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The International and Global Studies (IGS) Program is located in the Rabb Graduate Center, Room 360. Get directions to our offices and the Brandeis campus.

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Mailing Address

International and Global Studies Program
MS 055
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453



Elanah Uretsky
Elanah Uretsky
Associate Professor of International and Global Studies
Program Chair, International and Global Studies
781-736-8741 Rabb Graduate Center 359
Office Hours: Spring 2023: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays

To schedule office hours, you may sign up here.

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
Chandler Rosenberger
Associate Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology
781-736-2683 Rabb Graduate Center, 365
Office Hours: On Sabbatical Spring 2023

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
Lucy Goodhart
Lecturer in International and Global Studies and Politics
Senior Thesis Advisor, International and Global Studies
781-736-2742 Rabb Graduate Center, 355
Office Hours: Spring 2023: Wednesday 10am - 12pm

Lucy Goodhart studies comparative and international political economy, analyzing the domestic politics of trade protection and coalition policy-making. Before 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
Kristen Lucken
Lecturer in Sociology
International Experience Liaison
781-736-2743 Rabb Graduate Center, 370

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

Avinash Singh
Avinash Singh
Assistant Professor in History, the International and Global Studies Program, and South Asian Studies
Undergraduate Advising Head
781-736-2620 Rabb Graduate Center, 368
  • Expertise: Modern Indian history, Asian popular culture, Postcolonial history and literature, South Asia and the Caribbean, digital politics.


Jazz Dottin
Jazz Dottin
Program Administrator
781-736-2615 Rabb Graduate Center, 360

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Julia Braeunig
Julia Braeunig '23

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 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!

Zhou Liu (Eric)
Zhou Liu (Eric) '24

 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 a 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 United States Soccer Federation.

Madeleine Siegal
Madeleine Siegal '23

I’m 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 in trauma healing with queer and trans refugees. At Brandeis, I am an orientation leader, Kindness Day enthusiast, and METCO tutor. I am also the BUGS tutor for IGS8A! So please reach out to me with any questions.

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.