THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
The Center for Global Citizenship oversees a study abroad program that is consistently ranked among the best in the nation, highlighted by an average 85 percent participation rate.
CENTER FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP STAFF LISTING
Kyle David Anderson is director of the Center for Global Citizenship, after serving as assistant professor of Chinese and chair of Asian studies at Centre College. He began working for the College in 2010 as an Arthur Vining Davis Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow and was later named a Centre Scholar (2016). Anderson is a former Fulbright junior scholar (Taiwan) and Fulbright-Hays fellow (China and Italy). He holds degrees in comparative literature from Brigham Young University and The Pennsylvania State University, where he specialized in Chinese and Italian languages and literatures.
His literary scholarship deals with the history of Sino-Italian literary exchange. Recent work includes groundbreaking studies of Jiao Naifang’s adaptation of Boccaccio’s Decameron (An Eastern Decameron 东方十日谈, 2000) and Europe’s first chivalric romance focused on China (Il Magno Vitei, 1597). Anderson is also a translator of modern and contemporary Chinese and Italian poetry and prose. His work has appeared in Pathlight: New Chinese Writing, China Scenic, the Los Angeles Review of Books and others. He was awarded the Nanjing Young Literary Translators Award in 2015 for his work on avant-garde writer Su Tong’s novellas. Anderson currently serves as co-editor of the bilingual poetry quarterly, Poetrysky.
Anderson is also one of the College’s more active study abroad instructors, having lead 8 different trips to Asia, Europe and the UK in his first seven years at Centre. He introduced faculty and student groups to Southern China, Tibet, Thailand and Myanmar. His ongoing involvement in the College’s Henry Luce LIASE implementation grant has secured future opportunities for students to study and intern in Asia. Finally, Anderson is a founding member and Director of External Affairs of Myanmar’s first liberal arts college, the Parami Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
His service to the campus community was recognized in 2013 with the annual C. Eric Mount, Jr. Student Appreciation Award.
Personal Website: kyledanderson.wordpress.com
File last updated: 8/14/17
Lori Hartmann joined the Centre College faculty in 1999. She was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” teaching award in 2000, and a Kirk Teaching Award in 2003. Since 2009 she has held the Frank B. and Virginia B. Hower endowed chair in international studies. During the CentreTerms of 2004, 2009, 2011, and 2015 she took groups of students to Cameroon to study politics and civil society in that Central African country. And In 2006-07 and 2012, she was the director of Centre College’s program in Strasbourg, France.
Hartmann’s scholarly interests have focused on African politics, women and development in West Africa, and the political economy of development. In 2013, she co-published an article with former Centre student Brian Klosterboer in African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review on the prospects for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has published several articles on the topic of women and development, including: “Pounding Millet during School Hours: obstacles to girls’ formal education in Niger” in the European Journal of Development Research (2011); “The Rural-Urban dynamic and implications for development: perspectives from Nigerien Women” in Journal of Contemporary African Studies (spring 2004) and “A Language of their own: Development Discourse in Niger” in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Winter 2004). Hartmann-Mahmud has also published works on pedagogical issues, for example, “Neoliberalism: a useful tool for teaching critical topics in political science” appeared in PS: Political Science and Politics (Oct 2009). In 2002 her article “War as Metaphor” appeared in Peace Review: Journal of Social Justice.
In 2015-16, Hartmann spent a year in Ethiopia as a Fulbright Fellow at Wollo University conducting a comparative study of Nigerian and Ethiopian literature, with an aim of understanding how that literature reflects a sense of nationalism or national identity. Read more about her research here. Upon her return in the fall of 2016, she took over a three-year term as faculty president.
Hartmann has written op-ed pieces for the Lexington Herald-Leader on issues such as Operation Iraqi Freedom and the African refugee crisis in Europe.
She holds a B.A. from Denison University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Denver. She was an Ambassadorial Graduate Rotary Scholar at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal, West Africa; and a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa.
Hartmann is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and has served as the Treasurer and President of Centre’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
File last updated: 04/11/2016
African politics — Women and development in West Africa — Democratic transitions in Africa — Peace Corps
Former Peace Corps volunteer in Tahoua, Niger, West Africa. An Ambassadorial Graduate Rotary Scholar in Senegal, West Africa. Articles published in journals including Africa Today.
Karen brought a wealth of international experience to the position when she came to Centre in 2018 as assistant director of the center for global citizenship and study abroad. She has visited, lived, and worked in over 50 countries. While in Asia, she organized and hosted large charity events for international vendors, managing the travel, documentation and accommodations of visitors from over a dozen foreign nations. During her time in Japan, Karen also helped to co-author a book on traditional Japanese clothing entitled Obi Ties East and West.
Often moving to a new location every two-years, Karen assisted in benchmarking the US Air Force’s Key Spouse program, advising and training representatives on multiple bases on how units should provide support to deployed and overseas members’ families. She played a key role in helping to manage the 9-11 crisis among these families.
In addition to her volunteer work within the Air Force community, Karen has worked as a teacher’s aide and substitute teacher at elementary, middle and secondary school levels in Florida and Louisiana.
Karen was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland, and has lived in Turkey, Japan, South Korea, England, and in California, Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. She is married to Centre College’s Executive Director Of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer and has three children, two grandbabies and a dog named Deuce.