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Current Faculty

Spring 2017


Mark Kauppi has been an associate adjunct professor with the School of Foreign Service since 2000. He has taught and published on a wide range of topics  to include the relevancy of Thucydides and Machiavelli to contemporary national security issues, international relations theory, and the role of intelligence in the policymaking process. He is co-author of The Global Philosophers: World Politics in Western Thought (Lexington, 1992),  International Relations Theory (Pearson, 5th ed., 2011), and International Relations and World Politics: Security, Economy, Identity (Pearson, 5th ed., 2012).

Upcoming Faculty

Fall 2017


Michael J. Collins is Professor in the Department of English. He is an expert on Shakespeare; British theatre since 1950; Anglo-Welsh poetry. Articles on Shakespeare (focus on performance and pedagogy), Anglo-Welsh poetry, and American literature. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from New York University and his B.A. from Fordham College. His written publications include: Editor, Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder: Essays on the Early Comedies (Delaware, 1997).

Spring 2018


Hans Noel is an associate professor in the Department of Government. His research is on political coalitions, political parties and ideology. He is the author of Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America, and a co-author of The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform. He is interested in the way that a focus on competing policy demands helps explain political parties, coalition building and coordination. Noel blogs on political parties and related issues at Mischiefs of Faction.

Noel teaches on parties, elections, political history and political methodology.

Noel was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan from 2008 to 2010. Before coming to Georgetown, Noel was a fellow in the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 2006 from UCLA. From 1994 to 1997, Noel worked for a daily newspaper in Virginia. He is the co-director/co-producer of the award-winning feature film "The Rest of Your Life."

Past Faculty

Fall 2016


Francesco Ciabattoni is a specialist in medieval Italian literature. He received his Laurea in Lettere from the Università degli Studi di Torino and his PhD in Italian Studies from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr Ciabattoni’s research focus lies on Dante and the middle ages, the twentieth century short story and the interplay of music and literature. He has published articles on Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, a book on the role of music in the Comedy (Dante’s Journey to Polyphony, University of Toronto Press, 2010) and edited volumes on Primo Levi and Italian medieval literature. He has also published poems on Gradiva and a collection of lyrics titled Paradosso terrestre (Rome: Il filo 2008).

Spring 2016


Gianni Cicali is a specialist in History of Italian Theater. He holds an Italian “laurea,” (B.A.) and doctoral degrees from both Italy (Università di Firenze) and Canada (University of Toronto). His interests focus on Italian theater from the 15th to the 20th century; Italian Opera and librettists; history of Italian actors, actresses and singers; theater through archive documents; politics and Italian drama; the relations between the performing and the fine arts; the commedia dell’Arte; 18th-century Neapolitan theater; Pietro Trinchera (Naples 1702-1755); 15th and 18th-century religious theater; cinema.  Dr. Cicali created and offered at Georgetown several new courses in Italian. He explores, with his students, fundamental topics of Italian theater and Italian culture and society, such as the relations between theater, politics, arts and religion; or the Italian ‘invention’ and international success of the Opera and the multifaceted economic, performing and artistic aspects of that important phenomenon. He also designed and teaches courses on sexuality, politics and madness in Italian literature, theater and cinema, and he regularly gives courses on Advanced Italian language and culture.

Fall 2015


Susan Terrio is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of French. She is the inaugural chair of the Anthropology Department following its separation from the Department of Sociology in the fall of 2008. She holds a dual doctorate from the Department of Anthropology and the Institute for French Studies at New York University and spent a year of doctoral study at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris. She chaired the interdisciplinary Culture and Politics major within the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown for four years before accepting a residential fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University in 2005-2006. Her areas of expertise include the cultural anthropology of contemporary France and Western Europe and the social and cultural history of France since the revolution of 1789. Specific interests center on social class and educational systems, craft and commoditization, food and foodways, migration and the law, national identities and ideologies, youth culture and conflict, juvenile delinquency and its treatment within the French and US systems of juvenile justice.