Oct. 21, 2019
Stephanie Chan is a cultural sociologist who teaches courses in introductory sociology and cross-national sociology. Her research explores the social processes and cultural resources that contribute to peace and justice. Her research has been published in Global Networks, International Migration Review, and Human Rights Review. She was the recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2017. She received her bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, her master's degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and her doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.
Judith Mendelsohn Rood received her Ph.D. in Modern Middle Eastern History from the University of Chicago and her M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. She earned her B.A. at New College, an experimental liberal arts college modeled on the Oxford University curriculum, and did undergraduate and graduate work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rood was the first woman ever permitted to undertake research in the Islamic Archives in Jerusalem, and was the first American since 1967 to do so. Her specialization is the Muslim community in Jerusalem during the Ottoman period. She is especially interested in the relations of Muslims, Christians and Jews from an historical perspective. Currently she is working on writing a history of world civilizations. Rood loves the arts, hiking, swimming and good conversation.