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Brian is the co-author of God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion (Temple University Press, 2013) and A Matter of Discretion: The Political Behavior of Catholic Priests in the U.S. and Ireland (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016). He has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles in numerous journals including Political Research Quarterly, Political Communication, Political Behavior, Social Science Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and PS: Political Science and Politics.
Brian's experience in applied politics includes serving as policy advisor for the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission. He is also a political reporter and producer for Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
Professor of Political Science, Faculty Affiliate Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and Asian Studies
1114 Crosley Tower
Jenkins' book Identity and Identification in India: Defining the Disadvantaged (Routledge, 2003, 2009) examines competing demands for affirmative action on the basis of caste, religion, class, and gender and the ways the government identifies recipients through the courts, census and official certificates. Her research as a Fulbright New Century Scholar in South Africa and India resulted in Affirmative Action Matters: Creating Opportunities for Students Around the World, co-edited with Michele S. Moses (Routledge 2014).
In her articles, she analyzes religious freedom and conversion, competing minorities’ claims for affirmative action, colonial and contemporary government anthropology, the role of social science in anti-discrimination law, reserved legislative seats for women, and the role of culture and the arts in sustainable development. Her book chapters examine religious family law, mass religious conversion as protest, comparative affirmative action, minority rights, historically Dalit colleges, and anxious secularism. In addition to two Fulbrights, she has received fellowships from the Dartmouth Humanities Center and the United States Institute of Peace.
Affirmative action matters: Creating opportunities for students around the world. (with Michele S. Moses). New York: Routledge, 2014.
Coauthor of the following chapters in Affirmative Action Matters:
- With Michele S. Moses. “National vicissitudes in higher education affirmative action policies.”
- With Michele S. Moses, Christina Hong Paguyo, and Laurel Wei. “Assessing affirmative action programs on six continents.”
- With Kavita A. Sharma. “India: Beginning a new debate on reserved admissions for castes, tribes and ‘Other Backward Classes.’”
- With Rudi Kimmie. “South Africa: Affirming affirmative action through university alternate access programs.”
- With Michele S. Moses. “Affirmative action matters: Social justice in the era of diversity.”
With Jenn Dye. “Women and Development.” In Michael T. Snarr and D. Neil Snarr, eds. Introducing Global Issues (6th edition). Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016.
With Rina Williams. “Secular anxieties and transnational engagements in India.” In Marian Burchard, Mattias Middel, and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, eds. Multiple Secularities Beyond the West: Religion and modernity in the global age. de Gruyter, 2015, pp. 19-38.
Professor Lewis's research has appeared in many social science journals. He also has a book about the growth of rights politics within conservative Christianity under contract Cambridge University Press that should be released in Fall 2017. Professor Lewis also occasionally contributes to FiveThirtyEight, as well as other media outlets.
In addition to his research, Professor Lewis is the Book Review Editor at Politics & Religion, the academic journal for the Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. He is also the director and creator of the Legal Studies Certificate at UC.
Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies
1108 Crosley Tower
Dr. Mistry is author of two major books. The first, Containing Missile Proliferation, is a comprehensive study of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and its impact on 14 missile programs; it also analyzes the supply-side approach to nonproliferation. The second, The US-India Nuclear Agreement, offers the most detailed analysis of nuclear negotiations with India; it highlights the impact of domestic politics on nuclear diplomacy. His additional writings appear in journals such as International Security, Security Studies, Asian Survey, Political Science Quarterly, and Arms Control Today, and in the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, and Washington Post.
Dr. Mistry's current research projects examine regional nuclear challenges and the global arms control regime; the new dimensions of missile proliferation and missile defense; and US-India strategic relations and their implications for Asian security.
At the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Mistry directed the program in Asian Studies, and also developed and administered the academic programs in security studies.
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
1107 Crosley Tower
Professor and Director of The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center; Department of Political Science & School of Architecture and Interior Design; UNESCO Water Chair (PhD, Monash University)
PhD Monash University (AU) 2002 – Philosophy and Cultural Studies
MA Deakin University (AU) 2000 – Department of Politics & Philosophy
BA (First Class Honors Philosophy) Deakin University (AU) 1998
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Cultural politics, environmental politics, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, water justice, contemporary continental philosophy.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Professor (Political Science and the School of Architecture and Interior Design)
Director of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center & Chair of Taft Faculty, University of Cincinnati
Faculty – Environmental Studies, Political Science; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Philosophy; and Judaic Studies
UNESCO co-chair Water Access and Sustainability
Visiting Professorial Fellow – iCinema, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Professor, Department of Political Science and Faculty Affiliate, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
1204 Crosley Tower
Assistant Professor, Political Science; Affiliate Faculty, WGSS
1115 Crosley Tower
Dr. Sanders’ research agenda lies at the intersection of international law, international security, and human rights. Her current project examines the complex and often contradictory role of legal and normative constraints in shaping contentious post-9/11 American interrogation, detention, "targeted killing," and surveillance practices. She is particularly concerned with the legitimizing and immunizing functions of legal argument and the reciprocal effects such processes have on the rule of law.
Dr. Sanders is also developing new research on international norm contestation in global politics, which explores backlash against the international women's rights agenda at the United Nations and beyond.
Associate Professor of Political Science; Affiliate Faculty, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Asian Studies
1118 Crosley Tower
Assistant Professor Educator, Director of Undergraduate Studies
1121 Crosley Tower
Dr. Ivan Dinev Ivanov has taught at the University of Cincinnati, Georgetown College and Muskingum University. His primary areas of teaching and research interests are international relations and comparative politics with focus on international security, alliance politics and NATO. Also, his regional focus is Europe and the Middle East, as well as various aspects of international cooperation, politics of transition and economic development. His book entitled "Transforming NATO: new allies, missions and capabilities" was published by Lexington Books/ Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in 2011 (paperback, April 2013, Chinese edition 2014). Author's update is posted here. For additional information and recent updates about his research, please visit Dr. Ivanov's Academia.edu webpage.
Dr. Ivanov also serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies and works with International Affairs and Political Science majors transferring to UC, planning to study abroad, as well as students pursuing Certificate in Security Studies. He is also primary contact person in the Political Science Department for questions related to requirements for graduation, semester conversion and study abroad. Dr. Ivanov was awarded the 2012 Sarah Grant Barber Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at the University of Cincinnati. Updated information about his course offerings and office hours is available here. For list of other advisors and their office hours, please visit the department advising webpage. Detailed information about our programs and specific programmatic requirements is available on the Undergraduate Advising Portal. Make sure to review the documents and videos before signing up for an appointment. If you are interested to complete academic credit for your internship, visit the Internship for Academic Credit page for more information. Note that you need to obtain permission to register for POL 4090 (offered in the Fall).
Dr. Ivanov leads a study abroad program on International Institutions and Global Governance (POL 2097) which takes students to Brussels and the Hague. The program will be offered again in Spring 2019 via the University Honors Program. For up-to-date information please visit the program's webpage (note that the application deadline for 2019 is early September 2018).
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Dr. Ivanov won the May 2017 e-Learning Champion award for his use of Echo 360 lecture capture and engagement software in the POL 1080 Introduction to International Relations. Here is more information about the award. Below is a link to his interview in McMicken Monthly (January 2012) featuring his book on NATO: Q&A: Ivan Dinev Ivanov, Political Science – NATO Changed But Still Relevant. His current research on NATO partnerships and smart defense was profiled in UC
Head, Department of Journalism & Associate Professor
22 B McMicken Hall
Research Professor of Family and Community Medicine; Director of Telemedicine
4453B Medical Sciences Building
Professor Doarn serves as an Editor-in-Chief of the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal since 2005. Professor Doarn is a recognized leader in telemedicine as a scholar and teacher, having published 2 books, over 342 manuscripts, editorials, federal reports and 36 book chapters on telemedicine and space medicine. Professor Doarn is editor or associate editor on several books related to Space Medicine and telemedicine in disasters.
Professor Doarn is also a key faculty member in UC's MPH program where he teach 3-4 graduate courses per year and advises graduate students and medical students in areas including global health, public health informatics, and e-health.
Professor Doarn was recognized by the American Telemedicine Association as the 2016 Individual Leadership awardee.
728B Old Chemistry Building
Next academic year, I plan to write a proposal for a BA in Japanese, a proposal for department status for Asian Studies, continue all the service work performed this year and develop ans offer a new course for Political Science (Globalization, offered spring, 2013). More importantly, I plan to continue my research on Southeast Asia which should result in publications.
Asst Professor - Visiting
1202 Crosley Tower
Professor and Graduate Director, Political Science
1120 Crosley Tower
Professor Emeritus of Political Science Adjunct Professor of Law
Ohio State Employment Relations Board (SERB), Roster of Neutrals, Fact Finder, Conciliator
3824D French Hall
Ph.D. Student, Junior Research Associate
Ph.D. Candidate, 2018-2019 Pre-Doctoral Fellow at ISCS
His Ph.D. thesis develops a new theoty of enduring hegemony - pervasive hegemony.
Igor works on several ongoing research projects:
- Economic power factor: primus inter pares?
- Geopolitics: Shangri-La of International Relations
- A Comparison of EU and NATO’s Approaches to Managing and Regulating Cyber Threats
- Sanctioning Iran: the case of a latent blowback for the European Union
- Economic intelligence: a comparative study
Mr. Kovač is active in different think tanks and NGOs, such as REFORMISS, and The Slovenian Paneuropean Movement. He cooperates with the Slovenian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and has delivered lectures on geopolitics on several academic institutions across Europe.
Personal Website: http://anwarmhajne.weebly.com
Kristina’s research concentration is in comparative politics and international relations with a focus on the intersection of religion and politics. Her dissertation, In Search of Rights: The Use of Transnational Advocacy Networks in Response to Restrictions on Religion is a comparative analysis of Christian minorities in India and Malaysia and their use of transnational advocacy networks in response to state-imposed limits on religious practice. Her research is generously supported by a dissertation fellowship from the Taft Research Center. Kristina’s broad research interests include identity politics, international law, social movements, and human rights.
Ph.D., Student, Graduate Assistant
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Assistant
He also has secondary interests in International Security, U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Governance.