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The Ph.D. Program is administered by the Ph.D. Program Committee. The current members of the Ph.D. Program Committee are as follows. The Committee also includes ex officio members, namely the Director and the Associate Director of the Jackson School, as well as the Director of Student Services.
Gad Barzilai is Professor of Law, International Studies and Political Science, in the Jackson School of International Studies; and adjunct Professor in the Law, Societies, and Justice Program. Barzilai is also currently the Dean of University of Haifa Law School. His research and teaching interests are in the LRG and PVS fields. He is a leading scholar on law, politics and society, having published more than 17 books and 170 articles and essays on these issues. He was recently named one of the top 50 law professors cited and referred to on the internet. Some of his award-winning books include: In Communities and Law: Politics and Cultures of Legal Identities (University of Michigan Press, 2003, 2005) he paved the way for a new understating of the role of communities in shaping practices in and towards law. In his Law and Religion (Ashgate 2007), he edited some of the classics to make a novel contribution to our understanding of this topic. In his Wars, Internal Conflicts and Political Order (SUNY 1996), he suggested a new way for understanding the construction of political-legal order and disorder in times of national security emergencies. He has also published widely on topics related to the politics of rights, comparative law, law and political power, law and violence, communities and law, group rights, liberal jurisprudence, national security, democracies and law, as well as issues concerning Middle East and Israeli politics and law. His research combines knowledge in the social sciences, mainly political science and political sociology, with political theory, theories of jurisprudence, comparative politics and comparative law. He has been trained to use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Barzilai has been active in regional and international organizations dealing with human rights and has experience also in litigation and policy analysis. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Chirot is Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies and also professor of sociology. He has a BA from Harvard and a PhD from Columbia. He has authored books about social change, ethnic conflict, genocides, Eastern Europe, and tyranny. His research and teaching interests are in the PVS field. He is the author of Modern Tyrants: The Power and Prevalence of Evil in Our Age (Free Press/Princeton University Press); co-author of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (Princeton University Press). In addition, he has edited or co-edited books on Leninism’s decline, on entrepreneurial ethnic minorities, on ethnopolitical warfare, and on the economic history of Eastern Europe. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, German, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, and Arabic. His most recent works are textbooks called Contentious Identities: Ethnic, Religious, and Nationalist Conflicts in Today’s World (Routledge) and a completely revised edition of How Societies Change (Sage). He founded the journal East European Politics and Societies and has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Mellon Foundations and from the United States State Department. He has consulted for the US Government, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Ford Foundation, and CARE. In 2004/05 he was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace working on African conflicts. He can be reached at email@example.com.
James Donnen (ex officio) is Director of Student Services. He manages the undergraduate advising team and supports the School's instructional programs and graduate admission activities. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Hamilton (ex officio) is the Associate Director of the Jackson School. He is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology. His research and teaching interests are in the RCC and SMS fields, with an area focus on Chinese societies and East Asian societies and economies.
Resat Kasaba (ex officio) is Director of the Jackson School. He is the Stanley D. Golub Professor of International Studies. His research interests are in the RCC, SMS, and PVS fields, with an area focus on the Middle East and Turkey.
Joel S. Migdal is the Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies in the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Director of the Near and Middle East Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program. He was the founding chair of the University of Washington’s International Studies Program. His research and teaching interests are in the SMS field. Dr. Migdal received his B.A. at Rutgers University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard University. He was formerly associate professor of Government at Harvard University and senior lecturer at Tel-Aviv University. Among his books are Peasants, Politics, and Revolution; Palestinian Society and Politics; Strong Societies and Weak States; State in Society; Through the Lens of Israel; The Palestinian People: A History (with Baruch Kimmerling); and Boundaries and Belonging. His latest book is entitled Shifting Sands: The U.S. in the Middle East (forthcoming Columbia University Press). In 1993, he received the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award; in 1994, the Washington State Governor’s Writers Award; in 2006, the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award; and, in 2008, the Provost Distinguished Lectureship. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Christian Lee Novetzke is an Associate Professor in the South Asia Program, the Comparative Religions Program, and the Global Studies Program at the Jackson School of International Studies. He is the Graduate Program Chair of the South Asia Program, as well as Adjunct Professor in both History and Asian Languages and Literatures. His research and teaching interests are in the RCC field, including specifically religion, history, and culture in South Asia, as well as theoretical issues in the study of religion in general and its intersection with historiography. He works in Marathi and Hindi materials, including textual, ethnographic, and visual/filmic sources. Professor Novetzke specializes in the study of Maharashtra over the second millennium CE to the present. His recent book, Religion and Public Memory (Columbia University Press, 2008) won the American Academy of Religion’s Award of “The Best First Book in the History of Religions” in 2009. The book has been published in India under the title History, Bhakti, and Public Memory by Permanent Black. He has been the recipient of several awards for research and writing, including an AIIS-NEH Award (2008), an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2009), a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship (2012-13) and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2013-14). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saadia M. Pekkanen is the founding Director of the Jackson School Ph.D. Program. She is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Law where she also teaches courses. Her research and teaching interests are in the SMS, LRG, and PVS fields. Her graduate work includes a Master’s from Columbia University and Yale Law School, and a doctorate from Harvard University. Her areas of research interest include international relations and foreign policy, international law, space security and policy, and the international relations of Japan/Asia. In addition to several articles, she is the author of Picking Winners? From Technology Catch-up to the Space Race in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2003); Japan’s Aggressive Legalism: Law and Foreign Trade Politics Beyond the WTO (Stanford University Press, 2008); co-editor of Japan and China in the World Political Economy (Routledge, 2005); co-author of In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy (Stanford University Press, 2010); co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia (under contract, Oxford University Press); and editor of Asian Designs: Interests, Identities, and States in External Institutions (under review). Her work has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, the Center for Global Partnership (CGP), the Abe Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2010, she was selected in a nationwide competition to the First Class of National Asia Research Associates and Fellows, launched by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She can be reached at email@example.com.
James Wellman received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and is Associate Professor and Chair of the Comparative Religion Program at the Jackson School of International Studies. His research and teaching interests are in the RCC field. He teaches in the area of American religious culture, history and politics. He has published an award-winning book, The Gold Church and the Ghetto: Christ and Culture in Mainline Protestantism (Illinois 1999). He has published three edited volumes, The Power of Religious Publics: Staking Claims in American Society (Praegers 1999); Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence Across Time and Tradition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007), and in 2012, Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective (Oxford University Press). His second monograph, published in 2008, Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest received Honorable Mention for the 2009 SSSR Distinguished Book Award. This book comes from research on 34 vital evangelical and liberal Protestant congregations in the Pacific Northwest; it explains the rise and vitality of churched religion in a traditionally unchurched region. His recently released book, Rob Bell and the New American Christianity (Abingdon Press), is a cultural biography of the popular and controversial evangelical megachurch pastor, Rob Bell. He is now finishing a book, High on God: How Megachurches Conquered America (Oxford University Press). It is a study of twelve national megachurches and how they now monopolize American religious market, and the ways in which megachurches facilitate human desire and use that power to mold and shape their congregations. He has published widely in journals, including mostly recently (with S.R. Thompson), “From the Social Gospel to Neoconservativism: Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy” in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|JSIS Ph.D. Program|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|Director, Ph.D. Program|
|Saadia M. Pekkanen|
|Ph.D. Program Assistant|
|Kelly C. Voss|
|Ph.D. Program Committee|
|James Donnen (ex officio)|
|Gary Hamilton (ex officio)|
|Resat Kasaba (ex officio)|
|Christian Lee Novetzke|