International Studies Stream

Program Faculty

David Angel, Ph.D.
President; Professor, School of Geography
Urban-economic geography, technology change
Tel: 508-793-7388

Yuko Aoyama, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Geography
Executive Editor, Economic Geography; Economic/industrial geography, global economic change, technology and culture.
Tel: 508-793-7403

Kiran Asher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, International Development, Community and Environment Department
Dr. Asher attempts to bring about social change by addressing issues of power related to gender, race, and historical location. Her research and teaching interests include: Culture and power, political economy, gender studies, the politics of biodiversity conservation, and Latin American studies. Her scholarly interests also address postcolonial, marxist, and feminist theories of power, and the nexus of nature/culture and politics.
Tel: 1-508-421-3823

Michael Bamberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology; Adjunct Professor, Department of English
Michael Bamberg, Ph.D., Psychology, received degrees in German (language and literature), Political Science, and Theology before he became a high school teacher in Germany. He taught German in the UK and PR of China, and collected his M.Phil. in Linguistics at the University of New York, as well as his Ph.D. in Psychology at UC Berkeley. He has been teaching Psychology at Clark since 1986, and Cultural Studies and Communication since 2000. His areas of interest are Identity and Narrative.
Tel: 1-508-793-7135

David Bell, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Practice, International Development, Community, and Environment Department
Associate Professor of Practice in International Development and Social Change IDCE Interim Director Education, empowerment, social transformation and community development
Tel: 1-508-793-7568

Parminder Bhachu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology
Dr. Bhachu is interested in emergent cultural forms and cultural identitities in border zones and niche markets innovated from the margins by multiply-moved new global citizens. Her work deals with the production, circulation, and marketing of cultural products and commodities in multiple sites around the globe and their interpretation in local contexts. These research topics build on her long term interests in immigrant enterprises, multiple migrations and diasporas, race and ethnicity, cultural nationalisms, and consumer and popular cultures in global markets.
Tel: 1-508-793-7599

Sarah Buie, M.F.A.
Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Director of the Alice Coonley Higgins School of Humanities; Museum exhibition design; graphic design; sacred space; sacred Asian architecture
Tel: 508-793-7560

Paul Burke, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Director of Ancient Civilization Program Dr. Burke teaches a wide variety of courses on the Clark campus, including: Introduction to Classical Greek, Jews and Christians in the Ancient World, Classical Mythology, Roman Art and Architecture, and Religious Experience in the Ancient World. He has taught a course on Roman archaeology in Clark's Luxembourg May Term and has directed numerous study-abroad tours of Southern Italy and Sicily. Dr. Burke is past president of the Vergilian Society which offers, through its Classical Summer School, courses on Greek and Roman history, art, and archaeology in Southern Italy, France, Israel, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.

Carol D'Lugo, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish, Language, Literature and Culture Department

Marvin D'Lugo, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish, Language, Literature and Culture Department; Adjunct Professor, Screen Studies and Literatures
Professor D'Lugo teaches courses on aspects of Spanish and Latin-American literatures. His primary areas of research involve Spanish-language cinemas with particular emphasis on Spain, Mexico and Argentina. He regularly teaches courses on these national cinemas as well as on the aesthetic practices that enable Spanish-language regional cinema to engage Hispanic audiences beyond national borders. Along with his scholarly writings on Hispanic transnational film, he has published books and articles on Spanish film auteurs Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura and Pedro Almodovar. Since 2008 he has been the principal editor of the international film journal, Studies in Spanish and Latin-American Cinemas while also serving on the editorial boards of the British journal, Transnational Cinemas and the Spanish journal of film history, Secuencias.

Joseph de Rivera, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
The structure and function of different emotions, the relationships between emotion and action, the social psychology of non-violent action for peace and justice

Patrick Derr, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy
Chair of Philosophy; Environmental ethics, philosophy of science, biomedical ethics, ethical issues in hazards management
Tel: 1-508-793-7128

William Ferguson, Ph.D.

Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Allen M. Glick Chair in Judaic and Biblical Studies; Professor, Language, Literature and Culture Department; Director, Jewish Studies Program
Director of Jewish Studies Concentration Dr. Fox's main scholarly focus is the rhetoric and internal coherence of the Hebrew Bible, and how they may be brought out in translation. He is also interested in how the Bible has been transformed at each stage by generations of Israelites, Jews, and Christians. He teaches courses in which texts serve as windows to the attitudes and concerns of Jews through the ages. Dr. Fox's activities in translation have led him to some unexpected places. He was a religious consultant on the animated film Prince of Egypt, and has been collaborating with an American-Israeli artist, Schwebel, who sets the David stories against the backdrop of 1980s Jerusalem.
Tel: 1-508-793-7355

Wayne Gray, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Economics; John T. Croteau Chair in Economics
Tel: 1-508-793-7693

Douglas Little, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Chair in History and International Relations
U.S. diplomatic history, U.S. 20th-century history
Tel: 1-508-793-7184

Bruce London, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology
Enviroment and society, community, sociology of the Third World, social demography
Tel: 1-508-793-7242

James T. Murphy, Ph.D
Associate Professor, School of Geography; Adjunct Associate Professor, International Development, Community and Environment Department
Editor-in-Chief, Economic Geography; Economic geography, technological change, sustainable development, developing economies
Tel: 508-793-7687

Richard Peet, Ph.D.
Leo L. '36 and Joan Kraft Laskoff Professor of Economics, Technology and Environment; Professor, School of Geography
Political economy of development, social theory, marxist geography
Tel: 508-793-7364

Paul W. Posner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Dr. Posner's current research focuses on democratization and political participation in developing regions, particularly Latin America. He is also interested in the impact of economic globalization and related state reforms on social organization and collective action in both developing and developed countries, and in comparative environmental policy and democratization in developing countries. Dr. Posner is also affiliated with the Latin American and Latino Studies Concentration.
Tel: 1-508-793-7253

Dianne Rocheleau, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Geography
Environment and development, political ecology, forestry, agriculture and landscape change, with an emphasis on the role of gender, class and "popular" vs. "formal" science in resource allocation and land use.
Tel: 508-793-7176

Paul Ropp, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of History
Chinese social and intellectual history
Tel: 1-508-793-7213

Robert Ross, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Sociology and The Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
Labor and labor rights in global context; urban structures; social policy

Walter Schatzberg, Ph.D.
Co-director of the Leir Center in Luxembourg;

Valerie Sperling, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science
Dr. Sperling teaches a variety of courses in comparative politics, including Russian politics; revolution and political violence; mass murder and genocide under communism; transitions to democracy; globalization and democracy; and introduction to women’s studies. Her research interests include globalization and accountability, social movements, gender politics, patriotism and militarism, and state-building in the post-communist region.
Tel: 1-508-793-7679

Michael Spingler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French, Language, Literature and Culture Department; Adjunct Associate Professor of Screen Studies
French cinema

Barbara Thomas-Slayter, Ph.D.
IDCE Research Professor Local institutions, women and public policy, peasant-state relations, gender issues, non-governmental organizations
Tel: 1-508-793-7454

Kristen Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science
International relations theory, arms control and international security, nationalism and ethnic politics, U.S. foreign policy, women, gender and conflict.
Tel: 1-508-793-7446