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CGIS Staff

Shannon O'Lear
Professor, Director, Center for Global and International Studies
Lindley Hall, Room 213

Acting Director, CGIS (Fall 2019), Director of Graduate Studies, CGIS, Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture
Wescoe Hall, Room 2630

GIST 550: Afro-Brazilian Culture and Globalization

Eric A. Hanley
Associate Professor, Associate Director, GIST Interagency Studies MA Program
Fraser Hall, Room 712

GIST 529/ 702 Globalization

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Undergraduate Director, Global & International Studies

GIST 624: Social Movements in the Middle East
GIST 633: Iran, Turkey & the Kurds
GIST 667: Islam & Politics
GIST 701: Approaches to International Studies

Outreach Coordinator

Office Manager, Program Assistant
201 Bailey Hall

Jessica has been with CGIS since it opened in 2009. She provides administrative, media and other support for the Center for Global & International Studies and its associated academic programs. Duties include course scheduling, HR and Finance liaison, website and social media maintenance, promotional and communication design, coordination of special events (graduation and special lectures) and supervising student hourly workers.

Jasmine Brown GIST Grad Advisor
Graduate Advisor, GIST MA, GIST ISP MA
Bailey Hall 310

The COGA Advisor provides advising for students in the GIST Graduate programs, including the GIST MA and the GIST ISP (Interagency Studies) and FAS MA Tracks. The advisor guides graduate students throughout their time at KU, including the admissions process, enrollment, petitions, comprehensive/final exams, and graduation. 




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