New Faculty

2019-20 Cohort

Karina Alma

Chicana/o Studies

Karina Alma is interested in intertextual Latina/o narratives, comparative representations of Latinidad, and the interconnections among Latina/o cultures, especially in their transculturation.

Jolie Chea

Asian American Studies

Jolie’s interdisciplinary interests are concerned with US empire and Los Angeles. Her research analyzes how Cambodian refugees have been incorporated into the American racial landscape upon resettlement in the US.

Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi

Asian American Studies

Evyn is an interdisciplinary scholar of critical refugee studies, settler colonial studies, and transpacific studies, with an emphasis on Vietnam War refugees and Asian-Indigenous relations.

Daniel Haanwinckel


Daniel’s research focuses on labor economics, international trade and development economics.

Oleg Itskhoki


Oleg connects theory with detailed micro-level data in order to test and quantify theoretical mechanisms, often leveraging the structure of the model for theory-based identification

Miloš Jovanović


Miloš‘ research interests include the history of Balkan cities; the late Habsburg and Ottoman empires; capitalism; urban change; and imperial nostalgia.

Kevin Y. Kim


Kevin’s research focuses on the U.S. and Korea during the Cold War.

Juliana Londoño-Vélez


Juliana’s primary research interests are at the intersection of Public Economics and Development. She is also interested in Labor Economics.

Lachlan Andrew McNamee

Political Science

Lachlan is a political scientist interested in settler colonialism, state building, and internal migration, with a regional focus on China and East Asia.

Sobuke Odinga

African American Studies

Sobuke’s areas of expertise are International Relations theory, African regionalism and security cooperation, and race and US foreign policy.

Loubna Qutami

Asian American Studies

Loubna’s research examines the way refugee youth are forging new solidarities and linking service and political praxis as a result of multiscalar forms of dispossession, siege, and catastrophe.

Cindy Sangalang

Asian American Studies

Cindy’s research examines how race, migration, and culture intersect to shape health and well-being in immigrant and refugee communities.

Yotam Shem-Tov


Yotam’s work focuses on labor economics, applied econometrics and public policy.

Bernardo Silveira


Bernardo does empirical research in applied microeconomics, focusing primarily on law and economics and political economy.

Lee Ann Wang

Asian American Studies

Lee Ann’s work focuses on law and ethnography, gender violence and policing, immigration law, women of color and indigenous feminist theories

Glenn Wharton


Glenn’s field is the conservation of material culture, and his research spans from new forms of contemporary digital art to connecting diverse communities to their cultural heritage.

Dov Waxman

Social Sciences

Dov is a political scientist whose research focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli foreign policy and domestic politics, U.S.-Israel relations, American Jewish politics, and contemporary anti-Semitism.

Hollian Wint


Hollian is a historian of Africa and the Indian Ocean. Her research examines transformations in political and intimate economies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Alden Young

African American Studies

Alden is a political and economic historian of Africa. He is particularly interested in the ways in which Africans participated in the creation of the current international order.