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- Steve Onyeiwu (Africa)
Regional focus is Sub-Saharan Africa, with occasional forays into North Africa/the Middle East. Specific areas of interest include: structural adjustment, multinational corporations, globalization, economic/industrial development, and political economy.
- Kalé Haywood (Latin America) – on leave academic year 2018-19
Specialty in Latin American history. Research specializations include colonialism and the era of independence; Mexican history; and ecclesiastical and institutional history. Teaching areas include general surveys of Latin America; in-depth studies of Mexico; history of modern dictatorships (Guatemala, Cuba, and Argentina); conquest-era themes; and prehispanic societies.
- Brian Miller (Germany)
Specialty in Germany and the Middle EAst. Areas of interest: transnational migration; history of development; gender studies; nationalism; and press censorship.
- Ken Pinnow (Russia, Eastern Europe)
Specializations in Russia; Eastern Europe; history of medicine; global health; and the technologies of modern governance (statistics, censuses, social science criminology, etc.).
- Guo Wu (China)
Specializations in Late Imperial China; 20th century Chinese intellectual history; print culture; nationalism, liberalism and anarchism; modern Chinese literature and film.
Modern and Classical Languages:
- Verónica Dantán (Latin America)
Areas of interest: transnational migration; history of development; gender studies; nationalism; and press censorship.
- Wilfredo Hernández (Latin America)
Main area of research is gender studies in modern and contemporary Latin America with a focus on Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Published work deals with same-sex issues in the Hispanic world. Teaching interests include: Latin American culture, cinema, and society; Latinos in the U.S.A.; illicit drugs in Latin America; Latin American politics, especially in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and youth issues in Latin America.
- Teresa Herrera (Spain)
Areas of research include nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spanish theater, ideology studies, and Spanish television during the transition (media studies).
- Reem M. Hilal (Middle East and North Africa)
Research interests include contemporary Arabic Literature, Arab American Literature, Identity, Diasporic Muslim and Arab communities.
- Briana Lewis (France)
Research interests include nineteenth-century French literature, particularly the novel and the works of Victor Hugo; questions of individual, political, and social identity.
- Julia Ludewig (German-speaking countries)
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 (France, North Africa)
Research interests include: 1. postcolonial French literature, Beur and banlieue literature, Francophone North African literature; 2. North African immigration to France, the harkis, ethnic minorities and social movements in France; 3. women and gender in the Middle East and North Africa, the practice of hijab.
- Barbara Riess (Latin America)
Region of specialty: Latin America. Particular focus: Cuba. Approaches/areas of analysis: Translation Studies: theories and practice, Women’s Studies–feminism and feminist criticism, nationalisms and intellectual history, and Latino identity and cultural production in the U.S.
- Xiaoling Shi (China)
Research interests: Cross-cultural Studies, Chinese cinema and Chinese intellectual history.
- Nancy Smith (Spain and South America)
Area of Specialization: Contemporary culture of Spain and France; applied linguistics; bilingualism.
- Shanna Kirschner (Middle East)
Specialties include Middle Eastern politics, especially in the Levant, ethnic conflict, and civil wars. Kirschner researches and teaches on international organizations, human rights, and democratization.
- Shannan Mattiace (Latin America)
Regional areas of interest: Social Movements in Mexico and in Latin America; immigration to the U.S.; U.S.-Mexican border issues; Latin American economic history.
- Sharon Wesoky (China)
Teaching interests include gender and globalization and state-society relations in China and East Asia. Research interests include feminism, civil society, and intellectual criticism in contemporary China.