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Howard Aldrich, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and affiliate of Global Studies, was elected a fellow of Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University. He recently spent six weeks in Cambridge at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge, taught a week-long seminar on sociological theories of entrepreneurship at the Norwegian School of Management in Bergen, Norway, gave a keynote speech at the DRUID meetings in Copenhagen, Denmark, and a keynote address at the International Council of Small Business in Stockholm, Sweden.

Judith Blau, professor of sociology and affiliate of Global Studies, will receive the American Sociological Association’s distinguished career award for the practice of sociology at the association’s annual meeting in August. The award honors outstanding contributions including  work that has served as a model for the work of others or that has been widely recognized outside the discipline for its impact, particularly in advancing human welfare.

Inger S. B. Brodey, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and affiliate of Asian Studies and Global Studies, was appointed director of the Comparative Literature Program. He is also the Director of the Global Cinema Minor. In addition, He has also been appointed to the Board of Governors of the UNC Press. In addition, Brody gave the Johnston lecture in the Program in Politics and Government at Washington Lee University in February 2011, entitled “Cowboys, Samurai, and the Crisis of Leadership. 

Kenneth S. Broun, Henry Brandis Professor of Law Emeritus and affiliate of Global Studies, has been elected an honorary bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in London. The Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court in London exclusively entitled to call their members to the English Bar as barristers. He will be inducted in July. 

Daniel Cobb, Associate Professor of American Studies and affiliate of Global Studies, received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The award recognizes excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students, particularly first- and second-year students. Cobb’s award citation noted his ability to change the way students think about the world and his commitment to strengthening the program with his time and ideas. He himself envisions research, teaching and service “as inextricably bound.”

Myron S. Cohen, the J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Public Health, and affiliate of Global Studies, led an HIV prevention research study that has been named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science. The study, HIV Prevention Trials Network 052, evaluated whether antiretroviral drugs can prevent sexual transmission of HIV among couples in which one partner has HIV and the other does not. The research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced HIV transmission in couples by at least 96 percent. He also received the top honor of the inaugural Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards for the same study.

Richard Cole, Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and affiliate of Global Studies, directs the School of Journalism’s Visiting International Scholars program, in which 15 or more such people visit the school for a year each. He also directs the School’s exchange program with, a big news website in Beijing, in which two of its staff members come to UNC for the spring semester each year, and two UNC students go to Beijing as interns each summer.

Michael Louis Corrado, Arch Allen Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, will be giving two weeks of lectures on criminal procedure to undergraduate law students at the University of Trento in Italy. In June, he will be giving five talks on criminal responsibility to Ph.D. students in law at the same school. On May 12th, at a conference on preventive detention at the University of Bologna at Ravenna, he will present a paper comparing the German and American uses of post-sentence preventive detention. On June 9th at a conference on transnational criminal law at the University of Basel, he will present a paper on criminal jurisdiction beyond state borders.

Karen Hagemann, James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History and affiliate of Global Studies, was a John G. Medlin, Jr, Fellow at the National Humanities Center and worked on her monographRevisiting Prussia’s war against Napoleon: War, Culture, Memory that will published by Cambridge University Press. Furthermore, she started as the editor-in-chief a large new project together with Dirk Bonker, Stefan Dudink and Sonya O. Rose: the Oxford Handbook Gender, War and the Western World since 1600 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). In addition she was one of the speakers of the Research Triangle Seminar Series on the “History of the Military, War, And Society” ( and the “North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series” ( and the main organizers of the new Duke-UNC Seminar and Workshop Series “Gender, War and Culture” 

Donald C. Haggis, the Nicholas A. Cassas Term Professor of Greek Studies, Professor of Archaeology and affiliate of Global Studies, has received the Archaeological Institute of America’s 2012 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award for his exemplary work with the archaeological site in Azoria, Crete. Haggis and his co-director of the UNC-sponsored Azoria project, Margaret Mook from Iowa State University, were cited for their sustainable preservation efforts and their work in preparing the site to withstand the pressures of year-round visitation.

Liesbet Hooghe, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science and joint Professor of Global Studies, was inducted as Fellow of the Flemish Royal Academy of the Arts and Sciences (KVAW) in December 2011. This is a life-time appointment and rarely given to individuals residing outside the country. Hooghe is this year on sabbatical in Europe to make progress on an EU-funded project (with Gary Marks, also UNC) that examines the causes and consequences of multilevel governance in Europe, Latin America, South East Asia, North America, and the antipodes, as well as in 72 international organizations. From October 2011 through February 2012, she occupied a Visiting Fellowship at the Free University of Berlin, and since then she has been residing at the VU University of Amsterdam. Hooghe gave multiple talks and attended several conferences over the past several months, including in VU Amsterdam, KFG-Free University Berlin, WZB Berlin, Hertie School Berlin, Hanse Wissenschafftskolleg Bremen, OECD Paris, Nuffield-Oxford University, Boston (CES Conference), New York University, and Antwerp. She has also (co-)organized three workshops in Berlin and Amsterdam.

Nasser Isleem, Lecturer in Asian Studies and affiliate of Global Studies, received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. His citation emphasized the time, energy, passion and dedication he has to teaching, seen in his teaching philosophy, which centers around “a rigorous and fun classroom environment, development of all language skills, continuous assessment, and cultural education.”

Miguel La Serna, Assistant Professor of History and affiliate of Global Studies, received the J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence in freshman teaching by tenured or tenure-track faculty. His award citation highlighted how La Serna is skilled at “combining his research with his teaching” so that first-year students have the opportunity to “learn how advanced research” functions. It also noted that La Sernia is “so truly passionate about what [he does] that you begin to reevaluate your own goals and dreams.”

Darcy Lear, Lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Coordinator of the Minor in Spanish for the Professions, and affiliate of Global Studies, had her research proposal entitled “Profiles for Success:  Helping Hispanic Entrepreneurs Formalize and Grow Their Enterprises” funded by the CIBER Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Selection Committee in the amount of $2,500 for the 2012-2013 academic year to support the development of a platform for Acción Emprendedora USA ( These grants are made possible through the Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Consortium of CIBERs, and administered by the University of Illinois CIBER.  This Consortium was established to encourage faculty and graduate students in foreign language departments to add a business-language dimension to their research and their curricula. 

Lisa Lindsay, Associate Professor of History and affiliate of Global Studies, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation to support her research. Lindsay will link African and United States history, tracing the life of an African-American man who left South Carolina for West Africa in the 1850s looking for his roots. She will examine his journey from the antebellum South to Liberia and then present-day Nigeria and his participation in warfare, mission Christianity and early colonialism.

Morgan Pitelka, associate professor of Asian Studies and affiliate of Global Studies, was selected as a 2011-2012 fellow of the National Humanities Center for his research project “Sixteenth-Century Losers: A History of Daily Life and Destruction in Ichijodani,  Japan.”

Terry Rhodes, Professor in the Department of Music and affiliate of Global Studies, will take the position of the senior associate dean for the fine arts and humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences this fall. 

Steven Rosefielde, Professor in the Department of Economics and affiliate of Global Studies, was director of the Japan Foundation Center for a Global Partnership international project on the Global Financial Crisis and visited Japan twice. He was also filmed in London for a BBC related documentary on Russia.

Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, Professor of Communication Studies and affiliate of Global Studies, received the William C. Friday/ Class of 1986 Award for Excellence in Teaching.  According to his award citation, Rosenfeld has “dedicated his life to teaching and mentoring the next generation of leaders in this area. He has done it and continues to do it in an outstanding and inspiring way.” Rosenfeld’s teaching philosophy relies heavily on being honest and open, willing to see things differently and to challenging oneself. 

Eunice Sahle, Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and joint professor of Global Studies, was appointed Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.

Daniel Sherman, Professor of Art History and affiliate of Global Studies, was awarded the David H. Pinkney Prize for his book, “French Primitivism and the Ends of Empire, 1945-1975.” The prize is awarded each year for the best book in French history written by a citizen of the United States or Canada or someone with a full-time appointment at a college or university in the two countries.