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Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS)Full-Time Faculty

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Departmental Faculty


Francis Adams

Francis Adams

PROFESSOR | PH.D. CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 1992

Areas of Specialization: Latin American Politics, Developing Countries, International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy.

MATTHEW DILORENZO

MATTHEW DILORENZO

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | PH.D. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, 2016

Areas of Specialization: International Political Economy, Foreign Aid, Connections between Domestic Politics and International Relations, International Conflict.

ANGELICA HUIZAR

ANGELICA HUIZAR

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE, 2003

Areas of Specialization: Latin American Literature, Latin American Electronic Literature, New Media Arts, and Cyberculture, Cultural Studies.

AUSTIN JERSILD

AUSTIN JERSILD

PROFESSOR | PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS, 1994

Areas of Specialization: Russian Empire, Sino-Soviet Relations, Socialist Bloc Exchange.


REGINA KARP

REGINA KARP

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR | PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER, 1985

Areas of Specialization: Arms Control, Weapons Proliferation, International Security, European Security.

RICHARD W. MAASS

RICHARD W. MAASS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, 2013

Areas of Specialization: U.S. Foreign Policy, International Security, International Law, Diplomatic History, Race, and Terrorism.

GEORG MENZ

GEORG MENZ

PROFESSOR | PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, 2002

Areas of Specialization: Comparative and International Political Economy, Immigration Politics and European Politics.

JESSE RICHMAN

JESSE RICHMAN

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | PH.D. CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, 2005

Areas of Specialization: Congress, Public Opinion, Electoral Politics, Voting, Intellectual Property, State Politics


PETER SCHULMAN

PETER SCHULMAN

PROFESSOR | PH.D. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 1997

Areas of Specialization: French culture and politics, French literature, French cinema, Jewish studies, Contemporary France, Chassidut and Jews in France, Corsica, Quebec。

CATHY WU

CATHY WU

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN, 2017

Areas of Specialization: International Conflict, US-China Relations, East Asia, the Roles of Domestic Politics in International Relations



Affiliated Faculty


JENNIFER FISH

JENNIFER FISH

PROFESSOR | PH.D. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, 2003

Areas of Specialization: Global Development, Gender, Migration and the Informal Economy, Post-conflict Transitions, Refugee Studies.

ERIKA FRYDENLUND

ERIKA FRYDENLUND

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | PH.D. OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, 2015

Areas of Specialization: Agent-based Modeling, Refugees, Forced Migration, Gender.

AVI SANTO

AVI SANTO

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN, 2006

Areas of Specialization: Character Licensing, Merchandising Retail, Lifestyle Branding Fan-made Merchandise, Toys and Play Culture, Media Industries.