Maxwell School announces 2021 faculty promotions
The Syracuse University Board of Trustees has approved
promotions for six faculty members at the Maxwell School. Two of them, Dimitar
Gueorguiev and Guido Pezzarossi, were granted tenure in their promotion from
assistant to associate professor.
Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, specializes in comparative political economy,
authoritarian institutions, governance and survey methods. He
co-authored a book on Chinese governance institutions titled “China's
Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party
State” (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His latest book, “Retrofitting
Leninism: Participation without Democracy in China” is under contract with
Oxford University Press and scheduled for release later this year. He was
honored in 2020 with the Maxwell School’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for
Teaching and Research. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California at
San Diego in 2014.
Pezzarossi, associate professor of anthropology, specializes
in the archaeology of colonialism, historical anthropology, postcolonial
theory, new materialism, and the archaeology of food. In 2019 he received two
honors from Syracuse University[JAS1] : the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for
Teaching and Research at the Maxwell School and the Graduate School’s
Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2014.
The four additional faculty members who were promoted
received tenure previously. They are: Alan Allport, who was promoted to
professor of history; Shana Kushner Gadarian, who was promoted to professor of
political science; Matt Huber, who was promoted to professor of geography and
the environment; and Junko Takeda, who was promoted to professor of history.
Allport’s research interests include 20th century Great
Britain history with a focus on the first and second world wars. His recent book
"Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War: 1938-1941" (Knopf
Doubleday, 2020), traces the history of Great Britain in the early years of WWII.
Previous books, published by Yale University Press, include: "Browned Off
and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945" and
"Demobbed: Coming Home After the Second World War," for which he
received the Longman History Today Book of the Year Award. Allport received a
Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.
Gadarian serves as chair of the political science department
and is a senior research associate for the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. She
was recently named a 2021 Carnegie Fellow, an honor that provides funding to
support her research project, “Pandemic Politics: How COVID-19 Revealed the
Depths of Partisan Polarization,” which investigates the long-term impacts of
the pandemic on health behaviors and evaluations of government performance. Her
co-authored book, “Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening
World” (Cambridge University Press, 2015), was awarded the 2016 American Political
Science Association’s Robert E. Lane Award for best book in political
psychology. She earned a Ph.D. at Princeton University in 2008.
Huber serves in the dual role as director of graduate
studies for the Department of Geography and the Environment. His research
focuses on the relationship between oil and American politics, the political
economy of mineral extraction and the industrial ecologies of agricultural fertilizers.
He received the Maxwell School’s 2014 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for
Teaching and Research. His book, “Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of
Capital” (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), earned the 2014 James Blaut
Award from the Association of American Geographers. He received a Ph.D. from
Clark University in 2009.
Takeda’s research focuses on early modern globalization,
state-building and revolutions, migration, medicine, and disease. Her recent book,
“Iran and a French empire of Trade, 1700-1808: The Other Persian Letters”
(Oxford University Press, 2020), explores how early 18th-century trans-imperial
trade between France and Persia worsened tensions between India, Russia, Turkey
and Persia. Takeda is the recipient of the Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, the
Georges Lurcy Fellowship, the Society for French Historical Studies Research
Award and a visiting research fellowship at the University of St. Andrews,
Scotland. Honors from the University include the O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Award, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Research and Teaching and the
Junior Meredith Teaching Recognition Award. Additionally, she is the Maxwell
School's inaugural Daicoff Faculty Scholar. Takeda earned a Ph.D. from Stanford
University in 2006.