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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
781-736-2639 Rabb Graduate Center 359
Office Hours: Spring 2022- Wednesdays 1pm-3pm


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
Undergraduate Advising Head
781-736-2683 Rabb Graduate Center, 365
Office Hours: Fall 2021 Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon


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 2022 Tuesday 10am-12pm


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
Kristen Lucken
Lecturer in Sociology
Study Abroad Liaison, International and Global Studies
781-736-2743 Rabb Graduate Center, 370
Office Hours: Fall 2021 Wednesdays 1-3pm or by appointment


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
Lecturer in History, the International and Global Studies Program, and South Asian Studies
Internship Liaison, International and Global Studies
781-736-2620 Rabb Graduate Center, 368
Office Hours: Fall 2021 Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30 pm, and by appointment


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

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!

Ruiqi Luo
Ruiqi Luo '22

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! :)

Madeleine Siegal
Madeleine Siegal '23

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.