Jennifer Hunt, Fulbright Visiting Chair of American Studies at University of Alberta, 2012
Jennifer C. Hunt is the Fulbright Research Chair of American Studies at University of Alberta. She comes to us from Montclair State University where she is a Professor of Sociology. She is currently researching and writing a book on Human Terrain Team Systems, a US Department of Defense funded project that embedded teams of social scientists and retired or active duty military personnel in combat commands in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Hunt has done ethnographic research and published in a number of areas including police culture and organization, police use of force, risk and injury in sports and psychoanalysis and fieldwork. The University of Chicago Press published her most recent book, Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and its Aftermath in 2010.
Jason Pierceson, Fulbright Visiting Chair in American Studies at University of Alberta, 2011
Jason Pierceson was Fulbright Visiting Chair in American Studies at the University of Alberta in which capacity he had been undertaking work in judicial policy making in Canada and the United States. He was also Associate Professor of political science and legal studies at the University of Illinois Springfield, where he was also Chair of the Department of Political Science.
Prior to joining the University of Illinois in 2005 he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Norbert College. He holds a Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University and a BA in History from Knox College.
Jason is the author of Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships and Courts, Liberalism, and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada and has been a frequent writer and commentator on the relationship between politics and the judiciary in the US.
Patrick Forrest, Fulbright Visiting Chair in American Studies at University of Alberta, 2011
Patrick is the Associate Chief at the Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He entered government service as a Presidential Management Fellow and has also practiced law as an Associate Counsel at DHS.
Previous to that he was a member of the Bush-Obama Presidential Transition Team An officer in the United States Coast Guard Reserves, Patrick’s service includes emergency response tours in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas for the Coast Guard and for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill and hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He received the United States Coast Guard Commandant’s Commendation Ribbon for his service.
A graduate from the Virginia Military Institute in 1999 with his Bachelor of Arts in English and from Syracuse University College of Law with his Juris Doctor in 2003, he continued his education at George Washington University College of Law where in 2004 he received his Master of Laws in International Dispute Resolution and Litigation. In addition to his position at DHS, he is also an Adjunct Professor Faculty at George Washington University.
Brent Sohngen, Fulbright Visiting Chair in American Studies at University of Alberta, 2011
Brent Sohngen is a Professor of environmental economics at Ohio State University. He conducts research on land use and climate change, carbon trading, and water quality trading. He co-authored sections of the 2001 and 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports on the impacts of climate change on forests and agriculture, and on the potential for carbon sequestration in forests.
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