Networked Faculty Fellow

DHi's Networked Faculty Fellows

Bulent Arikan

Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University

Bülent Arıkan received his PhD in Anthropology from Arizona State University (2010). His research interests are the rise of social complexity in the ancient Near East, paleoclimatic change, geoarchaeology, ancient human-environment relationships, and agent-based modeling of human socioecosystems where complex adaptive patterns between climate, environment, and human decision–making are tested through computer–based simulations. Arıkan worked as a member of interdisciplinary research teams that work in Jordan, Spain, and Turkey.

Isabel Martinez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, John Jay College Of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Isabel Martinez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Her teaching and research interests include transnationalism, Mexican youth immigration, Mexican borders, and the intersections of race, immigration and technology. Long involved with issues of educational attainment in Latina/o communities, her recently completed research examines the transnational familial, labor and educational experiences of unaccompanied Mexican immigrant youth in New York. Her article, “What’s Age Gotta Do With It?

Catherine Gunther Kodat, Ph.D.

Professor of Humanities, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Catherine Gunther Kodat came to Hamilton College in 1995 with a joint appointment in the English and Creative Writing Department and the American Studies program. Kodat began her undergraduate studies as a piano performance major at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; metro desk reporter and dance critic for The Baltimore Sun during the 1980s, she received her PhD in English literature from Boston University in 1994. Her research and teaching interests in 20th century U.S. literature and culture include African American literature, music, film, and dance.

Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, College of New Jersey

Dr. Marla L. Jaksch is an Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in Women's Studies and Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University and comes to TCNJ from Hamilton College.

Her research interests include: transnational feminisms, gender and development, indigenous rights and grassroots organizing, art and microfinance schemes, visual culture, cultural tourism, feminist pedagogies, and global service-learning.

Hena Ahmad, Ph.D.

Professor of English, Truman State University

Dr. Hena Ahmad is a Professor of English at Truman State University. She began teaching at Truman in 1998. She specializes in, and usually teaches Postcolonial Lit; Women Writers; Asian Lit; International Lit in English; Twentieth-Century World Lit; Restoration and 18th Century British Lit; Postcolonial Studies in Lit & Culture; South Asian Lits; Ethnic Studies; Women’s Studies; and African Lits.
Her current research interests are Postnational and Postindependent Feminism in South Asian and African Women Writers and in Diasporic Writers in English.

Crystal Leigh Endsley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Crystal Leigh Endsley, is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Africana Studies. Previously she was an Instructor in the Women's Studies Department at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania where she also served as Interim Assistant Director for the Paul Robeson Cultural Center. Endsley completed her graduate studies at Penn State's main campus where she earned a dual Ph.D. in Women's Studies and Curriculum & Instruction. Her awards and honors include a Virginia Commission for the Arts Playwriting Grant in 2005, an honorable mention for the Lamar Kopp, J.