Global Studies Staff

Kimberly Hoang

Program Director

Gates-Blake Hall 116

Kimberly Kay Hoang’s research interests center on sociology of gender, globalization, economic sociology, and qualitative methods. A central focus of her work is to understand the gendered dynamics of deal brokering in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets.She is the author of, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (2015) published by the University of California Press.

Autumn 2019 Office Hours
By appointment only


James Hevia

Outgoing Program Director

Gates-Blake 116
773-834-7585

<p>James Hevia&#39;s research deals with nineteenth century European empire building and its impact on Asia. His most recent book is The Imperial Security State: British Colonial Knowledge and Empire-building in Asia&nbsp;(Cambridge University Press, 2012). &nbsp;His&nbsp;current research deals &nbsp;with pack animals, colonial warfare and veterinary medicine.</p>

Autumn 2019 Office Hours
Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and by appointment


Lee Price

Program Administrator

Gates-Blake 119
773-834-7628

Lee arrives at Global Studies with twenty-five years of program administration in the College. She studied sociology at DePaul University where her research focused on health inequalities and its impact on the management of chronic illnesses. Her interests include true crime pod casts and she lives with three cats rescued from the streets of Hyde Park.


Larisa Jasarevic

Senior Lecturer (On Leave)

Gates-Blake 123
773-834-5288

Larisa Jasarevic is an anthropologist with interests in popular medicine, bodily and care practices, and informal economies. Her ethnography is grounded in post-war, post-socialist Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her previous writings turned to debt instruments, to popular science communities, to exchange of medicinal mushrooms. She is currently conducting a field-research on bees, local apicultures, and metaphysics of nature. 


Owen Kohl

Assistant Instructional Professor

Gates-Blake 122

Dr. Kohl received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and will be teaching Global Studies I and II with Prof. Hevia. Dr. Kohl explores the relationship between media-making and the reimagining of home after socialist Yugoslavia’s dismemberment. Before completing a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Chicago, Kohl began preliminary field research on global manifestations of hip hop social practices in France, Senegal, Croatia, Russia, and Mongolia. Since 2013, he has taught at different universities in Chicago, designing courses that are fruitfully interwoven with his research methods, associated multimedia production, and his manuscript, Were the Balkans Made for Rap? Semiosis in the Homemade Hip Hop Imaginary.

Autumn 2019 Office Hours
By sign-up sheet and by appointment

Owen Kohl

Amy McLachlan

Academic Preceptor

Gates-Blake 117, (773) 834-1184

Amy McLachlan is a cultural anthropologist specializing in political ecology, ethnobotany, gender and kinship, semiotics, critical and queer theory. My dissertation, “Cultivating Futures: Botanical Economies and Knowledge Ecologies in Migrant Colombian Amazonia” is an ethnographic and historical study of colonial extractive violence and Indigenous cosmopoesis in the Colombian Amazon.

Autumn 2019 Office Hours
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM -12:30 PM
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Fridays, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM


Moira O'Shea

Teaching Preceptor

Gates-Blake 218-B

Moira O'Shea is a cultural and comparative-historical sociologist specializing in visual and material nationalism in Kyrgyzstan.


Angela Zorro Medina

Academic Preceptor

Gates-Blake 117, (773) 834-1184

Angela Zorro Medina is working on a dissertation on the implications of Latin American criminal procedural revolution during the 1990’s in which 70% of Latin American countries adopted the U.S. adversarial system.

Autumn 2019 Office Hours
Mondays, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM,
Mondays, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Tuesdays, 12:30 -- 3:30 PM
Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Jamie Countryman

Teaching Preceptor

Gates-Blake 218-B

Jamie Countryman specializes in environmental archaeology of Mediterranean Europe; dissertation research is examining the historical role of agrarian communities and imperial states in shaping the biodiversity of the Adriatic coast of Croatia.