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University of Oregon

Core Faculty

Yvonne Braun

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, African Studies Program; Graduate Program Director (International Studies)
  • Phone: (541) 346-5752
  • Office: 318 Hendricks Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014: Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00, Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Sociology
  • Interests: Research focuses on intersection of gender, development, environment, and globalization, with a specific focus on the social and socio-environmental consequences of a large-scale World Bank funded dam development project in Lesotho, Southern Africa.

Kathie Carpenter

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: (541) 346-3898
  • Office: 356 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014: TBA

Dennis Galvan

  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • Phone: (541) 346-2851
  • Office: 333 Oregon Hall
  • Office Hours: Mondays 3:30-5 PM; Wednesday 1-2:30 PM Fall Term
  • Interests: sustainability, culture and development, politics of culture, identity and community, political legitimation, multiple forms of modernity, primary field work in West Africa, secondary field work in Indonesia and Argentina
  • Website: Website

Derrick Hindery

  • Title: Associate Professor, Departments of International Studies and Geography
  • Phone: (541) 346-6106
  • Office: 345 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014: Wednesdays 1:15-3:15
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Women's And Gender Studies
  • Interests: My research focuses on impacts of neoliberal and "post-neoliberal" models of economic development on communities (primarily indigenous communities) and the environment in Latin America and the U.S.

Angela Joya

  • Title: Assistant Professor of Global Political Economy
  • Phone: (541) 346-2544
  • Office: 347 PLC
  • Office Hours: Office Hours by appointment only until January 2015.
  • Interests: Political Economy, Middle East and North Africa (with a focus on Egypt and Syria), State Formation, Globalization and State Restructuring , Property Relations and Class Conflict, Political Islam
  • Website: Website

Anita Weiss

  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Department Head
  • Phone: (541) 346-3245
  • Office: 307 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014: Wednesdays 10-12
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology
  • Interests: Pakistan: development, women's rights, political Islam
  • Website: Website

Stephen Wooten

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: (541) 346-5299
  • Office: 354 PLC
  • Office Hours: By appointment. Send an email request.

Kristin Yarris

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (541) 346-1363
  • Office: 313 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014: please email for appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Anthropology