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Director of Global Studies

Juliann Allison Juliann Allison
2219 Watkins Hall
(951) 827-4582

Juliann Allison (Assistant Professor) received her Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the UCR faculty in 1997. Her teaching interests include international political economy and environmental politics. Her research efforts have been supported by the California Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation. Professor Allison's recent publications include: Creating Distributed Generation Policy to Improve Air Quality: "Can We Have Our Cake and Eat it Too?" Energy Policy Journal (forthcoming); "Information and International Politics: an Overview," Technology, Development and Democracy: International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age. Albany: SUNY Press (2002); and Technology, Development and Democracy: International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age, ed. Albany: SUNY Press (2002).

Faculty Teaching in Global Studies

Christopher Chase-Dunn Christopher Chase-Dunn
1221 Watkins Hall 
(951) 827-2063

Christopher Chase-Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California-Riverside. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from Stanford University in 1975. Chase-Dunn has done crossnational quantitative studies of the effects of dependence on foreign investment, and he studies cities and settlement systems in order to explain human sociocultural evolutiuon. His research focuses on interpolity systems, including both the modern global political economy and earlier regional world-systems. One project examines the causes of the expansion and collapse of cities and empires in several regional world-systems as well as the contemporary process of global state formation. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Chase-Dunn is the founder and former editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research.and the Series Editor of a book series published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.  In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2002 he was elected President of the Research Committee on Economy and Society (RC02) of the International Sociological Association. And in 2008 he was elected Distinguished Senior Scholar of the International Political Economy (IPE) section of the International Studies Association.
Ariane Dalla Déa Ariane Dalla Déa

From São Paulo, Brazil, and residing in California since 1984, Dr. Dalla Déa received her doctoral in Anthropology from University of California Irvine in 2008. Her research is multisited and interpretive, with a focus on intersectionality to examine the applications of art in political resistance, and as symbols of cultural expressions and collective experiences. Her research maps the use of these cultural representations in maintaining, transforming, or breaking cultural patterns resulting in social change. Her primary research sites are Brazil, US, and Canada. At this moment, she is working on her first book focusing on art as direct action, and combines her previous researches on Theater of the Oppressed and the anarchist cultural aesthetics with the art of pranks, hoaxes, and jokes in political art.
Ariel Dinar Ariel Dinar
314 Science Laboratories I
(951) 827-4526

Ariel Dinar is professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, and Director of the Water Science and Policy Center at the University of California, Riverside.  Prior to joining UCR he worked at the World Bank and taught at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.  His research focuses on issues in global climate change and on international water. Recent co-authored book publications include: "Bridges over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflicts, Negotiation and Cooperation"  (2007), and "Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation, and Distributional Effects" (2009).
Bronwyn Anne Leebaw Bronwyn Anne Leebaw
2213 Watkins Hall
(951) 827-7379

Bronwyn Leebaw received her PhD. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught courses in international politics, human rights, political theory and feminist theory. Her research examines the changing relationship between human rights and humanitarian movements, the development of truth commissions and war crimes tribunals, and diverse approaches to transitional justice.
Perry Link Perry Link

Perry Link has a B.A. in philosophy, M.A. in East Asian Studies, and Ph.D. in Chinese history from Harvard University and has taught Chinese language and literature at Princeton University (1973-77 and 1989-2008) and UCLA (1977-1988). He has published in the fields of modern Chinese language, literature, popular culture, intellectual history, art and politics. His current research is on rhythm, metaphor, and politics in contemporary Chinese language. His recent books are The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System; Two Kinds of Truth: Stories and Reportage from China; and Chinese Primer, an elementary Chinese textbook.
Susan Ossman Susan Ossman
1303 Watkins Hall
(951) 827-1264

Susan Ossman has studied media, mobility, aesthetics, gender and politics in sites across North Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Her innovative designs for fieldwork and collaborative research are related to her life of international migration and her practice as an artist, curator and director of multiple international scholarly and artistic collaborations. She is currently writing a book about how politics of movement and policies of migration are produce emerging forms of social and cultural differences. This work builds on the concepts and methods she develops in Moving Matters: Paths of Serial Migration (Stanford 2013), a book that also sparked the creation of The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, a mobile collective of serial migrant artists and scholars.

The MMTW is an experiment in anthropological fieldwork design, forms of collaboration and multi-modal modes of thinking. Participants draw on their common experience of multiple migrations to develop works of art, exhibitions, performances and public interventions in changing locations. Since 2013 the MMTW has met in California, Paris, Amsterdam and Bucharest; plans for 2017 include Berlin and Barcelona. Susan’s concepts of serial migration and political choreography also inspired the ovation award winning Son of Semele Theater Ensemble (SOSE) to create “Sea Seed,” a collaboratively written play that explores how divergent experiences of migration influence family relationships. Along with MMTW participants, Susan is producing a multi-media, digital book about these projects.

Since her 2012 Fabric of Fieldwork exhibition with WESSIE LING at the Brunei gallery in London, Susan has also curated programs that highlight interfaces of art and anthropology to reflect on gender, work, class and culture. On the Line started with a solo exhibition of Susan’s work then brought dozens of artists to Riverside to engage diverse audiences in On the Line: A Second Look, Hanging Out, and three outdoor exhibitions in 2016. UCR students, the Riverside Arts Council and the Riverside Public Libraries contributed to the program which is the topic of an article in Critical Arts and a film by Rashaun Richardson.

Susan studied painting and continues to work in that medium while developing installations, performances and digital art. Recent projects like My Mediterranean Archeology, Gather Wood, Gather Words, and In the Arms of Morpheus draw on past fieldwork, while Lifeworks are the result of new research with individuals. An article La vie des idées follows the interplay of art and anthropology in her work. A June 2017 exhibition with Claire Lambe at  the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin will take the institute for advanced research as an object of study, examining the social and material underpinnings of knowledge production.

Susan directed the UCR Global Studies Program from 2008 to 2016. Before coming to UCR  she convened the MA in Transnational and Global Media at Goldsmith's College. She previously taught at Rice University, Georgetown University, The American University of Paris and the CELSA-Sorbonne. She founded the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain in Rabat (now the Centre Jacques Berque) where she was research fellow and director from 1992-1996. Her awards include grants from the CNRS (France), the British Academy and the US National Endowment for the Arts and a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship.

Christina Schwenkel
1327 Watkins Hall
Charles Tuthill Charles Tuthill is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Syracuse University. His dissertation focuses on the historical development of political and economic institutions in Kenya and Ghana. He also studies the political impact of changing patterns of migration and economic activity on the continent. This semester he is teaching Global Studies 110, Global Migrations and Movements.
Christine Weirauch Christiane Weirauch
Entomology 125
(951) 827-5707

Our research focuses on systematics and evolution ofHeteroptera or True Bugs. Heteroptera comprise about 40,000 species in 85 families and are one of the largest groups of non-holometabolous insects. True Bugs are found in terrestrial, aquatic, and even marine habitats and their feeding preferences cover the entire range from phytophagous, to zoophagous, and hematophagous, involving monophagy, mixed feeding, and parasitism. The majority ofHeteroptera is plant feeding and species in many families are serious crop pests, but there are also beneficial Heteroptera that are used as biocontrol agents in integrated pest management. One aspect of our research focuses on Reduviidae or assassin bugs. With more than 6500 described species Reduviidae are the second largest and one of the morphologically and ecologically most diverse groups of Heteroptera. Mainly predators of other insects and arthropods, species of Triatominae or kissing bugs are blood feeding and transmit Chagas Disease in South and Middle America. Predation techniques comprise cleptoparasitism in spider webs, camouflage with corpses of dead prey, and sticky trap methods, some species attract and paralyze ants with gland secretions.Reduviidae therefore range among the most inventive predators alive! Our second group of interest are Miridae or plant bugs. With about 10,000 species worldwide Miridae are the largest family of Heteroptera, but many new species remain to be described. Often plant feeding and host specific, Miridae are currently established as a model to study the evolution of insect host-plant relationships. Another striking aspect are the myrmecomorphic features of Miridae although the nature of their association with ants are still not well understood. Our studies comprise all systematic levels from species-level analyses to higher-level relationships and integrate morphological and molecular character information. We use these hypotheses to gain insights into the evolution of behaviors, such as prey specialization in Reduviidae and choice of host plant in Miridae. In addition, we are exploring comparative and functional morphology of various glands across Heteroptera and work on the functional morphology of mating in this group of insects.

Faculty Emeritus

Anne Sutherland Anne Sutherland

Anne Sutherland is professor of Global Studies and sociocultural anthropology and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She has a Diploma, M.Litt and D.Phil in social anthropology from Oxford University and has taught at Durham University (England),  Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), and Georgia State U. (Atlanta) before coming to UCR.  Major research includes globalization in Belize and its impact on national identity and an ethnographic history of Texas culture from 1830 to 1910.  She is a world expert on Gypsies (Roma) in America. Her latest research is on crime, punishment and cultural misunderstanding between Roma and the American legal system as well as the consequences of global processes on  the Roma.

Faculty Steering Committee

Muhamad Ali (Religious Studies)
Juliann Allison (Gender & Sexuality Studies)
Chris Chase-Dunn (Sociology)
Norman C. Ellstrand (Genetics )
Catherine Gudis (History)
Steven Helfand (Economics)
Erith Jaffe-Berg (Theatre)
Mariam Lam (Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages)
Perry Link (Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages)
Susan Ossman (Anthropology)
Christina Schwenkel (Anthropology)