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African Studies

309 Luce Hall, 203.432.9903




Christopher Udry (Economics)

Director of Graduate Studies

David Simon (203.432.5243, david.simon@yale.edu)

Director of Program in African Languages

Kiarie Wa’Njogu (203.432.0110, john.wanjogu@yale.edu)

Professors Serap Aksoy (Public Health), Lea Brilmayer (Law), John Darnell (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Owen Fiss (Law), Robert Harms (History; on leave [Sp]), Andrew Hill (Anthropology), Roderick McIntosh (Anthropology), Christopher L. Miller (French; African American Studies), Catherine Panter-Brick (Anthropology), Lamin Sanneh (History; Divinity), Ian Shapiro (Political Science), Robert Thompson (History of Art), Christopher Udry (Economics), Michael Veal (Music), David Watts (Anthropology), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science)

Associate Professor Robert Bailis (Forestry & Environmental Studies)

Assistant Professors Katharine Baldwin (Political Science), Adria Lawrence (Political Science), Louisa Lombard (Anthropology), Daniel Magaziner (History), Sunil Parikh (Public Health; Medicine), Brian Wood (Anthropology), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)

Senior Lecturer Cheryl Doss (Global Affairs; Economics)

Lecturers Anne-Marie Foltz (Public Health), David Simon (Political Science)

Senior Lectors II Sandra Sanneh (African Languages), Kiarie Wa’Njogu (African Languages)

Senior Lectors Oluseye Adesola (African Languages), Matuku Ngame (French)

Fields of Study

African Studies considers the arts, history, cultures, languages, literatures, politics, religions, and societies of Africa as well as issues concerning development, health, and the environment. Considerable flexibility and choice of areas of concentration are offered because students entering the program may have differing academic backgrounds and career plans. Enrollment in the M.A. program in African Studies provides students with the opportunity to register for the many African studies courses offered in the various departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools.

The Program in African Studies also offers two interdisciplinary seminars to create dialogue and to integrate approaches across disciplines. In addition to the M.A. degree program, the Council on African Studies offers students in the University’s doctoral and other professional degree programs the chance to obtain a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in African Studies by fulfilling a supplementary curriculum (see the section on the African Studies Council, under Non-Degree Granting Programs, Councils, and Research Institutes). Joint degrees are possible with the approval of the director of graduate studies (DGS) and the relevant officials in the schools of Law, Management, and Public Health.

The African collections of the Yale libraries together represent one of the largest holdings on Africa found in North America. The University now possesses more than 220,000 volumes including, but not limited to, government documents, art catalogues, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, and theses, many published in Africa.

Special Admissions Requirement

The GRE General Test is required.

Special Requirements for the M.A. Degree

The Yale University Master of Arts degree program in African Studies was instituted in 1986. The two-year interdisciplinary, graduate-level curriculum is intended for students who will later continue in a Ph.D. program or a professional school, or for those who will enter business, government service, or another career in which a sound knowledge of Africa is essential or valuable. A student may choose one of the following areas of concentration: history; anthropology; political science; sociology; arts and literatures; languages and linguistics; religion; environmental and development studies.

The program requires sixteen courses: two compulsory introductory interdisciplinary seminars, Research Methods in African Studies (AFST 501a) and Topics in African Studies (AFST 764b); four courses of instruction in an African language; four courses in one of the foregoing areas of concentration; four other approved courses offered in the Graduate School or professional schools; and two terms of directed reading and research (AFST 590a and 900b) during which students will complete the required thesis. A student who is able to demonstrate advanced proficiency in an African language may have the language requirement waived and substitute four other approved courses. The choice of courses must be approved by the DGS, with whom students should consult as soon as possible in the first term.

The Master’s Thesis

The master’s thesis is based on research on a topic approved by the DGS and advised by a faculty member with expertise or specialized competence in the chosen topic. Students must submit their thesis for joint evaluation by the adviser and a second reader, who is chosen by the student in consultation with the DGS.

Program in African Languages

The language program offers instruction in three major languages from sub-Saharan Africa: Kiswahili (eastern and central Africa), Yorùbá (west Africa), and isiZulu (southern Africa). Language-related courses and language courses for professionals are also offered. African language courses emphasize communicative competence, and instructors use multimedia materials that focus on the contemporary African context. Course sequences are designed to enable students to achieve advanced competence in all skill areas by the end of the third year, and the African Languages program encourages students to spend one summer or term in Africa during their language study.

Noncredited instruction in other African languages is available by application through the Directed Independent Language Study program at the Center for Language Study. Contact the director of the Program in African Languages.

Program materials are available upon request from the Director of Graduate Studies, Council on African Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; e-mail, africanstudies@yale.edu.


AFST 501au, Research Methods in African Studies Cheryl Doss

AFST 548bU/SOCY 548bU, Islamic Social Movements Jonathan Wyrtzen

AFST 573bU/SOCY 563bU, Imperialism, Insurgency, and State Building in the Middle East and North Africa Jonathan Wyrtzen

AFST 630bU, Language Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa Kiarie Wa’Njogu

AFST 639aU/ANTH 639aU, African Politics and Anthropology Louisa Lombard

AFST 640a, Africa’s Economic Transformation: Challenges and Prospects  Hiroyuki Hino

AFST 647aU, The Rwandan Genocide in Comparative Context David Simon

AFST 671b/HIST 831b, The African Diaspora Anne Eller, Daniel Magaziner

AFST 680bu, Nigeria and Its Diaspora Oluseye Adesola

AFST 746a/AFAM 846a/CPLT 725a/FREN 946a, Postcolonial Theory and Its Literature Christopher L. Miller

AFST 778bU/AFAM 728bU/HSAR 778bU, From West Africa to the Black Americas: The Black Atlantic Visual Tradition Robert Thompson

AFST 782b/HSAR 782b, Toward a History of Black Atlantic Architecture  Robert Thompson

AFST 814a/REL 914a, Christian-Muslim Encounter: Historical and Theological Dimensions Lamin Sanneh

AFST 839a/HIST 839a, Environmental History of Africa Robert Harms

AFST 900b, Master’s Thesis David Simon and faculty

AFST 951a or b, Directed Reading and Research David Simon and faculty

SWAH 610au, Beginning Kiswahili I Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 620bu, Beginning Kiswahili II Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 630au, Intermediate Kiswahili I

SWAH 640bu, Intermediate Kiswahili II

SWAH 650au, Advanced Kiswahili I Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 660bu, Advanced Kiswahili II Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 670aU, Topics in Kiswahili Literature Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 671bU, Topics in Kiswahili Literature Kiarie Wa’Njogu

YORU 610au, Beginning Yorùbá I Oluseye Adesola

YORU 620bu, Beginning Yorùbá II Oluseye Adesola

YORU 630au, Intermediate Yorùbá I Oluseye Adesola

YORU 640bu, Intermediate Yorùbá II Oluseye Adesola

YORU 650au, Advanced Yorùbá I Oluseye Adesola

YORU 660bu, Advanced Yorùbá II Oluseye Adesola

YORU 670au or bu, Topics in Yorùbá Literature and Culture Oluseye Adesola

YORU 680aU, Advanced Topics in Yorùbá Literature and Culture Oluseye Adesola

YORU 682bU, Advanced Topics in Yorùbá Literature and Culture II  Oluseye Adesola

ZULU 610aU, Beginning isiZulu I Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 620bU, Beginning isiZulu II Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 630au, Intermediate isiZulu I Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 640bu, Intermediate isiZulu II Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 650aU, Advanced isiZulu I Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 660bU, Advanced isiZulu II Sandra Sanneh

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East Asian Studies

320 Luce Hall, 203.432.3426




Jing Tsu (jing.tsu@yale.edu)

Director of Graduate Studies

Peter Perdue (HGS 2682, 203.432.6145, peter.c.perdue@yale.edu)

Professors Daniel Botsman (History), Kang-i Sun Chang (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Deborah Davis (Sociology), Aaron Gerow (East Asian Languages & Literatures; Film & Media Studies), Valerie Hansen (History), Edward Kamens (East Asian Languages & Literatures), William Kelly (Anthropology), Tina Lu (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Peter Perdue (History), Frances Rosenbluth (Political Science), Helen Siu (Anthropology), William Summers (Therapeutic Radiology; History of Science & Medicine), Jing Tsu (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Anne Underhill (Anthropology), Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)

Associate Professors Fabian Drixler (History; on leave), William Honeychurch (Anthropology), Karen Nakamura (Anthropology), Chloë Starr (Divinity)

Assistant Professors William Fleming (East Asian Languages & Literatures; Theater Studies), Michael Hunter (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Seth Jacobowitz (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Youn-mi Kim (History of Art), Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies), Eric Weese (Economics), Jessica Weiss (Political Science)

Senior Lecturers Annping Chin (History), Pauline Lin (East Asian Languages & Literatures)

Lecturers Seok-Ju Cho, Kazumi Hasegawa, Seunghan Paek, Jonathan Schlesinger, Bin Xu

Senior Lectors II Seungja Choi, Ling Mu

Senior Lectors Hsiu-hsien Chan, Min Chen, Koichi Hiroe, Angela Lee-Smith, Rongzhen Li, Ninghui Liang, Fan Liu, Yoshiko Maruyama, Michiaki Murata, Hiroyo Nishimura, Yu-lin Wang Saussy, Masahiko Seto, Jianhua Shen, Mari Stever, Wei Su, Haiwen Wang, Peisong Xu, William Zhou

Lectors Aoi Saito, Chuanmei Sun, Shucheng Zhang

Fields of Study

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in East Asian Studies is a multidisciplinary, one-year program offering a concentrated course of study designed to provide a broad understanding of the people, history, culture, contemporary society, politics, and economy of China, Japan, or a transnational region within East Asia. This program is designed for students preparing to go on to the doctorate in one of the disciplines of East Asian Studies (e.g., anthropology; economics; history; history of art; language and literature, including comparative literature, film studies, and theater studies; political science; sociology; etc.), as well as for those students seeking a terminal M.A. degree before entering the business world, the media, government service, or a professional school.

Course of Study for the M.A. Degree

The program is designed to be completed in one year. In general, students focus their course work on the study of China, Japan, or transnational East Asia. Some students may prefer to focus their course work on one or two disciplines, in addition to language study and courses focused on East Asia. Others may create a highly interdisciplinary program, taking courses in traditional disciplines such as history, literature, political science, art history, or anthropology, as well as in Yale’s professional schools. A program of study for completion of the degree in one year consists of eight term courses that must include two terms of language study at or above Yale’s third-year level (unless the language requirement has already been met through previous study or native fluency), plus six other courses selected from the current year’s offerings of advanced language study and seminars related to East Asia at the graduate level. For those who meet the language requirement at matriculation, two of the required eight courses may be advanced training in a particular discipline (e.g., economics, history, political theory, statistics, etc.) with no explicit focus on East Asia, but related to the student’s professional goals. The course of study must be approved by the director of graduate studies (DGS).

Special Requirements for the M.A. Degree

Students must earn two Honors grades (“H”) over the course of their two terms at Yale. Honors grades earned in any language course cannot be counted toward satisfying this requirement, except with the permission of the DGS.

Joint-Degree Programs

As the East Asian Studies M.A. degree is a one-year program, there are no joint-degree programs available. Students interested in pursuing additional degrees in the Yale professional schools should consider applying separately to those programs in order to complete such degrees before or after the East Asian Studies M.A. degree.

Program materials are available upon request to the Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; e-mail, eastasian.studies@yale.edu; Web site, http://ceas.yale.edu. Applications are available online at www.yale.edu/graduateschool/admissions; e-mail, graduate.admissions@yale.edu.


Please consult the course information available online at http://ceas.yale.edu/academics/courses and http://students.yale.edu/oci for a complete list of East Asian-related courses offered at Yale University.

EAST 501/SOCY 507, Social Science Workshop on Contemporary China  Deborah Davis

EAST 519bU, China in World Politics Jessica Weiss

EAST 557aU, State and Society in Post-Mao China Jessica Weiss

EAST 596aU/SOCY 596aU, Wealth and Poverty in Modern China Deborah Davis

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European and Russian Studies

342 Luce Hall, 203.432.3423




Francesca Trivellato (History)

Director of Graduate Studies

Bruce Gordon (History; Religious Studies; 344 Luce, 203.432.3423)

Professors Bruce Ackerman (Law), Julia Adams (Sociology), Rolena Adorno (Spanish & Portuguese), Vladimir Alexandrov (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Dudley Andrew (Film & Media Studies), Dirk Bergemann (Economics), R. Howard Bloch (French), Paul Bracken (Management), David Bromwich (English; on leave [F]), Paul Bushkovitch (History; on leave [F]), David Cameron (Political Science), Francesco Casetti (Humanities; Film & Media Studies), Katerina Clark (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Mirjan Damaška (Emeritus, Law), Carolyn Dean (History), Carlos Eire (History; on leave [Sp]), Paul Franks (Philosophy; Religious Studies), Paul Freedman (History; on leave [F]), Bryan Garsten (Political Science), John Geanakoplos (Economics), Harvey Goldblatt (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Bruce Gordon (History; Religious Studies), Philip Gorski (Sociology), Timothy Guinnane (Economics), Benjamin Harshav (Comparative Literature), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science), David Scott Kastan (English), Paul Kennedy (History), John MacKay (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Lawrence Manley (English; on leave [F]), Ivan Marcus (History), Millicent Marcus (Italian), Stefanie Markovits (English), Robert Nelson (History of Art; on leave), Steven Pincus (History; on leave), David Quint (English), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Law), Nicholas Sambanis (Political Science), Maurice Samuels (French), Frank Snowden (History), Timothy Snyder (History), Alec Stone Sweet (Law), Peter Swenson (Political Science), Adam Tooze (History), Francesca Trivellato (History), Katie Trumpener (Comparative Literature), Miroslav Volf (Divinity), James Whitman (History), Jay Winter (History), Keith Wrightson (History)

Associate Professors Karuna Mantena (Political Science), Douglas Rogers (Anthropology), Marci Shore (History)

Assistant Professor Sigrun Kahl (Political Science; Sociology)

Senior Lectors Irina Dolgova (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Krystyna Illakowicz (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Maria Kaliambou (Hellenic Studies), Rita Lipson (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Constantine Muravnik (Slavic Languages & Literatures), George Syrimis (Hellenic Studies), Julia Titus (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Karen von Kunes (Slavic Languages & Literatures)

The European Studies Council formulates and implements new curricular and research programs to reflect current developments in Europe. The geographical scope of the council’s activities extends from Ireland to the lands of the former Soviet Union. Its concept of Europe transcends the conventional divisions into Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, and includes the Balkans and Russia. The U.S. Department of Education has repeatedly designated the council a National Resource Center under its HEA Title VI program. Further information on the council and the Graduate Certificate of Concentration in European Studies is provided under Non-Degree-Granting Programs, Councils, and Research Institutes in this bulletin.

The council administers an M.A. program in European and Russian Studies. This M.A. program is unusual in its embrace of the entire spectrum of European nations and cultures. The requirements permit students to choose a particular national or thematic focus, geared to their individual interests and language skills, while requiring that they acquaint themselves with the traditions and issues associated with the other parts of Europe. Students specializing in Russia and Eastern Europe, for example, will concentrate their efforts in that area, but will also take courses that may concern Europe-wide problems or the countries of Central or Western Europe. In this way, the program translates the political realities and challenges of the post-Cold War era into a flexible and challenging academic opportunity.

Fields of Study

European languages and literatures; economics; history; political science; law; music; sociology and other social sciences.

Special Requirements for the M.A. Degree

When applying to the program, students will specify as an area of primary concentration either (1) Russia and Eastern Europe, or (2) Central and Western Europe. All students must complete sixteen term courses (or their equivalent) in the various fields related to European and Russian studies. E&RS 900, Europe: Who, What, When, Where?, is required in addition to the sixteen courses and should be taken in the first year of the program. E&RS 900 is taken as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and may not be taken for audit.

Students are required to take at least one course in at least three of the four fields relevant to the program, specifically, history, literature, social sciences, and law (i.e., three courses altogether). For the purposes of this program, “history” includes history of art, history of science, and history of music. One of the sixteen term courses may be taken for audit. For students focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe, two of the sixteen required courses (excluding language courses) must concern the nations of Central and Western Europe. Conversely, for those focusing on Central and Western Europe, two courses must concern Russia and Eastern Europe.

For the purposes of this program, language courses in European languages count toward the sixteen required courses, even though they have undergraduate course numbers and undergraduate grade modes. If a student takes a language course to fulfill degree requirements, the language course may not be taken for audit. Students with previous language preparation may in certain cases receive documentation of their language proficiency on the basis of this work. By the time the degree is completed, all students must demonstrate L4 or better proficiency in two European languages besides English. Those wishing to focus on Russia and Eastern Europe will need to demonstrate knowledge of Russian or an Eastern European language; those focusing on Central and Western Europe will need to demonstrate knowledge of one of the appropriate languages. In all cases, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in two European languages by the end of the third term at Yale. The only exception to this rule is completion of the appropriate full sequence of Yale language classes, certified by the Yale instructor or the director of graduate studies. Students who wish to take Yale department examinations in French, German, Italian, Spanish, or other West European languages should register for a complete examination (with reading, oral, and grammar portions) with the appropriate Yale department. Students with Russian competence must receive the grade of 1+ or higher on the ACTFL/ETS Rating Scale as administered by the Slavic Languages and Literatures department at Yale, including reading, oral, and grammar portions. Students with competence in an East European language (such as Polish, Czech, Ukrainian, Hungarian, and others by special arrangement) or other European languages must take Yale department-administered examinations.

In all cases, students will comply with the Policies and Regulations of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, especially regarding degree requirements and academic standing.

Through an agreement negotiated by the MacMillan Center, the European Studies Council offers a joint master’s degree with the Law School. Application for admission must be made both to the Graduate School and to the Law School, with notation made on each application that this is to be considered for the joint-degree program. Contact the European Studies director of graduate studies (DGS) for up-to-date information.

The Master’s Thesis

A master’s thesis is required. The master’s thesis is based on research in a topic approved by the DGS and advised by a faculty member with specialized competence in the chosen topic. M.A. students must register for E&RS 950, which may count toward the sixteen required courses. E&RS 950 may not be taken for audit. Students may register for an additional independent study to prepare topics and begin research. The master’s thesis must be prepared according to department guidelines and is due in two copies in the student’s second year on an early-April date as specified by the department.

Program materials are available upon request to the European Studies Council, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206.


E&RS 648a/AMST 780a/GLBL 811a/HIST 788a, Social Movements in Comparative Perspective Becky Conekin

E&RS 900a, Proseminar in European and Russian Studies. Europe: Who, What, When, Where? 

E&RS 940a or b, Independent Study

E&RS 950a or b, Master’s Thesis

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Global Affairs

Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Horchow Hall, 203.432.3418


M.A.S., M.A.


James Levinsohn (Global Affairs; School of Management)

Director of Graduate Studies

Nuno Monteiro (Political Science)

Director of Student Affairs

Cristin Siebert (203.432.5954, cristin.siebert@yale.edu)

Professors Julia Adams (Sociology), Elizabeth Bradley (Public Health), John Gaddis (History), Jeffrey Garten (School of Management), Jacob Hacker (Political Science), Oona Hathaway (Law), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science), Paul Kennedy (History), James Levinsohn (School of Management), Ellen Lust (Political Science; on leave [F]), Catherine Panter-Brick (Anthropology), W. Michael Reisman (Law), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Political Science; Law), Peter Schott (Economics; School of Management), Ian Shapiro (Political Science), Adam Tooze (History), Aleh Tsyvinski (Economics), Christopher Udry (Economics), Steven Wilkinson (Political Science), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science), Ernesto Zedillo (International Economics & Politics)

Associate Professors Costas Arkolakis (Economics), Patrick Cohrs (History), Ana De La O Torres (Political Science), Susan Hyde (Political Science), Kaveh Khoshnood (Public Health), Jason Lyall (Political Science), A. Mushfiq Mobarak (School of Management), Nancy Qian (Economics)

Assistant Professors David Atkin (Economics), Lorenzo Caliendo (Economics; School of Management), Lloyd Grieger (Sociology; on leave), Daniel Keniston (Economics), Nuno Monteiro (Political Science), Thania Sanchez (Political Science), Tariq Thachil (Political Science), Jessica Weiss (Political Science), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology; International Affairs)

Senior Lecturers Charles Hill (International Security Studies), Justin Thomas

Lecturers Michael Boozer (Economics), Robert Hecht, Robert Hopkins, Matthew Kocher (Political Science), Jean Krasno, Alice Miller (Public Health; Law), Michael Reed Hurtado (Latin American Studies), Sean Smith, Edward Wittenstein

Visiting Professor* Francis Wilson

Senior Fellows* David Brooks, Johnnie Carson, Howard Dean, Thomas Graham, Michele Malvesti, Stanley McChrystal, Luis Moreno Ocampo, John Negroponte (International Security Studies), Stephen Roach, Emma Sky

*For a complete list of visiting professors and senior fellows, see the Jackson Institute Web site.

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs nurtures degree programs and scholarship with a strong interdisciplinary and policy-oriented international focus. The programmatic interests of the institute focus on development and security.

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs administers the two-year Master of Arts (M.A.) and the one-year Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.) degrees in Global Affairs. The fifty to sixty students in the M.A. program combine fundamental training in core disciplines in Global Affairs with an individualized concentration that has relevance to current international issues. Students in the M.A.S. program select courses based on their individual academic and professional goals. In addition to courses in the Global Affairs program, students take courses throughout the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Yale’s professional schools.

Fields of Study

The programs are designed to combine breadth of knowledge of the basic disciplines of global affairs with depth of specialization in a particular academic discipline, geographic area, specialized functional issue, and/or professional field. The M.A. program is designed primarily for students seeking an advanced degree before beginning a career in global affairs; joint degrees are offered with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Law School, the School of Management, and the School of Public Health. The M.A.S. program is aimed at midcareer professionals with extensive experience in a field of global affairs such as, but not limited to, international security, diplomacy, and development.

Special Admissions Requirements

Applicants to either program must take the GRE General Test; students whose native language is not English and who did not earn their undergraduate degree at an English-language university must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score on the TOEFL is 610 on the paper-based test or 102 on the Internet-based test. Entering M.A. students are strongly encouraged to have taken introductory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics prior to matriculation.

Special Requirements for the M.A. Degree

The M.A. in Global Affairs requires two years of graduate study at Yale. To complete the degree, students must take sixteen courses that fulfill the core and concentration requirements, demonstrate proficiency in a modern language, complete a summer internship or project, and maintain the grade average specified below.

Core Students take GLBL 801, 802, and 803 during the first term of enrollment.

Concentration Beyond the core courses and courses taken in fulfillment of the language requirement, each student must identify and demonstrate the academic integrity of a coherent set of courses as a proposed concentration for approval by the director of graduate studies (DGS). Students are able to develop concentrations based on a topical, regional, or disciplinary focus, or a combination of a topical and regional focus. Sample concentrations are available from the Jackson Institute Web site.

Language requirement The equivalent of four terms of language study at Yale is required to graduate. This competence must be demonstrated through successful completion of a Yale L4 class or by testing into a Yale L5 class. International students who completed secondary school or a university degree in a language other than English will be considered to have met the language requirement. Students may study language as part of their Yale program.

Summer internship requirement All students enrolled in the Global Affairs M.A. program are required to use the summer between the first and second years of the program to further their professional or academic education. It is expected that this requirement be fulfilled by obtaining experience through full-time employment or a full-time internship, lasting at least ten weeks. The requirement may also be fulfilled by completing language study, other relevant course work, or independent research on an approved topic.

Each first-year student must file a form with the director of career services before June 1 stating the nature of his or her summer internship or approved alternative.

Expectation of academic performance M.A. candidates are required to achieve at least two grades of Honors, while maintaining a High Pass average. To remain in good academic standing at the end of the first year, M.A. students are expected to complete half of the course work required for the degree, with at least a High Pass average and one grade of Honors. Students who do not have at least a High Pass average or the required number of courses at the end of the first year will not be allowed to continue in the program.

Special Requirements for the M.A.S. Degree

The M.A.S. in Global Affairs requires one year of graduate study at Yale. To complete the degree, students must take eight courses in one year of full-time study. Courses are chosen in consultation with the director of graduate studies (DGS) at the start of each term. The program of study is customized to a student’s individual academic and professional goals.

Special Requirements for the M.A. Joint-Degree Programs

Joint-degree candidates must fulfill all of the requirements of both programs in which they are enrolled before receiving either degree. Joint-degree students must take at least twelve graduate-level courses in Arts and Sciences departments or in professional schools other than the one granting the joint degree toward the Global Affairs program requirements. Three of these will be GLBL 801, 802, and 803, though the DGS may waive a portion of the Core for a joint-degree candidate. Two of the twelve courses may be language courses. Under no circumstances will students be allowed a Global Affairs concentration in the functional area in which they will be receiving a joint degree.

Applicants to the joint-degree programs must apply separately, by the appropriate deadline, to the Graduate School for the Global Affairs M.A. program and to the professional school involved. Decisions on admissions and fellowship support are made independently by each school. Students are encouraged to apply to both programs simultaneously. They may also apply during their first year at Yale to the second program for a joint degree. If accepted into the new program, they must receive approval for credit allocation upon registration from both degree programs.

For more information, visit http://jackson.yale.edu/academics, e-mail jackson.institute@yale.edu, or call 203.432.3418.


GLBL 522b/MGT 522b, Behavioral Strategies for Selling New Products in Emerging Markets A. Mushfiq Mobarak

GLBL 526b/MGT 526b, Economic Strategy for Doing Business in Developing Countries A. Mushfiq Mobarak

GLBL 529a/CDE 585a/LAW 20568, Sexuality, Health, and Human Rights  Alice Miller

GLBL 554bU, Violence: State and Society Matthew Kocher

GLBL 563b/MGT 846b, Microfinance and Economic Development Tony Sheldon

GLBL 578aU, The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Security  Jean Krasno

GLBL 589au, Methods and Ethics in Global Health Research Kristina Talbert-Slagle

GLBL 590bU, Cybersecurity, Cyber War, and International Relations  Edward Wittenstein

GLBL 618aU/MGT 911a, The Next China Stephen Roach

GLBL 713b, Middle East Politics Emma Sky

GLBL 765b, Contemporary Issues in American Diplomacy and National Security  John Negroponte

GLBL 790b, Leadership Stanley McChrystal

GLBL 799a or b, Independent Project

GLBL 801a, Economics: Principles and Applications James Levinsohn

GLBL 802a, Applied Methods of Analysis Justin Thomas

GLBL 803a, History of the Present Adam Tooze

GLBL 811a/AMST 780a/E&RS 648a/HIST 788a, Social Movements in Comparative Perspective Becky Conekin

GLBL 813a/HIST 969a, War, Memory, Identity David Blight, Jay Winter

GLBL 819a, State-Sanctioned Atrocities Michael Reed Hurtado

GLBL 821a, Better Policy Choices to Improve Health in Low-Income Settings  Robert Hecht

GLBL 823b/ANTH 583b, Health Disparities and Health Equity: Biocultural Perspectives Catherine Panter-Brick

GLBL 825b/ANTH 640b, Global Health: Ethnographic Perspectives Marcia Inhorn

GLBL 838a/ANTH 538a, Culture and Politics in the Contemporary Middle East  Marcia Inhorn

GLBL 847a, Rich or Poor? Comparative Development in Southern Africa, 1960–2010  Francis Wilson

GLBL 890a/HIST 782a, “Pax Britannica,” “Pax Americana,” and Global Order  Patrick Cohrs

GLBL 895b, Strategies of World Order Charles Hill

GLBL 901b, International Relations: Concepts and Theories Nuno Monteiro

GLBL 903b, The Making of a Connected World Patrick Cohrs

GLBL 910a/HIST 980a, Genocide in History and Theory Benedict Kiernan

GLBL 917a, Global Governance and International Organizations Thania Sanchez

GLBL 921b, Humanitarian Interventions Catherine Panter-Brick

GLBL 999a or b, Directed Reading

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Latin American and Iberian Studies

232 Luce Hall, 203.432.3422


Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies


Stuart Schwartz (History)

Professors Rolena Adorno (Spanish & Portuguese), Ned Blackhawk (History; American Studies; on leave [F]), Richard Burger (Anthropology), Hazel Carby (African American Studies; American Studies; on leave [Sp]), Carlos Eire (History; Religious Studies; on leave [Sp]), Paul Freedman (History; on leave [F]), Aníbal González (Spanish & Portuguese), Roberto González Echevarría (Spanish & Portuguese), K. David Jackson (Spanish & Portuguese), Gilbert Joseph (History), Efstathios Kalyvas (Political Science), Mary Miller (History of Art), Stephen Pitti (History), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Law; Political Science), Alicia Schmidt Camacho (American Studies), Stuart Schwartz (History), Susan Stokes (Political Science), Robert Thompson (History of Art), Noël Valis (Spanish & Portuguese), Frederick Wherry (Sociology), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science)

Associate Professors Jafari Allen (Anthropology; African American Studies), Robert Bailis (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Sean Brotherton (Anthropology), Susan Byrne (Spanish & Portuguese), Rodrigo Canales (Management), Ana De La O Torres (Political Science), Moira Fradinger (Comparative Literature), Paulo Moreira (Spanish & Portuguese)

Assistant Professors Ryan Bennett (Linguistics), Oswaldo Chinchilla (Anthropology; on leave), Marcela Echeverri (History), Anne Eller (History), Leslie Harkema (Spanish & Portuguese), Seth Jacobowitz (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Albert Laguna (American Studies; on leave), Kevin Poole (Spanish & Portuguese), Dixa Ramirez (American Studies; Ethnicity, Race & Migration)

Senior Lectors and Lectors (Spanish & Portuguese) Sybil Alexandrov, Marta Almeida, Maria Pilar Asensio-Manrique, Mercedes Carreras, Ame Cividanes, Sebastián Díaz, Maria de La Paz García, Oscar González-Barreto, María Jordán, Rosamaría León, Juliana Ramos-Ruano, Lissette Reymundi, Lourdes Sabé, Barbara Safille, Terry Seymour, Margherita Tortora, Sonia Valle, Selma Vital

Others Jane Edwards (Associate Dean, Yale College), Jana Krentz (Curator, Latin American Collection, Library), Florencia Montagnini (Senior Research Scientist, Forestry & Environmental Studies), Nancy Ruther (Lecturer, Political Science)

Professors Emeriti Emilia Viotti da Costa (History), Josefina Ludmer (Spanish & Portuguese), Enrique Mayer (Anthropology)

A variety of Latin American Studies options are available for graduate students in history and other humanities disciplines, the social sciences, and the professional schools. Latin American area course offerings are available in twenty-five disciplines with distinct strengths in Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Spanish and Portuguese. Latin Americanist faculty specialize in the Andes (Burger), Brazil (Jackson, Jacobowitz, Moreira, Schwartz), the Caribbean (Carby, Echeverri, Eller, Thompson), Central America (Chinchilla, Joseph, Miller, Wood), Colombia (Echeverri), Costa Rica (Wherry), Cuba (Allen, Brotherton, Laguna), Mexico (Bailis, Canales, De La O Torres, Joseph, Miller, Pitti, Schmidt Camacho), and the Southern Cone (Fradinger, Stokes). F&ES faculty (Ashton, Bell, Berlyn, Clark, Dove, Gentry, Mendelsohn, Montagnini) have tropical research interests or participate in educational exchanges with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Latin American content courses are also offered in the Schools of Law, Management, and Public Health.

Students may pursue the Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies in conjunction with graduate degree programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools. To complete the certificate, candidates must demonstrate expertise in the area through their major graduate or professional field, as well as show command of the diverse interdisciplinary, geographic, cultural, and linguistic approaches associated with expertise in Latin America or Iberia.

Admission is contingent on the candidate’s acceptance into a Yale graduate degree program, and award of the certificate, beyond fulfilling the relevant requirements, requires the successful completion of the candidate’s Yale University degree program. Active participation in the council’s extracurricular and research programs and seminars is also strongly encouraged.

Limited financial resources, such as the LAIS Summer Research grants and Tinker Field Research grants, are available to graduate and professional school students for summer research. Information on grants is available at http://studentgrants.yale.edu.

Specific Requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Concentration

Language proficiency The equivalent of two years’ study of one language and one year of the other, normally Spanish and Portuguese. Less frequently taught languages, such as Nahuatl, Quechua, or Haitian Creole, may also be considered for meeting this requirement.

Course work Six graduate courses in at least two different disciplines. No more than four courses may count in any one discipline.

Geographical and disciplinary coverage At least two countries and two languages must be included in the course work or thesis.

Research A major graduate course research paper or thesis that demonstrates the ability to use field resources, ideally in one or more languages of the region, normally with a focus on a comparative or regional topic rather than a single country.

The certificate adviser of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies will assist graduate students in designing a balanced and coordinated curriculum. The council will provide course lists and other useful materials.

Academic Resources of the Council

The council supplements the graduate curriculum with annual lecture and film series, special seminars, and conferences that bring visiting scholars and experts to campus. The council also serves as a communications and information center for a vast variety of enriching events in Latin American studies sponsored by the other departments, schools, and independent groups at Yale. It is a link between Yale and Latin American centers in other universities, and between Yale and educational programs in Latin America and Iberia.

The Latin American Collection of the University library has approximately 556,000 volumes printed in Latin America, plus newspapers and microfilms, CD-ROMs, films, sound recordings, and maps. The library’s Latin American Manuscript Collection is one of the finest in the United States for unpublished documents for the study of Latin American history. Having the oldest among the major Latin American collections in the United States, Yale offers research opportunities unavailable elsewhere.

Information about the Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Latin American Studies may be requested from the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; e-mail, jean.silk@yale.edu; or telephone, 203.432.3422.

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Middle East Studies

346 Rosenkranz Hall, 203.436.2553


Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Modern Middle East Studies


Frank Griffel (Religious Studies)

Professors Abbas Amanat (History; on leave [Sp]), Harold Attridge (Divinity), Gerhard Böwering (Religious Studies), Adela Yarbro Collins (Divinity), John J. Collins (Divinity), John Darnell (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Stephen Davis (Religious Studies), Owen Fiss (Emeritus, Law), Steven Fraade (Religious Studies; on leave [Sp]), Eckart Frahm (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Frank Griffel (Religious Studies), Dimitri Gutas (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Christine Hayes (Religious Studies), Hannan Hever (Comparative Literature), Frank Hole (Emeritus, Anthropology), Marcia Inhorn (Anthropology), Anthony Kronman (Law), Ellen Lust (Political Science; on leave [F]), J.G. Manning (Classics), Ivan Marcus (History), Alan Mikhail (History), Robert Nelson (History of Art; on leave), W. Michael Reisman (Law), Maurice Samuels (French), Lamin Sanneh (Divinity), Harvey Weiss (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Robert Wilson (Divinity)

Associate Professors Zareena Grewal (American Studies; on leave), Kaveh Khoshnood (Public Health), Colleen Manassa (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Andrew March (Political Science), A. Mushfiq Mobarak (School of Management), Kishwar Rizvi (History of Art)

Assistant Professors Rosie Bsheer (History), Robyn Creswell (Comparative Literature), Narges Erami (Anthropology), Adria Lawrence (Political Science), Mark Lazenby (Nursing), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)

Senior Lecturers and Lecturers Adel Allouche (History; Religious Studies), Karla Britton (Architecture), Karen Foster (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations; History of Art), Tolga Köker (Economics), Kathryn Slanski (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Eric van Lit (Council on Middle East Studies; Religious Studies)

Senior Lectors (I, II) and Lectors Sarab Al Ani (Arabic), Muhammad Aziz (Arabic), Ayala Dvoretzky (Hebrew), Youness Elbousty (Arabic), Etem Erol (Turkish), Shiri Goren (Hebrew), Dina Roginsky (Hebrew), Farkhondeh Shayesteh (Persian)

Librarians and Curators Roberta Dougherty (Near East Collection), Ulla Kasten (Babylonian Collection), Susan Matheson (Ancient Art, Yale University Art Gallery), Elizabeth Payne (Babylonian Collection), Nanette Stahl (Judaica Collection)

The Council on Middle East Studies is part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. The council brings together faculty and students sharing an interest in the Middle East by sponsoring conferences, discussions, films, and lecture series by scholars from Yale as well as visiting scholars. It provides information concerning grants, fellowships, research programs, and foreign study opportunities. It also administers research projects in a variety of Middle East-related areas.

In addition to the resources of the individual departments, Yale’s library system has much to offer the student interested in Middle East studies. Of particular note are the collections of Arabic and Persian manuscripts, as well as large holdings on the medieval and modern Middle East.

The Council on Middle East Studies administers the Middle East Studies National Resource Center at Yale, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under HEA Title VI. As a National Resource Center, the council supports a number of projects and activities, including summer- and academic-year language fellowships and an extensive outreach program.

The council also offers a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Modern Middle East Studies. Students with an interest in the Middle East should first apply to one of the University’s degree-granting departments, such as Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology, and then apply for the graduate certificate of concentration no later than the beginning of their penultimate term of study.

Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Modern Middle East Studies

The certificate represents acknowledgment of substantial preparation in Middle East Studies, both in the student’s major graduate or professional field and also in terms of the disciplinary and geographical diversity required by the council for recognized competency in the field of Middle East Studies. As language and culture are the core of the area studies concept, students are required to attain or demonstrate language proficiency.

  • 1. Language proficiency: the equivalent of two years of study at a passing grade in one of the four languages of the Middle East—Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.
  • 2. Course work: six graduate courses in at least two different disciplines. No more than four courses may count in any one discipline. Included in these six courses must be an introductory Middle East history course, such as State and Society and Culture in the Middle East (taken with special supplemental graduate readings and assignments), and a foundations course, such as Culture and Politics in the Contemporary Middle East.
  • 3. Interdisciplinary coverage: both courses and any research project undertaken in lieu of a course must reflect experience of at least two disciplines.
  • 4. Research: a major graduate course research paper, dissertation prospectus, dissertation, or thesis that demonstrates ability to use field resources, ideally in one or more languages of the region.

For more information on the Graduate Certificate and inquiries about Middle East Studies, contact the Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206, or the council e-mail, cmes@yale.edu.

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South Asian Studies

210 Luce Hall, 203.436.3517



Karuna Mantena (Political Science)

Acting Chair [F]

Ashwini Deo (Linguistics)

Professors Tim Barringer (History of Art), Michael Dove (Forestry & Environmental Studies; on leave [Sp]), Phyllis Granoff (Religious Studies), Inderpal Grewal (Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; on leave [F]), Gustav Ranis (Emeritus, Economics), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Anthropology), Shyam Sunder (School of Management), Christopher Udry (Economics), Steven Wilkinson (Political Science)

Associate Professors Nihal deLanerolle (School of Medicine), Zareena Grewal (American Studies; Religious Studies; on leave), Karuna Mantena (Political Science), Kishwar Rizvi (History of Art)

Assistant Professors Rohit De (History), Ashwini Deo (Linguistics), Mayur Desai (Psychiatry/VAMC), Ravi Durvasula (School of Medicine), Daniel Keniston (Economics), Alan Mikhail (History), Shital Pravinchandra (English), Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies), Tamara Sears (History of Art), Julie Stephens (History), Tariq Thachil (Political Science)

Senior Lecturers Geetanjali Singh Chanda (Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies), Koichi Shinohara (Religious Studies)

Lecturers Harry Blair (Political Science), Carol Carpenter (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Hugh Flick (Religious Studies), El Mokhtar Ghambou (English)

Senior Lectors David Brick (Sanskrit), Seema Khurana (Hindi), Swapna Sharma (Hindi)

Students with an interest in South Asian Studies should apply to one of the University’s degree-granting departments, such as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Economics, or Religious Studies. The South Asian Studies Council is part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. It has been organized to provide guidance to graduate students who desire to use the resources of the departments of the University that offer South Asia-related courses.

The South Asian Studies Council aims to bring together faculty and students sharing an interest in South Asia, and it supplements the curriculum with seminars, conferences, and special lectures by scholars from Yale as well as visiting scholars. It provides information concerning grants, fellowships, research programs, and foreign study opportunities.

Language instruction is offered in Hindi and Tamil. Students planning to undertake field research or language study in South Asia may apply to the council for summer fellowship support.

For information and program materials, contact the South Asian Studies Council, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; or see www.yale.edu/macmillan/southasia.


HNDI 510au, Elementary Hindi Seema Khurana, Swapna Sharma

HNDI 520bu, Elementary Hindi II Swapna Sharma, Seema Khurana

HNDI 530au, Intermediate Hindi I Seema Khurana, Swapna Sharma

HNDI 532a, Hindi for Heritage Speakers I Swapna Sharma

HNDI 540bu, Intermediate Hindi II Swapna Sharma, Seema Khurana

HNDI 542b, Hindi for Heritage Speakers II Swapna Sharma

HNDI 550au, Advanced Hindi Seema Khurana

HNDI 559bU, Hindi Literature and Public Culture Seema Khurana

HNDI 598aU or bu, Advanced Tutorial 

SKRT 510aU/LING 515aU, Introductory Sanskrit I David Brick

SKRT 520bU/LING 525bU, Introductory Sanskrit II David Brick

SKRT 530aU/LING 538aU, Intermediate Sanskrit I David Brick

SKRT 540bU/LING 548bU, Intermediate Sanskrit II David Brick

SKRT 550a, Advanced Sanskrit: DharmasastraDavid Brick

SAST 557b/RLST 566b, Readings in Himalayan Buddhism Andrew Quintman

SAST 559bU/RLST 565bU, Buddhist Traditions of Mind and Meditation  Andrew Quintman

SAST 560aU, Introduction to Bhakti Literature Swapna Sharma

SAST 571aU/ANTH 584aU, Art and Ritual in Tribal India Cécile Guillaume-Pey

SAST 620a/HIST 905a, Debates in South Asia: History and Theory Rohit De, Julia Stephens

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Southeast Asia Studies

311 Luce Hall, 203.432.3431, seas@yale.edu



Benedict Kiernan (History)

Professors Michael Dove (Forestry & Environmental Studies; on leave [Sp]), J. Joseph Errington (Anthropology), Benedict Kiernan (History), James Scott (Political Science), Frederick Wherry (Sociology), Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)

Associate Professor Erik Harms (Anthropology; on leave)

Lecturers and Lectors (I, II) Dinny Risri Aletheiani (Southeast Asian Languages), Carol Carpenter (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Amity Doolittle (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Quang Phu Van (Southeast Asian Languages), Indriyo Sukmono (Southeast Asian Languages)

Curators Ruth Barnes (Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Art Gallery), Richard Richie (Southeast Asia Collection, Yale University Library)

Yale does not offer higher degrees in Southeast Asia Studies. Instead, students apply for admission to one of the regular degree-granting departments and turn to the Council on Southeast Asia Studies for guidance regarding the development of their special area interest, courses outside their department, and instruction in Southeast Asian languages related to their research interest. Faculty members of the SEAS council are available to serve as Ph.D. advisers and committee members. The council aims to bring together faculty and students sharing an interest in Southeast Asia and supplements the graduate curriculum with an annual seminar series, periodic conferences, and special lectures.

Yale offers extensive library and research collections on Southeast Asia in Sterling Memorial Library, the Economic Growth Center, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Human Relations Area Files. Further information on library resources is available from Richard Richie, Curator, Southeast Asia Collection, Sterling Memorial Library (203.432.1858, rich.richie@yale.edu).

Language instruction is offered in two Southeast Asian languages, Indonesian and Vietnamese. The council supports language tables and tutoring in other Southeast Asian languages by special arrangement. Students planning to undertake predissertation field research or language study in Southeast Asia may apply to the council for summer fellowship support.

For information on program activities and participating faculty, contact the Council on Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; or see our Web site, www.yale.edu/seas.


INDN 510aU, Elementary Indonesian I Indriyo Sukmono

INDN 520bU, Elementary Indonesian II Indriyo Sukmono

INDN 530aU, Intermediate Indonesian IDinny Risri Aletheiani

INDN 540bU, Intermediate Indonesian II Dinny Risri Aletheiani

INDN 550aU, Advanced Indonesian I Indriyo Sukmono, Dinny Risri Aletheiani

INDN 560bU, Advanced Indonesian II Indriyo Sukmono, Dinny Risri Aletheiani

INDN 570a/b, Readings in Indonesian Indriyo Sukmono, Dinny Risri Aletheiani

VIET 510aU, Elementary Vietnamese I Quang Phu Van

VIET 520bU, Elementary Vietnamese II Quang Phu Van

VIET 530aU, Intermediate Vietnamese I Quang Phu Van

VIET 532aU, Accelerated Vietnamese Quang Phu Van

VIET 540bU, Intermediate Vietnamese II Quang Phu Van

VIET 550bU, Advanced Vietnamese Quang Phu Van

VIET 570b, Readings in Vietnamese Quang Phu Van

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