Erica Frantz

Assistant professor of political science · Michigan State University

Expert in dictatorships, autocratic rule, authoritarian politics, world conflict

Development Democratization Authoritarian Politics Conflict

Christian Houle

Assistant Professor of Political Science · Michigan State University

An expert on comparative politics of developing countries

Social Mobility Inequality Civil Wars Democracy Regime Change

Brenda Elsey

Associate Professor of History · Hofstra University

Specialist in Popular Culture and Politics, as well as Gender and Sports, in Twentieth Century Latin America.

Latin American Culture Latin American Politics Sports in Latin America Gender Studies

Peter Coclanis, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.

Distinguished Professor; Director, Global Research Institute, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D · UNC-Chapel Hill

Albert R. Newsome Professor Professor and Director of the Global Research Institute

Southern Economy Asian Studies Globalization Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Economic Development

Jonathan Hiskey

Associate Chair of Political Science · Vanderbilt University

Expert on Latin American politics and Latin American migration.

Honduras Guatemala Migration Crime in Latin America Immigration

Regan Stevenson

John & Donna Shoemaker Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship | Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Stevenson's research and consulting focuses on entrepreneur psychology, new venture financing, and resourcefulness.

Entrepreneurship Social Venturing Product Management Angel Investing Entrepreneur Psychology

Dr Muntasir Shami

Research Associate · Aston University

Muntasir Shami joined the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship (EFE) department at Aston Business School in September 2018.

Business Improvement Institutions Entrepreneurship Development Economics Gender and Entrepreneurship

George Bisharat

The Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: bisharat@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4721 / Office 603F-200

Criminal Procedure Islamic Law Law and Social Anthropology Criminal Practice Law in Middle East Societies

Daniel Kreiss, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor, School of Media and Journalism · UNC-Chapel Hill

Kreiss’s explores how technology and social media impact the public sphere and political practice.

Campaigns Social Movements Elections Data Science Qualitative Research

Haroon Ullah

Policy Planning Staff · U.S. Department of State

A scholar, diplomat and author of widely acclaimed Bargain From The Bazaar and Vying for Allah's Vote. Visit haroonullah.com.

Public Policy Pakistan Diplomacy International Relations Foreign Policy

A. Joan Saab

Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies · University of Rochester

Joan Saab is a Professor of Art History

Cultural Studies Modern Architecture Cultural History Visual and Cultural Studies Politics of Space

Michelle Orihel

Associate Professor of History · Southern Utah University

In the age of social media, Dr. Michelle Orihel uses the letters of John and Abigail Adams to teach students to #RememberTheLadies

Women in U.S. History Women in Colonial America Gender History in the United States Political Associations Journalism History

Charles Kurzman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Sociology, and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Middle East and Islamic studies.

Sociology of Religion Islam and the Middle East Middle East Studies Democracy Building Terrorism

Shane Barter, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Politics · Soka University

Professor Barter focuses on Southeast Asian politics, Civilians in war, as well as autonomous areas and conflict resolution

Minorities Separatism Indonesia Conflict Resolution Southeast Asia

Russell Lucas

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in U.S.-Middle East relations and politics of the Arab world

Democratization Saudi Arabia Public Opinion Middle East Politics Foreign Policy

Michael Lynch, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy · University of Connecticut

Dr. Lynch's research focuses on truth and fake news.

Truth Fake News Democracy and Public Discourse Information Technology and Knowledge

Gretchen Helmke

Professor of Political Science · University of Rochester

Professor Helmke's research focuses on democratic political institutions, rule of law, and Latin American politics.

Institutional crises in Latin America Rule of Law Democratic Political Institutions Latin American Politics

Luigi Vanfretti

Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focuses on synchrophasor technology applications and cyber-physical system modeling, simulation, stability, and control

Electrical Engineering System Identification Synchophasors Stability and Control Cyber-Physical Systems

Ugo Mattei

Distinguished Professor of Law and Alfred and Hanna Fromm Chair in International and Comparative Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: matteiu@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4646 / Office 623-200

Comparative Law Economics and the Law European Community Law African Law Anthropological and Ecological Approaches to Law