Steering Committee, 2011-12
Julie Hardwick, Professor, is the author of The Practice of Patriarchy: Gender and the Politics of Household Authority in Early Modern France (Pennsylvania University Press, 1998) and Family Business: Litigation and the Political Economies of Everyday Life in Early Modern France (Oxford University Press, 2009). Her broad research interests include early modern European social and cultural history, economic history, legal history, as well as gender and family history. Professor Hardwick's faculty web page.
Madeline Hsu, Associate Professor, is Director of the Center for Asian American Studies and author of the award-winning Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and Southern China, 1882-1943 (Stanford University Press, 2000), co-editor with Sucheng Chan of Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture (Temple University Press, 2008), and editor of an anthology of essays by Him Mark Lai entitled Chinese American Transnational Politics (University of Illinois Press, March 2010). She has taught courses concerning Chinese in the United States, Chinese transnationalism, Asian American history, and modern China. Professor Hsu's faculty web page.
Seth Garfield, Associate Professor, is the author of Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil: State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 1937-1988 (Duke University Press, 2001). His current book, In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. His research interests include the study of race and ethnicity and political ecology in modern Latin America. Professor Garfields's faculty web page.
Tracie Matysik, Associate Professor. Bio forthcoming.
Professor Matysik's faculty web page.
Mark Metzler, Associate Professor, is the author of Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan (UC Press, 2006), which examines how Anglo-American pressures and homegrown ambitions led to policies that deliberately induced a series of economic depressions, culminating in the crisis of 1929-1931 and the reaction that followed. His most recent book is Capital as Will and Imagination: Schumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle (Cornell, 2013). He is currently working on a global history of the late nineteenth century. Professor Metzler's faculty web page.
Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and Professor of History and Public Policy, is the author of 5 books on international history, foreign policy, and social change. His most recent book, published in September 2011, is Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama. Professor Suri appears frequently on radio and television to discuss foreign affairs and politics. He also writes frequently for newspapers and magazines. Professor Suri blogs at: http://jeremisuri.net.