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International Studies and Programs Fellows and Research Associates

Faculty Fellows and Research Associates

The central mission of International Studies and Programs (ISP) is supporting the international research of a talented and growing cadre of international studies faculty.

For many years ISP has appointed Fellows from among regular UMSL faculty and provided funds to support their research projects. What began as a corps of two research fellows has grown to 29, establishing our unique role as the only research-oriented international studies center in the state of Missouri. The books and articles published by ISP fellows reflect an impressive productivity and multidisciplinary diversity.

ISP Fellows for AY2017–2018

ROSEMARIE BREFELD, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis

Associate Teaching Professor of Language and Cultural Studies

Project: International and Domestic Students’ Perceptions of Each Other in Small Group Activities


SUSAN BROWNELL, Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara

Professor of Anthropology

Project: Olympic Hospitality and East Asia’s Position in Globalization

 

ZACHARY CAIRNS, Ph.D. Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Associate Professor of Music Theory

Project: A Musical Statement of Christian Faith in the Soviet Union: Edison Denisov’s Requiem

 

BETTINA CASAD, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences and Faculty Affiliate, Gender Studies

Project: Social Identity and Attitudes toward Immigrants in Spain, Italy, and Greece

 

DEBORAH COHEN, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Associate Professor of History

Project: Book Projects on 1968 Student Movements and Mexican Labor Migration to the US

  

ANGELA COKER, Ph.D., The Union Institute and University

Associate Professor of Education Sciences and Professional Programs

Project: International Counseling and Development: A Call to the Profession

 

RITA CSAPÓ-SWEET, Ed.D. Harvard University

Associate Professor of Theatre & Cinema Arts

Project: A Film: Little Bosnia

 

FELIA DAVENPORT, M.F.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Associate Professor of Theatre & Cinema Arts

Project: Challenges in Synergizing Aesthetic Dimension and Theatre Technology in the Production of the Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright, Lynn Nottage’s, Intimate Apparel

 

STEPHANIE DI PIETRO, Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park

Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Project: Research on Post-war Bosnia

 

ANNE FOLTA FISH, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Associate Professor of Nursing

Project: Insulin Injection Research Study in China

 

JENNIFER FISHER, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis

Assistant Teaching Professor of Art & Design

Project: Multiculturalism in Canadian Art Education

 

EMILY GERSTEIN, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

Project: Maternal Depression and Stress in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

 

JEAN-GERMAIN GROS, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Administration

Project: Sino-African Relations: Toward a View from Below

 

ALAN HEISEL, Ed.D., West Virginia University

Professor of Communication & Media

Project: Science in US and German Media: A Preliminary Investigation of Global Trends

 

MATTHEW HENRY, M.A., Webster University

Assistant Teaching Professor of Music

Project: Music of the African Diaspora: Drumming.

 

MIN JU, Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Project: Marketing Capability, Market Forces, and Product Innovation in Emerging Markets

  

KARLIJN KUIJPERS, Ph.D. Tilburg University

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Project: Intimate Partner Violence among Romantic Couples

 

STELLA MARKOU, D.M.A., University of Arizona

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Vocal Studies, and Opera Theatre

Project: “Pop-Up” Opera in Scotland

 

ERICKA SANNER-STIEHR, Ph.D., University of Missouri–Kansas City

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Project: Maintaining a Sustainable International Nursing Workforce

 

UMA SEGAL, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Professor of Social Work

Project: Migration between Japan and Brazil by the Japanese Brazilians

 

FLORIAN SICHLING, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Project: The Syrian Refugee Study

 

JACQUELINE THOMPSON, M.F.A., University of Louisville

Assistant Professor of Theatre & Cinema Arts

Project: Challenges in Synergizing Aesthetic Dimension and Theatre Technology in the Production of the Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright, Lynn Nottage’s, Intimate Apparel

 

ADRIANO UDANI, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Administration

Project: The Consequences of Immigration Law Enforcement on Latino Political Attitudes and Behavior

 

MATT VOGEL, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Project: The DeprivedHoods Project

 

GAIYAN ZHANG, Ph.D., University of California at Irvine

Professor of Finance & Legal Studies

Project: Effects of Deposit Insurance on Bank Funding and Lending: Evidence from Global Banks during the Crisis

 

Fellow Application Guidelines

Contact Robert Baumann for Fellow application guidelines.

Information contact:

Dr. Joel Glassman, Director, International Studies & Programs

Robert A. Baumann, Assistant Director, International Studies and Programs