Christiana Agawu (Lecturer, Program in African Studies; September 2013 – February 2014). Agawu is a sociologist with international development experience in education, health, and the environment, who has taught at the university level in the United States and in Ghana. She joined the faculty of the Program in African Studies in 2009 and in fall 2013 she will teach AFS 303, “Social Structure in Africa: Responses to Socio-Political and Economic Forces,” for the Program in African Studies. Ph.D. Cornell University.
Yoshiro Baba (Visiting Professional Specialist, Japanese Ministry of Finance; September 2013 – June 2014). Baba is director of international and technical cooperation in the customs and tariff bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Finance. He joined the ministry in 1989 and for most of his career has been engaged in international affairs and policy matters. In his current position, is responsible for capacity-building in the developing world, including policy development, strategic planning, and implementation, and has been involved in assisting the customs administration of Myanmar promote reform and modernization. For nearly a decade, Baba worked for the World Customs Organization, focusing on capacity building, human resource development, and the promotion of integrity, as well as on tariff and trade policy. He has also taught public finance as a visiting professor at Japan’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. At Princeton, Baba will research the dynamics of global trade from a customs perspective including regional integration and trade facilitation, border enforcement against intellectual property rights-infringing goods, and performance measurement of capacity-building. M.Sc. Boston University.
Scott Barrett (Visiting Research Scholar, Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change; September 2012 – June 2013). Barrett is Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University, based in the School of International and Public Affairs. He is also chairman of the board of directors of the Beijer Institute. Barrett’s research focuses on global collective action in such areas as climate change, infectious diseases, and high seas fisheries. His books include, Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods (2007) and Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making (2003). Ph.D. London School of Economics
Alexis Dudden (Visiting Research Scholar, Research Community on Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance; September 2013 – June 2014). Dudden is a professor of history at the University of Connecticut and a leading scholar of Japanese imperialism in Asia. Her first book, Japan’s Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power (2005), analyzes the place of international law in Japan’s colonizing endeavors in Korea. Her second book, Troubled Apologies among Japan, Korea, and the United States (2008), examines overlapping narratives of political apology and apologetic history among these three countries from 1945 through the present. Dudden’s current project examines the modern history of Japan’s territorial disputes involving several groups of islands around the country’s main islands. Ph.D. University of Chicago.
Matthew Erie (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Community on Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance; September 2013 – June 2014). Erie is a legal anthropologist whose work examines the relationship between China and Islam, particularly from the late imperial period to that of the contemporary post-socialist nation-state. He has conducted ethnographic research in northwestern China since 2005. His forthcoming book, The Prophet and the Party: Shari'a, Islam, and China, based on his dissertation, describes the practice of shari'a by Chinese Muslims. Additional on-going projects include ethnographic studies of urbanization and its externalities among Muslim minorities and a book-length study of Chinese popular Sufism as an alternative epistemology to statist rationalism. Ph.D. Cornell University, J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Tulia Falleti (World Politics Visiting Fellow; September 2013 –June 2014). Falleti is an associate professor of political science and a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include historical institutionalism, and community participation with an emphasis in the health sector. She is the author of Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America (2010), which won the Latin American Studies Association’s Donna Lee Van Cott Award for the best book on political institutions. Her articles on federalism, decentralization, authoritarianism, and qualitative methods have been published widely. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn in 2004, she taught at the Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires) and the Universidad de Buenos Aires. At Princeton, Falleti will work on a book project on participatory democracy and citizenship in Latin America, and, as a co-editor, on The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism. Ph.D. Northwestern University.
Leah Feldman (Visiting Research Associate, Research Community on Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance; September 2013 –June 2014). Feldman recently completed her doctorate in comparative literature. Her dissertation explores Russian imperial and early Soviet orientalist literature and its responses in the works of the Muslim writers and thinkers of the Caucasus. Her current project investigates performative practices with a focus on supranational exchanges in orientalist and anticolonial narratives in the literary works, art, and film of the Caucasus. Tracing translations and intertextual engagements across Western Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus, Feldman’s work offers an alternative version of Europe and the Muslim world from the vantage point of cosmopolitan centers in the Russian empire. Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles.
Christophe Jaffrelot (Council for International Teaching and Research Global Scholar, Program in South Asian Studies; September 2013 – June 2014). Jaffrelot is research director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and a professor at Sciences Po, Paris. His research interests focus on the politics of India and Pakistan, and include theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and untouchables in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan. His books include Ambedkar and Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste (2005), India’s Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India (2003), and The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics: 1925 to the 1990s (1999). Ph.D. Sciences Po, Paris.
Jon Krosnick (Visiting Research Collaborator, Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change/Princeton Environmental Institute; September 2013 – July 2014). At Stanford University, Krosnick is Fredrick O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences; a professor of political science, communication, and psychology; a social science senior fellow at the Woods Institute, and director of the Political Psychology Research Group and the Summer Institute in Political Psychology. An expert on questionnaire design and survey research methods, Krosnick has taught courses on survey methods around the world for 30 years and has served as a methodology consultant to government agencies, commercial firms, and academic scholars. His substantive research focuses on how the American public's political attitudes are formed, change, and shape thinking and action. His publications explore the causes of people’s decisions about whether to vote, whom to vote for, whether to approve of the President's performance, whether to take action to influence government policy-making on a specific issue, and more. Ph.D. University of Michigan.
Ezra Markowitz(Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change; July 2013 – June 2014). Markowitz’s research centers on the intersection of psychology, public policy, morality, human well-being, and environmental sustainability with a focus on the psychological factors that influence public engagement with climate change. His dissertation research examines the role of moral emotions in shaping individuals’ perceptions of responsibility toward future generations within the context of global climate change. Other projects include examinations of public perceptions of bioethical issues (e.g., stem cell research) and the role of affect in shaping charitable decision-making in the environmental domain, as well as an exploration of cross-national climate change threat perceptions using a hierarchical modeling framework. Ph.D. University of Oregon.
Benjamin Miller (Israel Institute Visiting Fellow/Visiting Professor of Politics; September 2013 –June 2014). Miller is a professor of international relations at the School of Political Sciences and head of the International M. A. Program in Peace and Conflict Management at the University of Haifa. He is also president of the Israeli Association for International Studies. His work in international relations focuses on explaining patterns of international conflict and cooperation and the sources of war and peace. He is currently working on two projects: the first explains variations in international and regional security in the post-Cold War era, the second explains the changes in US grand strategy from the beginning of the Cold War to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. His book, When Opponents Cooperate: Great Power and Collaboration in World Politics (2002, 2nd ed.), develops a theory of great power conflict and cooperation by synthesizing the effects of systemic and domestic factors. His second book, States, Nations, and Great Powers (2007), offers a novel theoretical explanation for the differences in levels of and transitions between war and peace. Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.
Inderjeet Parmar (Visiting Research Scholar, Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance; September 2013 – June 2014). Parmar is a professor of international politics at City University London and chair of the UK-based Arts and Humanities Research Council Obama Research Network. His research interests include the history, politics, and sociology of Anglo-American foreign policy elites of the past 100 years. His current project focuses on imperial, racial, religious and strategic discourses, debates and decision making in Anglo-American wars from Korea to the War on Terror. His most recent book, Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power, was published in 2012. Ph.D. University of Manchester.
Frederick Smith (Stewart Fellow in South Asian Studies/Visiting Professor of the Council of the Humanities). Smith,a scholar of Sanskrit and Indian religions at the University of Iowa, is the author of The Self Possessed: Deity and Spirit Possession in South Asian Literature and Civilization. His work includes studies of texts and performances of Vedic sacrificial ritual from antiquity to the present, studies of religious experience in India, the writings of Vallabhacarya, and the epic Mahabharata. As a Stewart Fellow in South Asian Studies this fall, he is teaching a course on the world’s longest epic poem, Mahabharata, as literature, performance and ideology.
Caspar van den Berg (Visiting Fellow, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society; September 2013 – January 31, 2014). van den Berg lectures at the Leiden University Institute of Public Administration in The Netherlands. His doctoral thesis “Transforming for Europe: The Reshaping of National Bureaucracies in a System of Multi-Level Governance” was awarded the 2011 Van Poelje Prize for best Ph.D dissertation in public administration in The Netherlands and Flanders. van den Berg's present research centers on political-administrative relations in cross-national comparative perspective, Europeanization and legitimacy questions. His Web page can be found at www.casparvandenberg.com. Ph.D. Leiden University.
Elke Weber (Visiting Research Collaborator, Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change; November 2012). Weber is Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business, Earth Institute Professor, and a professor of psychology at Columbia University. She also founded and codirects two centers at Columbia, the Center for the Decision Sciences and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. Her areas of expertise include cognitive and affective processes in judgment and choice, cross-cultural issues in management, environmental decision making and policy, medical decision making, and risk management. Working at the intersection of psychology and economics, her expertise is in behavioral models of judgment and decision making under risk and uncertainty. She has recently been investigating psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual and cultural differences in risk taking, specifically in risky financial situations and environmental issues. She is a lead author on risk management for Working Group III for the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Ph.D. Harvard University.