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.
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Sponsor
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
Latest Research Projects
Fiscal Sustainability in the Republic of Macedonia
Report to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia. December, 2009.
The euro at 10
Guest editor, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 1(2), January 2010. Contributors: Daniel Barbezat, Andre Fourcans, Peter Kenen, Andrew Martin, Heikki Oksanen, George Ross, Amy Verdun, Kirsten Wandschneider and Nikolaus Wolf. Awarded by B&ESI in 2010.
Student Collaborative Research
Mellisa Klein '07 and Thierry Warin: La place de la jeunesse dans le modèle français (The status of the youth in the French social model)
Published in Editions Le Manuscrit collection "Recherche - Université", Paris, November 11, 2008
This book addresses the question of what the actual socio-economic situation of the French youth is. Based on a thorough statistical analysis, topics of education, immigration, economic and social integration are covered and show a different picture than the one often presented in the media or used in political discourses.
Jessica Clayton '09 and Thierry Warin: The Development Impact of Remittances in El Salvador and Ecuador: A Comparative Analysis of Household Surveys
On-going project presented at the following conference: B&ESI (Nassau, The Bahamas), January 5-9, 2010
The paper addresses the question of the impacts of remittances on three villages in El Salvador and Ecuador. The data were gathered through household surveys conducted in June of 2008 and February of 2009. The survey was completed by at least 30 households in each town, and there were a total of 96 surveys collected. OLS and multivariate anova regressions were used to analyze household survey data collected in Cumbe and Gualaceo, Ecuador and in Ciudad Romero, El Salvador.
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).
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.
Quinn Mecham is a Franklin Fellow Alumni at the State Department
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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