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  • director

  • Nathan D. B. Connolly

    Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History

    PhD, University of Michigan
    • 410-516-7983
    • Gilman 390
    • Research Interests: The interplay between racism, capitalism, politics, and the built environment in the twentieth century
  • associate director

  • Stuart Schrader

    Associate Research Professor, Africana Studies

    PhD, New York University
    • Mergenthaler 258
    • Research Interests: Racial inequality in criminal justice, war and empire, historical-comparative methods, social theory
  • affiliated faculty

  • Rina Agarwala

    Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology

    PhD, Princeton University
    • 410-516-5169
    • Mergenthaler 527
    • Research Interests: International development, gender, labor, migration, globalization, India
  • Alessandro Angelini

    Assistant Professor

    • Mergenthaler 457
    • Research Interests: Brazil, ethnography, material practices, commodification of urban poverty, surveillance
  • P.J. Brendese

    Assistant Professor, Political Science

    PhD, Duke University
    • 354 Mergenthaler
    • Research Interests: Political theory, comparative political thought, race and politics
  • Ryan Calder

    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-6678
    • Mergenthaler 435
    • Research Interests: Islamic law, jurisprudence (fiqh), and pious practice under conditions of contemporary capitalism and globalization
  • Erin Aeran Chung

    Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics
    Director, Program in East Asian Studies

    PhD, Northwestern University
    • 410-516-4496
    • 365 Mergenthaler
    • Research Interests: Comparative politics, East Asian politics (Japan and Korea), international migration, comparative racial politics
  • Stefanie DeLuca

    James Coleman Professor of Sociology & Social Policy

    PhD, Northwestern University
    • 410-516-7629
    • PIRL/Abel-Wolman
    • Research Interests: Sociology of education, sociology of neighborhoods, life course studies
  • William Egginton

    Decker Professor in the Humanities
    Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

    PhD, Stanford University
    • 410-516-7510
    • Gilman 470
    • Research Interests: Spanish and Latin American literature, early modern European literature and thought, literary theory, and the relation between literature and philosophy
  • François Furstenberg

    Professor of History

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • 410-516-0158
    • Gilman 306
    • Research Interests: The history of the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Meredith Greif

    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    PhD, Penn State University
    • 410-516-4942
    • Mergenthaler 530
    • Research Interests: The intersection of race, space, and housing
  • Clara Han

    Associate Professor, Anthropology

    • 410-516-2864
    • Mergenthaler 463
    • Research Interests: Violence, care, urban poverty and everyday life; affliction and illness experience; death and dying; anthropology and philosophy
; Chile, the Southern Cone, Latin America; the United States; and connections and intersections with Asia
  • Lingxin Hao

    Professor of Sociology

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • 410-516-4022
    • Mergenthaler 509
    • Research Interests: Sociology of the family, public policy, immigration, social inequality, sociology of education, quantitative methods
  • Jared Hickman

    Associate Professor of English

    • 410-516-3843
    • Gilman 30C
    • Research Interests: The nexus of Americanity, modernity, and globality and its attendant utopian and millenarian projects
  • Jeanne-Marie Jackson

    Assistant Professor of English

    PhD, Yale University
    • 410-516-5845
    • Gilman 30A
    • Research Interests: Theory of the novel, literature and philosophy, sub-Saharan African literature, Russian realism, global regionalisms
  • Jessica Marie Johnson

    Assistant Professor of History

    PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
    • Gilman 372
    • Research Interests: The histories of slavery and the slave trade; women, gender, and sexuality in the African diaspora; and digital history and new media
  • Naveeda Khan

    Associate Professor of Anthropology

    PhD, Columbia University
    • 410-516-7274
    • Mergenthaler 460
    • Research Interests: Riverine society, nature philosophy and nature in Islamic theology, migration and memory, global warming and everyday life, animal-human relations, framings of the future, national and global climate governance, Bangladesh and Bonn
  • H. Yumi Kim

    Assistant Professor

    • Gilman 330A
    • Research Interests: gender, Japan, history of medicine and psychiatry, colonialism
  • Robert Lieberman

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science

    PhD, Harvard University
  • Anand Pandian

    Professor of Anthropology

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-7267
    • Mergenthaler 454
    • Research Interests: Ecological and philosophical anthropology; sensory ethnography and experimental writing; posthumanist and postcolonial criticism; environmental ethics; anthropological method; India, America, Earth
  • Robbie Shilliam

    Professor of Political Science

    PhD, University of Sussex
    • 410-516-0875
    • 341 Mergenthaler Hall
    • Research Interests: Re-reading classical political economy through its intimate relationship to Atlantic slavery, anti-colonial anti-fascism from the 1930s onwards, South-South anti-colonial connections
  • Daniel Schlozman

    Joseph and Bertha Bernstein Assistant Professor of Political Science

    PhD, Harvard University
    • 410-516-5882
    • Mergenthaler 278
    • Research Interests: American politics
  • Adam Sheingate

    Professor and Chair of Political Science

    PhD, Yale University
    • 410-516-7531
    • 335 Mergenthaler
    • Research Interests: American politics and comparative public policy
  • Todd Shepard

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor of History

    PhD, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
    • Gilman 316
    • Research Interests: 20th-century France and the French Empire, with a focus on how imperialism intersects with histories of national identity, state institutions, race, and sexuality
  • Ronald Walters

    Professor of History

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-7588
    • Gilman 302
    • Research Interests: Social and cultural history of the United States with special interest in radicalism, reform, race, and popular culture
  • Emily Zackin

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    PhD, Princeton University
    • 410-516-8887
    • Mergenthaler 276
    • Research Interests: American politics, constitutional law
  • staff

  • Sheharyar Imran

    Sheharyar Imran

    Graduate Student Assistant

    BA Vassar College
    • Mergenthaler 224
    • Research Interests: Philosophies and politics of language, ordinary language philosophy, poststructuralism, queer theory, postcolonial theory, queerness in everyday life, South Asia