faculty together with visiting speaker

Affiliated Faculty

The Center draws upon existing faculty expertise across a wide range of disciplines, in order to create a confluence of scholarship, teaching, and community engagement throughout the university. With a scope of inquiry that moves readily from local communities to global patterns, the Center provides opportunities for faculty and students across the University to act as engaged citizens through scholarship, teaching, and community engagement with local partners.

Faculty associated with the Center conduct fundamental scholarship on the character, causes, and consequences of contemporary migration across and within countries, focusing specifically on the role that migration plays in human development and personal dignity.

The Center and associated faculty provide important resources for students interested in conducting research in the field of migration studies or pursuing a career in the field. The Center provides a focal point for students to more easily identify faculty mentors, particularly those that may be located outside their major or outside their School. Those mentors support student research, including presentation at the Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium, conference presentations, and publication of research papers.

Disciplines of our Faculty

  • Psychology
  • English
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Modern Languages
  • Theology
  • African Studies

Faculty Members

Dr. James Bailey

Associate Professor of Theology

Dr. Emad Mirmotahari

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Gerald Boodoo

Director of the Center for African Studies, Associate Professor of Theology

Dr. Anna Scheid

Associate Professor Theology

Dr. Suzanne Barnard

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Matthew Schneirov

Associate Professor of Sociology

Dr. Robin Chapdelaine

Assistant Professor of History

Dr. Jennie Schulze

Director of the CMDCS, Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. John Dwyer

Associate Professor of History

Dr. Andrew Simpson

Associate Professor of History

Dr. Elizabeth Fein

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Lucía Osa-Melero

Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

Dr. Jessie Goicoechea

Director of the Rita M. McGinley Psychology Clinic, Director of Clinical Training, and Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Anita Zuberi

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Michael Irwin

Associate Professor of Sociology

Dr. Erik Garrett

Assistant Professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies

Dr. Leswin Laubscher

Associate Professor of Psychology & Dept. Chair