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CLALS | Affiliated Faculty (A-F)

  1. Robert Albro, Research Associate Professor

    Center for Latin American/Latino Studies

    Trained in sociocultural anthropology, Dr. Robert Albro has maintained a long-term ethnographic focus on urban and indigenous politics in Bolivia. He is also an expert on Latin American social and indigenous movements. In addition, Dr. Albro research… More

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    (202) 885-6174

  2. Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She founded the School's Center for Media & Social Impact, where she continues as Senior Research Fellow. … More

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    (202) 885-2069

  3. Michael Bader, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Michael Bader studies how cities and neighborhoods have evolved since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He links long-term patterns of neighborhood racial change to the ways that race and class influence the housing search process. He has deve… More

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    (202) 885-2433

  4. Aaron Bell, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Aaron is an adjunct professor in History and American Studies. His research interests include 20th century US History, US-Latin American relations, Latin American immigration, and transnational conservative politicking.

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  5. Fernando Benadon, Associate Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Fernando Benadon oversees the music theory & composition program in the Department of Performing Arts. More here:

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    (202) 885-3452

  6. Richard Bennett, Professor

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

    Professor Bennett's research interests include comparative criminology, comparative criminal justice, and police organization and procedures. He has published extensively in the area of cross-national crime, policing and comparative police systems. H… More

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    (202) 885-2956

  7. Evan Berry, Associate Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Evan Berry is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs master's program. His research examines the relationship between religion and the public sphere in contemporary societies, with spec… More

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    (202) 885-2493

  8. Kim Blankenship, Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Kim M. Blankenship, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Center on Health, Risk and Society at American University and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Res… More

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    (202) 885-6211

  9. Robert Blecker, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Blecker’s research interests include international trade, open economy macroeconomics, global trade imbalances, economic integration in North America, the Mexican economy, the limits to export-led growth strategies in developing countries, … More

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    (202) 885-3767

  10. Marcelo Bohrt, Acting Assistant Professor

    SIS - School of International Service

    Marcelo Bohrt is a sociologist interested in racial politics and statecraft in the Americas. His primary area of research ethnographically investigates the coloniality of state bureaucracies, or how colonial categories of race have been inscribed in … More

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    (202) 885-6701

  11. Philip Brenner, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Philip Brenner has published widely on U.S./Cuba relations, U.S./Latin American relations, contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. His most recent book is Cuba Libre: A 500-Year Quest for Independence, co-authored with Pet… More

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    (202) 885-1605

  12. Robin Broad, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Robin Broad, Professor of International Development, established and heads SIS’s International Development Program’s unique curricular offerings on economic globalization and development and on environment and development with a focus on social, … More

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    (202) 885-1478

  13. Carolyn Brown, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Carolyn Brown is an Assistant Professor at American University in the School of Communication's Journalism department. Professors Brown's area of expertise is Latino immigrant communities, the border, Latino representation in the media and the anti-i… More

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    (202) 885-2072

  14. Charles Call, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Charles “Chuck” Call, an associate professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, focuses on post-war peacebuilding, statebuilding, democratization, human rights and police and justice reform. He has conducted field research in Central… More

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    (202) 885-1693

  15. Marcy Campos, Director, Center for Community Engagement & Service

    Ctr for Community Engagement and Svc

    Marcy Fink Campos joined AU’s Center for Community Engagement & Service in 2004. As Director, she oversees all office programs and serves as the liaison to the Office of Campus Life, Academic Affairs, and to other campuses involved in community-based… More

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    (202) 885-1551

  16. Ernesto Castaneda-Tinoco, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Ernesto Castañeda conducts research on migration, urban issues, health disparities, vulnerable populations, and social movements. He compares immigrant integration and ethnic political mobilization in the U.S. and Western Europe. He has conducted sur… More

    (202) 885-2412

  17. Elizabeth Cohn, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Elizabeth Cohn is an Assistant Professor specializing in U.S. foreign policy and Latin America. Her research interests include the U.S. promotion of democracy and Latin America. She is also deeply interested in pedagogies of teaching and is a fre… More

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    (202) 885-2317

  18. Ken Conca, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Ken Conca’s research and teaching focus on global environmental governance, environmental peacebuilding in war-torn societies, environmental politics and policy in the United Nations system, water governance, and environmental policy analysis. He… More

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    (202) 885-6391

  19. Elizabeth Cotter, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Health Studies

    Dr. Elizabeth Cotter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Studies at American University. She is a licensed psychologist with research interests related to 1) the prevention and treatment of eating and weight-related concerns; and 2)… More

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    (202) 885-3703

  20. Maria De Jesus, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Maria De Jesus brings to AU a wealth of research and teaching experiences in the area of health disparities, a critical area of focus in interstate and transnational relations. Her research examines the role of cross-cultural health communication… More

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    (202) 885-6392

  21. Molly Dondero, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

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    (202) 885-1492

  22. Frank DuBois, Associate Professor

    KSB - International Business

    Professor DuBois is Associate Professor of International Business and Chair of the International Business Department. His research focus is in global supply chain management, customs facilitation, country of origin impacts and industrial cluster theo… More

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    (202) 885-1967

  23. Todd Eisenstadt, Professor

    SPA - Government

    Professor Eisenstadt has worked on five continents, publishing multiple award-winning books and dozens of articles. He studies development with research that focuses on democratization and environmental politics. He is presently completing a book wit… More

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    (202) 885-6493

  24. Heather Elms, Associate Professor

    KSB - International Business

    Heather Elms is Associate Professor of International Business at the Kogod School of Business. She currently teaches graduate courses in critical thinking, business at the private/public intersection, and both graduate and undergraduate courses in in… More

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    (202) 885-1965

  25. Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Psychology

    Dr. Enchautegui-de-Jesus received her MA and PhD in Community Psychology from New York University. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the NIMH’s Family Research Consortium III at the University of Michigan. Her research revolves around a core interes… More

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    (202) 885-1773

  26. Larry Engel, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    With nearly 40 years of teaching and filmmaking, and 250 projects, his documentaries appear on PBS, the Discovery Channels, and National Geographic, among many other outlets. Awards include a Daytime Emmy for Best Cinematography and the Mountain Spir… More

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    (202) 885-2688

  27. Daniel Esser, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Esser's current research investigates the social foundations of political legitimacy in non-democratic settings. This new line of inquiry builds on his widely cited work on urban governance, development effectiveness amid armed conflict, an… More

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    (202) 885-1892

  28. Emma Fawcett, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

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  29. Eileen Findlay, Professor

    CAS - History

    Eileen Findlay graduated from Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she held a Jacob Javits fellowship. Both her books, 'We Are Left Without a Father Here': Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Post-War Puerto Ricoand … More

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    (202) 885-6264

  30. Anthony Fontes, Assistant Professor

    SIS - School of International Service

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  31. Jonathan Fox, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Jonathan Fox focuses on the relationship between citizen participation. transparency and accountability, from both scholarly and practitioner perspectives. He has carried out extensive research in rural Mexico, and with Latino immigrant organization… More

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    (202) 885-6231

  32. Scott Freeman, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS - School of International Service

    Dr. Scott Freeman is an environmental anthropologist who works extensively in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He is currently concerned with the bureaucracies of international aid projects, and how bureaucratic and financial procedures in inte… More

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    (202) 885-6685

  33. Max Paul Friedman, Professor

    CAS - History

    Max Paul Friedman specializes in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations. A graduate of Oberlin College and U.C. Berkeley, he was a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow and has taught at Boulder, Buenos Aires, Tallahassee, and Cologne. His first book, Nazi… More

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    (202) 885-2154