*Chris Finaret Regional focus: Central Africa, Colombia. Areas of interest: development economics; policy, strategy, and programming evaluation.
Steve Onyeiwu Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa, with secondary interest in North Africa/the Middle East. Areas of interest: structural adjustment, multinational corporations, globalization, economic/industrial development, and political economy.
Kalé Haywood Regional focus: Latin America. Areas of interest: colonialism and the era of independence, Mexican history, and ecclesiastical and institutional history.
*Brian JK Miller Regional focus: Middle East, Germany. Areas of interest: transnational migration, history of development, gender studies, nationalism, and press censorship.
Ken Pinnow Regional focus: Russia, Eastern Europe. Areas of interest: history of medicine, global health, and the technologies of modern governance (statistics, censuses, social science criminology, etc.). On sabbatical leave Academic Year 2020-21.
Guo Wu Regional focus: China. Areas of interest: late Imperial China, 20th century Chinese intellectual history, print culture, nationalism, liberalism and anarchism, modern Chinese literature and film. On sabbatical leave Academic Year 2020-21.
World Languages & Cultures:
Sami Alkyam Regional focus: Middle East. Areas of interest: Modern Arabic literature and cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; trauma and war novel; Arabic dictator novels; film and television studies; postcolonial and literary theory; Arabic literary translation; African literature in translation.
*Wilfredo Hernández Regional focus: Latin America. Areas of interest: gender studies in modern and contemporary Latin America with a focus on Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, same-sex issues in the Hispanic world.
Teresa Herrera Regional focus: Spain. Areas of interest: nineteenth- and early-twentieth century Spanish theater, ideology studies, and Spanish television during the transition.
Reem Hilal Regional focus: Middle East. Areas of interest: contemporary Arabic Literature, Arab American literature, identity, diasporic Muslim and Arab communities.
Briana Lewis Regional focus: France. Areas of interest: nineteenth-century French literature, particularly the novel and the works of Victor Hugo; questions of individual, political, and social identity.
Julia Ludewig Regional focus: German-speaking countries. Areas of interest: GDR history; current cultural and political developments in German speaking countries; popular culture, especially visual culture
*Laura Reeck Regional focus: France, North Africa. Areas of interest: contemporary culture and society, the banlieue cultural field, postcolonial immigration and diaspora, the North African community in France.
Barbara Riess Regional focus: Latin America. Areas of interest: Translation Studies, Women’s Studies, feminism and feminist criticism, nationalisms and intellectual history, Latino identity and cultural production in the U.S. On sabbatical leave Academic Year 2020-21.
Xiaoling Shi Regional focus: China. Areas of interest: Cross-cultural Studies, Chinese cinema, Chinese intellectual history.
*Shanna Kirschner Regional focus: Middle East. Areas of interest: Middle Eastern politics, especially in the Levant, ethnic conflict, and civil war, international organizations, human rights, and democratization.
Shannan Mattiace Regional focus: Latin America. Areas of interest: social movements in Mexico and Latin America, immigration to the U.S., U.S.-Mexican border issues, Latin American economic history. On sabbatical leave Academic Year 2020-21.
Rebecca Oliver Regional focus: Europe. Areas of interest: European politics, comparative political economy, political institutions, inequality, social policy, and labor politics.
Sharon Wesoky (on sabbatical leave AY 2019-20) Regional focus: China. Areas of interest: gender, globalization and state-society relations in China and East Asia, feminism, civil society, and intellectual criticism in contemporary China.
* denotes member of Steering Committee