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Roxanne Euben
Professor of Political Science

A winner of the Guggenheim fellowship, Roxanne Euben, professor of political science, is an authority on ISIS and its rhetorical strategies and use of media. She is a comparative political theorist who specializes in interactions between Islamic and Euro-American political thought. Her books include Enemy in the Mirror: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Limits of Modern Rationalism (Princeton, 1999), Journeys to the Other Shore: Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge, (Princeton, 2006), and Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from Al-Banna to Bin Laden (Princeton, 2009), written and edited in collaboration with Professor Muhammad Qasim Zaman of Princeton University. In addition to publishing regularly in leading scholarly journals, she has written for Quartz ("ISIL and the Armchair Islamist: How Execution Videos Sell a Fantasy of Masculinity").

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Professor of Spanish

Marjorie Agosin, professor of Spanish, is a poet, human rights activist and literary critic. Her work examines the literature of human rights in the Americas, Jewish literature, and women writers of Latin America as well as issues of migration, identity, and ethnicity.

Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Irene Mata, associate professor of women's and gender studies, is an expert on gender issues in society and popular culture, particularly for women of color and immigrants.

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