Committee Members

IGS Advisory Committee

Kathleen Macfie, Ph.D.

Director of International and Global Studies, Associate Professor of Russian Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Global Languages and Communities (LLC)
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Dr. Macfie’s specialty is Modern Russian Literature, and her work in African-American literary ties to Russian intellectual thought was instrumental in UNCG receiving UCEA/Peterson’s Innovative Distance Education Program Award in 2000.

Maria Anastasiou, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for International Programs
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Dr. Anastasiou leads UNC Greensboro’s internationalization efforts by working closely with multiple constituents across campus to create and implement global learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Maria has taught numerous classes on Foreign Policy and International Relations and likes to teach college-level classes when time permits.

James Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of History at UNCG
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Dr. Anderson’s specialty is Imperial China, Modern China, Sino-Vietnamese Relations, East Asia, Southeast Asia.

Ali Askerov, Ph.D

Assistant Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG
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Dr. Askerov has been teaching in the areas of peace studies, international relations, political history, public international law, and political ideas. His publications include numerous articles as well as a book: Chechens from Past to Future. His research fields include ethnic conflict, peace education, theories of conflict resolution, qualitative research methods, and the history of political ideas.

Michael Broache, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Political Science
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Michael Broache is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science.  Dr. Broache’s teaching and research focuses on international relations, international law, and political violence, with a substantive emphasis on the International Criminal Court and a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Ye (Jane) He, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNCG
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Her research interests include teacher beliefs and development, ESL professional development, and teacher cultural competency development.

Etsuko Kinefuchi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNCG
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Dr. Kinefuchi’s scholarly interests include critical inter/cultural communication, ecology and culture, ecofeminism, critical discourse analysis, social movement, cultural identities, multiculturalism and pedagogy, transnationalism and diaspora, and building intercultural alliances.

Neelofer Qadir

Neelofer Qadir

Assistant Professor in Department of English at UNCG
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Dr. Neelofer Qadir is a scholar and teacher of contemporary literary and cultural studies of the Global South with a focus on the Indian Ocean world. Her teaching interests include 20th and 21st century literary and cultural studies focusing on Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean; colonialism, postcolonialism, and empire studies; histories of global capitalism; race, gender, and sexuality studies.

Linda Rupert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of History at UNCG
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Dr. Rupert’s areas of interest are Early modern Atlantic and Caribbean, Colonial Americas, Comparative slavery & slave societies, Historical geography & cartography, and Comparative maritime history.

John Stehlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Geography, Environment, and Sustainability
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Dr. Stehlin is interested in urban political economy, mobility, and infrastructure. His research examines how new mobility infrastructures intersect race, class, and the division of labor in the production of urban space, particularly in the context of gentrification, “creative city” strategies, and sustainable urbanism. He teaches Introduction to Human Geography and Economic Geography, and is interested in innovative classroom methods, urban field study, and qualitative methods.

Chiaki Takagi, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer of Japanese and Asian Studies, Director of Japanese Studies, Placement Test Coordinator
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Dr. Takagi’s primary research subject is the contemporary Japanese writer Harumi Murakami. She won the UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence in 2013 and the American Association of Teachers of Japanese teaching award in 2014. She enjoys serving as the faculty advisor of J-Club.

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William Zang

IGS Assistant Director
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