Meet the faculty

SIS has more than 120 full time faculty from across the social sciences, including anthropology, economics, geography, law, political science, and sociology. Our faculty research and write on a variety of geographic and intellectual areas; many have extensive experience in the public and private sectors, both in the United States and internationally.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Research interests

  • Sovereignty
  • Peace
  • Autonomy
  • Ethics

SIS Undergraduate Program Director

Research interests

  • Governance and politics in Africa
  • Social policy and service provision

  • Political institutions

  • Maternal health

SIS Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Research interests

  • Research methods and methodology
  • European Union / European politics
  • Social policy and welfare states

SIS Global Scholars Program Director

Research interests

  • International politics
  • Comparative and regional studies
  • Social movements and grassroots networks in the Middle East

SIS Honors Program Director

Research interests

  • International political economy
  • History of the Bretton Woods institutions
  • Global politics of the Internet and electronic commerce

Olson Scholars Program Director

Research interests

  • Subnational politics
  • Democracy
  • Democratic backsliding
  • Latin America

Said Scholars Program Co-Directors

Research interests

  • Comparative and international education
  • Identity-based conflict and peacebuilding
  • Global LGBTQ+ rights movements

Research interests

  • European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy
  • Political identities in conflict decision-making
  • International Negotiations
  • Transatlantic Alliance in 21st Century
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Political Economy of Peace and War