Faculty


Dana Zartner

Department Chair
(415) 422-6193

Dana Zartner specializes in international and comparative law, with a focus on environmental protections and human rights. Her primary interest lies...

Education:

PhD, Political Science, University of California, Davis | JD, Concentration in International Law, Boston University | BA, International Relations, Hamline University

Courses:

Intro to Int'l Politics, Global Environmental Politics, Human Rights, Int'l Law & Organizations, Special Topics, Directed Study, Honors Thesis Seminar, Erasmus Overseas Program, Glob Serv-Learn Sust Dev Semin, Glob Serv-Learn Sus Dev Intern, Glob Serv-Learn Res/Refl Semin, Econ of the Developing World, Human Rights and International Law, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Special Topics, Directed Reading, International Law and Organizations, Human Rights/Global Change, International Environmental Politics, Writing Requirement, Comparative Law

John Zarobell

Program Director
(415) 422-4734

John Zarobell is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director of International Studies (BA) at the University of San Francisco. Formerly, he held...

Education:

PhD, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley | MA, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley | BA, Fine Art, Hampshire College

Courses:

Special Topics, The World Since 1945, Research Methods, Colonialism and Empire, Postcolo Migration & Cities, Directed Study, BAIS Internship, History and Politics of Global Issues, Special Topics, Curatorial Studies Practicum, The World Since 1945, Introduction to Globalization, Urban Theories and Methods

Olivier Bercault

Adjunct Professor

Olivier Bercault specializes in armed conflicts, refugee issues and international criminal prosecutions. He served in the emergencies program at...

Courses:

Human Rights and International Law, Politics of Conflict and Peace

Lucia Cantero

Assistant Professor

Lucia Cantero is an anthropologist concerned with the intersection of aesthetics, politics and identity. Her areas of research include Latin America...

Education:

PhD in the Department of Anthropology and African American Studies, Yale University. | MA Social Sciences, University of Chicago | BA Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Courses:

Special Topics in Anthropology, Honors Thesis Seminar, International Studies:Themes, Theories and Perspectives, History and Politics of Global Issues, Research & Thesis Writing, Special Topics

Brian Dowd-Uribe

Assistant Professor

Brian Dowd-Uribe is an Assistant Professor in the International Studies Department at the University of San Francisco. His current research explores...

Education:

PhD, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Courses:

The Global Economy, Special Topics, Honors Thesis Seminar, Nature Immersion, Env Studies Cornerstone Sem, History and Politics of Global Issues, Development & the Environment, Research & Thesis Writing, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Politics of International Aid and Development

Lindsay Gifford

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4135

Lindsay Gifford is an Assistant Professor of International Studies and Anthropology, and she is currently the Faculty Advisor for the Culture,...

Education:

PhD, Anthropology, Boston University | BA in Anthropology from CSU Northridge | graduate of Middlebury College’s Arabic Language School | graduate of Damascus University’s Arabic language program in Syria

Expertise:

Cultural Anthropology of the Middle East

Courses:

Intro to Anthropology, The Anthropology of Food: Culture, Class, Power and Change, Special Topics in Anthropology, Research Methods, International Studies:Themes, Theories and Perspectives, Research & Thesis Writing, Special Topics

Roberto Gutièrrez Varea

Professor, Theater
(415) 422-2071

Roberto Gutiérrez Varea began his career in theater in his native Argentina. His research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of...

Courses:

Perform & Cultural Resistance, Directed Study, Latin@ American Performance & Culture, Directed Study, Perform & Cultural Resistance, Latin@ American Performance and Culture, Cabaret Production, Workshop: Play Production, Special Topics in Theater, Directed Study

Dorothy Kidd

Professor/Faculty Adviser KUSF
(415) 422-5061

Dorothy Kidd received her PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University. She has published in the area of political economy of media, media and...

Education:

PhD, Communication, Simon Fraser University

Courses:

Special Topics, Civic Media, Cultural Industries, Special Topics in Media Studies, Media Workshop, Directed Study, Alternative Media and Social Change, Human Rights and Media, Human Rights and Media

Christopher Loperena

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6914

Christopher Loperena is a sociocultural anthropologist (PhD Texas, 2012) and an assistant professor in the International Studies Department at the...

Education:

PhD, Social Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin | MA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin | BA, International Studies, University of Chicago

Courses:

Intro to Anthropology, Special Topics, International Studies:Themes, Theories and Perspectives, Development & the Environment, Special Topics, Introduction to Globalization

Keally McBride

Professor
(415) 422-4379

Dr. Keally McBride joined the Politics department in Fall 2007. She received her graduate degrees at University of California at Berkeley with a...

Education:

Graduate degrees (focus in Political Theory), University of California, Berkeley

Expertise:

Political Theory, Feminist Politics and Theory, Citizenship and Globalization, American Political Thought, Theories of Justice, Comparative Western European Politics

Courses:

Research Methods, Erasmus Community, Research & Thesis Writing, Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs, Pub Affrs & Applied Demcr Thry, Directed Reading, Ideas and Institutions, Change and Conflict, Politics & Society in Europe, Politics of War & Peace, Directed Study, Senior Pol - Honors Seminar, Rsrch Methds for Urban Affairs, Rsrch Methds for Urban Affairs

Jeffrey Paller

Assistant Professor
(415) 433-4590

Jeffrey Paller specializes in African politics and sustainable urban development. His research examines the practice of democracy and accountability...

Education:

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison | BA, Northwestern University

Courses:

Ideas and Institutions, Cities, Slums and Democracy, Global Economic Justice, Politics and Development in Africa, Politics of International Aid and Development, Special Topics in Politics, Senior Pol - Honors Seminar

Stephen Roddy

Professor
(415) 422-6080

Stephen Roddy is a professor of Modern and Classical Languages, received his PhD in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and specializes in...

Education:

PhD, Princeton University

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Chinese/Old Gold Mountain, Chinese Literature in Translation, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Japanese Literature in Translation, Naturalism in Japanese Literature, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Sadia Saeed

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4673

Before joining the Department of Sociology at the University of San Francisco, Sadia Saeed held postdoctoral fellowships at the Maurer School of Law...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor | MA, University of Notre Dame, Indiana | BSc (Honors), Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Laleh Shahideh EdD

Assistant Professor

Education:

EdD, Organization and Leadership, University of San Francisco, CA

Courses:

Special Topics, BAIS Internship, Introduction to Organization and Leadership

Yaniv Stopnitzky

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4498

Dr. Yaniv Stopnitzky received his PhD from Yale University. His areas of specialization include environmental and development economics, with a focus...

Education:

PhD, Yale University

Courses:

The Global Economy, Directed Study, The Global Economy, Directed Reading, Adv Applied Econometrics, Economics of Development

Annick Wibben

Professor
(415) 422-5058

Annick T.R. Wibben is professor of Politics and International Studies as well as the director of the Peace and Justice Studies program. She...

Education:

PhD, International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwth, UK | M.Soc.Sc., International Relations and European Studies, University of Tampere, Finland | Vordiplom, Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany

Courses:

Intro to Int'l Politics, Directed Study, Politics of Conflict and Peace, Special Topics in Politics, Politics of War & Peace, Feminist International Relations, Directed Study, Sociology of Peace and War