Check out the accomplishments of our faculty.
Keera Allendorf appeared on North Carolina public radio’s (WUNC) “The State of Things” to discuss arranged marriage. The conversation was the last segment in an episode on Netflix’s docuseries “Indian Matchmaking.”
Sarah Bauerle Danzman's project The Political Economy of Business-Government Connections, co-authored with William K. Winecoff (IU) has been funded by the NSF, with a three year budget of $449,567.
Andrew Bell was selected as a non-resident fellow at the U.S. Army’s Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy. More notably, he’s thrilled to say he made it through a pandemic summer with three active young children and frightfully limited childcare.
Jessica Steinberg is now an Associate Deputy Editor of the journal Climatic Change.
David Bosco was quoted in International Criminal Court Allows Investigation Of U.S. Actions In Afghanistan, a story for NPR.
Emma Gilligan will be a 2020 Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace at Middlebury College over the summer of 2020. She was also awarded a Franklin Fellowship by the United States Department of State where she will work in the Office of Global Criminal Justice over 2020-2021.
Stephanie Kane received a grant from the Research Assistants Fellows Grant of the Tobias Center to support International Studies major Logan Gunning in a project entitled “Between Sky and Wetland: Birds, Airplanes, and Airports.”
Jessica Steinberg presented her new project, “Common Pool Resources, Spillover Effects, and Local Security: A ‘Games Theory’ approach with preliminary evidence” at Political Science’s World Politics Research Seminar on February 21.
Bill Scheuerman was an invited speaker at a February conference in Talinn, Estonia, “Angry Times: Populism and Democratic Discontent”
Keera Allendorf was a discussant at the Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography held by the Population Research Institute at Penn State University in November 2019. Her talk addressed “Gendered Demographic Dividends and Global Health.”
Hussein Banai co-convened a human rights workshop with colleagues at the University of Southern California, Arizona State University, and Occidental College entitled “Cross-cutting Global Conversations on Human Rights.” The two-day workshop brought together a group of 25 scholars and practitioners from around the globe to discuss challenges and solutions to pressing human rights concerns at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and other markers of identity in the context of rising populism and xenophobia.
He also did a series of interviews, commentary, and media appearance during the rise in tensions between US and Iran in early January:
On NPR's On Point show
On the meaning of Soleimani's death
Background Briefing podcast
BackStory Podcast on the history of US-Iran relations
On Deutsche Welle
To CBC on what de-escalation means
To Vox on possible implications
David Bosco was named a member of an American Society of International Law task force that will examine the future relationship between the United States and the International Criminal Court. He also lectured in Toronto to the Canadian Forces College course for senior military officers regarding the history and current role of the United Nations Security Council. Separately, he served as a discussant for a lecture given by Judge Shunji Yanai of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea at Chuo University in Tokyo.
Purnima Bose delivered a keynote address, “Kashmir and the Afterlife of Colonial Martial Race Theory,” at the 2019 Situations International Conference on “Ethnicity, Race and Racism in Asia” in Singapore on October 24. She gave a shorter version of this talk at the National Women’s Studies Association annual conference on November 15.
Stephanie Kane presented a lecture, “Humans as Geo-Political Actors: The Alliance of Engineering and Law in Manitoban Flood Control,” to the Department of International Studies on November 6. She later gave two presentations at the University of North Texas, Department of Philosophy and Religion: “Avulsion on the Assiniboine! The Radical Implications of Plurilinear Rivers” for the Hydrohumanities: Water and Power Conference on January 31; and “Water’s Logistical (Bio) power: how Snow Buntings elude Arctic Fox and other short stories from Bear Island (which has no bears)” for the Water and Humanities Workshop on February 1.
Shruti Rana presented on the Scene-setting Panel and Panel on Navigating the Backlash to International Refugee and Asylum Law: Borders, Security, and the Rule of Law as part of the conference HLS hosted on the Backlash Against Global Law and Institutions on October 14. She also presented on the panel Populism’s Gender Backlash in International Adjudication at the Maryland Journal of International Law Symposium on The Populist Challenge to the International Legal Order, University of Maryland Law School on October 18. On January 5, she presented the paper Distorting Discretion (selected from a call-for-papers) on the panel Scaling the Invisible Wall: Bureaucratic Controls Over Legal Immigration at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Keera Allendorf’s article with collaborators at the University of Michigan titled, “A Good Age to Marry? An Intergenerational Model of the Influence of Timing Attitudes on Entrance into Marriage,” was accepted by the European Journal of Population.
Sarah Bauerle Danzman’s chapter: Investment Screening in the Shadow of Weaponized Interdependence is forthcoming in Weaponized Interdependence Eds Daniel Drezner, Henry Farrell, and Abe Newman Brookings.
Purnima Bose published an article on Kamala Harris’s The Truths We Hold: An American Journey in American Literary History in February. Her essay on Attention Servicemember: Time to Reenlist appeared in the spring issue of the photography journal, The Od Review. Against the Current recently published an article, co-written with Mona Bhan, on “Authoritarianism and Lockdown Time in Kashmir and India”. This article has been subsequently republished in Solidarity, International Viewpoint, and Alternatives International.
Jessica O'Reilly published an essay, Scientists Predict the Future for Antarctic Ice, in Anthropology News in April.
Shruti Rana co-authored “Navigating the Backlash against Global Law and Institutions,” 38 Australian Yearbook of International Law (2020) and authored “The Populist Backlash to Gender Equality in International Fora: Analyzing Resistance and Response at the United Nations”, 35 Maryland Journal of International Law (2020)
Keera Allendorf’s paper, “Another Gendered Dividend? Adjusting Towards a Future Without Sons,” was accepted for publication at Population and Development Review.
Purnima Bose published an essay on Kamala Harris' The Truths We Hold for American Literary History's Online Forum on "Presidential Campaign Autobiographies 2020," which is available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajaa005. Her essay on "Kashmir, Article 370, and the Afterlife of Colonial Martial Race Theory" also appears in the March 2020 issue of Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context.
Emma Gilligan has a forthcoming article with the Journal of Comparative Law on Chechen Compensation Cases: War Crimes, Domestic Litigation and Moral Harm in the Russian Federation"
Stephanie Kane reviewed Infrastructure, Environment and Life in the Anthropocene (edited by Kregg Hetherington) for the Journal of Political and Legal Anthropology (PoLAR). (Duke University Press, January 10, 2020).
She also co-authored an essay with Seema Goel (first author) entitled "Wading in the water: The work of Kelsey Stephenson." It was published in the Martha Street Studio exhibit catalogue for “Trace Elements,” (Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 2020) and also appears online at http://www.printmakers.mb.ca/gallery/discourse/ .
Bill Scheurman’s book, The End of Law, has been published in a new edition.
Jessica Steinberg’s book, “Mines, Communities, and States: The local politics of natural resource extraction in Africa” was reviewed in the most recent edition of the journal Perspectives on Politics.
Keera Allendorf’s article, “The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marital Attitudes, Expectations, and Timing,” was published in the Fall issue of the Journal of Family Issues. She also co-edited a Special Issue on Developmental Idealism with Arland Thornton, which appeared in the October issue of Sociology of Development. The issue includes their introduction to developmental idealism theory and contributions of the collected articles.
Hussein Banai finished his book manuscript, Hidden Liberalism: Burdened Visions of Progress in Modern Iran, and sent it off to the publisher (Cambridge University Press).
Andrew Bell published the following:
“War Crime Pardons and What They Mean For The Military” in War on the Rocks (with Thomas Gift)
“Trump’s Casual Approach to War Crimes Has Grave Implications” in Political Violence at a Glance (with Thomas Gift)
“The unpardonable pardon of Eddie Gallagher” in The Hill (with Thomas Gift)
“Pardoning war crimes dishonors the military” in The Hill (with Thomas Gift).
Purnima Bose’s book, Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror, was published by Rutgers University Press. Her book is also featured on the Page 99 Test blog: https://page99test.blogspot.com/2020/01/purnima-boses-intervention-narratives.html.
Stephen Macekura’s article, “Dudley Seers, the Institute for Development Studies, and the Fracturing of International Development Thought in the 1960s and the 1970s,” will appear in the February 2020 issue of History of Political Economy. In the past two months, he published review essays in the American Historical Review, Diplomatic History, and the Journal of Cold War Studies. He also presented a paper at IU’s European History Workshop entitled, “The British Economist and the Rhodesian Quandary: Phyllis Deane and Early Criticisms of GNP and Economic Measurement during the 1940s and 1950s.”
The second, revised and expanded edition of Bill Scheuerman’sThe End of Law: Carl Schmitt in The Twenty-First Century just came out with Rowman & Littlefield International (London).
Justyna Zając published an article “Polnische Sicherheitspolitik unter der PiS-Regierung” (Poland’s Security Policy under the PiS Rule) in Religion & Gesellschaft in Ost und West, RGOW 11/2019, Zurich, Switzerland. The article addressed the issue of political and military relations between the United States and Poland in the context of Russia’s policy toward East-Central Europe in 2015-2019.
Sarah Bauerle Danzman presented a draft of her working paper “Electoral Effects of FDI” at the annual American Political Science Association conference on August 30 in Washington DC. She is spending the current academic year as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the US State Department as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.
Hamid Ekbia participated in the following conferences: He gave an invited plenary on Technology and Wellbeing at the Sixth Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network. Work and Well-being in the 21st century. The International Labor Organization. Geneva, Switzerland (August 9, 2019). He presented “Shifting the Paradigm in AI: The Case of Algorithmic Collusion” at “The AI Symposium,” Sorbonne University, Paris, France (June 15, 2019). He presented “Reason is Dead, Long Live Rationality,” a keynote address at the “Workshop on Reason and Rationality in the Era of Thinking Machines,” Department of Philosophy. University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic (June 20, 2019). He presented “Flood of Forms: On the Lure and Limits of AI” an invited talk at the Department of Philosophy, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic (June 5, 2019). He presented a co-authored paper with I. Lianos on “Heteromation, Digital Value Chains, and Capital Accumulation: Towards a New Consensus. Panel on The Algorithmic Economy and the Law in 21st Century Digital Capitalism,” at the Sixth Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network. Work and Well-being in the 21st century. The International Labor Organization. Geneva, Switzerland (August 9, 2019). And he presented a co-authored paper with A. Marton on “The Political Gig-Economy: Platformed Work and Labor,” at the Fortieth International Conference on Information Systems, Munich, Germany
Emma Gilligan presented a draft of her article “Chechen Compensation Cases: War Crimes, Domestic Litigation and Moral Remedy at the Norwegian Institute for Foreign Affairs in August, 2019. She has just returned from a 3 month Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. In 2020, she will be a Franklin Fellow with the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the State Department.
Kate Hunt presented "Men for Yes: Targeting Gender for Mobilization in Ireland's Abortion Debate" with co-author Amanda Friesen at the European Conference on Politics and Gender in Amsterdam in July.
Padraic Kenney celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Poland by participating in a roundtable discussion: “Europeans: Do we still feel that we have a common purpose?” at the European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk. He also delivered a keynote address at the Seventh World Congress of Polish Studies, held in Gdańsk.
Stephen Macekura participated in a workshop for the “Moral Political Economy” research project hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and he presented research and chaired panels at the annual Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) conference and the “Remaking American Political History “conference at Purdue University.
Shruti Rana was a discussant, Keynote Lecture, June 17, 2019 and Panelist, “Human Rights Norms and Institutions Under Siege,” June 18, 2019, at the Workshop on “Navigating the Backlash Against Global Law & Institutions: Australian Perspectives,” Australian National University Law School, Canberra, Australia. She also presented her work on “Distorting Discretion and the Rule of Law” in the “Immigration Context, Law and Society” Annual Conference, Washington, DC, May 31, 2019.
Jessica Steinberg attended and presented work at the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics in Stockholm, Sweden June 270-30, and she also presented research at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C., on August 28-Sept 1.
Justyna Zając participated in the Seventh World Congress on Polish Studies organized by the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America in Gdańsk, in June, where she presented a paper on “Twenty years of membership in NATO. Is Poland secure today?” She has been currently working on an article on Poland’s security policy after the Ukrainian’s crisis, to be published in Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West, Zurich, Switzerland.
In January, Keera Allendorf presented her research at the Winter Colloquium Series of the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her talk was titled, “A Gendered Demographic Dividend?: Adjusting to a Future Without Sons in India.” On February 15, Keera appeared on WFIU’s Noon Edition to discuss declining fertility rates.
Jessica Steinberg gave a talk entitled “Mines, Communities, and States: Extraction and Governance in Africa”, about her forthcoming book at the Center for Constitutional Democracy and Law on February 8.
Sarah Bauerle Danzman presented “Explaining Deference: Why and When do Policymakers think FDI needs Tax Incentives?” at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association in Austin, TX on January 19.
Purnima Bose’s article “Indian American Chick Lit and Hindu-Neoliberal Subjectivity” has been translated into Spanish by Nattie Golubov. “La ‘chick lit’ indo-estadounidense y la subjetividad hindú neoliberal” is forthcoming in Inventar la India, ed. by Laura Carballido, Oscar Figueroa, and Wendy Philips, (Mexico City: Programa Universitario de Estudios sobre Asia y Africa, UNAM). And her book, Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror, is currently in production with Rutgers University Press.
Stephen Macekura published a review essay entitled “Measurement, Development, and Post-Colonial Power” in the January 2019 issue of Diplomatic History. And his current book project, tentatively titled Mis-measuring the Development Century, is now under contract with the University of Chicago Press.
Jessica O'Reilly: Oppenheimer, Michael, Naomi Oreskes, Dale Jamieson, Keynyn Brysse, Jessica O’Reilly, Matthew Shindell, and Milena Wazeck. Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy. University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Nur Amali Ibrahim's book, Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility, is now available through Cornell University Press.
Stephen Macekura’s latest book, The Development Century: A Global History (co-edited with Erez Manela of Harvard University), has just been published.”
Stephanie Kane discussed her new class, Artic Encounters: Animals, People and Ships, as well as her work with the Ice Law Project, in a themester interview.
Lee Feinstein co-wrote an article in the Washington Post concerning the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Andrew Bell published “Syria, Chemical Weapons, and a Qualitative Threshold for Humanitarian Intervention” in Just Security and “Syria, chemical weapons and the limits of international law” in The Conversation.
Stephanie Kane contributed to the article Shipping Corridors Through the Inuit Homeland in the April issue of Chokepoints.
On Islam: Muslims and the Media is edited by Hilary Kahn and Rosemary Pennington. Publisher’s Weekly writes, “Though slim, this book goes a long way in combating Islamophobia and exposing how media representations often exacerbate the ignorant fear of Islam and Muslims.”
David Bosco's article, "John Bolton talks tough on the U.N. What’s his record really like?" has been posted on the Monkey Cage, a blog hosted by the Washington Post.
Amali Ibrahim: “Accounting For the Soul: Religious Improvisation in Democratic Indonesia,” has been accepted for publication in Anthropological Quarterly (forthcoming summer 2018). Amali’s manuscript Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youths in a Time of Possibility is in production with Cornell University Press; the book will be published in fall-winter 2018.
Yan Long, along with coauthors Mouleshri Vyas, Jennifer Mosley, Collen Gorgan, Robert Chaskin, and Hyoung Yong Kim has a chapter “Democratic Engagement and Mobilization: The Role of Civil Society Organizations and Grassroots Movements” forthcoming in Social Exclusion in Cross National Perspective: Comparing the U.S., India, South Korea, and China (Oxford University Press). Yan’s manuscript Side Effects: Transnational Doing and Undoing of AIDS Politics in China is under contract with Oxford University Press.
Jess Steinberg: “‘Strong’ States and Strategic Governance: A model of territorial variation in state presence,” is forthcoming in the Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Thomas Oatley, and W. Kindred Winecoff: “All Crises Are Global: Capital Cycles in an Imbalanced International Political Economy,” is now forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly.
Padraic Kenney: Dance in Chains: Political Imprisonment in the Modern World, Oxford University Press.
Jessica Steinberg: “Protecting the capital? On African geographies of protest escalation and repression” in Political Geography, Volume 62 Pages 12–22 (in print in January 2018)
Like Her Own: Ideals and Experiences of the Mother-in-law/Daughter-in-law Relationship." Journal of Family Issues 38(15): 2102-2127.
Purnima Bose: “Canine Rescue, Civilian Casualties, and the Long Gulf War.” In/Visibility of America’s 20th Century Wars. Ed. By Jon Simons and John Lucaites. (University of Rutgers Press, 2017), pp. 188-207.
Elizabeth Dunn: No Path Home: Humanitarian Camps and the Grief of Displacement (Cornell University Press)
Hamid Ekbia, along with Bonnie Nardi: Heteromation and Other Stories of Computing and Capitalism (MIT University Press)
Yan Long: “The Contradictory Impact of Transnational AIDS Institutions on State Repression in China, 1989-2013.” American Journal of Sociology (forthcoming).
Stephen Macekura: “Development and Economic Growth: An Intellectual History,” in Iris Borowy and Matthias Schmelzer, eds. History of the Future of Economic Growth: Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth (London: Routledge, 2017), 110-128.
“Towards “Sustainable” Development: The UN, NGOs, and the Crafting of the World Conservation Strategy,” in Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer, eds. International Organizations and Environmental Protection: Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century (New York: Berghahn Books, 2017), 241-267.
“The Relationship of Morals and Markets Today: A Review of Recent Scholarship on the Culture of Economic Life,” lead author, with Christina McRorie, Brent Cebul, Julia Ticona, Claire Maiers, Allison Elias, Jonathan O’Connor, and Ethan Schrum, Soundings, Vol. 99, No. 2 (2016), 136-170.
Jessica O'Reilly:The Technocratic Antarctic: An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance (Cornell University Press)
With Juan Francisco Salazar, “Inhabiting the Antarctic.” The Polar Journal. Published online May 16.
Kowarsch, M., Jabbour, J., Flachsland, C., Kok, M.T., Watson, R., Haas, P.M., Minx, J.C., Alcamo, J., Garard, J., Riousset, P., Langford, C., Yamineva, Y., con Stechow, C., O’Reilly, J., and Edenhofer, O. 2017. “A road map for global environmental assessments.” Nature Climate Change, 7(6), pp.379-382.
Shruti Rana: “The Global Battle Over Copyright Reform: Developing the Rule of Law in the Chinese Business Context.” Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 52.
Elizabeth Dunn published Refugee Protection and Resettlement Problems in the May 13 issue of Science
Gardner Bovingdon has been honored with the 2016 University Trustees Teaching Award.
Stephen Macekura published a blog post, On Writing the Historiography of Development, in Humanity
Huss Banai authored Back to the Future in Iran?, an article published in The National Interest
Stephen Macekura spoke with New Books in World Affairs to discuss his new book, Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century
Olga Kalentzidou gave a short interview on the topic of Food Security
Elizabeth Dunn wrote a piece for the Boston Review, titled The Failure of Refugee Camps
Stephen Macekura joined With Good Reason Radio to discuss the history behind big-game hunting and environmental protection in Africa, in a conversation titled Behind the Big Game Reserves
Sarah Bauerle Danzman has co-written a blog post for The Monkey Cage, titled "This is why you shouldn’t blame China for the havoc in the markets"
Olga Kalentzidou received the Beth Wood Distinguished Service-Learning Faculty Award for her work in teaching about and being engaged in service-learning in AY 2014-2015.
1-300 students of professor Stepanka Korytova were involved in actively recruiting local businesses for a service-learning project with the Bloomington Human Rights Commission to launch a Fair Labor Initiative. Photo by Tae-Gyun Kim.
Professor Alfredo Minetti and the creative tango group, This is Tango Now, are traveling to China to perform 30 shows all together. As an anthropologist, Minetti combines tangos with powerful narratives with which he coins "tango theater".
Congratulations to our very own Professors Nick Cullather and Hilary Kahn! Cullather was appointed the first associate dean for academic affairs, and Kahn was appointed assistant dean for strategic collaborations in the School of and International Studies.
Stay current with International Studies Professors Gardner Bovingdon, Feisal Istrabadi, and Padraic Kenney as well as other SGIS faculty.
Stephanie Kane was awarded a Sustainability Course Development Fellowship for 2014 for “Nature and the City: RIVERS,” which will include both on-campus and overseas components. She will also be involved in a faculty exchange program in Spring 2015 with the University of Zagreb. The title of her project is: "Engineering Nature on the Pannonian Plain: An Ethnography of the Sava River in the City of Zagreb."
Olga Kalentzidou has been selected as a Project Engage Fellow for the summer of 2014 to create a new service learning course, “Food and Nationalism,” for 2014 Themester.
Nick Cullather has been selected to receive a Trustee Teaching Award in the At-Large Smaller Department Faculty group.
Stepanka Korytova was presented with the Gerald I. Lamkin Excellent in Instruction Award on February 22, 2014. The Lamkin Award is presented annually to one adjunct faculty member of Ivy Tech College who best typifies excellence in instruction.
Stephanie Kane has received a 2013-2014 Fulbright award; she will be Resident Chair in Environmental Sciences at the University of Winnipeg during Fall 2014
Philip Parnell was awarded a grant from the Asian Public Intellectuals, The Nippon Foundation for collaborative research titled “Comparative Analysis of Military-NGO Cooperation Policies in Asia. In the study scholars from several Asian countries and the United States will collaborate in gathering and analyzing data about policies on NGO-Military relations in Asian nation states with a focus on Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines. Thef Parnell, who is not from Asia, is that of "outside expert."
Peter Nemes was awarded an Information Fluency Grant to redesign Methods in International Studies (INTL I315) with a focus on information fluency.
Olga Kalentzidou received an AY2012-2013 ICAB fellowship to internationalize Identity and Conflict (INTL I206) and incorporate global learning outcomes.
Ilana Gershon’s new book, No Family is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora (2012) was published by Cornell University Press.