Dr. Joann DiGeorgio-Lutz

Professor and Head,
Department of Liberal Studies,
Texas A&M Galveston.

digeorgj@tamug.edu
(409) 740-4463

Bldg# 3007, Office 128

Education:

Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1993.
M.S., Troy State University, 1987.
B.A., University of Maryland, 1985.

Current Position:

Professor and Head, Department of Liberal Studies, Texas A&M Galveston, beginning January 2014

Previous Positions:

Professor and Department Head, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2011-2013
Associate Professor and Department Head, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2008-2011
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2004-2008
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 1997-2004
Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX Fall 1996
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 1994-1996

MAST Courses Taught:

MAST 411 (International Maritime Culture)

Courses Taught — Undergraduate and Graduate:

  • International Relations Theory
  • Texas State/Local Politics
  • Intro to Political Science
  • Conditions of Democracy
  • Global Politics in the 21st Century
  • International Law and Diplomacy
  • Latin American Politics
  • Honor’s American Government
  • Theories of War
  • The Holocaust
  • Ethnic Conflict and Civil Wars
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Model Arab League
  • American National Government
  • Middle East Politics
  • Honors Texas Government
  • Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements
  • Political Economy
  • U. S. Foreign Policy
  • Global Terrorism
  • Honors Service Learning
  • Comparative Genocide
  • Cambodia Service Learning Project
  • The Holocaust: Jewish Life in the Ghettos
  • Model United Nations
  • Women and Genocide

Academic Recognition/Awards:

  • Recipient of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, Amman, Jordan, January 1, 2008-30 June 2008.
  • Fellowship in the Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar on the Holocaust and other Genocides, United States Holocaust Museum and Memorial, Washington, D.C., January 4-11, 2009.
  • Recipient of the J. William Fulbright Specialist Grant, Dewey International University, Cambodia, December-January, 2010-2011.

Publications:

  • Women and Genocide: An Anthology. Eds. Expected 2015. Canadian Scholars’ Press/Women’s Studies Press (with Donna Gosbee). Toronto, Canada
  • “Seymour Martin Lipset.” 2014.forthcoming James Ciment, ed. World Democracy: From Ancient Times to the People’s Revolutions of the 21st Century. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
  • “Academic Space and the Cambodian Genocide”, 2014. Bulletin of World History Volume XXX, Number 1: 16-20. (with Adam Haney).
  • Book review (invited) 2013. Expressions of Cambodia: The Politics of tradition, identity and change. Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier and Tim Winter. 2012. Paperback eds. NY: Routledge. Journal of International and Global Studies, 5(1): 94-95.
  • Book review (invited) of The Holocaust & Historical Methodology. Dan Stone, ed. NY: Berghahn Press. 2013. Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 32(2): 104-105.
  • “Beyond the Classroom Walls: Becoming Global Citizens Without Leaving Home.” 2010. Teaching In Higher Education. Vol.15(6): 57-62.
  • “The Gulf Crisis and the Implications for the Palestinians in the Context of the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict.” 2010. Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, ed. Cheryl A. Rubenberg. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
  • Book review (invited) of Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule, 1917- 1969 by Ilana Feldman. 2009. Middle East Journal. Winter, Vol. 63(1): 148-9.
  • “The Palestine Liberation Organization.” 2007. Encyclopedia of the Modern World. Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Oxford University Press.
  • “Internal Displacement in Guatemala” with Aaron Hale. 2004. International Third World Studies Journal and Review, Fall, Vol, XV: 2-8.
  • “Has the Palestine Liberation Organization been an able representative of the Palestinian People— Yes.” 2003. History in Dispute: The Middle East Since 1945, ed. David W. Lesch, Volume 14, First Series. Columbia, SC: Manly, MI: St. James Press.
  • Women in Higher Education: Empowering Change. 2002.ed., JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • “Squaring the Circle of Revolution in the Congo: A New Perspective on the Nature of the Third World Political and Social Change” with Aaron Z. Hale. 2000. Journal of the Third World Spectrum, 7(1): 17-38.
  • The Woman-Centered University: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds., Melanie McCoy and JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz. 1999. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc.
  • “The Empress’s New Clothes: Expanding the Boundaries of Women in the IR Classroom”, in The Woman-Centered University: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds., Melanie McCoy and JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz. 1999. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc.
  • "The PLO and the Peace Process" in The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. IlanPeleg. 1997. SUNY Press.
  • "The U.S.-PLO Relationship: From Camp David to the White House Lawn." in The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment, ed. David Lesch. 1996. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
    __________ Revised and expanded chapter for 2nd edition, 1999
    __________ Revised and expanded chapter for 3rd edition, 2003
    __________Revised and expanded chapter for 4th edition, 2006
  • Book review of Revolution Until Victory: The Politics and History of the PLO by Barry Rubin, in Shofar. Spring 1995, Vol. 13, No. 3.
  • Book Review of Budgeting in Local Governments: Managing the Margins by Howard Elcok, Grant Jordan, Authur Midwinter, in Public Budgeting and Finance 1992. Winter 11(4): 97-99.
  • "British Palestine Policy 1914-1921: A Reexamination," Mediterranean Quarterly 1 (Fall 1990): 87- 105, with Louis M. Farshee.

Research in Progress:

The Foreign Policy of the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1978.
Women and Genocide/Memoralizing Gender

Conference and Research Presentations:

  • “Women in War, Women and Genocide.” Paper presented at the Place of Women in War 1914-2014 Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 7-8 June 2014 (with Donna Gosbee).
  • “The Foreign Policy of the Khmer Rouge 1975-1978: Temporal and Spatial Determinants of Role Choice.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual meeting, Toronto, March 24-29, 2014.
  • “Same Same but Different: Gender and Genocide Across the Divide.” (with Donna Gosbee). Paper presented at the 11th Annual International Holocaust Studies Conference at Middle Tennessee State University, October 15-18. 2013.
  • “Finally Heard: Voices of Minority Women and Genocide—the Case of the Roma/Sinti and Cham Muslims.” (with Donna Gosbee). Paper presented at the International Federation for Research in Women’s History and Women’s History Network, International Conference: Women’s Histories: The Local and the Global, 29 August – 1 September, 2013, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
  • “Competing Narratives of National Glory: The Politics of Memory in Post-conflict Societies.” Paper presented at the Globalization and the Humanities: Texas and the World Interdisciplinary Conference. November 16-17, 2012. Texas A&M University-Commerce.
  • “Teaching the Past: Academic Space and the Cambodian Genocide.” (with Adam Haney). Paper accepted for presentation at the Cambodia Studies Conference 2012: Imagining Cambodia. Northern Illinois University, 14-16 September 2012.
  • “Enemies Without, Enemies Within: Khmer Rouge Foreign Policy and the Defender of the Revolution Role.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1-4 April, 2012.
  • “When the Past Won’t Go Away: A Case Study of Cambodia and the International Tribunal.” Paper presented at the 34th Annual Global Studies Conference, University of Omaha, October 6-9, 2011.
  • “Role Theory and the Cambodian Genocide: The Origins and Adaptation of the Perpetrator Role.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 2011.
  • “Academic Space and the Cambodian Genocide.” (with Kristin Lewis). Paper presented at the International Network of Genocide Scholars, 2nd Annual Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, England, June 28-July 1, 2010.
  • “The Palestinian Refugees in the Aftermath of the Hamas Election.” Paper presented at the Middle East and Central Asia Politics, Economics, and Society Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, September 6-9, 2006.
  • “Beyond the Classroom Walls: Becoming Globally Competent Learners and Citizens Without Leaving Home.” Paper presented at the South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, TX, October 2006.
  • “The Palestinian Refugees and the PLO—Awaiting their Fate.” Paper presented at the 2004 Middle East and Central Asia Politics, Economics, and Society Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, September 9-11, 2004.
  • “When the Displaced Go Home: A Comparative Analysis of the Congo and Guatemala.” Paper presented at the Association of Third World Studies Annual Conference, November 6-9, 2003 Shreveport, LA, with Aaron Z. Hale.
  • “Internal Displacement in Guatemala: An Analysis of the Resettlement of the Uprooted Population,” Paper presented at the 2003 meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Dallas, Texas, March 27-29, 2003.
  • “Internal Displacement: A Theoretical Journey.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Third World Studies, October 9-13, 2001, Savannah, Georgia, with Joe P. Davis.
  • “The Guatemalan Peace Accords and the Internally Displaced: The Search for Meaning.” Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 21-24, 2001, with Joe P. Davis.
  • “The Iraqi Sanctions: Prospects for Political Change.” Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, October 6-8, 2000.
  • “Catalyst for Change: Working Toward a Woman-Centered University.” Moderator for roundtable discussion with Dr. Melanie McCoy, Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, March 15-18, 2000, Galveston, Texas.
  • “Squaring the Circle of Revolution in the Congo: A New Perspective on the Nature of Third World Political Change and Social Conflict.” Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, October 7-9, 1999, with Aaron Z. Hale.
  • “The Challenges to State-Building in the Middle East: The Case of the PLO.” Paper presented at the 21st Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, October 8-10, 1998.
  • “Women’s Identities: The Search for Pedagogical Meaning and Multicultural Identity in Higher Education.” Paper presented at the South Central Women’s Studies Conference, March 5-7, 1998, Houston, Texas, with Dr. Melanie McCoy.
  • “From Kefiyas to Bandannas: the Adaptive Role Behavior of Guerrilla Movements. The Case of the PLO and the EZLN.” Paper presented at the joint International Association of Mexican Studies and International Studies Association Annual Meeting and Conference, 11-13 December 1997, Manzanillo, Mexico.
  • "Is Sisterhood Global? Texas Women and Their Global Counterparts in the Middle East." Paper presented at the Meeting of the East Texas Women's Association, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas, February 29, 1996.
  • "The Limits of State Power in the Middle East." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois, February 22-25, 1995, with Emile F. Sahliyeh.
  • "Democratization and the PLO: The Prospects and Perils of Change." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies, Williamsburg, VA, October 6-8, 1994.
  • "Militant Islam in the Occupied Territories: A New Agenda for PLO Foreign Policy." Paper presented at the Annual International Studies Association Meeting, Washington, D.C., March 28 - April 1, 1994.
  • "The U.S.-PLO Relationship: From Camp David to the White House Lawn." Paper presented at conference entitled The United States in the Middle East: A Historical Inquiry. Trinity University, February 25-26, 1994, San Antonio, TX.
  • "The Role of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories: Hamas, Israel, and the PLO." Paper presented at the Annual Association for Israeli Studies Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1993 with Emile Sahliyeh.
  • "PLO Foreign Policy Behavior: Changing Roles and Means." Paper presented at the Annual International Studies Association Meeting, Acapulco, Mexico, March 1993 with Emile Sahliyeh.
  • "The PLO and the Gulf War: Foreign Policy Challenges From Below." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Third World Studies Association, University of Florida at Gainesville, October 1992.
  • "Comparing Levels of Analysis: A Theoretical Look at the PLO and the Gulf War." Paper presented at the Annual International Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1992.
  • "Explaining Short-term Foreign Policy Change: The PLO and Role Modification." Paper presented at the Annual International Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1992 with Emile Sahliyeh.
  • "A Theoretical Analysis of the New Global Order in the Middle East: Implications of the US and French Initiatives." Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association--Midwest, Urbana-Champaign, IL, October 1991.
  • "British Imperialism in the Levant 1917-1921: The Consequences of French and British Rivalries for Present Day Iraq." Paper presented at the Annual Southwestern Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas, March 1991.

Other Professional Activities:

  • Outside reviewer for the American Political Science Review (APSR) as needed.
  • Presenter, Teaching the Cambodian Genocide, Teacher Workshop at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance, Dallas, TX, August 6, 2013.
  • Panelist, Human Rights Panel, Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance, August 5, 2013, Dallas, TX.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Child Hope Organization, Battambang, Cambodia, 2011 through present.
  • Conducted a needs assessment survey for Child Hope Organization, educational NGO in Battambang, Cambodia, November 2011.
  • Participant in the International Seminar, “Teaching the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism”, International School for Holocaust Studies, YadVashem, Jerusalem, Israel, July 1-21, 2007.
  • Participant in the First Annual Tel Aviv University Workshop on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Tel Aviv University, June 2006.
  • U. S. State Department and Institute of International Education, selection committee member for the Benjamin Gilman Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad, Houston, TX, November 2005.
  • Participant in the Council of International Educational Exchange, Faculty Development Seminar, Jordan, June 4-15, 2005.
  • Guest Speaker, 2nd Annual Palestine Film Festival, September 18, 2004, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Sponsored by United For Peace and Justice. Topic: Palestinian Refugee Experiences in Lebanon and Syria.
  • Participant as a certified international election observer for Mexican congressional mid-term elections, June 29 -July 10, 1997, Chiapas, Mexico.
  • Participant in a delegation to Palestine Authority Territories, 10 July - 1 August 1994 organized by the Palestine Aid Society, Washington, D.C..
  • Middle East Political Consultant for the “Imaging the Peace Foundation”, Los Angeles, CA, Summer 1992.

Service Activities at Texas A&M Galveston Campus:

  • Project Director: Maritime Studies Oral History Project, beginning Summer I, 2014.
  • Faculty Advisor to Circle K

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • International Association of Genocide Scholars
  • American Middle East Studies Association
  • International Studies Association
  • International Network of Genocide Scholars
  • Association of Asian Studies