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Mohammad Al-Masri

Mohammad Al-Masri, PhD
ConocoPhilips Associate Professor of Arabic Language, Literature and Culture

Emma Colven

Emma Colven, PhD
Assistant Professor of Global Environment

Rebecca Cruise

Rebecca Cruise, PhD
Associate Dean of Student Services
Assistant Professor of Security Studies and Comparative Politics

Fabio De Sa e Silva

Fabio de Sa e Silva, PhD
Assistant Professor of International Studies
Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies

Michelle De Sa e Silva

Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva, PhD
Assistant Professor of International Studies

John Emery

John Emery, PhD
Assistant Professor of International Security

Scott Fritzen, PhD
Dean, College of International Studies
Associate Provost for Global Engagement
William J. Crowe, Jr. Chair in Geopolitics 
Professor of International and Area Studies

Suzette Grillot

Suzette Grillot, PhD
Professor of International Studies

Miriam Gross

Miriam Gross, PhD
Associate Professor of Modern Chinese and Asian History

Manata Hashemi

Manata Hashemi, PhD
Farzaneh Family Associate Professor of Iranian Studies

Eric Heinze

Eric Heinze, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Max and Heidi Berry Chair of International Studies

 

Jill Irvine

Jill Irvine, PhD
Professor of International and Area Studies

Alexander Jabbari

Alexander Jabbari, PhD
Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Persian Language and Literature

Amel Khalfaoui

Amel Khalfaoui, PhD
Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Bo Kong

Bo Kong, PhD
ConocoPhillips Associate Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies

Joshua Landis

Joshua Landis, PhD
Sandra Mackey Chair in Middle East Studies
Professor of Middle Eastern History

Natalie Letsa

Natalie Letsa, PhD
Wick Cary Assistant Professor of Political Economy

Waleed Mahdi

Waleed Mahdi, PhD
Assistant Professor of US-Arab Cultural Politics

Afshin Marashi

Afshin Marashi, PhD
Farzaneh Family Chair of Iranian Studies
Professor of Middle Eastern History (Iran)

Mark Raymond

Mark Raymond, PhD
Wick Cary Associate Professor of International Security

Aqil Shah

Aqil Shah, PhD
Associate Professor of South Asian Studies

Samer Shehata

Samer Shehata, PhD
Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

Mitchell Smith

Mitchell P. Smith, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of International Political Economy and Europe

Jonathan Stalling

Jonathan Stalling, PhD
Harold J. and Ruth Newman Chair in US-China Issues
Professor of International Studies

Part-Time Faculty

Affiliate Faculty

The Department of International and Area Studies (CIS) promotes the internationalization of academic activities at OU. We accomplish this through our degree programs and through activities in the various area studies programs. CIS has a unique structure on campus. We are comprised of 20 faculty, many of whom are on joint-appointments. These appointments are spread across the campus in eight different departments and four different colleges. At the core of our academic programs are a BA and MA in International and Area Studies. At this moment we have approximately 320 students in the BA program and 15 in the MA. These students follow an interdisciplinary curriculum that concentrates on language competence, study abroad, and fosters familiarity with the history, culture and social structures of a specific world region. Our major regions of focus are Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia and East Europe, and International Studies. Also, we have minor programs in International, Middle Eastern, African, Asian, European, Latin American and Russian and East European Studies.

The affiliate faculty have a continuing relationship with CIS and our degree programs. Affiliate faculty are full-time, tenure track faculty on the Norman campus whose teaching and/or research or creative activity is substantially concerned with the societies, culture, or environments of foreign countries or with relations between countries or regions of the world. Affiliate faculty are approved for a five-year renewable term by the current faculty of the CIS.

Affiliate Faculty List

Beth Young

Beth Young

Assistant to the Chair
cw2bethyoung@ou.edu
Phone: 405.325.7520

 

Stephanie Sager

Stephanie Sager

Program Assistant and Event Coordinator
stephaniesager@ou.edu
Phone: 405.325.1584

 

Malin Collins

Malin Collins

Academic Advisor
malin@ou.edu
Phone: 405.325.4547

Katie Watkins

Katie Watkins

Academic Advisor
kwatkins@ou.edu
Phone: 405.325.2337

Area Coordinators

African Studies
Andreana Prichard, PhD
Wick Cary Assistant Professor
Honors, History
Boren Hall, Room 151
Phone: (405) 325-7412
E-mail: aprichard@ou.edu

Asian Studies
Bo Kong, PhD
ConocoPhillips Petroleum Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies
Assistant Professor
Dept. of International and Area Studies
Farzaneh Hall, Room 205
405-325-1346
bo.kong@ou.edu

European Studies
Mitchell P. Smith, PhD
Professor and Chair of International and Area Studies
Coordinator 
Farzaneh Hall, Room 306
Phone: (405) 325-6681 
E-mail: mps@ou.edu

Russian and East European Studies
Rebecca Cruise, PhD
Assistant Professor
Assiociate Dean of Student Services
Coordinator
Farzaneh Hall, Room 118
Phone: (405) 325-1095
E-mail: rebeccajcruise@ou.edu



International Studies

Eric Heinze, PhD
Professor and Department Chair, IAS
Max and Heidi Berry Chair of International Studies
Coordinator
Farzaneh Hall, Room 310
Phone: (405) 325-5802
E-mail: eheinze@ou.edu

International Security Studies
Suzette Grillot, PhD
Coordinator
Professor, IAS
Farzaneh Hall, Room 227
Phone: (405) 325-6003
E-mail: sgrillot@ou.edu

Latin American Studies
Charles Kenney, PhD
Coordinator
Associate Professor of Political Science
Dale Hall Tower, Room 205
Phone: 405-325-2061
ckenney@ou.edu

Middle Eastern Studies
Samer Shehata, PhD
Associate Professor of International and Area Studies
Coordinator 
Farzaneh Hall, Room 328
Phone: (405) 325-1584