John Collins Ph. D.
As an original member of the department, I am deeply committed to the exciting, interdisciplinary work of teaching and learning that we do in Global Studies. All of my classes are designed to help students develop the critical tools that are necessary to be informed, self-aware, and active members of the global community. Themes that I cover in my classes include globalization, nationalism, colonialism, violence, memory, political activism, and media criticism. I am the author of a 2004 book on memories of the first Palestinian intifada and co-editor of a 2002 book on the rhetoric used to frame the U.S. response to the September 11 attacks. My latest book, Global Palestine, is available in the US from Oxford University Press and in the UK from Hurst. It uses the category of settler colonialism to explore the globalization of Palestine and the Palestinization of the globe. I am also a founder of Weave News, a co-curricular independent media project focusing on underreported stories, and am currently serving as its Director of Development and a member of its editorial board. In my spare time, I am a singer-songwriter and play in a band called Bee Children, which released its second album, Gather the Exiles, in late 2018.
Ph.D., Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society)
M.A., Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
B.A., Religious Studies
Regularly Taught Courses:
- GS302 Theories of Global Cultural Studies
- GS290 Global Studies Research Methods
- GS101 Introduction to Global Studies I: Political Economy
- GS350 Global Palestine
- GS340 Blogging the Globe: News Analysis and Investigative Journalism