Interdisciplinary INS Program Faculty

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Richard J. Grant

Professor

rgrant@miami.edu

(305) 284-6689
Summary: Teaching and research focuses on the urban transformations in metropolitan Africa and on global cities such as Miami.  Current project focus on:1) The green economy in Cape Town, South Africa2) E-waste and urban planning Accra, Ghana3) Street art and neighborhood transformation in Wynwood, Miami4) Climate gentrification in...

Bryan Page

Professor

bryan.page@miami.edu

(305) 284-6045
Dr. Page specializes in studying the consumption of drugs in urban, street based settings. His 42-year career in the anthropology of drug use has focused on the consequences and impacts of various patterns of legal and illegal drug use in a wide variety of cultural settings. Among his funded projects supported by the National Institute on Drug...

Bruce Michael Bagley

Professor

bbagley@miami.edu

(305) 284-6867

Vendulka Kubalkova

Professor

vkubalkova@miami.edu

(305) 284-4744
She received her JUDr, doctorate in International Law (by dissertation) from Charles University, Czechoslovakia and her Ph.D. in International Politics from Lancaster University, England. She is a graduate of the Prague Conservatoire. She has held appointments in England, New Zealand, and Australia as well as Olin fellowship in Munich, Senior...

Ambler H. Moss, Jr.

Professor

ahmoss@miami.edu

(305) 284-8955

Sherri L. Porcelain

Voluntary Instructor

sporcela@miami.edu

(305) 284-3128
Professor Sherri L. Porcelain has been part of the Voluntary Faculty in Public Health Sciences Miller School of Medicine since 1986, and teaching global health in world affairs for the interdisciplinary international studies program at the College of Arts and Science since early 1990's. She served as a Senior Research Scholar for...

Joaquin Roy

Professor
Director of University of Miami European Union Center of Excellence

jroy@miami.edu

(305) 284-3266
Joaquín Roy (Lic. Law, University of Barcelona, 1966; Ph.D, Georgetown University, 1973), is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of University of Miami European Union Center of Excellence. He has published over 200 academic articles and reviews, and he is the author or editor of 39 books. He has also published over 1,400...

Haim Shaked

Professor
Director of Judaic Studies

hshaked@miami.edu

(305) 284-6882
Dr. Haim Shaked has been a tenured Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami (UM) since 1988. He has been the incumbent of the Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies (since 1993). In September 1998, UM announced the creation of the university-wide Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and...

Louis Herns Marcelin

Assoc. Professor
Associate Dean for Program Development
Director of Global Health Studies

lmarcel2@miami.edu

(305) 284-8493
Dr. Marcelin is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on anthropology of family and kinship in the Americas. His research also examines questions related to health and human security, and the roles of power, violence, and marginalization in society (particularly in Brazil, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States). He...

Richard Weisskoff

Professor

rweisskoff@miami.edu

(305) 284-6864

John Twichell

Lecturer
Director of Undergraduate Studies, International Studies Program

j.twichell@miami.edu

(305) 284-6893
John Twichell is a Ph.D. (University of Miami, 2015) and Lecturer of International Studies at the University of Miami, Florida, where he instructs undergraduate courses in international relations, in research methodology, and in civic engagement and internships. In addition, in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Twichell is Coordinator of the...

Casey A Klofstad

Assoc. Professor

c.klofstad@miami.edu

(305) 284-8861
Casey A. Klofstad holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. His teaching and research addresses how society and biology influence human behavior. Through a ten-year panel study of college undergraduates who were randomly assigned to their dormitories, he has shown that everyday casual conversations about politics can cause...

Laura Gómez-Mera

Assoc. Professor

lgmera@miami.edu

(305) 284-3116
Laura Gomez-Mera is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Miami. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of International Political Economy (IPE) and Political Economy of Development, with a regional focus on Latin America. She holds a doctorate (DPhil) in  International Relations...

Merike Blofield

Professor
2017 Gender & Social Development Faculty Lead-UMIA

m.blofield@miami.edu

(305) 284-6116
Merike Blofield is professor of political science (Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2003). A native of Finland, she has lived in Canada, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and the United States. Blofield has published two-single-authored books (Care Work and Class: Domestic Workers’ Struggle for Equal Rights in Latin America, Pennsylvania State...

June Teufel Dreyer

Professor

jdreyer@miami.edu

(305) 284-2403
JUNE TEUFEL DREYER is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, where she teaches courses on China, U.S. defense policy, and international relations. Professor Dreyer has lectured to, and taught a course for, National Security Agency analysts, consults for organizations including the National Geographic...

Ira M. Sheskin

Professor

isheskin@miami.edu

(305) 284-6693
Professor Sheskin is widely recognized for his work on the geography and demography of the American Jewish community. His areas of expertise involve the collection, analysis, and presentation of quantitative data. Much of his work can be found at www.jewishdatabank.org. He is the editor of the American Jewish Year Book and authors the annual...

Lilian E Yaffe, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

l.yaffe@umiami.edu

(305) 284-8833
Dr. Lilian Yaffe is the Director of Graduate Studies in the Program of International Studies and a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography. She holds a PhD in International Studies from the University of Miami and an MA in Latin American Economic Development from Andalucia International University in Spain. Dr. Yaffe currently teaches...

Edmund Abaka, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor

e.abaka@miami.edu

(305) 284-3702
A graduate of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Dr. Abaka earned his PhD in African History from York University and his Master of Arts in European History from the University of Guelph in Canada. While he teaches the general African history survey classes (History of Africa to 1800 and Africa Since 1800), he also offers...

Costantino Pischedda

POL Asst. Professor_International Relations

cxp641@miami.edu

I hold a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University and an MA in Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In 2015-16 I was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (Princeton University) My research interests cover...

Dina Fernandez

Lecturer

d.fernandez20@umiami.edu

(305) 284-8833
Dr. Moulioukova is a Lecturer of International Studies at the University of Miami, and Assistant Director and co-founder of the Global Security Initiative. She completed her PhD at the University of Miami with focus on innovative approaches to security studies. Prior to her studies at UM, Dr. Moulioukova received her Master of Law degree (LL.M.)...