Hooshang Amirahmadi

Professor
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Politics in Iran, U.S.-Iran relations, Middle Eastern affairs

Hooshang Amirahmadi is director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the founder and president of the American-Iranian Council, a research and policy think tank devoted to improving understanding between the peoples of Iran and the United…

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Mark Baker

Professor
Department of Linguistics
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Syntactic theory, morphology and its relationship to syntax and semantics, linguistics, the grammar of Amerindian languages and African languages, implications of linguistics for the study of the human mind

Professor Baker received his Ph.D. from MIT. His interests include comparative syntax, linguistic universals, semantic syntax and Amerindian and African languages. Recent books written include Lexical Categories, Cambridge University…

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Ulla Berg

Assistant Professor
Departments of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies / Anthropology
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Latin American migrations to the United States; the impact of US-bound migration on Latin American Societies.

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József Böröcz

Professor
Department of Sociology
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Historical sociology, comparative sociology, global structures, social change, economic discourse

József Böröcz is an associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University. He is also a member of the Institute for Political Science and the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest. In 2006, Böröcz received the Knight's Cross of the Medal of…

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Charlotte Bunch

Board of Governor's Distinguished Professor
Department of Women's Gender Studies, Center for Women's Global Leadership
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Women's Human Rights Globally, Human Rights, Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Gender and Diversity, Women and Leadership, Women Peace and Security, United Nations Policies on Gender and Women, UN Secretary General Selection and Women candidates

Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar at the Center for Women's Global Leadership and Board of Governor's Distinguished Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, has been an activist, writer and organizer in the…

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Barbara Cooper

Professor
Department of History
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Culture and political economy, gender, religion, family life, Niger, West African Sahel

Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., is a professor of history. She is interested in the intersections between culture and political economy, focusing upon gender, religion, and family life. Drawing upon archival sources as well as oral interviews in the Hausa…

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Charles Haberl

Associate Professor
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Language documentation, endangered languages, Middle Eastern Ethnic, Religious, and Linguistic Minorities, Mandaeans and Mandaeism, Aramaic, Semitic Languages

Charles G. Haberl, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL). He was born and raised in New Jersey, and received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and…

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Roger Daniel Kelemen

Professor
Department of Political Science
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: The European Union, European politics, and the euro currency

R. Daniel Kelemen is a professor of political science and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union (EU) Politics at Rutgers University, where he also previously served as Director of the Center for European Studies. His research interests include the…

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Deepa Kumar

Associate Professor
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
School of Communication and Information

Key topics: Islam/Muslims and the West; political Islam and media; labor, labor struggles, and globalization; South Asian and Middle East history; U.S. imperialism

Deepa Kumar is a critical media studies scholar whose work is driven by an active engagement with the complex issues that characterize our era of globalization and war. Her areas of research include media, war, and imperialism; media,…

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Roy Licklider

Professor
Department of Political Science
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: American foreign policy, terrorism, homeland security, civil wars, international organizations

Roy Licklider has taught courses in international relations, foreign and military policy, terrorism, research design, international political economy, and the comparative politics of higher education. His early research was concerned with nuclear…

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Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel

Professor
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Caribbean literature, colonial and postcolonial literature, cultural studies, Latino literature in the United States, colonial Latin American literature, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Latin American literature, migration and cultural representation

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel is professor of Latino studies and comparative literature. Speaking topics include Caribbean literature, cultural representations of migration, migration and sexuality, women's literature in Latin America and the…

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Mark Robson

Professor and Director
Department of Entomology, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/NJAES

Key topics: Pesticides, toxicology, human health, environmental health, risk assessment, international and global environmental issues.

Dr. Robson is Director of the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and Professor of Entomology at Rutgers and Professor of Environmenal Health at UMDNJ School of Public Health. Dr. Robson is an expert in the field of environmental and…

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Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui

Associate Professor
American Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: US Latino/a culture and issues, Latin American culture

Ben. Sifuentes-Jauregui, Ph.D., teaches a variety of undergraduate courses on Latin American and U.S. Latino/a literature, film, performance theory, and cultural practices. 

He is the author of Transvestism, Masculinity…

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