Professor Andy Sobel, Director of IAS

Our People

Cindy Brantmeier

  • Professor of Applied Linguistics, International and Area Studies, Education, Psychology (By Courtesy), and Romance Languages (By Courtesy)
  • Director and Adviser of Applied Linguistics Faculty Fellow of International Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

135 Seigle

​Seth Graebner

  • Associate Professor of French and of International and Area Studies​
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in IAS Coordinator of European Studies and Global Cultural Studies concentrations

Ridgley 404

​Rebecca Messbarger

  • ​Professor of Italian
  • Affiliate Professor of History, Art History, International and Area Studies, Performing Arts, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian Founding Director of Medical Humanities

Ridgley 410

Andrew​ Sobel​

  • Director and Professor of International and Area Studies
  • Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) Director, University College MA Program in International Affairs Coordinator, Development and International Affairs concentrations

​McMillan Hall 250

​Anika Walke​

  • Associate Professor of History; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and International and Area Studies

​Busch Hall 211​ Personal website:

James​ Wertsch

  • Director Emeritus of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology Professor of International and Area Studies

McMillan Hall 348