People

Samuel Waldron

Samuel Waldron

Title/Position
Student Assistant
International Programs
Suzanne Wedeking

Suzanne Wedeking

Title/Position
Passport Representative
International Programs
Alisa Weinstein

Alisa Weinstein

Title/Position
Program Coordinator, Iowa Summer Writing Festival
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Alisa Weinstein is a program coordinator for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and an adjunct assistant professor in the UI Department of Anthropology. She received a BFA in Drama and MA in Educational Theatre from New York University, and a PhD in Anthropology from Syracuse University; she also studied at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and conducted dissertation research on a Fulbright-Nehru scholarship. She is currently writing an ethnography on tailors working in Jaipur, India. As co-founder of Home Ec. Workshop in Iowa City, she often teaches knitting and sewing to crafters of all ages. She also served as the youth programs coordinator for the International Writing Program and is committed to the ways the Anne Frank Initiative can amplify the voices of young writers in Iowa, particularly those who are first- or second-generation immigrants, from refugee communities, or marginalized positions.
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Emily Wentzell

I am a medical anthropologist who draws on gender and science and technology studies to explore the gendered social consequences of aging, illness, sexual health problems and related medical treatments. Broadly, I am interested in the relationships between gender (especially masculinities), new medical technologies/areas of medicalization, and people’s sex lives and senses of self in contexts of globalization. My research has focused on Mexico, where gender norms and links between ethnicity, biology and sexuality are widely discussed and hotly contested. In a new study of emerging "men's health" medicine, I am widening my scope to examine how local ideas of gender and sexuality are shaping the emergence of a new medical field - and its effects on patients' lives and bodies - in comparative global context.
Liz Wildenberg de Hernandez

Liz Wildenberg de Hernandez

Title/Position
Senior Associate Director
Study Abroad
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Adrien Wing

Dean Adrien K. Wing joined the University of Iowa Law school faculty in 1987, and is the Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor. Wing also serves as the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and is Director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. Author of over 140 publications, she teaches Critical Race Theory, Sex Discrimination, and Law in the Muslim World. Her many activities include advising the founding mothers and fathers of three constitutions. She holds her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton with high honors, MA degree from UCLA in African Studies, and her JD from Stanford.
Travis Workman

Travis Workman

Title/Position
East Asian Literature, University of Minnesota
His research interests include Korean and Japanese literature, film and media, melodrama, humanism and its critiques and translation.
Yangbo Ye

Yangbo Ye

Educational background: Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1986, Columbia University. Research interest: number theory and medical imaging.
Kyoim Yun

Kyoim Yun

Title/Position
Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Research interests include Korean anthropology/folklore/history, ritual, festival, tourism, heritage studies, shamanism, Buddhism, happiness and the wellness industry.
Marina Zaloznaya

Marina Zaloznaya

Title/Position
Director, European Studies Group
Marina Zaloznaya is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Political Science and a co-founder of the Corruption in The Global South Research Consortium (https://www.cgs.network). She holds a PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research explores political dimensions, gender patterns, and network properties of public sector corruption in non-democratic regimes from a range of methodological perspectives. Her first book, The Politics of Bureaucratic Corruption in Post-Transitional Eastern Europe, which drew on ethnographic and comparative-historical analyses of corruption in Ukrainian and Belarusian universities, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. More recently, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Dr. Zaloznaya and her collaborators collected and analyzed three rounds of public opinion surveys in Russia, China, Ukraine, and Georgia. Along with Dr. Zaloznaya’s other work, findings from these have been published in a range of sociology, political science, and interdisciplinary journals, including Social Forces, Electoral Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, Law & Social Inquiry, Europe-Asia Studies, Sociology of Development, Crime, Law, and Social Change, the Annual Review of Sociology, and other venues. At Iowa, Dr. Zaloznaya teaches courses in Global Criminology, Sociology of White-Collar Crime, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Sociology of Human Rights, Gender & Politics under Authoritarianism, and Law & Society.