Robert Flahive, Ph. D.

Visiting Assistant Professor Global Studies Department

Ph.D., Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)

Virginia Tech

M.A., Political Studies

American University of Beirut

B.A., English

Washington University in St. Louis

Rob Flahive Faculty Photo

I am an interdisciplinary scholar with personal, pedagogical, and scholarly investments in the Global Studies Department learning goalsMy teaching spans the topics of global political economy, urbanism, the relationship between memory and history, Middle East politics, and settler colonialism. 

My research is broadly interested in how power is produced and contested through the built environment. I use the built environment as a device to challenge the obfuscation of historical and ongoing injustices, particularly through the UNESCO World Heritage List. I have advanced this aim through academic articles in the International Journal of Social Science, Arab Studies Journal, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, as well as in forthcoming articles in Millennium: Journal of International Studies and Settler Colonial Studies. I am also working on a book manuscript, derived from my dissertation, tentatively entitled Preserving power, remaking the past: race, settler colonialism, modernist architecture, and contemporary architectural preservation.

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