Core Faculty

Ralph A. Austen, Professor Emeritus of History, Ph.D., Harvard. African History, Colonialism, Slavery and the Slave Trade.

John Boyer, Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History, Dean of the College, Ph.D., Chicago. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century European History, Origins and Meaning of World War I.

Mark Philip Bradley, Chair, Committee on International Relations, Professor of International History and the College, Ph.D., Harvard. Twentieth Century U.S. International History, Global History of Human Rights Politics, Postcolonial Southeast Asia.

Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, Ph.D., Australian National University. Modern South Asian History, Subaltern, Indigenous, and Minority Histories, Labor History, History of Bengal, History in/and Public Life, Empire, Colonial Rule, Modernity, Postcolonial Theory.

Terry Clark, Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., Columbia. Sociology of Transnational Processes, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Social Theory.

Bruce Cumings, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of History and the College, Ph.D., Columbia. International History, East Asian Political Economy, U.S. Foreign Policy, Korean History.

Michael Geyer, Samuel N. Harper Professor of German and European History, Faculty Director, Human Rights Program, Ph.D., Freiberg. Twentieth Century European International History, Human Rights, Modern Military History.

Andreas Glaeser, Associate Professor of Sociology, Ph.D. Harvard. Sociology of Culture, Social Theory, Ethnographic and Quasi-Ethnographic Methods, Identity.

Susan Gzesh, Lecturer in the Law School, J.D., University of Michigan. Human Rights, NGOs, Labor and Human Rights of Immigrants and Refugees.

James Hevia, Professor of International History and the New Collegiate Division, Director, International Studies Program, Ph.D., Chicago. International History, Imperialism, Military Intelligence.

Gary Herrigel, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., M.I.T. Comparative Politics, European Industrial Political Economy.

Charles Lipson, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., Harvard. International Organization, International Political Economy.

Joseph P. Masco, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D., University of California San Diego. U.S. National Security Culture, Science and Technology, Politics of Everyday Life in the Nuclear Age and in Post-Cold War America.

John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., Cornell. International Relations Theory, Security Studies.

Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., Chicago. International Relations, National Security Affairs.

Jennifer Pitts, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., Harvard. Political Theory, History of Political Thoughts, Empire and International Justice.

Eric Posner, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, J.D. Harvard. Contract Law, Bankruptcy Law, International Law, the Relationship between Law and Social Norms.

Michael Reese, CIR Sr. Instructor, Ph.D., Ohio State. International Security, Foreign Policy, International Crises, Asymmetric Conflict.

Alberto Simpser, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ph.D, Stanford University. Comparative Politics, Democratic Accountability, Corruption.

Dan Slater, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ph.D, Emory University. Authoritarianism and Democratization, Contentious Politics and State-Building, Comparative-Historical Methods, Southeast Asian Politics.

Matthias Staisch, CIR Instructor, Ph.D., Chicago. International Relations Theory, International Organization and Networks.

Paul Staniland, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ph.D, MIT. Civil War, Ethnic Politics, South Asia. He also co-directs the Program on International Security Policy

Nathan Tarcov, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., Harvard. U.S. Foreign Policy, War and Peace in Political Theory.

Lisa Wedeen, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., Berkeley. Comparative Politics, Interpretive Methods, Middle East Studies, Political Theory, Feminist Theory.

Dali Yang, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., Princeton. Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics.

Dingxin Zhao, Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., McGill. Sociology of Media, Social Movements, China.

Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Business, Ph.D., M.I.T. Middle East and International Political Economy.