Core Faculty

 

Michael Albertus, Assistant Professor of Political Science, PhD, Stanford University. Politics of Redistribution, Democracy and Dictatorship, Clientism, Latin America.

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

Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor of History, PhD, Yale University.  Violence, Militarization, Gender, Race, Twentieth Century US Cultural History.  

John Boyer, Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History, Dean of the College, PhD, 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, PhD, Harvard. Twentieth Century US International History, Global History of Human Rights Politics, Postcolonial Southeast Asia.

Austin Carson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, PhD, Ohio State University.  International Security, International Relations Theory, Politics of Secrecy/Publicity, International Organizations.  

Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, PhD, 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.

Chiara Cordelli, Assistant Professor of Political Science, PhD University College, London. Contemporary Political Philosophy, Distributive and Social justice, Egalitarianism.  

Terry Clark, Professor of Sociology, PhD, 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, PhD, Columbia. International History, East Asian Political Economy, US Foreign Policy, Korean History.

Tom Ginsberg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar and Professor of Political Science, JD/PhD University of California-Berkeley. Comparative Law, International Law, Comparative Constitutions.

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

Robert Gulotty, Assistant Professor of Political Science, PhD, Stanford.  International Political Economy, International Trade, International Relations, Political Methodology.  

Susan Gzesh, Lecturer in the Law School, JD, 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, PhD, Chicago. International History, Imperialism, Military Intelligence.

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

Kimberley Kay Hoang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, PhD, University of California-Berkeley. Globalization, Gender, Southeast Asia, Economic Sociology, Qualitative Methods. 

William Howell, Sydney Stein Professor of American Politics, PhD Stanford. Domestic Politics of Foreign Policy Making, Foundations of Presidential Power, American Politics.  

Benjamin Lessing, Assistant Professor of Political Science, PhD, University of California-Berkeley. Comparative Politics, Armed Conflict, Latin America, Methodology.  

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

Joseph P. Masco, Associate Professor of Anthropology, PhD, University of California San Diego. US 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, PhD, Cornell. International Relations Theory, Security Studies.

Monika Nalepa, Associate Professor of Political Science, PhD, Columbia University. Transitional Justice, Post-Communist Politics, Comparative Political Institutions, Positive Political Theory.  

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

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

Paul Poast, Assistant Professor of Political Science, PhD, University of Michigan. International Relations, Alliance Politics, Political Economy of Security, Methodology.  

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

Michael Reese, CIR Sr. Lecturer, PhD, Ohio State. International Security, Foreign Policy, International Crises, Asymmetric Conflict, Terrorism.

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

Matthias Staisch, CIR Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD, Chicago. International Relations Theory, International Organization and Networks.

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

Nathan Tarcov, Professor of Political Science, PhD, Harvard. US Foreign Policy, War and Peace in Political Theory.

Jennifer Trinitapoli, Associate Professor of Sociology, PhD, University of Toronto. Demography, Sociology of Religion, Sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS.

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

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

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

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