The Master of Arts in Global Studies draws from the faculty of three of Brandeis’ graduate schools: the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the International Business School (IBS), and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Faculty Advisory Committee
The program is administered by the Faculty Advisory Committee:
David Engerman (History)
History of American foreign policy. American Intellectual and cultural history. International history and American history in transnational contexts.
Elizabeth Emma Ferry (Anthropology)
Economic anthropology. Property and value. Latin America. Mexico.
Susan Holcombe (Heller School)
Management and implementation of development policies, programs and projects.
Associate Director of International and Global Studies and Lecturer in Sociology
Catherine Mann (IBS)
Global economics. Trade.
Richard J. Parmentier (Anthropology)
Semiotic anthropology. Historical anthropology. Material culture. Language and communications. Oceania. Middle Ages. United States.
John Plotz (English)
Victorian literature. The novel. Politics and aesthetics.
Chandler Rosenberger (Sociology), Director
Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology.
Laurence Simon (Heller School)
Development. Political geography. Poverty alleviation. Agrarian reform. Project planning and implementation, evaluation, organizational management.
Advisers and Mentors
The following members of the Brandeis faculty are available to serve as advisers and mentors for students in the program:
Robert Art (Politics)
International relations. U.S. foreign policy. National security policy.
Sarita Bhalotra (Heller)
Health: Science, Society, Policy.
Kerry Chase (Politics)
International relations, particularly international political economy and U.S. foreign economic policy.
Gregory Freeze (History)
Modern Russian. Soviet and post-Soviet history. International and global studies.
Joan Kaufman (Heller School)
Public health. HIV/AIDS. China.
Jytte Klausen (Politics)
Comparative politics. Immigration and social cohesion. Europe.
Ellen Messer (Heller School)
Anthropology. Human rights. Food security. Religion.
Huong Nguyen (Heller School)
Acculturation and adjustment. Immigrant and minority youth. The immigrant-Latino paradox.
Ellen Schattschneider (Anthropology)
Religion. Anthropology of the body. Commodification. Psychoanalytic theory. East Asia. Japan.
Sara Shostak (Sociology)
Sociology of health and illness. Science and technology studies. Sociology of the body. Social and ethical dimensions of genetics. Environmental health and justice movements. Qualitative research methods.