International Studies

Our Faculty

Anthropology

    • NAME

      Melissa Johnson

    • TITLE

      Professor of Anthropology

    • Specialty

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

Art History

    • NAME

      Patrick Thomas Hajovsky

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Art History

    • Specialty

      The Art and Archaeology of Mesoamerica and the Andes

      The Art History of the Spanish Colonial Period in Latin America

      Ancient and Colonial Aesthetics and Embodiment in the Americas

    • NAME

      Thomas Howe

    • TITLE

      Professor of Art History

    • Specialty

      Architectural History (Greek and Roman, Modern), Art History (Greek and Roman), Architectural Design (introductory, structural and historical design), classical archaeology, international cultural properties management.

    • NAME

      Kimberly Smith

    • TITLE

      Professor of Art History

    • Specialty

      Modern German and Austrian art; feminist art history; art historiography

Business

Chinese

English

Feminist Studies

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

      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 K Byrnes

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of History

    • Specialty

      Modern European History, France and the French Empire, Migration, Race, 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

    • NAME

      Michael Cooper

    • TITLE

      Professor of Music

    • Specialty

      Music history, music and society in Europe and the United States, 1600-present; Special emphasis on the lives and music of African American composers, particularly Florence Price and Margaret Bonds. Also music and utopian movements in the U.S. in the 19th century; lives and works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Historical performance, 1600-1900. 

Philosophy

Political Science

    • NAME

      Shannon Mariotti

    • TITLE

      Professor of Political Science

    • Specialty

      Democratic Theory and Practice, American Political Thought, 19th Century American Transcendentalism, 20thcentury Critical Social Theory, Neoliberalism, Gender Politics and Feminist Political Theory, Buddhist Political Theory and Buddhist Modernism, Contemplative Practices, Embodied Social Change and Healing Justice.

    • 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