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Assistant Professor David Bosco focuses on international organizations, international law, and multilaterism. He is the author of Five to Rule Them all (Oxford University Press, 2009), a history of the UN Security Council. He is a Fulbright Scholar, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine, and deputy director of a joint United Nations/ NATO project on repatriating refugees in Sarajevo. His new book on the International Criminal Court will be punished later this year by Oxford University Press. In addition, he writes "The Multilateralist" blog for Foreign Policy magazine. As a former attorney at the Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, & Hamilton, he focused on international arbitration, litigation, and antitrust matters. In recent, his research has been published in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, as well as many policy-relevant publications, including The Washington Post State, The New York Times Book Review, The Lost Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal- Europe, The American Prospect, and Legal Affairs. Click here for more info.



Associate Professor Christine Chin's research focuses on the political economy of transnational migration, gender studies, and intercultural relations. Her most recent book, Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City (Oxford University Press) demonstrates that as neoliberal economic policies create pathways connecting major cities throughout the world, competition and collaboration between cities creates new avenues for the movement of people, services, and goods. She is the author of two other books. In Service and Servitude: Foreign Female Domestic Workers and the Malaysian ‘Modernity’ Project (Columbia University Press) examines why and how live-in domestic service performed by migrant women is key to the country's modernity project of creating a stable, developed, and multiethnic society. Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea (Ashgate) investigates the relationship between flag states, cruise lines, port communities, middle class consumers, and transnational migrant workers in the global expansion of cruise tourism. She is currently developing a historical structural framework for examining race, gender, and class relations in the global political economy. Click here for more info.



Assistant Professor Daniel Esser’s research examines governance and program evaluation in fragile settings, in particular in the context of institution-building in cities in the Global South and resulting frictions between local and international interests and approaches. He also investigates issue prioritization and policy emergence in development assistance for health. He recently returned from Cuidad Juarez, Mexico where he conducted externally funded research on the drivers of resilience among local residents during periods of extreme violence. He has led similar research projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. In addition, Esser conducts research on agenda-setting, policy emergence and funding prioritization in global health. His current projects investigate causes of inefficiency and ineffectiveness in development assistance in support of addressing challenges resulting from aging populations in the Global South, as well as the political economy of country ownership in the context of HIV prevention campaigns and AIDS treatment programs. He has published on related topics in leading scholarly journals such as World Development, Global Public Health, and Ethics & International Affairs. Click here for more info.

Malini Ranganathan, who will join the school in Fall 2013 as an assistant professor, is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy strategic initiative at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign's Beckman Institute. A product of the PhD program from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, her research interests can be broadly situated at the intersection of political ecology, urban geography, and cultural anthropology and encompass three main thematic areas: the political economy of market-oriented urban water reforms, collective action and the everyday state, and chronic flood vulnerability at the peri-urban interface. Ranganathan previously worked at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, the Asian Development Bank in Manila, ENDA-Tiers Monde in Dakar, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat. Click here for more info.



Associate Professor Cathy Schneider researches social movements, political violence, criminal justice, race, ethnicity, and immigration in Europe (particularly France), the United States, and Latin America (particularly Chile).  Her manuscript, Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York 1960-2010 (under review), Violence and State Repression: Debating the Arab Spring, Police Power and Race Riots in Paris, Made in Marseilles: Policing and the Deactivation of Racial Boundaries in Southern France, Violence, Identity and Spaces of Contention in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, Racism, Drug Policy and AIDS, and Framing Puerto Rican Identity. Click here for more info.