Prof. DeHart focuses on the intersection of development and identity politics in Central America, particularly the roles that gender, class, race, and ethnic difference play in shaping identity and trans-Pacific relations.
Prof. DeMotts studies and teaches the environmental politics of sub-Saharan Africa, including how people are affected by conservation efforts. She teaches courses in politics and government and environmental policy.
Prof. Despres teaches a wide range of courses, from early literature to creative writing. Her current research focuses on the intersection of Magic, Medicine, Religion and material culture in the late middle ages.
Prof. Dillman teaches topics such as Middle East politics, the illicit global economy, and intellectual property. His research focuses on global illegal transactions, such as smuggling, and has been widely published.