Administration

Paul Gillingham

Paul Gillingham (D.Phil, Oxford, 2006), Program Director, is a historian of modern Mexico and Latin America. His first book, Cuauhtémoc's Bones: Forging National Identity in Mexico (University of New Mexico, 2011) examines nationalism through the story of the forged tomb of the last Aztec emperor. He is currently working on three projects: a history of political violence in post-revolutionary Mexico, a national history of Mexico and a co-edited volume on journalism and censorship.

Mark W. Hauser

Mark W. Hauser

Mark Hauser's (PhD, Syracuse University) research is primarily concerned with inequality in (historical) context through things typical overlooked and left out of the documentary record.  Specifically, I have focused on the ways in which enslaved and freed peoples of African descent created and transformed social and economic landscapes within the context of Caribbean plantation societies. At the center of all of my research I have centered social theory articulated in the Caribbean, (Fanon, Winters, Williams, Ortiz, Goveia, and Rodney) and have tried to show their relevance to the study of ancient societies and political constellations of the more recent past.

Bianca R. Jimenez

Bianca R. Jimenez

Bianca has been at the University since 2006 working with various area studies programs including Asian Studies, International Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. As Associate Director she oversees the administration of the IAS Weinberg programs and works with the faculty Directors to advise students, manage curricular development, and provide program management. Prior to joining Northwestern she worked for the Environmental and Conservation Program at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago where she worked closely with a local NGO in Peru, CIMA-Cordillera Azul to protect cultural diversity and land security, and to integrate improved quality of life into the management of Cordillera Azul National Park. She also worked with the interactive program expeditions@fieldmuseum™, which follows Field Museum scientists as they conduct groundbreaking scientific research around the world and communicate it to a wider audience through dispatches, interactives and photos.

Parth Joshi

Parth Joshi

As Program Assistant, Parth manages the administration of the International and Area Studies programs, including the Asian Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies programs. Parth works closely with a whole host of Weinberg faculty, performing a wide array of tasks ranging from answering student inquiries to designing program materials and coordinating events. 

Prior to joining Northwestern, Parth worked with organizations such as GlobeMed, an NGO that partners university students with grassroots health organizations all over the world, striving for global health equity, and Upward Bound, a federally funded program that serves underprivileged high school students in key schools around the country. He has also worked with Classical Philology, an academic journal dedicated to the study of the ancient world, and has conducted research abroad in Greece with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA). Parth's academic research has focused on the language and literature of the Indo-European world, especially the comparative realm shared by ancient Greek and ancient Indian epic.