Our People


Michael M. Bechtel

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Director of Environmental Policy Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research Fellow

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Cindy Brantmeier

  • Professor of Applied Linguistics, Global Studies (primary appointment)
  • Education (by courtesy) Psychological and Brain Sciences (by courtesy) Romance Languages and Literatures (by courtesy) Director and Adviser of Applied Linguistics Faculty Fellow of International Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Faculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health

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Carol Camp Yeakey

  • Professor of Education, Urban Studies, International and Area Studies, African and African American Studies, and American Culture Studies
  • Founding Director of the Center on Urban Research & Public Policy and the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies

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Lionel Cuillé

  • Teaching Professor in French
  • Director of the cultural center "French ConneXions" and "France for the Pre-Med program in Nice"

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​Ignacio Infante

  • ​Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish
  • Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities Comparative Literature Undergraduate Study Abroad Coordinator

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Frank Lovett

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Professor of Philosophy, by courtesy Director of Undergraduate Studies in Political Science Director of Legal Studies

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​Rebecca Messbarger

  • ​Professor of Italian
  • Affiliate Professor of History, Art History, Global Studies, Performing Arts, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian Co-Founder and First Director of Medical Humanities

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Michelle Purdy

  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Director of the Undergraduate Program in Educational Studies Affiliate Faculty, African and African-American Studies & Urban Studies

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​Ignacio Sánchez Prado​

  • ​Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Latin American Studies program Dean’s Fellow for Intercultural Competence Initiatives

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​Hayrettin Yücesoy

  • ​Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, History (Affiliate), and Global Studies
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies Study Abroad Advisor for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

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