International Studies Faculty

Mi Yung Yoon
Mi Yung Yoon

Mi Yung Yoon

Professor of International Studies

(812) 866-6841


Yoon teaches world politics, American foreign policy, international law and organization, international political economy, U.N. field study in New York, African politics, and women in the developing world. Her research interests include territorial disputes in Africa, women's political representation in sub-Saharan Africa, and Korea-Africa relations.

Daryl R. Karns Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity, 2012
Fulbright Research Award, 2011


Ph.D., Florida State University; M.A., Jackson State University
B.A., Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea


"Korean Bilateral Official Development Assistance to Africa Under Korea's Initiative for Africa's Development," Journal of East Asian Studies 14, 2 (May-August 2014): 279-301. With Chungshik Moon.

"Colonialism and Border Disputes in Africa: The Case of the Malawi-Tanzania Dispute over Lake Malawi/Nyasa," Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies 1, 1 (January 2014): 75-89.

"Special Seats for Women in Parliament and Democratization: The Case of Tanzania," Women's Studies International Forum 41 (November/December 2013): 143-149.

"Factors Hindering 'Larger' Representation of Women in Parliament: The Case of Seychelles," Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 49, 1 (February 2011): 98-114.

"More Women in the Tanzanian Legislature: Do Numbers Matter?" Journal of Contemporary African Studies 29, 1 (January 2011): 83-98.

"European Colonialism and Territorial Disputes in Africa: The Gulf of Guinea and the Indian Ocean," Mediterranean Quarterly 20, 2 (Spring 2009): 77-94.

"Special Seats for Women in the National Legislature: The Case of Tanzania," Africa Today 55, 1 (Fall 2008): 60-86.

"Is a Minority Truly Powerless? Female Legislators in Mauritius," Asian Women 24, 3 (Fall 2008): 83-102. With Sheila Bunwaree.

"The Mauritian Election of 2005: An Unprecedented Increase of Women in Parliament," Journal of International Women's Studies 9, 3 (May 2008): 13-26. With Sheila Bunwaree.

"Women's Legislative Representation in Mauritius: 'A Grave Democratic Deficit'," Journal of Contemporary African Studies 24, 2 (May 2006): 229-247. With Sheila Bunwaree.

"Internal Conflicts and Cross-Border Military Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Post-Cold War Era," Journal of Political and Military Sociology 33, 2 (Winter 2005): 277-293.

"Explaining Women's Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa," Legislative Studies Quarterly XXIX, 3 (August 2004): 447-468.

Reprinted in Mona Lena Krook and Sarah Childs, Women, Gender, and Politics: A Reader (New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 167-173.

"Testing Crisis Learning Theory: The Case of Minor-Minor Power Dyads, 1946-1985," KNDU Review: Journal of National Security Affairs 7 (December 2002): 171-188. With Chinsoo Bae.

"Democratization and Women's Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa," Democratization 8, 2 (Summer 2001): 169-190.

"Explaining U.S. Intervention in Third World Internal Wars, 1945-1989," Journal of Conflict Resolution 41, 4 (August 1997): 580-602.

Un-Refereed Journal Articles:

"A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook for the 21st Century: Assessing the Prospects for Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa," Hanover Quarterly (May 2000): 10-13.

"U.S. Defense Policy: From Truman to Clinton, Continuity or Change?" Korean Military Affairs 4 (January 1997): 274-288. (This article is published in Korean.)

"Colonial History and Territorial Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America," (Seoul, Korea: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2010), Mi Yung Yoon and Richard J. Kilroy, Jr., eds.

"Imperialism, Colonialism, and Territorial Disputes," In "Colonial History and Territorial Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America." Edited by Mi Yung Yoon and Richard J. Kilroy, Jr. (Seoul, Korea: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2010), 9-18.

"Territorial Disputes in the Gulf of Guinea: The Cases of Nigeria-Cameroon and Gabon-Equatorial Guinea," In "Colonial History and Territorial Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America." Edited by Mi Yung Yoon and Richard J. Kilroy, Jr. (Seoul, Korea: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2010), 51-82.

"Sub-Saharan Africa," In "Sharing Power: Women, Parliament, Democracy." Edited by Yvonne Galligan and Manon Tremblay (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2005), 79-90.

Kathleen M. Fallon. "Democracy and the Rise of Women's Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa," (Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Journal of Contemporary African Studies 28, 4 (October 2010): 525-528.

Gretchen Bauer and Hannah E. Britton, eds. "Women in African Parliaments," (Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006). Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 26, 2 (April 2008): 234-236.

Anne R. Breneman and Rebecca A. Mbuh, eds. "Women in the New Millennium: The Global Revolution," (Lanham, Maryland: Hamilton Books, 2006). Asian Women 22, 2 (2006): 117-121.

Mark Peceny. "Democracy at the Point of Bayonets," (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999). American Political Science Review 94, 2 (2000): 518-519.

Chris Alden. "Apartheid's Last Stand: The Rise and Fall of the South African Security State," (New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996). Journal of Asian and African Studies, XXXIII, 3 (1998): 276-278.
David Buchman
David Buchman

David Buchman

Professor of Anthropology

(812) 866-7369


Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Cultures of the Middle East, Cultures of North Africa and East Africa; Comparative Religions; South America; Methods in Anthropology; Islam in the Modern World; History and Politics of the Middle East

International Experience: Middle East, North Africa, India, Thailand.
Agust Eiriksson
Agust Eiriksson

Agust Eiriksson

Professor of Economics

(812) 866-7357


Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago; B.B.A. Ohio University.

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Macroeconomic Theory, Open-Economy Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and Time Series
Nuan Gao
Lauren Griffith
Lauren Griffith

Lauren Griffith

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(812) 866-7358


Lauren Miller Griffith earned her doctorate in cultural anthropology at Indiana University in 2010. Her research agenda focuses on the intersections of performance, tourism and education in Brazil, Belize and the U.S. Her earlier work focused on the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira and how non-Brazilian practitioners use travel to the source of capoeira's birth, Bahia da Brasil, to increase their legitimacy within this genre.

Griffith's current interests include the links between tourism, cultural heritage and sustainability in Belize. She is particularly interested in how indigenous communities decide whether or not to participate in the growing tourism industry and the long-term effects of these decisions.


B.A., Texas A&M University
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.


"Signature Pedagogies in the Afro-Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira: Why Problem Based Learning Produces Better Performers," (article manuscript, Theatre Annual, in press).

"Idea Portal: Marks of Distinction in an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art," Local Learning Journal of Folklore and Education, 1 (2014).

"Team Teaching in Anthropology: Pursuing the 4-Field Ideal" (w/ C. Griffith), Anthropology News (February 2014).

"Apprenticeship Pilgrimage and the Acquisition of Legitimacy in Capoeira," Journal of Sport & Tourism 18:1 (2013), 1-15.

"Apprenticeship Pilgrimage, An Alternative Analytical Lens," Annals of Tourism Research 41 (2013), 228-231.

"Intellectual Development Amongst Participants in Faculty-Led Research," (w/ Tolga Kaya), CURQ on the Web 34:4 (2013), 10-16.

"Bourdieu's Game of Life: Using Simulation to Facilitate Understanding of Complex Theories," College Teaching 60 (2012), 147-153.

"Partnerships in archaeotourism: The future of Cueva Borbon, Dominican Republic," (w/ C. Griffith) Chungara 44:3 (2012), 523-532.
Ann Kirkland
Ann Kirkland

Ann Kirkland

Professor of French

(812) 866-6878


Ph.D., Duke University; B.A., Emory University
Nasrin Shahinpoor
Nasrin Shahinpoor

Nasrin Shahinpoor

Professor of Economics and Social Sciences Coordinator

(812) 866-7312


Prior to joining Hanover College, Nasrin Shahinpoor most recently taught at Butler University. She has also taught at Xavier University, University of Cincinnati and Wilmington College.

International travel: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, Iceland, Japan, England, Belgium, Germany, Iran, France, Ghana, Jordan, Turkey, Holland, Italy, Cuba and Brazil


Ph.D., M.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,
M.A., Ohio University, Athens , Ohio
B.S., Institute of Banking Sciences, Tehran

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Foundations of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics theory
Money and Financial Markets
Economics of Growth and Development
Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
International Economics
Statiscics and Quantatative Theory
Turkish Economy and Culture: With Special Emphesis on Women of Turkey
Economics of Water Resources.


"Speaking Truth to Power: Dissent and Organizational Life." D.R. Comer & G. Vega (Eds.) Moral courage in organizations: doing the right thing at work Co-authored with Bernard Matt, M.E. Sharpe Publisher, 2011 (pp 157-170)

"The Link Between Islamic Banking and Micro-financing." International Journal of Social Economics, V. 36, Numbers 9 and 10, 2009 (pp.996-1007).

"The Link Between Islamic Banking and Micro-financing." Proceedings of the Annual Association of Business Economics International Conference, March 2007.

"The Power of One: Dissent and Organizational Life." Journal of Business Ethics, Vol 74, Issue 1, July 2007 (pp. 13-24). Co- authored with Bernard Matt.

"Standing on Principle: The Constructive Dynamics of Dissent." The International Journal of Business and Public Administration, Volume 1, Number1, Fall 2004. Co-authored with Bernard Matt.

"Standing on Principle: The Constructive Dynamics of Dissent." Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, January 2004. Co-authored with Bernard Matt.

"What Lies Ahead for Women of Afghanistan," Cincinnati 50 Plus Magazine, March 2002.

"The Demand for Secondary Preventive Medical Care: The Case of Breast Cancer." Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, February 2002.
Larry Thornton
Larry Thornton

Larry Thornton

Professor of History

(812) 866-7201


Professor Thornton teaches Modern European History and specializes in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

Teaching: Tsarist Russia, Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Holocaust, Genocide, French Revolution and Napoleon, World in 1968, World Since 1945.
Travel Courses: History and Literature of Modern Ireland, War in Vietnam, Russia.

International Experience: Travel to +30 countries. HC Faculty International Study Tour to Soviet Union, 1991. HC Faculty International Study Tour to China, 1993. HC Faculty International Study Tour to Holocaust Sites in Netherlands, Belgium, German, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Israel, 2005. Joseph J. Malone Faculty Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies (travel to United Arab Emirates and Oman), 1993.

Awards: Arthur and Ilene Baynham Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1991 and 2004.


Ph.D., University of Illinois

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. Attitudes about War as Expressed by Oxford University Students, 1919-1939.

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