Affiliated Faculty

Kerry A. Chase
Kerry A. Chase
Associate Professor of Politics
781-736-2725 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 106

Professor Chase teaches and researches international economic relations, international organizations and foreign economic policy. His most recent publication is “Trade and Culture,” in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. William R. Thompson.

Expertise: International relations, international political economy and U.S. foreign policy

Clémentine Faure-Bellaiche
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
781-736-3205 Shiffman Humanities Center, 112

A former student at the École normale supérieure (Ulm) and an agrégée de lettres modernes, Clémentine Fauré-Bellaïche holds a Ph.D. in French Literature from Yale University. She is an assistant professor in French and Francophone Studies at Brandeis, where she specializes in 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone literature. She is currently writing a book entitled “A ‘Protestant Air’ — André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, Roland Barthes and the Religion of Literary Modernism.”

Expertise: Modern and contemporary French and Francophone culture, religion and literary modernity, history and theory of the novel, vision and visual culture in 19th-20th century France

Gregory Freeze
Gregory Freeze
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of History
781-736-2766 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 108

Professor Freeze earned his PhD from Columbia University in 1972, and is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of History at Brandeis. His primary teaching interest is modern Russian history, with a particular focus on religious and social history. His current research focuses on the subject, “Church and Society in Imperial Russia, 1750-1914.” This focus has produced a number of ancillary essays and will culminate in a two-volume study based primarily on research in an array of central and provincial archives.

Expertise: Modern Russia, modern Germany, history of globalization, religion

Richard Gaskins
Richard Gaskins
Proskauer Chair in Law and Social Welfare
781-736-3028 Brown Social Science Center, 313

Richard Gaskins is the Proskauer Chair in Law and Social Welfare at Brandeis. His expertise lies in the fields of comparative law and social welfare, global justice, human rights, economic philosophies and legal argumentation. Professor Gaskins also serves as the director of the legal studies program.

Expertise: Comparative law and social welfare, global justice and human rights, economic philosophies, legal argumentation

Lucy Goodhart
Lucy Goodhart
Lecturer in International & Global Studies and Politics
781-736-2742 Golding Judaica Center, 23
Office Hours: Tues., 1-3 p.m. and by appointment

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

Paul Jankowski
Paul Jankowski
Raymond Ginger Professor of History
781-736-2274 Golding Judaica Center, 115
Office Hours: On Leave

Professor Jankowski is the Raymond Ginger Professor of History. He teaches the history of modern Europe with a focus on France and the history of wars and warfare in Europe since the Middle Ages, especially those of the 20th century. His most recent publication is “Verdun Myths,” in World War One Illustrated.

Expertise: Modern European and French history, history of modern war

Gary Jefferson
Gary Jefferson
Carl Marks Professor of International Trade and Finance
Department of Economics
781-736-2253 Lemberg Academic Center, 128B

A specialist in the Chinese economy, Professor Jefferson’s research interests include economic development and the economics of innovation, with special focus on the Chinese economy. He has published extensively, often with research colleagues in China, on topics including industrial productivity growth, enterprise restructuring, R&D and patenting, FDI spillovers and China’s research institute sector. He is a current or recent editor and advisor to several journals, including Chinese Economic Review, Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, Comparative Economic Studies, and Fudan University Journal of the Humanities and Social sciences.

Expertise: Chinese economy, economic development and growth, innovation and technical change

Kristen Lucken
Kristen Lucken
Associate Director of International and Global Studies and Lecturer in Sociology
Director, Graduate Program in Global Studies
781-736-2743 Golding Judaica Center, 18

Kristen Lucken directs the master’s in global studies program at Brandeis. Her 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

Pascal Menoret
Pascal Menoret
Renee and Lester Crown Professor in Modern Middle East Studies
781-736-5313 Lemberg Hall, 227

Pascal Menoret is the Renée and Lester Crown Professor of Modern Middle East Studies. An ethnographer and historian, Dr. Menoret conducted four years of fieldwork in Saudi Arabia and has lived in Yemen, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Paris 1 and was a postdoctoral fellow at both Princeton University and Harvard University. He previously taught Middle East Studies at New York University Abu Dhabi and philosophy in three French high schools. Dr. Menoret’s most recent publication is “Learning from Riyadh: Automobility, Joyriding and Politics,” in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Expertise: Urban anthropology, infrastructure, religion, youth politics, Islamism, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East.

Hannah Weiss Muller
Hannah Weiss Muller
Associate Professor of History
781-736-2278 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 119
Office Hours: On Leave

Hannah Weiss Muller is a historian of Britain and the British Empire, with particular interests in the long 18th century and the intersections of law, monarchy, identity and subjecthood. She teaches courses on early modern and modern Britain, the British Empire, Modern Europe, Global Wars and Revolutions, and Britain and South Asia. Muller’s current project is entitled “Forging the Laws of Subjecthood after 1763,” forthcoming in Envisioning Empire: The New British World, 1763-1773, ed. Robert Olwell and James Vaughan.

Expertise: Britain and the British Empire

Michael Randall
Michael Randall
Professor of French and Comparative Literature
781-736-3204 Shiffman Humanities Center, 205
Office Hours: Mon., 11 a.m–12 p.m., Wed., 1-2 p.m., and by appointment.

Michael Randall’s primary research has been devoted to late medieval and Renaissance culture in France. He has published two books, as well as several articles, on subjects related to this area of study. He teaches courses in many different areas of French and comparative literature. His courses cover subjects such as literature and politics, literature and urbanism, the relationship of necessity and freedom, the notion of love and comparative political systems in the Francophone world.

Expertise: Late Medieval and Renaissance poetry, prose and philosophy, Italian and Comparative Literature, Modern politics and literature, detective novels

Fernando Rosenberg
Fernando Rosenberg
Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature
781-736-3209 Shiffman Humanities Center, 109

Professor Rosenberg’s research interests include critical and post-colonial theory, modernism and modernity, visual art and performance, and legal topics in the arts. Among others, course topics include literature and human rights, culture and social change, national and narration, Latin American global film, and Latin American cultural studies and Hispanic poetry.

Expertise: Modern and contemporary Latin American literature and cultures; comparative literature, film and visual culture

Chandler Rosenberger
Chandler Rosenberger
Associate Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology
Program Chair and Undergraduate Advising Head
781-736-2683 Mandel Center for Humanities, 106
Office Hours: Tues. and Thurs., 1-3 p.m.

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

Ellen Schattschneider
Ellen Schattschneider
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2219 Brown Social Science Center, 202

Ellen Schattschneider is a sociocultural anthropologist and associate professor of anthropology and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Brandeis. She specializes in psychoanalytic, phenomenological and practice approaches to culture. She has strong ethnographic interests in East Asia, especially in Japan. Her most recent publication is “Back into the Light: Water and the INdigenous UNcanny in Northeastern Japan,” forthcoming in Sacred waters: A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Hallowed Springs and Holy Wells, ed. Celeste Ray.

Expertise: Religion, psychoanalytic theory, memory and trauma, anthropology of the body, commodification, East Asia and Japan

Harleen Singh
Harleen Singh
Associate Professor of Literature and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-8485 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 114

Harleen Singh is associate professor of literature and women’s, gender and sexuality studies. She served as chair of the South Asian studies program from 2007 to 2016. Dr. Singh has published articles on Indian film and novels from India and Pakistan, and reviewed books on hip-hop music, sexuality and feminism. Her most recent publication is “India’s Greatest Heroine: The many lives of Rani Lakshmi Bai, Queen of Jhansi,” forthcoming in Women Warriors and National Heroes: A Global History, ed. Boyd Cothran, Joan Judge and Adrian Shubert.

Expertise: Postcolonial literature and theory, colonial studies, South Asian novel, Indian film, immigrant literature, women’s and gender studies, South Asian studies

Elanah Uretsky
Elanah Uretsky
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
781-736-8741 Brown Social Science Center, 322

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

Pu Wang
Pu Wang
Helaine and Alvin Allen Chair in Literature
781-736-3287 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 118

Pu Wang is assistant professor of Chinese and the Helaine and Alvin Allen Chair in Literature. A comparative literature scholar in training, Dr. Wang’s most recent publication is  "《灵感——烟丝波里纯》(Inspiration—yansibolichun)," in 五四@100:文化、思想、历史》(May Fourth at 100: culture, thought, history), ed. David Wang and Mingwei Song.

Expertise: Modern Chinese literature and culture in comparative frameworks, critical theory and translation studies, aesthetic modernity in the 19th and 20th centuries, intellectual history of China, comparative poetics