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International Studies Residential College (West Fairchild)

This page contains programmatic information about the International Studies Residential College. You can access building information on the International Studies Residential College facilities page.

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College Staff

Faculty Chair

Erin Waxenbaum, Anthropology

Associate Chair

Margaret Dempster, French & Italian

Assistant Chair

Abigail Smith, Statistics

Faculty Chair Welcome:

ISRC is the perfect place to make the most of your Northwestern experience! Situated right in the heart of south campus, ISRC residents come from nations across the globe whose interests range from international studies to communications to engineering to pre-med. At ISRC, we have so much to offer: weekly catered munchies, cultural excursions throughout Chicago, International Film Night, philanthropy events, in-dorm classes/seminars, language lunch tables, fireside chats with esteemed faculty members. We are so fortunate to have scores of faculty members who serve as Faculty Fellows, participating directly in the intellectual and social life of ISRC. We can’t wait to meet you!

International Studies Residential College Fellows and Graduate Associates

Name Position Department
Jean Clipperton Assistant Professor of Instruction Political Science
Lisa del Torto Associate Professor of Instruction Writing Program
Jean-Francois Gaillard Professor Civil & Environmental Eng.
Stephen Hill Associate Director Office of Fellowships
Robert Launay Professor Anthropology
Shannon Millikin Associate Professor of Instruction Spanish & Portuguese
John Paluch Professor of Instruction German
Carl Petry  Professor History
Lawrence Pinto Professor Emeritus Neurobiology & Physics
Aude Raymond Associate Professor of Instruction French & Italian
Andrew Roberts Associate Professor Political Science
Laurence Schiller Retiree
Yumi Shiojima Associate Professor of Instruction  Asian Languages & Cultures
Ana Thome Williams Assistant Professor of Instruction Spanish & Portuguese
Oya Topcuoglu Lecturer Middle East & North African Studies
Katia Viot-Southard Assistant Professor of Instruction French & Italian