Faculty

Jeremy Foltz Chair, Development Studies Ph.D. Program, Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics. Microeconomics of technology adoption, farm structure, agricultural biotechnology, intellectual property rights, land use and economic development.
Samer Alatout Associate Professor, Community and Environmental Sociology. Water, knowledge and power in the Middle East; globalization of environmental discourse and theories of state; natural resources, identity politics and theories of power; developments in science and technology studies
Michael W. Apple John Bascom Professor, Curriculum and Instruction & Educational Policy Studies. Democratic educational reforms; unequal effects of markets, national curricula, national standards, and national testing in education; schooling and social justice. Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, India.
Bradford Barham Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics. Industrial organization; international agricultural development; Latin America.
Katherine A. Bowie Professor, Anthropology. Peasant political economy in 19th and 20th centuries; peasant political movements; nation-state formation; NGOs, village-based organizations; irrigation societies. Thailand, mainland Southeast Asia.
Jean-Paul Chavas Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics. Economics of agriculture in the US and around the world including the economics of biotechnology, the linkages between agriculture and ecological management, the economics of risk and dynamics applied to agriculture and food markets, and economic and trade policy.
Jane L. Collins Professor, Community and Environmental Sociology and Gender & Women's Studies. Research has focused on gender and labor in family farming, global agribusiness, the global apparel industry, the low-wage service sector in Latin America and the U.S. Also commodity chains and development.
Ian A. Coxhead Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics. Economic development, international trade and globalization, labor markets and migration, environment, income distribution, and poverty alleviation; East and Southeast Asia.
Jo Ellen Fair Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication. Reporting of conflict and crisis in various countries in Africa. Media in developing countries, international communication, media and democracy, media and gender.
Ted Gerber Professor, Sociology. Economic and political change in contemporary Russia.
Gary P. Green Professor, Community and Environmental Sociology. Community and Environmental Sociology, urban sociology and community development, and economic sociology- particularly labor force issues.
Kathryn Hendley Professor, Law and Political Science. Law and politics, transition to the market in Russia.
Harvey M. Jacobs Professor, Urban & Regional Planning, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Public policy for land use and environmental management. Social discourse and conflict over property rights. Global spread of private property as a social institution. Conservative challenges to mainstream land use and environmental movements. U.S., Europe (western, central, eastern), southern Africa. http://urpl.wisc.edu/people/jacobs/
Richard Keller Associate Dean, Division of International Studies, Professor, Medical History and Bioethics. History of European and colonial medicine and public health.
Nancy Kendall Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies. Affiliated with African Studies and Women's Studies. Comparative and international studies of globalized policies (e.g. Education for All, political democratization), basic education, HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality, children affected by HIV/AIDS, policy as practice, unequal effects of economic and political processes, social justice. Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Southern and Eastern Africa; Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, HIPCs.
Heinz Klug Professor, Law. Comparative constitutional law; southern Africa.
Chaeyoon Lim Assistant Professor, Sociology. Social and organizational foundations of democratic citizenship.
Lisa Naughton Professor, Geography. Biodiversity, community-based conservation of forest and wildlife, property rights. Latin America, Africa.
Thomas R. Oliver Professor, Population Health Sciences. Role of intersectoral governance, leadership and partnerships to stimulate and guide population health improvement, key issues in US health policy, and comparative analysis of health policies in the US and European Union.
Gay Seidman Professor, Sociology. Director of African Studies Program. Labor in developing countries, social movements, gender, demography. Comparing workers' movements in Brazil and South Africa.
Ajay Sethi Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences. Study of epidemiology of infectious disease transmission and their faciltators including substance use, sexual behavior and the delivery of healthcare in resource-limited settings, specifically Uganda; quantitative and qualitative methods, clinical research, operations research.
Hemant Shah Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication. The role of mass communication in the processes of national development. The role of migration, money and mass media in the formation of community and cultural identities. Global media industries in Asia.
Steve J. Stern Professor, History. Political economy and social history of power and subaltern responses to power. Focuses on peoples of color in Indo-America and Afro-America, on gender, and on the colonial period and its legacies.
Randy Stoecker

Professor, Community and Environmental Sociology.and Center for Community and Economic Development. Participatory action research, community organizing, community development, and community informatics. Rural and urban contexts in North America and Australia. http://comm-org.wisc.edu

Leann Tigges Professor, Community and Environmental Sociology. Economic transformation and labor market inequality (class, race, and gender); women and employment; flexible employment relations.
Aili Tripp

Professor, Political Science and Gender & Women's Studies, and Director, Center for Research on Gender and Women. Teaching and research interests in African politics, comparative politics, and gender studies in an international context. Has published on women and politics in Africa, women's movements in Africa, women's rights in post-conflict Africa and global feminism. Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia, Angola. https://ailitripp.wordpress.com/

Matthew Turner Professor, Geography. Cultural ecology, political economy, biogeography. The effect of changing rural political economies on environmental change in Africa with a particular emphasis on vegetation dynamics, nutrient cycling, and the political ecology of agropastoralism in dryland West Africa.
Stephen J. Ventura Professor, Soil Science and Environmental Studies, Director - Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility and Director - Land Tenure Center. Interests in geographic information systems, spatial process modeling, land and resource tenure, urban agriculture and food systems.
Stephen Young Assistant Professor, Geography. Economic geography, finance, South Asia, youth, masculinities, cultures of enterprise, critical geopolitics.
Lydia Zepeda Professor, Consumer Science. http://www.sohe.wisc.edu/cs/Pages/facultyandstaff/biozepeda.html