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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
Hallo! I am an international student from Germany and current Junior triple majoring in IGS, Sociology and HSSP. At Brandeis, I have worked as an Orientation Leader, a Research Assistant for the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and as an Operations and Summer Assistant for the Admissions Office. I am on the e-board of the German Club and am an active member of Brandeis Women’s Ultimate Frisbee BANSHEE. I will be studying abroad in Singapore in Spring 2022. 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!
I am a senior double majoring in IGS and Economics with a minor in Business. I am also enrolled in the 5-year combined BA/MA program for International Economics and Finance. At Brandeis, I was the culture show coordinator for Southeast Asia Club (SEAC) for the past two years. Currently, I work as a Peer Counselor at Student Financial Services (SFS), and I am part of Brandeis Undergraduate Consulting Club (BUCC) as the VP of Outreach and Communications. Within IGS, I am specifically interested in Paul Rabinow’s work on cultural relativism, China’s development in the world politically and economically, and the role of Western media influences globally. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the IGS program or if you would like to chat over lunch/coffee/bubble tea! :)
I am a current Junior majoring in IGS with a double minor in History and Politics. At Brandeis, I am an orientation leader and a chatter for the admissions office. I also volunteer for the METCO homework club and work at Starbucks. Within IGS I am specifically interested in studying diplomacy, development, and refugee assistance and resettlement. I will be studying abroad in Sweden, Latvia, and Lithuania in the Spring of 2022. 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.