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About Shawn C. Smallman

In 2019, I was awarded the College of Urban and Public Affairs "Researcher of the Year" award. For more information about my research you can view this brief video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zE9ERWfBfes

I am a Professor at Portland State University, who has done work on global health, Latin America and Indigenous issues. My first book, "Fear and Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society", studied the origins of military terror in Brazil. I then wrote "The AIDS Pandemic in Latin America," based on field work in Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico, with such diverse groups as drug traffickers and crack addicts, sex workers, people living with HIV and doctors. I also co-authored a textbook with Professor Kim Brown titled "An Introduction to International and Global Studies." The textbook is now entering its third edition. I have also published a book on Indigenous religion in Canada and the northern United States: "Dangerous Spirits: the Windigo in Myth and History."

Recently I have an emerging research area in global politics and avian influenza, for which I am undertaking research in southeastern China. I also blog regularly on global topics at http://introtoglobalstudies.com/blog/


Positions

January 2013 - Present Chair, Portland State University International & Global Studies
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September 2010 - Present Professor, Portland State University International & Global Studies
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Honors and Awards

  • Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund
  • John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teacher Award (twice)
  • Smith Richardson Foundation Junior Faculty Grant
  • College of Urban and Public Affairs "Researcher of the Year", 2019

Courses

  • Global Drug Trade
  • Digital Globalization
  • Introduction to International Studies
  • Introduction to Latin America
  • Foundations of Global Studies Theory
  • Modern Brazil
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • AIDS Pandemic


Contact Information

P.O. Box 751
International Studies
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751

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