2015-16 Program on Ethnic Politics and Identities
Miguel Angel Centeno is the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University. His latest publications are Global Capitalism (2010), Discrimination in an Unequal World (2010), and State and Nation Making in the Iberian World (2013). War and Society will be published by Polity in 2015. Through the Mapping Globalization project, he has worked on improving the quantitative scholarship available on globalization. He is one of the founders of the Princeton Network on State Building in the Developing World, and this will produce an edited volume and several articles by 2015. He is the founder of the Research Community on Global Systemic Risk funded by PIIRS from 2013-16 http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/research-communities/global-systemic-risk/index.xml. Ph.D. Yale University.
Zahid R. Chaudhary, Associate Professor in the Department of English, specializes in postcolonial studies, visual culture, and critical theory. His first book, Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India (link is external), provides a historical and philosophical account of early photography in India, analyzing how aesthetic experiments in colonial photographic practice shed light on the changing nature of perception and notions of truth, memory, and embodiment. His current book project, Mimetic Acts: The Play of Difference in Late Modernity, analyzes how medium specificity conditions the notions of historical difference emerging across contemporary postcolonial fiction, film, and architecture. He has also published articles in differences, Cultural Critique, South Asia, and Camera Obscura. He has reviewed books for Journal of British Studies, CLIO, and Interventions. Some of his course titles include Postcolonial Visuality (grad), Mimesis (grad) Introduction to Theory (grad), Reading Literature: Fiction, Urban Fictions, Contemporary Literary Theory: Of Subjects and Subjection, Magical States, Violence and the Modern. Ph.D. Cornell University.
Linda Colley is Shelby M.C.Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is the author of six books, including Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837, Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600-1850, The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in Global History, and - this year - Acts of Union and Disunion, based on fifteen lectures delivered on BBC Radio. Her current work is on the global spread of written constitutions in the long 19th century and its meanings. Ph.D. Cambridge University.
Rafaela Dancygier is Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her broad research interests are in comparative politics, with a focus on the implications of ethnic diversity in advanced democracies. Her work has examined the domestic consequences of international immigration, the political incorporation and electoral representation of immigrant-origin minorities, and the determinants of ethnic conflict. Her book Immigration and Conflict in Europe (2010) explains how immigration regimes and local political economies determine whether or not immigration destinations witness conflict between immigrants and natives, between immigrants and the state, or no conflict at all. Her other work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, and in edited volumes. Ph.D. Yale University.
Carolyn Rouse, a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, is a cultural anthropologist who focuses on how evidence and authority are used to validate truth claims and calls for social justice. Grounding her work is her interest in racialization or how race is understood, categorized, and made real within the domains of religion, medicine, development, and education. her areas of interest include development, medical anthropology, visual anthropology, resistance, critical race theory, consciousness, North America, and Ghana. Ph.D. University of Southern California.