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.
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 Antonio Barreto
Professor & Interim Chair, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Professor, Political Science; Professor, International Affairs
Professor Amílcar Antonio Barreto specializes in nationalism & ethnic politics, citizenship and race. Most of his work has focused on Puerto Rico and Latinos in the United States. His most recent books are The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico …
Associate Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies
Prior to joining Northeastern Dr. Richard Wamai was a research fellow in the Takemi Program in International Health at Harvard School of Public Health. Before that, Dr. Wamai was a researcher at Oxford University (UK) Department of Social Policy. His…
Associate Professor of Philosophy; Director of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Program
Serena Parekh is an associate professor of philosophy at Northeastern University in Boston, where she is the director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program. She is the co-editor of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. Her most recent book, No …
Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science & International Affairs
Mai’a K. Davis Cross researches international cooperation, especially in the areas of European foreign and security policy, epistemic communities, crises, diplomacy, and public diplomacy. She is the author of three books: The Politics of Crisis in Eu…
Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs
Dr. Joseph joined the Northeastern faculty in 2018 after serving as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University from 2013-2018. Prior to that, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar at Harvard University. Her re…
Director of International Affairs Program; Professor of Sociology and International Affairs
Berna Turam, the director of the International Affairs Program, is a professor of sociology at Northeastern University. She has an abiding interest in conducting research on state-society interaction, particularly on the interaction between ordinary …