Faculty Research & Publications

Stefan and Lotte Zweig's South American Letters


This book with recently discovered letters by Stefan and Lotte Zweig, edited with notes and introductory essays by Prof. Darién Davis and his co-author and editor Oliver Marshall has been greeted positively by critics.

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A MiddLab Project
Dialogues of Tradition and Nationality in the Legal Systems of Cameroon's Muslim North

During my study abroad experience with SIT's Development and Social Change program in Cameroon, I spent six weeks in Ngaoundéré, a large town in the country's Muslim North. Using surveys, interviews, and secondary materials I examined the relationship between the national secular legal system and traditional Islamic Fulbe law. My goal was to explore the balance between the two systems and identify areas of tension.

Eleanor Johnstone

Michael Sheridan
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Sponsor

Cynthia Packert

Professor Packert has been awarded a fellowship by the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation titled In the Footsteps of the Prophet: The Power of Place in Islamic Art and Architecture to support research travel during her 2010-11 leave to a number of places in southern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-including the Capella Palatina (Sicily), Alhambra in Cordoba (Spain), Al-Azhar Mosque (Egypt), Topkapi Palace, various mosques and monuments in Turkey, and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem-that are important in the history and development of Islamic art and architecture.

Kuhl, Laura, and Michael Sheridan

"Stigmatized property, clams, and community in coastal Ecuador,"

Article published in Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 5(1), 2009



Guntram H. Herb

Professor Herb studied geography at the Universität Tübingen and the University of California at Berkeley, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on boundaries, territoriality, nationalism, maps, and propaganda.  He is fluent in German and French.  Major publications include the 4-volume reference work, Nations and Nationalisms in Global Perspective: An Encyclopedia of Origins, Development, and Contemporary Transitions (ABC-Clio, 2008.  Co-edited with David H. Kaplan); Cambridge World Atlas (Cambridge University Press, 2009. Editor-in-chief), Nested Identities: Nationalism, Territory, and Scale (Rowman & Littlefield 1999.  Co-edited with David H. Kaplan), and Under the Map of Germany: Nationalism and Propaganda, 1918-1945 (Routledge, 1997).  He is past chair of the Military Geography Specialty Group and the European Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.  He is professor of geography and Director of European Studies at Middlebury College, Vermont (USA).

Thomas Moran

Professor Moran is director of East Asian studies and Professor of Chinese. Tom has a Ph.D. in modern Chinese literature from Cornell University and has been at Middlebury since 1994. He teaches courses in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and Chinese film, as well as Chinese language. Tom has twice served as chair of the Middlebury Chinese Department and in that capacity participated in the planning that led to the establishment of Middlebury’s C.V. Starr Schools in China in Hangzhou, Beijing and Kunming. Tom has published translations of modern and contemporary Chinese plays, short stories and essays and is the editor of The Dictionary of Literary Biography: Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949 (Gale, 2007). Tom has been affiliated with Middlebury’s program in environmental studies since 2004. His 2002 article "Lost in the Woods: Nature in Soul Mountain" was one of the very first works of English-language ecocriticism on contemporary Chinese fiction. Tom's current research is on the origins and development of nature writing in contemporary China and Taiwan.



Allison Stanger


Allison Stanger (Ph.D Harvard), Russell Leng '60 professor of international politics and economics and chair, department of political science.

Book TV: Allison Stanger - One Nation Under Contract

The author appeared at the Association of International Educators to discuss her book on outsourcing government functions to the private sector. The entire 55 minute program will appear on Book TV in the near future.

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Prof. Allison Stanger on privatization of American power

Allison Stanger, professor of political science at Middlebury College gives a brief overview of her research on U.S. government use of private contractors and its impact on foreign policy.

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Hearing June 18, 2010

Are Private Security Contractors Performing Inherently Governmental Functions?

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Program in International and Global Studies

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