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Core Faculty

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    Robert Givens

    Professor of History

    Serves as the advisor of the international relations program. He specializes in European history, with particular interests in imperial and Soviet Russia, modern Europe, and international relations. His courses in international relations include Modern Europe and Its Critics, Warfare and Society in Modern Times, Diplomacy of War and Revolution, and the off-campus course Russia Today. Ph.D., M.A., and B.A., University of California, Berkeley.

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    Aparna Thomas

    Associate Professor of Politics and Sexuality, Gender, and Women's Studies

    Teaches the international relations courses Gender in Developing Countries, Political Economy of Developing Countries, Women and Politics: A Cross-National Perspective, and Strategies to Alleviate Poverty. Professor Thomas is an expert on the politics of South Asia and global feminism. Ph.D. and M.A., Western Michigan University; B.A., Hope College.

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    David Yamanishi

    Associate Professor of Politics

    Teaches courses in international relations including International Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Political Economics. He also teaches courses in comparative politics that deal with the themes of democratization, development, and human rights both globally and with special emphasis on Latin America and Europe. Ph.D., C.Phil, and M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., Michigan State University.

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Affiliated Faculty

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    Devan Baty

    Associate Professor of French

    Teaches the international relations course Cultures of France and the Francophone World. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; M.A. and B.A., University of Iowa.

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    A'amer Farooqi

    Professor of Economics and Business

    Teaches the international relations courses Economic Development, International Economics, and Global Environmental Economics. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., Denison University.

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    Lynne Ikach

    Professor of Russian

    Teaches the international relations course Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A., Grand Valley State Colleges.

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  • Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour

    Professor of Spanish

    Teaches the international relations courses Peninsular Culture and Civilization, and Latin American Culture and Civilization. Ph. D. and M.A., University of Iowa.

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    Joseph Molleur

    Professor of Religion

    Teaches the international relations course Religions of the World. Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Episcopal Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College.

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