Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty | Visiting Professors | Adjunct Professors | Staff

Core Faculty
Jeffrey Anderson

Professor

Field of Research: Comparative politics/comparative political economy of Europe; European integration

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Photo of Charlotte Cavaille Charlotte Cavaillé

Assistant Professor

Field of Research: Comparative political economy of post-industrial democracies, comparative political behavior, public opinion, immigration and politics, the politics of welfare state expansion and reform

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Abraham Newman Abraham Newman

Associate Professor

Field of Research: international regulation, data privacy, European Union, financial regulation, foreign bribery, homeland security

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Katrin Sieg Katrin Sieg

Director and Graf Goltz Professor

Field of Research: German cultural studies, European culture, contemporary theater and performance, feminist and queer studies, critical race studies

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Anna von der Goltz

Associate Professor

Field of Research: political and cultural history of Germany in the twentieth century, on myth, memory, and commemoration, political activism in both German states in the 1960s and 1970s, oral history, and the history of generations

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Holger Wolf

Associate Professor

Field of Research: the German Economy, the European Economy, History of Money and Finance, Exchange Rate Regimes

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Prince of Asturias Distinguished Visiting Professor
Natividad Fernández Sola Natividad Fernández Sola

Field of Research: European Foreign and Security policy: relations with Russia and the post-soviet space, with North Africa and Sahel countries, strategic planning the  EU and the States Recognition

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DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor
Mario Daniels Mario Daniels

Area of Research: Economic and Social History, Business History, History of Science, History of Technology, Genocide Research

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Adjunct Professors
Spencer Boyer

Spencer Boyer

Area of Research: national and international security, transatlantic relations, European and Eurasian affairs, U.S. public diplomacy and public affairs, and international organization affairs

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Dieter Dettke

Area of Research: German foreign, economic and security policy, Europe and European-Russian relations, Transatlantic relations

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Richard Kuisel Richard Kuisel

Area of Research: Modern French History, 20th Century European History, the Americanization of Europe

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Gale Mattox Gale Mattox

Area of Research: transatlantic relations, German foreign and security policy, NATO and European Security, U.S. National Security

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Staff
Christina Ruby Christina Ruby

Assistant Director, Finance and Administration

Tina oversees the full range of Center operations. In addition to ensuring support for the Center's faculty and programs, she handles its financial, human resource, and office management. She also oversees the Center's print and Web publications. She holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas.

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Zoe Ziliak Michel Zoe Ziliak Michel

Supervisor of Academic Programs

Zoe is responsible for career and academic advising for current students, as well as for promoting the MAGES program among prospective students and working with the MAGES alumni association. Before coming to the BMW Center, Zoe worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy advocating for paid sick and safe time laws. She previously spent four years as the graduate fellowship advisor in the University of California San Diego's Graduate Division. Zoe holds B.A.s in English Literature and German from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Florida. She is proficient in German and has varying degrees of proficiency in multiple other European and non-Indo-European languages.

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Robyn Selsor Robyn Selsor

Events and Communications Coordinator

Robyn manages the BMW Center's portfolio of non-academic programs and events as well as its communications and public relations outreach.  Before coming to the BMW Center, Robyn spent three years living in Seoul, South Korea teaching English to preschool and elementary school students.  She holds a B.S. in International Business from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.  She is proficient in German and conversational in Korean.

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Adrienne Thompson Adrienne Thompson

Program Assistant

Adrienne provides operational support to the faculty, staff, and students of the BMW Center. Prior to joining the Center, she interned at various non-profits, the European Parliament in Brussels, and the German Marshall Fund, where she was able to apply her studies and knowledge of the European Union. She earned her B.A. in Comparative Politics with a double minor in Business Management and German from the Catholic University of America. She is proficient in German.

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