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Global Studies Faculty

 

A. Aneesh PhotoA. Aneesh

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Research & Teaching Interests: Globalization, international migration, science and technology, economic sociology, sociological theory, ethnographic Mmethods, intellectual property

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Contexts for Global Management, Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy, Globalization and Information Technology, Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications


 Photo UnavailableKal Applbaum

Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Harvard University

Research & Teaching Interests: Practice of psychiatry and mental healthcare in Japan, globalization of pharmaceuticals, privatization of public works, social entrepreneurship

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Contexts for Global Management


Bob BeckRobert Beck

Associate Professor of Political Science
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Ph.D., Georgetown University
  
Research & Teaching Interests: International relations, international law, and foreign policy

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: People and Politics


Erica BornsteinErica Bornstein

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California-Irvine


Research & Teaching Interests: Philanthropy, charity and humanitarianism, non-governmental organizations, human rights, political anthropology, anthropology of religion, economic anthropology, ethnographic methods, southern Africa, India

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Global Politics of Human Rights


Sanda BramanSandra Braman

Professor, Department of Communication

Professor, Global Studies

Senior Researcher, Office of the Provost

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Research & Teaching Interests: Macro-level effects of the use of digital technologies and their policy implications or, phrased alternatively, the co-construction of society, technology, and the law

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Globalization and Emerging Technologies


Tim EhlingerTimothy Ehlinger

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Research & Teaching Interests: The cause and effect relationships between human-induced stressors and the ecological integrity of lakes, streams and rivers

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Economics and the Environment


Tracey HeatheringtonTracey Heatherington

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Harvard University

Research & Teaching Interests: Resistance to eco-development, questions related to political ecology and environmental justice, cultural politics, environmentalism, Europeanisation, post-national citizenship, Italy, Europe

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Economics and the Environment, Global Security Capstone


UK HeoUk Heo

Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Texas A&M University


Research & Teaching Interests: International relations, Asian politics, the political economy of defense, and research methods

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: People and Politics, Rethinking Global Security


Eric Herhuth

Doctoral Candidate, Department of English

Research & Teaching Interests: Theories of modernization, globalization and media, animation and cinema studies, and digital and visual culture.

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Globaization & Information Technology


Shale HorowitzShale Horowitz

Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


Research & Teaching Interests: International and ethnic conflict, the politics of international trade and finance, the politics of market transition and institutional change in the post-communist countries and East Asia, and the politics of agricultural policy

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: People and Politics


Photo UnavailableDoug Howland

David D. Buck Professor of Chinese History
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research & Teaching Interests: Modern China and Japan, cultural interaction, international law and the state

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Rethinking Global Security


Photo UnavailableJason Jones

Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages and Literature
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research &Teaching Interests: Japanese Film, Japanese Media Translation, Film Remake Analysis, Japanese Society and Culture

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: People and Politics - Living & Learning Community (LLC)


Ingrid Jordt

 Ingrid Jordt

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Harvard University


Research & Teaching Interests: Processes of political legitimation, lay/monastic rela tions in Buddhist Burma, Buddhist meditation movements in Southeast Asia, ethnographic methods, social theory

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Social Movements and the Internet


Sonia Khatchadourian

Senior Lecturer, Department of English

Research & Teaching Interests: Creative Writing, American Literature, Cultural Studies, Professional Writing, Global Business Communication.

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: English - Writing in the Professions, Global Studies - Independent Study, English - Global Business Communication

 


Andrew Kincaid

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Minnesota    
   

Research & Teaching Interests: Urbanism, modernism, Postcolonial Theory, and Irish Studies

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Economics and the Environment




Tae-Seop LimTae-Seop Lim

Professor of Communication
Ph.D., Michigan State University  
      

Research & Teaching Interests: Intercultural (Cross-cultural) communication, face and facework across cultures, speech and verbal behavior in Asia, language and social interaction, quantitative research methods

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Access, Security and Intercultural Context of Global Communications


Thomas MalabyThomas Malaby

Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Harvard 
    

Research & Teaching Interests: Risk, modernity, history and futurity, globalization projects, urban criminality, medical anthropology, social theory, ritual and performance

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: People and Politics, Global Communications Capstone


 Andrew MartinAndrew Martin

Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., University of Iowa     

Research & Teaching Interests: Film studies, science fiction, war and cinema, vietnam, British Cinema, classical and contemporary film theory and criticism, American Literature-late 19th Century and 20th Century, Realism, caturalism, American Modernism, theories of mass culture, cultural studies

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Globalization and Information Technology, Global Security Capstone


Linda McCarthyLinda McCarthy

Associate Professor of Geography
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis   
 

Research & Teaching Interests: Comparative urban and regional economic development and planning, brownfield redevelopment

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Economics and the Environment


Photo UnavailableAims McGuinness

Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research & Teaching Interests: Latin America, global history

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: People and Politics - Living & Learning Community (LLC), The Global City in History

 


Oriol Mirosa

Assistant Professor in Sociology  

Research & Teaching Interests: Global and Transnational Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Social Movements; Sociology of Development; Sociological Theory; Marxism; Latin America

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: People & Politics, Global Security Capstone, Environment & Sustainability, Strategies for Realizing Security

 


Hamid MohtadiHamid Mohtadi

Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Michigan  

Research & Teaching Interests: Economic growth & development, microeconomic theory

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Economics and the Environment


Tasha OrenTasha Oren

Associate Professor of English
Director, Graduate STudies

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison     

Research & Teaching Interests: Film and media studies, media history, popular culture, globalization and media, Middle Eastern media history and film, Asian American studies

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Globalization & Information Technology


Peter Paik

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Ph.D., Cornell University


Research & Teaching Interests: World cinema, theology, myth and the creative imagination, science fiction, anime, and the graphic novel

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Rethinking Global Security


Bernie Perley

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Harvard University  

Research & teaching interests: indigeneity, language endangerment, globalization, indigenous human rights, and global security issues.

Global Studies courses taught: Global Security Capstone: Future Trends, System Failure: Globalization & Language Extinction. 


Patrice Petro

Professor of English & Film Studies
Vice Provost for International Education
Ph.D., University of Iowa  


Research & Teaching Interests: Film history, criticism, and theory, theories of modernism and modernity, feminist and critical theory

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Global Security Capstone, Think Tank


Mai PhillipsMai Phillips

Program Coordinator, Conservation and Environmental Science

Ph.D., Plant Genetic Resources, University of Hawaii

Research & Teaching Interests: Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry, genetic mechanisms of invasive species, genecology, plant genetic resources conservation

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Think Tank

 


Shana Ponelis

Assistant Professor of Information Studies
Ph.D., University of Pretoria
 

Research & Teaching Interests: information seeking behavior and use, access to and accessibility of information and adoption of ICT infrastructure, ethical considerations relating to access, particularly as it pertains to developing contexts

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Access, Security & Intercultural Context of Global Communications


Steven ReddSteve Redd

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Brigham Young University

Research & Teaching Interests: Foreign policy decision making, international relations, U.S. foreign policy, political psychology, nuclear weapons and world politics, conflict studies

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: People and Politics


Rob RiciglianoRob Ricigliano

Adjunct Professor of Communication
Director, Master of Sustainable Peace Building Program
J.D., Harvard Law School


Research & Teaching Interests: Negotiation, international mediation, integrated approaches to peacebuilding, peace processes and conflict resolution, engaging armed groups, facilitation and complex public disputes

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Strategies for Realizing Security in Global Contexts 


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Kris Ruggiero

Director of Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program
Ph.D., Indiana University

Research & Teaching Interests: Medicine and public health in Latin America, law and criminology in Latin America, social movements in Latin America, globalization, human rights and peace accords, gender issues

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Think Tank


Peter Sands

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton  

Research & Teaching Interests: American Studies; rhetoric and composition, computers and pedagogy, critical theory and cultural Studies, science fiction and utopian studies

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Globalization & Information Technology


Manu Sobti

Associate Professor of Architecture  

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Research & Teaching Interests: Urban History, Urban Typology and Morphology, Architectural History and Theory, Islamic and Non-Western Architecture and Urbanism, Russian Art and Architecture, Silk Road Studies, Cognitive Design Processes

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Politics of Urban Disaster, Signature Buildings in Geo-Political Context

 


Jeffrey Sommers

 

Associate Professor of Africology & Global Studies

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Research & Teaching Interests: Research and teaching is conducted on the "spatial fixes" to crises of global capital accumulation. Further research to this end centers on the political economy of Africa's (and its Diaspora) accelerated integration into new networks of accumulation. Other areas investigated are development studies, developmental states, international political economy and hegemonic transitions.

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: The Re-configuring Global Order

 


Sooho Song

Assistant Professor in Foreign Languages and Literature  

Research & Teaching Interests: Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Korean Linguistics, Intercultural Communication 

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Global Studies Course(s) Taught:  People & Politics, Language, Media & Social Practice in Global Communications

 


Mark Srite

 

Associate Professor of Business
Ph.D., Management Information Systems, Florida State University
M.B.A., Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration

Research & Teaching Interests: Technology acceptance across national cultures, the influence of emotions on group decision-making, and quantitative issues in information systems, database management systems, telecommunications, quantitative methods, and information technology for managers

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Contexts for Global Managment, Globalization & Information Technology


Marc Tasman

Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Mass Communication

M.F.A. The Ohio State University

Research Interests & Teaching Areas: Photography and representation, semiology, parody and free speech, Digital Arts and Culture, Visual Adaptation, Identity and Narrative, New Media Theory and Practice.

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Global Communications Capstone


Photo UnavailableWilliam Van Pelt

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz, English and German Literature


Research & Teaching Interests: Emerging communication technologies, contemporary rhetorical theory, and cultural factors influencing eeb design

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Economics & the Environment, Language Media & Social Practice


Hyejin Yoon

Assistant Professor in Geography

Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Research & Teaching Interests: My research interests center on how economic and non-economic factors affect regional economic development and flows of labor, products and technology. I am particularly interested in investigating how non-economic factors, such as cultural background, ethnic differences, norms and institutions, can influence an individual firm's location and behavior in various ways. My research interests are evolving towards differentiated strategies for regional economic development through co-operations among different agents, such as individual businesses, research institutions and local governments

Global Studies Course(s) Taught: Economics & the Environment