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Ñusta Carranza Ko

Assistant Professor of Political Science
History, Politics and Justice
Hill Memorial 204B
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
419-772-2091
Fax: 
419-772-2593
Biography: 

Ñusta Carranza Ko is an assistant professor of political science in the Department of History, Politics and Justice at Ohio Northern University. She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University and holds master’s degrees from Purdue, New York University and the University of Windsor. She earned a bachelor’s degree from McGill University. Her research interests include the effects of Asian migration and culture on identity change in Peru and cross-regional (Asia and Latin America) research on transitional justice processes and international human rights norms. 

Professional Experience: 

Independent Instructor, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, 2011-15
Courses:
Introduction to International Relations (Fall 2011; Fall 2012; Fall 2013; Summer 2014; Summer 2015; Fall 2015; Spring 2016)
Introduction to American Politics (Spring 2013)
Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies (Spring 2011)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, 2012
Courses:
East Asian Politics (Spring 2012)
Introduction to American Politics (Spring 2012)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor, 2006-07
Courses:
Comparative Politics in a Changing World (Fall 2006; Spring 2007)

Teaching Workshops and Service Learning Experience
Teaching Workshop Co-organizer, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, 2015
Organized workshop on teaching skills on creating an active-learning classroom environment: simulations, role-playing and active discussions

Afterschool Studies Program Co-coordinator, Suncrest Elementary School, Frankfurt, Indiana 2011-12, from Community Building Theme: “Home” Grant for Introduction for Latin American and Latino Studies Course, College of Liberal Arts-Office of Engagement, Purdue University, 2011
Worked on designing bi-lingual educative activities for students of Hispanic heritage

Academic Service (university and community level)
Guest Lecturer, Purdue Korean Faculty Association, Purdue University
“Understanding the Current Crisis on Korean Peninsula” (Public Discussion, Spring 2013)

Guest Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Purdue University
Asian Culture: Korean Cultural Wave in Latin America (Study Abroad Program 2015)
Human Rights: Human Rights-Peruvian case for International Law (Spring 2012)
Asian Politics: South Korean Politics (Spring 2012)

Guest Lecturer, Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association-WALLA
“Possible Effect of the Korean Cultural Wave on Korean Consumer Products in America” (Traveling America: Perception, Reception, and Translation Across Borders, Fall 2012)

Guest Facilitator, Latino Cultural Center, Purdue University
“The Agüero Sisters” (La Polilla Café: Bilingual Book Discussion, Spring 2011)

Education: 

Doctor of Philosophy, International Relations, Purdue University, 2016
Dissertation Title: “Revisiting Transitional Justice and the Spiral Model: International Human Rights Norms”
Committee: Ann Marie Clark (chair), Harry Targ, Mark Tilton, and James McCann
Principal Fields: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Latin American Studies

Master of Arts, Latin American Studies/Spanish, Purdue University, 2013

Master of Arts, Politics, New York University, 2009
Thesis: Migration and Identity Change: Peru

Master of Arts, International Relations, University of Windsor, 2007 (Canada)
Major Paper: Chinese Minority Policy: 1950-80

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, McGill University, 2005 (Canada)
Major Political Science; East Asian Politics Concentration
Minor Concentration: Chinese Language Studies

Summer Study Abroad Program, Intermediate Chinese, Nanjing Normal University, 2005 (China)

Teaching Interests: 

International Relations: Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Law
Comparative Politics: Developing Area Studies (Latin America and East Asia)
Latin American and Latino Studies
American Politics: Introduction to American Politics

Awards: 

Teaching Related:
2016 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, Association of American Colleges & Universities

2016 Purdue University Nominee for Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award

2015 Advanced Graduate Teacher Certificate, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University

2015 Associate Fellow-Teaching Academy, Purdue University

2014 Graduate Teacher Certificate, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University

2013-14 Outstanding Independent Instructor Award for Political Science, Purdue University

2012-13 Outstanding Independent Instructor Award for Political Science, Purdue University

Research Related:
Department of Political Science Nominee, College of Liberal Arts Dissertation Award, Purdue University

International Studies Association 2015 Annual Convention in New Orleans Travel Grant, 2015

International Studies Association 2015 Annual Convention in New Orleans Pay it Forward Program Grant, 2015

Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship, Purdue University, 2014-15

Frank L. Wilson Travel Grant, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, 2014

Purdue School of Languages and Cultures Travel Grant, Latin American Studies Association Congress, 2013

Academy of Korean Studies Korea Studies Grant, “Korean Cultural Consequence (Soft Power) and Hallyu,” 2012 (summer)

Purdue College of Liberal Arts-Office of Engagement “Home” Grant, Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies Course, 2011

Research Interests: 

International Relations: Transitional Justice, Human Rights and Constructivism

Comparative Politics: Latin American Politics (Peru) and Asian Politics (South Korea)

Selected Publications: 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carranza Ko, Nusta. "Comparing Chinese and Japanese Migration Experiences and Peruvian National Identity" (forthcoming, Journal of Chinese Overseas)

Carranza Ko, Nusta, Song No, Jeong-Nam Kim, and Ronald Gobbi Simões. 2014. “Landing of the Wave:  Hallyu in Peru and Brazil.” Development and Society 43 (2): 297-350.

Carranza Ko, Nusta, Jeong-Nam Kim, Song No, and Ronald Gobbi Simões. 2014. “The Korean Wave Hallyu in Looking at Escapism in Peruvian Society.” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 13 (3): 332-346.

Carranza Ko, Nusta. 2013. “Cementing class differences: Globalization in Latin America.” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 12 (3): 411-426.

Invited Publications
Carranza Ko, Nusta. 2015. “Contextos de justicia transicional y post-transicional a la luz del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos.” Ius Standi, May 31. http://www.ais.org.pe/contextos-de-justicia-transicional-y-post-transici...

Carranza Ko, Nusta. 2013. “La inversión de la ciudad letrada en la Nueva corónica de Guaman Poma de Ayala.” Vanderbilt E-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies 9: 44-55.

Working Papers
(UR: Under Review; IP: In Progress)

Carranza Ko, Nusta. “Comparing Chinese and Japanese Migration Experiences to Peruvian National Identity.” (UR; Revise and Resubmit)

Carranza Ko, Nusta. “Impact and Status of Intl. Human Rights Norm Internalization after the Trials of Human Rights Criminals-Peru.” (IP)

Carranza Ko, Nusta. “Role of Local Agents in the Implementation and Diffusion of International Human Rights Norms in Transitional and Post Transitional Justice.” (IP)

Young, Laura, Nusta Carranza Ko, and Michael Perrin. "Role-Playing in the Classroom" (UR)