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.  

Program Director

Research interests

  • West Africa 
  • Ethnography
  • Post-colonial sovereignty 

PhD Program Placement Officer

Research interests

  • Democratization
  • Comparitive institutions 
  • African security
  • Political theory

Global Environment

Global Governance & International Organizations

Peace & Conflict Resolution

Security & Political Violence

Technology, Security, and Social Change

US Foreign Policy