Meet the Faculty

American University has one of the largest concentrations of faculty, referred to as Scholar-Practitioners, focused on international development. The development faculty is distinguished by its scholarly reputation, its diversity, its combination of theory and field experience, its commitment to teaching, and its maintenance of a strong collegial relationship with the students in the program.

Program DirectoR

Research interests

  • Gender and development
  • Population

Core Faculty

Research interests

  • Political economy of development
  • Local governance in South Asia

Research interests

  • Economic Globalization and Development
  • Environment and Development
  • Worker Rights vs. Corporate Rights
  • Extractives and Development

Research interests

  • The logic of credible conflict prevention
  • Unlikely sources of peacebuilding 
  • Measuring peace in war

Research interests

  • Humanitarian interventions
  • Sustainable development
  • Global health

Research interests

  • International development
  • Global health
  • Social development

Research interests

  • Monitoring
  • Evaluation

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • TBC

Research interests

  • Political economy
  • Cultural politics of transformation
  • Southeast Asia

Research interests

  • Global development and effectiveness

Research interests

  • Governance and development
  • Migration and development
  • Action-research

Research interests

  • Bureaucracies of international aid projects
  • Haiti

Research interests

  • Robert S. McNamara's leadership style
  • The role of the countryside

Research interests

  • Gender, Race and Identity in Africa
  • The African diaspora
  • African Urbanism
  • Politics of Representation

Research interests

  • Food
  • Conflict
  • Peacebuilding
  • Gastrodiplomacy

Research interests

  • Global Health
  • Reproductive Health and HIV
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities

Research interests

  • Global health
  • HIV prevention
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Latinx immigrants

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • TBC

Affiliated Faculty