Core Faculty

Coicaud, Jean-Marc

Jean-Marc Coicaud joined Rutgers University in the fall of 2011. He is Professor of Law and Global Affairs, and Director of the Division of Global Affairs. He is also a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.  In 2015 Dr.

Sodikoff, Genese

Genese Marie Sodikoff earned her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her research has explored the political economy of biodiversity loss, conservation, and restoration. She has over twenty years’ experience conducting ethnographic and historical research on low-wage labor and rain forest conservation in Madagascar, and on the biotic and cultural extinction.

Bronner, Stephen

Professor Stephen Eric Bronner is a noted political theorist and Board of Governors Professor of Political Science and Professor of Global Affairs at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where he is also a graduate faculty member of the departments of Comparative Literature and German Studies.

Xiang, Jun

Jun Xiang is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and core faculty in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University Newark. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in economics from Binghamton University. His areas of research interest include International Relations, Political Economy, and International Economics.

Van Ryzin, Greg G.

Greg G. Van Ryzin is associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. He is an expert on surveys and methodology, and conducts empirical research on a range of topics, including housing and community development, citizen satisfaction with urban services, nonprofit organizations, performance measurement and evaluation, and comparative public opinion about government policy and institutions. Prof.

Spatareanu, Mariana

Mariana Spatareanu is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and core faculty in the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University, Newark. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Seiglie, Carlos

Carlos Seiglie is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department.  He is also on the faculty of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers-Newark where he served as Program Director until July of 2011.  He is also an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University-New Brunswick.  Professor Seiglie also teaches in the Rutgers Business School.  He received his BA degree from Rutgers University and his Ph.D.

Schock, Kurt

Kurt Schock is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Division of Global Affairs. He holds a PhD and MA in Sociology and a BA in Political Science. His research seeks to understand the use of civil resistance in challenging political oppression and economic exploitation. He has studied pro-democracy movements in authoritarian regimes and is currently studying land reform movements in the global South.


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