Faculty Advisors & Staff

headshot of Dr. Yvonne H. Howell
Professor of Russian and Global Studies
Global Studies Concentration Advisor: Cultures and Communications
Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator, Global Studies

Specialties:
  • Russian literature and culture
  • Czech literature and culture
  • Sociobiology in cross-cultural perspective
  • History of science (Soviet Union)
Contact:
(804) 289-8101
headshot of Dr. Chris  Bischof
Associate Professor of History

Specialties:
  • Modern Britain and the World
  • History of Education
  • British Emancipation
Contact:
(804) 289-8335
headshot of Dr. David  Brandenberger
Professor of History and Global Studies
Global Studies Concentration Advisor: Politics and Governance

Specialties:
  • Imperial Russia / Soviet Union / Post-Soviet space
  • Ideology & Propaganda
  • Nationalism
  • Interdisciplinary methodology (esp. concerning literature and film)
Contact:
(804) 289-8667
headshot of Dr. Mary  Finley-Brook
Associate Professor of Geography, Environment, & Sustainability, Geography Advisor
Global Studies Concentration Advisor, Development and Change, Politics and Governance

Specialties:
  • Community-based Participatory Action Research
  • Political Ecology
  • Climate justice
  • Just energy transition
  • Political geography
  • Economic geography
  • Human rights
  • Virginia’s Piedmont and Tidewater
  • Central America, South America and the Caribbean
Contact:
(804) 287-6307
headshot of Dr. Jeffrey  Hass
Professor of Sociology
Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Specialties:
  • Social change
  • Russia and East Europe
  • West Europe (esp. the United Kingdom)
  • Post-socialism
  • War (specifically, the Blockade of Leningrad)
  • Power and culture
  • Institutions and Institutional change
  • Economic sociology
  • Political sociology
  • Complex organizations
Contact:
(804) 289-8075
headshot of Dr. Sandra F. Joireman
Weinstein Chair of International Studies
Professor of Political Science

Specialties:
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Development
  • Property Rights
  • Customary Law
  • Legal Development
  • Post-conflict Migration
Contact:
804-289-1757
headshot of Dr. Michelle Lynn Kahn
Associate Professor of History

Specialties:
  • Modern Europe
  • 20th Century Germany
  • History of Migration
  • Race, Gender, Sexuality
  • Far-Right Extremism
Contact:
(804) 289-8346
headshot of  Maia  Linask
Associate Professor of Economics
Robins Teaching Fellow

Specialties:
  • International Trade
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Industrial Organization
Contact:
(804) 287-6520
headshot of Dr. Stephen B. Long
Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Studies
Global Studies Concentration Advisor: Politics and Governance

Specialties:
  • International rivalry
  • Political causes of military effectiveness
  • Reputation-building
  • Alliance politics
  • Nuclear proliferation
Contact:
(804) 484-1566
headshot of Dr. Tze M. Loo
Associate Professor of History and Global Studies
Global Studies Concentration Advisor, Cultures and Communications

Specialties:
  • Japanese Colonialism
  • Okinawan History
  • Heritage Studies
Contact:
(804) 289-8334
headshot of Dr. Jennifer  Pribble
Professor of Political Science and Global Studies
Global Studies Concentration Advisor: Politics and Governance

Specialties:
  • Latin American Politics
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Comparative Welfare States
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Parties
Contact:
(804) 289-8532
headshot of Ms. Nancy  Propst, CAP, PACE
Academic Administrative Specialist
Contact:
(804) 287-6693
headshot of Dr. David S. Salisbury
Associate Professor of Geography, Environment, & Sustainability, Geography Advisor
Chair, Department of Geography, Environment, & Sustainability
Environmental Studies Advisor
Global Studies Concentration Advisor, Development and Change

Specialties:
  • Human environment interface
  • Amazonia
  • Political ecology
  • Cartography
  • Conservation and development
Contact:
(804) 289-8661
headshot of Dr. L. Carol Summers
Samuel Chiles Mitchell-Jacob Billikopf Professor of History and Global Studies
Africana Studies Advisory Board Member
Global Studies Concentration Advisor: Politics and Governance, Culture and Communications

Specialties:
  • Colonial Africa
  • History of Education
  • Nationalism and Decolonization
Contact:
(804) 289-8976
headshot of Dr. Yücel  Yanıkdağ
Professor of History
Global Studies Concentration Advisor: Cultures and Communications

Specialties:
  • Turkey and Ottoman Empire
  • The Middle East
  • Nationalism
  • World War I
Contact:
(804) 289-8336
headshot of  Tom  Zylkin
Associate Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • International Trade
  • International Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
Contact: