Teaching Faculty

The Academic Programs offered through the UCLA International Institute allow students to focus on a particular area of study - either a specific geographic area, or a global comparative and issue-oriented approach - through a variety of disciplines across campus. The Institute also offers its own courses taught by core teaching faculty under the following subject areas: African Studies, International & Area Studies, International Development Studies, Global Health, Global Studies, and Latin American Studies.


A growing number of UCLA faculty have joint appointments through the International Institute along with another department on campus.  These faculty include:

 
Victor  Agadjanian

Victor Agadjanian

Professor, International Institute & Sociology
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Hannah  Appel

Hannah Appel

Associate Professor, International Institute & Anthropology
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Andrew  Apter

Andrew Apter

Professor, International Institute & Anthropology

 
Jennifer J.  Chun

Jennifer J. Chun

Equity Advisor, International Institute

 
Kevan  Harris

Kevan Harris

Associate Professor, International Institute & Sociology
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Article
Article

 
Laurie Kain  Hart

Laurie Kain Hart

Director, Center for European and Russian Studies (on leave 2023-2024)

 
Patrick  Heuveline

Patrick Heuveline

Professor, International Institute & Sociology
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Ippolytos  Kalofonos

Ippolytos Kalofonos

Assistant Professor, International Institute & Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Chair, Global Health
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Eric  Min

Eric Min

Assistant Professor, International Institute & Political Science
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Adam  Moore

Adam Moore

Professor, International Institute & Geography
Chair, International and Area Studies
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Article

 
Tejas  Parasher

Tejas Parasher

Assistant Professor, International Institute & Political Science
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Margaret  Peters

Margaret Peters

Associate Professor, International Institute & Political Science
Chair, Global Studies
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Article

 
Daniel  Posner

Daniel Posner

Professor, International Institute & Political Science
Article

 
Shaina  Potts

Shaina Potts

Assistant Professor, International Institute & Geography
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Kal  Raustiala

Kal Raustiala

Professor, International Institute & School of Law
Director, Burkle Center for International Relations
Article

 
Michael L.  Ross

Michael L. Ross

Professor, International Institute & Political Science
Article
Article

 
Utpal  Sandesara

Utpal Sandesara

Assistant Professor, International Institute & School of Medicine

 
Dov  Waxman

Dov Waxman

Director, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

 
Alden  Young

Alden Young

Associate Professor, International Institute & African American Studies
Article
Article


Other instructors of courses offered through the International Institute Academic Programs include the following UCLA faculty and lecturers:

 
Moses  Adégbọlá

Moses Adégbọlá

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Abraham K.  Adhanom

Abraham K. Adhanom

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Erica  Anjum

Erica Anjum

Deputy Director, African Studies Center
Lecturer, International Institute

 
Cameron  Brandt Flores

Cameron Brandt Flores

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Marjorie  Elaine <span style="font-size: 0.9em">(formerly Marjorie Faulstich Orellana)</span>

Marjorie Elaine (formerly Marjorie Faulstich Orellana)

Associate Vice Provost, International Institute
Associate Director, Center for the Study of International Migration

 
Rebecca  Feinberg

Rebecca Feinberg

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Alex  Franklin

Alex Franklin

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Jennifer  Jung-Kim

Jennifer Jung-Kim

Assistant Director, Center for Buddhist Studies
Lecturer, International Institute
Article

 

Ann Kerr

Coordinator, Visiting Fulbright Scholar Enrichment Program for Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, UCLA International Institute
Article
Article

 

Yuen-ching Bellette Lee

Lecturer, Political Science

 
William  Marotti

William Marotti

Associate Professor, History
Chair, East Asian Studies

 
Adina  Matisoff

Adina Matisoff

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Robert M.  McCann

Robert M. McCann

Adjunct Professor, Anderson School of Management
Director, Leadership Communication Program

 
Sharon  Nazarian

Sharon Nazarian

Lecturer, International Institute

 

Paul Park

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Bonnie  Taub

Bonnie Taub

Associate Director, Latin American Institute
Co-Chair, Latin American Studies

 
Dominic  Thomas

Dominic Thomas

Chair and Madeleine L. Letessier Professor, European Languages and Transcultural Studies
Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
Article

 
Lara  Vu

Lara Vu

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Roger  Waldinger

Roger Waldinger

Director, Center for the Study of International Migration

 
Chris  Wegemer

Chris Wegemer

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Damon  Woods

Damon Woods

Lecturer, International Institute

 
Yunxiang  Yan

Yunxiang Yan

Interim Director, Center for Chinese Studies (Fall 2023-Winter 2024)

 
Steve  Zipperstein

Steve Zipperstein

Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Development
Assistant Adjunct Professor, International Institute and Public Affairs
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We are also pleased to have the following Visiting Faculty for the upcoming academic year: