Sheila L. Croucher studies the politics of cultural belonging in an era of intensifying human migration. She is the author of is the author of The Other Side of the Fence: American Migrants in Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2009), Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), Imagining Miami: Ethnic Politics in a Postmodern World (University Press of Virginia, 1997), and Blacks and the Quest for Economic Equality (co-author, Penn State Press, 2009).
Liz Wilson studies pre-modern Buddhism, South Asian Hinduism, and Jainism with a focus on issues of family, gender, sexuality, and aging. She is the author of Charming Cadavers: Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature (Chicago, 1996) and the editor of The Living and the Dead: Social Dimensions of Death in South Asian Religion (SUNY, 2003) and Family in Buddhism: Buddhist Vows and Family Ties (SUNY, 2013).
Michelle McVicker (Class of 2014) graduated with an individualized studies major. Her academic interests included social policy, educational reform, and the connections between language and identity. McVicker was an Altman Student Fellow for the the 2013-14 Altman Program, "Globalization and Belonging." She is currently a Lenore G. Tawney Foundation ArtTable Diversity Fellow at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.
Zachary Maciaszek (Class of 2015) graduated from Miami University with a major in English Literature. Macia was an Altman Student Fellow for the the 2013-14 Altman Program, "Globalization and Belonging."
Kimberly Foster (Class of 2014) graduated from Miami University with a double major in History and Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies. Foster was an Altman Student Fellow for the the 2013-14 Altman Program, "Globalization and Belonging."
Cass Ford (Class of 2014) graduated from Miami University with majors in English Literature, Creative Writing, and Comparative Religion. She was an Altman Student Fellow for the 2013-14 Altman Program, "Globalization and Belonging."
Courtney DeHaas (Class of 2014) graduated from Miami University with a major in Comparative Religion and a minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies. She was an Altman Student Fellow for the 2013-14 Altman Program, "Globalization and Belonging."
Rachel Oriol is a PhD Candidate in Literature with a focus on Latino/a Literature, Latin American history, and performance theory. She was an Altman Student Fellow for the 2013-14 Altman Program, "Globalization and Belonging."
Emily Zakin has research interests in political philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and nineteenth- and twentieth- century continental philosophy. She is a founding co-editor of philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism and co-editor of Derrida and Feminism: Recasting the Question of Woman (Routledge, 1997) and Bound by the City: Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of Polis (SUNY, 2009).
Denise Eileen McCoskey's work concentrates on the modern life of classical thought and the role of identity and difference in ancient literature and social life, especially in relation to race and gender. She is the author of Race: Antiquity and Its Legacy (I.B. Tauris/Oxford University Press, 2012), co-author of Latin Love Poetry (I.B.Tauris, 2014), and co-editor of Bound by the City: Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference and the Formation of the Polis (SUNY Press, 2012).
Anita Mannur specializes in Asian American literature and culture, South Asian diasporic literature and culture, food studies, and gender studies. She is the author of Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture (Temple, 2010) and a co-editor of Eating Asian America (NYU, 2013). Mannur is the current Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Kelli Lyon Johnson research explores issues of identity, migration, borders, and community in the works of women writers in the Americas. She is the author of Julia Alvarez: Writing a New Place on the Map (New Mexico, 2005) and a co-editor of Performing Worlds Into Being: Native American Women's Drama (Miami, 2009).
Kerry Hegarty's research explores the cultural, historical, political, and aesthetic dimensions of film in Latin America, especially in the work of Mexican filmmakers. Her work has appeared in Journal of Film and Video, Studies in Hispanic Cinema, South Atlantic Review, Journal of Latin American Popular Culture, Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, and FlowTV.org.
Sandra Garner is Associate Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies, where she serves as chief departmental advisor and teaches primarily American studies. Her scholarship in Native American andIndigenous studies examines the economic, political, social, and cultural effects of settler colonialism and the dynamics of intercultural understanding within systemic structures of inequitable power relations. She is the author of To Come to a Better Understanding (Nebraska, 2016). Her essays appear in Beyond Two Worlds (SUNY, 2014), Replanting Cultures (SUNY, forthcoming), The Journal of American Folklore, and Engaged Scholar Journal.
John M. Cinnamon specializes in historical anthropology, environmental anthropology, and intersections of religion, politics, ethnicity and nationalism in Africa. He has worked primarily in Gabon and Cameroon. In 2013, he edited a special issue of Social Sciences and Missions on "Missionaries, Enslavement, and Antislavery."
Wietse de Boer studies early-modern religious and cultural history, especially the Italian Renaissance and Counter-Reformation. He is the author of The Conquest of the Soul: Confession, Discipline, and Public Order in Counter-Reformation Milan (Brill, 2001) and co-editor of Religion and the Senses in Modern Europe (2012).
Elena Jackson Albarrán is Associate Professor of History and Latin American, Latino/a, andCaribbean Studies in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. She studies the cultural history of twentieth-century Latin America, with an emphasis on revolutions, visual culture, childhood, and youth. She is the author of Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism (Nebraska, 2015), which won the María Elena Martínez from the Conference on Latin American History, and co-editor of Nuevas miradas a la historia dela infancia en América Latina (UNAM-IIH, 2012). She is currently writing a book on the transnational circulation of children’s culture in the Americas.