Affiliated Faculty

Our International Relations undergraduate program is an interdisciplinary program, meaning students are taught by faculty from a variety of disciplines. Students in our program are taught by the faculty listed below, whose areas of expertise include anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science and sociology.

Lamis Abdelaaty

Lamis Abdelaaty
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2014
International relations, human rights and humanitarian action, asylum and migration

Edwin Ackerman

Edwin Ackerman
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2016
Political sociology, comparative-historical sociology, Latin-American studies, social theory

Merima Ali Portrait

Merima Ali
Assistant Professor, Economics (Non-Tenure Track)
Ph. D., Wageningen School of Social Science, the Netherlands, 2012
Development, micro-economic analysis of small-scale industries, taxation

Alan Allport

Alan Allport
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2007
Modern British and European history, war and society

Douglas Armstrong

Douglas V. Armstrong
Professor and Chair, Anthropology
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1983
Global historical archaeology, archaeology of the African diaspora, the Atlantic world, ethnohistory, colonialism, ethnogenesis, culture contact and culture change, GIS, public policy and world heritage archaeology, collections management (Caribbean, American Northeast, California, Africa)


Elizabeth Ashby
Assistant Professor, Economics (Non-Tenure Track)
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2006
Public economics, labor economics


Hossein Bashiriyeh
Lecturer, Political Science
Ph.D., Political Theory, University of Liverpool, England, 1982
Political sociology of the Middle East


G. Matthew Bonham
Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Affiliated Faculty Member, International Relations Program, Maxwell School
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
International relations, public diplomacy, international political communications, foreign policy decision-making, linguistic analysis, the European Union, Scandinavia, the Russian Federation, Iran, U.S. foreign policy in the Islamic World

Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Professor, Political Science
Provost Faculty Fellow for Internationalization (2015-2017)
O’Hanley Faculty Scholar (2014-present)
Ph.D., American University, 1990
Comparative politics, Middle Eastern politics, political elites


Hans C. Buechler
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1966
Culture change, migration, urban problems, political anthropology, Andes, Latin America, Spain, Switzerland


John S. Burdick
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., City University of New York, 1990
Political anthropology, social movements, the anthropology of religion, urban anthropology, race and racism, Latin America, Brazil

Horace Campbell

Horace G. Campbell
Professor, Political Science and African American Studies
Ph.D., Sussex University, 1979
Comparative politics of Africa and the Caribbean, African international relations, armaments culture, pan Africanism, peace studies, political economy

Frederick Carriere

Frederick Carriere
Research Professor, Political Science
Pacific Century Institute Senior Fellow, Korean Peninsula Affairs Center
M.A., Cornell University, 1976
Foreign Relations – Korea (North & South), Geopolitics – Northeast Asia, Track II Diplomacy, culture & history of the Korean Peninsula

Linda Carty

Linda Carty
Associate Professor, Sociology by Courtesy Appointment, African American Studies
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1989
Race, class, and gender studies; comparative sociology; international development; post-colonial discourse; Third World feminism

Peter Castro

A.H. Peter Castro
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
Applied anthropology, rural development policy and planning, environmental conflict management,climate change, forestry, food security, refugees, East Africa

Matt Cleary

Matthew R. Cleary
Associate Professor, Political Science
Chair, International Relations Program (Undergraduate)
Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004
Latin American politics, political institutions, democratization, and ethnic politics


Goodwin Cooke
Professor of Practice Emeritus, International Relations
B.A., Harvard University, 1953
Former U.S. foreign service officer, experience in Asia, Europe, Canada, and Africa; ambassador to Central African Republic

Francine D'Amico

Francine D’Amico
Teaching Professor, International Relations
Director of Undergraduate Studies in International Relations
Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School
Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989
International law and organizations, global governance, United Nations, human rights/LGBTIQ global issues, international security and diplomacy, race/gender/sexual identity & the US military, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Gavan Duffy

Gavan Duffy
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Political methodology, political conflict, international relations

Donald Dutkowsky

Donald H. Dutkowsky
Professor, Economics
Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1982
Macroeconomics, monetary policy, bank behavior, personal finance, and economics education

Michael Ebner

Michael R. Ebner
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2004
History of modern Europe, Italy, Fascism, and political violence


Miriam F. Elman
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1996
International relations, international and national security, Middle East, Israel studies, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, BDS & anti-Semitism, academic freedom and free speech


Margarita Estevez-Abe
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1999
Political economy, Japan, gender

Jerry Evensky

Jerry Evensky
Professor, Economics
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984
Adam Smith's moral philosophy, ethics and liberal society, economic education

Chris Faricy

Christopher Faricy
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
American politics, social policy, income inequality, tax policy, public opinion on government spending, budgetary politics, political economy, and political parties

Cecilia Green

Cecilia A. Green
Associate Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1998
Race, class, gender, Caribbean studies


Dimitar Gueorguiev
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 2014
Comparative political economy, authoritarian institutions, governance, survey methods

Paul Hagenloh

Paul M. Hagenloh
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1999
Modern Russia

Petra Hejnova

Petra Hejnova
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
Director of Curriculum and Academic Services, SU Abroad
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2012
Comparative politics, women and politics, politics of Central and Eastern Europe, social movements

Azra Hromadzic

Azra Hromadžić
Associate Professor, Anthropology
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.) 2009
Political anthropology; ethno-political violence and post-conflict reconciliation; socialism and post-socialism; gender; youth cultural practices; social policy and welfare; aging, care, and responsibility; and the Balkans.


Seth Jolly
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science
Ph.D., Duke University, 2006
European politics, political parties, nationalism, European Union

Amy Aisen Kallander
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
Modern Middle East, Ottoman Empire, women and gender, Tunisia


George L. Kallander
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2006
Korean and northeast Asian history and culture


Thomas M. Keck
Professor, Political Science
Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1999
U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional courts, legal mobilization, freedom of speech, LGBT rights


Osamah F. Khalil
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
U.S. foreign relations, modern Middle East, Cold War, Arab-Israeli conflict

Audie Klotz

Audie Klotz
Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1991
International relations, qualitative methods, global and comparative immigration policy, global governance and transnational activism

Natalie Koch

Natalie Koch
Associate Professor, Geography
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012
Political geography, nationalism, environmental geopolitics, sport, Central Asian studies, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies


Radha Kumar
Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2015
Modern South Asia: policing and sovereignty, legal history, colonial and post-colonial politics

Prema Kurien

Prema Kurien
Professor and Chair, Sociology
Founding Director, Asian/Asian American Studies
Dr. Thomas Tam Visiting Professor (2014-2015), CUNY
Ph.D., Brown University, 1993
Immigrants and immigration, religion, ethnicity, immigrant politics, India


Norman Kutcher
Professor and Chair, History
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
J.D., Boston College, 1985; Ph.D., Yale University, 1991
Cultural, social, and political history of late imperial China

Mengxiao Liu

Mengxiao Liu
Assistant Professor, Economics
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2016
International Economics, global supply chains, and contract theory

Mary Lovely

Mary E. Lovely
Professor, Economics
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar
Peterson Institute for International Economics Nonresident Senior Fellow
Ph.D., University of Michigan
International trade and investment, China's trade and sustainable development

Yinyi Ma

Yingyi Ma
Associate Professor, Sociology
Director of Asian/Asian American Studies
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2006
Education, migration, Asian/Asian American studies

Gladys McCormick 2017

Gladys McCormick
Associate Professor, History
Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Latin America and the Caribbean, 19th and 20th century Mexico

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Daniel McDowell
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2012
International political economy, international finance, international monetary system, IMF

Devashish Mitra

Devashish Mitra
Professor, Economics
Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs
Director of Graduate Placement
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1996
International trade,political economy development economics and Indian economy


Glyn Morgan
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Political theory, European Union


Terrell A. Northrup
Assistant Professor, International Relations
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1987
Information technology policy; international relations; the politics of gender, race, and ethnic identity

Arthur Paris

Arthur Paris
Associate Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974
Urban society and policy, race and ethnic relations, science and technology, non-white popular culture

Deborah Pellow

Deborah Pellow
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974
Women and gender, urbanization, ethnicity, conflict, anthropology of space and place, African Studies

Tom Perreault

Tom Perreault
Professor, Geography
Director of Graduate Studies, Geography
DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2000
Political ecology; environmental and resource governance; agrarian political economy and rural livelihoods; indigeneity and indigenous politics; Latin America

David Robinson

David J. Robinson
Professor Emeritus, Geography
DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography
Ph.D., London University, 1967
Latin America, historical geography, Spanish colonialism, development

Robert Rubinstein

Robert A. Rubinstein
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Professor of International Relations
Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton 1977MsPH, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1983
Peace, conflict and international security, medical anthropology and public health, methods, history and theory

Tod Rutherford

Tod Rutherford
Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of Wales, Cardiff, 1992
Economic restructuring, labor and the automobile industry, labor market processes and policies, regional development


S. N. Sangmpam
Professor, African American Studies
Courtesy Appointment, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Theoretic comparative politics, empirically oriented social/political theory, Third World politics and political economy, African politics, international politics, and African American politics

Becky Schewe

Rebecca Schewe
Associate Professor, Sociology
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Environmental and natural resource sociology

Maureen Schwarz

Maureen T. Schwarz
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1995
Advocate of Native North Americans and their rights, Navajo reservation, issues of representation, personhood, organ transplantation, blood transfusion, medical and religious pluralism.

Yuksel Sezgin

Yüksel Sezgin
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2007
Legal pluralism, informal justice systems, comparative religious law (Islamic, Jewish and Hindu), and human and women’s rights in the context of the Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Martin Shanguhyia

Martin S. Shanguhyia
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2007
Colonial and postcolonial rural agrarian transformation, land politics, environmental transformations that impact community livelihoods in rural populations of Africa, modern African state politics

James Steinberg

James B. Steinberg
University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 1978
Foreign policy

Farhana Sultana

Farhana Sultana
Associate Professor, Geography
Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, PARCC (Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration)
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
Political ecology, International development, water governance, climate change, gender, citizenship, human rights, South Asia


Brian Taylor
Professor and Chair, Political Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
Comparative politics, Russian politics

Susan Wadley

Susan Snow Wadley
Professor, Anthropology
Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973
Social change, religion, folklore, gender issues, folk art traditions, India and Upstate New York

John Western

John Western
Professor, Geography
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
Social, cultural, urban geography; Southern Africa, Europe

Jamie Winders

Jamie Winders
Professor and Chair, Geography
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004
Urban, cultural and social geography, race/ethnicity, gender, international migration, qualitative and historical research methods, new media, social reproduction