Interdisciplinary INS Program Faculty

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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, Professor Abaka earned his M.A. degree (European History) at the University of Guelph in Canada and a Ph.D in African History at York. While he teaches the general African history survey classes (History of Africa to 1800 and Africa Since 1800), he offers...

Bruce Michael Bagley

Professor

bbagley@miami.edu

(305) 284-6867

Merike Blofield

Assoc. Professor
Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies
2017 Gender & Social Development Faculty Lead-UMIA

m.blofield@miami.edu

(305) 284-6116
Merike Blofield is associate 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...

Ericson De Paula

Lecturer

edepaula@miami.edu

(305) 284-3291

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...

Dina Fernandez

Lecturer

d.fernandez20@umiami.edu

(305) 284-8833

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...

Owen E. Kahn

Lecturer

o.kahn@miami.edu

(305) 284-4303

Roger E Kanet

Professor

rkanet@miami.edu

(305) 284-3407
Roger E. Kanet is professor of Political Science (since 2014) at the University of Miami, where he served as Dean of the School of International Studies 1997-2000 and as a member of Department of International Studies 1997-2014; he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1973-97), where he was a member of the Department of...

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...

Vendulka Kubalkova

Professor

vkubalkova@miami.edu

(305) 284-4744

Louis Herns Marcelin

Assoc. 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...

Ambler H. Moss, Jr.

Professor

ahmoss@miami.edu

(305) 284-8955

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...

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). My research and teaching interests cover a broad range of topics at the intersection between International Relations and Security Studies: civil war dynamics, counterinsurgency,...

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...

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...

John Twichell

Lecturer

j.twichell@miami.edu

(305) 284-6893

Richard Weisskoff

Professor

rweisskoff@miami.edu

(305) 284-6864

Lilian E Yaffe, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

l.yaffe@umiami.edu

(305) 284-8833