International Studies

Our Faculty

Anthropology

    • NAME

      Melissa Johnson

    • TITLE

      Professor of Anthropology

    • Specialty

      Topical: Nature, the more than human and the human; Race and Racism; Environment; Conservation; Development; Social Theory; Environmental History; Tourism; Gender. Area: Belize; Caribbean; U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Central Texas

Art History

Business

Chinese

English

Feminist Studies

    • NAME

      Brenda Sendejo

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Feminist Studies

    • Specialty

      Anthropology of religion, Mexican American spiritualities and indigenous heritage, gender and racialization, and Chicana feminisms. Geographic specialization: U.S. - Mexico Borderlands, Central and South Texas.

French

    • NAME

      Francis Mathieu

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of French

    • Specialty

      Intercultural Skills; French Culture and Literature; History of French Civilization; Translation; Food & Health; World War Two France; Multi-Cultural France; Introduction to Modern Literature; and African Literature

    • NAME

      Aaron Prevots

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of French

    • Specialty

      All levels of French language, literature and culture. French feminisms; poetry; novels; music; film; translation. Interdisciplinary coursework including through International Studies and the Paideia program.

German

History

    • NAME

      Melissa Byrnes

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of History

    • Specialty

      Modern European History, France and the French Empire, Migration, Muslims and the Islamic World, Human Rights, Humanitarianism

    • NAME

      Jethro Hernández Berrones

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of History

    • Specialty

      Modern Mexico, Latin America, Medicine, Science, Pubic Health, Medical Education, Homeopathy, Global Scientific Networks, Traditional/Popular Healing, Popular Science, Spiritualism/Spiritism

    • NAME

      Jessica Hower

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of History

    • Specialty

      Early Modern Europe, Britain and Ireland, The British Empire, The Atlantic World, Comparative Colonialism, Women & Gender

Music

Philosophy

    • NAME

      Michael Bray

    • TITLE

      Professor of Philosophy

    • Specialty

      Political Philosophy; Critical Theory

    • NAME

      Phil Hopkins

    • TITLE

      Professor of Philosophy

    • Specialty

      Research: Critical Theory (Culture, Race, Police), Phenomenology of Body, Process Ontology     Teaching: Embodied Self, Identity

    • NAME

      Omar Rivera

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Philosophy

    • Specialty

      Latin American Philosophy (Pre-Columbian to 21st Century, including Latin American Marxisms), Latinx Philosophy,19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially Phenomenology and Hermeneutics), Decolonial Philosophy (Epistemology, Race Theory, Feminist Theory), Aesthetics (including Latin American and Latinx Art), Ancient Greek Philosophy

Political Science

    • NAME

      Shannon Mariotti

    • TITLE

      Professor of Political Science

    • Specialty

      19th Century American Transcendentalism, American Political Thought, Critical Social Theory (20th century Marxism and the Frankfurt School), Democratic Theory and Practice, Democratic Pedagogy, Gender Politics and Feminist Political Theory, The Politics of Romanticism and Modernism, Neoliberalism, Buddhist Political Theory and Buddhist Modernism, Contemplative Practices and Embodied Social Change. 

    • NAME

      Eric Selbin

    • TITLE

      Professor of Political Science

    • Specialty

      Comparative Politics (Comparative Revolutions; Contentious Politics; Latin American and Caribbean Politics; Ideologies); International Politics (Peace and Conflict; IR Theory); Political Sociology.

    • NAME

      Bob Snyder

    • TITLE

      Professor of Political Science

    • Specialty

      Middle East Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Terrorism

Religion

    • NAME

      Elaine Craddock

    • TITLE

      Professor of Religion

    • Specialty

      Hinduism; Feminism and Religion; Tamil literature; Religion and the Body

    • NAME

      Laura Hobgood

    • TITLE

      Professor of Religion

    • Specialty

      Animals in the history of the Christian tradition; human-dog history; contemporary religious-ethical issues related to other-than-human animals; religion and ecology; environmental studies; Ecofeminism; human-animal studies; alternative religious experiences (i.e. cycling as religion)

Spanish