Global Studies Faculty

Associate Professor of Global Studies and International Affairs

Jonathan’s work explores the intersection of culture and politics. Current research concerns memory and legacies of socialism in Germany, urban identity in Shenzhen, China, and neoliberal geographies of globalization.

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Chair and Associate Professor of Global Studies
Alexandra specializes in the study of migration from a transnational perspective. Her research focuses on Mexican migration to the U.S., diaspora engagement policies, and questions of memory in relation to borders and violence.
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Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology
Jaskiran’s research interests span the fields of settler colonialism, anthropology of the state, anti-racist feminism, youth development, and the cultural foundations of education. Her scholarship is intimately connected to, and informed by, on-the-ground advocacy and direct action.
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Associate Professor of Global Studies and Geography
Laura’s research focuses on community organizing, urban social movements, and race, gender, and labor politics in immigrant communities. She has written on the connection between geography and industry in art, the influence of digital technologies on urban space, and the impact of 9/11 on NYC’s Chinatown.
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Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology
Gustav’s research interests include theory and practice of socialism, monetary history, the Euro, credit and debt in Europe, utopian visions and the production of space.

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Affiliated Faculty (2019-20)

Ujju Aggarwal, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Experiential Learning

Ujju’s research focuses on public infrastructures, social movements for educational justice, racial capitalism, urban space, social reproduction, immigrants’ rights, gender, and transformative justice.

Part-Time Faculty (2019-2020)

  • Eric Anthamatten, PhD: Writer, prison educator, and part-time lecturer at Fordham University
  • Bernadette Ludwig, PhD: Immigration scholar, activist, and co-founder and former Executive Director of Culture Connect
  • Dejan Lukic, PhD: Anthropologist, writer, and co-founder of the Vitalist project
  • Corinna Mullin, PhD: Research Associate at the London Middle East Institute at SOAS
  • Edefe Ojomo, LLB, LLM, MA: Lecturer, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria, JSD student at NYU Law, and former research fellow at the ECOWAS Commission, Abuja
  • Daniel Stewart, JD: Founder and Executive Director at Independent International Legal Advocates (IILA) and former Legal Officer at the UN
  • Gabriel Vignoli, PhD: Anthropologist, part-time lecturer at the Graduate Program in International Affairs, and Faculty Coordinator of the Cuba International Field Program
  • Betty Yu: Multi-media artist, filmmaker, educator, community activist, and co-founder of the Chinatown Art Brigade
  • Abigail Perez Aguilera, PhD: Visiting research scholar, Global Studies

Teaching Fellows (2019-2020)

  • Mayra Cotta (Politics)
  • Andrew Kuech (Politics & Historical Studies)
  • Tatiana Llaguno-Nieves (Politics)

Teaching Assistants (2019-2020)

  • Mayra Cotta (Politics)
  • Marianna Poyares (Philosophy)
  • Erin Simmons