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Allen Carlson

Allen Carlson

Associate Professor, Government

Professor Carlson's work mainly focuses on issues related to Chinese politics and foreign policy and Asian security. In 2005, his Unifying China, Integrating with the World: Securing Chinese Sovereignty in the Reform Era was published by Stanford University Press. He has also written in the Journal of Contemporary China, Pacific Affairs, Asia Policy, Nations and Nationalism and The China Quarterly.

Salah Hassan

Salah Hassan

Goldwin Smith Professor of African and African Diaspora and Art History and Visual Culture, Africana Studies and Research Center; Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Salah Hassan is editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and consulting editor for African Arts and Atlantica. He has authored numerous articles on contemporary African art and culture published in professional art journals, anthologies, exhibition catalogues, and magazines.

Gail Holst-Warhaft

Gail Holst-Warhaft

Adjunct Professor, Classics, Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies

Gail Holst-Warhaft is the Director of the Mediterranean Studies Initiative (Spring 2004-) and Faculty Associate of the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future. Her areas of interest include Modern Greek Literature and Music, Greek Literature from Antiquity to the Present, Translation, water and culture. She is also a poet, translator, and musician.

M.A. Garcés

M.A. Garcés

Professor of Hispanic Studies, Romance Studies

Professor Garcés is a specialist in Cervantes and early modern Spanish literatures and cultures, with a distinguished record in publications spanning both Iberian and Hispanic American Colonial Studies. Appealing to history, literary theory, and cultural studies, her interdisciplinary work is enriched by additional contributions from psychoanalysis. Her research interests lie at the thresholds between cultural and religious traditions, such as the encounters between Christianity and Islam in Spain and the Mediterranean.

Fouad Makki

Fouad Makki

Assistant Professor, Development Sociology

Professor Makki's principal focus of interest over the past few years has been understanding forms of social power as they change over time, and the way economic systems intertwine with cultural forms in those transformations. He is particularly interested in development processes viewed from a broadly comparative and historical perspective, together with the various theories that attempt to account for them. His research seeks to advance knowledge of the historical sociology and political ecology of development.

Mostafa Minawi

Mostafa Minawi

Associate Professor, History

Professor Minawi's research asks: What do we learn about the history of the Middle East if we were to expand our historical inquiries well beyond the limits of the constructs of area studies?  What do we learn when we stop privileging late-19th-century ideas like the “Muslim World” or the “Arab World” in our analysis of social and political histories of the MENA region? What does it do to our discipline if we dared to make larger claims not based on the standard of European historical experiences, but on those of Middle Eastern and African life-worlds?