International Development and Social Change (IDSC)

IDSC Core Faculty


Kiran Asher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change

Research Interests/Specialization: Culture and power, political economy, gender studies, politics of biodiversity conservation, Latin American studies

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  • David Bell, Ed.D.

    Associate Professor of Practice - International Development and Social Change
    IDCE Interim Director

    Research Interests/Specialization: Education, empowerment, social transformation and community development

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  • Nigel Brissett
    • Nigel O.M. Brissett, Ed.D.

    • Assistant Professor of International Development and Social Change

    • Research Interests/Specialization: Educational policy and leadership; globalization and education; higher educational access and equity; critical policy analysis; postcolonial studies; critical theory; public policy

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    Cynthia Caron, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of International Development and Social Change

    Research Interests/Specialization: Land and property rights, political and environmental sociology, disaster and conflict-induced displacement, resettlement and reconstruction programming, monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and ethnographic research, and South Asia.

    Anita Häusermann Fábos, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change

    Research Interests/Specialization: Ethnicity and race, gender, urban refugees, Sudanese immigrants and refugees, Middle Eastern immigration and naturalisation policies, transnationalism and citizenship, transnational Islam, narratives of exile, Hungarian refugees

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  • Jude Fernando, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change

    Research Interests/Specialization: Economic development and political economy, with emphasis on non-profit organizations, environment, gender, and child labor, particularly in South Asia

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  • William J. Fisher, Ph.D.

    Professor of International Development and Social Change
    Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

    Research Interests/Specialization: Anthropology, social movements, resettlement, ethnicity, political economy, South Asia

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  • Ellen Foley, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change
    Coordinator of the Graduate Program in International Development and Social Change

    Research Interests/Specialization: Anthropology of development, gender, Islam, knowledge systems, medical anthropology and West Africa

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  • Ken MacLean, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change

    Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in International Development and Social Change

    Research Interests/Specialization: States and state-effects, political violence, extractive industries, displacement and irregular migration, humanitarian interventions, (late- and post-) socialism, legal regimes, science and technology studies, and comparative cartographies

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  • Marianne Sarkis, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of International Development and Social Change

    Research Interests/Specialization: Disparities in obstetric care, migration and identity, culture in clinical encounters, diasporic health, bioethics, demographic anthropology, Participatory Action Research (PAR), history of obstetrics, Somali history and culture, globalization and health, advocacy anthropology, Social Networks Analysis (SNA), rumors in health care, Arab culture and identity

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    Research Faculty

    Cynthia Enloe, Ph.D.

    IDCE Research Professor

    Research Interests/Specialization: The interactions of feminism, women, militarized culture, war, politics and globalized economics in countries such as Japan, Iraq, the US, Britain, the Philippines, Canada, Chile and Turkey

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  • Richard Ford, Ph.D.

    IDCE Research Professor

    Research Interests/Specialization: Resource trends and resource management in Africa, community participation and sustainable development, conflict mediation, community-based planning, monitoring and evaluation

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  • Robert Goble, Ph.D.

    IDCE Research Professor

    Research Interests/Specialization: Physics, energy studies, atmospheric transport, risk analysis and management

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  • Barbara Thomas-Slayter, Ph.D.

    IDCE Research Professor

    Research Interests/Specialization: Local institutions, women and public policy, peasant-state relations, gender issues, non-governmental organizations

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    Adjunct Faculty

    Parminder Bhachu, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Sociology
     
    Joseph de Rivera, Ph.D.
    Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
    Director, Peace Studies Program

    Jody Emel, Ph.D.
    Associate Director and Professor, School of Geography

    Odile Ferly, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of French, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Jacqueline Geoghegan, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Economics

    Amy Ickowitz, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

    James T. Murphy, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, School of Geography

    Richard Peet, Ph.D.
    Professor, School of Geography

    Paul W. Posner, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

    Dianne Rocheleau, Ph.D.
    Professor, School of Geography

    Paul Ropp, Ph.D.
    Research Professor, Department of History

    Srinivasan Sitaraman, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

    Valerie Sperling, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

    Kristen Williams, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
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    Part-time Faculty

    Denise Bebbington, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Lecturer, International Development and Social Change

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    Lawrence Were
    (IDSC '10)

    Lawrence Were characterizes IDCE as a place that encourages students to think critically. He says: "In our Development Theory class, we criticized mainstream development, which was fun, but also somewhat frustrating. The most frustrating thing was that I was interested in solutions to the world's problems—solutions that drive social change."

    However, after a while it became clear to Lawrence that the world is too multi-dimensional to expect easy answers to the problems we face. So, driven by his desire to explore different perspectives and skill sets that could bring new light to social issues, he pursued a directed study on social entrepreneurship within Clark's Graduate School of Management.

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