Principal Faculty

Jonathan Bach (PhD, Political Science, Syracuse University) is Associate Professor in the Global Studies Program and faculty affiliate in the Anthropology Department. His recent work explores social change through the politics of memory, material culture, and urban space, with an emphasis on transitions in Germany and China. He is the author most recently of What Remains: Everyday Encounters with the Socialist Past in Germany (Columbia University Press, 2017), and co-editor of Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City (University of Chicago Press, 2017). His articles have appeared, inter alia, in Memory Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Politics, Public Culture, Theory, Culture and Society, and Philosophy and Social Science. His earlier book Between Sovereignty and Integration: German Foreign Policy and National Identity after 1989 (St. Martin’s Press) examined questions of normalcy and responsibility in Germany during the early years after unification. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and has held postdoctoral or visiting appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and Brown universities as well as at universities and centers in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany. He is a faculty affiliate at Columbia University’s Center on Organizational Innovation. At The New School he was the founding chair of the Global Studies Program and served as the associate director of the Graduate Program in International Affairs.

[bachj at newschool dot edu]
Jonathan’s Website

Alexandra Délano (PhD International Relations, Oxford University) is Chair of the interdisciplinary Global Studies undergraduate program and Associate Professor of Global Studies at The New School. Her work focuses on emigration states’ policies, immigrant integration, and the transnational relationships between states and migrants. Her book Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848 (Cambridge University Press, 2011) was the co-winner of the William LeoGrande Prize for the best book on US-Latin America Relations and will be published in Spanish by El Colegio de México in 2014. Other recent publications include: “The diffusion of diaspora engagement policies: A Latin American Agenda”, Political Geography, 2013 and “Invisible Victims: Undocumented Migrants and the Aftermath of September 11”, co-authored with Benjamin Nienass (forthcoming). Her articles have appeared in Political Geography, International Migration Review, The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, International Migration, Perspectives on Politics, Social Research, Americas Quarterly, Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior, Foro Internacional, Migración y Desarrollo and Letras Libres. She has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Politics at the New School for Social Research, a Fellow at Yale University, and has worked as a senior researcher for the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. She is currently associate editor for the journal Migration Studies (Oxford University Press) and co-director of the Zolberg Center for Global Migration at The New School.

In 2012, Alexandra was the recipient of the Distinguished University Teaching Award and the Faculty Advisor Excellence Award at The New School. Alexandra is distinguished as an outstanding faculty advisor based on strong interpersonal skills and mentorship, access and outreach to advisees, academic guidance attuned to individual needs and intellectual coherence, and effective facilitation of student decision-making and empowerment, among other qualities, all promoting a positive collegiate experience for advisees.

[delanoa at newschool dot edu]

Select Publications:  Mexico and Its Diaspora, 2011 Cambridge University Press
Blog:   Frontera Adentro

Jaskiran Dhillon (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology at The New School. She writes, “I approach my work with a desire to bring an ethnographic sensibility to the study of the unique relationship among education, politics, and society, and to apply my knowledge to contemporary problems around the globe (to act as well as think). I am passionate about teaching and invite my students to pursue an intellectual journey that locates issues of power, knowledge, epistemology, place, culture, and history at the center of theoretical and empirical inquiries into education, broadly conceived. In an effort to bring conceptual ideas and theories into conversation with everyday lived realities on the ground, I am piloting a study abroad/civic engagement course on Cambodia and the politics of education and development.”

[dhillonj at newschool dot edu]

Laura Y. Liu
 [PhD, Geography, Rutgers University] is Associate Professor of Global Studies and Geography at The New School. Her research focuses on community organizing, labor, migration, urban development, and design. She has written on the connection between geography and industry in the art; the influence of digital technologies on urban space; and the impact of September 11 on Chinatown. Her articles have appeared in Anthropology NowWomen’s Studies Quarterly; Urban Geography; Gender, Place, and Culture; and Social and Cultural Geography. She is writing a book, Sweatshop City, which looks at the continuing relevance of the sweatshop in New York City and other post-Fordist, globalized contexts.

Liu has been a faculty fellow in the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography, and Social Thought at The New School (2015-2016), and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, City University of New York Graduate Center (2011-2012). In 2009 and 2008, she was invited to participate in the Workshop on Ethnographies of Activism at the London School of Economics. She has held fellowships from the Society of Women Geographers, and the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University. Prior to The New School, she held a joint appointment at Dartmouth College in Geography and Women’s and Gender Studies. She holds a doctorate and masters degree in Geography from Rutgers University, and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.

[liul at newschool dot edu]

Gustav Peebles (PhD Anthropology, University of Chicago) is Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology at The New School. His research interests include history and transnational reform movements of credit and debt legislation in Europe; techniques of savings vs. hoarding; relationship between money and the body in legislation and daily practice; and an ongoing project to digitize archival fieldnotes from seminal ethnographers.

Professor Peebles’s recent publications include “For a Love of False Consciousness: Adam Smith on the Social Origins of Scarcity,” Economic Sociology: The European Economic Newsletter (2011); The Euro and Its Rivals: Currency and the Construction of a Transnational City (2010); “The Anthropology of Credit and Debt,” Annual Review of Anthropology (2010); “Inverting the Panopticon: Money and the Nationalization of the Future,” Public Culture (2008); and “Pierre Bourdieu,” entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, eds.W. Darity and David Scott (2008).

[peeblesg at newschool dot edu]


Adjunct Faculty

Bernadette Ludwig received her Ph.D. in Sociology from The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She is currently writing her dissertation titled “America is Not the Heaven We Dream Of: Liberian Refugees in Staten Island, New York.” The dissertation which is based on intensive and extensive ethnographic research, explores how Liberian refugees and immigrants—who fled two brutal wars in Liberia—have responded to barriers as well as opportunities in the United States based on race, gender, and legal status as refugees, immigrants, or citizens. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Bernadette Ludwig worked for several years with refugee and immigrant communities in Atlanta, GA, most recently as the co-founder and Executive Director of Culture Connect, Inc. Since 2009 she has been teaching at colleges in New York City—including Queens College, Fordham University, and Hostos Community College. In 2010/11 she was the elected Student Representative of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. Bernadette Ludwig received her joint B.A. and M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Vienna in Austria. She is also a graduate of the University of Oxford’s International Summer School in Forced Migration.

André Simonyi is a part-time lecturer in Global Studies at NSPE and in the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research. Having conducted interpretive political ethnographic research in Central and Eastern Europe over the past several years, his work examines the theorization of “Global” using the concepts of security and the political. He explores interpretive Complex Systems and Assemblage theories and their applications to theorize the “Global”. He is currently doing immersion fieldwork with an emergency management organization in the City of New York and pursues his research in Central-Eastern Europe. He holds graduate degrees from l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Royal Military College of Canada. He received his PhD from the Ecole d’Etudes Politiques at the University of Ottawa. Prior to his academic career, he served the Canadian military as a senior officer, during which he was deployed at multiple times in operational environments. He also held senior positions as a strategic and policy planner at the national and international levels. He is a graduate of the École de Guerre in Paris.


Faculty Who Have Taught with Global Studies

Emma Lindsay is Counsel in the New York office of Bryan Cave LLP. Ms. Lindsay concentrates her practice on international litigation and arbitration. She represents corporate, sovereign and individual clients in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the major arbitration rules and ad hoc. In addition to her work as counsel, she is frequently sought as arbitrator. As part of her international practice, Ms. Lindsay advises on public international law matters including treaty negotiation, territorial and maritime boundary disputes, international human rights and humanitarian law, and international criminal law. She has an active international pro bono practice spanning representation and advice in proceedings before the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the Khmer Rouge Tribunal), among other international fora. Ms. Lindsay also represents refugees from conflict-torn regions seeking asylum in the United States. She was a law clerk at the International Court of Justice to former President of the Court Judge Shi Jiuyong of China and to Judge Pieter H. Kooijmans of the Netherlands. She received her B.A. Jurisprudence from Oxford University and her LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law.

Naomi Kikoler is the Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Global Centre where she leads the Centre’s work on populations at risk and efforts to advance R2P globally. Naomi is the author of numerous publications including the 2011 report “Risk Factors and Legal Norms Associated With Genocide Prevention” for the United Nations Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Jacob Blaustein Institute. Prior to joining the Centre in 2008, she worked on national security and refugee law and policy for Amnesty International Canada. She has also clerked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and served as a legal consultant to the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement at the Brookings Institution. Naomi holds common law and civil law degrees from McGill University, a MSc. in Forced Migration from Oxford University where her thesis was on the Rwandan genocide, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies. Naomi is a Board Member of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and a member of the Bar of Upper Canada.

Mona Shomali is an adjunct instructor of the International Affairs graduate program at the New School. She is also adjunct faculty for New York University and has taught Ethno-ecology at the New York Botanical Garden. Her area of specialty is international environmental policy; with a focus on human rights and resource conflicts in the South American Amazon rainforest, the geo-politics of extractive industries and climate change related natural disasters. Mona also speaks Farsi, Spanish and Portuguese. She has worked in the international environmental sector for approximately 15 years: in the capacity of NGO’s, government entities, the private sector, and international institutions. She began her career working with community organizers as an assistant to the lead Environmental Scientist at the NGO Communities for a Better Environment in Oakland, California – in a campaign to hold refineries accountable for chemical leaks in low income neighborhoods. Under the guise of International field work, she began supervising environmental/sanitation projects in the Northeast interior of Brazil in collaboration with the state health ministry, Fundacao Nacional De Saude. In 2006 Mona joined an Ecuador-based NGO, the Center for Economic and Social Rights to work on the landmark case of the Sarayacu Indigenous peoples vs. the State of Ecuador, filed in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for state sanctioned resource exploitation on ancestral Sarayacu lands. The case was filed based on International Norms and legal precedents that protect indigenous peoples’ right to “Prior Consultation/Previous Consent”. As far as international advocacy, policy and research, Mona has served as an environmental policy analyst for Islands First, an NGO that lobbies the U.N. of behalf of small islands that face extinction due to climate change/sea level rise. She has also served as an environmental consultant for the private sector, and has contributed research to World Bank reports as a climate change researcher.

Dr. Nada Mustafa Ali is an independent consultant, researcher, trainer and activist. She is a Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University in New York (September 2010-August 2011), where she is completing a book on gender and Sudan’s exile politics and developing new research. Formerly, Nada was as consultant on Gender, HIV and Human Rights at the United Nations Development Program in New York; the women’s program coordinator at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, the Africa Women’s Rights researcher at Human Rights Watch; and the Director of African Health for Empowerment and Development in London, UK. She worked and consulted with several other organizations. Nada was also a research fellow at the International Centre for Research on Women in Washington DC, and a research associate at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Centre. Currently Nada is working on a report on gender and state-building in South Sudan for the US Institute for Peace. Nada obtained her PhD in Government (Development Studies) from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. She has a BSc (hon.) in political science from Khartoum University and an MA from the American University in Cairo. She has written and published widely on a range of issues, including exile politics, gender and women’s rights in Sudan, Africa and the Middle East.

Sean S. Costigan is a technologist who works on technology and international security, terrorism and the Internet, environment and energy issues and the history of science. He is currently Project Leader at MIT CogNet. Costigan is an author and editor of a number of works, including Arming the Future, Terrornomics, the blogs Infotechia and Terrornomics and the forthcoming Encyclopedia of International Security (CQ Press, 2011). For 2010 he was a visiting fellow at the University of Calcutta’s Institute of Foreign Policy Studies. Previously he taught information technology and international affairs courses at the New School University and was Director for Strategic Initiatives, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich. He is co-chair of the Economics of Security Study Group, chair of the editorial board, Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Homeland Security Working Group. He previously served as Executive Editor of Columbia International Affairs Online, Research Associate for Science, Technology and Defense Industrial Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the staff of the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Sanjay Chaturvedi is Professor of Political Science at Punjab University in Chandigarh, India and was a Fellow of The New School’s India China Institute, where is part of the cohort on Social Innovation for Sustainable Environments. He is a member of multiple editorial boards and committees and has been a member of delegations representing the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences. He has written dozens of books, articles, and journal publications on the geopolitics of climate change, energy security, and the political geography of the polar regions. He would like to use the ICI Fellowship to co-design and teach a course on climate change, ecological justice, and human security, and to develop a chapter in his forthcoming book dedicated to sustainability questions in China, further exploring the critical geopolitics of climate change.

Anna DiLellio is a journalist, sociologist and policy analyst with a broad range of interests and experience, from American politics and culture to nationalism, security and state-building in the Balkans. She is an expert on Kosovo, where she worked for years, as political adviser to the Prime Minister; Media Commissioner (the interim regulator of broadcasting and print media for the United Nations Mission); and research analyst and advisor for IOM and the UN on the Kosovo Liberation Army program of reintegration. Dr. Di Lellio currently lectures on political communication and media ethics at the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communication (KIJAC) in Prishtina. She is the author of The Battle of Kosovo 1389. An Albanian Epic (London: I.B. Tauris 2009) and the editor of The Case for Kosova. A Passage to Independence (London: Anthem Press 2006).

Radim Marada was a Visiting Scholar in Global Studies. He has chaired the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University since 2003. Since 2005, he has led the research team Ethnization-Migration-Identity, within the Institute for the Research on Social Reproduction and Integration. He received his PhD in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research, in 1995. His major areas of interest are sociological theory and history of social thought, cultural sociology, generations and generational conflict, civil society. Recent publications: Culture of Protest: Politicization of Everyday Life (2003), Ethnic Diversity and Civic Unity (2006, editor).


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