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The Tufts IR Core Faculty is 100+ strong and drawn from 20 different departments and programs across campus. Our faculty members are award winning, nationally and internationally known leaders in their respective fields as well as dedicated educators, mentors and advisors. These talented scholars are ideally placed to share with students both theoretical and empirical knowledge and invaluable political, economic, historical and socio-cultural context during these challenging and politically turbulent times.

IR students must select a faculty member from the following list when seeking to declare their IR Major or submit an application for Directed Research, Senior Honors Thesis, or Internship Credit.

Core Faculty: 2021-2022


Bishara, Amahl, Associate Professor
Media, human rights, the state, the Middle East, journalism, democracy, the politics of place, knowledge production, expressivity

Blanchette, Alex, Associate Professor
Industrial agriculture, animal studies, ethnography of labor, food studies, United States

Chudakova, Tatiana, Assistant Professor
Medical anthropology, science and technology, environment, ethnicity and indigeneity, nationalism, post-socialism. Geographic focus: Russia; North Asia

Pinto, Sarah, Professor
Medical anthropology, gender, mental health, reproduction, cultures of biomedicine, kinship, global feminism, history of the body. Geographical focus on India

History of Art and Architecture

Kaminishi, Ikumi, Associate Professor
Asian art and architecture, Buddhist painting, and narrative studies

Maranci, Christina, Professor
Armenian art and architecture; early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic art and architecture

Probst, Peter, Professor
African art, memory and monuments, historic preservation, anthropologies of art, historiography

Stewart-Halevy, Jacob, Assistant Professor
Contemporary art, global conceptualism, video art, media theory and anthropology

Child Study and Human Development

Mistry, Jayanthi, Professor
Cultural perspectives in child development and education; Navigating multiple cultural worlds and identities, Interpretive methods in the study of children and families

Civic Studies
Levine, Peter, Dean of Academic Affairs - Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Political Theory, American Politics, Civic Studies
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Gute, David, Professor
Environmental and occupational epidemiology, environmental health and safety

Lantagne, Daniele, Assistant Professor
Water treatment, developing countries, emergencies, water quality

Woodin, Mark, Senior Lecturer
Epidemiologic Methods

Classical Studies

Crane, Greg, Professor
Greek & Latin Language, Digital Humanities

Evrigenis, Ioannis, Professor
Political Theory

Harrington, J. Matthew, Senior Lecturer
Ancient Art and Archaeology, Digital Humanities, Comparative Greek and Latin Grammar (PIE Linguistics), Roman Satire, Post-Augustan Literature, Latin and Greek Pedagogy
Hirsch, Steven, Associate Professor
Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, and ancient Chinese history

Hitchner, Bruce, Professor
Roman history, archaeology and International Relations

Strobino, Riccardo, Assistant Professor
Medieval Latin Philosophy; Classical Arabic Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Logic; Aristotle; Avicenna

Community Health

Taylor, Rosemary, Associate Professor
Comparative historical study of disease and health policy; political sociology; sociology of science and technology; qualitative methods in action

Computer Science

Chow, Ming, Associate Teaching Professor


Bianconi, Marcelo, Professor
Theoretical and Applied Economic Models

Brown, Drusilla, Associate Professor
Applied General Equilibrium Models, International Trade Policy, International Labor Standards, Child Labor

Chakravorty, Ujjayant, Professor
Resource and Environmental Economics, Energy and Development, Water

Emerick, Kyle, Associate Professor
Development Economics, Applied Econometrics

EspĆ³sito, Federico, Assistant Professor
International Trade, International Finance

Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan, Associate Professor
Macroeconomics, Labor Market

Gee, Laura, Associate Professor
Applied Microeconomics, Behavioral / Experimental Economics

Hardman, Anna, Senior Lecturer
Urban Economics, Housing, International Migration, Development Economics

Ioannides, Yannis, Professor
Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Economics of the European Union, Social Networks, Housing

McGuirk, Eoin, Assistant Professor
Political Economy, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics

McMillan, Margaret, Professor
Development Policy, with an emphasis on Africa

Richards, Daniel, Professor
Industrial organization, merger analysis

Spolaore, Enrico, Professor
Political Economy, International Economics, Economic Growth and Development

Storeygard, Adam, Associate Professor
Development and growth, Urban economics


Roy, Modhumita, Associate Professor
World Literature in English

Takayoshi, Ichiro, Associate Professor
American Literature, American Culture

Environmental Studies Program

Stein, Ninian R., Lecturer
Environmental policy and communication, landscape change, and environmental justice


Applebaum, Rachel, Associate Professor
Modern Russia and Eastern Europe

Baghdiantz McCabe, Ina, Professor
Armenia and Cross-Cultural World

Ekbladh, David, Associate Professor
U.S. in the World, International History, Modern U.S. History

Fawaz, Leila, Professor
Middle East

Foster, Elizabeth, Professor
Modern France in the World, Colonial West Africa

Jalal, Ayesha, Professor
South Asia, the Muslim World

Manjapra, Kris, Professor
Modern South Asia, Modern Germany, Intellectual History

Manz, Beatrice, Professor
Middle East and Inner Asia

Mbunga, H. Muoki, Assistant Professor
Modern East Africa

Proctor, David, Senior Lecturer
Late Antique & Medieval Western Europe, Byzantium, Southeastern Europe, Papal-Imperial relations

Rankin, Alisha, Associate Professor
Early Modern Europe

Roberts, Hugh, Professor
Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, North Africa, Middle East

Ueda, Reed, Professor
Industrial and Urban U.S., Immigration

Xu, Man, Assistant Professor
Chinese History

International Literary and Cultural Studies

Abdul-Aziz, Rana, Lecturer
Arabic Language

Carleton, Gregory, Professor
Russian Program; Twentieth-Century Russian Literature and Culture

Hirata, Hosea, Professor
Japanese Program; Japanese Literature

Inouye, Charles, Professor
Japanese Program; Japanese Literature

Johnson, Vida, Professor
Russian Program; Twentieth Century, Film, Women Writers

Napier, Susan, Professor
Japanese Program; Japanese Literature, Popular Culture, Anime

Rastegar, Kamran, Associate Professor
Arabic Program; Modern Arabic Literature, Comparative Literature, Cinema Studies, Postcolonial Studies

Wilczek, Markus, Associate Professor
German Program; 18th Century to Modern, Environment

Zhong, Xueping, Professor
Chinese Program; Modern Chinese Literature, Film

Jankowsky, Richard, Associate Professor
Music of the Middle East and North Africa; Trance and Healing; Islam

Latour, Melinda, Assistant Professor
Renaissance Music; Ethics/Moral Philosophy; Tone and Timbre

Peace and Justice Studies
Hitchner, Bruce, Professor
Roman history, archaeology and International Relations

Joseph, Paul, Professor
Sociology of war and peace; political sociology; globalization


Bauer, Nancy, Professor & Dean
Feminism, existentialism and phenomenology, ordinary language philosophy, philosophy and film

Kelly, Erin, Professor
Moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of law

McPherson, Lionel, Associate Professor
Ethics, political and social philosophy

Political Science
Art, David, Professor
Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Europe
Beckley, Michael, Associate Professor
International Relations
Cruz, Consuelo, Associate Professor
Comparative Politics, Latin America
Devigne, Robert, Professor
Political Theory
Eichenberg, Richard C., Associate Professor
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Political Behavior
Evrigenis, Ioannis D., Professor
Political Theory
Greenhill, Kelly M., Director of the International Relations Program Pro Tem, Associate Professor
International Relations, Security Studies
Levine, Peter, Dean of Academic Affairs - Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service; Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Political Theory, American Politics, Civic Studies
Mazaheri, Nimah, Associate Professor
Comparative Political Economy, Middle East and South Asia regions
Mufti, Malik, Professor
International Relations, Middle East
Remick, Elizabeth, Associate Professor
Comparative Politics, East Asia
Robinson, Pearl T., Associate Professor
Comparative Politics, Africa, African-American Politics
Shevel, Oxana, Associate Professor
Comparative Politics, post-Communist region
Sullivan, Vickie, Professor
Political Theory
Taliaferro, Jeffrey W., Professor
International Relations, Security Studies
Maddox, Keith B., Associate Professor
Social Cognition
Brafman, Yonatan Y., Assistant Professor
Modern Jewish Thought, Jewish law and ethics
Curtis, Heather, Associate Professor
History of Christianity, American Religions
Garden, Kenneth, Associate Professor
Islamic Revival and Renewal, Sufism, the life and thought of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Hatcher, Brian, Professor
Hinduism and Religion in modern South Asia
Walser, Joseph, Associate Professor
Mahāyāna Buddhism; Hinduism; Jainism; Religion in early South Asia; Chinese Religions; Anthropology of Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Sociology of Religious Philosophy
Romance Studies

El Khoury-Colella, Mona, Assistant Professor
20th and 21st century French and Francophone literature; North Africa and the Middle East; postcolonial theory; Beur literature and film; trauma and memory studies; women writers; cultural studies; diaspora studies; war and theatre.

Gasarian, Gerard, Professor
19th- and 20th-Century French Poetry

Gerassi-Navarro, Nina, Professor
Nineteenth-Century Latin American literature; Nation building; The culture of outlaws; Visual culture and film studies; Travel narratives; Popular culture

Hakim, Zeina, Associate Professor
18th-Century French literature; intellectual and cultural history in Early Modern France; interactions between literature and the visual arts; literary theory and theory of the novel; women writers

Mazzotti, Jose Antonio, Professor of Spanish Culture and Civilization
Colonial Latin American Studies, Latin American Poetry, Andean Studies, Film Studies

Murdoch, H. Adlai, Professor
French Caribbean Literature; Postcolonial Studies; Migration and Diaspora: Cultural and Film Studies

Naginski, Isabelle, Professor
19th-Century French Prose; Women Writers; Franco-Russian Literary Relations; Romanticism; Utopian Thought; Feminist Criticism

Palou, Pedro, Professor
Latin American Literature and Studies

Pollina, Vincent, Associate Professor of French
Medieval and Renaissance French and Italian Literature

Ruiz, Pablo, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature
Twentieth century Latin American fiction; Jorge Luis Borges; poetry and poetics; Oulipo; translation studies

School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Eulogio Guzman, Senior Lecturer
Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture
Dias, Felipe, Assistant Professor
Race and Gender Stratification; Labor Markets; Immigrant Incorporation; Quantitative Methods; Field Experiments; Comparative Sociology; Latin America
Joseph, Paul, Professor
Sociology of war and peace; political sociology; globalization
Taylor, Rosemary, Associate Professor
Comparative historical study of disease and health policy; political sociology; sociology of science and technology; qualitative methods in action