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International and Global Studies Program
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Elanah Uretsky is a medical anthropologist who is also broadly trained in public health. As such, her research and teaching take a critical anthropologic approach to examining global health responses to disease, with a specific focus on China. Her interests focus on the nexus of gender, sexuality, governance and disease in China. Her teaching covers a range of interests from medical anthropology and global health policy, including the anthropology of global health to the anthropology of China and gender and sexuality in east Asia. Her teaching also focuses on methods for conducting ethnographic research, and the ethics and cultural competence involved in successfully conducting such research globally.
Expertise: Medical anthropology, global health, the anthropology of China, gender and sexuality (with a focus on masculinity), governance, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease, borders, ethnic minorities, migration
Chandler Rosenberger is associate professor of international and global studies and sociology. A historical sociologist specializing in the cultural foundations of politics, Dr. Rosenberger is especially interested in the intellectual roots of political revolutions.
Expertise: Nationalism, ethnicity, sociology of culture, sociology of religion, political dissent, terrorism, modern European politics
Lucy Goodhart studies comparative and international political economy, analyzing the domestic politics of trade protection and coalition policy-making. Prior to coming to Brandeis, Goodhart was at Columbia University where she taught European Union politics and attitudes to the welfare state, as well as statistics for political scientists. Her research has appeared in International Studies Quarterly, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and the Review of International Political Economy.
Expertise: International political economy, comparative politics of advanced industrialized economies, comparative political economy
Kristen Lucken's research explores immigration, ethnic and religious pluralism, social inclusion and nationalism. Since arriving at Brandeis in 2010, Dr. Lucken has taught courses in sociology, religion, and international and global studies. Her published works address Bosnian refugee settlement in New England, the transnational religious lives of Hindu and Muslim-American immigrants, and the role played by religious institutions in immigrant ethnic identity maintenance. A current collaborative cross-national project investigates religion and spirituality in public institutions.
Expertise: Immigration, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism, sociology of religion
Expertise: Modern Indian history, Asian popular culture, Postcolonial history and literature- South Asia and the Caribbean, Digital Politics.
Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
Hello! I am an international student from Germany and current Senior triple majoring in IGS, Sociology and HSSP. At Brandeis, I currently work as an Admissions Interview Fellow and as a Research Assistant for the Sociology Department. Besides being a IGS UDR, I am also the Lead UDR At Large. Within IGS, I am especially interested in Global Health networks, rights of indigenous communities as well as immigration rights. Please come talk to me if you want to hear more about why I love IGS, Politics, Music, Llamas, or if you have any questions about the department or the UDR program!
您好！Greetings！I am Zhou Liu, and many of my friends and professors refer to me as Eric. I am a junior majoring in International and Global Studies. I grew up in Beijing and came to the United States for college. At Brandeis, I work for Professor Chandler Rosenberger as Research Assistant. I also serve as the Special Advisor to the Chinese Cultural Connection Club. For my Research Assistant job, I assist Professor Rosenberger on various topics about global governance, especially on the topic of Chinese nationalism and how it influences the development of China and the international community. I am especially interested in how the development of my culture and nation would alter and influence the track of global development. Currently, I am assisting Professor Rosenberger on a project that explores the role of Chinese traditional culture in contemporary Chinese policy making process. Outside of Brandeis, I am a certified Soccer Referee at both the Chinese Football Association and the United States Soccer Federation.
I am a current Senior majoring in IGS with a triple minor in Anthropology, History, and Politics. I recently returned from my time studying abroad in Stockholm, Sweden where I was a class representative (please ask me about planning for your study abroad). Over the summer I interned for WATCH CDC in Waltham, and Crossing Pride, an organization that works and assists in trauma healing with queer and trans refugees. At Brandeis, I am an orientation leader, Kindness Day enthusiast, and METCO tutor. Within IGS I am specifically interested in studying diplomacy, development, and refugee assistance and resettlement. I would be delighted to talk to prospective IGS students about the department's impact on how I understand the world, and how dearly I love what I have learned. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, I’d love to chat.