Viva Bartkus, Associate Professor of Management
Research Interests: Ways in which communities, organizations, and societies build the networks, norms, and trust required to create the social capital necessary for collective action; role of business in rebuilding war-torn societies.
Kraig Beyerlein, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of religion, social movements/collective behavior, civil engagement/social capital, quantitative methods, social networks, sociology of culture.
Eileen Hunt Botting, Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Associate Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Feminist political theory, gender and human development, women's rights as human rights, history of feminism and its relation to abolition, labor, and peace movements.
Rev. David B. Burrell, C.S.C., Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Theology; Professor of Ethics and Development, Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Uganda
Research Interests: Comparative issues in philosophical theology in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Paolo G. Carozza, Professor of Law; Associate Dean for International and Graduate Studies, Notre Dame Law School; Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights; Director, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Research Interests: International law, international human rights, European and Latin American legal systems and comparative law.
Douglass Cassel, Professor of Law
Research Interests: The areas of international human rights, international criminal and international humanitarian law.
Jessica Collett, Associate Professor of Sociology
Research Interests: Procedural justice and social exchange to explore how various types of dispute resolution affect the ongoing relationship between disputants.
E. Mark Cummings, Professor and Notre Dame Chair of Psychology
Research Interests: Emotional security as a general theoretical model for children’s development in families, and research-based prevention and parent-educational programs.
Fred R. Dallmayr, Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy
Research interests: Modern and contemporary European thought and comparative philosophy, particularly non-Western political thought (focusing on Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism), cross-cultural dialogue, and global human rights.
Darren Davis, Professor of Political Science; Associate Vice President for Research
Research interests: Public opinion and political behavior, political tolerance, the role of threat and anxiety in political behavior, public reactions to terrorism, racism and racial politics, political behavior of African Americans.
Michael C. Desch, Chair and Professor of Political Science
Research interests: International security policy, American foreign policy, democracy and war, political theory and international relations.
Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., Assistant Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: African politics, religion and politics, ethnic conflict and peacebuilding, political parties and party systems, comparative democratization.
Alan K. Dowty, Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Research Interests: International relations and the international politics of the Middle East.
Amitava Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science
Research Interests: Development economics, international economics, political economy, and macroeconomic theory.
Lauren Faulkner, Assistant Professor of History
Research Interests: Modern European cultural and intellectual history; the impact of fascism on the relationship between religion and nationalism; genocide and other crimes against humanity in historical context; judgment in the work of Hannah Arendt.
Barbara J. Fick, Associate Professor of Law
Research Interests: Aspects of labor law such as employment discrimination, individual rights in the workplace, labor-management relations, and international and comparative labor law.
Agustin Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology
Research Interests: Evolution of cooperation and social complexity in human societies, conflict negotiation across primates, including humans, and reproductive behavior and ecology.
Rev. Patrick D. Gaffney, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Anthropology
Research Interests: Religion and politics, social movements, and ritual authority in the Middle East with special attention to Egypt.
Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Theology
Research Interests: Immigration, globalization, migration, Latino spirituality.
Alexandra Guisinger, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: International relations theory, crisis diplomacy, and international political economy.
Sandra M. Gustafson, Professor of English; Concurrent Professor of American Studies
Research Interests: Literature and deliberative democracy theory; religious rhetoric, conflict, and consensus; literature and peace education.
Vittorio G. Hösle, Professor of German; Concurrent Professor of Philosophy; Concurrent Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Just war theory, theories of development.
Victoria Tin-bor Hui, Associate Professor of Political Science
Research interests: Dynamics of international politics and state-society relations in historical China and historical Europe.
Debra Javeline, Associate Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Comparative politics, mass political behavior, survey research, and the politics of post-Soviet and other post-communist regimes.
Lionel M. Jensen, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literature; Concurrent Associate Professor of History
Research Interests: History of Chinese thought.
Ruthann K. Johansen, Professor Emeritus, Program of Liberal Studies; President, Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana
Research Interests: Influence of psychological factors and religious traditions on issues of political violence, justice, and peace.
Kristine Kalanges, Associate Professor of Law
Research Interests: Comparative law and religion; international political economy; law and development; legal and political philosophy; religion and human rights.
Rev. Paul V. Kollman, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Theology and Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns
Research Interests: African Christianity and mission history.
Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., Concurrent Professor of Political Science; Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs
Research Interests: Religion and politics of Latin America.
Daniel A. Lindley III, Associate Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Public diplomacy and on the extent to which miscalculation and misinterpretation have come to dominate states’ decisions for war.
Omar Lizardo, Associate Professor of Sociology
Research Interests: International terrorism and political violence, globalization and media consumption, transnational cultural trade.
Cynthia Mahmood, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Research Interests: War and peace, conflict resolution, and the cultural contexts of violence.
Scott P. Mainwaring, Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Latin American politics, particularly focusing on democratic institutions and democratization; political parties, and the Catholic Church in Latin America.
A. James McAdams, William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs (Political Science); Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Research Interests: Comparative politics and foreign policy, emphasizing Eastern and Western Europe.
Rory McVeigh, Professor of Sociology
Research interests: Inequality, social movements, political sociology, race and ethnicity.
Dan Myers, Professor of Sociology; Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Research Interests: Social movements, collective violence, racial conflict, formal models of collective action, urban poverty, and the diffusion of social behavior.
Monika Nalepa, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Game theoretic approaches to transitional Justice and transitions or institutions of transitional justice and democratization. Personal website.
Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology
Research Interests: Moral cognition, moral development and character education, nurturing a peaceable brain.
Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History
Research Interests: The recent world history of Christianity, the use of the Bible in different cultural and ecclesiastical settings, evangelical Protestant history in various national settings.
Paul Ocobock, Assistant Professor of History
Research Interests: Youth movements and violence in Africa; gerontocratic politics; African anti-colonial movements; comparative colonialism and imperialism.
Rahul Oka, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Research Interests: Trading systems and networks in the disaster economies of western and northern Kenya and southern Sudan and their relationship to development issues; violence and scapegoating of merchant and other transient groups; relationships between commercial groups and political regulatory institutions.
Jaime Pensado, Assistant Professor of History
Research interests: The role of competing powerbrokers amid growing student unrest and youth conflict in postrevolutionary Mexico vis-à-vis the employment of agent provocateurs and student intermediaries; impact of the Cuban Revolution on leftist and ultraconservative student politics in Mexico during the long sixties.
Margaret Pfeil, Assistant Professor of Theology
Research Interests: Catholic social thought, environmental ethics, spirituality of nonviolence, and racial justice.
Richard B. Pierce, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies
Research Interests: African American, urban, and Civil Rights history, social and political protest in urban environments.
Donald Pope-Davis, Professor of Psychology; Vice President and Associate Provost
Research Interests: Cultural and racial identity development, cultural competency training, development and assessment.
Emilia Justyna Powell, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: International law, international courts, peaceful resolution of international disputes, domestic legal traditions, relationship between Islamic law and international law, territorial disputes.
Sebastian Rosato, Associate Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: International relations theory, international security, democracy and war, political and economic integration.
David F. Ruccio, Professor of Economics
Research Interests: Marxian theory, political economy, Latin America.
Maura A. Ryan, Associate Professor, Department of Theology; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, College of Arts and Letters
Research Interests: Bioethics and health policy, feminist ethics, and fundamental moral theology.
Kristin Shrader-Frechette, O'Neill Professor of Philosophy; Concurrent Professor of Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Environmental justice, quantitative risk assessment (especially nuclear and radiobiological threats), philosophy of science, environmental ethics/policy, and normative ethics.
Naunihal Singh, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Comparative politics, conflict, civil-military relations, democratization, and the politics of Sub-Saharan Africa.
James Sterba, Professor of Philosophy
Research Interests: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Peace and Justice.
Lawrence Sullivan, Professor of Theology; Concurrent Professor of Anthropology
Research Interests: Ritual in post-colonial settings, especially religious beliefs and practices centered on health and healing in various religious traditions.
Lee A. Tavis, C. R. Smith Professor Emeritus of Finance; Director, Program on Multinational Managers and Developing Country Concern
Research Interests: Impact of globalization and multinational corporate presence in developing countries.
A. Peter Walshe, Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Research Interests: Sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in the political history of South Africa, political movements and church-state relations.
Jennifer Warlick, Associate Professor of Economics; Director, Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor
Research Interests: Poverty policy and the effect of income taxes and transfers on the low income families and the elderly.
Andrew J. Weigert, Professor of Sociology
Research Interests: Religion, theory, environment, and modern identity issues.
Paul Weithman, Professor of Philosophy
Research Interests: Contemporary political philosophy, the foundations of rights, international justice, the viability of the capabilities approach to well-being.
Todd D. Whitmore, Associate Professor of Theology; Director, Program in Catholic Social Tradition
Research Interests: Moral theology, particularly social ethics, focusing on the ways in which theological language promotes, masks, and sometimes curbs the use of violence.
Charles K. Wilber, Professor Emeritus of Economics
Research Interests: Moral values and the economy, including the relation between moral values, economic theory, and economic development and change.
Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Management; Academic Director, Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business
Research Interests: The ethics of virtue and how it might inform the ethical conduct of managers as well as the corporate culture of institutions with a focus on the problem of South African apartheid.
Martin Wolfson, Associate Professor of Economics; Director, Higgins Labor Studies Program
Research Interests: Financial crises and instability, political economy, and institutional change in the postwar U.S. economy.