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 Brandeis International Business School (IBS), and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

Graduate Committee

Kristen Lucken
Kristen Lucken
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Director of International and Global Studies and Lecturer in International & Global Studies and Religious Studies
781-736-2743 Golding Judaica Center, 23
Welcome from the director

Expertise: Immigration, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism, sociology of religion.

Chandler Rosenberger
Chandler Rosenberger
International and Global Studies Chair
Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology
781-736-2683 Mandel Center for Humanities, 107

Expertise: Nationalism, ethnicity, sociology of culture, sociology of religion, political dissent, terrorism, modern European politics.

Jytte Klausen
Jytte Klausen
Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation
781-736-2762 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 110

Expertise: Transnational security, comparative politics, immigration and social cohesion, Europe.

Gregory Freeze
Gregory Freeze
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of History
781-736-2766 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 108

Expertise: Modern Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet history, international and global studies.

Prof. Joan Dassin
Joan Dassin
Professor of International Education and Development and Director, MA Program in Sustainable International Development
781-736-2207 Irving Schneider and Family Building (Heller School), 105

Expertise: International and comparative education policy, social mobility, youth leadership development, social policy in developing countries.

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
Robert Art
Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations
781-736-2754 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 109

Expertise: International relations, U.S. foreign policy, and national security policy.

Kerry A. Chase
Kerry A. Chase
Associate Professor of Politics
781-736-2725 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 106

Expertise: International relations, particularly international political economy and U.S. foreign economic policy.

Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2218 Brown Social Science Center, 226

Expertise: Economic anthropology, mining and resources, anthropology of finance, materiality.

Professor Xing Hang
Xing Hang
Associate Professor of History
Department of History
781-736-2361 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 118

Expertise: Chinese nationalism and identity, overseas Chinese, East Asian world order, maritime East Asia, Eurasian comparative history.

Pascal Menoret
Pascal Menoret
Renée and Lester Crown Professor of Modern Middle East Studies
781-736-5313 Lemberg Hall, 227

Expertise: Urban anthropology, infrastructure, Islam, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East, youth politics.

John Plotz
John Plotz
Professor of English
Departments/Programs: English
781-736-2621 Rabb, 264

Expertise: Victorian literature, the novel, politics and aesthetics.

Rajesh Sampath
Rajesh Sampath
Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights, and Social Change
Associate Director of the Master's Program in Sustainable International Development
781-736-5338 Heller-Brown 157

Expertise: 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
Ellen Schattschneider
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies
Department of Anthropology
781-736-2219 Brown Social Science Center, 202

Expertise: Religion, anthropology of the body, commodification, psychoanalytic theory, East Asia, Japan.

Sara Shostak
Sara Shostak
Associate Professor of Sociology
781-736-2213 Pearlman Hall, 207

Expertise: 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
Laurence Simon
Professor of International Development
Director of the Center for Global Development and Sustainability
781-736-4148 Heller-Brown, 160
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Development, political geography, poverty alleviation, agrarian reform, project planning and implementation, evaluation, organizational management.