Faculty in the International Affairs program include accomplished scholars and teachers from the University and the St. Louis community. Among them are the following:
Andrew Brown - Associate Professor of Latin American Studies
Jeremy Caddel - Academic Coordinator for International and Area Studies
Ph.D., J.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Susan Craig - Adjunct Professor
M.A., The George Washington University
Steven Hirsch - Professor of Practice, International and Area Studies
Ph.D., George Washington University
Repps Hudson - Adjunct Instructor of International Affairs and Journalism
M.A., The Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
B.A. History, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Repps Hudson spent nearly 40 years in newspaper journalism after finishing a three-year tour in the U.S. Army, where he was a junior officer of infantry in Vietnam. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an M.A. from the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. During his work at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Kansas City Star, he was a reporter, business columnist, political editor and editorial writer. In the latter position, he was a co-recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, for commentary.
His areas of interest include the Middle East, global media, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and failed states.
He also is a freelance journalist.
Sukkoo Kim - Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Ji-Eun Lee - Assistant Professor of Korean
Ph.D., Harvard University
Ph.D., Walden University
Marvin Marcus - Professor of Japanese Language and Literature
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Stamos Metzidakis - Professor Romance Languages & Literatures
Ph.D., Columbia University
Petar Milich - Adjunct Instructor in Slavic Studies
Ph.D., Ohio State
Ph.D., J.D., Denver
Manoo Mofidi has a PhD in international relations from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a JD from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. His teaching and research interests include international relations theory, international law and the use of force, United Nations, humanitarian intervention, and peacekeeping.
Timothy Parsons - Professor of History, Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Winifred Poster - Adjunct Faculty of International Studies and International Affairs
PhD, Stanford University
Dr. Poster has taught at Stanford University, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois. Internationally, she has held visiting professorships and fellowships at the University of Hyderabad in India, Linköping University in Sweden, the University of Paderborn in Germany, the University of Toronto in Canada, and the Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing at UC Irvine.
She has been consultant to the International Labor Organization’s “Workshop on ICTs and Rural Poverty,” and the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society Gender Caucus. She also has participated in several forums on the inclusion of women in science and technology, for the European Union, and the Women in Engineering Proactive Network.
Her interests are in feminist labor theory, digital globalization, and Indian outsourcing. For the past two decades, she has been following high-tech firms from the US to India, both in earlier waves of computer manufacturing and software, and later waves of back-office work and call centers. Her focus is on the intersection of post-colonial computing with the political economy of service labor: how information communication technologies are changing the meaning of work, dispersing it transnationally, incorporating new types of workers, and reshaping identities.
Her research has revealed themes of: national identity management (in which Indian employees pose as Americans on the phone); reversed work time (in which Indians shift their schedules to the night to accommodate American daylight); and globalized affect (uses of emotion by Indian workers to sell credit and debt to US customers, and new managerial technologies of emotion detection). Recent projects examine crowdsourcing, the gendering of cybersecurity (women info czars, transit screeners, cyber-spies), and the automation of virtual receptionists.
Dr. Poster’s research has been published in numerous journals and books, translated into German, and reprinted in India and Uganda. She is currently working on several edited collections and monographs: “Multi-surveillances: Mobilizing Technologies in the Global Service Economy,” “Borders in Service: Enactments of Nation in Transnational Call Centers” with Kiran Mirchandani, and “Invisible Labor” with Marion Crain and Miriam Cherry.
At Washington University, she teaches courses on “Sex, Cyborgs, and Society,” “Global Human Rights,” “Gender and Globalization,” and “Indian Barbie, Asian Tigers, and IT Dreams.”
Ignacio Sanchez Prado - Associate Professor of Latin American Studies
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Mary Beth Reissen
Ph.D, Tufts University
Andrew Sobel - Program Director, Professor of International and Area studies
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hayrettin Yucesoy - Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Associate Professor of International and Area Studies, and Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Chicago