Jennifer Wistrand

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004 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
Office Hours (Fall 2021):
Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and by appointment


Assistant Teaching Professor
Global and Intercultural Studies 


PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, Northwestern University 



Dr. Wistrand teaches ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies and ITS 202 Problem-Solving in International Studies. She has also taught courses on migration, refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), international development, and the former Soviet Caucasus and Central Asia.



Dr. Wistrand is a cultural anthropologist. Her primary research interests are migration and forced displacement in the former Soviet Caucasus and Central Asia. She has conducted fieldwork in Azerbaijan. Dr. Wistrand’s publications include: “Displacement and Belonging in Eurasia” (forthcoming) in Central Asia: Contexts for Understanding; “Civics Education and Democracy Building in Azerbaijan: A Missed Opportunity?” (2020) in European Education; “Demography of the Caucasus” with Edward Holland (2020) in Routledge Handbook of the Caucasus; “Social Consequences of Seasonal Labour Migration: A Case Study from Rural Azerbaijan” (2017) in Post-Soviet Migration and Diasporas: From Global Perspectives to Everyday Practices; and “Azerbaijan and ‘Tolerant Muslims’” (2012) in Caucasus.  



Dr. Wistrand has worked as a Consultant to the World Bank on projects in Azerbaijan and Sudan. The project in Azerbaijan concerned internally displaced persons (IDPs). The project in Sudan concerned women and youth and resulted in the co-authored publication Towards a More Inclusive Economy: Understanding the Barriers Sudanese Women and Youth Face in Accessing Employment Opportunities (2021). Previously, Dr. Wistrand spent three years at the U.S. Department of State as a term appointee and a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow in the Secretary of State’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.