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The International Institute has affiliated faculty-internationally recognized for their depth and breadth of scholarship-who can provide expert commentary, insight, and analysis on breaking news, ongoing developments, and trends affecting our world.

Faculty members are available for media interviews by arrangement and when their class time and research schedules permit. News media professionals are encouraged to contact faculty directly to schedule interviews.

If you need assistance, or would like to be added to the list, please email: 
ii-communicators@umich.edu.  

Experts by Region

Africa

Omolade Adunbi, Afroamerican and African Studies (Nigeria, West Africa)
Kelly Askew, Anthropology/Afroamerican and African Studies (Tanzania, East Africa)
Andries Coetzee, Linguistics (Southern Africa, South Africa)
Imara Dawson, International Institute (International development; public-private partnerships)
Amal Fadlalla, Anthropology/Women's Studies/Afro-American and African Studies (Sudan, Northern Africa)
Henrike Florusbosch, International Institute (Mali, francophone West Africa)
Nkem Khumbah, Comprehensive Studies (Cameroon, Central Africa, African Union, African Free Trade Area)
Derek Petersen, History/Afroamerican and African Studies (Uganda, East Africa)
Anne Pitcher, Afroamerican and African Studies/Political Science (Mozambique, Angola, southern Africa)

Asia

Mary Gallagher, Political Science (China)
Allen Hicken, Political Science (Thailand, the Philippines)
Pauline Jones, Political Science (Central Asia)
Farina Mir, History (India, Pakistan)
Jennifer Robertson, Anthropology/History of Art/Art & Design/Women's Studies (Japan)

Europe

Joshua Cole, History (France)
Robert Donia, International Institute (former Yugoslavia)
Karla Mallette, Romance Languages and Literatures/Middle East Studies (Italy)
Geneviève Zubrzycki, Sociology (Poland)

Latin America

Daniel Levine, Political Science (Venezuela)

Middle East

Juan Cole, History
Karla Mallette, Romance Languages and Literatures/Middle East Studies (the Qur'an)
Mark Tessler, Political Science

Experts by Subject

Human Rights

Omolade Adunbi, Afroamerican and African Studies (Nigeria, West Africa)
Robert Donia, International Institute (war crimes, international justice)

Language Policy

Andries Coetzee, Linguistics (Southern Africa, South Africa)

Politics & Political Economy:

Omolade Adunbi, Afroamerican and African Studies (Nigeria, West Africa)
John Ciorciari, Ford School of Public Policy (SE Asia)
Mary Gallagher, Political Science (China)
Nkem Khumbah, Comprehensive Studies (Cameroon, Central Africa, African Union, African Free Trade Area)
Daniel Levine, Political Science (Venezuela)
Andrei Markovits, Germanic Languages and Literatures/Sociology/Political Science (Europe/Sports & Politics)
Anne Pitcher, Afroamerican and African Studies/Political Science (Mozambique, Angola, southern Africa)
Brian Porter-Szűcs, History (Europe)

Religion

Kathryn Babayan, History (Shi'ism, Sufism)
Juan Cole, History (Islam)
Pauline Jones, Political Science (Islam, Central Asia)
Daniel Levine, Political Science (Venezuela)
Karla Mallette, Romance Languages and Literatures/Middle East Studies (Italy)
Farina Mir, History (India, Pakistan)
Brian Porter-Szűcs, History (Catholicism) 

Science Policy

Nkem Khumbah, Comprehensive Studies (Cameroon, Central Africa, African Union, African Free Trade Area)

Sex & Gender

Jennifer Robertson, Anthropology/History of Art/Art & Design/Women's Studies (Japan)

Urbanization

Anne Pitcher, Afroamerican and African Studies/Political Science (Mozambique, Angola, southern Africa)