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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 2024: Wednesdays 1-3pm

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

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.

To schedule office hours, you may sign up here.

Chandler Rosenberger
Chandler Rosenberger
Associate Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology
Study Abroad Advisor
781-736-2683 Rabb Graduate Center, 366
Office Hours: Spring 2024: Thursdays 9:30-11:30am

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

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.

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 2024: Wednesdays 10:00-12:00

Expertise: International political economy, comparative politics of advanced industrialized economies, comparative political economy

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.

Kristen Lucken
Kristen Lucken
Lecturer in Sociology
Internship Advisor
781-736-2743 Rabb Graduate Center, 370
Office Hours: Spring 2024: Tuesdays 12-1:30pm

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

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.

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
Office Hours: Spring 2024: Wednesdays 12-4pm

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

Rami Chalom
Rami Chalom '26
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Hi, everyone! My name is Rami Chalom, I am a sophomore and originally from Tenafly, New Jersey. At Brandeis, I am double majoring in International & Global Studies and Politics, and I am also studying Arabic. Within the broad field of IGS, I am most interested in the comparative and international politics of the Middle East. Particularly, I am interested in studying nationalism and state identity, as well as democratic and revolutionary movements within the Middle East. For the past year, I have been working as a research assistant for Professor Klausen and her Western Extremist Project where I conduct qualitative research on the radicalization trajectories of individual ideological extremists. Outside of my academics, I love to go hiking, watch Wong Kar-Wai movies and listen to Elliott Smith! I am very passionate about International & Global Studies, and am excited to be an IGS UDR. Please reach out to me with any questions or to chat!

Kyla Ginsberg
Kyla Ginsberg '25
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Hi! My name is Kyla Ginsberg and I am a Junior at Brandeis Majoring in IGS and anthropology with minors in history and economics. I'm from Englewood, New Jersey and previously studied engineering in high school. I have found the IGS major to be valuable because it allows me to focus on many of my interests simultaneously. By choosing IGS I am also able to pursue my interests in politics, history, and economics. Within my course of study, I am particularly interested in the politics of climate change. However, through the anthropology department, I am currently working as a research assistant for Professor Sarah Lamb. Her research studies aging in a cross-cultural perspective and I aid her in interviews that shed light on cultural attitudes regarding death, dying, and aging. In my free time I work for Global Thrift store in Waltham and enjoy hiking, crafts, and traveling. I am always available to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out anytime to chat about whatever you'd like!

Zhou Liu (Eric)
Zhou Liu (Eric) '24
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

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.

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 contribute to the track of global development. Currently, I am assisting Professor Rosenberger on a project that explores the role of Chinese traditional culture in the 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.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me! I would be more than happy to chat about anything.

Jiayi Zhang
Jiayi Zhang '24
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Hi! I am a senior at Brandeis majoring in IGS, philosophy, and psychology. I was born in Osaka and grew up in Shanghai. At Brandeis, I am working for Professor Rosenberger as a research assistant, exploring topics on cognitive sociology, such as how the construction of national narratives and the legitimacy of political parties influence individual consciousness in forming national ideology. Within IGS, I am especially interested in studying nationalism and globalization. I am also playing for the Brandeis varsity tennis team. I enjoy dancing and traveling in my free time. I am excited to be an IGS UDR. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!