The International Studies Program is interdisciplinary, drawing on faculty from across a wide range of academic departments including: Anthropology, Art History, Chinese, Communications Studies, Economics, English, French, German, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Spanish, Sociology and Theater.
Melissa Byrnes, PhD, is the Chair of the program. Click on her web page to learn more about her educational background and research interests.
Assistant Professor of History
Specialty: Modern European History, France and the French Empire, Migration, Human Rights,Humanitarianism
You can also view the web pages of the other members of the International Studies committee to learn more about their educational backgrounds and research interests.
Professor of History
Specialty: Chinese and Japanese History; Historiography; World History
Associate Professor of Spanish
Specialty: Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture
Professor of Anthropology
Specialty: Topical:Environment; Conservation; Development; Race and Racism; Social Theory;Environmental History; Tourism; Gender.Area: Belize; Caribbean;U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Central Texas
Assistant Professor of Art History
Fine Arts 135
Specialty: East Asian Art History; Art and Archaeology of Early China
Professor of Political Science
Specialty: Comparative Politics (Comparative Revolutions; Contentious Politics; Latin American and Caribbean Politics; Ideologies); International Politics (Peace and Conflict); Political Sociology.
Professor of Art History
Fine Arts 232
Specialty: Modern German and Austrian art; European modernism; history of art history.
Tisha TempleDirector of Intercultural Learning