Welcome to the International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT) program at Columbia University

Information on Spring 2015 INTERACT events coming soon.

Ginger Nolan
2015-16 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
Steffen Rimner
2015-16 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow Weatherhead East Asian Institute Institute
Rune Steenberg
2015-16 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow Harriman Institute

INTERACT is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional and interdisciplinary study. Each year, postdoctoral scholars are selected by centers and institutes across the University, and function as liaisons between their home office and the INTERACT network of scholars.

INTERACT's primary goal is to improve global literacy among Columbia students and equip them to be leaders in a globalizing world. These objectives will be met through innovative courses, participating in campus programs and events, and an annual educator workshop organized collaboratively by INTERACT Fellows.

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is proud to be a founding member of the INTERACT Network, and each year recruits one highly qualified candidate for the position.  Prospective applicants can find out more here.

 

INTERACT COURSES AND SYLLABI

The Environment: Bio-politics, Aesthetics, Ideo-Theology
Ginger Nolan

Postcolonial Narrative and the Limits of the Human
Michael Griffiths

Transnational Melodrama
Chunjie Zhang

The "West" in Global Thought
Mehmet Dosemeci and Reto Hofmann

Nation, State, Ethnicity and Transnational Communities in insular Southeast Asia
Saskia Schäfer

Islam, Democracy and Secularism in Southeast Asia
Saskia Schäfer

Transnational Genre: Documentary Film
Shi-Yan Chao

Unequal Geographies: Key Concepts in Conceiving the Global
Hsun-Hui Tseng and Michael Griffiths

Gendered Migration in Transnational Asia
Hsun-hui Tseng

Cultures of Empire
Reto Hofmann

Modernity and Nation
Reto Hofmann

Capitalism and Authoritarianism
Zhanara Nauruzbayeva

Power, Democracy and Legitimacy in Southeast Asia
Andrew Johnson

Politics of Identity in Africa
Etienne Smith

 

Connect to the Columbia Global Centers

New York  Beijing  Nairobi   Santiago   Istanbul   Amman Mumbai

 

 

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Apply for the 2015-2016 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship

Spring 2013 INTERACT lectures series: Rethinking the Global

Spring 2013 undergraduate global core courses taught by INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellows.

Global Centers INTERACT Homepage

Weatherhead East Asian Institute Homepage

The Harriman Institute Homepage

Institute for Comparative Literature and Society Homepage

The Committe on Global Thought Homepage

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Past INTERACT Fellows:

  • Nicola Contessi, 2014-15 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Harriman Institute

  • Jamyung Choi, 2014-15 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

  • Shi-Yan Chao, 2013-14 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

  • Saskia Schäfer, 2013-14 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Southeast Asia Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

  • Sanjay Pinto, 2013-14 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Committee on Global Thought

  • Michael Griffiths, 2012-14
    INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

  • Andrew Johnson 2012-13
    INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Southeast Asia Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

  • Zhanara Nauruzbayeva 2011-13
    INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, The Harriman Institute

  • Hsun-hui Tseng 2012-13
    INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

  • Mehmet Dosemeci, 2011-2012 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

  • Reto Hofmann, 2010-2012 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

  • Kristy Kelly, 2010-2012 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Southeast Asia Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

  • Etienne Smith, 2010-2012 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, The Committee on Global Thought (not Center)

  • Chunjie Zhang, 2010-11
    INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

In April 2011 the INTERACT Postdocs organized "Columbia Goes Global: The Next Fifty Years"