After graduating from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, Catherine immediately left to travel in East Asia for a year, studying first Chinese and then the various beaches in Thailand. After a three-year stint working in a think tank in Washington, D.C., she pursued a PhD in political science and a certificate of East Asian Studies at Columbia University that included a two-year stint conducting research in the PRC. She joined Drew University in 1995.
Comparative politics and Chinese politics
Professional Research in Post-Mao China: The System Reform Institute and Policy Making (M.E. Sharpe, 2001).
Jason earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Colarado at Boulder. He joins the Department in August 2011. Prior to Drew University, Jason taught at Florida State University.
Jason’s research interests surround the impact of political and policy institutions on political behavior and policy outcomes. He examines how interest groups and political preferences emerge and evolve in the context of political institutions and earlier policy choices. Substantively, his research focuses on the politics of the mature welfare states of the advanced capitalist democracies of the West. Current research projects involve the “policy feedbacks” between the structure of national health care systems and public attitudes toward the responsibility of government to care for the sick.
“Institutional Feedback and Support for the Welfare State:
The Case of National Health Care,” Comparative Political Studies 43.7 (2010): 862-885.
“Federalism and Health Care Cost Containment in Comparative
Perspective,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 39.1 (2009): 164-186.
Jinee Lokaneeta received her PhD from the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to USC, she taught Political Science at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, India. Jinee completed her Bachelors, Masters and Mphil in Political Science at Delhi University. Her areas of interest include Law and Violence, Political Theory (Postcolonial, Feminist and Marxist theory), Transnational Law, Jurisprudence, and Cultural Studies. She joined Drew University in 2006.
She was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi from February 10-15, 2014 and the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley in fall 2009. She was the Book Review Editor of Law and Society Review from 2013-2016. She is on the Board of Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs.
Jinee’s research focuses on the Debates on Law, Violence, and State Power in Liberal Democracies. Drawing from Political and Legal Theory, Public Law and interdisciplinary literature on violence, in her first book, Transnational Torture, she explored how the jurisprudence of interrogations in contemporary democracies dealt with the infliction of pain and suffering by state officials. She argued that rather than viewing the recent policies on interrogation as anomalous or exceptional, efforts to accommodate excess violence- a constantly negotiated process- are long standing features of both the democracies.
In her second book project, tentatively titled Truth Machines: Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India (under contract with the University of Michigan Press), she examines the nature of state power and legal violence in liberal democracies by focusing on the interaction between law, science and policing. She studies the interface of lawyers, police, and forensic psychologists in the use of lie detectors or polygraphs (that record physiological changes in the body while a person is answering questions), brain scanning and Brain Electrical Oscillations Signature (BEOS) test where EEG (ElectroEncephalogram) is used to record whether a person has experiential knowledge of the crime, and narcoanalysis where a drug sodium pentothal is used to seek information. She discusses whether the existing theoretical frameworks for understanding state power and legal violence are adequate to understand the constant innovations by the state in the use of scientific techniques such as lie detectors, brain scanning and narco analysis. For instance, can existing frameworks explain why, even in the context of untrammeled opportunities for torture, liberal states generate a scientific truth-seeking apparatus, such as lie detectors, brain scanning and narcoanalysis? She traveled to five cities in India and conducted interviews with police officials, forensic psychologists (at the forensic science labs), medical professionals, human rights activists and lawyers on the use of narcoanlysis, brainscanning and lie detectors in the Indian criminal justice system.
She recently completed a project working (with Dr. Amar Jesani) as Research Partner on a Multi-Country study on Torture Prevention initiatives, led by Richard Carver and Association for the Prevention of Torture with a focus on Indian torture prevention initiatives. The study focuses on the effectiveness of torture prevention initiatives in India between 1985-2014 and includes the analysis of reports and cases, supplemented with key interviews with Human Rights Commission members, police, activists and lawyers.The chapter on India (with Amar Jesani) has been published in Does Torture Prevention work? Edited by Richard Carver and Lisa Handley (University of Liverpool Press).
Some of her other projects include: New Modes of Racial Profiling: Post-9/11 surveillance practices on Muslims in the United States; Feminist Theory of Violence; The relationship of Indian civil liberty groups with the law especially the tension between utilizing law as a site of intervention even while being skeptical about its potential; Broader questions of disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity in legal studies and political theory.
Reviewed in Contributions to Indian Sociology 49.1 (2015); Economic and Political Weekly 48. 47 (2013); Journal of Human Rights 12.4 (2013); Theory and Event 16.2 (2013); Studies in Indian Politics 1 (2013): 123-124; Law,Culture and Humanities 9 (2013) 1; The Book Review 37 (2013) 2-3; Frontline 30 (2013) 4; Biblio: A Review of Books November-December 2012; Social Change 42 (2012) 4; Law and Politics Book Review 22 (2012) 8; Tejas Daily (Malyalam publication) August 2012; Himal South Asian December 6, 2011.
Articles, Chapters, Other Publications
‘Sovereignty, Violence and Resistance in North East India: Mapping Political Theory Today: A commentary on “Bare Sovereignty: Homo Sacer and the Insistence of Law”’ by Peter Fitzpatrick, Theory & Event, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2001), Theory & Event, Vol. 20, No. 1, January 2017, pp. 76-86.
“Torture and Detention in India: Challenges to Prevention” (with Amar Jesani). Does Torture Prevention Work? Edited by Richard Carver and Lisa Handley, (funded by Association for the Prevention of Torture, Geneva) Liverpool University Press, 2016.
“Truth-Telling Techniques: The Aditi Sharma Case and the Implications for Human Rights in India.” The State of Human Rights in Postcolonial India, 1947—2014. Edited by Om Dwivedi and V.G.Julie Rajan. Routledge, 2016.
“Debating the Indian Supreme Court: Equality, Liberty, and the Rule of Law.” Law, Culture and Humanities. first published online August 2015 as doi:10.1177/1743872115596158 “Violence.” The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory Edited by Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth. Oxford University Press, 2016; first published online in April 2015 as doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328581.013.50
“Creating a Flawed Art of Government: Legal Discourses on Lie Detectors, Brain Scanning, and Narcoanalysis in India.” Law, Culture and Humanities.first published online in November 21, 2014 as doi:10.1177/1743872114559881 “Defining an Absence: Torture “Debate” in India.” Economic and Political Weekly, 49.26-27 (2014).pdf
“Hunger Strikes at Guantánamo: Obama’s Crisis Moment.” Economic and Political Weekly 48.37 (2013).pdf
“Extraordinary Law and Torture in India in an Era of Globalization.” in The Politics of the Globalization of Law: Getting from Rights to Justice. Edited by Alison Brysk. New York: Routledge, 2013.
“The Legacies of Nuremberg in International Law and American Policy.” in A Companion to Harry S. Truman. Edited by Daniel S. Margolies. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
“Truth Telling Techniques in a regime of terror.” Canada Watch, York University, Winter, 2012.pdf
“A Rose by another Name: Definitions, Sanitized Terms and Imagery of Torture in 24.” Law, Culture and Humanities, 6 (2010) 2, 1-29.pdf
“Torture Debates in the post-9/11 United States: Law, Violence and Governmentality.” Theory and Event, 13 (2010)1.pdf
“Torture in Postcolonial India : Struggle within the Jurisprudence” in Rights, Citizenship & Torture: Perspectives on Evil, Law and the State. Edited by Welat Zeydanlioglu and John Parry. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009.
“Hundred Fifty Years of Communist Manifesto: Alexandra Kollontai and Marxist Feminism.” Economic and Political Weekly 36.17 (2001): 1413-1424.
Patrick McGuinn is Associate Professor of Political Science at Drew University. He has previously held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University, and the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, and was a visiting scholar in the Education and Politics program at Teachers College, Columbia University.
His first book, No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005, (Kansas, 2006) was honored as a Choice outstanding academic title. His work has been published in Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Policy History, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, The Public Interest, Teachers College Record, Educational Policy, and Governance. He has contributed chapters to a number of books including: Educational Innovation and Philadelphia’s School of the Future, Judging Bush, Conservatism and American Political Development, No Remedy Left Behind, Educational Entrepreneurship, andThe Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism.
Patrick’s research interests are in national politics and institutions, education and social welfare policy, American political development, federalism, and the policymaking process.
No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005 (University Press of Kansas , June 2006)
“The New Politics of Education: Analyzing the Federal Education Policy Landscape in the Post-NCLB Era,” Educational Policy 23.1 (2009): 15-42. [With Elizabeth DeBray-Pelot].
Sangay Mishra specializes in immigrant political incorporation, global immigration, and racial and ethnic politics. Before joining Drew University in 2013, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Lehigh University, PA. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He served as the co-chair of Asian and Pacific American Caucus of the American Political Science Association from 2014-2016 and is currently a member of Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans of the Western Political Science Association.
He teaches courses in American Politics and Political Theory including Race and Politics; Immigration; Cultural Diversity and the Law; Muslims and the West; Latino Politics and Citizenship.
His book, titled Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2016.
Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, the book analyzes features such as class, religion, nation of origin, language, caste, gender, and sexuality in mobilization and shows how these internal characteristics lead to multiple paths of political inclusion, defying a unified group experience.
Read “An Indian immigrant is murdered in Kansas. It’s part of a spike in hate crimes against South Asians.” Washington Post/Monkey Cage, March 7, 2017.
March 3, 2016: Yale
Oct 7, 2016: NYU
Oct 27, 2016: Rutgers, New Brunswick
Feb 6, 2017: UCLA
March 30, 2017: Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
His current research project focuses on the emerging patterns of interaction between Muslim communities and the law enforcement agencies in the post-9/11 period. Another project is concerned with the transnational engagements of the Indian American diaspora.
Immigrant Political Incorporation, Racial and Religious Profiling, Transnationalism and Diaspora, Global Migration, Comparative Immigration Policy
“Race, Religion, and Political Mobilization: South Asians in the Post-9/11 U.S.” 2013. Studies in Ethnicity and NationalismVol.13 (2).
“Rights at Risk: South Asians in the Post-9/11 United States.” 2011. AAPI Nexus: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice, and Community Vol. 9(1).
“Race, Religion, and Discrimination: South Asian Immigrants in the Post-9/11 U.S.” 2012.In Faith and Race in American Political Life, Robin Jacobson and Nancy Wadsworth (eds.). Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.
“Transnationalism and Nationalistic Discourses: Indian Immigrants in the United States.” 2009. In The Transnational Politics of Asian Americans, Pei-te Lien and Christian Collet (eds.). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
After earning a PhD in political science at the University of California – Berkeley and spending several years working at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Phil Mundo joined the Drew faculty in 1986. He teaches courses on American Politics and Public policy and has directed Drew’s Washington Semester Program and the London Semester Program.
American government, public policy, environmental policy and energy policy.
“Business Influence in State-Level Environmental Policy” in M. Kraft and S. Kamieniecki (ed.) Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System (MIT Press, 2007) [with B. Rabe].
National Politics in a Global Economy: The Domestic Sources of U.S. Trade Policy (Georgetown University Press, 1999).
Interest Groups: Cases and Characteristics (Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1992).
Carlos earned his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics. At American University, he completed a MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and a BA in International Studies. He joined the Department in August 2005. Prior to Drew University, Carlos taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Hamilton College. He also was a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University’s Peace Studies Program and a Visiting Fellow at Rutgers-Newark’s Division of Global Affairs.
Carlos is interested in three research areas. First, he examines the legal and political ramifications of humanitarian interventions and post-war peace-building efforts. Second, Carlos is interested in contemporary debates on U.S. foreign policy. Third, he is researching the emergence and the evolution of post-9/11 global counter-terrorism strategies. He is especially intrigued by terrorist organizations’ financing efforts and how global governance networks have encouraged states, especially in the Arab world, to adopt new counter-terrorism financing laws and regulations.
“Towards Deliberative Peace: A Habermasian Critique of Contemporary Peace Operations,” Journal of International Relations and Development, 12.1 (2009): 58-89.
“Microfinancing Terrorism: A Study in al Qaeda Financing Strategy” in M. Cox (ed.) State of Corruption, State of Chaos: The Terror of Political Malfeasance (Lexington Books, 2008) with T. Koker, 167-180.
“Why Did the U.N. Security Council Approve the Anglo-American Project to Transform Postwar Iraq?: The Evolution of International Law in the Shadow of the American Hegemon,” Journal of International Law and International Relations, 3.1 (2007): 65-94.
“America’s Quest for Global Hegemony: Offensive Realism, the Bush Doctrine and the 2003 Iraq War,” Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, 53.2 (2006): 125-157.
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