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Global Knowledge and Governance: The Speakers

Guide supporting the Center for Global Studies program of the same name - December 4, 2018

Zsuzsa Gille

Zsuzsa Gille is the director of the Department of LAS Global Studies, an associate professor with the Department of Sociology, and the School of Earth, Society, and Environment, and an affiliate with the Center for Global Studies, the European Union Center, and the Center Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Her research lies at the intersection of transnational sociology, environmental sociology, and the sociology of consumption.


Gille, Zsuzsa. "Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies." Contemporary Sociology, vol. 40, no. 4, 2011, pp. 463-465. 

__________. From the Cult of Waste to the Trash Heap of History: the Politics of Waste in Socialist and Postsocialist Hungary. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2007. 

__________. "Social Mobilization, Global Capitalism and Struggles over Food: A Comparative Study of Social Movements." Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, vol. 46, no. 6, 2017, pp. 700-702. 


Colleen Murphy

Colleen Murphy is a professor with the Department of Law, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Science. She is the Director of the Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program, and has affiliations with the Center for African Studies, and the Beckman Institute. Her research interests include the Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Risk, and Engineering Ethics, and her research has received financial support from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Qatar National Research Fund. 


Murphy, Colleen. The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017. 

____________. A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010. 

_____________. "The Solidary Confinement of Girls in the United States: International Law and the Eighth Amendment." Tulane Law Review, vol. 92, no. 3, 2018, pp. 697-718. 

Timothy E. Wedig

Timothy E. Wedig is the Associate Director for Global Studies' Jewish Culture & Society program, lecturer with the Center for African Studies, and an affiliate with the Center for Global Studies. His research interests include conflict resolution, diplomacy and negotiation, technology and social movements, genocide and ethnic conflict, international humanitarian intervention, African political economy, and education and training simulations. 


Wedig, T. "Getting the Most from Classroom Simulations: Strategies for Maximizing Learning Outcomes." Political Science and Politics, vol. 43, no. 3, 2010, pp. 547-555.


In Process: 

"Teaching Global (International) Relations: A Theoretical and Pedagogical Review." (Co-authored with Tanu Kohli, PhD.)

"Historical Narrative and Post-Conflict Reconciliation."

Brian Dill

Brian Dill is an Associate Professor with the Center for African Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of LAS Global Studies, and an affiliate with the Center for Global Studies. His research focuses on the intersections between the production, nature, and application of state power, and the meaning, processes, and practices of international development. Professor Dill's research approaches community-based development as a lens to understand how the supposed division between state and society is produced, and why the idea or effect of the state has a significant political reality. 


Dill, Brian. Fixing the African State: Recognition, Politics, and Community-based Development in Tanzania. New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

________. "The Scramble for Africa's Renewable Energy Resources." American Sociological Association, 2014, pp. 1-12.

Dill, Brian, and Ashwini Chhatre. "Globalization and the Emergence of a Development Assemblage." American Sociological Association, 2016, pp. 1-35.