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Enrico Ressiga Vacchini
Gabriel Vahanian is Jeannette K. Watson Professor of Religion and Director of Graduate Studies at Syracuse University. He is the author of The Death of God (1961), Wait Without Idols (1964), and No Other God (1966).
Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau
Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau is Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Texas, Houston. Her most recent book is Post-Modernism and the Social Sciences (1992).
Mihaly Vajda, a Hungarian political philosopher, is visiting professor of sociology at the University of Bremen. His most recent book is Fascism as a Mass Movement (1977).
Carole S. Vance
Carole S. Vance teaches anthropology, sexuality, and human rights at Columbia University. Her publications include Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality (1993) and “Thinking Trafficking, Thinking Sex” (in GLQ, 2011).
Martin Van Creveld
Martin Van Creveld is professor of history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His recent publications include The Transformation of War (Free Press, 1990); The Sword and the Olive: A Critical History of the Israel Defense Force (Public Affairs, 1998); The Rise and Decline of the State (Cambridge University Press, 1999); The Art of War: Warfare and Military Thought (Cassel, 2000). He is currently working on a book entitled From the Amazons to GI Jane: Women, Men, and War.
Nicolas van de Walle
Nicolas van de Walle is Professor of Government at Cornell University and a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC.
Justus M. van der Kroef
Justus M. Van Der Kroef (Ph.D. Columbia, 1951) was born in Indonesia, of Dutch descent, and since World War II has twice returned to that area for extensive research into problems of cultural change, a subject on which he has written several books. He is associate professor of sociology at the University of Bridgeport (Connecticut).
Peter van der Veer
Peter Van Der Veer, director of the Max Plnack Institute for the Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Gottingen and professor at-large at Utrecht University, has published widely on religion and Nationalism in India, including the book Religious Nationalism (1994), and Imperial Encounters (2001).
Katherine S. Van Eerde
Katherine S. Van Eerde, associate professor of history at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, based her present paper in part on interviews with government officials from the continent of Africa and other individuals in the continent of Africa, and with officials in the United States Department of State and Department of Labor. She also had access to official files for some of her material.
David Van Zandt
David Van Zandt is president of The New School. Trained as a sociologist and lawyer, he has served in leadership positions in higher education for more than two decades. As president of The New School, he is active in national dialogues about innovation in higher education.
Arash Molavi Vasséi
Arash Molavi Vasséi is a research and teaching assistant in the economics department at the University of Hohenheim. His interests include international and monetary macroeconomics, finance, and the history of economics. His recent publications include studies in the history of monetary and capital theory.
Miguel Vatter is Professor of Politics in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW, Australia. He is the author of Machiavelli's The Prince: A Reader's Guide (2013), and The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society (2014).
Jonathan Veitch is president of Ovvidental Collge. He is the author of, American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation and Colossus in Ruins. His next book is on higher education in the United States, which will use case studies of colleges and universities in the United States, including Black Mountain, Antioch, Bard, and NYU, to examine a range of contemporary issues.
Sidney Verba, Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard University, is the author of Voice and Equality (with Schlozman and Brady, 1995) and Designing Social Inquiry (with King and Keohane, 1994). He has served as president of the American Political Science Association.
Katherine Verdery is professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next? (1996).
Donald Phillip Verene
Donald Phillip Verene is associate professor of philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. With Giorgio Tagliacozzo he edited Giambattista Vico's Science of Humanity (1976).
Molly Black Verene
Molly Black Verene compiled Critical Writings on Vico in English in Giambattista Vico's Science of Humanity.
Charles M. Vest
Charles M. Vest is president emeritus and professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of two books on higher education and research policy: Pursuing the Endless Frontier: Essays on MIT. and The Role of Research University (2004), and The American University From World War II to World War Web (2007)."
William Vickrey is McVickar professor of political economy at Columbia University. His books include Microstatics (1964) and Metastatics and Macroeconomics (1964).
Arthur J. Vidich
Arthur J. Vidich is professor of sociology and anthropology in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His most recent book is Politics, Character, and Culture: Perspectives from Hans Gerth (1982).
Thomas Vietorisz is professor of economics in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. He coauthored Planning and Programming the Metalworking Industries with Special View to Exports (1972).
Packey J. Dee professor of political theory at the Universite of Notre Dame, is the author of several books, including Arendt and Heidegger: The Fate of the Political (Princeton, 1996), Politics, Philosophy, Terror (Princeton, 1999), and Socratic Citizenship (Princeton, 2001). A new book, Public Freedom, is forthcoming from Princeton. Villa is currently working on a book entitled Teachers of the People, which looks at the political pedagogy of Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Marx.
Brody Viney is a research consultant with the World Bank. He previously worked in macroeconomics and fiscal policy at the Australian Treasury.
Margaret Visser, a popular food historian worldwide, is the author of such books as The Way We Are (1997), The Rituals of Dinner (1991), and Much Depends on Dinner (1989), winner of the 1990 Glenfiddich Award in Britain for the Food Book of the Year. Her six-part series on everyday life in six European cities was broadcast by BBC Radio Four in early 1998.
Shiv Visvanathan is the director of the Centre for the Study of Knowledge Systems, a professor at Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal University, and an adjunct professor at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. His publications include Theatres of Democracy (2016),
Eliseo Vivas, John Evans professor of oral and ntellectual philosophy at Northwestern University, has written several books in the field of art and culture and is working on three new books, including The Development of the Current Intellectual Ethos.
Gerald Vizenor is professor of English and director of the American Studies Summer Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. He recently published Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader (1994) and Manifest Manners (1994).
Eric Voegelin (1901–1985) was professor of political theory and sociology at the University of Vienna. He wrote two books against Nazi racism and fled Germany in 1938. He taught at Louisiana State University from 1942 to 1958. He taught at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and was Chair of Political Science. In 1969 he moved back to the United States, joining Stanford University's Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace as Henry Salvatori fellow in California.
James Voelkel is the senior fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology. He is the author of The Composition of Kepler's Astronomia Nova (2001) and Johannes Kepler and the New Astronomy (1999).
Frank E. Vogel
Frank E.Vogel is the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques adjunct professor of Islamic legal studies and director of the Islamic legal studies program at Harvard Law School. His writings include Islamic Law and Legal System: Studies of Saudi Arabia (Boston: Brill, 2000), and, with Samuel L. Hayes III, Islamic Law and Finance: Religion, Risk and Return (Kluwer Law International, 1998).
Jerome Vogel was the first Fulbright professor at the University of Abidjan and now directs the Parsons School of Design program in West Africa.
Edmund H. Volkart
Edmund H. Volkart, assistant professor of sociology at Yale University, was editor of a volume of essays on the work of W. I. Thomas, published in 1951 by the Social Science Research Council.
Vadim Volkov is associate professor of political science and sociology (on leave) at the Department of the European University at St. Petersburg (Russia) and SSRC-MacArthur Foundation post-doctoral fellow, Program on Peace and International Security in a Changing World. Among his recent publications are "Violent Entrepreneurship in Post-Communist Russia" (Europe-Asia Studies, 1999) and Organized Violence, Market Building, and State Formation in Post-Communist Russia (Ledeneva and Kurkchiyan, eds., 2000).
Ernst Vollrath is Professor of philosophy at the University of Cologne. His most recent book is Die Rekonstruktion der Urteilskraft (1977).
Wolf Graf vOn Baudissin
Wolf Graf von Baudisson is director of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg.
Alice von Bieberstein
Alice von Bieberstein studied social anthropology at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she was also a postdoctoral researcher until December 2015. She researches and writes on memory politics and citizenship in Germany and Turkey.
Fred R. von der Melden
Fred R. von Der Mehden is assistant professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin. His work on the developing areas centers especially on Southeast Asia, and he has recently completed a book on religion and nationalism in that area.
Andrew von Hirsch
Andrew von Hirsch is honorary professor of penal theory and penal law at the University of Cambridge and the founding director of the Center for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics at the Institute of Crimonology. His books include Proportionate Sentencing: Exploring the Principles (with Ashworth, 2005).
Siegfried von Kortzfleisch
Siegfried von Kortzfleisch, professor of theology, Universitet Gottingen, is editor of Lutherische Monatshefte and has written widely in the field of religion. He is working with Wilhelm Kahle on a new book, Kirchen im Osten.
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker is director of the Max Planck Institute on the Preconditions of Human Life in the Modern World, Starnberg, and the author of Die Einheit der Nature (1971).