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Hilary Kahn

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Hilary E. Kahn is associate vice chancellor for international affairs at IU Indianapolis and Indiana University associate vice president for international affairs. She is an associate professor of anthropology, editor for the “Framing the Global” book series with IU Press, and a member of APLU’s Commission of International Initiatives Executive Committee. She is also the chair of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of International Education.

Her areas of research and expertise include global teaching and learning, visual anthropology, global studies, transnational identities, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the internationalization of higher education. By using videoconferencing technology to link with classrooms overseas, she has taught students in Macedonia, Indonesia and Russia. She also led an international service learning program in Bluefields, Jamaica.

She has served on multiple advisory boards and is past president of the Association of International Education Administrators. She has been the principal investigator for dozens of successful grants, including a current collaboration between IU Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College that internationalizes the first-year experiences at both institutions.

Before coming to IU Indianapolis as associate vice chancellor, Kahn was assistant dean for international education and global initiatives, director of the Center for the Study of Global Change, and the director of the Ph.D. Minor in Global Studies at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington.

Kahn is the author of multiple articles and chapters, and four books. She received her doctorate in anthropology from the University of Buffalo, and is also the founding director of the Indiana Language Roadmap Project, the Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization, and the Muslim Voices Social Media project.

Areas of Expertise

Global teaching and learning, visual anthropology, global studies, transnational identities, Latin America and the Caribbean, the internationalization of higher education. 

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