Faculty and Staff


Department Chair


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Jack Mangala

Professor
Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
African/African American Studies
Areas of Interest: Migration, Diaspora Engagement Policy, Global Governance
(616) 331-8512
101 Lake Ontario Hall
mangalaj@gvsu.edu


Department Office Coordinator


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Stacy Borr

Department Office Coordinator
Area and Global Studies
(616) 331-8110
117 Lake Ontario Hall
 

 


Program Coordinators


Tracy Flemming

Coordinator, African/African American Studies

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Area and Global Studies
Areas of Interest: African and African American Studies
(616) 331-8150
107 Lake Ontario Hall
flemmint@gvsu.edu

Kin Ma

Kin Ma

Coordinator, East Asian Studies

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Geography
(616) 331-3351
B-4-204 Mackinac Hall
makin@gvsu.edu

David Stark

David Stark

Coordinator, Latin American and Latino/a Studies

Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
History Department
(616) 331-3174
D-1-216 Mackinac Hall
starkd@gvsu.edu

Majd Al-Mallah

Majd Al-Mallah

Coordinator, Middle East Studies

Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Modern Languages and Literatures
Coordinator, Middle East Studies

(616) 331-3634
B-2-218 Mackinac Hall
almallam@gvsu.edu


Area and Global Studies Faculty


Meghan Cai

Meghan Cai

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University-Tempe
Modern Languages and Literatures
East Asian Studies

(616) 331-2870
B-2-214 Mackinac Hall
caim@gvsu.edu

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Aaron Eddens

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., American Studies, University of Minnesota

Area and Global Studies

Research interests: American Studies, environmental studies, critical development studies.

(616) 331-8493

113 Lake Ontario Hall

eddensa@gvsu.edu

Tracy Flemming

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Area and Global Studies
Areas of Interest: African and African American Studies
(616) 331-8150
107 Lake Ontario Hall
flemmint@gvsu.edu

Gamal Gasim

Gamal Gasim

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Middle East Studies
Areas of Interest: Comparative Politics, Middle Eastern Politics
(616) 331-8106
111 Lake Ontario Hall
gasimg@gvsu.edu

Yan Liang

Yan Liang

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Modern Languages and Literatures
Coordinator, East Asian Studies

(616) 331-2405
D-2-144 Mackinac Hall
liangya@gvsu.edu

Jack Mangala

Jack Mangala

Professor
Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
African/African American Studies
Areas of Interest: Migration, Diaspora Engagement Policy, Global Governance
(616) 331-8512
101 Lake Ontario Hall
mangalaj@gvsu.edu

Jeremy Robinson

Jeremy Robinson

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Modern Languages and Literatures
East Asian Studies

(616) 331-8907
D-2-136 Mackinac Hall
robinjer@gvsu.edu

Andy Schlewitz

Andrew Schlewitz

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The New School for Social Research
Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Areas of Interest: Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Latin American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations
(616) 331-8158
103 Lake Ontario Hall
schlewia@gvsu.edu

Richard Yidana

Richard Yidana

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Binghamton University-State University of New York
African/African American Studies
Areas of Interest: Social Movements, Anticolonial and National Liberation Movements (Africa & the African Diaspora), Development & Culture (Africa, Asia, and Latin America), Ethno-Nationalism and Social Change (Developing World)
(616) 331-3183
2156 Au Sable Hall
yidanar@gvsu.edu