Hilary E. Kahn

Assistant Dean for International Education and Global Initiatives of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University; Director of the Center for the Study of Global Change; Past-President of the Association of International Education Administrators; ICCI Co-Director, Key Speaker, Track Leader

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Hilary E. Kahn is Director of the Center for the Study of Global Change and Assistant Dean for International Education and Global Initiatives in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. She is also the Director of the Ph.D. Minor in Global Studies, Co-Editor of the Framing the Global Series (with IU Press), and Director of the Indiana Language Roadmap and the Voices and Visions: Islam and Muslims from a Global Perspective Project. Her areas of research and expertise include global teaching and learning, visual anthropology, grounded global studies, transnational identities, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the internationalization of higher education. Hilary is faculty in International Studies and has taught numerous courses on topics such as issues and approaches to global studies, anthropological theory, ethnographic methods, visual anthropology, intercultural communication, the anthropology of religion, human rights and the arts, and indigenous cultures of Central America and Mexico. By using videoconferencing technology to link with classrooms overseas, she has taught students in Macedonia, Indonesia, and Russia. She also led an international service learning program in Bluefields, Jamaica for many years. In 2009, she received the IU Commission of Multicultural Understanding Faculty Award for promoting multicultural understanding in the classroom, on campus, and in the broader community and the International Studies Faculty Award in recognition for excellence in teaching. She was recently named an IU Bicentennial Professor. She served on the board and as President of AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) and she currently serves on the Advisory Board for Diversity and Democracy of AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities). She has written multiple articles, chapters and three books. Hilary received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Buffalo in 2002.