International Studies Faculty Listing
Michael Backus, M.F.A.
Administrative Secretary, Division of Social Science
B.A. Purdue University
MFA Columbia College (Chicago)
Associate Professor of History and International Studies
Chair of History Department
B.A., National Taiwan Normal University
M.A., University of California, Davis
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Yu-Yin Cheng is an associate professor of History and International Studies. Her specialization is in Chinese intellectual-activism, Chinese women’s history, and Christianity in late imperial China (1368-1910 CE). She teaches courses on Chinese and East Asian culture and history, East-West encounters, world history, and contemporary China. She is the author of A Chronological Biography of Lo Ju-fang (1515-1588): Poet, Philosopher, Activist [in Chinese] (1995), and co-editor of Under Confucian Eyes: Texts on Gender in Chinese History (2001, with Susan Mann).
PhD – Cornell University
MSW – University of British Columbia
BSW – University of Washington
Andreas Hernandez has a background in social work and music, and holds a PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University. His work examines the cultural, religious and ecological dimensions of Latin American social movements, particularly in Brazil. Andreas utilizes film as part of his research – his documentary “Hope Will Win Over Fear: The World Social Forums” has been screened on every continent through film festivals, social movement networks, and universities. He has taught at Ithaca College, and through Bard College, the Elmira Maximum Security Prison.
Challenging Market Fundamentalisms: The Emergence of 'Ethics, Cosmovisions, and Spiritualities'in the World Social Forums. In McMichael, P. (Ed.). Reclaiming Development: Critical Struggles for Justice and Social Change. New York: Routledge. (2009).
Ethics, Cosmovisions and Spiritualities: Resistances and Challenges for a New World, In Sauquet, M. (Ed.). 100 Proposals of the World Social Forum. Paris: Charles Leopold Mayor Editions. (2006).
Also published in the following countries: Brazil (Vozes), Cameroon (Tropique) Chile (QuartoPropio), Gabon (Les Editions du Silence), Guinea (Ganndal ), India (Tulika), Mali (Jamana), Morroco (Tariks), South Africa (Jacana), Tanzania (Nkuki Na Nyota), Spain (Popular), Venezuela (Laboratorio Educativo).
Hope Will Win Over Fear: The World Social Forums. Delhi: Magic Latern. (2004). (Film)
Representative Screenings: Persistence/Resistance Film Festival (Delhi, India), Cornell University Cinema (Ithaca, USA), World Social Forum (Brazil), Our Common Future: Film Series (University of Michigan, USA), Melbourne Social Forum (Australia), Center for Civil Society (Durban, South Africa).
Nationalism as Resistance to Economic Globalization in the Republic of Georgia. UNIRONDON Journal of Law. 1:5 (2003). p. 131-151.
Eye of Newt. The Vancouver Underground Film Festival. Vancouver. (2000). (New Media Presentation)
Assistant Professor of International Studies
Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Columbia University
M.A., Philosophy, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
M.A., Economic Development, University of Kwazulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
B.A., Jesuit School of Philosophy, Paris, France
Dr. Kabamba's theoretical interests are the dynamics of conflict, new state formations, transnational trade networks, ethnicity, and global political-economic governance. He has extensive ethnographic experience in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as in Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda. He has published articles on ethnicity, rebel controlled territories, economic empowerment, and modes of political production in the Canadian Journal of African Studies, Congo-Afrique, Anthropological Theory, and Africana. These concerns are also explored in his forthcoming book Business of Civil War: New Forms of Life from the Debris of the State (CODESRIA & Indiana University Press, 2012).
Associate Professor Chair, International Studies Department
Ph.D., International Relations, CUNY Graduate Center
M.Phil., CUNY Graduate Center
M.A., Rutgers University
B.A., William Paterson State University
Ghassan Shabaneh is a Mellon Fellow in Human Security at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Relations at the CUNY Graduate Center, and he is an Associate Professor of Middle East and International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Dr. Shabaneh wrote his doctoral dissertation on "The Role of The United Nations in State Building: The Case of Palestine." He taught and lectured at Rutgers, Hunter, and Queens Colleges in the last few years. During his career, Mr. Shabaneh has done extensive field research in the Middle East.
Freedom of the Press in the Arab World. The United Nations May 7, 2009
Implications of Repatriation and Human Development: Congo and Palestine Refugees in Comparative Perspective. SUNY College at Old Westbury. April 20, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Al Jazeera TV. This morning. New York, September 4, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: The Last Hour; Egypt TV. New York. September 3, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Al Jazeera TV. This morning. New York, August 16, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: The Last Hour; Egypt TV. New York. August, 3, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Akher Sa’a. Last Hour. Egyptian TV. New York. August. 1, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Al Jazeera TV. This Morning. New York, July 14, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Al Jazeera TV. Today’s Harvest. New York, July 7, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: WorldFocus. NY. June 30, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: W-ABC Eyewitness News. New York. June, 16, 2009.
Shabaneh, Ghassan: WorldFocus. NY. June 9, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: WorldFocus. NY. May 28, 2008
Shabaneh, Ghassan: The Last Hour; Egypt TV. New York. May, 17, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Egypt TV. New York. May, 7 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Future TV. New York. May 12, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Al-Arabyya TV. New York. , April 28, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Egypt TV. New York. April, 10, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Future Lebanese TV. New York. April 2, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Lebanese Broadcasting Company TV. New York March 7, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Al shams TV. New York January 20, 2009
Shabaneh Ghassan: Al Sa’a TV. New York January 4, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan. W-ABC Eyewitness News. New York. January 5, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: CBC TV. New York. January 6, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Arab Voice Radio: Cairo. New York. August 15, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Arab Voice Radio: Cairo. New York. July 19, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Radio Monte-Carlo. New York. May 5, 2009
Shabaneh, Ghassan: Radio Monte-Carlo. New York. April 27, 2009