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Director of Graduate Study

Kristen Lucken


The graduate program in Global Studies draws from the dynamic 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. Learn more about our Global Studies Faculty Advisory Committee and their research interests:

Graduate Committee:

Chandler Rosenberger (Sociology), International and Global Studies Chair
Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology.

Kristen Lucken (International and Global Studies; Sociology), Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Director of International and Global Studies and Lecturer in Sociology.

Jytte Klausen (Politics), Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation
Transnational Security. Comparative politics. Immigration and social cohesion. Europe.

Harleen Singh (South Asian Studies), Associate Professor of Literature, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Colonial Studies; South Asian Novel; Indian Film; Immigrant Literature; Women's and Gender Studies; South Asian Studies.

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.

Kerry Chase (Politics)
International relations, particularly international political economy and U.S. foreign economic policy.

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.

Gregory Freeze (History)
Modern Russian. Soviet and post-Soviet history. International and global studies.

John Plotz (English)
Victorian literature. The novel. Politics and aesthetics.

Rajesh Sampath (Heller School) 
Applied moral and political philosophy. Philosophy of development. Comparative religions. Theories of justice. Development ethics. Philosophy of law, comparative constitutional law, human rights and theories of democracy.

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.

Laurence Simon (Heller School)
Development. Political geography. Poverty alleviation. Agrarian reform. Project planning and implementation, evaluation, organizational management.