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Global Understanding

International society today is shaped by conflicts between people with different values, commitments, and allegiances to diverse socio-economic and group identities. This thematic area seeks to deepen understanding of particular cultures as well as cross-cultural understanding and solidarity.


Affiliated Faculty

Nicole Aljoe- Associate Professor, English & Director, Africana Studies Program

Amilcar Barreto- Professor, Political Science

Jonathan Benda- Associate Teaching Professor, English

Erika Boeckeler- Associate Professor, English

Elizabeth Bucar- Professor, Philosophy and Religion

Mai’a Cross- Associate Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies

Silvia Dominguez- Associate Professor, Sociology

Chris Gallagher- Professor, English & Vice Provost for Curriculum Advancement

Matthew Hunt- Professor, Sociology

Jeffrey Juris: Associate Professor, Anthropology, Director of the Masters of International Affairs Program

M. Whitney Kelting- Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Alan Klein- Professor, Anthropology

Jung Lee- Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Neal Lerner- Professor, English & English Chair

Ineke Haen Marshall- Professor, Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Valentine Moghadam: Professor, Sociology and International Affairs

Serena Parekh- Associate Professor, Philosophy & Director of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program

Nikos Passas- Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Mya Poe- Associate Professor, English & Director of Writing Program

Gordana Rabrenovic: Associate Professor, Sociology & Director of Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict

Kirsten Rodine-Hardy: Associate Professor, Political Science

Heather Streets-Salter- Professor, History

Denis Sullivan- Professor, Political Science and International Affairs; Co-Director of Middle East Center

Michael Tolley- Associate Professor, Political Science

Steven Vallas- Professor, Sociology

Alan West-Duran: Associate Professor, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies

Kathrin Zippel- Professor, Sociology