Chair(s)
Sonja Lynn Downing (chair)
Martyn Smith (chair)
  • Ameya S. Balsekar
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    Associate Professor of Government
    Campus Phone: 920-832-6930
    Education: Brown University, B.A.; Cornell University, M.A., Ph.D.
    Interests: Political participation, identity politics and ethnic conflict, politics of Asia, comparative democratization, politics of human rights, multiculturalism
    Campus Address: Briggs Hall Room 213 Government
    Years at Lawrence: 2009-
  • Jason Brozek
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    Stephen Edward Scarff Professor of International Affairs and Associate Professor of Government
    Campus Phone: 920-993-6182
    Education: Wayne State College, B.A.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A., Ph.D.
    Interests: Freshwater, international security, conflict bargaining, US foreign policy, International law
    Campus Address: Briggs Hall Room 207 Government
    Years at Lawrence: 2008-
  • Hillary Caruthers
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    Assistant Professor of Economics
    Campus Phone: 920-832-7162
    Education: Brigham Young University, B.A.; University of Wisconsin at Madison, M.A., Ph.D.
    Interests: Economic Development, Labor Migration, Global Nutrition and Health, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, East and Southeast Asian Studies
    Campus Address: Briggs Hall Room 216 Economics
    Years at Lawrence: 2014-
  • Dominica Chang
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    Margaret Banta Humleker Professor of French Cultural Studies and Associate Professor of French
    Campus Phone: 920-832-7044
    Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.; Middlebury College, M.A.; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, M.A., Ph.D.
    Interests: Romance languages and literature
    Campus Address: Main Hall Room 313 French and Francophone Studies
    Years at Lawrence: 2007-
  • Sonja Lynn Downing
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    Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
    Campus Phone: 920-832-7165
    Education: Swarthmore College, B.A.; University of California-Santa Barbara, M.M., Ph.D.
    Interests: ethnomusicology, musicology, global studies, gender studies, Balinese music, gamelan music, childhood studies, children's music, music pedagogy, dance and movement, ecomusicology
    Campus Address: Mursell House Room 202 Conservatory of Music
    Years at Lawrence: 2008-
  • Edmund Michael Kern
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    Associate Professor of History
    Campus Phone: 920-832-6680
    Education: Marquette University, B.A.; University of Minnesota, M.A., Ph.D.
    Interests: early modern Europe, religious culture, Hapsburgs, Austria
    Campus Address: Main Hall Room 208 History
    Years at Lawrence: 1992-
  • Lena L. Khor
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    Associate Professor of English
    Campus Phone: 920-832-7223
    Education: Middlebury College, B.A.; University of Texas at Austin, M.A., Ph.D.
    Interests: Contemporary world Anglophone literature, human rights and humanitarian discourse, postcolonial studies, literary theory, cultural studies, film
    Campus Address: Main Hall Room 314 English
    Years at Lawrence: 2009-
  • Nancy Lin
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    Assistant Professor of Art History
    Campus Phone: 920-832-7302
    Education: Bryn Mawr College, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A.; University of Chicago, Ph.D.
    Interests: East Asian Art History and Visual Culture
    Campus Address: Wriston Art Center 220 Art History
    Years at Lawrence: 2016-
  • Vanessa D. Plumly
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    Assistant Professor of German
    Campus Phone: 920-832-6688
    Education: Bethany College, BA; University of Kentucky, MA; University of Cincinnati, PhD
    Interests: Black German Studies, German Jewish Studies, Queer Studies, postwar and post-Wall Germany, film and visual culture, Fin-de-siècle Vienna
    Campus Address: Main Hall Room 302 German
    Years at Lawrence: 2019-
  • Claudena Skran
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    Edwin & Ruth West Professor of Economics and Social Science and Professor of Government
    Campus Phone: 920-832-6674
    Education: Michigan State University, B.A.; Oxford University, M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Interests: international relations, international organizations, refugees, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, African politics, European politics
    Campus Address: Briggs Hall Room 214 Government
    Years at Lawrence: 1990-
  • Martyn Smith
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    Associate Professor of Religious Studies
    Campus Phone: 920-832-6946
    Education: Prairie Bible College, Alberta, Canada, B.Th.; Fuller Seminary, M.A.; Emory University, Ph.D.
    Interests: sacred space, religion and the environment, digital mapping, medieval Islam, Islam in America, global culture, travel narratives, close reading
    Campus Address: Main Hall Room 415 Religious Studies
    Years at Lawrence: 2006-
  • Rosa Tapia
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    Professor of Spanish
    Campus Phone: 920-832-6682
    Education: Universidad de Granada, B.A.; University of Delaware, M.A.; Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.
    Interests: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American literature and cinema. Fictional bodies and national identities. Genre and affect in film.
    Campus Address: Main Hall Room 308 Spanish
    Years at Lawrence: 2002-
  • Brigid E. Vance
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    Associate Professor of History
    Campus Phone: 920-832-7482
    Education: Carleton College, B.A.; Stanford University, M.A.; Princeton University, Ph.D.
    Interests: East Asian history (especially early modern China and Japan), history of science and medicine, and dreams
    Campus Address: Main Hall Room 409 History
    Years at Lawrence: 2015-