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Center Governance

The structure of the new Center for International Affairs and World Cultures is decentralized and inclusive, allowing numerous opportunities for leadership and participation—in other words, it is designed to foster collaboration in teaching and research. The center is led by an Executive Committee.


Executive Committee

College chairs and program directors compose the Executive Committee and have oversight of administrative issues. Executive Committee members will serve for one- or two-year terms and membership will revolve among the units of the college.



Amílcar Barreto
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies



Richard Wamai
Associate Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies

Serena Parekh
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Mai’a Cross
Associate Professor of Political Science

Tiffany Joseph
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Jeff Juris
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Katherine Luongo
Associate Professor of History

Berna Turam
Associate Professor & Director of the International Affairs Program