International Studies

Eleni Bastéa, M.Arch., Ph.D.
Director, International Studies Institute
Regents' Professor, School of Architecture and Planning

Christine Sauer, Ph.D.
Associate Director, International Studies Institute
Professor of Economics and UNM Presidential Teaching Fellow

Humanities Building, Room 420
MSC03 2165
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 277-1991
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ISI Executive Board
Adelamar Alcantara, Director, Geospatial and Population Studies
Eleni Bastéa, Architecture; Director, International Studies Institute
Melissa Bokovoy, History
Lorna Brau, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Kenneth Carpenter, Director, Global Education Office, Retired
Christine Sauer, Economics; Associate Director, International Studies Institute
William Stanley, Political Science
Amina Tawasil, International Studies Institute 

INTS Advisory Committee
Eleni Bastéa, Architecture; Director, International Studies Institute
Stephen Bishop, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan, Undergraduate Director, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Farah Nousheen, Senior Academic Advisor, International Studies Institute
Patricia Risso, History
Christine Sauer, Economics; Associate Director, International Studies Institute
Amina Tawasil, International Studies Institute 

ISI Contemporary Jewish Studies Lecture Series Board
Eleni Bastea, Architecture; Director, International Studies Institute
Michael Eli Nutkiewicz, Religious Studies
Noel Pugach, History, Emeritus
Patricia Risso, History
Amina Tawasil, International Studies Institute

Associated Faculty
Susanne Baackmann, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Machiko Bomberger, Foreign Languages and Literatures
James Boone, Anthropology
Pamela Cheek, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Monica Cyrino, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Rachele Duke, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Les Field, Anthropology
Lorenzo Garcia, Jr., Foreign Languages and Literatures
Timothy Graham, History
Marissa Greenberg, English
Constantine Hadjilambrinos, Geography
Gary Harrison, English
Xiang He, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Gail Houston, English
Mala Htun, Political Science
Adrian Johnston, Philosophy
Brent Kalar, Philosophy
Kathryn McKnight, Spanish and Portuguese
Jamal Martin, Africana Studies and Peace Studies
Erika Monahan, History
Manuel Montoya, Anderson School of Management
Carmen Nocentelli, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Anita Obermeier, English
Mark Peceny, Political Science
Jinghua Pei, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Marina Peters-Newell, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Walter Putnam, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Mary Quinn, Spanish and Portuguese
Caleb Richardson, History
Enrique Sanabria, History
Katja Schroeter, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Charlie Steen, History
Lawrence Straus, Anthropology
Diane Thiel, English
Iain Thomson, Philosophy
Emma Trentman, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Osman Umurhan, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Rajeshwari Vallury, Foreign Languages and Literatures and Women Studies
Damián Wilson, Spanish and Portuguese
Carolyn Woodward, English


International Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major and minor that draws on the courses, faculty, and resources of a large number of UNM departments and colleges, with a central orientation toward contemporary global themes and different world areas. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the program is housed in the International Studies Institute (ISI) in the College of Arts and Sciences, yet also draws on faculty and courses in the College of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture and Planning. The ISI not only provides the administrative support and advising for the International Studies major and minor but also organizes lectures, lecture series, and special events and provides scholarships to undergraduates.

The core elements of the International Studies major and minor allow students to combine studies in languages, humanities, and social sciences with studies in other fields in order to create an integrated, interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration.

Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


INTS 101. Introduction to International Studies. (3)

INTS 400. Capstone Seminar in International Studies [Directed Study and Travel Abroad]. (3 [1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ])

INTS 402. Honors in International Studies. (3)

INTS 499. Topics in International Studies. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)

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