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.

    651-696-6564
  • Zeynep D. Gürsel Zeynep D. Gürsel
    Assistant Professor of International Studies, Affiliated faculty of Anthropology & Media and Cultural Studies (Sabbatical: AY 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.

    651-696-6170
  • 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.

    651-696-6242
  • Nadya Nedelsky Nadya Nedelsky
    Associate Professor of International Studies (Sabbatical: AY 2015-2016)
    International human rights; ethnicity, nationalism, and civic belonging; Central and Eastern Europe, Czech and Slovak studies; transitional justice.

    651-696-6479
  • 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.

    651-696-6568
  • Murat Altun Murat Altun
    Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies
    Research interests include anthropology of state and sovereignty, communal rituals, belief in evil and demonology, and political violence.
  • Bridget Marchesi Bridget Marchesi
    Visiting Instructor of International Studies
    International human rights; civil war; democracy; transitional justice; norms and institutions; research methods; Colombia.
  • Jenna Rice Jenna Rice
    Visiting Lecturer of International Studies
    Charity, Humanitarianism, and Gifts; Empathy and Obligation; the Middle East and Islamic World; National and Sectarian Sentiment.

Part Time Faculty

Staff

Additional Faculty Teaching in International Studies