Profiles in "Global Studies" Expertise Area

  • Haglund's research interests include human rights, globalization and international political economy, sociology of development, macro- and comparative sociology, law and society, and institutions and social change.
  • Nelson's research focuses on cycles of social complexity and connectivity among the ancient cultures of northwestern Mexico and the American Southwest and on human roles in and responses to the desertification of grasslands.
  • Chance studies sociocultural anthropology, including race and class in Colonial Mexico.
  • Rush is a historian of Southeast Asia who explores themes of colonialism, religion, biography, and current affairs. His latest books are Hamka's Great Story and Southeast Asia: a very short introduction.
  • Thomas’s research and teaching focus on world cultural processes and their constitutive effects on authority, agency, and identity. He studies how these processes affect religions and how religions engage them.
  • Haines is co-director of ASU's Center of Muslim Experience in the U.S. and associate professor of Religious Studies. As a cultural anthropologist he researches on marginal communities and Islamic values of peace, community wellbeing, and lived ethics.
  • Sivak's interests include the politics of secession and self-determination, cultural globalization, and global cities.
  • Gil-Osle's interests include Spanish literature, golden age, Cervantes, Tirso de Molina, Celestina, Basque Studies, theater, comparative literature, friendship theory, networking theory, gender studies, and ekphrasis.
  • Nelson has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in top academic journals, as well as Latin American case studies in the Thunderbird case series that are staples in business schools across the country.