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Core Faculty

Yvonne Braun

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: WGS Department Head and Graduate Advisor
  • Phone: 541-346-5752
  • Office: 318 Hendricks Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2018: Weds 1:30 -3:30 and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, 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.
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Kathie Carpenter

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-3898
  • Office: 356 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2018:Monday 10:00 - 12:00 or by appointment
  • Interests: Childhood in cross-cultural perspective, Children's museums, Southeast Asia
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Dennis Galvan

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • Phone: 541-346-5851
  • Office: 372 Oregon Hall
  • Interests: culture and development, culturally sustainable development, identity and community, political legitimation, multiple forms of modernity, primary field work in West Africa, secondary field work in Indonesia
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Derrick Hindery

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-6106
  • Office: 345 PLC
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:45-12:45
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, Geography, Latin American Studies, Women's And Gender Studies
  • Interests: Neoliberal and "post-neoliberal" models of economic development on communities and environment in Latin America and the U.S. Sustainable community development projects in indigenous territories in Bolivia (e.g. extraction of Copaibo oil, Babassu/Cuzi oil)
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Angela Joya

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Additional Title: Wayne Morse Resident Scholar, 2017-2018
  • Phone: (541) 346-2544
  • Office: 347 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2018: MW, 10-11 and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Political Science
  • Interests: Globalization and the State, Political Economy,War & Conflict, Migrant & Refugee Crises, Radicalization, Political Islam, Middle East & North Africa (focus on Egypt and Syria). Fieldwork in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey.
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Galen Martin

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  • Title: Sr. Instructor
  • Additional Title: Intenational Studies Undergraduate Prog. Dir.
  • Phone: 541-346-9178
  • Office: 346 PLC
  • Office Hours: W 2018: W 10:30-11:30, Th 2:00-3:30, F by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Latin American Studies
  • Interests: global food security, sustainable development, political ecology, conflict resolution, Latin America

Anita Weiss

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3245
  • Office: 307 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2018 office hours: Tuesdays 11 am - 1 pm & by appointments
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology
  • Interests: Pakistan: development, women's rights, political Islam
  • Website: Website
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Stephen Wooten

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5299
  • Office: 354 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2018: by appt only
  • Interests: Food studies, local-global dynamics, agrarian change, expressive culture
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Kristin Yarris

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  • Title: Assistant Professor, International Studies
  • Additional Title: Director, Global Health Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-1363
  • Office: 313 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2018: Tues. 2:00-4:00 & by appt.
  • Affiliated Departments: Anthropology
  • Interests: global health, global mental health, transnational migration, social and cultural dimensions of health, migrants and refugees, Nicaragua, Mexico, Latin America
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