This page contains biography and contact information of teachers and professors that have contributed pedagogy resources. To contact the project’s principal investigators please go here.

Katherine Holt
Associate Professor and Chair of History at the College of Wooster. She teaches courses on Latin American history, trans-Atlantic slavery, U.S./Latin American relations, and quantitative methods. Her research explores the history of gender and slavery in nineteenth-century Brazil. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a doctorate from Princeton.

Setsuko Matsuzawa
Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Wooster. Her research interests include: Social Movements, Environmental Sociology, Development, Law, Transnational and Global Sociology, and East Asian Societies (China and Japan). Her primary research area is environmental activism in East Asia. She has multiple degrees: An L.L.B., Sophia, Masters in Public Policy from Duke, L.L.M., from Georgetown Law Center, and Certificate, Inter-University Program (IUP) for Chinese Language Studies (administered by UC-Berkeley) Tsinghua University, China. Her Ph.D. is in Sociology from UC California-San Diego.

Amyaz Moledina
Associate Professor of Economics and contributes to the Global and International Studies program at the College of Wooster. He co-founded, direct, and actively participate in Wooster’s Social Entrepreneurship (SE) Program. SE uses collaborative experiential learning to catalyze the academy and social enterprises to create social change. This program is recognized for excellence by the Institute of International Education. Check out his current projects here.

Leah Mirakhor
Professor Mirakhor writes and teaches on 20th and 21st century literature and culture. She received her MA in African American Studies and her PhD in English from UW-Madison. She currently teaches courses on exiles, migrants and refugees at Yale University. Her articles have appeared in African American Review and Studies in American Jewish Literature and is a frequent contributor at Los Angeles Review of Books. She is currently working on a monograph that examines the relationship between American empire, the figure of terror, and the intimate.

Beth Muellner
Associate Professor of German Studies and an affiliate faculty member in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at the College of Wooster. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in German at the University of Minnesota and then moved to Berlin, Germany for five years to continue studying German at the Freie Universität. She has a Master’s in German from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Ph.D. in German (with a minor in Advanced Feminist Studies), at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include women’s travel writing, the history of technology, photography and film (visual culture), memory studies, critical theory, spatial studies, and the aristocracy, primarily in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. She has published and given papers based on my dissertation on women’s experiences with train, bicycle and automobile travel, as well as on Malwida von Meysenbug, women’s railroad travel and writing, film, the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and journalist/writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

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Taku Suzuki
Professor Suzuki is an Associate Professor and Chair of International Studies at Denison. He earned a B.A. in International Studies from Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Minnesota. He has conducted field research in the Okinawan immigrant communities in eastern Bolivia and Okinawan-Bolivian immigrant communities in eastern Japan, and is currently interested in a transnational Okinawan peace and environmental activism. He teaches courses in introductory International Studies, globalization and diversification of Japanese society, trans-Pacific Asian communities and identities, race and class formations in a global perspective, and comparative Asian immigrant experiences in the Americas.

Brian Miller
Professor Miller is a Visiting Associate Professor at Alleghany. B.A., John Carroll University; M.A., Georgia State University; Ph. D., University of Iowa. His research interests include Modern Turkey and Modern Germany. He contributed to Middle East and North African Studies; Migration & Diaspora Studies; and Transnational & Globalization Studies.