Faculty Fellows

Kroc Institute faculty fellows are professors whose primary appointments are in the College of Arts and Letters, the sciences, or business, whose expertise and interests intersect with issues of peace and justice. They often teach courses that are part of the peace studies curriculum, collaborate with Kroc faculty, and contribute to Kroc research initiatives.

Maurizio Albahari, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Research Interests: Migration and refugee mobility; sovereignty, democracy, and human rights; citizenship, cities, and aesthetics; pluralism and religion in public life; and epistemology

Christopher Ball, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Research Interests: Language, semiotics of culture, politics of communication, ritual, discourse and interaction, grammatical categories and thought, indigeneity, Amazonia, Japan.

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, Associate Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society
Research interests: Sociology of religion, social movements/collective behavior, civil engagement/social capital, quantitative methods, social networks, sociology of culture. 

Eileen Hunt Botting, 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., Professor Emeritus in Philosophy and Theology
Research Interests:  Comparative issues in philosophical theology in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Paolo G. Carozza, Professor of Law; Concurrent Professor of Political Science; Director, Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Research Interests:  International law, international human rights, European and Latin American legal systems and comparative law.

Nitesh Chawla, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications 
Research Interests: Big data for the common good; machine learning and cognitive computing as a support for negotiation and peace processes. 

Ann-Marie Conrado, Associate Professor of Industrial Design
Research Interests: Design and economic justice, empowerment, rural advocacy, educational access, disability and equality, especially in Nepal. 

E. Mark Cummings, William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Professor 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, 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
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.

John Deak, Associate Professor of History, Carl E. Koch II Collegiate Chair
Research Interests: 
Economic & History of Capitalism, Empires & Colonialism, Legal, Political

Michael C. Desch, Professor of Political Science; Director, Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC)​​​​​​​
Research interests: International security policy, American foreign policy, democracy and war, political theory and international relations.

Darren Dochuk, Associate Professor of History, Director of Graduate Studies
Research interests: The United States in the long twentieth century, with emphasis on the intersections of religion, politics and the rising influence of  the American West and Sunbelt Southwest in national life. 

Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Ford Program in Human Development Studies & Solidarity
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 Krishna Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science
Research Interests: Development economics, international economics, macroeconomics, political economy, international political economy and political economy of development

Barbara J. Fick, Associate Professor Emeritus 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, Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Endowed Chair in 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., Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Research Interests:  Religion and politics, social movements, and ritual authority in the Middle East with special attention to Egypt.

Dawn M. Gondoli, Professor of Psychology
Research Interests: Adolescent development within the family context with an emphasis on parenting practices and the determinants of parenting

Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Theology; Director, Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture, Institute for Latino Studies; Director, Kellogg Global Leadership Program 
Research Interests: Immigration, globalization, migration, Latino spirituality.

Perin Gurel, Assistant Professor of American Studies; Concurrent Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
Research Interests: Exploring the United States in the world and the world in the United States through transnational feminist lenses, with special focus on U.S.-Middle East relations and Islam in the United States after World War I.

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.

Eric Haanstad, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology​​​​​​​
Research Interests: State security, music in ethnographic fieldwork, and symbolic expression and theatrical performance in Southeast Asia.

Mary Catherine Hilkert, Professor of Systematic Theology
Research Interests: 
Theology Anthropology, Feminist and Intercultural Theologies, the Interrelationship of Theology, Preaching, and Spirituality

Vittorio G. Hösle, Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures; Concurrent Professor of Philosophy and 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.

Ruthann K. Johansen, Professor Emeritus, Program of Liberal Studies
Research Interests:  Influence of psychological factors and religious traditions on issues of political violence, justice, and peace.

Rev. Paul V. Kollman, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Theology
Research Interests:  African Christianity and mission history.

Julia KowalskiAssistant Professor of Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs
Research Interests: Gender; kinship; women’s rights; personhood; gendered violence; everyday institutional practices; north India

Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs
Research Interests:  Religion and politics of Latin America.

A. James McAdams, William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs (Political Science)
Research Interests:  Comparative politics and foreign policy, emphasizing Eastern and Western Europe.

Rory McVeigh, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor in Sociology; Director, Center for the Study of Social Movements
Research interests:  Inequality, social movements, political sociology, race and ethnicity.

Erin Metz McDonnell, Kellogg Assistant Professor of Sociology
Research interests: State capacity in sub-Saharan Africa; post-conflict institutional change 

Mahan Mirza, Executive Director, Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion; Professor of the Practice
Research interests: Islamic studies in relation to science, scripture, education, history, and politics

Olivier Morel, Joint Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures and Film, Television, and Theatre
Research Interests: Literature, cinema, art and peacebuilding; writing and filming trauma; media and war; testimony, responsibility and forgiveness; post-war in France and Germany.

Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology
Research Interests: Moral cognition, moral development and character education, nurturing a peaceable brain.

Paul Ocobock, Associate Professor of History
Research Interests: Youth movements and violence in Africa; gerontocratic politics; African anti-colonial movements; comparative colonialism and imperialism.

Rahul Oka, Research Associate Professor, Anthropology and Keough School of Global Affairs
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.

Matthew Payne, Associate Professor Department of Film, Television, and Theatre
Research Interests: New media studies, video game studies, media literacy, media production, and military entertainment

Jaime Pensado, Associate 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, Associate Teaching Professor, Theology
Research Interests: Catholic social thought, environmental ethics, spirituality of nonviolence, and racial justice.

Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Religion and global politics; transitional justice; reconciliation; ethics and international relations

Richard B. Pierce, Associate Professor of History; Concurrent Associate Professor of American Studies
Research Interests: African American, urban, and Civil Rights history, social and political protest in urban environments.

Emilia Justyna Powell, Associate Professor of Political Science; Concurrent Associate Professor of Law​​​​​​​
Research Interests: International law, international courts, peaceful resolution of international disputes, domestic legal traditions, relationship between Islamic law and international law, territorial disputes.

Steve Reifenberg, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Development; Co-Director, Integration Lab, Keough School of Global Affairs; Senior Strategic Advisor, Kellogg Institute for International Studies​​​​​​​
Research Interests: International development; negotiations and conflict resolution; role of accompaniment in international development.

Alison Rice, Associate Professor of French; Director, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts​​​​​​​ 
Research Interests: Postcolonial theory; immigrant literature; women’s international human rights; music and memory; translation; writing war, trauma; literature, film, and forgiveness. 

Sebastian Rosato, Associate Professor of Political Science; Associate Director, Notre Dame International Security Center​​​​​​​
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 of Theology; John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Christian Ethics; Associate Provost and Vice President for Faculty Affairs
Research Interests:  Bioethics and health policy, feminist ethics, and fundamental moral theology.

Roy Scranton, Assistant Professor of English
Research Interests: Creative nonfiction, fiction, literary journalism, war writing, environmental humanities, 20th century American literature

John Sherry, Raymond W. & Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Marketing
Research Interests: Accommodation to and resistance of consumer culture around the globe, social and cultural impact of marketing, public policy implications of globalization. 

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, O'Neill Family Professor of Philosophy Emerita​​​​​​​
Research Interests:  Environmental justice, quantitative risk assessment (especially nuclear and radiobiological threats), philosophy of science, environmental ethics/policy, and normative ethics.

James Sterba, Professor of Philosophy
Research Interests: Ethics, political philosophy, environmental ethics, philosophy of peace and justice.

Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor of History
Research Interests: Concepts of nature in Japanese political ideology, the impact of the climate crisis on historiography, and photography as a political practice.

Guillermo Trejo, Associate Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Social movements, impact of transitional justice on new democracies, political and criminal violence, human rights.

Thomas A. Tweed, Harold and Martha Welch Professor of American Studies; Professor of History​​​​​​​
Research Interests: Religion's role in sanctioning inequity and violence and promoting peace and justice; interdisciplinary, comparative, and transnational study of religion, especially Buddhism and Catholicism; religion in the Pacific World; religion in the Americas.

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.

Andrew J. Weigert, Professor of Sociology
Research Interests:  Religion, theory, environment, and modern identity issues.

Todd D. Whitmore, Associate Professor of Theology; Co-Director, Catholic Social Tradition Minor
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; 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.