International Relations Faculty
Program advisor: Robert Givens | Contact info
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., history, University of California, Berkeley.
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. Thomas is an expert on the politics of South Asia and global feminism. Ph.D., political science, Western Michigan University.
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., political science, University of California, Los Angeles.
Professor of French
Teaches the elective courses France in North Africa, and Cultures of France and the Francophone World. Ph.D., French, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Professor of Economics and Business
Teaches the international relations courses Economic Development, International Economics, Global Environmental Economics, and Macroeconomics. Ph.D., economics, University of Pittsburgh.
Associate Professor of History
Teaches the elective courses The Crusades, and Europe 1300-1700. Ph.D., history, Yale University.
Professor of Russian
Teaches the elective courses Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization, and Russian Spies and Statesmen. Ph.D., Slavic languages and literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
David Joyce Professor of Economics and Business
Teaches the international relations courses Macroeconomics Seminar in China, and Macroeconomics. Ph.D., economics, Purdue University.
Professor of Spanish
Teaches the elective courses Peninsular Culture and Civilization, and Latin American Culture and Civilization. Ph.D., Spanish, University of Iowa.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Teaches the elective course Globalization, Migration, and Social Change. Ph.D., cultural anthropology, University of Iowa.
Assistant Professor of French
Teaches the elective course Introduction to French and Francophone Film. Ph.D., French literature, University of Michigan.