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BioSigrid Lupieri is a Lecturer in Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE). Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation.
Her current book project investigates how medical humanitarians value human life in a crisis. Focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, her research traces how security concerns, diplomatic efforts and notions of ‘deservingness’ influence who gets privileged access to medical care. Her work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Global Social Policy, Forced Migration Review and Third World Quarterly.
Sigrid received a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. She also holds an MPhil in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge, an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, and a B.A. from the University of Udine (Italy). Outside of academia, she has worked for several years as a journalist in Armenia, Georgia, and Germany, and as a UN officer in New York and New Delhi.
Lecturer & Fellow in Civic, Liberal, and Global Education
BioMejgan Massoumi received her Ph.D. in June of 2021 from the History Department at Stanford University. Her work and research explores Afghan engagement with a global communication technology, the radio, during a period of intense political reform and social transformations (1960-1979). Drawing on archives in Farsi, Pashto, Tajik, Urdu, and English, and a collection of oral histories from former Radio Afghanistan employees and other producers of music and art, her work offers a fresh perspective on Afghan history by considering the mobile and fluid international networks made possible through the producers and consumers of the radio and music in the twentieth century and the centrality of Afghan people to that story.
Having earned previous degrees in Architecture (B.A.) and City Planning (M.C.P) from the University of California at Berkeley, the foundation of her scholarship is built upon a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective. Her study of the past is informed through the study of sounds broadcast in and beyond the built environment.
As a scholar and educator, and refugee and immigrant, Mejgan is committed to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within academia through her activism and advocacy for diversity as well as her teaching and scholarship focused on the study of history through the experiences of marginalized peoples, places, and cultures.
Mejgan's previous research explored how the dynamics of different forms of religious fundamentalisms are produced, represented and practiced in the city. The culmination of this research can be found in her co-edited book, The Fundamentalist City? Religiosity and the Remaking of Urban Space (Routledge, 2010). Another project that explored the multiple meanings of diversity, inclusion, and exclusion in fast-changing urban contexts resulted in the co-edited volume Urban Diversity: Space, Culture, and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). Her master's research focused on race and inter-ethnic conflicts in post-9/11 Afghanistan, highlighting how humanitarian aid from the West contributed to deepening social and ethnic divides. She has also contributed articles to the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, the International Journal of Islamic Architecture, and the Journal of International Affairs at Columbia University.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, Mejgan is teaching "Why College?", "Design that Understands Us", and "Environmental Sustainability: Global Predicaments and Possible Solutions."
During the 2022-2023 academic year, Mejgan is teaching "Why College?" and "Citizenship in the 21st Century."
BioDr. McCoy is a Lecturer in the Civic, Liberal, and Global Education program at Stanford University. McCoy’s research agenda focuses on the intersection between education and diplomacy, with an interest in transnational education and policy. Dr. McCoy's first book (under contract), entitled:
"From Congo to GONGO: Higher Education, Critical Geopolitics, and the New Red Scare" is one of the winners of the 2021 Emerging Scholars Competition in Black Studies. With a focus on Africa and Russia, this book traces the history of contact between the two regions. During each time period—education, politics, and Black studies are woven together, each era with shifting values and purposes that influence foreign relations between Africa and Eurasia.
A Fulbright scholar (2015-2016, Russia) with multidisciplinary expertise, McCoy previously worked as a research strategist at Harvard University on projects related to racial justice, equity, and inclusion. Dr. McCoy earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwestern University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from UCLA in Education.
BioMiles Osgood is a Lecturer for Structured Liberal Education (SLE). As a former Stanford undergrad, Miles completed his BA in English with a minor in the Classics in 2011. After working at Oxford University Press in New York for two years, Miles earned a PhD in English at Harvard, where he designed and taught courses on global modernism, women's literature, and James Joyce. He has published public essays in Slate, n+1, and the Washington Post, along with academic articles in Modernism/modernity and ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature.
Miles is at work on a book entitled "The Podium and the Stadium," which uncovers the little-known history of the Olympic Art Competitions of 1912-1948 and argues that twentieth-century world literature self-consciously adopted the qualities of international sport. Across studies of Olympic participants including Robert Graves, Jean Cocteau, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Bunya Koh, and through analysis of sport in the work of H.D., Ralph Ellison, Marianne Moore, and Kamau Brathwaite, "The World Arena" documents the surprisingly pervasive genre of "athletic art" across major axes of twentieth-century culture.
Miles has been working in frosh education for many years, starting when he was a Resident Tutor as a Stanford senior and continuing with his time as a Teaching Fellow for Harvard's "Expos" writing program. From 2016 to 2018, Miles also created and developed "J(oyce)-Term," a one-week winter-break bootcamp on Joyce's "Ulysses" for first-year students. He has extended his teaching to high-school students and lifelong learners online as designer and lead instructor for the "Masterpieces of World Literature" series on edX.
In his spare time, Miles designs board games, edits home movies, and walks around San Francisco with his dog Pico.
Lecturer in Civic, Liberal, and Global Education
Ph.D. Student in Chinese, admitted Autumn 2018
Ph.D. Minor, Linguistics
BioMatthew Palmer (he/him/his) is a Lecturer in Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE).
Fluent in Modern Standard Chinese ("Mandarin") and Japanese, Matthew focuses his research at the intersection of corpus linguistics and computer-assisted language learning. His recent doctoral dissertation reveals previously-unattested language learner comprehension gaps pertaining to the perfective 了 "le": a ubiquitous yet frequently misunderstood Chinese grammatical marker. During his time as a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Matthew taught Chinese linguistics and advanced Chinese language courses.
Matthew holds professional experience in East Asia product localization, automated language assessment, and pedagogical inclusivity training. He is a recipient of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Scholarship, the U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship, and the Stanford University Pigott Scholars Award.
In his spare time, Matthew is passionate about mindfulness, video games, and group fitness.
Armando Jose Perez-Gea
BioArmando Perez-Gea is a Fellow to Diversify Teaching and Learning and Lecturer for Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE). He was an undergraduate at Stanford where he completed majors in Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy and a co-terminal MA in Philosophy. After working as a consultant in DC and teaching in Mexico City, he went to Yale to pursue a MA in Economics, MPhil in Political Science and Philosophy, MAR in Philosophy in Religion, and PhD in Political Science and Philosophy.
Armando is working on a book titled "An Aristotelian Theory of the State", which argues that Weber's definition of the state as the monopoly of legitimate violence is mistaken. Instead we should turn to Aristotle to see what he thought the state is. In particular the state's relation to the self-sufficient association, its creation of a public sphere where honor (understood as striving to live a life worth remembering) is exercised, and it allowing for the exercise of republican rule. He is also working on a project to develop an Aristotelian theory of vice and viciousness.
You can find him at the gym's weight room, walking around campus, and - like other Mexican-Americans - practicing his Spanish so that his grandmother (or abuela, as many movies like to call them) doesn't complain about his becoming less and less Mexican each day.
His personal webpage is: https://app.scholarsite.io/armando-jose-perez-gea
COLLEGE Teaching Fellow
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCultural anthropology; urban agriculture; farms and farming; food systems and foodways; food justice and sovereignty; environmental and climate justice; urban studies; agriculture and environment; citizenship; critical geography; critical race theory; ecology; ethnography; food (in)security/sovereignty; political anthropology; political ecology; political economy; race and ethnicity; racism(s); social movements and protest; social value; morality and ethics; community