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Previous Glauber Faculty Fellows


Zach Conrad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a faculty affiliate at the Global Research Institute. He is a nutritional epidemiologist and food systems scientist, and his research utilizes large datasets and modeling techniques to examine the complex interactions between food choice, diet quality, and sustainability. His current research projects evaluate the effects of popular weight loss diets on nutritional quality, cardiometabolic health outcomes, environmental sustainability, and affordability. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and his work has been cited by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; the US Environmental Protection Agency; and more. His research is currently supported by the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Science and the Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment. He teaches four courses throughout the academic year that draw over 450 students total, including Science of Nutrition; Nutrition in Health and Disease; Population Nutrition, Policy, and Programs; and Sustainable Food Systems and Diets.

Betsy Konefal specializes in modern Latin American history. She received a Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Pittsburgh, 2005; an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Center for the Study of Human Rights, 1996; and a B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, 1990. Betsy joined the William and Mary faculty in 2005 and is the author of For Every Indio Who Falls: A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990, which was named a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title, 2011. She has received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, AAUW, the US Institute of Peace, and Fulbright-Hays. She is now working on a book-length project examining the complicated history of Maya resistance and state repression, and the relationship between them. The project looks specifically to sites of massacre and present-day exhumations to build a better understanding of causal links between activism and acts of genocide, both before and after state terror.


losh.jpgLiz Losh is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies. Losh does research and teaching on rhetoric, digital publishing, feminism and technology, digital humanities, and electronic literature. She has published several books, including The War on Learning; MOOCs and Their AfterlivesUnderstanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2nd edition, January 2017); and Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War:, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes (MIT Press, March 2009). 

Dan MaliniakDan Maliniak is an Assistant Professor of Government and Public Policy. He teaches courses in international relations, focusing on international political economy and the environment. His dissertation focuses on the importance of electoral geography across many areas of political economy, with a focus on trade, foreign aid, and the environment. Specifically, he focuses on how the spatial dispersion of interests help or harm an interest group's ability to promote their ideal policy. He also has a number of projects that look at public perceptions of the use of force with respect to legitimacy and attribution of blame, as well as work that focuses on the Republic of Georgia. He is a principal investigator on the Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) program, which focuses on the intersections between the academy, policy, and teaching. His work has appeared in The Journal of Politics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Review of International Political Economy, Evaluation Review, International Politics, International Journal, and Politics and Gender as well as a number of book chapters and articles in Foreign Policy online and in print, and in other prominent blogs. His work has been supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the MacArthur Foundation.