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Faculty in the School of International Studies share a deep intellectual curiosity for global issues. They have all lived abroad and speak at least two languages.  The faculty include political scientists, anthropologists, economists, and historians. SIS offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to international affairs, which includes interdisciplinary team-teaching.


William Herrin, 1985, Professor, BS, Wilkes College, 1980; MA, State University of New York, Binghampton, 1982; PhD, 1985.
Areas of Specialization: Regional Science, Urban and Housing Economics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics

Core Faculty

Laura Bathurst, 2005, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, BA, Kansas State University, 1997;  MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1999; PhD, 2005.
Research & Teaching Interests: indigenous South Americans, identity, power and control, development, linguistic anthropology, intercultural relations, and cross-cultural adjustment and reentry

Ahmed Kanna, 2009, Associate Professor of Anthropology, BS, James Madison University, 1997; AM, Harvard University, 2000; PhD, Harvard University, 2006.
Research & Teaching Interests: Urban anthropology; the anthropology of architecture and space; globalization; critical theory; Arab Gulf, Iraq, Iran, South Asia, Europe

Yong Kyun Kim, 2009, Assistant Professor of Political Science, BS, Seoul National University, 1998; MA, Seoul National University, 2001; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.
Research & Teaching Interests: International political economy: sovereign debt, politics of international trade and finance, international development, IMF, and Word Bank; comparative politics: Latin America, East Asia, and developing nations; research methods: quantitative data analysis and game theory

Sarah M. Mathis, 2008, Associate Professor of Anthropology, BS, Principia College, 1997; MA, University of Notre Dame, 1999; PhD, Emory University, 2008.
Research & Teaching Interests: political economy, land, violence, rural development, state formation in Africa

Daniel O'Neill, 2010, Assistant Professor of Political Science, BA, Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1987; MA, Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005; PhD, Political Science, 2010.  Research & Teaching Interests: The politics of globalization, China's foreign economic relations, development, income inequality and democratization, politics in East, Southeast and Central Asia, Taiwan politics; international politics, comparative politics, China's foreign relations

Analiese M. Richard, 2006, Associate Professor of Anthropology, BA, Southwestern University, 1999; MA, University of California, Berkeley, 2001; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2005.
Research & Teaching Interests: Cultures of democracy, transnational networking, political agency and subjectivities, ecological anthropology, politics of food, agriculture and biotechnology, cultures of Latin America

Susan G. Sample, 1999, Professor of Political Science, BA, University of Missouri, 1991; PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1996.
Research & Teaching Interests: International conflict: the causes of war, the role of national identity in the creation of foreign policy choices, and processes in conflict and conflict resolution, international relations theory, the role of changing international norms on the dynamics of conflict and the evolving political context, including the role of international institutions, American/comparative foreign policy

Joint and Affiliated Faculty

Arturo Giraldez, 1990, Professor, BA, Universidad Com-plutense de Madrid, 1976; MA, 1979; PhD, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990; PhD, History, University of Amsterdam, 1999.
Areas of Specialization: World history, early modern European history, history of the Pacific, Spanish literature and language.

Elena Savelieva, 1992, Instructor, Area Studies in Russian, BA, Leningrad State University, 1969; MA, 1971. Research & Teaching Interests: Russian literature (19th-20th Century), contemporary Russian film

Visiting Faculty

Howard Moseley, 2005, Instructor, BA, University of the Pacific, 1989; JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1996. Research &Teaching Interests: International Law, Model UN

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