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Faculty Fellows

Ruth AbbeyRuth Abbey

Professor of Political Science
Interim Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
(PhD, McGill University, 1995)
115 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Global

Thematic interests: Political theory; Nietzsche; Charles Taylor; feminist political thought; liberal political thought.

Current research: Animal ethics

Selected Publications:

  • The Return of Feminist Liberalism, (McGill-Queens University Press, 2011)

  • Charles Taylor, (Princeton University Press and Acumen Publishing, 2000)

  • Nietzsche's Middle Period, (Oxford University Press, 2000)

Maurizio AlbahariMaurizio Albahari

Associate Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of California, Irvine)
620 Flanner Hall
(574) 631-7759

Geographic focus: Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

Thematic interests: Social-cultural anthropology; international migration and refugee mobility; sovereignty, democracy, and human rights; religious pluralism

Current research: Trans-Mediterranean citizenship and mobilization, interreligious dialogue, and the politics of changing cities

Selected publications:

  • Beyond Europe, Borders Adrift,” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development (forthcoming)

  • “‘We haven’t risked our life for free food and shelter’: Migration, Contentious Charity, and Justice,” in Erica Caple James, ed., Faith, Charity, and the Security State (SAR Press, forthcoming)

  • Mediterranean Carnage: Heretical Scholarship and Public Citizenship in an Age of Eloquence,” Anthropological Quarterly 89, 3 (2016)

  • After the Shipwreck: Mourning and Citizenship in the Mediterranean, Our Sea,” in Alexandra Delano and Benjamin Nienass, eds., Social Research: An International Quarterly 83, 2 (2016)

  • “Il futuro non è scritto. Il Mediterraneo tra lutto ed eurocentrismo,” in Transformazione: Rivista
    di Storia delle Idee 5, 1 (2016)

  • “War in Syria and the Refugee Crisis” (with Sofian Merabet, Nell Gabiam, Kristin Monroe, and

  • Julie Peteet), Anthropology News 57, 5–6 (2016)

  • “Mediterranean Carnage: Heretical Scholarship and Public Citizenship in an Age of Eloquence,” Anthropological Quarterly, 89 (forthcoming)

  • “After the Shipwreck: Mourning and Citizenship in the Mediterranean, Our Sea,” Social Research: An International Quarterly 83, 2 (forthcoming)

  • “Il futuro non è scritto: il Mediterraneo tra lutto ed eurocentrismo,” InTrasformazione: Rivista di Storia delle Idee (forthcoming)

  • Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest Border (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015)

  • “Europe’s refugee crisis,” guest editorial, Anthropology Today 31, 5 (2015)

  • “Genealogies of the Military-Humanitarian Border,” in Marina Calloni and Eileen Hunt Botting, eds., Borders, Sovereignty, Rights (Università degli Studi di Milano, 2013)

  • “The Birth of a Border: Policing by Charity on the Italian Maritime Edge,” in Jutta Lauth Bacas and William Kavanagh, eds., Border Encounters: Proximity and Asymmetry at Europe’s Frontiers (Berghahn Books, 2013)

  • “Migration,” guest editor, theme issue, Italian Culture 28, 2 (2010)

  • “Between Mediterranean Centrality and European Periphery: Migration and Heritage in Southern Italy,” International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies 1, 2 (2009)


Honors and Awards

  • University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway Affiliated Fellowship, American Academy in Rome (2016–2017)

In the media (selected)

“Iraqi migrants return after Europe disappoints,” Associated Press (March 2016)
“A Syrian Refugee Story: Inside one family’s two-year odyssey from Daraa to Dallas,” Time (November 2015)
“Tip of the Iceberg: No End in Sight to Migrant Wave,” Associated Press (October 2015)
“Joy as Migrants Flood Into Austria; Tears for Those Kept Out,” Associated Press (September 2015)
“Migrant crisis: Is there anything you can do?” Fox News opinion(August 2015)
“How many migrants travel on the world’s deadliest route?” BBC Radio5 Live (April 2015)
“Migrant children test Europe as Mediterranean crisis worsens,” Reuters (April 2015)
“Desperation, dire conditions for migrants fleeing to Europe,” CNN (January 2015)

Roger P. AlfordRoger P. Alford

Professor of Law
Associate Dean, Law School
(JD, New York University; LLM, Edinburgh University)

3118 Eck Hall of Law


Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: International trade, international arbitration, and comparative law, and the intersection between public and private international law.

Current research: "Champions of Peace" book project


Selected publications:

  • "International Law as an Interpretive Tool, 1900–1945," and "International Law and Constitutional Interpretation: Change and Continuity: A Response to Mark Tushet," in Davis Sloss, Michael Ramsey, William Dodge, eds., The U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: Continuity or Change? (Oxford University Press, 2011)

  • "Moral Reasoning in International Law" (with J. Tierney), in Donald Childress, ed., Ethics in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

  • "The Self-Judging WTO Security Exception," Utah Law Review 697, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 2079608, (University of Notre Dame, 2011)

  • "Arbitrating Human Rights," Notre Dame Law Review 83 (2008)

  • "Free Speech and the Case for Constitutional Exceptionalism," Michigan Law Review 106, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008/2 (2008)

  • "Reflections on US-Zeroing: A Study in Judicial Overreaching by the WTO Appellate Body," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 44 (2006)

  • "In Search of a Theory for Constitutional Comparativism," UCLA Law Review 52 (2005)

  • "Roper v. Simmons and Our Constitution in International Equipoise," UCLA Law Review 53 (2005)

  • "Misusing International Sources to Interpret the Constitution," American Journal of International Law 57 (2004)

  • "Misusing International Sources to Interpret the Constitution," American Journal of International Law 98: 57 (2004)

  • "The American Influence on International Arbitration," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 19 (2003)

  • "Federal Courts, International Tribunals, and the Continuum of Deference," Virginia Journal of International Law 43 (2003)

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Thomas F. AndersonThomas F. Anderson

William M. Scholl Professor of Latin American Literature
Department Chair, Romance Languages and Literatures
(PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1998)

126 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America, Hispanic Caribbean.

Thematic interests: Hispanic Caribbean literature and culture; Afro-Cuban studies, human rights, U.S.-Latin American relations.

Selected Publications:

Editor, Piñera Corresponsal: una vida literaria en cartas (Instituto Internacional de Literatura IberoAmericana, 2016)

Carnival Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo
(University Press of Florida, 2011)

Everything Everything in its Place: The Life and Works of Virgilio Piñera (Bucknell University Press, 2006)


  • “‘I Am an American Writer:' An Interview with Daniel Alarcón” (with Marisel Moreno), MELUS Journal 39, 4 (Winter 2014)

  • “Piñera y la política: escritos en Revolución y Lunes,” in Revista Iberoamericana (2009)

  • “Inconsistent Depictions of Afro-Cubans and Their Cultural Manifestations in the Early Poetry Marcelino Arozarena,” Afro-Hispanic Review 27, 2 (2008)

  • “Carnival, Cultural Debate, and Cuban Identity in ‘La comparsa’ and ‘Comparsa habanera,’” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2006)

  • “Hunger and Revolution: A New Reading of Virgilio Piñera’s El flaco y el gordo,Latin American Theatre Review (2005)

  • “The Politics of Consumption and Excretion in “Termina el Desfile” by Reinaldo Arenas,” Caribe (2001–2002)

  • “Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Images of Collective Suffering in the Poetry of Pedro Mir,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2001)

Christopher BallChristopher Ball

Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007)
616 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Brazil, Japan

Thematic interests: Linguistic and sociocultural anthropology, discourse and interaction, cultural symbolism, and the politics of communication

Current research: The political economy of language in Amazonian ritual performance and development; narrative, place, and territorialization in Brazil’s Xingu Indigenous Park; dialect, religious historicity, and local revitalization in rural Japan.

Selected publications

  • “Kinship Chronotopes,” ed. with Nicholas Harkness, special issue, Anthropological Quarterly 88, 2 (Spring 2015)

  • “Avoidance as Alterity Stance: Naming in an Xinguan Chronotope of Affinity” in “Kinship Chronotopes,” Christopher Ball and Nicholas Harkness eds., special issue, Anthropological Quarterly 88, 2 (April 2015)

  • “On Dicentization,” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 24, 3 (August 2014)

  • “Linguistic Subjectivity in Ecologies of Amazonian Language Change” in Salikoko Mufwene, ed., Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America (University of Chicago Press, 2014)

  • “Negation in Wauja Discourse” in Lev Michael and Tania Granadillo, eds., Negation in Arawak (Brill, 2014)

  • “Stop Loss: Developing Interethnic Relations in Brazil’s Xingu Indigenous Park,” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 17, 3 (2012)

  • “Boasian Legacies in Linguistic Anthropology: A Centenary Review of 2011,” American Anthropologist 115, 2 (2012)

  • “As Spirits Speak: Interaction in Wauja Exoteric Ritual,” Journal de la Société des Américanistes 97, 1 (2012)

  • “Inalienability in Social Relations: Language, Possession, and Exchange in Amazonia,” Language in Society 40, 3 (2011)

  • “Pragmatic Multilingualism in the Upper Xingu Speech Community,” in Bruna Franchetto, ed., Alto Xingu: Uma Sociedade Multilíngue (Museu do Indio/FUNAI, 2011)

Rev. Ernest Bartell, CSCRev. Ernest Bartell, CSC

Professor Emeritus of Economics
(PhD, Princeton University, 1966)

211 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic interests: Economic development; Catholic social teaching; economics of education.

Current research: Economic development, particularly in Latin America, and the economics of education.

Selected publications:

  • Coeditor, The Child in Latin America, (2000)

  • Coeditor, Business and Democracy in Latin America (1994)

  • “John Paul II and International Development,” in O. Williams and J. Houck, eds., The Making of an Economic Vision (1991)

  • “Private Goods, Public Goods and the Common Good: Another Look at Economics and Ethics in Catholic Social Teaching,” in J. Houck and O. Williams, eds., The Challenge of the Common Good to US Capitalism (1986)

  • “The United States and Third World Poor in the International Economy: Some Economic and Ethical Issues,” in J. Houck and O. Williams, eds., Catholic Social Teaching and the US Economy (1982)

  • Catholic Higher Education: Trends in Enrollment and Finance (1982)

Working Papers:

Viva BartkusViva Bartkus

Associate Professor of Management
(DPhil, University of Oxford, 1993)

102 Mendoza College of Business

Geographic focus: International, including countries facing secessionist conflicts

Thematic interests: Business, science and government policy in the context of international relations.

Selected publications:

  • Dynamic of Secession (1999 Cambridge University Press)

Selected Videos:

Edward (Ted) BeattyEdward (Ted) Beatty

Professor of History
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs
(PhD, Stanford University, 1996)

238 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America (Mexico)

Thematic interests: Mexican economy; political basis of industrialization in Mexico; technology studies; comparative socioeconomic development.

Selected publications:


El mito de una riqueza proverbial: Ideas, utopia y proyectos económicos en torno a México en los siglos XVIII y XIX, with Francisco Altable, José Enrique Covarrubias, and Richard Weiner (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, 2015)

Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico (University of California Press, 2015) 

Winner of the 2016 Friedrich Katz Prize, awarded annually by the American Historical Association to honor the best book in Latin American and Caribbean history

Institutions and Investment: The Political Basis of Industrialization in Mexico before 1911 (Stanford University Press, 2001) 

Other selected publications

“Technology in Latin America’s Past and Present: New Evidence from the Patent Records” (with Patricio Sáiz and Yovanna Pineda), Latin American Research Review (forthcoming)

 “Riqueza, Polémica, y Política: Pensamiento y Políticas Económicas en México, (1765–1911),” in José Enrique Covarrubias, ed., Historia del pensamiento económico en México: ideas y debate en torno a la riqueza, el progreso y el auge económico de 1750 a 1900 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, forthcoming)

“The World’s Beer: A Historical Geography of Beer in Mexico” (with Susan M. Gauss), in Mark W. Patterson and Nancy Hoalst Pullen, eds., The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies (Springer Publishing, 2014)

“Sabine MacCormack (1941–2012)” (with Karen Graubert), Hispanic American Historical Review 93, 1 (2013)

“Bottles for Beer: Business Strategy and the Challenge of Technology Transfer in Mexico,” Business History Review 83 (Summer 2009)

Propiedad industrial, patentes e inversión en tecnología en España y México (1820–1914)” (with Patricio Sáiz González), in Rafael Dobado, Aurora Gómez Galvarriato, and Graciela Márquez, eds., España y México: Historias Económicas Paralelas? (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2007)

“Approaches to Technology Transfer in History and the Case of Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” Comparative Technology Transfer and Society 1, 2 (2003)

“Visiones del futuro: la reorientación de la política económica en México (1867–1893),” Signos Históricos (Mexico) 10 (julio–diciembre 2003)

“Commercial Policy in Porfirian Mexico: The Structure of Protection,” in Stephen Haber & Jeffrey Bortz, eds., The Mexican Economy, 1870–1930: Essays on the Economic History of Institutions, Revolution, and Growth (Stanford University Press, 2002)

“Patents and Technological Change in Late Industrialization: Nineteenth Century Mexico in Comparative Perspective,” History of Technology 24 (2002)


Jeffrey H. BergstrandJeffrey H. Bergstrand

Professor of Finance
(PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1981)

367 Mendoza College of Business

Geographic focus: International Economics

Thematic interests: International trade flows; economic integration agreements; foreign direct investment and multinational firms; exchange rates and international finance.

Selected Publications:

  • "Preliminary Examination of the Heterogeneous Effects on International Trade of Economic Integration Agreements" (with Scott Baier and Matthew Clance), in Andreas Dur and Manfred Elsig, eds., Trade Cooperation: The Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements" (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

  • "Economic Integration Agreements and the Margins of International Trade" (with Scott Baier and Michael Feng), Journal of International Economics 93, 2 (July 2014)

  • "Governance and Globalisation" (with Koen Berden and Eva van Etter), The World Economy 37, 3 (March 2014)

  • "Economic Determinants of Free Trade Agreements Revisited: Distinguishing Sources of Interdependence" (with Scott Baier and Ronald Mariutto), Review of International Economics 22, 1 (February 2014)

  • "Shouldn't Physical Capital Also Matter for Multinational Enterprise Activity?" (with Peter Egger), Review of International Economics 21, 5 (November 2013)

  • "What Determines BITs?" (with Peter Egger), Journal of International Economics 90, 1 (May 2013)

  • "Gravity Redux: Estimation of Gravity-Equation Coefficients, Elasticities of Substitution, and General Equilibrium Comparative Statics under Asymmetric Bilateral Trade Costs" (with Peter Egger), Journal of International Economics 89,1 (January 2013)

  • “Gravity Equations and Economic Frictions in the World Economy” (with Peter Egger), in Daniel Bernhofen, Rod Falvey, David Greenaway, and Udo Kreickemeier, Eds., Palgrave Handbook of International Trade (Palgrave Macmillan Publishing, 2011)

  • “Estimating the Effects of Free Trade Agreements on International Trade Flows using Matching Econometrics” (with Scott Baier), and “Bonus Vetus OLS: A Simple Method for Approximating International Trade-Cost Effects using the Gravity Equation” (with Scott Baier), both in Journal of International Economics 77, 1 (February 2009)

  • "Do Economic Integration Agreements Actually Work? Issues in Understanding the Causes and Consequences of the Growth of Regionalism," (with Scott L. Baier, Peter Egger, Patrick A. McLaughlin), The World Economy 31, 4 (April 2008)

  • "Trade Costs," The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd ed., 2008)

  • "A Knowledge-and-Physical-Capital Model of International Trade Flows, Foreign Direct Investment, and Multinational Enterprises," (with Peter Egger), Journal of International Economics 73 (November 2007)

  • "Free Trade Agreements In the Americas: Are the Trade Effects Larger than Anticipated?" (with Scott L Baier, Erika Vidal), The World Economy 30 (September 2007)

  • "The New Regionalism: Causes and Consequences," (with Scott Baier, Peter Egger), Integration and Trade/Inter-American Development Bank (Winter 2007)

  • “Do Free Trade Agreements Actually Increase Members’ International Trade?” (with Scott L. Baier), Journal of International Economics 71 (March 2007)

Selected videos:


NSF-Kellogg Institute Data Base on Economic Integration Agreements

For decades, researchers have explored the economic and political effects of economic integration agreements (EIAs) on the intensity of countries’ international trade and/or political conflict. More recently, social scientists have explored economic and political determinants of EIAs between countries.  EIAs take the form of one-way and two-way preferential trade agreements, free trade agreements, customs unions, common markets, and economic unions.  In 2004, sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant, Kellogg Faculty Fellow and Department of Finance Professor Jeffrey H. Bergstrand (with co-investigator Professor Scott L. Baier of Clemson University) began constructing a large data base indexing the degree of economic integration between nearly every pair of countries in the world for every year.  Since 2009, the Kellogg Institute has provided support through its International Scholars Program for continued construction of the data base, which currently indexes annually EIAs between every pairing of 195 countries from 1950-2011.

Besides its scope, the NSF-Kellogg Institute EIA data base has several unique features:

(1) While most other similar data bases use a binary (0-1) variable to index the absence or presence of an EIA, our data base in Excel format uses a multichotomous index (0-6), with the following interpretations (described in detail in the data base):
0 denotes no existing Economic Integration Agreement
1 denotes a One-Way Preferential Trade Agreement
2 denotes a Two-Way Preferential Trade Agreement
3 denotes a Free Trade Agreement
4 denotes a Customs Union
5 denotes a Common Market
6 denotes an Economic Union

(2) While other similar data bases assign an index value for country-pairs for each year, our data base includes PDF copies of the original treaties determining the index value for over 98 percent of the cell entries.  Whenever an index becomes positive (or its positive value changes), the Excel sheet cell entry is “hyper-linked” to the PDF copy of the treaty (or, for less than 2 percent of cells, to other documentation for the EIA).

(3) The 195 countries that we follow for our data base were determined by external information about when the countries “began.”  For many cells, several of the countries did not exist until after 1950 or a subsequent year.  When a country comes into existence, we “hyper-link” the previous year’s country-pair cell to a PDF documenting that existence.

The link below is to a zip file of the EIA data base.  We recommend saving the zip file to a hard disk, and then “Extract” the files to a new folder.

Database on Economic Integration Agreements (May 2011)

Database on Economic Integration Agreements (May 2013)

Database on Economic Integration Agreements (September 2015)

Jaimie BleckJaimie Bleck

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Senior Research Advisor, Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity
(PhD, Cornell University)

217 O’Shaughnessy
(574) 631-5069

Geographic focus: Sub-Saharan Africa

Thematic interests: Democracy and citizenship; education and social service provision

Current research: Education and citizenship in Mali; parties and political issues in Africa; Islamic politics in the Sahel; information brokerage and political mobilization in rural Africa

Selected publications:

  • Education and Empowered Citizenship in Mali (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015)

  • "The 2012 Crisis in Mali: Ongoing Empirical State Failure," African Affairs (with Kristin Michelitch, forthcoming)

  • With Nicolas van de Walle, “Parties and Issues in Francophone West Africa: Towards a Theory of Non-mobilization,” Democratization 18, 5 (2011)

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Matt BloomMatt Bloom

Associate Professor of Business Management
(PhD, Cornell University, 1996)
397 Mendoza College of Business

Geographic focus: Global

Thematic interests: Innovation; creativity; employee motivation; intrinsic motivation; and employee engagement

Current research: Wellbeing at work among the caring professions with a special interest in the wellbeing of humanitarian and social service professionals (funded by the Templeton Religion Trust)

Selected Publications:

  • “Work as a Calling: Integrating Personal and Professional Identities” (with Bales, M. & Colbert), under review (white paper available) 

  • “The Paradoxes and Passions of Vocation in Middle Adulthood,” in K. Cahalan and B. Miller-McLemore, eds., Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation across the Lifespan (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming)

  • “Are the Poor Happier?” In Daniel G. Groody and Gustavo Gutiérrez, eds., The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology: An Interdisciplinary Reader (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013)

  • “The Ethics of Compensation Systems,” Journal of Business Ethics, 52 (2004)

Susan D. BlumSusan D. Blum

Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994)

614 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Asia (China) and the US; cross-cultural comparison.

Thematic interests: Cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, ethnicity and nationalism, multilingualism, deception and truth, childhood and education, plagiarism, food and culture, and social theory.

Selected publications:

  • Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2017)

  • “Eat Food from [Here]: The Talismanic Semiotics of Local Food,” Semiotic Review 5 (2017)

  • “Free and Easy Wandering: Humans, Humane Education, and Designing in Harmony with the Nature of the Way,” in Agustín Fuentes and Aku Visala, eds., Verbs, Bones and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature (University of Notre Dame Press, 2017)

  • “Unseen WEIRD Assumptions: The So-Called Language Gap Discourse and Ideologies of Language, Childhood, and Learning,” International Multilingualism Research Journal 11, 1 (2016)

  • “What It Means to Be a Student Today,” in Tracey Bretag, ed., Springer Handbook of Academic Integrity (Springer, 2016) (doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-098-8_57)

  • “Chinese Language and Social Justice,” in Chu-Ren Huang, Zhuo Ling-Schmidt, and Barbara Meisterernst, eds., Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics (forthcoming)

  • I Love Learning; I Hate School: An Anthropology of College (Cornell University Press, 2016)

  • Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013).

  • “Why Does China Fear the Internet?” in Timothy B. Weston and Lionel M. Jensen, eds., China In and Beyond the Headlines (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).

  • My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (Cornell University Press, 2009)

  • Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (Oxford University Press, 2009)

  • Lies that Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)

  • China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom (co-edited with Lionel M. Jensen; University of Hawai'i Press, 2002)

  • Portraits of "Primitives": Ordering Human Kinds in the Chinese Nation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)


Honors and Awards

  • Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Distinguished Fellowship, “Wellbeing, Suffering, and Schooling” (Fall 2017)

  • University of Notre Dame Faculty Research Program Initiation Grant, “Assessing Authentic Nonformal Learning in Project-, Problem-, and Place-Based Internships,” Principal Investigator (2017–18)

  • National Science Foundation, “The Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem: Reconceptualizing STEM Innovation, Teaching, and Learning,” Senior Co-Investigator (2016–18)

  • William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families, University of Notre Dame, Faculty Affiliate (2016–present)

  • Journal of Academic Integrity Editorial Board (2015–present)

  • American Educational Research Journal Editorial Board (2015–present)

Selected videos:

Catherine BoltenCatherine Bolten

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Peace Studies
(PhD, University of Michigan)

317 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: West and Southern Africa

Thematic interests: Morality; post-conflict development; structural violence; youth

Current research: Infectious disease, food security, and the sustainability of rural livelihoods in Sierra Leone

Selected publications:

  • Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic,” special issue, Anthropological Quarterly 90, 2 (editor, with Susan Shepler, 2017)

  • “Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic” (introduction), with Susan Shepler, in “Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic,” ed. Catherine Bolten and Susan Shepler, special issue, Anthropological Quarterly 90, 2 (2017)

  • “Ebola Through a Glass Darkly: Ways of knowing the State and Each Other,” with Adam Goguen, in “Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic,” ed. Catherine Bolten and Susan Shepler, special issue, Anthropological Quarterly 90, 2 (2017)

  • “Productive Work and Subjected Labor: Children’s Pursuits and Child Rights in Northern Sierra Leone,” Journal of Human Rights (2017) (

  • "I Will Vote What Is In My Heart: Sierra Leone's 2012 Elections and the Pliability of 'Normative' Democracy," Anthropological Quarterly 89, 4 (2016)

  • “A Great Scholar is an Overeducated Person: Education and Practices of Uncertainty in Sierra Leone,” Journal of Anthropological Research 71, 1 (2015)

  • I Did it To Save My Life (University of California Press, 2012)

  • “‘We have been sensitized’: Ex-combatants, Marginalization, and Youth in Post-War Sierra Leone,” American Anthropologist 114, 3 (2012)

  • “Rethinking Burgeoning Political Consciousness: Student Activists, the Class of ’99 and Political Intent in Sierra Leone,” The Journal of Modern African Studies 47,3 (2009)

  • “The Agricultural Impasse: Creating ‘Normal’ Post-War Development in Sierra Leone,” The Journal of Political Ecology 16 (2009)

Wyatt BrooksWyatt Brooks

Assistant Professor of Economics
(PhD, University of Minnesota)

712 Flanner Hall


Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: The experiences of China, Japan, Korea, India and others highlight that international trade expands greatly during periods of fast growth. This suggests that, perhaps, trade policy could play an important role in improving human welfare at a very large scale. My research focuses on uncovering the mechanism by which this occurs so that we can understand both the potential and the limitations of trade policy in developing countries.

Current research: How do country characteristics, such as institutional structure and patterns of trade, affect the potential gains from undergoing trade liberalization?

Working Papers

  • "Credit Market Frictions and Trade Liberalizations" with Alessandro Dovis

  • "Trade Patterns, Income Differences and Gains from Trade" with Pau Pujolas

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Jorge A. BustamanteJorge A. Bustamante

Eugene Conley Professor of Sociology
(PhD, University of Notre Dame, 1975)

304 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America (Mexico), Central American transmigration (Mexico-US).

Thematic interests: International migration; human rights worldwide; Central American Migrants’ human rights; border settlements; Mexico-US migration.

Current research: Founder of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, the prominent Mexican institute for the study of border issues.

Selected publications:

  • “A Dialectical Understanding of the Vulnerability of International Migrants,” in Castro-Rea, Julián, ed., Our North America: Social and Political Issues beyond NAFTA (Ashgate, 2012)

  • Sembrar en el desierto. Crónicas de los primeros 30 años de El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (El Colef, 2012)

  • “La Migración de Mexicanos a Estados Unidos y Sus Repercusiones en Baja California,” in David Piñero and Jorge Carrillo, eds., Baja California a Cien Años de la Revolución Mexicana 1910–2010 (El Colegio De La Frontera Norte/Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, 2011)

  • Coauthor, “Extreme Vulnerability of Migrants: The Cases of the United States and Mexico Respectively,” in International Migrations Journal 6, 1 (2011)

  • Coauthor, “La migración de México-Estados Unidos”, in Los grandes problemas de México, Blanca Torres and Gustavo Vegas, coords. (El Colegio de México, 2008)

  • Also, numerous studies on the sociology of the border region between the United States and Mexico, and on US residents of Mexican origin


  • Appointed advisor to the president of Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (2011)

Liang CaiLiang Cai

Assistant Professor of History
(PhD, Cornell University) 
433 Decio

Geographic Focus: China

Thematic interests: China in world history, Chinese empires, Chinese intellectual history

Current research: Early Chinese empires, classical Chinese thought including Confucianism and Daoism, digital humanities, and the material culture and archaeological texts of early China

Selected publications:

Witchcraft and the Rise of the First Confucian Empire  (SUNY Press, 2014)
Awards: Finalist, 2015 Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion; 2014 Academic Award for Excellence, presented by Chinese Historians in the United States

“When the Founder is Not a Creator: Confucius and Confucianism Reconsidered,” in Patrick Gray, ed., Varieties of Religious (Oxford University Press, 2015)

“The Hermeneutics of Omens: The Bankruptcy of Moral Cosmology in the Western Han China (206 BCE–8 CE),” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 25, 3 (2015)

“Excavating the Genealogy of Classical Studies in the Western Han Dynasty (206BCE–8 CE),” Journal of American Oriental Society, 131, 3 (2011)

“‘Who Said, ‘Confucius Composed Chunqiu’?: The Genealogy of the ‘Chunqiu’ Canon in the pre-Han and Han Periods,” Frontiers of History in China 5, 3 (2010)

Tags: Asia, China, culture, ethics, religion, cultural history

Mariana Candido Mariana Candido

(PhD, York University, Canada)
Associate Professor of History
439 Decio Hall

Geographic Focus: Africa, Atlantic world

Thematic interests: African history, comparative slavery, the South Atlantic world, Black Atlantic, human trafficking; forced migration and labor; and the African diaspora

Current research:  Women and wealth in West Central Africa in the 19th century: How did women accumulate things? How did women become property?  
Selected Publications:

  • “Engendering West Central African History: The Role of Women in Benguela in the 19th Century,” History in Africa 42 (2015)

  • “African Women in Ecclesiastical Documents, Benguela, 1760–1860,” Social Sciences and Missions, 28 (2015)

  • “Uncomfortable Pasts: Talking About Slavery in Angola” (with Marcia Schenck), in Ana Lucia Araujo, edl, African Heritage and Memory of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World (Cambria, 2015)

  • “Conquest, Occupation, Colonialism and Exclusion: Land Disputes in Angola,” in João Vicente Serrão, Bárbara Direito, Eugénia Rodrigues, Susana Munch Miranda, eds., Property Rights, Lands and Territory in the European Overseas Empires (Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2014)

  • “Strategies for Social Mobility: Liaisons between Foreign Men and Slave Women in Benguela, c. 1770-1850,” in Gwyn Campbell and Elizabeth Elbourne, eds., Sex, Power and Slavery: The Dynamics of Carnal Relations under Enslavement (Ohio University Press, 2014)

  • An African Slaving Port on the Atlantic World: Benguela and its Hinterland (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

  • Fronteras de Esclavización: Esclavitud, Comercio e Identidad en Benguela, 1780–1850 (Colegio de Mexico Press, 2011)

  • Crossing Memories: Slavery and African Diaspora, coedited with Ana Lúcia Araújo and Paul Lovejoy (African World Press, 2011)      

Gilberto CárdenasGilberto Cárdenas

Professor of Sociology
Executive Director of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
(PhD, University of Notre Dame, 1977)

230 McKenna Hall

Geographic focus: US-Mexico border

Thematic interests: International migration; border studies; links between Latino communities in the United States and countries of origin, art and politics.

Selected publications:

  • La Causa: Civil Rights, Social, Justice and the Struggle for Equality in the Midwest (2004)

  • Coauthor, Health and Social Services among International Labor Migrants: A Comparative Perspective (1997)

  • Coauthor, Loz Mojados: The Wetback Story (1971)

  • And numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and as chapters in books

Paolo G. CarozzaPaolo G. Carozza

Professor of Law
Director, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Affiliated/Concurrent Faculty, Department of Political Science
(JD, Harvard Law School, 1989)
130 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: International; Latin America; Western Europe

Thematic interests: Comparative constitutional law; human rights; law and human development; international law; European and Latin American legal traditions

Current research: His current research revolves around the relationships between law, human rights, education, and integral human development.

Selected publications:

  • Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context (with Vittoria Barsotti, Marta Cartabia, and Andrea Simoncini) (Oxford University Press, 2016)

  • “The Problematic Applicability of Subsidiarity to International Law,” American Journal of Jurisprudence 61, 1 (2016)

  • “The Anglo-Latin Divide and the Future of the Inter-American System of Human Rights” Notre Dame Journal of Comparative Law 5, 1 (2015), available at:

  • “On Solidarity in International Law” (with Luigi Crema), study commissioned and published by the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, available at: (2014)

  • Comparative Legal Traditions: Text, Materials and Cases on Western Law (with Mary Ann Glendon and Colin B. Picker) (4th ed., West Academic Publishing, 2014); also coauthored 3rd edition (2007)

  • “The Right and the Good, and the Place of Freedom of Religion in Human Rights,” Communio International Catholic Review 456–472 (Summer–Fall 2013)

  • “Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Human Experience,” in Christopher McCrudden, ed., Understanding Human Dignity (Proceedings of the British Academy/Oxford University Press, 2013)

  • Regional Protection of Human Rights (with Dinah Shelton) (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2013)

  • “Religión, Libertad Religiosa y Derechos Humanos: ¿Integración, colaboración, o conflicto?,” in Jorge Traslosheros ed., Libertad Religiosa y Estado Laico: Voces, Fundamentos y Realidades (Editorial Porrua, 2012)

  • “The Catholic Church, Human Rights and Democracy: Convergence and Conflict with the Modern State” (with Daniel Philpott), in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 15, 3 (2012)

  • Esperienza Elementare e Diritto (Guerini e Associati 2011) (with Andrea Simoncini, Lorenza Violini, and Marta Cartabia). English translation, “Elementary Experience and Law,” available at

  • “Esboços históricos de uma tradição latino-americana da ideia de direitos humanos,” in Narciso Leandro Xavier Baez and Douglass Cassel, eds., A Realização e a Proteção Internacional dos Direitos Humanos Fundamentais - Desafios do Século XXI (Editora Unoesc, 2011)

  • “Human Dignity in Constitutional Adjudication,” in Tom Ginsburg and Rosalind Dixon, eds., Comparative Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2011) 

  • “I diritti umani, l'«arte» della democrazia e il «gusto per la libertà locale»,” in Marta Cartabia and Andrea Simoncini, eds.,  La Sostenibilità Della Democrazia Nel XXI Secolo (Il Mulino, 2009)

  • “Il traffico dei diritti umani nell’età postmoderna,” in Luca Antonini ed., Il traffico dei diritti insaziabili (Rubbettino Editore, 2007)

  • “La perspectiva histórica del aporte latinoamericano al concepto de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales,” in Alicia Yamin ed., Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales en América Latina: Del Invento a la Herramienta (Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, 2006)

  • “The Universal Common Good and the Authority of International Law,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 8, 1 (2006)

  • “My Friend is a Stranger”: The Death Penalty and the Global Ius Commune of Human Rights,” Texas Law Review 81 (2003)

  • “From Conquest to Constitutions: Retrieving a Latin American Tradition of the Idea of Human Rights,” Human Rights Quarterly 25 (2003)

  • “Subsidiarity as a Structural Principle of International Human Rights Law,” American Journal of International Law 97 (2003) 

Recent Videos:

Peter J. CasarellaPeter J. Casarella

Associate Professor of Theology
Director, Latin American/North American Church Concerns
(PhD, Yale University, 1992)
237 Malloy Hall
(574) 631-7811

Geographic Focus: Latin America, Europe

Thematic interests: Systematic theology, Latino/a theology, Medieval Christian thought (especially Bonaventure, Nicholas of Cusa), and theological aesthetics

Current research: Teología del Pueblo and the Idea of God in Latino/a Experience and Theology

Selected publications:

Books and Edited Volumes

  • Diálogo, Journal of the DePaul Center for Latino Research, no. 16, guest editor for two issues on “Cosmic Liturgy: Latino/a Catholicism Today” (2013)

  • A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (with William F. Storrar and Paul Louis Metzger) (2011)

  • Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance (2006)

  • Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity: The Thought of Louis Dupré (with George P. Schner SJ) (1998)

  • El Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church (with Raúl Gómez SDS) (1998)

Book Chapters

  •  “Secularismo: genealogia espiritual e diálogo intercultural,” in Secularização: Novos Desafios, ed. Maria Clara Bingemer and Paulo Fernando Carneiro de Andrade (Rio de Janeiro: Editora de PUC-Rio, 2012)

  • “Dar Razón de Nuestra Esperanza: Teología Pública y el Desafío Actual del Diálogo Interamericano,” in Dar Razón de Nuestra Esperanza. El anuncio del Evangelio en una sociedad plural, ed. Cecilia Inés Avenatti de Palumbo and Jorge Scampini, OP (Buenos Aires: Agape Libros, 2012)

  • "Thinking Out Loud about the Triune God: Problems and Prospects for a Trinitarian Social Ethic in a Procedural Republic," A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011)

  • "Trinity and Creation: David L. Schindler and the Catholic Tradition," Being Holy in the World: Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L. Schindler (2011)

  • "Modernity and Post-Modernity" (Part I: Catholic Histories, Chapter 6), Blackwell Companion to Catholicism (2010)

  • "Disciples in the Midst of the World: Collaboration of the Lay Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of Priests," Called to Holiness and Communion: Vatican II on the Church, ed. Rev. Stephen Boguslawski O.P. and Robert Fastiggi (University of Scranton Press, 2009)

  • “La productividad de la imagen en San Buenaventura y Nicolás de Cusa,” in El problema del conocimiento en Nicolás de Cusa: genealogía y proyección, eds. Jorge M. Machetta and Claudia D’Amico (Buenos Aires: Editorial Biblos, 2005)

  • “Art and U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience,” in Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience, ed. Hector Avalos (Brill Academic Publishers, 2004)


  • “Beauty and the Little Stories of Holiness: What Alejandro García-Rivera Taught Me,” Diálogo 16, 2 (Fall 2013)

  • "Recognizing Diversity after Multiculturalism," New Theology Review (2008)

  • "Cusanus on Dionysius: The Turn to Speculative Theology," Modern Theology (2008)

  • "'The Great Task of the University': Reflections on the Regensburg Address of Pope Benedict XVI," Cultural Encounters—A Journal for the Theology of Culture (2008)

  • "Carmen Dei: Music and Creation in Three Theologians," Theology Today (2006)

  •  “The Painted Word,” The Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology 6 (November 1998)

Douglass CasselDouglass Cassel

Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
(JD Harvard University)

301-A Law School
(574) 631-7895

Geographic Focus: Latin America (El Salvador)

Thematic interests: International human rights, international criminal law and international humanitarian law.

Research Interest: Strengthen the Inter-American system for protection of human rights; ensuring respect for human rights in counterterrorism programs.

Recent publications:

  • “Defending Human Rights in the ‘War’ Against Terror,” in Regent Journal of International Law 4, 2 (2006)

  •  “Equal Labor Rights for Undocumented Migrant Workers,” inAnne Bayefsky, ed., Human Rights and Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrant Workers: Essays in Honor of Joan Fitzpatrick and Arthur Helton (2006)

  • “The Expanding Scope and Impact of Reparations Awarded by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights,” in M. Bossuyt, P. Lemmens, K. De Feyter, and S. Parmentier, eds., Out of the Ashes: Reparations for Gross Violations of Human Rights (2006)

  • “NATO In Kosovo: A Reply to Jurgen Habermas,” in Danny Postel, ed., Debating Kosovo: Contending Perspectives on the Left (2005)

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Coppedge

Michael Coppedge

Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Yale University, 1988)
Academic Office:
216 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America (Venezuela, Andean countries); cross-regional

Thematic interests: Democratization, quality of democracy; Latin American parties and party systems; Venezuelan politics; Methodology of comparative politics.

Current research: Varieties of Democracy; the conditions that promote stable democracy, especially in Latin America; and the factors that have shaped party systems in eleven Latin American countries, employing both case studies and quantitative analysis.

Selected publications:

  • Making Embedded Knowledge Transparent: How the V-Dem Dataset Opens New Vistas in Civil Society Research,” with Michael Bernhard, Eitan Tzelgov, Dong-Joon Jung, and Staffan I. Lindberg, Perspectives on Politics 15, 2 (June 2017)

  • "Variedades da Democracia no Brasil," with Fernando Bizzarro, Opinião Pública 23, 1 (April 2017)

  • "Variedades da Democracia no Brasil," with Fernando Bizzarro, Opinião Pública 23, 1 (April 2017)

  • "Measuring High Level Democratic Principles using the V-Dem Data," with Staffan I. Lindberg, Svend-Er ik Skaaning, and Jan Teorell, International Political Science Review 37, 5 (November 2016)

  • "O'Donnell the Conceptual Artist," APSA-CD: Comparative Democratization 10, 2 (2012).

  • “Variedades de democracia: un enfoque histórico, multidimensional y desagregado” (with John Gerring and Staffan I. Lindberg), Revista Española de Ciencia Política 30 (2012)

  • Democratization and Research Methods (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
    Honorable Mention, Best Book award by the American Political Science Association's Comparative Democratization Section

  • “Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy: A New Approach” (with John Gerring, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, Steven Fish, Allen Hicken, Matthew Kroenig, Staffan I. Lindberg, Kelly Mcmann, Pamela Paxton, Holli A. Semetko, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jeffrey Staton, and Jan Teorell), Perspectives On Politics 9, 2 (June 2011)

  • “Two Persistent Dimensions of Democracy: Contestation and Inclusiveness” (with Angel Alvarez and Claudia Maldonado), Journal of Politics 70:3 (July 2008)

  • “Continuity and Change in Latin American Party Systems,” Taiwan Journal of Democracy 3:2 (December 2007)

  • “Theory Building and Hypothesis Testing: Large- vs. Small-N Research on Democratization,” in Gerardo Munck, ed., Regimes and Democracy in Latin America, Vol. I: Theories and Findings (2007)

  • “Diffusion Is No Illusion: Neighbor Emulation in the Third Wave of Democracy” (with Daniel Brinks), Comparative Political Studies (May 2006)

  • “Explaining Democratic Deterioration in Venezuela Through Nested Inference,” in Frances Hagopian and Scott Mainwaring, eds., The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America (2005)

  • “Soberanía popular versus democracia liberal en Venezuela,” in Jorge I. Domínguez and Michael Shifter, eds., Construyendo gobernabilidad democrática (2005)

  • “Latin American Parties: Political Darwinism in the Lost Decade,” in Larry Diamond and Richard Gunther, eds., Political Parties and Democracy (2001)

  • “The Dynamic Diversity of Latin American Party Systems,” Party Politics (October 1998)

  • Strong Parties and Lame Ducks: Presidential Partyarchy and Factionalism in Venezuela (1994)

  • Numerous articles on comparative and Latin American politics in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, The Journal of Democracy, and Studies in Comparative International Development, among others

Working Papers:

Public Policy/Service:

  • “Training and Regional Exchange” workshop drawing on V-Dem data (with PhD Fellow Lucía Tiscornia). Two-day training for new Academic Research Network of the Regional Project on Human Rights and Democracy, San Salvador, El Salvador; funded by USAID and the Pan American Development Foundation through Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (June 15–16, 2017)

Selected videos:

Sarah DalySarah Zukerman Daly

Assistant Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

414 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic interests: Civil wars and peace-building, international security, and ethnic politics

Current research: Book project on coercion and politics: citizen support for political actors with violent pasts

Selected publications:


Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • “Retrospective Causal Inference with Machine Learning Ensembles: An Application to Anti-Recidivism Policies in Colombia" (with Laura Paler and Cyrus Samii), Political Analysis 24, 4 (2016)

  • “The Dark Side of Power-Sharing: Middle Managers and Civil War Recurrence,” Comparative Politics 46, 3 (April 2014)

  • “State Strategies in Multiethnic Territories: Explaining Variation in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc,” British Journal of Political Science (2013)

  • “Organizational Legacies of Violence: Conditions Favoring Insurgency in Colombia, 1964–1984,” Journal of Peace Research 49, 3 (2012)—Runner-up for the Nils Petter Gleditsch JPR Article of the Year Award, 2012

  • “The Roots of Coercion and Insurgency: Exploiting the Counterfactual Case,” Conflict, Security & Development 11, 2 (2011)

Chapters in edited volumes:

  • “Reintegration of Ex-Combatants,” in Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, eds. Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

  • “Anger, Violence, and Political Science” (with Roger Petersen), in International Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes, eds. M. Potegal, G. Stemmler, and C. Spielberger (Springer, 2010)

  • “Revenge or Reconciliation: Theory and Method of Emotions in the Context of Colombia’s Peace Process” (with Roger Petersen), in the Forum for International Justice and Conflict: Law in Peace Negotiations, eds. M. Bergsmo and P. Kalmanovitz (Oslo: PRIO, 2009). Republished in Spanish (Colombian Vice Presidency and Universidad del Rosario Press, forthcoming).

Honors and awards

  • Peace and Security Early Career Scholar Award, Minerva-US Institute of Peace (2017)

Michael C. DeschMichael C. Desch

Professor of Political Science
Director, Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC)
(PhD, University of Chicago)
430 Decio Hall
(574) 631-2792

Geographic Focus: International

Thematic interests: International relations, American foreign policy, international security

Current research: Two projects, one on the growing estrangement between academic social science and national security policymaking, and one that takes stock of what we know—and need to know—about the role of religion in international relations.

Recent publications:

Public Intellectuals in the Global Arenaed. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2016)

“Technique Trumps Relevance: The Professionalization of Political Science and the Marginalization of Security Studies,” Perspectives on Politics 13, 2 (2015)
 “What Do Policymakers Want From Us? Results of a Survey of Current and Former Senior National Security Decision Makers,” with Paul C. Avey, International Studies Quarterly 58, 2 (2014)

Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (University Press of Kentucky, 2012) [with Kenneth Michael Absher, Roman Popadiuk, and the 2006 Bush School Capstone Team].

Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).

Kevin DonovanKevin Donovan

Assistant Professor of Economics
(PhD, Arizona State University)

434 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: Development economics; macroeconomics

Current research:  The impact of risk on agricultural choices; the policies that generate misallocation across occupations in developing countries

Kirk Doran

Associate Professor of Economics
(PhD, Princeton University)

438 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: International, Mexico

Thematic interests: Labor economics, development economics, applied microeconomics.

Current research: Applied microeconomics with a focus on labor markets, developing economies, and behavioral labor supply. How substitution of adult labor for child labor in rural Mexico can mitigate welfare losses from a ban on child labor.

Rev. Robert Dowd, CSCRev. Robert Dowd, CSC

Associate Professor of Political Science
Director, Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity
(PhD, University of California at Los Angeles, 2003)

214 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Sub-Saharan Africa

Thematic interests: African politics; religion and politics; ethnic conflict and peace building; political parties and party systems; comparative democratization

Current research:

  • Religious Leaders as Political Activists in African Elections. In collaboration with political scientists Clark Gibson (UC-San Diego), a Kellogg Distinguished Research Affiliate, and Brigitte Zimmerman (UNC-Charlotte), this project examines the variation in the extent to which religious leaders embed political messages in sermons during election campaigns and the effects of such messages on the political attitudes and behaviors of religious communities. The project will initially focus on Zambia and document the tone, language, and slant of political messages embedded in sermons in 120 randomly selected churches during the month leading up to Zambia’s presidential and parliamentary elections in August 2016. (Supported by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.)

  • Saints, Sinners, and Citizens: The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Sub-Saharan Africa. Conducted with political scientist Ani Sarkissian (Michigan State University) and theologian and Kellogg Faculty Fellow Rev. Paul Kollman, CSC, this project is intended to assess whether the Catholic Charismatic Movement is decreasing or increasing political engagement, tolerance of different ethnic and religious groups, support for basic freedoms, and support for democratic institutions in three countries, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. (Supported by the John Templeton Foundation through the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California.)

  • Does Religion Matter? The Impact of Religious Networks on Health-Enhancing Behavior in Africa: In collaboration with University of Virginia economist Molly Lipscomb, this project uses a randomized controlled trial in 185 villages in western Uganda to assess whether local religious leaders or local governmental leaders are more effective at (1) getting local people to purchase water purification tablets for their household drinking water and (2) targeting those in most need with discount coupons to buy the tablets. (Supported by the John Templeton Foundation, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.)

Selected publications:

  • “Violent Religious Extremism and US–Africa Policy,” in “Faith, Freedom, and Foreign Policy,” special issue, The Review of Faith & International Affairs 14, 2 (2016)

  • Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa (Oxford University Press, 2015)

  • “Religious Diversity and Religious Tolerance: Evidence from Nigeria,” Journal of Conflict Resolution (OnLine First, September 23, 2014)

  • “Religious Diversity and Violent Conflict: Lessons from Nigeria,” Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 38, 1 (Winter 2014)

  • “Christianity, Islam and Political Culture in Africa: The Case of Nigeria,” in Edmond Keller, ed., Religion, Religious Institutions and Politics in Africa (University of South Africa Press, 2012)

  • “Muslim Women, Political Discourse and Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures (Brill Academic Publishers, 2005)

Amitava Krishna DuttAmitava Krishna Dutt

Professor of Economics and Political Science
(PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)

217 O'Shaughnessy

Geographic focus: Asia and developing countries

Thematic interests: Growth and income distribution; development; international economics; political economy; international political economy; macroeconomics.

Current research: Uneven development and North-South interaction; post-Keynesian models of growth and income distribution; macroeconomics of development; consumption and happiness; political economy of war and peace; trade, growth and the environment.

Selected publications:

  • “Uncertainty, Power, Institutions and Crisis: Implications for the Future of Capitalism” in Review of Keynesian Economics 3, 1 (2015)

  • “Could more flexibility of labor markets help to resume growth? Lessons of an Amended Kaleckian Model” (coauthored), in L. Mamica and P. Tridico, eds., Economic Policy and Financial Crisis (Routledge, 2014)

  • “Dimensions of Pluralism in Economics” in Review of Political Economy, 26, 4 (2014)

  • Pathways to Economic Development (Oxford University Press, 2014)

  • Economics and Ethics: An Introduction (coauthored with Charles Wilber), revised and expanded paperback edition (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013).

  • “Endogenous Technological Change in Classical-Marxian Models of Growth and Distribution,” in T. Michl, A. Rezai and L. Taylor, eds., Social Fairness and Economics: Economic Essays in the Spirit of Duncan Foley (Routledge, 2013).

  • “The Global Financial Crisis: Views from Asia” (review essay), Development and Change 44, 1 (2013)

  • “Government Spending, Aggregate Demand and Economic Growth,” Review of Keynesian Economics 1, 1 (2013)

  • “Post-Keynesianism and the Role of Aggregate Demand in Development Economics,” in Geoff C. Harcourt and Peter Kreisler, eds., Oxford Handbook of Post-Keynesian Economics (Oxford University Press, 2013).

  • “Distributional Dynamics in Post-Keynesian Growth Models,” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 34, 3 (2012)

  • “Education, Growth and Distribution: Classical-Marxian Economic Thought and a Simple Model” (with Roberto Veneziani), Papers in Political Economy 61 (2011–12). “Growth, Distribution and Crises” in Hansjörg Herr, Torsten Niechoj, Claus Thomasberger, Achim Truger, and Till van Treeck, eds., From crisis to growth? The Challenge of Imbalances and Debt (Metropolis Verlag, 2012)

  • “The Kaleckian Growth Model: An Introduction,” Metroeconomica 63, 1 (2012)

  • “Institutional Change and Economic Development: Concepts, Theory And Political Economy,” Journal Of Institutional Economics 7, 4 (2011)

  • “Macroeconomic Theory After The Crisis,” Review Of Radical Political Economics 43, 3 (September 2011)

  • “Alternative Models of Growth and Distribution with a Simple Formulation of Endogenous Technological Change,” in Christian Gehrke and Neri Salvadori, eds., Keynes, Sraffa, And The Criticism Of Neoclassical Theory: Essays In Honor Of Heinz Kurz (Routledge, 2011)

  • “Economic Growth and Income Distribution: Kalecki, the Kaleckians, and their Critics,” in P. Arestis, ed., Macroeconomics And Economic Policy (Macmillan Palgrave, 2011)

  • “Growth and Income Distribution: A Post-Keynesian Perspective,” in E. Hein And E. Stockhammer, eds., A Modern Guide to Keynesian Macroeconomics and Economic Policies (Edward Elgar, 2011)

  • “The Role of Aggregate Demand in Classical-Marxian Models of Economic Growth,” Cambridge Journal of Economics 35, 2 (2011)

  • “Keynesian Growth Theory in The 21st Century,” in Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer, eds., Twenty-First Century Keynesian Economics (Macmillan Palgrave, 2010)

  • Coauthor, Economics and Ethics (Macmillan-Palgrave, 2010); coeditor, New Directions in Development Ethics (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010)

  • “Keynesian Growth Theory in the 21st Century,” in Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer, eds., Twenty-first Century Keynesian Economics (Macmillan Palgrave, 2010)

  • “Reconciling the Growth of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply,” in Mark Setterfield, ed., Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Growth (Edward Elgar, 2010)

  • Coeditor, Happiness, Economics and Politics (Edward Elgar, 2009)

  • Coauthor, “International Institutions, Globalization and the Inequality Among Nations,” Progress in Development Studies, (October, 2009)

  • Coeditor, International Handbook of Development Economics, 2 vol. (Edward Elgar, 2008)

  • Coauthor, “A Decade of Reforms: The Indian Economy in the 1990s,” in Lance Taylor, ed., External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe and Brazil (Oxford University Press, 2006)

  • Coauthor, “Growth, Distribution and the Environment: Sustainable Development for India,” World Development (February 1996)

  • Growth, Distribution and Uneven Development (Cambridge University Press, 1990)

Georges EnderleGeorges Enderle

John T. Ryan Jr. Chair in International Business Ethics
(Dr. rer. pol., University of Fribourg, 1982; Dr. habil., University of St. Gallen, 1986)

393 Mendoza College of Business

Geographic focus: China and East Asia; Continental Europe

Thematic interests: Business ethics; ethics of globalization; wealth creation and poverty; business and human rights; corporate responsibilities of large and small companies, with a view on developments in China.

Selected publications:

  • “‘Business and Human Rights’ from Donaldson to Ruggie—A Review of a Classic Book,” Business and Human Rights Journal 1, 1 (2016)

  • Ethical Innovation in Business and the Economy, edited with P. E. Murphy (Edward Elgar, 2015)

  • “Ethical Innovation in Business and the Economy—A Challenge That Cannot Be Postponed,” in G. Enderle and P. E. Murphy, eds., Ethical Innovation in Business and the Economy (Edward Elgar, 2015)

  • “‘Business Ethics Walks on Two Legs’—auch in St. Gallen. Ein Gastkommentar,” in T. Beschorner, P. Ulrich, and F. Wettstein (Hg.), St. Galler Wirtschaftsethik. Programmatik, Positionen, Perspektiven (Metropolis, 2015)

  • “Business and the Greater Good as a Combination of Private and Public Wealth,” in K. J. Ims and L.J.T. Pedersen, eds., Business and the Greater Good: Rethinking Business Ethics in an Age of Crisis (Edward Elgar, 2015)

  • Defining Goodness in Business and Economics” in VittorioHösle, ed., Dimensions of Goodness (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).

  • Developing Business Ethics in China (ed. with Xiaohe Lu), paperback edition with a new preface (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

  • “The Capability Approach as Guidance for Corporate Ethics,” in C. Lütge, ed., Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics (Springer, 2012)

  • “Discerning Ethical Challenges for Marketing in China” (with Qibin Niu), Asian Journal of Business Ethics 1, 2(2012)

  • “The Entrepreneurial Vocation: Is Creating Wealth a Calling?” in B. C. Okonkwo, ed., Finding Meaning in Business: Theology, Ethics, and Vocation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

  • “Three Major Challenges for Business and Economic Ethics in the Next Ten Years: Wealth Creation, Human Rights, and Active Involvement of The World’s Religions,” Business and Professional Ethics Journal 30 (2011)

  • “Neue Herausforderungen an die Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik und was sie in Zeiten der Krise leisten muss,” in J. Wallacher, C. Au, And T. Karcher, eds., Ethik in Wirtschaft Und Unternehmen In Zeiten Der Krise (Kohlhammer, 2011)

  • “What is Long-Term Wealth Creation and Investing?” in Antonio Tencati and Francesco Perrini, eds., Business Ethics and Corporate Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2011)

  • “Wealth Creation in China and Some Lessons for Development Ethics” in Journal for Business Ethics (2010)

  • “A Rich Concept of Wealth Creation beyond Profit Maximization and Adding Value” in Journal of Business Ethics (2009)

  • Coauthor, “Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility for Marketing in the Global Marketplace” with P. E. Murphy in The SAGE Handbook of International Marketing (Sage Publications Ltd, 2009)

  • Introduction and supervision of English translation of Business and Economic Ethics: The Ethics of Economic Systems by A. Rich (Peeters, 2006)

  • Coeditor, Developing Business Ethics in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

  • Editor International Business Ethics: Challenges and Approaches  (University of Notre Dame Press, 1999)

  • Coeditor, Lexikon der Wirtschaftsethik [Encyclopedia of Business Ethics] in German (1993), Portuguese (1997), and Chinese (2001)

William N. EvansWilliam N. Evans

Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics
Chair, Department of Economics
Cofounder, Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO)
(PhD, Duke University, 1987)

437 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: US and international

Thematic interests: Applied microeconomics, specializing in labor economics, health economics, and the economics of education

Current research: The economic determinants of infant and child health, the impact of socioeconomic status on health, measuring the medical benefits and costs of greater health care utilization, health care reform in Guatemala.

Selected publications:

  • "The Economic and Social Outcomes of Refugees in the United States: Evidence from the ACS" (with Daniel Fitzgerald), NBER Working Paper No. 23498 (June 2017)

  • "Postpartum Length of Stay and Outcomes of Mothers and their Infants," Journal of Health Economics (with Craig Garthwaite and Heng Wei), 2008

  • “Marriage Selection or Marriage Protection” (with Javier Espinosa), Journal of Health Economics, 2008

  • “The Impact of Income on Mortality: Evidence from the Social Security Notch” (with Stephen Snyder), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2006

  • “Relative Deprivation, Poor Heath Habits and Mortality” (with Christine Eibner), Journal of Human Resources, 2005

  • “Does Prenatal Care Improve Birth Outcomes? Evidence from the PAT Bus Strike” (with Diana Stech Lien), Journal of Econometrics, 2005

  • “Do Workplace Smoking Bans Reduce Smoking?” (with Matthew Farrelly and Edward Montgomery), American Economic Review, 1999

  • “Can Higher Cigarette Taxes Improve Birth Outcomes?” (with Jeanne Ringel), Journal of Public Economic, 1999

  • “The Compensating Behavior of Smokers: Taxes, Tar, and Nicotine” (with Matthew Farrelly), RAND Journal of Economics, 1998

  • “Children and Their Parents’ Labor Supply: Evidence from Exogenous Variation in Family Size” (with Joshua Angrist), American Economic Review, 1998

  • "Utility Functions that Depend on Health Status: Estimates and Economic Implications" (with W. Kip Viscusi), American Economic Review, 1990

Nilesh FernandoNilesh Fernando

Assistant Professor of Economics
(PhD, Harvard University)

719 Flanner Hall
574 631 1432 

Geographic Focus: South Asia

Thematic Interests: Development, labor markets, labor economics, applied microeconomics, culture, agriculture and technology adoption, migration

Current Research: Migration, culture, structural change, and technology adoption

Working Papers

Shackled to the Soil: The Long-Term Effects of Inherited Land on Labor Mobility and Consumption"

“`Mobile'izing Agricultural Advice': Technology Adoption, Diffusion and Sustainability" with Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School)

“Social Interactions, Technology Adoption and Information Exchange: Evidence from a Field Experiment"

“Can Diversity Reduce Implicit Bias? Evidence from the Composition of Umpiring Panels in Cricket Matches" with Siddharth Eapen George (Harvard University)

“Field Comparisons of Incentive-Compatible Preference Elicitation Techniques,” with Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School), Daniel Stein (World Bank) and Jeremy Tobacman (Wharton School)

“Learning or Herding? Testing Between Theories of Technology Adoption with a Cluster Randomized Experiment" with Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School) and Hee Kwon Seo (University of Chicago)

“Contract Farming Among Marginal Farmers: A Randomized  Evaluation of  RUDI Multi-trade Company" with Sara Hernandez (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Reshmaan Hussam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Natalia Rigol (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

“Experiences from Mobile Phone-Based Data Collection: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment" with Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School) and Laura Litvine (University College London)

Antoine GervaisAntoine Gervais

Assistant Professor of Economics
(PhD, University of Maryland)

716 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: Firms response to globalization; international trade and foreign direct investment; economic growth.

Current research: Product quality differentiation, R&D and the decision to export; the impact of service trade and FDI on US employment.

Andrew GouldAndrew Gould

Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1992)

219 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Europe; cross-regional

Thematic interests: Comparative politics; research methods in comparative politics; political development; religion and politics; political economy.

Current research: How political institutions influence decision making; politics of fiscal policy.

Selected publications:

  • Coauthor, “Democracy and Taxation,” Annual Review of Political Science (2002)

  • “Party Size and Policy Outcomes: An Empirical Analysis of Taxation in Democracies,” Studies in Comparative International Development (summer 2001)

  • “German Politics and Political Development,” in J. Kopstein and M. Lichbach, eds., Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order (2000)

  • Origins of Liberal Dominance: State, Church and Party in Nineteenth Century Europe (1999)

  • “Conflicting Imperatives and Concept Formation,” Review of Politics (Summer 1999)

Karen B. GraubartKaren B. Graubart

Associate Professor of History
(Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2000)

475 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic interests: Colonial Latin American history, gender and race in Latin America, the history of the Andean region, perspectives on the “other” from Iberia to the New World.

Current research: Her new study examines the ways that authorities—the Crown, the Archbishop, municipal and other governments—codified "difference" in 15th-century Seville (Spain) and 16th-century Lima (Peru), and asks whether the residents so characterized shared this definition: as Muslims, Jews, Indians, Blacks, and the like. While authorities sought to separate and give autonomy to groups it understood as different with respect to religion, ethnicity or race, not all members of those groups necessarily or always identified themselves through these same rubrics, instead forming community on the basis of shared interests across these characteristics. This investigation argues that our normalized categories confuse the complexity of everyday life in multi-ethnic and multi-confessional cities.

Selected publications:

  • Republics of Difference: Racial and Religious Self-Governance in the Iberian Atlantic, 14001650 (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

  • "Containing Law Within the Walls: The Protection of Customary Law in Santiago del Cercado, Peru," in Bain Attwood, Lauren Benton, and Adam Clulow, eds., Protection and Empire: A Global History (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

  • “The Bonds of Inheritance: Afro-Peruvian Women’s Legacies in a Slave-holding World," in Mónica Díaz and Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, eds., Women's Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500–1799 (Routledge, 2017)

  • “Colonial Peru” (with María Cecilia Ulrickson), in Ben Vinson III, ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies (Oxford University Press, 2017)

  • "Shifting Landscapes. Heterogeneous Conceptions of Land Use and Tenure in the Lima Valley," Colonial Latin American Review 26, 1 (April 2017)

  • “Learning from the Qadi: The Jurisdiction of Local Rule in the Early Colonial Andes,” Hispanic American Historical Review 95, 2 (May 2015)

  • “Los lazos que unen: Dueñas negras de esclavos negros en Lima, ss. XVI-XVII,” Revista Nueva Corónica 2 (2013).

  • “Sabine MacCormack (1941–2012)” (with Ted Beatty), Hispanic American Historical Review 93, 1 (2013).

  • "'So color de una cofradía:’ Catholic Confraternities and the Development of Afro-Peruvian Ethnicities in Early Colonial Peru," in Slavery and Abolition 33, 1 (2012)

  • "The Creolization of the New World: Local Forms of Identity in Urban Colonial Peru, 1560–1640," in Hispanic American Historical Review 89, 3 (2009)

  • With Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society in Peru 1550–1700 (Stanford, 2007)

  • “De qadis y caciques,” Bulletin del Institut Français d’Etudes Andines 37,1 (2008)

  • “La moda colonial: aproximaciones a la etnicidad en dos ciudades peruanas coloniales,” in Tejiendo Sueños en el Cono Sur, ed. Victória Solanilla (Barcelona, Grup d’Estudis Precolombins, 2005)

  • “Hybrid Thinking: Bringing Postcolonial Theory to Latin American Economic History,” in Postcolonial Thought and Economics, ed. S. Charusheela and Eiman Zein-Elabdin (Routledge, 2003)

Honors and Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, "Spaces, Authorities, and Jurisdictions in the Iberian Atlantic, 1400–1650" (2017–18)

  • James Alexander Robertson Prize for Best Article published in Hispanic American Historical Review from Conference on Latin American History, for “Learning From the Qadi: The Jurisdiction of Local Rule in the Early Andes” (2015)

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching and Learning Grant, “Reading Moby Dick and One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Integrated Humanities Project,” Senior Scholar Consultant (Project Director: Richard Haw, John Jay College) (2013–14)

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, John Carter Brown Library (2009–10)

  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2009–10) 

  • American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship (declined) (2009–10) 

  • Ligia Parra Jahn Prize, Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, for With Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society, Peru 1550–1700 (2008)

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching and Learning Grant, “Making Objects Speak,” Senior–Scholar Consultant  (Project Directors: Elisabeth Gitter, Dean Jane Bowers, John Jay College/CUNY) (2008–09) 

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, “From Moriscos to Mestizos: The Iberian Roots of Ethnicity in the New World” (2004–05)

Thomas GresikThomas Gresik

Professor of Economics
(PhD, Northwestern University, 1987)

443 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: Multinationals and tax competition; regulatory design; applied game theory; microeconomic theory.

Current research: Financing of foreign direct investment; delegation and bargaining.

Selected publications:

  • “Efficient Delegation by An Informed Principal” (with Eric Bond), Journal Of Economics and Management Strategy 20 (Fall 2011)

  • “The Effects of Statistically Dependent Values on Equilibrium Strategies of K-Double Auctions,” Games and Economic Behavior 72 (May 2011)

  • "Transfer Pricing in Vertically Integrated Industries," with Petter Osmundsen, International Tax and Public Finance 15 (2008)

  • Coauthor, “Tax Competition and Foreign Capital,” International Tax and Public Finance (March 2003)

  • “Rationing Rules and European Central Bank Auctions,” Journal of International Money and Finance (November 2001)

  • Coauthor, “The Strategic Effects of Batch Processing,” International Economic Review (August 2001)

  • “Arm’s-length Transfer Pricing and National Welfare,” in Michael R. Baye, ed., Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Vol. 8 (1999)

  • Coauthor, “Competition Between Asymmetrically Informed Principals,” Economic Theory (September 1997)

  • Numerous articles in publications such as Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of International Economics

Working papers:

Rev. Daniel G. Groody, CSCRev. Daniel G. Groody, CSC

Associate Professor of Theology
Director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture, Institute for Latino Studies
(PhD, Theological Union, 2000)

229 Malloy Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America, particularly Mexico; Europe, particularly EU borders

Thematic interests: Migration and the US-Mexican Border

Selected publications:

  • Coeditor, The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology (with Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP) (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013). Awarded the second-place prize in the social teaching category by the Catholic Press Association (2014)

  • “‘We are Dying Here:’ An Eyewitness Account of the Syrian Refugee Crisis,” America (26 November 2012)

  • Editor, Gustavo Gutiérrez: Spiritual Writings (Orbis Books, 2011)

  • Gustavo Gutiérrez: Spiritual Writings (Orbis Books, 2011)
    First Place Book Award, Spirituality (softcover), 2012 Catholic Press Association Awards

  • The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008)

  • A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration (coedited, University of Notre Dame Press, 2007)

  • Globalization, Spirituality and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (Orbis Books, 2007)

  • Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit (Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2002)

Selected Films:

  • One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist, Executive Producer (Groody River Films, 2008)

  • Strangers No Longer, Executive Producer and Project Director (Groody River Films, 2006)

  • Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey, Executive Producer and Project Director (Groody River Films, 2005)

Selected videos:

Deirdre GuthrieDeirdre Guthrie

Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Keough School of Global Affairs
(PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Innovation Park Unit 113

Geographic Focus: Mexico and Caribbean; international

Thematic Interests: Medical anthropology and ethnography; social medicine/medical humanitarianism; care ethics and work; intimate economies; cosmopolitan identities (migrations, diaspora, refugees); transnational relations; human flourishing; contemplative practice; resilience and accompaniment; participatory research; gender studies

Current Research: How the professional identity and well being of global health/humanitarian workers impacts the quality and sustainability of care and level of accompaniment of affected populations in vulnerable communities

Selected publications:

  • “The Lived Experience of Friction and Flow in a Caribbean Coastal Town,” Anthropology Now (forthcoming)

  • “Haitian Migrant Borderwork in a Dominican Coastal Town,” Migration Studies (forthcoming)

  • “A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Conducting a Congregational Health Needs Assessment,” American Journal of Community Psychology (forthcoming)

  • “Mothering as Presence,” in Bahiyyah Muhammad and Melanie Angela Neuilly, eds., Mothering from the Field (University of Florida Press, forthcoming)

Well Being at Work Project White Papers

  • “Challenging Organizational Culture within Social Justice Organizations: The Polarity of Mission and Metrics,” December 2016

  • “Gender Dynamics within a Faith-based Social Justice Organization,” preliminary report, December 2016 

  • “Humanitarian Healthcare Workers in Chiapas, Mexico: Navigating the Challenges of Working in the Field and Bridging the Gap between Doctor and Patient,” January 2016

  • “Well Being and Aspiration in the Developing World,” January 2016

  • “The Crisis in Care Work: The Call for Compassionate Medicine,” September 2015 

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OPRev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP

John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Theology
(PhD, Université Catholique de Lyon, 1985)

331 Malloy Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic interests: Human dignity and life; oppression in Latin America and the Third World.

Current research: The historical background and continuing theological relevance of the preferential option for the poor.

Selected publications:

  • Coeditor, The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology, (with Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC) (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013). Awarded second-place prize in the social teaching category by the Catholic Press Association (2014)

  • Gustavo Gutiérrez: Spiritual Writings, edited by Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC (Orbis Books, 2011)

  • In the Company of the Poor (Orbis Books, 2013)

  • A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation

  • We Drink From Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of A People

  • On Job: God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent

  • The Truth Shall Make You Free; The God of Life

  • and Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ

  • His essays have appeared in Theological Studies, La Revista Latinoamericana de Teología, and Páginas.

  • He has also published in and been a member of the board of directors of the international journal, Concilium


Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez delivers the 2013 annual Human Dignity Lecture: “Poverty and Human Dignity

Rev. Gregory Haake, C.S.C.Rev. Gregory Haake, C.S.C.

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
(PhD, Stanford University)
159 Decio Faculty Hall
(574) 631-0460

Geographic Focus: France

Thematic Interests: Literature, politics, and religion in 16th-century France

Current Research: The decline of religious and political authority before and during the period of the French wars of religion (1562–1598) and how writers, poets, dramaturgists, and others reacted to this decline by attempting either to rehabilitate traditional modes of authority or to replace them

Selected Publication

“L’imagerie mariale dans Délie : une réponse à Pétrarque,” in Emmanuel Buron, ed., Lectures de Délie de Maurice Scève (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2012)

Ben HellerBen Heller

Associate Professor
(PhD, Washington University, St. Louis)

205 Decio Faculty Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America; Caribbean

Thematic interests: 19th- and 20th-century Spanish American and Caribbean literatures; literary theory and translation

Current research: Modern Spanish American and Caribbean literatures.

Selected publications:

  • "Multiculturalism, Caribbean Space, and Identity at the Margins: Two Cases." Research in African Literatures 28.4 (Winter 1997): 71-84

  • "Paternal Anxiety, Sexuality, and the Archive of Latin American Narrative--or, Up River with Tiresias." The Journal of Narrative Technique 27.1 (1997): 4-24

  • "Suturando espacios: comunidad, sexualidad y pedagogía en José Martí." La Torre: Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, special issue, "El Modernismo," 1.1-2 (1996): 33-54

  • "Landscape, Femininity, and Caribbean Discourse." MLN 111 (Hispanic Issue, 1996): 392-418

Michael HoffmanMichael Hoffman

Assistant Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Princeton University)

315 Decio Hall

Geographic Focus: Middle East
Thematic Interests: Comparative politics; politics and religion; Middle Eastern politics; political behavior

Current Research: The relationship between communal religious practice and attitudes towards democracy

Selected Publications

“Arab Muslim Attitudes toward Religious Minorities,” with Amaney Jamal, in Allen D. Hertzke and Timothy Samuel Shah, eds., Christianity and Freedom, Volume II: Contemporary Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2016)  

“Political Attitudes of Youth Cohorts,” with Amaney Jamal, in Marc Lynch, ed., The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014)

“The Diverse Effects of Diversity on Democracy,” with John Gerring and Dominic Zarecki, British Journal of Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

“Communal Religious Practice and Support for Armed Parties: Evidence from Lebanon,” with Elizabeth Nugent, Journal of Conflict Resolution (2015)

“Religion in the Arab Spring: Between Two Competing Narratives,” with Amaney Jamal, Journal of Politics 76, 3 (July 2014) 

“The Youth and the Arab Spring: Cohort Differences and Similarities,” with Amaney Jamal, Middle East Law and Governance 4, 1 (2012)  

“Military Extrication and Temporary Democracy: The Case of Pakistan,” Democratization 18, 1 (2011)

Victoria Tin-bor HuiVictoria Tin-bor Hui

Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Columbia University, 2000)

405 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Asia and Europe

Thematic interests: Comparative history of Asia and Europe, transformation of world politics, the emerging world order in the post-Cold War era, international security, state formation and state-society relations, contentious politics and resistance movements, political culture, Asian and Confucian values, Chinese politics.

Selected publications:

  • "How Tilly's State Formation Paradigm is Revolutionising the Study of Chinese State-making," in Lars Bo Kaspersen and Jeppe Strandsbjerg, eds., Does War Make States? Investigations of Charles Tilly's Historical Sociology (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

  • “Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: The Protest and Beyond,” Journal of Democracy 26, 2 (April 2015)

  • “The China Dream: Revival of What Historical Greatness?” in Arthur Shuhfan Ding and Chih-shian Liou, eds., China Dreams: China’s New Leadership and Future Impacts (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd, 2015)

  • How Hong Kong’s Government ‘Constructed,’ the Umbrella Movement,” Mobilizing Ideas (blog, The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame), Dec. 2, 2014

  • “Moller confirms ‘War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe,’” International Studies Quarterly blog, Dec. 19, 2014

  • “Building Castles in the Sand: A Review of Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power,” Chinese Journal of International Politics 5, 4 (2012)

  • “History and Thought in China’s Traditions,” Journal of Chinese Political Science 17, 2 (2012)

  • Introduction,” roundtable on Yuan-kang Wang’s Harmony and War, H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Reviews 4, 3 (2012)

  • “Efforts to Construct a ‘Chinese School of IR’ Must Take Chinese History Seriously,” World Economics and Politics 9 (2010)

  • War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe, translated by Xu Jin (Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2009)

  • “War, State Formation, and Citizenship Rights,” World Economics and Politics 9 (2008)

  • "How China Was Ruled?" The American Interest (March/April, 2008)

  • "Testing Balance of Power Theory in World History," with William C. Wohlforth, Richard Little, Stuart J. Kaufman, David C. Kang, Charles L. Jones, Arthur Ecksten, Daniel H. Deudney, and William Brenner, European Journal of International Relations 13, 2 (2007)

  • "The Triumph of Domination in the Ancient Chinese System," in Stuart J. Kaufman, Richard Little, and William C. Wohlforth, eds., The Balance of Power in World History (Palgrave, 2007)

  • War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2005) [Chinese edition, Shanghai People’s Publisher, 2009]

  • "Toward a Dynamic Theory of International Politics," International Organization 58 (2004) [Chinese edition in International Political Science, 2005]

  • "The Emergence and Demise of Nascent Constitutional Rights" in The Journal of Political Philosophy 9, 4 (2001) [Chinese edition in World Economics and Politics, 2008]

  • "Problematizing Sovereignty" in the edited volume International Intervention in the Post-Cold War World (Sharpe, 2003)

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Lakshmi IyerLakshmi Iyer

Associate Professor of Economics and Global Affairs
Director, Sustainable Development Concentration, Master of Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs
(PhD, MIT)

437 Flanner Hall

Geographic Focus: Asia; South Asia

Thematic Interests: Development economics; political economy; property rights; distribution of political power  

Current Research: Determinants and consequences of women’s political participation; development impact of administrative and political decentralization

Selected Publications

  • “Path-Breakers? Women’s Electoral Success and Future Political Participation,” with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma Clots-Figueras, The Economic Journal (forthcoming)

  • "Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India," with Sonia Bhalotra, Guilhem Cassan, and Irma Clots-Figueras, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 104 (2014)

  • "The Power of Political Voice: Women's Political Representation and Crime in India," with Anandi Mani, Prachi Mishra, and Petia Topalova, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, 4 (October 2012)

  • "Traveling Agents: Political Change and Bureaucratic Turnover in India," with Anandi Mani, Review of Economics and Statistics 94, 3 (August 2012)

  • "Managing Conflict," in Ejaz Ghani, ed., Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap? (Oxford University Press, 2011)

  • "Geography, Poverty and Conflict in Nepal," with Quy-Toan Do, Journal of Peace Research 47, 6 (2010)

  • "Direct versus Indirect Colonial Rule in India: Long-term Consequences," Review of Economics and Statistics 92, 4 (2010) 

  • "Colonial Land Tenure, Electoral Competition, and Public Goods in India," with Abhijit Banerjee in Jared Diamond and James Robinson, eds., Natural Experiments of History (Harvard University Press, 2010)

  • "Land Titling and Rural Transition in Vietnam," with Quy-Toan Do, Economic Development and Cultural Change 56, 3 (2008)

  • "History, Institutions and Economic Performance: the Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India," with Abhijit Banerjee, American Economic Review 95, 4  (2005)—Winner of the inaugural Michael Wallerstein Award presented by the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association

  • "History, Social Divisions and Public Goods in Rural India," with Abhijit Banerjee and Rohini Somanathan, Journal of the European Economic Association 3, 2–3 (2005)

Katie JarvisKatie Jarvis

Assistant Professor of History
(PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
468 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: France, Europe

Thematic interests: Popular politics during the French Revolution; the intersection of social and cultural history; gender history.

Current research: A current book manuscript, “Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France,” uses Parisian market women as a lens to ask how the revolutionaries negotiated the dual rise of democratic aspirations and capitalism through their everyday trade.

Selected publications:

“Exacting Change: Money, Market Women, and the Crumbling Corporate World in the French Revolution,” Journal of Social History (October 2016 online, forthcoming in print) (

 “Genre et Classes Populaires – In Situ,” edited with Anaïs Albert, Fanny Gallot, Anne Jusseaume, Eve Meuret-Campfort, Clyde Plumauzille, and Mathilde Rossigneux-Méheust, Special Issue of Genre & Histoire 17 (2016)

“Position de thèse: Politics in the Marketplace: The Popular Activism and Cultural Representation of the Dames des Halles during the French Revolution,” La Révolution française 8 (2015)

Honors and awards

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Distinguished Fellow (2016)

Natalie Zemon Davis Award, Society for French Historical Studies (2014)

Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship (2012–13)

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowship, Institut Français d’Amérique (2012)

Fulbright Dissertation Grant (2010–11)

Chateaubriand French Government Fellowship (2010–11) (declined)


Carlos A JáureguiCarlos A Jáuregui

Associate Professor of Latin American Literature
(PhD, University of Pittsburgh)

162 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic interests: Colonial and transatlantic studies; cultural studies; 19th-century Latin American literature; postcolonial theory; 19th- and 20th-century essays; cultural history (Spanish America and Brazil); human rights.

Current Research: “Going Native and Becoming-Other in Latin American Literature and Film,” supported by National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.

Selected publications:

  • “Antropofagia,” in Robert McKee Irwin and Mónica Szurmuk, eds., Latin American Cultural Studies (University Press of Florida, 2012)

  • “‘¿Cómo quitar el poder destas gentes?’ Las Casas al teatro, los indios a la Corte y la justicia al Diablo,” in David Solodkow, ed., Perspectivas sobre el Renacimiento y el Barroco (Siglo del Hombre Editores, 2012)

  • The Conquest on Trial: Carvajal’s Complaint of the Indians in the “Court of Death” in Latin American Originals: Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Primary Sources series (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008)

  • Canibalia. Canibalismo, calibanismo, antropofagia cultural y consumo en América Latina (Premio Casa de las Américas de Ensayo, 2005; Casa de las Américas, 2005. Revised, 2nd ed., Vervuert, 2008)

  • Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamín/Furia y redención. El arte de Oswaldo Guayasamín (with Joseph S. Mella and Edward F. Fischer, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, 2008)

  • Coloniality at Large. Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate (coedited with Enrique Dussel and Mabel Moraña, Duke University Press, 2008)

  • Colonialidad y crítica en America Latina. Bases para un debate (coedited with Mabel Moraña, Universidad de Puebla, 2008)

  • Revisiting the Colonial Question in Latin America (coedited with Mabel Moraña, Vervuert, 2008)

  • Heterotropías: narrativas de identidad y alteridad latinoamericana (coedited with Juan P. Dabove, Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana—IILI, 2003)

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Debra JavelineDebra Javeline

Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Harvard University, 1997)

217 O’Shaughnessy Hall

Geographic focus: Russia; Eastern Europe

Thematic interests: Comparative politics; mass political behavior; survey research; the politics of post-Soviet and other post-communist regimes; the politics of adapting to climate change.

Selected publications:

  • “Expert Opinion on Climate Change and Threats to Biodiversity” (with Jessica J. Hellmann, Rodrigo Castro Cornejo, and Gregory Shufeldt), Bioscience 63, 8 (2013).

  • “Institutional Persuasion to Support Minority Rights in Russia” (with Vanessa A. Baird), Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 21, 1 (2013)

  • “The Health Implications of Civic Association in Russia” (with Elizabeth Brooks ’08), Social Science & Medicine 74, 9 (2012)

  • “Managed Relocation: Integrating the Scientific, Regulatory, and Ethical Challenges” (with Mark Schwartz, et al.), BioScience 62, 8 (2012)

  • “The Health Implications of Civic Association in Russia,” Social Science and Medicine 74, 9 (with Elizabeth Brooks, 2012)

  • “The Surprisingly Nonviolent Aftermath of the Beslan School Hostage Taking,” Problems of Post-Communism 58, 4–5 (with Vanessa A. Baird, 2011)

  • “The Effects of National and Local Funding on Judicial Performance: Perceptions of Russia’s Lawyers,” Law & Society Review (coauthor, 2010)

  • “Balancing Russia’s Civil Society Report,” Journal of International Affairs (coauthor, 2010)

  • “Who Sues Government? Evidence from the Moscow Theater Hostage Case,” Comparative Political Studies (coauthor, July 2007)

  • "The Persuasive Power of Russian Courts,” Political Research Quarterly (coauthor, 2007)

  • Protest and the Politics of Blame: The Russian Response to Unpaid Wages (2003)

  • “The Role of Blame in Collective Action: Evidence from Russia,” American Political Science Review (February 2003)

  • “Response Effects in Polite Cultures: A Test of Acquiescence in Kazakhstan,” Public Opinion Quarterly (Spring 1999)

  • “Suffering Without Protest in Kazakhstan,” Central Asia Monitor (1998)

Lionel M. JensenLionel M. Jensen

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Concurrent Associate Professor of History
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1992)

205 O'Shaughnessy

Geographic focus: China

Thematic interests: Official and unofficial Chinese religion; folklore and popular culture; new media and contemporary urban culture; US-China relations; Chinese nationalism.

Current research: “Fictions and Fractures of Time and Place,” a critical investigation into the mythic qualities of historical “fact” in China; “Webs of Rope,” examining the limits of political freedom in the explosive generation of cyber communities; a manuscript-length exploration of the ecumenical convergence of natural science, native religious traditions, and nationalism in the work of the political reformer, Tan Sitong (1866–1898).

Selected publications:

  • Editor (with Timothy B. Weston) China's Transformations: The Stories beyond the Headlines (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)

  • Editor (with Susan D. Blum), China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom (University of Hawaii Press, 2002)

  • Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization (Duke University Press, 1997), recognized in 1998 as the Best First Book in the History of Religions by the American Academy of Religion

Selected videos: 08/03/2008

Robert C. JohansenRobert C. Johansen

Professor Emeritus of Political Science
(PhD, Columbia University, 1968)

114 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: Ethics and international relations; United Nations peacekeeping; peace and world order studies; multilateral efforts to increase compliance with international laws prohibiting genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

Selected publications:

  • “Measuring Acceptance of International Enforcement of Human Rights: The United States, Asia, and the International Criminal Court” (with Alex Dukalskis), Human Rights Quarterly 35, 3 (2013).

  • A United Nations Emergency Peace Service (2006)

  • The Constitutional Foundations of World Peace (1993)

  • Toward an Alternative Security System: Moving Beyond the Balance of Power in the Search for World Security (1983)

  • The National Interest and the Human Interest: An Analysis of US Foreign Policy (1980)

  • Articles have appeared in World Politics, the Journal of Peace Research, Global Governance, Third World Quarterly, Human Rights Quarterly, World Policy Journal and Mershon International Studies Review

  • More popular articles on public policy have appeared in the Atlantic, Harper’s, the New York Times, Christian Century, and other periodicals. He is the founding editor-in-chief of World Policy Journal

Terence JohnsonTerence Johnson

Joseph and Deborah Loughrey Assistant Professor of Economics and Human Development
(PhD, University of Maryland, 2011)
917 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Africa, Global

Thematic interests: Market and mechanism design; dynamic game theory

Current research: Subsistence Entrepreneurship & Targeted Interventions: Evidence from Dandora, Kenya

Selected Publications:

  • “Matching Through Position Auctions”, Journal of Economic Theory, 148, 4 (2013)

Anton JuanAnton Juan

Senior Professor of Directing and Playwriting/Theatre and Social Concerns
Artistic Director, New Playwrights Workshop
(PhD, University of Athens)

230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Geographic focus: Europe and Asia, working among migrant communities in Greece, London, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain

Thematic interests: Language in space and theatre towards social justice/semiotics and theatre; use of traditional theatre in contemporized physical expressions/theatre as critique of society and cultural schisms/arts across the curricula

Current research: "Migrant Stories from the Point of View of Migrant Children: The Return Cycle"; "Public Education and Culture: Arts across the Curriculum for Understanding Culture and Cultural Diversity"; "Comfort Women and Sex Slaves (The Fall of the Emperor God)"

Selected works:

  • "Éstasis de dolor: Cristo y protesta en el teatro Filipino" in Colección Teatro Siglo XXI: Teatro, utopía y revolución (Acción teatral de la Valldigna IV), ed. José Monleón and Nel Diago (Universitat de València, 2004).

  • Tuko! Tuko! The Princess of the Lizard Moon, awarded 2nd prize for original theatrical play in first Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation International Cultural Competition, Athens, Greece, 1998.

Selected artistic projects:

  • Children of the Migrant Moon Series (ongoing)

  • Information for Foreigners by Griselda Gambaro, director (The Cabaret of Torture: The Effects of Theatre as Manifesto)

  • Shadows of the Reef, author/director (Indictment of Forced Child Labor)

  • Dante's Inferno: The Rings of Hell with Carmen-Helena Téllez

Joseph KaboskiJoseph Kaboski

David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics
(PhD, University of Chicago)

717 Flanner Hall
phone:   631-9906
Campus webpage:
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Geographic focus
Thailand, Mexico, East Africa

Thematic interests
Growth and development, specifically, structural transformation, finance including microfinance, trade, and education

Current research
Three areas: (i) a macroeconomic analysis of large-scale microfinance programs, (ii) an empirical evaluation of a microfinance initiative, (iii) assessing the cause of recent trade collapses

Selected publications

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Fr. Emmanuel KatongoleFr. Emmanuel Katongole

Associate Professor of Theology and Peace Studies
(PhD, Catholic University of Louvain)

1141 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Africa, with particular attention to the Great Lakes Region of East Africa

Thematic interests: Politics and violence in Africa, the theology of reconciliation, and Catholicism in the global South; theology and strategic peacebuilding

Current research: Lament: a theological and social political analysis; contending modernities: identity, community and tradition within African Catholicism.

Selected Publications

Tracy L. Kijewski-CorreaTracy L. Kijewski-Correa

Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Co-Director, Integration Lab (i-Lab), Keough School of Global Affairs
(PhD, University of Notre Dame)

156 Fitzpatrick Hall

Geographic focus: US, international (Latin America, Middle East, Southeast Asia)

Thematic interests: 21st-century civil infrastructure challenges in both the developed and developing world

Current research: Challenges in modern civil infrastructure and natural hazard assessment and mitigation.

Selected Publications:

  • "An Empowerment Model for Sustainable Residential Reconstruction in Léogâne, Haiti, After the January 2010 Earthquake" (with A. A. Taflanidis, D. Mix, and R. Kavanagh), Leadership and Management in Engineering (October, 2012)

  • “The Haitian Housing Dilemma: Can Sustainability and Hazard-Resilience Be Achieved” (with A. A. Taflanidis), Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering (November 10, 2011)

  • “Assessment of Residential Housing in Léogâne, Haiti after the January 2010 Earthquake and Identification of Needs for Rebuilding,” (with D. Mix and A. A. Taflanidis), EERI Earthquake Spectra 27, S1 (2011)

  • “Citizen Engineering: Methods for ‘Crowdsourcing’ Highly Trustworthy Results” (with Zhai, Z., Hachen, D., Shen, F. and Madey, G.), Proceedings 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 4-7, Maui, Hawaii (2012)

Selected videos:

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Kwan S. KimKwan S. Kim

Emeritus Professor of Economics
(PhD, University of Minnesota, 1967)

220 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: East Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa

Thematic interests: Comparative development paradigms; global poverty gap; issues on trade and finance for emerging markets.

Current research: Global crisis and consequences for poverty; continuing with the project on the political economy of East Asian development, with a focus on Chinese environmental issues and the new geopolitical role of China; comparative reform policies in Mexico, China, India, and Korea (with A. DeLeon and J. Raman).

Selected publications:

  • Co-editor, Lewisian Turning Point in the Chinese Economy, (with Ryoshin Minami and Fumio Makino) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

  • “Growth, Environment, and Politics: The Case of China” (with Renping Hao and Andrew Champeau), in China and the World Economy, proceedings of the University of Washington Research Center for International Economics (2012)

  • “Possibilities and Challenges for Financial Integration in East Asia," EconoQuantum 2, 1 (2005)

  • “Globalization and Labor: Issues of Income Polarization," Journal of Global Awareness 4, 1 (2003)

  • “Market Liberalization and the Problem of Governance in S. Korea,” Huang ed. The Political Economy of Transition in E. Asia (2001)

  • The Political Economy of Income Inequality (coedited, 2000)

  • Growth, Distribution and Political Change: Asia and the Wider World (coedited, 1999)

  • Economic Cooperation and Integration: Asian Experience (coedited, 1997)

  • El Ecuador en el Mercado Mundial (coauthored, 1997)

  • "Income Distribution and Poverty: An Interregional Comparison," World Development 25, 11 (1997)

  • Acquiring, Adapting and Developing Technologies: Lessons from the Japanese Experience (coedited, 1995)

  • The State, Markets and Development (coedited, 1994)

  • Estrategias de Desarrollo para el Futuro de México (1989)

  • Debt and Development in Latin America (coedited, 1985)

  • “Structure of Foreign Trade and Income Distribution in Mexico,” Development Economics (1984)

  • Política Industrial y Desarrollo en Corea del Sur (1985)

  • Korean Agricultural Research: The Integration of Research and Extension (coauthored, 1982)

  • Papers on the Political Economy of Tanzania (coedited, 1979)

  • “Sluggish International Capital Movements and Economic Growth,” Canadian Journal of Economics (1971)

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Karrie KoeselKarrie Koesel

Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Cornell University)
418 Decio Hall

Geographic Focus: China and Russia

Thematic Interests: Religion and politics, democracy and dictatorship, political education, contemporary Chinese and Russian politics, comparative authoritarianism

Current Research: A book project, “Learning to Be Loyal: Patriotic Education in Authoritarian Regimes,” explores how authoritarian leaders cultivate popular legitimacy and loyalty, how they socialize citizens and elite to be patriotic and supportive, and whether these strategies reduce leaders’ coercion.

Selected Publications:

  • Religion and Authoritarianism: Cooperation, Conflict and the Consequences (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

  •  “Diffusion-Proofing: Russian and Chinese Responses to Waves of Popular Mobilizations Against Authoritarian Rulers” (with Valerie J. Bunce), Perspectives on Politics 11, 3 (September 2013)

  • “The Rise of a Chinese Protestant House Church: The Organizational Weapon,” The China Quarterly 215(June 2013)

Elisabeth KöllElisabeth Köll

Associate Professor of History
(PhD, Oxford University)
473 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: China and East Asia

Thematic interests: Business and economic history of greater China and East Asia, 19th century to the present; relationship between government, markets, and local society; comparative history of industrialization, technology transfer and  infrastructure development  

Current research: I am interested in the managerial, legal, and financial evolution of firms and economic institutions in China from the 19th century to the present. My current book project, “Railroads and the Making of Modern China,” addresses the introduction and expansion of railroad infrastructure and explores how technology transfer, railroad construction and management have contributed to China’s economic and political development as a modern nation-state.

Selected Publications:

“Professional Managers at Political Crossroads: Hsia Pin-fang at the Bank of China in New York and London, 1939–1951,” in Sherman Cochran, ed., The Capitalist Dilemma in China’s Communist Revolution (Cornell East Asia Series/ University of Hawai`i Press, 2014)

“Insurance in China: The Introduction and Indigenisation of the Industry” (with David Faure), in Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter, eds., World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

“A Fine Balance: Chinese Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective,” in William C. Kirby, ed., The PRC at 60—An International Assessment (Harvard University, East Asia Center, 2011)

“Chinese Railroads, Local Society, and Foreign Presence: The Tianjin-Pukou Line in pre-1949 Shandong,” in Bruce A. Elleman and Stephen Kotkin, eds., Manchurian Railways and the Opening of China: An International History (M. E. Sharpe, 2010)

“Paying in Paper: A Government Voucher from the Southern Song” (with William N. Goetzmann), in William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst, eds., The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations That Created Modern Capital Markets (Oxford University Press, 2005)

“The History of Corporate Ownership in China: State Patronage, Company Legislation, and the Issue of Control” (with William N. Goetzmann), in Randall K. Morck, ed., A History of Corporate Governance around the World: Family Business Groups to Professional Managers (University of Chicago Press, National Bureau of Economic Research series, 2005)

From Cotton Mill to Business Empire: The Emergence of Regional Enterprises in Modern China (Harvard University Press, 2003)

Rev. Paul V. Kollman, CSCRev. Paul V. Kollman, CSC

Associate Professor, Department of Theology
Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns
(PhD, The Divinity School, University of Chicago, 2001)
231 Malloy Hall

Geographic focus: Africa

Thematic interests: Christianity in Africa; history of Christian missions; inter-religious dialogue; world Christianity

Current research: History of Christianity in eastern Africa; Christianity in Africa; Benedict XVI and Mission

Selected Publications:

  • “Understanding the World-Christian Turn in the History of Christianity and Theology,” Theology Today 71, 2 (2014)

  • “New Angles on African Christianity,” in C. Essamuah & D. Ngaruiya, eds., Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora (Wipf and Stock, 2013)

  • “Africanizing Christianity: Cross-Cultural History and Conceptual Ways Forward,” in M. Rozbicki & G. Ndege, eds., Cross-Cultural History and the Domestication of Otherness (Palgrave-McMillan, 2012)

  • “Analyzing Emerging Christianities: Recent Insights From the Social Sciences,” Transformations 29, 4 (2012)

  • “Generations of Catholics in Eastern Africa: A Practice-Centered Analysis of Religious Change,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51, 3 (2012)

  • “The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Africa Today: Some Preliminary Observations,” Geestkracht: Bulletin voor charismatische theologie 70 (2012)

  •  “Remembering Evangelization: The Option for the Poor and Mission History,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research (2009)

  • “Service-Learning at Catholic Universities: Challenges and Opportunities,” New Theology Review (2009)

  • The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa (Orbis, 2006)

  • “The Promise of Mission History for US Catholic History,” US Catholic Historian (2006)

Mary Ellen KoniecznyMary Ellen Konieczny

Associate Professor of Sociology and Henkels Family Collegiate Chair
(PhD, University of Chicago, 2005) 
815 Flanner Hall
(574) 631-2781

Geographic focus: US, sub-Saharan Africa

Thematic interests: Religion and conflict, the family, and public politics, especially how culture and social processes in local contexts intersect with discourse and politics in the public sphere.

Current research: “Our Lady of Kibeho: Exploring Marian Devotion in East Africa” examines the relationship between the appearance of Marian apparitions and the Rwandan genocide as a way to gain insight into religion’s role in conflict. Another book project, “Service before Self: Organization, Cultural Conflict, and Religion at the US Air Force Academy,” is an organizational culture case study exploring polarization in US religion.

Selected publications:

Polarization in the US Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal (edited with Charles Camosy and Tricia Bruce, Liturgical Press, 2016)

“Individualized Marriage and Family Disruption Ministries: How Culture Matters,” Sociology of Religion (forthcoming)

“Religion, Secular Humanism, and Atheism: Multi-Institutional Politics and the USAFA Cadet Freethinkers Group,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (with Megan Rogers, forthcoming)

“‘Hidden in Plain Sight:’ The Significance of Religion and Spirituality in Secular Organizations” (with Wendy Cadge), Sociology of Religion 75, 4 (2014)

The Spirit’s Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics (Oxford University Press, 2013)

“Twenty-Three Theses on the Status of Religion in American Sociology: A Mellon Working-Group Reflection” (with Christian Smith et al.), Journal of the American Academy of Religion 81, 4 (2013)

“Theory as a Tool in the Social Scientific Study of Religion and Martin Riesebrodt’s The Promise of Salvation” (with Loren D. Lybarger and Kelly H. Chong), Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51, 3 (2012)

David M. LantiguaDavid M. Lantigua

Assistant Professor of Moral Theology/Christian Ethics
(PhD, University of Notre Dame)
Malloy Hall.433
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Geographic focus: Europe and the Americas

Thematic interests: Late scholastic moral and political thought; Catholic social teaching; Latin American theology; religion and global ethics; colonial international thought

Current research: Catholic conception of international order distinct from liberal alternatives; a morality of virtue and rights arising from a constructive theological account of human dignity

Selected publications:


Comparative Religious Ethics: A Narrative Approach to Global Ethics, 2nd ed., with Darrell Fasching and Dell deChant (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

Articles and chapters:

“Scholastic Theology, Justice, and the Conquest of the Americas,” in Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens, David Orique, O.P., and Virginia Garrard-Burnett, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2017)

“Faith, Liberty, and the Defense of the Poor: Bishop Las Casas in the History of Human Rights,” in Timothy Samuel Shah and Allen Hertzke, eds., Christianity and Freedom, Volume 1: Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

“The Image of God, Christian Rights Talk, and the School of Salamanca,” Journal of Law and Religion 31, 1 (2016)

“The Freedom of the Gospel: Aquinas, Subversive Natural Law, and the Spanish Wars of Religion,” Modern Theology 31, 2 (2015)

“War and the Ethics of Evangelization: The Great Commission in Sixteenth-Century Spanish Political Thought,” in Matthew Tapie and Daniel McLain, eds., Reading Scripture as a Political Act: Essays on the Theopolitical Interpretation of the Bible (Fortress Press, 2015)

“Between Inculturation and Natural Law: Comparative Method in Catholic Moral Theology,” with David Clairmont, Journal of Moral Theology 2, 2 (2013)

Rev. William M. Lies, CSCRev. William M. Lies, CSC

Concurrent Associate Professional Specialist
Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs 
(PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2003)

408 Main Building

Geographic focus: Latin America; US

Thematic interests: Religion and politics; Pentecostal growth and religious freedom; democratic stability; US domestic poverty and its politics; human rights and justice; community-based learning and Catholic social thought.

Current research: Latin America’s widening religious freedom; Pentecostal growth; the politics of poverty and Catholic social tradition.

Selected publications:

  • “The Chilean Church: Declining Hegemony?” in Paul Christopher Manuel, Clyde Wilcox, and Lawrence C. Reardon, eds., The Catholic Church and the Nation-State: Comparative Perspectives (2006)

  • “A Clash of Values: Church-State Relations in Democratic Chile,” in Silvia Borzutzky and Lois Hecht Oppenheim, eds., After Pinochet: The Chilean Road to Democracy and the Market (2006)

George A. LopezGeorge A. Lopez

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, Professor of Peace Studies Emeritus
Professor of Political Science Emeritus
(PhD, Syracuse University, 1975)
332 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America; global

Thematic interests: Economic sanctions; human rights; conflict resolution.

Current research: Multilateral economic sanctions; state terrorism and gross violations of human rights; and peace research and studies.

Selected publications

  • “Economic Sanctions,” in Thomas G. Weiss and Sam Daws, eds., The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

  • “The Future of Mediation in a Changing World” in Alexia Georgakopoulos, ed., The Handbook of Mediation: Theory, Research and Practice (Routledge, 2016)

  • “The Interdependencies of Practice and Scholarship,” with John Paul Lederach, for special issue (coedited by Lopez), International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution 4, 1 (2016)

  • “Targeted Sanctions,” in Michael Dziedzic, ed., Combating Criminalized Power Structures: A Toolkit (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)

  • “Sanctions Design and Security Council Dynamics,” with Michael Brzoska, in Thomas J.
    Biersteker, Sue Eckert, and Marcos Tourinho, eds., Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of United Nations Action (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

  • “Mobilizing Economic Sanctions for Preventing Mass Atrocities: From Targeting Dictators to
    Enablers,” in Shari P. Rosenberg, Tibi Galis and Alex Zucker, eds., New Approaches to Preventing Genocide (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

  • “Friend, Not Foe: The Role of Civil Society in Preventing Violent Extremism” (with David Cortright, et al.), Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law 2, 1 (2012)

  • “In Defense of Smart Sanctions,” Ethics & International Affairs 26, 1 (2012)

  • “Sanctions as Alternatives to War,” in Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers, eds., The Handbook on the Political Economy of War (Edward Elgar, 2011)

  • Putting Teeth in the Tiger: Improving the Effectiveness of Arms Embargoes, editor and contributor with Michael Brzoska (Emerald Press, 2009)

  • Uniting Against Terror, coeditor with David Cortright (MIT Press, 2007)

  • Articles in Chitty's Law Journal, Human Rights Quarterly, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The International Journal of Human Rights, the Journal of International Affairs, The Annals and The Journal of Peace Research

Policy Reports

  • “Sharpening Targeted Sanctions for Dealing With Violent Kleptocracies: Case Lessons and Future Strategies” (The Sentry, forthcoming)

  • “The Utility of Related International Organizations and Law Enforcement Institutions for the work of UN Sanctions Monitors,” in Enrico Carisch and Loraine Rickard-Martin,  Sanctions on

  • North Korea (DPRK) and Iran: How to Comply with the United Nations Non-Proliferation Regimes—A Practitioner's Handbook  (Compliance and Capacity Skills International, LLC., 2016)

  • Dealing with ‘Enablers’ in Mass Atrocities: A New Human Rights Concept Takes Shape,” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs  (June 26, 2012)

Policy and Public Service

  • “Public Consultation on the United Kingdom’s Future Legal Framework for Imposing and Implementing Sanctions,” expert testimony. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Her Majesty’s Treasury Department for International Trade (June 13, 2017)

  • Standing Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, video testimony. Government of Canada, BILL S-219 An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations (March 1, 2017)

  • Sanctions and Illicit Networks Group, member of Board of Experts (June 2016–present)

  • Not On Our Watch,” The Enough Project and The Sentry, senior advisor, Washington, DC (November 2016–present)

  • Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development expert witness (video appearance) on

  • "Special Economic Measures Act and the Freezing of Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act." Written and oral testimony: “Assessing Sanctions Impact on Mass Atrocities and Human Rights Abuses” (October 31, 2016)

  • “Approaches, Challenges and Strategies in Peace Studies and Peacebuilding After War,” keynote, 5th Anniversary Conference of the Master’s Program in Peace and Social Work, University of Cartagena, Colombia (September 8, 2016)

  • United Nations University (Tokyo) research project, “The Sanctions Enterprise: Assessing a Quarter-Century of UN Action for Peace, Security and Human Rights,” codirector (August 2015–October 2017)

  • Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, United States Institute of Peace, vice-president and director (2013–2015)

  • United Nations Panel of Experts for monitoring and implementing UN Sanctions on North Korea (October 2010–mid July 2011)

  • United States Institute of Peace, Senior Jennings Randolph Fellow (2009–10)

Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Scholar Award, International Studies Association, Peace Studies Section, presented at ISA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (February 2017)

  • MacArthur Foundation, 100&Change Competition judge (May–November, 2016)

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Semion LyandresSemion Lyandres

Professor of History
Codirector, Program in Russian and East European Studies
(PhD, Stanford University, 1992)

453 Decio

Geographic focus: Russia; Eastern Europe

Thematic interests: Modern Russian history; politics and intellectual origins of modern revolutions; dynamics of post-communist societies; the relation of democratization in post-Soviet Russia to modern political constitutions and market-based economics.

Current research: The problem of legitimacy in late Imperial and early revolutionary Russia, especially as it relates to the origins and politics of the Provisional (revolutionary) Government.

Selected publications:

  • The Fall of Tsarism: Untold Stories of the February 1917 Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2012)

  • “M. A. Polievktov and the Interview Commission of the Tauride Palace” (in Russian), in Politicheskaia Istoriia Rossii Xx Veka. K 80-Letiiu Professora Vitaliia Ivanovicha Startseva. Sbornik Nauchnykh Trudov (Rgpu, 2011)

  • The Bolshevik's German Gold Revisited: An inquirs into the 1917 Accusations (The Carl Beck Series in Russia and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh,1995)

  • Coauthor, A Chronicle of the Civil War in Siberia and Exile in China: The Diaries of Petr Vasil'evich Vologodskii, 1918-1925 (Hoover Institution Press: Stanford, CA, 2002), in 2 volumes., compiled, edited and introduced in collaboration with Dietmar Wulff

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A. James McAdamsA. James McAdams

William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs
Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1983)

211 Brownson Hall

Geographic focus: Germany, Great Britain; Eastern Europe

Thematic interests: Democratization; transitional justice; politics and technology; comparative foreign policy, philosophies of dictatorship.

Current research: The Rise and Fall of World Communism.

Selected publications: The Crisis of Modern Times (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007)

  • Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party (Princeton University Press, forthcoming)

  • Coauthor, Introduction to Comparative Politics (2006)

  • Coauthor, Rebirth: A History of Europe (2002)

  • Judging the Past in Unified Germany (2001)

  • Editor, Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law in New Democracies (1997)

  • Germany Divided: From the Wall to Unification (1993 and 1994)

  • East Germany and Détente: Building Authority After the Wall (1985)

  • Articles in The Review of Politics, Foreign Affairs, World Politics, Comparative Politics, and other journals

Erin Metz McDonnell Erin Metz McDonnell

Kellogg Assistant Professor of Sociology
(PhD, Northwestern University)

744 Flanner Hall
(574) 631-2578


Geographic focus: Africa, especially Ghana

Thematic interests: Governance, state administration, international comparative sociology, development, elite migration, and classical social theory


Current research:

  • Her book manuscript, "Subcultural Bureaucracy," examines niches of effective governance within conventionally weak states, arguing that the conditions that support emergent cultures of Weberian-style bureaucracy—in places like Ghana—are different from those associated with the hegemonic bureaucratic administration familiar in the West.

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Terence McDonnellTerence McDonnell

Associate Professor of Sociology
(PhD, Northwestern University)

742 Flanner Hall
(574) 631-7599

Geographic focus: West Africa (Ghana and Nigeria)

Thematic interests: Culture and media, HIV/AIDS and public health, social movements, gender and sexuality, urban studies, theory, methods

Current research: Terry’s recent research explains why HIV/AIDS media campaigns often fail to change peoples’ belief and behavior in response to the disease. Understanding people’s creativity is at the core of this work. He finds that communities often use AIDS campaigns in unexpected ways—women reconstitute female condoms as bangle bracelets and people decorate their homes with AIDS advertisements. Work from this project was recently published in the American Journal of Sociology and won an honorable mention for the Geertz Prize in Cultural Sociology. For his next project Terry turns his attention to developing a sociology of misinterpretation.

Selected publications:

  • “The (re)Presentation of an Epidemic in Everyday Life,” Social Psychology Quarterly 71 (2008)

  • With Gary Alan Fine, “Erasing the Brown Scare: Referential Afterlife and the Power of Memory Templates,” Social Problems 54 (2007)

  • With Wendy Griswold and Erin Metz McDonnell, “Glamour and Honor: Going Online and Reading in West African Culture,” Information Technology & International Development 3 (2007)

  • With Wendy Griswold Nathan Wright, “Readers and Reading in the Twenty-First Century,” Annual Review of Sociology 31 (2005)

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Sean McGraw, CSCSean McGraw, CSC

Assistant Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Harvard University, 2009)

416 Decio Faculty Hall

Geographic focus: Ireland and Europe

Thematic interests: Comparative politics, party competition, electoral politics, civil society and social capital, and Catholic education

Current research: Electoral strategies in modern Ireland; relationship between civil society and social capital and the role of religion

Selected publications:

  •  “Multi-dimensional Party Competition: Abortion Politics in Ireland,” Government and Opposition (doi:10.1017/gov.2017.7)

  • “Fianna Fáil: The Art of Adaptive Survival,” in “Patriotism, Pragmatism and Power: Fianna Fáil 1926–2016,” ed. Sean McGraw and Eoin O’Malley, special issue, Irish Political Studies 32, 1 (2017)

  • “Fianna Fáil: The Glue of Ambiguity, An Introduction,” with Eoin O’Malley, in “Patriotism, Pragmatism and Power: Fianna Fáil 1926–2016,” ed. Sean McGraw and Eoin O’Malley, special issue, Irish Political Studies 32, 1 (2017)

  • “Patriotism, Pragmatism and Power: Fianna Fáil 1926–2016,” special issue, Irish Political Studies 32, 1 (editor, with Eoin O’Malley, 2017)

  • How Parties Win: Shaping the Irish Political Arena (University of Michigan Press, 2015)

  • “Adaptive Governance: The Art of Party Politics,” in Niamh Hardiman, ed., Irish Governance in Crisis (Manchester University Press, 2012)

  • "Elusive Governance: The Art of Party Politics in Contemporary Ireland," in Irish Governance in Crisis, Niamh Hardiman, ed., (Manchester University Press, 2012)

  • “Managing Change: Party Competition in the New Ireland,” Irish Political Studies 23, 4 (2008)

  • With Kevin Whelan, “Daniel O’Connell in Comparative Perspective 1800–1850,” Eire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies 40, 1 & 2, (2005)

  • “Building ACE: Improvising on Providence,” in Michael Pressley, ed., Teaching Service and Alternative Teacher Education (University of Notre Dame Press, 2002)

Edwin Michael Edwin Michael

Professor of Biological Sciences
(PhD, Imperial College London)

100 Galvin Life Sciences Center


Geographic focus: Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions

Thematic interests: Epidemiology and population ecology of tropical infectious disease transmission and control, mobile health technologies, crowdsourcing, and social enterprise innovations.

Current research:

  • Developing a multidisciplinary systems approach to better understand tropical infectious disease population dynamics and to serve as a tool for the rational design and management of large-scale community based intervention programs, ranging from vector control to chemotherapy to vaccinations; use of big data platforms to facilitate decision making under conditions of biocomplexity, uncertainty, and local socio-ecologies.

  • Developing convergent web- and mobile-phone-based management information systems as tools for capturing spatially distributed intervention and health outcomes data in order to assess program effectiveness, support adaptive policy analysis, and empower local health decision making.

  • Exploring and applying social enterprise models based on frugal innovations in science, informatics, management, and sustainable business templates, as powerful new complementary solutions for overcoming entrenched health problems in resource-poor settings.

Selected publications:

  • Modelling Parasite Transmission and Control (coedited with R. Spear, Springer, 2010)

  • Gambhir, M; Bockarie, M.J., Tisch, D.T., Kazura, J.W., Remais, J., Spear, R. & Michael, E. (2010). Influence of geographic and ecologic factors on elimination thresholds for global lymphatic filariasis programmes. BMC Biology 8: 22

  • Michael, E. & Gambhir, M. (2010) Transmission models and management of Lymphatic Filariasis elimination. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 673: 157-171

  • Abu Hassan, M.R., Pani, S.P., Peng, N.P., Voralu, K., Vijayalakshmi, N., Mehanderkar, R., Aziz, N.A. & Michael, E. (2010). Incidence, risk factors and clinical epidemiology of melioidosis: an emerging infectious disease in the Alor Setar region of Kedah state, northern Malaysia. BMC Infectious Diseases 10: 302

  • Madon, S., Krishna, S.K. & Michael, E. (2010) Health information systems, decentralization and democractic accountability. Public Administration and Development doi:10.1002/pad.571

  • Meyrowitsch, D.W., Pedersen, E.M., Alifrangis, M., Scheike, T.H., Malecela, M.N., Magesa, S.M., Derua, Y.A., Rwegoshora, R.T., Michael, E. & Simonsen, P.E. (2011). Is the current decline in malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa due to a decrease in vector population? Malaria Journal 10: 188

  • Parham, P. & Michael, E. (2011). Outbreak properties of epidemic models: the role of temporal forcing and malaria emergence under climate changes. Journal of Theoretical Biology 271: 1-9

  • Slater, H. & Michael, E. (2012). Predicting the current and future potential distributions of lymphatic filariasis in Africa using maximum entropy ecological niche modelling. PloS One 7: e32202

  • 107. Thomsen, E.K., Reimer, L.J., Henry-Halldin, C.N., Zimmerman, P.A., Tisch, D.J., Baea, M.E., Dagoro, H., Susapu, M., Bockarie, M.J., Michael, E., Siba, P.M. & Kazura, J.W. (2012). Long-lasting insecticidal nets and extinction of Anopheline-transmitted lymphatic filariasis in Papua New Guinea. New England Journal of Medicine (in press)

  • Singh, B.K., Bockarie, M.J., Kazura, J.W. & Michael, E. (2012). Sequential modeling of the effects of mass drug treatments on Anopheline-mediated lymphatic filariasis infection in Papua New Guinea. BMC Biology (in press)

  • Reiner, R.C., Perkins, T.A., Barker, C.M., Niu,T., Chaves, L.F., Ellis, A.M., George, D.B., , Menach, A., Pulliam, J., Bisanzio, D., Buckee, C., Chiyaka, C., Cummings, D.A.T., Garcia, A.J., Gatton, M.L., Gething, P.W., Hartley, D.M., Johnston, G., Klein, E.Y., Michael, E., Linsday,S.W., Lloyd, A.L., Pigott, D.M., Reisen, W.K., Ruktanonchai, N., Singh, B., Tatem, A.J., Kitron, U., Hay, S.I., Scott, T.W., Smith, D.L. (2012) A systematic review of mathematical models of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission: 1970-2010. Journal of the Royal Society Interface (in press)

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Laura Miller-GraffLaura Miller-Graff

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Peace Studies
William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Assistant Professor of Psychology
(PhD, University of Michigan)
107 Haggar Hall

Geographic focus: US, international

Thematic interests: Developmental effects of exposure to violence in childhood, with a particular interest in the adaptation and evaluation of PTSD assessment and treatment as they relate to international conflict settings

Current research: Effects of intimate partner violence, maltreatment, and community violence on women and children’s cognition and adjustment; factors contributing to resiliency in children and young adults exposed to multiple types of violence; intervention with violence-exposed persons in the US and Middle East

Selected publications:

“Interventions for Preventing Violence and Remediating Its Negative Effects: Contemporary Priorities and Future Directions,” with Howell, K.H., Psychology of Violence 6, 3 (2016). doi: 10.1037/vio0000058
“Frameworks for Child PTSD Treatment in Conflict Settings,” Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 22, 3 (2016). doi: 10.1037.pac0000190

“Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress with Children Exposed to Violence: Factors Associated with Treatment Success,” with Campion, K., Journal of Clinical Psycholog, 72, 3 (2016). doi: 10.1002/jclp.22238

“The Effect of an Evidence-Based Intervention on Women’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV),” with Howell, K.H. and Graham-Bermann, S.A, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 84, 4 (2014)

“Perpetration Patterns and Environmental Contexts of IPV in Sweden: Relationships with Adult Mental Health,” with Cater, A., Howell, K.H. and Graham-Bermann, S.A., Child Abuse & Neglect 38, 1 (2014)

“Larger Family Networks Are Associated with Better Adjustment for Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV),” with VanZomeren-Dohm, A., Howell, K.H., and Graham-Bermann, S.A., Journal of Family Issues 35, 4 (2014)

“Intervention to Reduce Traumatic Stress Following Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence: An Efficacy Trial,” with Graham-Bermann, S.A., Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 41 (2013)

“Potential Mediators of Adjustment in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence,” with Howell, K.H. and Graham-Bermann, S.A., Child Abuse & Neglect 36 (2012)

“The Relative Contributions of Community, Media, and Domestic Violence to Aggression in Young Children’s Sibling Relationships,” with Grabell, A., Thomas, A., Bermann, E. and Graham-Bermann, S.A., Psychology of Violence 2, 2 (2012)

“The Contribution of Additional Traumatic Events to Trauma Symptoms and PTSD in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)” with Graham-Bermann, S.A., Castor, L., and Howell, K.H., Journal of Traumatic Stress 25, 4  (2012)

“Enhancing Safety Planning in Evidence-based Interventions with Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV),” with Howell, K.H., Hunter, E.C. and Graham-Bermann, S.A., Child Care in Practice 18, 1 (2012)

Honors and awards:

Co-PI, “The First Online Arabic Intervention for Posttraumatic Stress,” American University in Cairo research support grant (RSG2-17) (2017–18)

PI, “Evaluating the Effect of Prenatal Intervention for IPV on Infant Health and Development,” Help for Children (HFC) grant (2016–17)

Pacific Magazine, 30 top thinkers under 30, Social Sciences (2015)

Ann MischeAnn Mische

Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies
(PhD, New School for Social Research, 1998)
111 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Brazil, Latin America

Thematic interests: Social movements, political parties, civic organization, political communication, culture and cognition, social networks, organizations, deliberation and decision-making, sociological theory.

Current research:  I am working on several related projects: 1) a study of partisan ambivalence and the rejection of institutionalized politics in the recent protests in Brazil; 2) a study of future-oriented discourse in the contentious debates over the “green economy” in the United Conference of Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and the accompanying “People’s Summit”; and 3) a new book project on how individual and collective projections of future possibilities influence deliberation and decision-making. This study will compare the discursive and relational dynamics of future-oriented deliberation in local communities, social movements, and policy arenas.

Selected publications:

  • “Network Approaches and Social Movements” (with Mario Diani), in Donatella della Porta and Mario Diani, eds., Oxford Handbook of Social Movements (Oxford University Press, 2016)

  • “Partisan Performance: The Relational Construction of Brazilian Youth Activist Publics” in Federico M. Rossi and Marisa von Bülow, eds., Social Movement Dynamics: New Perspectives on Theory and Research from Latin America (Ashgate Publications, 2015)

  • “Fractal Arenas: Dilemmas of Strategy and Style in a Brazilian Student Congress,” in Jan Willem Duyvendak and James M. Jasper, eds., Players and Arenas: The Interactive Dynamics of Protest (Amsterdam University Press, 2014)

  • “Measuring Futures in Action: Projective Grammars in the Rio+20 Debates,” Theory and Society 43 (2014)

  • “Come to the streets, but without parties: The challenges of the new Brazilian protests,”  Mobilizing Ideas blog, September 4, 2013

  • Formations and Formalisms: Charles Tilly and the Paradox of the Actor” (with John Krinsky), Annual Review of Sociology 39 (2013)

  • “Relational Sociology, Culture and Agency, ”in The Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis, edited by John Scott and Peter J. Carrington (2011)

  • “Projects and Possibilities: Researching Futures in Action,” Sociological Forum 24  (2009)

  • Partisan Publics: Communication and Contention across Brazilian Youth Activist Networks (Princeton University Press, 2008).  Awarded honorable mention for the Best Book Award of the American Sociology Association’s political sociology section (2009)

  • “Cross-Talk in Movements: Rethinking the Culture-Network Link,”  in Mario Diani and Doug McAdam, eds., Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action (Oxford University Press, 2003)

  • “Composing a Civic Arena: Publics, Projects, and Social Settings” (with Philippa Pattison), Poetics 27 (2000)

Vanesa MiseresVanesa Miseres

Assistant Professor of Spanish
(PhD, Vanderbilt University)
106 Decio Faculty Hall

Geographic focus: The Andes and the Southern Cone

Thematic interests: Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature; women writers; 19thcentury women in journalism; travel literature; war literature; food studies; cultural and gender studies

Current research: Latin American women writing on wars, from the independence period to World War II

Selected publications

  • Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica (1830–1910), North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Cultures (University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming)

  • “Transiciones del discurso femenino en La Filosofía Positiva (Buenos Aires, 1898),” Mundo Nuevo. Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos (Universidad Simón Bolívar, forthcoming)

  • “Modernismo puertas adentro: género, escritura y experiencia urbana en Mi vida con Enrique Gómez Carrillo de Aurora Cáceres,” MLN 131, 2  (2016)

  • “The Personal is Political: Teaching Gender and Nation through Nineteenth-Century Texts,” in Leila Gómez, Asunción Horno-Delgado, Mary K. Long, and Núria Silleras-Fernández, eds., Teaching the Gender Question through Hispanic Literature and Culture: Theory and Practice (Sense Publishers, 2015)

  • “Las últimas de la filla: representación de las rabonas en la literatura y cultura visual decimonónica,” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 80 (2015)

  • “Modelos de viajera: Clorinda Matto de Turner y su Viaje de recreo,” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 42, 2 (2014)

  • “Fémina urbe: ciudades europeas en la escritura de mujeres latinoamericanas,” Letras Femeninas 39, 1 (2013)

Honors and awards

  • Mendel Fellowship, Lilly Library of Indiana University, for book project on Latin American women writing on wars (2017)

  • Global Gateway Faculty Research Award, University of Notre Dame, for book project on Latin American women writing on wars (2017)

Marisel MorenoMarisel Moreno

Associate Professor of Latino/a Literature
(PhD, Georgetown University, 2004)

172 Decio


Geographic focus: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the United States.

Thematic interests: Caribbean Latino/a literature and culture, Afro-Latino/a and Afro-Latin American literatures, the “Other” Latinos (Central American and South American), women’s literature, migration, race, gender, ethnicity, and biculturalism, service-learning and community-based learning pedagogy.

Current research: Representations of migration and marginality in Afro-Dominican, Peruvian, and Salvadoran literatures in the U.S.

Selected publications:

  • “‘Swimming in Olive Oil’: North Africa and the Hispanic Caribbean in the Poetry of Víctor Hernández Cruz,” Hispanic Review 83, 3 (Summer 2015)

  • "Writing the Puerto Rican Rural Experience in the Midwest: An Interview with Fred Arroyo," CENTRO Journal (Center for Puerto Rican Studies) 27, 1 (Spring 2015)

  • “‘I Am an American Writer': An Interview with Daniel Alarcón” (with Marisel Moreno), MELUS Journal 39, 4 (Winter 2014)

  • Family Matters: Puerto Rican Women Authors on the Island and the Mainland (University of Virginia Press, 2012)

  • El arte al servicio del pueblo/Art at the Service of the People: Carteles y Libros de la División de Educación de la Comunidad (DIVEDCO), Snite Museum Exhibit Catalogue, (with Thomas F. Anderson, Spring 2012)

  • “‘Burlando la Raza’: La Poesía de Escritoras Afrodominicanas en la Diáspora,” Camino Real: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas 3, 4 (2011)

  • “Los Derechos Humanos en Erzulie’s Skirt de Ana Lara,” Global: Revista De La Fundación Global Democracia Y Desarrollo [República Dominicana] 42 (2011)

  • “Family Matters: Revisiting la gran familia puertorriqueña in the Works of Rosario Ferré and Judith Ortiz Cofer,” Centro Journal 21, 2 (Fall 2010)

  • “The Important Things Hide in Plain Sight: A Conversation with Junot Diaz,” Latino Studies 8, 4 (2010)

  • “The Tyranny of Silence: Marianismo as Violence in the Works of Alba Ambert and Annecy Baez,” The Latino(a) Research Review (SUNY) 7, 3 (Summer 2010)

  • “Dominican Dreams: Diasporic Identity in Angie Cruz’s Let It Rain Coffee,Sargasso: Quisqueya: La República Extended 2008–09 II (University of Puerto Rico)

  • “Bordes líquidos, fronteras y espejismos: El dominicano y la migración intra-caribeña en boat people de Mayra Santos Febres.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (University of Puerto Rico) 34, 2 (2007)

  • “Debunking Myths, Destabilizing Identities: A Reading of Junot Díaz’s ‘How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie,’” Afro-Hispanic Review 26, 2 (Fall 2007)

Jonathan Scott NobleJonathan Scott Noble

Assistant Provost for Internationalization
Director, Beijing Global Gateway
Acting Executive Director, Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies

(PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2003)
100 Main Building

Geographic focus: Asia (China)

Thematic interests: Internationalization of higher education in Asia

Current research: Contemporary Chinese culture and society

Selected publications:

  • Blind Shaft: Performing the ‘Underground’ on and beyond the Screen.” In Chinese Films in Focus II, ed. Chris Berry (Palgrave, 2008)

  • “Foreword: Culture Matters—A Report from the Field of U.S.-China Relations,” in China’s Transformations, ed. Timothy Weston and Lionel Jensen (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006)

  • “Wang Shuo and the Commercialization of Literature” and “Cao Yu and Thunderstorm” in The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature, ed. Joshua Mostow (Columbia University Press, 2003)

  • Titanic in China: Transnational Capitalism as Official Ideology?” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 12, 1 (Spring 2000)

Translations include:

  • “Foreword” by Dai Jinhua in Occidentalism: A Theory of Counter-Discourse in Post-Mao China by Xiaomei Chen, 2nd ed. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002)

  • “Gender and Narrative: Women in Contemporary Chinese Film” by Dai Jinhua in Cinema and Desire: Feminist Marxism and Cultural Politics in the Work of Dai Jinhua, ed. Jing Wang and Tani Barlow (Verso, 2002)

  • Seven chapters in The Development of Business Ethics in China, ed. Lu Xiaohe and Georges Enderle (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Carolyn R. NordstromCarolyn R. Nordstrom

Professor of Anthropology Emeritus
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1986)

623 Flanner

Geographic focus: Africa, South Asia, global flows

Thematic interests: Globalization; social and cultural anthropology; anthropology of war and peace; global criminal networks; gender; justice and human rights.

Selected publications:

  • Global Outlaws: Crime, Money and Power in the Contemporary World (University of California Press, 2007)

  • Shadows of War: Violence, Power and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century (University of California Press, 2004)

  • A Different Kind of War Story (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997)

  • Girls and Warzones—Troubling Questions (Life & Peace Institute, 1997)

  • Coeditor, Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Survival (University of California Press, 1995)

  • Coeditor, The Paths to Domination, Resistance and Terror (University of California Press, 1992)

  • Chapters in numerous books and articles in journals, including: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism; Theory, Culture and Society; Public Culture; Development; Medical Anthropology Quarterly; Social Analysis; Journal of Aggressive Behavior; and International Feminist Journal of Politics

Paul OcobockPaul Ocobock

Assistant Professor of History
(PhD, Princeton University)

479 Decio
(574) 631-2564

Geographic focus: I am a historian of twentieth century Africa, specializing in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Thematic interests: My research and teaching interests include histories of colonialism; gender and generation; youth politics and violence; migration and labor; anti-colonial movements in Africa; as well as comparative European imperialisms.

Current research: I currently work on the everyday lives of young Kenyan African men growing up under British colonialism. I explore their efforts to earn a living and challenge generational and colonial authority, as well as articulate and fulfill a sense of moral and material maturity. I specifically focus on the migrant wage labor, street life, delinquency, and armed rebellion of young men against the colonial state.

Selected publications:

  • An Uncertain Age: The Politics of Manhood in Kenya (Ohio University Press, 2017)

  • “Joy Rides for Juveniles: Vagrant Youth and Colonial Control in Nairobi, Kenya, 1901–1952,” Social History, 31: 1 (February 2006)

  • Coeditor with A. L. Beier, Cast Out: Vagrancy and Homelessness in Global and Historical Perspective (Ohio University Press, 2009)

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Brian (Breen) Ó ConchubhairBrian (Breen) Ó Conchubhair

Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature
Director, Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures
(PhD, National University of Ireland, Galway)
329 DeBartolo Hall 

Geographic Focus: Ireland

Thematic Interests: Cultural nationalism; language revitalization; language politics; Irish-language fiction; the European fin de siècle; modernism

Current Research: Modernism in Irish-language literature and culture; the relationship of mainstream modernism to minority languages; Roger Casement; Flann O’Brien

Selected publications:

  • “Twisting in the Wind: Irish-Language Stage Theatre,” in Nicholas Grene & Chris Morash, eds., Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre, pp. 251–86(Oxford University Press, 2016)

  • “Irish Bastards: Celia de Fréine and Merriman’s Midnight Court,/Cúirt an Mheán Oíche,” Etudes Irlandaises: The French Journal of Irish Studies 21, 2 (2016): 105–18

  • Liam O’Flaherty’s Darkness, ed. (Arlen House, 2014)

  • Pádraic Breathnach: Rogha Scéalta (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2014)

  • Lost in Connemara: Stories from the Irish/Caillte i gConamara: Scéalta Aniar (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2014)

  • The Language of Gender, Power and Agency in Celtic Studies (ed. with Amber Handy, Arlen House Press, 2013)

  • Twisted Truths: Stories from the Irish, ed. (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2011)

  • The Midnight Court/Cúirt an Mheán Oíche: A Critical Guide, ed. (Syracuse University Press, 2011)

  • Fin de Siècle na Gaeilge: Darwin, An Athbheochan agus Smaointeoireacht na hEorpa (An Clóchomhar, 2009)

  • WHY IRISH? Irish Language and Literature in Academia, ed.  (Arlen House, 2008)


Rev. Paulinus I. Odozor, CSSpRev. Paulinus I. Odozor, CSSp

Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies
(ThD, Toronto School of Theology; STD, Regis College, University of Toronto) 
329 Malloy Hall

Geographic Focus: International

Thematic interests: Moral theology/Christian ethics; contextual theological issues; theology and society; African Christian theology; theology of marriage

Current research: Promoting conversations between the Church and Africa and between Christian ethics and other systems of ethics, both secular and religious

Selected publications:

“The Same-Sex Marriage Debate–Matters Arising,” Concilium 2 (2016)

“Vote of Confidence,” The Tablet (April 11, 2015)

Morality Truly Christian, Truly African: Foundational, Methodological, and Theological Considerations(University of Notre Dame Press, 2014)

“Truly Africa, and Wealthy: What Africa Can Learn from Catholic Social Teaching about Sustainable Economic Prosperity,” in Daniel Finn, ed., The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Moral Theology in An Age of Renewal: A Study of the Catholic Tradition since Vatican II (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003)

Sexuality, Marriage, and Family: Readings in the Catholic Tradition (editor, University of Notre Dame Press, 2001)

Africa: Towards Priorities of Mission (edited with Elochukwu Uzukwu, SIST Publications, 2000)

Richard McCormick and the Renewal of Moral Theology (University of Notre Dame Press, 1995)

Rahul OkaRahul Oka

Ford Family Assistant Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Illinois Chicago and Field Museum, 2008)

611 Flanner

Geographic focus: East Africa (coastal and northern Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda), South Asia

Thematic interests: Economic anthropology; ethnography of traders and trade; disaster commerce, refugee camp economies; development economies; complexities of development and relief, trade and urbanism; cultural ecology and political economy; social network analysis, complex adaptive systems; African anthropology; African diaspora in Asia; South Asian anthropology

Current research: Trading systems and networks in the disaster economies of western and northern Kenya and southern Sudan and relationship to development; refugee-host interactions in Northern Kenya, trade, urbanism, and politics, focusing on the institutionalization of poverty and inequality in South Asia and East Africa past and present; violence and scapegoating of merchant and other transient groups; relationships between commercial groups and political regulatory institutions; adaptive resilience and transformation in business networks and other socio-economic systems


    Ecology, Economy and Culture: Human Adaptation in Tsavo, Southeastern Kenya, ed.with Chapurukha M. Kusimba and Sibel Kusimba (Fieldiana Press, forthcoming)

    “Trade, Traders, and Trading Systems: Exchange, Trade, Commerce  and the Rise/Demise of Civilizations,” in Kristian  Kristiansen, ed., Trade and Civilization (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

    “Changing Commerce and Merchant Power in the Indian Ocean: Impacts on Afro-Asian Core and Peripheral Polities, ca. 300 BCE–1800 CE,” in David Alan Warburton, ed., Economic and Political Interaction on the Edges of the Ancient Empires (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

    “Early Globalism in Asia and Africa,” with Chapurukha M. Kusimba, in Toyin Falola, ed., Interconnections and Interactions in the Indian Ocean (Indiana University Press, forthcoming)

    “East Africans’ Connections with South Asians,” with Chapurukha M. Kusimba, Vishwas Gogte, Laure Dussubieux, and Kuldeep Bhan, in Maritime Networks and Urbanism in the Early Medieval World (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

    “Aging US males with multiple sources of emotional social support have low testosterone,” with Lee T. Gettler, Hormones and Behavior (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2015.10.003

     “Social Economies of Greed and Excess,” ed. with Ian Kuijt, special issue Economic Anthropology 1, 1 (2014)

    “Introducing an Inquiry into the Social Economies of Greed and Excess,” with Ian Kuijt, in “Social Economies of Greed and Excess,” special issue, Economic Anthropology 1, 1 (2014)

    “Greed Is Bad, Neutral, and Good: A Historical Perspective on Excessive Accumulation and Consumption,” with Ian Kuijt, in “Social Economies of Greed and Excess,” special issue, Economic Anthropology 1, 1 (2014)

    “Coping with the Refugee Wait: The Role of Consumption, Normalcy, and Dignity in Refugee Lives at Kakuma, Kenya,” American Anthropologist 116, 1 (2014)

    “Unlikely Cities in the Desert: The Informal Economy as Causal Agent for Permanent ‘Urban’ Sustainability in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya,” Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 40, 3–4 (2011)

     “From Reciprocity to Trade: How Cooperative Infrastructures Form the Basis of Human Socioeconomic Evolution,” with Agustin Fuentes, in Robert Marshall, ed., Cooperation, Monographs in Economic Anthropology (Altamira Press, 2010)

    “Where Others Fear to Trade:  Modeling Adaptive Resilience in Ethnic Trading Networks to Famines, Maritime Warfare and Imperial Stability in the Growing Indian Ocean economy, ca. 1500–1700 CE” (coauthored) in Arthur Murphy and Eric Jones, eds., The Political Economy of Hazards and Disasters (Altamira Press, 2009)

    “The Archaeology of Trading Systems, Part 1: Towards a New Trade Synthesis” (coauthored), Journal of Archaeological Research 16, 4 (2008)

    “Domesticated Landscapes: The Subsistence Ecology of Plant and Animal Domestication” (coauthored), Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 10, 4 (2003)

Policy reports:

    Refugee Impacts on Turkana Hosts: A Social Impact Analysis for Kakuma, Turkana County, Kenya (delivered to World Bank, UNHCR, and the Government of Kenya, February 2016)

    “Report on Black Market Activities and Relief Food Theft at Kakuma Camp” (delivered to World Food Programme and Lutheran World Federation, Kakuma, October, 2011)

    “Report on Al Shabbab Interactions with Relief Organizations and Operations in the Somali Crises” (delivered to the United Nations Development Programme, July 2011)


María Rosa Olivera-WilliamsMaría Rosa Olivera-Williams

Professor of Latin American Literature
(PhD, Ohio State University, 1983)

265 Decio Faculty Hall

Thematic interests: Latin American modern and contemporary representations of subjectivities and national identities; artistic projects from the Southern Cone; issues of dictatorship, democratic transition and traumatic memory.

Current research: “The Rhythms of Modernization: Tango, Ruin, and Historical Memory in the Rio de la Plata Countries,” funded by a J. William Fulbright Research Award. This new project questions how tango, the popular Rio de la Plataphenomenon that encompasses music, dance, and lyrics, became the embodiment of modernization and a strong national symbol of Argentina and Uruguay.

Selected publications:

  • “Violencia, memoria, justicia: una entrevista a Pilar Calveiro” (with Michael J. Lazzara and Mónica Szurmuk), A Contracorriente 10, 2 (winter 2013).

  • El arte de crear lo femenino (Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2012)

  • El legado del exilio de Cristina Peri Rossi: un mapa para géneros e identidades,” in Sophia A. McClennen and Brantley Nicholson, eds., “The Generation of ’72: The Forced Global Citizens of Latin America,” special number of A Contracorriente 10,1 (2012).

  • “Lo femenino delirante: La mujer desnuda de Armonía Somers,” in Romance Quarterly 58, 1 (2011)

  • “La nueva vanguardia, tecnología y Árbol veloZ de Luis Bravo,” in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 14(2011)

  • “La década del 70 en el Cono Sur: discursos nostálgicos que recuerdan la revolución y escriben la historia,” in Romance Quarterly 57 1 (2010)

  • “The Twentieth Century as Ruin: Tango and Historical Memory,” in Telling Ruins in Latin America, Vicky Unruh and Michael Lazzara, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan 2009)

  • Coeditor, El salto de Minerva: Intelectuales, género, Estado en América Latina, with Mabel Moraña (Madrid: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2005)

  • La poesía gauchesca de Hidalgo a Hernandez (Xalapa, Veracruz, México: Centro de Investigaciones Lingüistico-Literarias, Universidad Veracruzana, 1986)

Rev. Robert Pelton, CSCRev. Robert Pelton, CSC

Concurrent Professor Emeritus, Theology
Director Emeritus, Institute for Pastoral and Social Ministry
Director Emeritus, Latin American/North American Church Concerns
(STD, St. Thomas University, Rome, 1952)

319 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic interests: The Catholic Church; ecclesial base communities; liberation theology; the Cuban Church.

Research interests: The Catholic Church; the Fifth General Conference of the Latin American Bishops (CELAM) in Aparecida, Brazil 2007; other major meetings of CELAM after Vatican II.

Selected publications:

  • Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World, editor (Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2015)

  • “North America,” in James O’Halloran, ed., Living Cells: Vision and Practicalities of Small Christian Communities and Groups (Columba Press, 2010)

  • “A Preferential and Evangelizing Option for the Poor: The Catholic Church from Medellin to Aparecida,” in Lee M. Penyak and Walter J. Petry, eds., Religion and Society in Latin America: Interpretative Essays from Conquest to Present (Orbis Books, 2009)

  • Aparecida: Quo Vadis?editor (University of Scranton Press, 2009)

  • Archbishop Romero: Martyr and Prophet for the New Millennium, editor (University of Scranton Press, 2006)

  • Monsignor Romero: A Bishop of the Third Millennium, editor (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004)

  • The Future of Our Past: The Rev. Robert S. Pelton’s Life, Light, and Social Vision of Notre Dame in the New Millennium, coauthor (Diamond Communications, 2001)

  • Small Christian Communities: Imagining Future Church, editor (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997)

  • From Power to Communion: Toward a New Way of Being Church Based on the Latin American Experience (University of Notre Dame Press, 1994)

General editor, University of Scranton/University of Chicago Press Series: “Peace, Justice, Human Rights, and Freedom in Latin America, in Honor of Archbishop Óscar Romero, Martyr and Prophet.” Series includes:

  • The Surprising Adventures of Balthazar, by Claudio Orrego Vicuna (trans. Christine Cervenak, 2011)

  • Vessel of Clay: The Inspirational Journey of Sister Carla, by Jacqueline Hansen Maggiore (2010)

  • Archbishop Romero: A Disciple Who Revealed the Glory of God, by Damian Zynda (2010)


In the media:

Jaime PensadoJaime M. Pensado

Associate Professor of History
(PhD, University of Chicago, 2008)
469 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Mexico; Latin America.

Thematic interests
: Modern Mexican history; student movements; youth culture; Latin American Revolutions; the Cold War.

Current research: My second book project takes up a set of research questions that have not been addressed in the historiography of modern Mexico, but which will complicate our understanding of the turbulent, combative, and at a times contradictory character of the Cold War era: how did conservative and progressive sectors of the Catholic Church—particularly those invested in education, student politics, and entertainment—respond to the contentious environment that emerged inside Mexico's most important universities during the postwar era? How did young Catholic students respond to the rise of leftist militancy that came to characterize their schools in the wake of the Cuban Revolution?

Selected publications:

  • “El Movimiento Estudiantil Profesional (MEP): una mirada a la radicalización de la juventud católica mexicana durante la Guerra Fría,” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 31, 1 (Winter, 2015)

  • “El movimiento politécnico de 1956: la primera revuelta estudiantil en México de los sesenta,” in Renate Marsiske, ed., Movimientos Estudiantiles en la Historia de América Latina: Volumen IV (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2015)

  • "'To Assault with the Truth': The Revitalization of Conservative Militancy in Mexico During the Global Sixties," in "Latin America in the Global Sixties," special issue, The Americas 70, 3 (January 2014)

  • Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties (Stanford University Press, 2013)
    Winner of the 2014 Mexico History Book Prize from the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) for the most significant work on the history of Mexico published during the previous year.

  • “Utopian Dreams: A History of Student Activism in Latin America,” ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America (Fall, 2012)

  • “Between Young Men and Mischievous Children: Youth, Transgression, and Protest in Late-Nineteenth Century Mexico,” in The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth  4, 1 (Winter 2011)

  • "Student Politics in Mexico at the Wake of the Cuban Revolution," in Robert Clarke et. al., eds., New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness (Toronto/New York: Between the Lines & Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

  • "The (Forgotten) Sixties in Mexico." In The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 1, 1 (May, 2008)

Daniel PhilpottDaniel Philpott

Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
(PhD, Harvard University)
313 Hesburgh Center

Geographic Focus: International; Africa

Thematic interests: Religion and global politics; transitional justice; reconciliation; ethics and international relations

Current research: Religious freedom and Islam; forgiveness in politics

Recent publications:


Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation (Oxford University Press, 2012)

God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (with Monica Duffy Toft and Timothy Samuel Shah) (W.W. Norton, 2011)

Revolutions in Sovereignty: How Ideas Shaped Modern International Relations (Princeton University Press, 2001)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The Justice of Forgiveness,” Journal of Religious Ethics 41, 3 (2013)

“An Ethic of Political Reconciliation,” Ethics and International Affairs 23, 4 (Winter 2009)

“Explaining the Political Ambivalence of Religion,” American Political Science Review, 101, 3 (August 2007)

Dianne M. PinderhughesDianne M. Pinderhughes

President's Distinguished Professor and Professor, Departments of Africana Studies and Political Science
(Ph.D. University of Chicago)

441 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: The Americas

Thematic interests: Issues of inequality with a focus on racial, ethnic and gendered political participation; a comparative perspective to the development of race and civil society in the Americas.

Selected publications:

  • Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century Americawith Carol Hardy-Fanta, Pei-te Lien, and Christine Marie Sierra (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

  • Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics, with Todd Shaw, Louis DeSipio, and Toni-Michelle C. Travis (CQ Press, 2015)

  • “Race, The Presidency and Obama’s First Year”, in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy, ed. Charles Henry (The University of Illinois Press, 2011)

  • “Intersectionality: Race and Gender in the 2008 Presidential Nomination Campaign” (coauthor) in Who Should Be First? Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnetta Betsch Cole (SUNY Press. 2010)

  • "Gender, Race, and Descriptive Representation in the United States," in Intersectionality and Politics: Recent Research on Gender, Race, and Political Representation in the United States, ed. Carol Hardy-Fanta (Haworth Press, 2006)

  • Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory (University of Illinois Press, 1987)

Selected videos:

Natalie PorterNatalie Porter

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison)
642 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Southeast Asia, Vietnam

Thematic interests: Medical anthropology, science and technology studies, multispecies ethnography, biopolitics, property, pandemics

Current research: A book project, “Viral Economies: Bird Flu Control and Global Health Experiments beyond the Human,” traces bird flu interventions from the multinational policy arena to their implementation in Vietnamese farming communities, exploring tensions between the “public” ethos of global health and the proprietary devices inherent in livestock economies and bio-security regimes. Other research analyses scientists’ efforts to regulate experiments on pathogenic viruses. 

Selected publications:                                                 

Emilia Justyna PowellEmilia Justyna Powell

Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Florida State University)

407 Decio Hall


Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: International law and organizations, international courts, territorial disputes, comparative law, and peaceful resolution of interstate disputes

Current research:  I am currently working on a book project that explores the intricate relationship between Islamic law and international law in the context of peaceful resolution of international disputes. Why are some Islamic law states attracted to international adjudication and others repeatedly use less formalized methods, such as bilateral negotiations or mediation?


Selected publications:

  • Two Courts—Two Roads? Domestic Rule of Law and Legitimacy of International Courts,” Foreign Policy Analysis. Published electronically July 10, 2012.  doi:

  • Islamic law states and the International Court of JusticeJournal of Peace Research 50, 2 (2013)

  • “Unexpected Companions: Bilateral Cooperation Between States Involved in Territorial Disputes” (with Krista Wiegand), Conflict Management and Peace Science 28 (2011)

  • “Past Experience, Quest for the Best Forum, and Peaceful Attempts to Resolve Territorial Disputes” (with Krista Weigland), Journal of Conflict Resolution 55 (2011)

  • “International Trade and Domestic Legal Systems: Examining the Impact of Islamic law on Bilateral Trade Flows” (with Stephanie Rickard), International Interactions 36 (2010)

  • “Legal Systems and Peaceful Attempts to Resolve Territorial Disputes” (with Krista Weigland), Conflict Management and Peace Science 27 (2010)

  • “Negotiating Military Alliances—Legal Systems and Alliance Formation,” International Interactions 36 (2010)

  • “Domestic Institutions and Human Rights Treaty Violations” (with Jeffrey K. Staton), International Studies Quarterly 53, 1 (2009)

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Steve ReifenbergSteve Reifenberg

Codirector, Integration Labs, and Associate Professor of Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs
Executive Director and Director, International Development Studies Minor, Kellogg Institute for International Studies
(MPP, Harvard University; MS, Boston University)
130A Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic Interests: International development, international education, negotiations

Current Research: Role of accompaniment in international development; pedagogical approaches to teaching development


Santiago’s Children: What I Learned about Life at an Orphanage in Chile (University of Texas Press, 2008)

Luc ReydamsLuc Reydams

Professor of the Practice
Department of Political Science
(JSD, Notre Dame Law School)
437 Decio

Geographic focus: International, sub-Saharan Africa

Thematic Interests: International criminal law and justice, transnational social movements, politics in the Great Lakes region of Africa, human rights movement and discourse

Current Research: The Politics of International Justice in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (1994–2014) (supported by the United States Institute of Peace)

Recent publications:

Karen RichmanKaren Richman

Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs, Institute for Latino Studies
Concurrent Faculty, Anthropology
Faculty, Romance Languages and Literatures
(PhD, University of Virginia, 1992)

230 McKenna Hall

Geographic focus: Mexico, the Caribbean (Haiti), and the United States.

Thematic interests: Religion, migration, transnationalism, performance, gender, production and consumption.

Current research: Migration and religious conversion and an ethnographic biography of a Mexican immigrant woman.

Selected publications:

  • “The Impact of Collectivism on Savings Behavior: A Case Study of Mexican-Americans and Non-Mexican Latinos” (with Joelle Saad-Lessler), Review of Economics of the Household (2014)

  • “Possession and Attachment:  Notes on Moral Ritual Communication among Haitian Descent Groups,” in Paul C. Johnson, ed., Spirited Things: The Work of "Possession" in Afro-Atlantic Religions (s) (University of Chicago Press, 2014)

  • “Religion at the Epicenter: Agency and Affiliation in Léogâne after the Earthquake” in Millery Polyne, ed., The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). 

  • “Work and Retirement” (with Teresa Ghilarducci and Joelle Saad-Lessler) in Keith Whitfield and Tamara Baker, eds., Handbook of Minority Aging (Springer, 2013).

  • Male Migration, Female Perdition: Narratives of Economic and Reproductive Impotence in a Haitian Transnational Community,” Anthropologica 54, 2 (2012)

  • “Religion at the Epicenter: Agency and Affiliation in Léogâne After the Earthquake,” Studies in Religion 41 (June 2012), a special issue Richman coedited with Terry Rey

  • “The Vodou State and the Protestant Nation: Haiti in the Long Twentieth Century,” in Maarit Forde and Diana Paton, eds., Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing (Duke University Press, 2012)

  • “The Somatics of Syncretism: Tying Body and Soul in Haitian Religion,” (with Terry Rey) Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 39, 3 (2010)

  • Migration and Vodou (New Diasporas Series of the University Press of Florida, 2005)

  • “Innocent Imitations?  Mimesis and Alterity in Haitian Vodou Art, Tourism and Anthropology,” Ethnohistory (2008)

  • “‘Call us Vote People’: Citizenship, Migration and Transnational Politics in Haitian and Mexican Locations” in Citizenship, Political Engagement, and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States, D. Reed-Danahay and C. Brettell, eds. (Rutgers University Press, 2008)

  • “Peasants, Migrants and the Discovery of African Traditions: Ritual and Social Change in Lowland Haiti, ” Journal of Religion in Africa (2007)

  • “Simplemente Maria: Naming Workers, Placing People and the Production of Hospitality,” Review of International American Studies (2007)

Juan M. RiveraJuan M. Rivera

Emeritus Professor of Accountancy
(PhD, University of Illinois, 1975)

347 Mendoza College of Business

Geographic focus: Latin America and Mexico

Thematic interests: International accounting; foreign exchange transactions; foreign reporting and disclosures; agribusiness and development; NAFTA

Current research: International Financial Reporting Standards (seed grant from Pricewaterhouse Coopers PwC, 2009)

Selected publications:

  • NAFTA and the Campesinos: The Impact of NAFTA on Small Agricultural Producers in Mexico (coedited with Scott Whiteford and Manual Chávez, University of Scranton Press, 2008)

  • "Inflation Accounting and 20-F Reports: The Case of Mexico," in P. Y. Davis-Friday and Gary K. Meek, eds., Development Studies in International Accounting: Americas and the Far East (2002)

  • "International Business Budgeting: Being Global Requires Rigor," Management Accounting Quarterly (with Ken Milani, Fall 2002)

Jaime RosJaime Ros

Professor Emeritus of Economics
(Diploma in Economics, University of Cambridge, 1978)

Edificio de Posgrado de Economía
Circuito Mario de la Cueva S/N
Ciudad Universitaria
México D. F. 04360

Geographic focus: Latin America (Mexico)

Thematic interests: Development economics; trade and macroeconomic policies and problems in developing countries.

Selected publications:

  • Coauthor, Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: A Historical Perspective (2009)

  • Coeditor, International Handbook of Development Economics (2008)

  • “La desaceleración del crecimiento económico en México desde 1982,” El Trimestre Económico 299 (2008)

  • Coauthor, “Unemployment and the Real Exchange Rate in Latin America,” World Development (April 2006)

  • Coauthor, “Aggregate demand shocks and economic growth,” Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 18, 1 (March 2007)

  • “Changing Growth Constraints in Northern Latin America,” in Andrés Solimano, ed., Vanishing Growth in Latin America: The Late Twentieth Century Experience (2006)

  • “Divergence and Growth Collapses: Theory and Empirical Evidence,” in José Antonio Ocampo, ed., Beyond Reforms. Structural Dynamics and Macroeconomic Theory (2005)

  • Coeditor, Development Economics and Structuralist Macroeconomics: Essays in Honor of Lance Taylor (2003)

  • Development Theory and the Economics of Growth (2000)

Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee 

Research Assistant Professor, Ford Family Program in Human Development and Solidarity
(PhD, Bocconi University, Milan)
230 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Kenya, Uganda), Latin America (Brazil, Ecuador, Peru)

Thematic interests: Human development, dignity, quality of education, poverty, wellbeing, qualitative research

Current research: Quality of education in Uganda and wellbeing of aid workers

Selected Publications

“‘The Heart to Continue’: A Case Study on Mentorship in Peri-Urban Kenya,” in Paolo Carozza, ed., Human Dignity and Human Development (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming)

At the Root of Development: The Importance of the Human Factor, with G. Berloffa and F. Folloni (Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà, 2012) (English edition)
Alla radice dello sviluppo: l'importanza del fattore umano, with G. Berloffa and F. Folloni (Guerini e Associati, 2010)
 “Politiche e aiuti allo sviluppo: che cosa abbiamo imparato?” with G. Berloffa and F. Folloni, in Cadernos de Arquitetura e Urbanismo 16, 18 and 19 (2009)

Evaluation Reports and Working Papers

 “Collaborative Research Design and Evaluation of a Human-Centered Ugandan Education Intervention,” with M. Bales and D. Brown.Baseline Report of 2015 Pilot Study, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2016.

“Evaluation of the Permanent Centre for Education (PCE)’s Teachers Training Programme in Uganda,” with J. C. Guzman.Final Report, Initiative for Global Development and Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2015.

The Ford Family Program in Nnyndye (Uganda): Qualitative analysis.” Final Report, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2014.

“Intervention pour l'amélioration de la qualité de vie et de la capacité de développement des ménages vulnérables, à travers l'amélioration du système d'éducation primaire (Provinces de Kayanza et de Ngozi, Burundi, Projet AVSI-UE),” with G. Berloffa and G. Folloni. Rapport d’évaluation finale, Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà, 2011.

“Dinámicas de cambio y los factores que las han favorecido: el caso del Proyecto socio educativo “Educación para todos,” with G. Berloffa in “Investigaciones evaluativas sobre el programa AEDI, Quito.” Informe de investigaciòn, AVSI Ecuador/Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà, 2010.

“Development and Economic Growth: The Effectiveness of Traditional Policies,” with G. Berloffa and G. Folloni. No 909, Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italia, 2009.

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, CSCRev. Timothy R. Scully, CSC

Professor of Political Science
Hacket Family Director, Institute for Educational Initiatives
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1989)

311 I.E.I. Building

Geographic focus: Latin America (Chile)

Thematic interests: Comparative parties and party systems; democratization; aggregate data analysis.

Selected publications:

  • Coeditor, Democratic Governance in Latin America (Stanford University Press, 2010)

  • Coauthor, Vínculos, Creencias e Ilusiones: la Cohesión Social de Los Latinoamericanos (Uqbar Editores, 2008)

  • Coauthor, El Eslabón Perdido: familia y bienestar en Chile, (2006)

  • Coeditor, Christian Democracy in Latin America: Electoral Conflict and Regime Change (2003)

  • Rethinking the Center: Party Politics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Chile (1992)

  • Coauthor, Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America (1995)

Working papers:

John SherryJohn Sherry

Raymond W. & Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Marketing
(PhD, Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
308A Mendoza College of Business

Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: Culture, consumption and marketing, and qualitative marketing research

Current research: Brand strategy, experiential dimensions of consumer culture, art and aesthetics, moral economy

Selected publications:

  • "M(Art)Worlds: How Luxury Brand Stores Become Art Institutions" (with Annamma Joy, T. S. Chang, Geng Cui, and Jeff Wang), Journal of Retailing 90, 3 (2014)

  • “Brand Fortitude in Moments of Consumption” (with Nina Diamond, Mary Ann McGrath, Albert Muniz, Stefania Borghini, and Robert Kozinets), in Handbook of Anthropology in Business, eds. Rita Denny and Patti Sunderland (LeftCoast Press, 2014)

  • “Discordant Retail Brand Ideology in the House of Barbie” (with Mary Ann McGrath and Nina Diamond), Qualitative Marketing Research 16, 1 (2013)

  • “Orchestrating Rituals through Retailers: An Examination of Gift Registry” (with Tonya Bradford), Journal of Retailing 89, 2 (2013)

  • “Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Hope: Feng Shui Discourses and Practices in Hong Kong” (with Jeff Wang and Annamma Joy), Journal of Consumer Culture 13, 3 (2013)

  • “Reflections of a Scape Artist: Discerning Scapus in Contemporary Worlds,” in Spirituality and Consumption, eds. Diego Rinallo, Linda Scott, and Pauline Maclaran (Routledge, 2013)

Sara SieversSara Sievers

Associate Dean for Policy and Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs
(MBA, Sloan School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
205 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Africa

Research/thematic interests: Advocacy, policy, and governance issues pertaining to development

Policy/public service:

Sustainable Economy Solutions (SES), PBC.  Founding CEO of new public benefit corporation that is bringing innovations made at the Millennium Village Program to scale via the private sector in Africa, Asia, and Latin America (2014–15).
Earth Institute, Columbia University, Senior Director (2008–15). Led initiative to provide interdisciplinary expertise on the Millennium Development Goals to the Nigerian President’s office as it spends $1 billion per year in debt relief proceeds to improve health and education under Nigeria's poorest local governments.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Senior Program Officer, Global Health Policy and Advocacy (2000–09). Designed and managed $75 million grant portfolio to raise resources for health from public sources in the developing world, working collaboratively with like-minded foundations and health NGOs; government relations manager for Africa, parts of Asia, with primary responsibility for designing and implementing polio political reversal in Northern Nigeria, as well as securing favorable regulatory reform for new health drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines in Africa. Provided insight into strategy formulation on health governance and political will for improved health delivery.

Association Francois Xavier-Bagnoud, Director of Advocacy, Research, Policy (2004–05). Positioned FXB, a leading Swiss NGO/foundation, as a leader in achieving key legislation in the US Congress on orphans and vulnerable children.

Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Earth Institute, Columbia University, Founding Executive Director (2002–04). Managed scale-up, fundraising, and academic and policy research of newly created multidisciplinary center on growth and development.

Center for International Development, Harvard University, Founding Executive Director (1997–2002). Managed operations of university-wide center on international development; with Director Jeffrey Sachs, advised governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America on economic development and advocated for increased US assistance to reforming governments.

United States Department of State, Foreign Service Officer (1991–95)

Selected publications:

Fees and Feeding: The Case and Cost for Free Education and School Meals in Sub-Saharan Africa, Policy brief (May 2005)

What Price the Life of a Child, costing project with UNAIDS, UNICEF and USAID, publication (July 2005)
The Africa Competitiveness Report, 2000–2001 (coeditor, Oxford University Press, 2000)

“The Cost of Crony Capitalism” (with Shang-Jin Wei), in Wing Thye Woo, Jeffrey Sachs, Klaus Schwab, eds., The Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons for a Resilient Asia (MIT University Press, 2000)

Christian SmithChristian Smith

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology
Concurrent Professor, Department of Theology
Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society
Director, Center for Social Research
(PhD, Harvard University)

816 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America and the Caribbean

Thematic interests: Sociology of religion, theories of personhood and human development, social theory, cultural sociology, adolescence

Current research: Critical realist personalism, human development, and personal and social ethics; the social-scientific study of human generosity; the religious and spiritual lives of American emerging adults; religion and science

Selected Books:

  • Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture (Oxford University Press, 2003)

  • Editor with Joshua Prokopy, Latin American Religion in Motion (Routledge, 1999)

  • The Emergence of Liberation Theology: Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory (University of Chicago Press, 1991)

Selected Publications:

  • "Revolutionary Evangelicals in Nicaragua: Political Opportunity, Class Interests, and Religious Identity," with Liesl Haas, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36, 3 (1997)

  • "The Spirit and Democracy: Protestantism, Base Communities, and Democratization in Latin America," Sociology of Religion (formerly Sociological Analysis) 55, 2 (1994)

Vania Smith-OkaVania Smith-Oka

Associate Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago)
649 Flanner 

Geographic focus: Mexico

Thematic interests: Globalization; reproductive health; women's health; ethnobotany; formal and informal health systems.

Current research: How marginal peoples around the world respond to the impact that globalization has on their health needs and local knowledge by looking at how the least powerful members of a community, i.e. women, are responding to this globalization.

Selected publications:

  • “The Disease Factor: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the People of Tsavo” in Ecology, Economy, and Culture: Human Interactions in the Tsavo Region, Kenya, coauthor (Africa World Press, forthcoming)

  • Shaping the Motherhood of Indigenous Mexico (Vanderbilt University Press, 2013)

  • “Bodies of Risk: Constructing Motherhood in a Mexican Public Hospital,” Social Science and Medicine 75, 12 (2012)

  • “An Analysis of Two Indigenous Reproductive Health Illnesses in a Nahua Community in Veracruz, Mexico,” Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8, 33. (DOI: 10.1186/1746-4269-8-33)

  • “Unintended Consequences: Exploring the Tensions between Development Programs and Indigenous Women in Mexico in the Context of Reproductive Health,” Social Science and Medicine 68 (2009)

  • "Plants Used for Reproductive Health by Nahua Women in Northern Veracruz, Mexico," Economic Botany 62, 4 (2008)

  • The History of the Incas, editor (University of Texas Press, 2007)

Cesar Sosa-PadillaCesar Sosa-Padilla

Assistant Professor of Economics
(University of Maryland)
3013 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: International economics and finance, macroeconomics, fiscal policy, credit risk, computational economics

Current research: Understanding sovereign default crises


“Debt Dilution and Sovereign Default Risk,” with Juan Carlos Hatchondo and Leonardo Martinez, Journal of Political Economy 124 (October 2016)

“Voluntary Sovereign Debt Exchanges,” with Juan Carlos Hatchondo and Leonardo Martinez, Journal of Monetary Economics 61 (January 2014)

“Firms’ Financing, Contract Enforcement, and Liability Dollarization,”Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra 3, 1 (2010)

Working papers:

Sovereign Defaults and Banking Crises” (2012)

Lyn SpillmanLyn Spillman

Professor of Sociology
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley)

737 Flanner

Geographic focus: Australia, United States, settler nations

Thematic interests: Cultural sociology; social theory; economic sociology; comparative historical sociology; qualitative methods; political sociology.

Current research: Trade Associations and Economic Governance

Selected publications:

  • “Interest-Oriented Action,” (with Michael Strand) Annual Review of Sociology 39 (2013)

  • Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
    Winner, Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in Cultural Sociology and
    Cowinner, Viviana Zelizer Award for Best Book in Economic Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2013

  • “Culture and Economic Life,” Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology (2011)

  • “Political Centers, Progressive Narratives, and Cultural Trauma: Coming to Terms with the Nanjing Massacre in China, 1937–1979” (with Xiaohong Xu), in Mikyoung Kim and Barry Schwartz, eds., North East Asia’s Difficult Past: Studies in Collective Memory (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010)

  • “A Special Camaraderie with Colleagues: Business Associations and Cultural Production for Economic Action,” in Isaac Reed and Jeff Alexander, eds., Meaning and Method: The Cultural Approach to Sociology, Yale Series in Cultural Sociology (Paradigm Press, 2009)

  • “Texts, Bodies, and the Memory of Bloody Sunday” (with Brian Conway), Symbolic Interaction 30, 1 (2007)

  • “Cultural Sociology at the Crossroads of the Discipline” (with Mark Jacobs), Poetics 33, 1 (2005)

  • “Nations ” (with Russell Faeges), in Julia Adams, Elisabeth S. Clemens, and Ann Shola Orloff, eds., The Making and Unmaking of Modernity: Politics and Processes in Historical Sociology (Duke University Press, 2005)

  • “Causal Reasoning, Historical Logic, and Sociological Explanation,” in Jeff Alexander, Gary Marx, and Christine Williams, eds., Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in the Sociological Thought of Neil J. Smelser (University of California Press, 2004)

  • Editor, Cultural Sociology (Blackwell, 2002)

  • “Enriching Exchange: Cultural Dimensions of Markets,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 58 (1999)

  • Nation and Commemoration: Creating National Identities in the United States and Australia (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

  • “‘Neither the Same Nation Nor Different Nations’: Constitutional Conventions in the United States and Australia,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 38 (1996)

Zachary Stangebye Zachary Stangebye

Assistant Professor of Economics
(PhD, University of Pennsylvania)
711 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Global

Thematic interests: Macroeconomics, international finance, sovereign debt markets

Selected publications:

  • “International Debt Crises,” Handbook of Macroeconomics Volume II, with Mark Aguiar, Satyajit Chatterjee, and Harold Cole (forthcoming)

  •  “For What We Do and Fail to Do” (with Christopher Dodsworth and Tihamer Toth-Fejel), American Journal of Bioethics 8, 7 (September 2008)    


Lawrence E. SullivanLawrence E. Sullivan

Professor Emeritus of Theology and Anthropology
(PhD, University of Chicago, 1981)
323 Malloy Hall

Geographic focus: South America, Central Africa, Japan

Thematic interests: Native religions; ritual in post-colonial settings; religious beliefs and practices centered on health and healing; arts and performances associated with ritual.

Selected publications:

  • Stewards of the Sacred (Harvard University. Center for the Study of World Religions, 2004)

  • Nature and Rite in Shinto (Chelsea House Publications, 2001)

  • The Cosmos and Wisdom of Taoism (Chelsea House Publications, 2001)

  • The Religious Tradition of Judaism (2002)

  • The Theses of Protestantism (2002)

  • The Religious Spirit of the Navajo (2002)

  • Associate editor, Encyclopedia of Religion (Macmillan, 1988, which was awarded the Dartmouth Medal from the American Library Association)

Alexandros TaflanidisAlexandros Taflanidis

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Concurrent Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
(PhD, California Institute of Technology)

158 Fitzpatrick Hall


Geographic focus: US, International (Haiti, Latin America)

Thematic interests: Natural hazard risk assessment, civil infrastructure maintenance, and post-disaster recovery in developing countries; simulation-based engineering science for disaster risk reduction (DRR)

Current research: Challenges for natural hazard risk assessment and mitigation in megacities and developing countries, empowerment models for residential housing in developing world 

Selected publications

  • Kijewski-Correa, T., Taflanidis, A.A, Mix, D., and R. Kavanagh,“An empowerment model for sustainable reconstruction for Léogâne, Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake,” Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering (ASCE) 12, 4 (2012)

  • Kijewski-Correa, K. and A.A. Taflanidis, “The Haitian housing dilemma: Can sustainability and hazard-resilience be achieved?” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 10:765–771 (2012)

  • Taflanidis, A.A. “Soft computing applications in simulation based natural hazard risk assessment” in Tsompanakis, Y, and B.H.V. Topping eds., Soft Computing Methods for Civil and Structural Engineering (Saxe-Coburg Publications, 2011)

  • Mix, D., Kijewski-Correa, T. and A.A. Taflanidis, “Assessment of Residential Housing in Léogâne, Haiti after the January 2010 Earthquake and Identification of Needs for Rebuilding,” Earthquake Spectra 27, S1 (2011)

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Lee A. TavisLee A. Tavis

C. R. Smith Emeritus Professor of Finance
(DBA, Indiana University, 1969)

389A Mendoza College of Business

Geographic focus: Latin America; Africa; Asia

Thematic interests: Business planning models; potential contribution of multinationals to development.

Current research: Asian and Latin American Apparel Production; The Interaction Between US Agribusiness and Mexican Ejidos in the Mexican Countryside.

Selected publication:

Carmen-Helena TéllezCarmen-Helena Téllez

Professor of Conducting, Department of Music
Director of the Choral Conducting Graduate Programs (Master of Sacred Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting, Department of Theology)
(DM, Indiana University Bloomington)

Office: 246 Malloy
Telephone: 574-631-2880

Geographic focus: Latin America and Europe

Thematic interests: Latin American music; interdisciplinary presentation of contemporary music; sacred music; conducting; composition.

Current research: Book and recording projects on contemporary choral composition and Latin American avant-garde genres. PI, Mellon Interdisciplinary Sacred Drama Project

Selected publication:

  • Premiere recordings of Juan Orrego-Salas’s “La Ciudad Celeste,” Mario Lavista’s “Missa ad Consolationis Dominam Nostram” and “Stabat Mater,” and James MacMillan’s  “Sun-Dogs”

Selected artistic projects:

  • Artistic co-director of Aguavá New Music Studio, with which she tours and conducts

  • View art video The Bells of Leopardi, concept and production by Carmen-Helena Téllez based on a staged performance of a composition by Yehuda Yannay

  • View interdisciplinary presentation of Passion with Tropes by Don Freund with concept and production by Carmen-Helena Téllez

  • View introduction to the premiere of the video-opera ¡Unicamente la verdad! by Gabriela Ortiz, concept and production by Carmen-Helena Téllez

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Rituals, Perceptions and the Music in Your Mind TEDxUND 1/24/14

Jeff ThurkJeff Thurk

Assistant Professor of Economics
(PhD, University of Texas at Austin)

711 Flanner
(574) 631-3083

Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: Government policy and its effects on equilibrium firm decisions; evaluating the effects of trade liberalization on different countries; quantifying the short- and long-run effects of trade liberalization.

Current research: Quantifying the effects of intellectual property right reform on country welfare; evaluating the impact of trade liberalization on firm R&D

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Guillermo TrejoGuillermo Trejo

Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, University of Chicago, 2004)

312 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic interests: Comparative politics; behavior and identities; security, peace, and conflict; political institutions

Selected publications:

  • “Federalismo, drogas y violencia: Por qué el conflicto partidista intergubernamental estimuló la violencia del narcotráfico en México” / " Federalism, drugs, and violence: Why intergovernmental partisan conflict stimulated inter-cartel violence in Mexico” (with Sandra Ley), Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas 23, 1 (2016)

  • "The Ballot and the Street: An Electoral Theory of Social Protest in Autocracies," Perspectives on Politics 12, 2 (2014)

  • Popular Movements in Autocracies: Religion, Repression, and Indigenous Collective Action in Mexico (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
    Honorable Mention, 2013 Charles Tilly Award from the American Sociological Association

  • "Violencia y politica en el Mexico del Bicentenario: Causas y consecuencias de la primera crisis de la democracia," Historia Critica de las Modernizaciones en Mexico: Presente y Perspectivas (CIDE and Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2010)

  • "Religious Competition and Ethnic Mobilization in Latin America: Why the Catholic Church Promotes Indigenous Movements in Mexico," American Political Science Review (Cambridge University Press, August, 2009)

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Elizabeth A. TulejaElizabeth A. Tuleja

Associate Teaching Professor of Management, Mendoza College of Business
(PhD, University of Pennsylvania)

232 Mendoza College of Business

Geographic focus: China, international

Thematic interests: Cross-cultural communications and management

Current research: Cross-cultural linguistic and translation procedures, developing intercultural communication competency in management

Selected publications:

  • Intercultural Communication for Global Business: How Leaders Communicate for Success(Routledge, 2017)

  • “Cultural Intelligence in a VUCA World,”in Rob Elkington, Madeleine van der Steege, Judith Glick-Smith, and Jennifer Moss Breen, eds., Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving in the New VUCA Context (Emerald Group Publishing, forthcoming)

  • “How the Communal Philosophies of Ubuntu in Africa and Confucius Thought in China Might Enrich Western Notions of Leadership,” in Jean Lau Chin, Joseph E. Trimble, and Joseph E. Garcia, eds., Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership (Emerald Group Publishing, forthcoming)

  • “Exceptional Leadership by Design: Designing Optimal Contexts for Leadership,” in Rob Elkington, Madeleine van der Steege, Judith Glick-Smith, and Jennifer Moss Breen, eds., Globally and Culturally Intelligent Leadership by Design (forthcoming)

  • “A Small World with Big Challenges: What Research on Cultural Dimensions Adds to Our Changing World,” in The Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Communication (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

  • “What is in it for me? Middle Manager Behavioral Integrity and Performance” (with Sean Way, Tony Simons, and Hannes Leroy), Journal of Business Ethics (May 2016) (doi:10.1007/s10551-016-3204-9)

  • Intercultural Communication for Business, 3rd ed.(with James O’Rourke, GlobeComm Publishing, 2015)

  • “Teaching Professional Communication in a Global Context: Using a Three-Phase Approach of Theory Exploration, Self-Assessment, and Virtual Simulation” (with Kelly Grant, Timo Lainema, and Jeffrey Younger), Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization 7 (September 2015)

  • “Developing Cultural Intelligence for Global Leadership Through Mindfulness,” Journal of Teaching in International Business 25, 1 (2014)

  • “An Analysis of a Communication Training Program for Chinese Managers” (with E. Robert), IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 54, 2 (2011)

  • “Designing and Developing Questionnaires for Translation Across Cultures” (Coauthored), IEEE Transactions On Professional Communication 54, 4 (2011)

  • Intercultural Communication for Business (Cengage, 2009)

Honors and Awards:

  • Fulbright US Scholar Award, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (2017–18)

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J. Samuel ValenzuelaJ. Samuel Valenzuela

Professor of Sociology
(PhD, Columbia University, 1979)

210 Hesburgh Ctr

Geographic focus: Latin America; Europe

Thematic interests: Historical and political sociology; democratization; comparative labor movements; religion; development.

Current research: Transitional justice, development and welfare state issues, and religion in Latin America.

Selected publications:

  • The now classic study of 19th-century elections Democratización vía reforma: la expansión del sufragio en Chile (IDES, 1985) will appear in an expanded second edition (Editorial Universitaria, forthcoming)

  • Two chapters on religious identities and the impacts of religion on social life in Latin America are forthcoming in a coauthored book (CIEPLAN)

  • “Chile: The Development, Breakdown, and Recovery of Democracy” (with Arturo Valenzuela), in Jan Knippers Black, ed., Latin America: Its Problems and Its Promise (Westview Press, 2011)

  • El eslabón perdido: familia, modernización y bienestar en Chile (coauthored, Taurus, 2006) [The Missing Links: Families, Modernization and Welfare Institutions in Chile]

  • Chile: A Country Study (Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, 1994)

  • Issues in Democratic Consolidation (University of Notre Dame Press, 1992)

  • Military Rule in Chile: Dictatorship and Oppositions (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986)

  • Democratización vía reforma: la expansión del sufragio en Chile [Democratization through Reform: The Expansion of Suffrage in Chile] (IDES, 1985)

  • Also the author or coauthor of over 70 scholarly articles in collected works and journals including, most recently: “The Enduring Presence of Religion in Chilean Ideological Positionings and Voter Options,” Comparative Politics (October 2007)

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Ernesto VerdejaErnesto Verdeja

Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
(PhD, New School for Social Research)

316 Hesburgh Center (574) 631-8533

Thematic interests: Theories of post-conflict reconciliation, justice and forgiveness; official apologies and reparations; comparative genocide; contemporary political theory.

Current research: causes and patterns of contemporary genocide, mass atrocity early warning and risk assessment.

Selected publications:

  • "Political Reconciliation in Postsettler Societies," International Political Science Review (2016)

  • "Predicting Genocide and Mass Atrocities," Genocide Studies and Prevention (2016)

  • Genocide Matters: Ongoing Issues and Emerging Perspectives, coedited with Joyce Apsel (Routledge, 2013).

  • Globalization, Social Movements, and Peacebuilding, coedited with Jackie Smith (Syracuse University Press, 2013), in the series Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution, ed., Robert A. Rubinstein.

  •  Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action, coedited with Adam Lupel (Lynne Rienner, 2013).

  • “On Situating the Study of Genocide within Political Violence,” Genocide Studies and Prevention 7, 1 (2012)

  • “The Political Science of Genocide: Outlines of an Emerging Research Agenda,” Perspectives on Politics 10, 2 (2012)

  • “The Elements of Political Reconciliation,” in Alexander Hirsch, ed., Theorizing Post- Conflict Reconciliation (Routledge, 2011)

  • “Moral Bystanders and Mass Violence,” in Adam Jones, ed., New Directions in Genocide Research (Routledge, 2011)

  • Unchopping A Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence (Temple University Press, 2009)

  • “Genocide: Clarifying Concepts and Causes of Cruelty,” Review of Politics 72 (2010); “Official Apologies in the Aftermath of Political Violence” Metaphilosophy 41, 4 (2010)

  • “Repair and Justice in Latin America” in Marcia Esparza, Henry Huttenbach, and Daniel Feierstein, eds., State Violence and Genocide in Latin America: The Cold War Years (Routledge, 2009)

  • “Adorno’s Mimesis and its Limitations for Critical Social Thought,” European Journal of Political Theory 8, 4 (2009)

  • “A Critical Theory of Reparative Justice,” Constellations 15, 2 (2008)

  • “A Normative Theory of Reparations in Transitional Democracies,” Metaphilosophy 37, 3/4 (2006), reprinted in Claudia Card and Armen Marsoobian, eds., Genocide’s Aftermath: Responsibility and Repair (Blackwell, 2007)

  • “Reparations in Democratic Transitions,” Res Publica: A Journal of Legal and Social Philosophy 12, 2 (2006)

  • “Derrida and the Impossibility of Forgiveness,” Contemporary Political Theory 3, 1 (2004)

  • “Institutional Responses to Genocide and Mass Atrocity” in Adam Jones, ed., Genocide, War Crimes and the West (Zed Books, 2004)

  • “On Genocide: Five Contributing Factors,” Contemporary Politics 8, 1 (2002)

Juan Vitulli

Juan Vitulli

Associate Professor of Iberian and Latin American Literature and Culture
PhD, Vanderbilt University (2007)
158 Decio Faculty Hall



Geographic focus: Spain, Peru, Mexico (16th and 17th centuries)

Thematic interests: Baroque culture; literatures and ideologies; transatlantic studies; national identities; canon formation; the notion of “Criollo” as a floating signifier in Latin America

Current Interests: Baroque culture in the Hispanic world (Spain and Latin America) and its social/political/ideological implications; Baroque poetry and sermons; cultural intersections of the Baroque and the Creole; “The Baroque Hispanic Preacher” project focusing on 17th-century books on preaching from Spain and its colonies,including Peru, Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines

Selected publications:

  • “Sin tener ojos para ver, haya ojos para llorar: en torno al concepto de representación en la Oración fúnebre a las reales exequias de Carlos II (1701) de Rodrigo de Castro y Mena,” in Fiesta y religión en la América colonial (siglos XVI-XVIII) (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2009)

  • “Polifemo reformado: imitación, comentario y diferencia en la poética de Góngora,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 41, 1 (2007)

  • “Amar su propia muerte: el drama de la representación criolla,” Bulletin of the Comediantes 58, 1 (2006)

  • “Máquina de penitencia: Don Quijote y la imitación en Sierra Morena,” Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies 2 (2005)

Susanne WengleSusanne Wengle

Assistant Professor of Political Science
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley) 
415 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Russia

Research interests: Politics of markets regulations, comparative and international political economy, post-Soviet transitions, food and agricultural systems; comparative politics

Current research: Agriculture and food production in Russia and the US, with aim of understanding how regulatory regimes shape food systems

Selected publications:

Post-Soviet Power: State-led Development and Russia’s Marketization (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

“Political Economy of Food in the US and Russia,” in K. Fitzpatrick and D. Willis, eds., Place-Based Perspectives of Food (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2015)
“When Experimentalist Governance Meets Science-Based Regulations: The Case of Food Safety Regulations,” Regulation & Governance (online 2015/print forthcoming)

“Engineers versus Managers: Experts, Market-Making and State-Building in Putin’s Russia,” Economy and Society 41, 3 (2012)

“Post-Soviet Developmentalism and the Political Economy of Russia's Electricity Sector Liberalization,” Studies in Comparative International Development 47, 1 (2012)




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