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    Jonathan Bach

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D., Syracuse University

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     Jonathan Bach (PhD, Political Science, Syracuse University) is chair of the interdisciplinary Global Studies undergraduate program and Associate Professor of International Affairs. His work explores the intersection of culture and politics, with a focus on how micro-level practices reformulate received notions of sovereignty, space, and identity. Current research concerns the material legacies of socialism in Germany, urban appropriations of space and identity in Shenzhen, China, and neoliberal geographies of globalization, particularly the proliferation of economic zones. He has also written on information technology and organizational change, labor migration and citizenship, and political theory. His articles have appeared in Cultural Anthropology, Theory, Culture & Society, Cultural Politics, Public Culture, Studies in Comparative and International Development, and Geopolitics, among others, and he is the author of Between Sovereignty and Integration: German Foreign Policy and National Identity after 1989. Bach has held post-doctoral fellowships at Columbia University (ISERP) and Harvard University (Center for European Studies), where he was also a faculty affiliate 2010-2012, and visiting positions at Brown University’s Watson Institute, Columbia University, the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies in Berlin and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Studies at the University of Hamburg. He was previously the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School. Bach is a faculty affiliate at Columbia University’s Center on Organizational Innovation and the New School’s Department of Anthropology.