Center for African Studies Faculty
Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for African Studies.
Jeremy Weinstein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), and the Center for African Studies. His research interests range across the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and political economy. Much of his current work examines the organization and behavior of non-state actors in internal conflict, but he has also written about ethnic politics, democratic transition, and humanitarian intervention.
Research: African politics; Politics and education; Foreign aid; Political development and modernization; African urban politics, political economy, sociology of knowledge, computers, and social change.
Countries: Tanzania, Zambia, Bénin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN LANGUAGES (AMEL)
LecturerResearch: Akan language and culture
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, also Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
Research: Arabic language and linguistics; Arabic calligraphy; Arabic bilingual issues; Arab culture and literature.
Research: Arabic and comparative literature.
Research: Swahili language and linguistics.
WILLIAM H. DURHAM
Bing Professor and Stanford Director of the Center of Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
Research: Biological anthropology, ecological and evolutionary anthropology, cultural evolution, conservatoin and community development, resource management, environmental issuesCountries: Central and South America
Research: Africa and the diaspora, tropical Africa, performance, gender, and social history of the tropics.
Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Research: Issues of globalization and governmentality in contemporary Africa, the crisis of the state, and emergence of new forms of government-via-NGO. Political economy; “Development”; Systems of discourse and knowledge; Culture and power; Labor migration; Theory and politics of ethnography.
Countries: Zambia, Lesotho, South Africa.
Research: Historical anthropology; Mass displacement and exile; Racial essentialism and mass violence; Nationalism and internationalism; Gender and imperial power.
Countries: Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Namibia, Sudan, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt.
Research: Archaeological theory; Archaeology and ethnography; Egyptian archaeology; Mediterranean and Middle Eastern archaeology; The heritage of South Africa.
Countries: South Africa, Egypt
CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (CEE)
ALEXANDRIA B. BOEHM
Research: Coastal water quality in developed and developing countries, technologies for reducing the burden of infectious disease.
Countries: Kenya, South Africa.
Research: the intersection of health, economic development and environmental protection, with particular emphasis on cost-effective and sustainable water supply and sanitaiton service delivery in developing countries.Countries: Kenya, Tanzania
Research: Supercomputing applied to the study of flows and waste transport in the environment.
Countries: Kenya, South Africa.
Research: Latin and the exotic and geographic elements of Roman imperial culture; classical reception.
Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Drama, Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts
Research: African American and African Diaspora theatre and performance.
Countries: Senegal, Kenya.
Assistant Professor and Fellow at Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research
Research: Development, Applied Microeconomics, health, education and saving.
H. SAMY ALIM
Research: Race, inequality and language in eductaion (RICE), ethnicity, identity, literacy and culture, and urban education.
Vida Jacks Professor of Education
Research: Economics of education; Economics of human resources; Political economy; Economic development; Cost-benefit analysis; Educational systems evaluation.
Countries: Kenya, Tunisia, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Chad, South Africa.
Research: Cross-national study (in the U.S. and South Africa) examining the social and cultural incorporation of students in both minority-dominant and white-dominant urban schools.
Professor, Director of Learning Design and Technology Program
Research: Family issues, qualitative research methods, anthropology and education, learning design, mathematics education, curriculum and instruction, parental involvement, educational equity, technology in teaching and learning, elementary education, ethnography, problem-based learning
Associate Professor, Emeritus
Research: advanced communications, including satellite, wireless, and fiber optics for TV voice and data. He has supplied international modernization plans in emerging markets, including technical, economic, and political and social factors.
FRENCH AND ITALIAN
William H. Bonsall Professor in French
Research: French and Francophone African theater and literature.
Research: 20th century French literature and Francophone literature from Africa and the Caribbean. Contacts of cultures, travel writing, history and memory in literature.
Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo.
Donald J. McLachlan Professor
Research: Egyptian social and labor history; Contemporary history of Palestine; Palestinian-Israeli relations; Empire and culture in settler societies.
Countries: Egypt, Morocco.
JAMES T. CAMPBELL
Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History
Research: African American history; South Africa; African American journeys to Africa from the mid 18th century to 2005.
Research: West Africa, intellectual and cultural history, Islam in Africa.
Countries: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal.
Frances and Charles Field Professor of History
Research: The social history of law in colonial Africa; Persistence of local African industries; French colonial policy; End of slavery.
Countries: Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia.
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Research: Interrelation of cultural, biological, and environmental change in human evolution; Reconstruction of environment, ecology, and human behavior from animal remains in archeological sites.
Countries: South Africa.
ANNE FIRTH MURRAY
Research: Economics, public administration, political science. Former writer for UN and founding president of the Global Fund for Women
Countries: East Africa
Research: Infectious Disease (HIV and malaria), International Health, Medical and Health Education.
Lecturer in Law
Research: International and civil conflict: history, dynamics, resolution
Lecturer and Director, Program on Human Rights at CDDRL
Research: Sustainable development, environmental justice, feminist legal theory, human rights.
Sadie Dernham Patek Professor Emerita in Humanities at Stanford University
Research: Bantu languages, Australian Aboriginal Languages, optimality theories of linguistics.
Research: Pidgin and Creole languages; Variation and change in language, especially as conditional by social class, ethnicity, and style; African American English, and its African and other sources, as well as its educational and political implications.
MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
ELLEN JO BARON
Professor of Pathology
Research: Infectious diseases; microbiology; Rapid diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.
Senior Associate Dean for Global Health and Director of Global Health Programs in Medicine, Professor of Medicine
Research: Global health workforce, clinical tropical medicine, emerging infectious diseases, problems of underserved populations and globalizations impact upon health in the developing world.
Countries: Uganda, Borneo, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Liberia, Haiti, South Africa, Liberia
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research: Using methods from several disciplines, including political science, economics and epidemiology, to study the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in developing countries.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases
Research: parasitology and international health; vehicle borne diseases in refugees; the distribution of insecticide treated bednets to prevent mosquito borne diseases like Malaria and filiarisis.
Countries: Nigeria, Liberia, Kenya.
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Research: Infectious diseases and epidemiology; Therapy and the consequences of global pandemics.
Countries: Southern Africa (various countries), Zimbabwe.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Member of Child Health Research Institute
Research: Infectious disease, polio, measles, epidemiology of perinatal HIV infection in infants.
Professor of Medicine and Member of Child Health Research Institute and Stanford Cancer Institute
Research: Long-term consequences of chronic interactions between the human host and the microbial world, diarrheal diseases in the developing world, and sanitation and hygiene.
MARY LAKE POLAN
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research: Public Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Research: Comparative politics, international relations, Sub-Saharan Africa, and factors affecting the rise and fall of European overseas empires.
Director and Senior Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute, Olivier Nomellini Professor in International Studies at the School of Humaities and Sciences
Research: Soviet/Russian foreign policy and security policy, U.S. foreign policy and security policy; national and international security relations.
Director of CDDRL and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Research: Comparative problems of democratic development and consolidation; U.S. and international policies to promote democracy and foster development; Democratic consolidation in Taiwan, in comparative perspective; Democratic transitions and prospects in Africa; Public attitudes and values toward democracy in new democracies.
Countries: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana.
Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Research: Civil and Interstate War, Ethnic Conflict.
TERRY LYNN KARL
Professor, also Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies
Research: New democracies; The politics of oil-exporting countries; Human rights; Comparative politics, especially comparative democratization, transitions from authoritarian rule, civil wars and human rights in all regions.
Countries: Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, South Africa, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo.
James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science
Research: ethinic conflict, comparative politics, politcal culture, language, religion, and national identities.
Professor; Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Research: American foreign policy; Regime change in non-democratic states; Democratization and reform in Russia; The political economy of post-communism
Freeman Spogli Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and FSI, Affiliated Member of CISAC, and Professor of Political Science
Research: International organizations and global security, cival wars, mediation, conflict prevention, and peacekeeping.
PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Professor, Psychosocial Member at the Cancer Center
Research: Survivors of a variety of stressful events, including political and interpersonal violence, natural disasters and serious illness.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Research: Psychiatry and behavioral science, psychopharmacology.
HUGH BRENT SOLVASON
Research: Medication strategies for reducing cognitive impairment; treatment resistant depression, strategies to normalize the stress hormone axis in individuals with depression unresponsive to extensive pharmacologic and psychological treatments.
Director of Stanford Program Cape Town
Research: Public health policy enactment; Connections between public health policy and education; University-assisted community development, Local and regional public decision-making; Faculty development through service-learning.
Countries: South Africa.