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Faculty Listing

IRP Affiliated Faculty

Bhatia, Tej 
Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1978
Formal and socio-linguistics, language and social cognition, South Asian languages and linguistics, discourse analysis
tkbhatia@syr.edu 

Bonham, G. Matthew 
Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
Foreign policy decision-making, international negotiation, discourse analysis, methodology
gmbonham@maxwell.syr.edu

Boroujerdi, Mehrzad 
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program
Co-director, Religion, Media, and International Relations Project
Ph.D., American University, 1990
The Middle East, comparative politics, international relations
mboroujerdi@maxwell.syr.edu

Buechler, Hans
Professor, Anthropology
PhD., Columbia, 1966.
Culture change, migration, urban poblems, political anthropology, Andes, Latin America, Spain, Switzerland
hcbuechl@maxwell.syr.edu

Burdick, John
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., City University of New York, 1990
Religious movements, politics, gender, medical, African Americans, Brazil, Latin America
jsburdic@maxwell.syr.edu

Buzard, Kristy
Assistant Professor, Economics
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2012
International trade and contract theory
kbuzard@syr.edu 

Campbell, Horace 
Professor, Political Science and African American Studies
Ph.D., Sussex University, 1979
Comparative politics, African international relations, popular struggles for democracy, world economy since World War II
hgcampbe@syr.edu

Castro, A.H. Peter 
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
Applied anthropology, economic development, ecology, forestry, refugees, East Africa
ahcastro@maxwell.syr.edu

Cleary, Matthew R. 
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004
Latin American politics, comparative political economy, democratization
macleary@maxwell.syr.edu 

Cooke, Goodwin
Professor of Practice Emeritus, International Relations
B.A., Harvard, 1953
Former Ambassador to Central African Republic, U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Asian, European, African, and Canadian experience
gcooke@maxwell.syr.edu

D'Amico, Francine J. 
Associate Professor, International Relations
Director of Undergraduate Studies, International Relations Program
PhD, Cornell, 1989
International relations, international law and organizations, comparative government, Latin American politics, United States security policy
fjdamico@maxwell.syr.edu

de Nevers, Renee 
Associate Professor, Public Administration
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992
International security, international organizations and regimes
rdenever@maxwell.syr.edu

Duffy, Gavan 
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Political conflict, political methodology, political behavior and communication
gduffy@maxwell.syr.edu 

Green, Cecilia
Associate Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1998
Race, class, gender, Caribbean Studies
cagree01@syr.edu


Hermann, Margaret
Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., in Psychology, Northwestern, 1965
Political leadership and its impact on foreign policy, political psychology
mgherman@maxwell.syr.edu

Hromadzic, Azra
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2009
Political anthropology; ethno-political violence and post-conflict reconciliation; socialism and post-socialism; gender; youth cultural practices; comparative education; aging, care, and responsibility; Eastern Europe and the Balkans
ahromadz@maxwell.syr.edu

Kallander, George
Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2006
Korean and Northeast Asian history and culture
glkallan@maxwell.syr.edu  

Khalil, Osamah
Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
U.S. foreign policy, modern Middle east
ofkhalil@maxwell.syr.edu

Klotz, Audie
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D. Cornell University, 1991
International Relations, transnational actors and activism
aklotz@maxwell.syr.edu 

Koch, Natalie
Assistant Professor, Geography
University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012
Political geography, nationalism, geopolitics, authoritarianism, urban geography, former Soviet Union, Central Asia, qualitative methods
nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu

Kutcher, Norman
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 1991; J.D., Boston College, 1985
Cultural, social, and intellectual history of China
nakutche@syr.edu

Liu, Mengxiao
Assistant Professor, Economics
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2016
International economics, industrial organization organization economics, network economics

Lovely, Mary
Professor, Economics
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1989
International trade, public finance
melovely@maxwell.syr.edu 

McDowell, Daniel
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2012
International political economy, international finance, International Monetary Fund
dmcdowel@syr.edu

Mitra, Devashish
Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1996
International trade, political economy and development economics
dmitra@maxwell.syr.edu

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


Pellow, Deborah
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974
Women, urbanization, ethnicity, cultural aspects of space and design, Africa, China
dpellow@maxwell.syr.edu

Perreault, Thomas
Associate Professor, Geography
Ph. D. University of Colorado, 2000
Political ecology, rural development, indigenous peoples' social movements, environmental conservation and resource management, and Latin America
taperrea@maxwell.syr.edu

Robinson, David J. 
DellPlain Professor, Latin American Geography
Ph.D., London University, 1967
Historical, Latin American colonial population, Peruvian development, Latin America
drobins@maxwell.syr.edu 

Rubinstein, Robert A. 
Professor, Anthropology and International Relations
Ph.D., SUNY, 1977
Middle East, conflict resolution, international peacekeeping, security and ethnic conflict
rar@syr.edu

Rupert, Mark 
Professor and Chair, Political Science
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1987
International political economy, politics of production
merupert@maxwell.syr.edu  

Rutherford, Tod 
Professor and Chair, Geography
Ph.D., University of Wales, 1992
Economic restructuring, industrial reorganization related to regional change, labor market policy, North America and the U.K.
trutherf@maxwell.syr.edu

Sangmpam, S.N. 
Associate Professor, Political Science and African American Studies.
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
SnSangm@syr.edu  


Sultana, Farhana
Associate Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
Political ecology, international development, water governance, climate change, gender, South Asia
sultanaf@maxwell.syr.edu

Taylor, Brian D. 
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
Comparative politics, Russian politics
bdtaylor@maxwell.syr.edu  

Thorson, Stuart J. 
Professor, Political Science and Professor of International Relations
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1972
Foreign policy, political theory, methodology
thorson@syr.edu   

Van Hollen, Cecilia 
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, Syracuse University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco, 1998
Cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, global health, reproduction, HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality, globalization, South Asia
cvanholl@maxwell.syr.edu

Wadley, Susan 
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973
Social change, demography, religions, folklores, gender issues, India
sswadley@maxwell.syr.edu

Western, John 
Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
Social, cultural, comparative urbanization; Southern Africa
jcwester@maxwell.syr.edu 

Adjunct IR Faculty

Ahearn, Raymond 
Retired Head of International Trade and Finance Section, Congressional Research Service (CRS)
M.A., Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 1973
Economic policy and trade relations
raymond.ahearn@gmail.com

Keagle, James 
Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University
Ph.D., Princeton University
National security policy and strategy
keaglej@ndu.edu

Williams, Ryan
Assistant Dean for Washington Programs, Maxwell School 
M.A.L.D., Tufts University's Fletcher School
M.B.A, Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) School of Management
M.A, Ph.D., Syracuse University
rywillia@maxwell.syr.edu