Loyola University Chicago

Global Studies


Dr. Tracy Pintchman
Director, Global Studies Program, and Professor

PhD, U. C. Santa Barbara

Professor Pintchman is the director of the Global Studies Program and a professor of religious studies, with a focus on the history of religion in South Asia. She has been at Loyola University Chicago since 1992 and teaches courses on Hinduism, Asian religions, women and religion, and ethnography of religion. She has published more than two dozen articles, book chapters, and essays, and she is the author, editor, or co-editor of seven books.

Dr. Chris Hasselmann
Internship Director, Advanced Lecturer

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Professor Hasselmann regularly offers Introduction to Global Studies as well the Program's Capstone experience; he is also the coordinator of the internship program in Global Studies (GLST 370). His research interests center on the European Union and European politics more generally. His recent publications have examined the interaction between the financial (Euro) crisis, public support, and government decision making.

Dr. Matthew S. Williams

PhD, Boston College

Professor Williams joined the Sociology Department and Global Studies Program at Loyola University in the fall of 2013, following a year as an Assistant Visiting Professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. The overall focus of his teaching and research interests is the exercise of power on a global scale. In particular, he is interested in the ways that ordinary people have successfully mobilized through social movements to challenge those in power and bring about positive change, addressing major social ills and creating greater democracy globally.

Dr. Tofigh Maboudi
Assistant Professor

PhD, American University

Professor Maboudi joined the Department of Political Science and Global Studies Program at Loyola in the fall of 2016. His research interests include democratization, social movements, and Middle Eastern politics. His work focuses on constitution-making processes and citizen participation in post-conflict and transitional states. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review and Political Research Quarterly. He teaches courses on Middle East politics, authoritarianism, and international relations. He also teaches the Introduction to Global Studies course.

Dr. Ghazal Nadi
Advanced Lecturer
Director of Islamic World Studies

PhD, American University

Professor Nadi is a Lecturer in the Global Studies Program and the Interdisciplinary Honors Program at Loyola University Chicago.  She teaches Introduction to Global Studies as well as Globalization and Environmental Sustainability.  Her research interests include democratization, comparative constitutional studies, and quantitative methodology.  Her research has appeared in Political Research Quarterly.