University at Albany

Globalization Studies Faculty


The Department of Geography and Planning takes primary responsibility for advising the faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major in Globalization Studies, and one of the Globalization Studies faculty members in that department serves as the Director. All majors must consult the Director at least once per semester, but with his/her agreement, other Globalization Studies faculty (listed below) may also serve as primary advisors.

For Further Information Contact:

Professor Walter Little Program Co-Director
Department of Anthropology
Arts & Sciences 245


Professor Tom Narins, Program Co-Director
Department of Geography and Planning
Arts & Sciences 222

Globalization Studies Faculty Advisory Committee

  • Distinguished Professor
    Kajal Lahiri, Ph.D. (Economics) 
    University of Rochester
  • Professor
    Ray Bromley, Ph.D. (Geography & Planning)
    Cambridge University
  • Associate Professors

    Bret Benjamin, Ph.D. (English)
    niversity of Texas at Austin
  • Anthony DeBlasi, Ph.D. (East Asian Studies)
    Harvard University
  • Joanna Dreby, Ph.D. (Sociology)
    City University of New York
  • Susan M. Gauss, Ph.D. (History)
    SUNY at Stony Brook
  • Kristen Hessler, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
    University of Arizona
  • Walter Little, Ph.D. (Anthropology)
    University of Illinois
  • Robert L. Miller Jr., Ph.D. (Social Welfare)
    Columbia University
  • Gregory P. Nowell, Ph.D. (Political Science)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Patricia Pinho, Ph.D. (Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies)
    State University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Barbara Sutton, Ph.D. (Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies)
    University of Oregon
  • Meredith Weiss, Ph.D. (Political Science)
    Yale University
  • Assistant Professor

    Thomas P. Narins, Ph.D. (Geography & Planning)
    University of California, Los Angeles