International Studies Archive

Nathan Kunz, University of North Florida – Fast Disaster Response

Disasters are unpredictable and our response time needs improving. Nathan Kunz, assistant professor of operations management

Lori Poloni-Staudinger, Northern Arizona University – Female Terrorists

Female terrorists are used partly for their shock value. Lori Poloni-Staudinger, professor and department chair in

Devyn Spence Benson, Louisiana State University – Obama, Cuba and Afro-Cubans

Will President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba help Afro-Cubans? Devyn Spence Benson, assistant professor in the

Spike Lee, University of Toronto – A Cultural Look at Moral Purity

The definition of purity doesn’t change across cultures, but ideas about the processes of purification do.

David Hugh-Jones, University of East Anglia – Honesty Across Cultures

If you’re looking for honesty, not all countries are alike. David Hugh-Jones, senior lecturer in economics

Tobin Porterfield, Towson University – Unlocking the Mysterious Isle

Cuba is undergoing changes in the wake of new travel policies by the U.S. Tobin Porterfield,

Maria Aysa-Lastra, Winthrop University – The Great Recession and Latino Immigrants

What do the recessions of Spain and the United States have in common? Maria Aysa-Lastra, assistant

Jeffrey Kappen, Drake University – Middle East Economics

The next big economic power might not be where you’d expect it. Jeffrey Kappen, international business

Kristen Ghodsee, Bowdoin College – The Left Side of History

The term “communist” certainly has an associated stigma, especially in the United States. Kristen Ghodsee, a

Geoff Harkness, Morningside College – Autonomy of the Athletic Field

Playing fields aren’t just for sports. Geoff Harkness, a sociologist at Morningside College, discusses his research