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Key Staff

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Sarah Hutchison, PhD

Associate Director, TransAtlantic Masters Program

Sarah Hutchison has served as TAM Associate Director since 2002. She enjoys helping TAM students choose the courses, internship and job opportunities, and European partner sites that best fit their interests. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from UNC in 2003.


Priscilla Layne

Director, TransAtlantic Masters Program & Center for European Studies

Professor of German; Adjunct Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies | UNC-Chapel Hill
PhD in German Studies | UC-Berkeley


Katie Shanahan Lindner

Executive Director, Center for European Studies
Advisor, Contemporary European Studies Major (EURO)

Katie Shanahan Lindner oversees the daily operations of the Center for European Studies. She also serves as the advisor for Contemporary European Studies majors, many of whom enter either the dual BA-MA program with TAM, or apply for TAM while completing the major. Katie is an alum of the first TAM class in 1999, and went on to work in Germany for sixteen years after studying at TAM’s partner site Humboldt University in Berlin.


Key Faculty

Liesbet Hooghe

W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Course: POLI 630: Political contestation
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Robert Jenkins

Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science

Courses: POLI 788: Statistics and data analysis; POLI 459, 469 & 891
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Christiane Lemke

Visiting Professor of Political Science

Course: POLI 733: European integration: Theories, institutions and decision-making processes
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Gary Marks

Burton Craige Professor of Political Science
Co-Founder of the Center for European Studies & TransAtlantic Masters Program

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Donald Searing

Distinguished Professor of Political Science

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Milada Anna Vachudova

Associate Professor of Political Science
UNC Jean Monnet Chair
Chair, Curriculum in Global Studies

Course: POLI 736: Political transitions and democratization in comparative perspective
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