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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...

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...

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 as well as teaching global health in world affairs for the Interdisciplinary International Studies Program at the College of Arts and Science since 1991. 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

Professor

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
Chairman of International Studies Department

rweisskoff@miami.edu

(305) 284-6864

John Twichell

Lecturer
Director of Latin American Studies

j.twichell@umiami.edu

(305) 284-6893
John Twichell is a Ph.D. (University of Miami, 2015) and Lecturer in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami, where he instructs undergraduate courses in International Studies, Latin American Studies, and Political Science. His course offerings are in the areas of international relations, international political economy,...

Casey A Klofstad

Professor
Chair, Political Science

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...

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. In 2023, he won the Sklare Award from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry for lifetime achievement in research on contemporary Jewry. His areas of expertise involve the collection, analysis, and presentation...

Edmund Abaka, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

e.abaka@miami.edu

(305) 284-3702
A graduate of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Dr. Abaka earned his Ph.D. in African History from York University and his Master of Arts in European History from the University of Guelph in Canada. He teaches African and African Diaspora History courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. These include HIS 201: History of Africa I...

Costantino Pischedda

Associate Professor

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 Moulioukova

Senior 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.)...

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