Dr. Soheyl Amini, assistant professor and department chairman
Amini's present research interests are in the study of advanced information and communication technologies and their increasingly pivotal role in the expansion and penetration of globalization forces in Iran. Of particular interest to his research is the study of the interplay between globalization and the emergence of cyber social movements. At the 2012 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Amini organized and chaired a panel, "Globalization, Modernization and Social Change in Contemporary Iran." He also presented a paper in the same panel titled "Social Movements in the Age of the Internet: The Contested Space."
Dr. Debra Curtis, assistant professor
After conducting anthropological fieldwork on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean, Curtis published "Pleasures and Perils: Girls Sexuality in A Caribbean Consumer Culture" in 2009. Each year, in collaboration with students and other faculty, she presents papers and posters at regional and national conferences on projects tied to her larger research agenda, which focuses on issues related to gender, sexuality, public health and consumer culture.