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DeVriese joined the Global Studies program at Hamline in August
2008. Dr. DeVriese was previously teaching at Texas Tech University
(2007-2008). From 2004-2007, Dr. DeVriese was a faculty member in the
international studies program at Zayed University in Dubai, where she
also headed the university-wide Women, Youth and Development Program.
Before joining Zayed University, Dr. DeVriese taught Political Science
at Concordia University in Montreal.
After completing her graduate training in political science (2002), Dr.
DeVriese did her postdoctoral studies at McGill University (Centre for
Research and Training on Women). Her research examines the role of
transnational human’s rights NGOs and movements in shaping public
agendas and generating discourses on the reconceptualization of
citizenship for marginalized groups. Dr. DeVriese's research has been
published in edited volumes from Routledge, Gerlach Press and
Edward Elgar Publishing
as well as peer-reviewed journals such as Cultural Dynamics (Sage);
and Perspective on Global Developments and
(Brill). Her new book examines the recent wave of political reform in
the Middle East: “Virtual Democracies: Social Media and the
Democratization of the Public Sphere in the Middle East” (Ashgate, 2013).CredentialsM.A. in Political Science (IR specialization), University of Toronto, 1996.
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary / Political Science, Concordia University, Montreal, 2002.
Post-Doc, McGill University, Montreal 2003
Teaching Area Global Studies,
Middle East Studies,
International Human Rights,
Transnational Social Movements, and
philosophy reflects my interests in collaborative authorship, raising global
awareness, interdisciplinarity, critical thinking, and experiential and service
learning. Using the Socratic Method, I draw on current events pertinent to
students’ lives to introduce questions that structure classroom discussion.
In-class time, therefore, consists of a combination of lectures, small-group
discussion, large-group discussion, films, and debates. In all my courses, I
place heavy emphasis on critical thinking and real-world applications of the
concepts and issues we study. Because of my commitment to critical pedagogy,
and its attention to social justice, the empowerment of disadvantaged groups,
and the social and political context of learning, my courses – irrespective of
discipline or course content – always involve a critique of tradition and the
consideration of new social arrangements. Equipping students with the skills to
reflect critically about the ideas and theories contained within both classical
texts and contemporary scholarly articles cultivates a new sense of agency. My
aim is to have students freed by the end of the semester from previous
conceptions or interpretations.
"In my teaching as well as my research, I am
inspired by the words of bell hooks who makes a compelling argument for the
need to transform ourselves into teachers armed with “radical and subversive”
strategies that are capable of breaking new ground."
- L. DeVriese
L. DeVriese, Associate Professor Global Studies and Middle East Studies Office: Giddens Learning Center 4S Mailstop/Box: 0210Phone: 651-523-2940Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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