; globalization.

  • Nadya Nedelsky Nadya Nedelsky
    Associate Professor of International Studies (Sabbatical 2015-2016)
    International human rights; ethnicity, nationalism, and civic belonging; Central and Eastern Europe, Czech and Slovak studies; transitional justice.

  • James Von Geldern James Von Geldern
    Russian and International Studies, and Chair of Russian Studies
    Russian and Soviet popular culture and cultural history; comparative studies in revolutions and commemoration; international law and legal frameworks; cultural studies.


Part Time Faculty


Additional Faculty Teaching in International Studies

  • Amy Damon Amy Damon
    Associate Professor of Economics and Latin American Studies
    Rural and agricultural development, economic development, education in developing countries, and Central America-U.S. migration

  • Casey Jarrin Casey Jarrin
    Assistant Professor, English
    Twentieth-century British and Irish literature; diasporic Irish studies; transnational modernism; post-colonial studies; comparative film studies; postwar visual and popular culture; British cultural studies; youth subcultures; working-class studies...

  • Gary J. Krueger Gary J. Krueger
    Cargill Professor of International Economics
    Comparative Economics, Transition Economics, Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics

  • Erik Larson Erik Larson
    Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology

  • Bill Moseley Bill Moseley
    Political ecology, tropical agriculture, environment and development policy, and livelihood security

  • Margaret (Molly) Olsen Margaret (Molly) Olsen
    Professor of Hispanic & Latin American Studies
    Trans-Atlantic literatures of the 16th and 17th centuries, and colonial and contemporary Afro-Caribbean texts

  • Roopali Phadke Roopali Phadke
    Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
    Environmental policy and politics

  • Raymond Robertson Raymond Robertson
    International economics, labor economics, Latin America, economic restructuring, and trade

  • Sonita Sarker Sonita Sarker
    Professor Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English
    Feminist and literary theories; cultural studies of globalization as it intersects with nationalism, democracy, and imperialism; "minoritized" literatures, with a transnational comparative basis in Western Europe and Asia.

  • Dianna Shandy Dianna Shandy
    Professor of Anthropology
    Socio-cultural anthropology, gender, migration, political conflict, Africa, Europe, United States

  • Karin Vélez Karin Vélez
    Assistant Professor, on sabbatical 2014-2015