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, International Studies
  • 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.
Kate Ryan Reiling

Part Time Faculty

Wendy Weber


Betsy Salvatore

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
  • 651-696-6862
Gary J. Krueger
  • Gary J. Krueger
  • Cargill Professor of International Economics
  • Comparative Economics, Transition Economics, Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics
  • 651-696-6222
Erik Larson
Bill Moseley
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
  • 651-696-6885
Roopali Phadke
Sonita Sarker (On sabbetical spring semester 2016)
  • Sonita Sarker (On sabbetical spring semester 2016)
  • 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.
  • 651-696-6316
Dianna Shandy
  • Dianna Shandy
  • Associate Dean, Institute for Global Citizenship; Professor of Anthropology
  • Socio-cultural anthropology, gender, migration and refugees, political conflict, research methods, Africa, Europe, United States
  • 651-696-6439
Karin Vélez