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SIS Faculty Conducting Research on Africa

Cindy Collins

Cindy Collins

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Adjunct Instructor

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Maria De Jesus

Maria De Jesus

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Assistant Professor

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

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202-885-6392
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Daniel Esser

Daniel Esser

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Esser researches violence, governance and aid effectiveness and focuses on cities and global health policy. He also pursues an interest in discourses and Pragmatism in international development. He has collected survey and interview data in Afgha... [More]

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202-885-1892
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Carl LeVan

Carl LeVan

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Assistant Professor

LeVan focuses on comparative political institutions, democratization, and African security.  His book,"Dictators, Democracy and African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria" (Cambridge University Press, 2015) explains two ... [More]

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202-885-2457
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James Mittelman

James Mittelman

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University Professor

James Mittelman is University Professor of International Affairs, and was founding Chair of Comparative and Regional Studies at American University. Previously, he was Professor and Dean at Queens College of the City University of New York, Professor... [More]

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202-885-1643
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Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

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Associate Professor

Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the politics of population, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and she also studies the determinants of birth timing in the United States. Her most recent work on Africa explored the process of... [More]

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202-885-1636
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Caleb Rossiter

Caleb Rossiter

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Professor Caleb Rossiter returned to full-time teaching in SIS in the fall of 2009 after a two-year break, during which he served as counselor to the chairman of a congressional foreign policy subcommittee. During that period, he also taught a semina... [More]

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202-885-2365
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Susan Shepler

Susan Shepler

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Associate Professor

Dr. Shepler's research interests include youth and conflict, reintegration of former child soldiers, post-conflict reconstruction, refugees, education and economic development, NGOs and globalization, transitional justice, and childhood studies. In a... [More]

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202-885-2454
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Krista Tuomi

Krista Tuomi

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Assistant Professor

Krista Tuomi is an Assistant Professor in the International Economic Relations program. Prior to this post, she lectured at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she focused on growth theory, game theory and macroeconomic policy. She also ... [More]

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202-885-1684
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Patrick Ukata

Patrick Ukata

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Patrick Ukata is the Director of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) project here at American University (AU). AU signed a five-year management and consultancy agreement in January of 2004 to assist with the development and building of a pri... [More]

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202-885-3965
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Thespina Yamanis

Thespina Yamanis

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis’ professional interests are in identifying the mechanisms that link social and economic conditions to global health disparities and in designing community-based interventions to improve health among the most vulnerable gro... [More]

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202-885-6562
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