Director of Global Studies
Susan Ossman has been the director of the Global Studies program since 2008. Before coming to UCR she taught at Goldsmith's College, University of London, Georgetown University, Rice University, The American University of Paris and the CELSA-Sorbonne. In 1992 she founded the Rabat center of the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC- now Centre Jacques Berque) where she was research fellow and director until 1996. Her research interests include globalization and bodily practices, media and politics, and migration.
In Moving Matters, Paths of Serial Migration (Stanford 2013) Susan examines emerging forms of transnational social life and political engagement from the perspective of people who have lived in several countries. Her previous publications include The Places We Share, Migration, Subjectivity and Global Mobility (Lexington Books 2007), Three Faces of Beauty, Casablanca, Paris, Cairo (Duke 2002), Miroirs Maghrébins, Itinéaires de soi et Paysages de Rencontre (CNRS 1998), Mimesis: imiter, représenter, circuler, (Hermès, CNRS,1998) and Picturing Casablanca, Portraits of Power in a Modern City (California 1994).
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Faculty Teaching in Global Studies
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Juliann Allison (Assistant Professor) received her Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the UCR faculty in 1997. Her teaching interests include international political economy and environmental politics. Her research efforts have been supported by the California Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation. Professor Allison's recent publications include: Creating Distributed Generation Policy to Improve Air Quality: "Can We Have Our Cake and Eat it Too?" Energy Policy Journal (forthcoming); "Information and International Politics: an Overview," Technology, Development and Democracy: International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age. Albany: SUNY Press (2002); and Technology, Development and Democracy: International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age, ed. Albany: SUNY Press (2002).
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Christopher Chase-Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California-Riverside. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from Stanford University in 1975. Chase-Dunn has done crossnational quantitative studies of the effects of dependence on foreign investment, and he studies cities and settlement systems in order to explain human sociocultural evolutiuon. His research focuses on interpolity systems, including both the modern global political economy and earlier regional world-systems. One project examines the causes of the expansion and collapse of cities and empires in several regional world-systems as well as the contemporary process of global state formation. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Chase-Dunn is the founder and former editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research.and the Series Editor of a book series published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2002 he was elected President of the Research Committee on Economy and Society (RC02) of the International Sociological Association. And in 2008 he was elected Distinguished Senior Scholar of the International Political Economy (IPE) section of the International Studies Association.
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Ariel Dinar is professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, and Director of the Water Science and Policy Center at the University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining UCR he worked at the World Bank and taught at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. His research focuses on issues in global climate change and on international water. Recent co-authored book publications include: "Bridges over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflicts, Negotiation and Cooperation" (2007), and "Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation, and Distributional Effects" (2009).
Hiroko Inoue is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at University of California-Riverside. Her dissertation examines the dynamics of social complexity (differentiation and hierarchy) in the evolution of world-systems. She is developing formal models that explain the dynamics of complex hierarchical structures and stratification at local and system-wide levels, and she uses historical case studies to test the models. Her research interests include comparative world-systems analysis, formal and simulation modeling, sociological theory, comparative world history, global stratification, and global ecological processes. She has an appointment as a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on World-Systems at UCR where she helps to coordinate a research working group on the rise and fall of cities, states, empires, and future global state formation.
|Stephen James is an American-born British national conducting workshops and consulting in the field of Intercultural Communication in major urban centres of Europe. Stephen taught on a university level in the Philippines, Turkmenistan and, as a Visiting Tutor in England, completing a Master of Philosophy in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2011. Stephen based out of London for 13 years and for the last 4 years has been located in the Basel, Switzerland area. Raised in Vietnam during the Vietnam War (1962-1975), graduating from high school, and attending university in Taiwan and the USA, Stephen and his family also worked in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan during the break-up of the Soviet Union. Stephen’s research interests include transnational networks, intercultural communication in complex and multi-ethnic urban centres, and issues around cultural marginality, serial migration and identity in multi-cultural urban contexts.|
|Bronwyn Anne Leebaw
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Bronwyn Leebaw received her PhD. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught courses in international politics, human rights, political theory and feminist theory. Her research examines the changing relationship between human rights and humanitarian movements, the development of truth commissions and war crimes tribunals, and diverse approaches to transitional justice.
Perry Link has a B.A. in philosophy, M.A. in East Asian Studies, and Ph.D. in Chinese history from Harvard University and has taught Chinese language and literature at Princeton University (1973-77 and 1989-2008) and UCLA (1977-1988). He has published in the fields of modern Chinese language, literature, popular culture, intellectual history, art and politics. His current research is on rhythm, metaphor, and politics in contemporary Chinese language. His recent books are The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System; Two Kinds of Truth: Stories and Reportage from China; and Chinese Primer, an elementary Chinese textbook.
Melissa Templeton recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside where she received several awards for her work including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship. Her dissertation, Polyrhythmic Dance Currents: Race Multiculturalism and the Montreal Dance Community, examines the history of African and African Diaspora Dance Practices in Montreal and the effectiveness of Multicultural policies on this dance community. Dr. Templeton is currently working on several articles for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism and is writing an article on Canadian jazz dance icon Eva von Gencsy for Dance Collection Danse’s Fall 2013 issue. As a member of the academic community, Dr. Templeton has been actively involved on various committees and worked as co-curator for the Canadian Society of Dance Studies’ 2012 Collaborations conference. Dr. Templeton is thrilled to be returning to the Global Studies Department at UCR and looks forward to teaching Global Studies 002 in the Spring Quarter.
Our research focuses on systematics and evolution ofHeteroptera or True Bugs. Heteroptera comprise about 40,000 species in 85 families and are one of the largest groups of non-holometabolous insects. True Bugs are found in terrestrial, aquatic, and even marine habitats and their feeding preferences cover the entire range from phytophagous, to zoophagous, and hematophagous, involving monophagy, mixed feeding, and parasitism. The majority ofHeteroptera is plant feeding and species in many families are serious crop pests, but there are also beneficial Heteroptera that are used as biocontrol agents in integrated pest management. One aspect of our research focuses on Reduviidae or assassin bugs. With more than 6500 described species Reduviidae are the second largest and one of the morphologically and ecologically most diverse groups of Heteroptera. Mainly predators of other insects and arthropods, species of Triatominae or kissing bugs are blood feeding and transmit Chagas Disease in South and Middle America. Predation techniques comprise cleptoparasitism in spider webs, camouflage with corpses of dead prey, and sticky trap methods, some species attract and paralyze ants with gland secretions.Reduviidae therefore range among the most inventive predators alive! Our second group of interest are Miridae or plant bugs. With about 10,000 species worldwide Miridae are the largest family of Heteroptera, but many new species remain to be described. Often plant feeding and host specific, Miridae are currently established as a model to study the evolution of insect host-plant relationships. Another striking aspect are the myrmecomorphic features of Miridae although the nature of their association with ants are still not well understood. Our studies comprise all systematic levels from species-level analyses to higher-level relationships and integrate morphological and molecular character information. We use these hypotheses to gain insights into the evolution of behaviors, such as prey specialization in Reduviidae and choice of host plant in Miridae. In addition, we are exploring comparative and functional morphology of various glands across Heteroptera and work on the functional morphology of mating in this group of insects.
Anne Sutherland is professor of Global Studies and sociocultural anthropology and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She has a Diploma, M.Litt and D.Phil in social anthropology from Oxford University and has taught at Durham University (England), Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), and Georgia State U. (Atlanta) before coming to UCR. Major research includes globalization in Belize and its impact on national identity and an ethnographic history of Texas culture from 1830 to 1910. She is a world expert on Gypsies (Roma) in America. Her latest research is on crime, punishment and cultural misunderstanding between Roma and the American legal system as well as the consequences of global processes on the Roma.
Faculty Steering Committee
Muhamad Ali (Religious Studies)
Juliann Allison (Political Science)
Veronica Benet-Martinez (Psychology)
Chris Chase-Dunn (Sociology)
Marcelle Chauvet (Economics)
Anil B. Deolalikar (Economics)
Alessandro Fornazzi (Hispanic Studies)
Mariam Lam (Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages)
Bronwyn Leebow (Political Science)
Perry Link (Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages)
Alan McHughen (CNAS, Botany & Plant Sciences)
Christina Schwenkel (Anthropology)
Fariba Zarinebaf ( History)