2017 Dunavant Faculty Professorships
Dr. Nicole Detraz, Department of Political Science
Dr. Nicole Detraz joined the Political Science department in 2009. She specializes in international relations, and environmental politics. Her research centers on the intersections of security, the environment, and gender. She was awarded the W. Russell Smith Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015, the Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014, and the College of Arts and Sciences Early Career Research Award in 2013. She teaches courses on scope and methods of Political Science, theories of international relations, international conflict and security, and global environmental politics. She is the author of Gender and the Environment (2017- Polity Press), Environmental Security and Gender (2014- Routledge), and International Security and Gender (2012- Polity Press). Dr. Detraz's research has also appeared in numerous journals, such as Security Studies, Global Environmental Politics, International Interactions, and Human Rights Review.
For more information on Dr. Nicole Detraz, visit her page on the Department of Political Science Website.
Dr. Stephen Tabachnick, Department of English
Dr. Stephen Tabachnick is a professor in the department of English, where he served as department chair for eight years. He was previously a professor and department chair at the University of Oklahoma, Tennessee Technological University, and the Ben-Guiron University of the Negev. He has also held visiting positions at UCLA and San Diego State University. Dr. Tabachnick has authored and edited several books on literary figures such as Harold Pinter, Charles Doughty, Rex Warner, and T. E. Lawrence. More recently, he has contributed significantly to the scholarly literature on the graphic novel. He serves as faculty advisor to the Hillel House.