Program Faculty

David Flood

Assistant Professor and Catalyst Program Director

David Flood is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on class, race, and US politics. In addition to these topics, he has taught extensively in the College on Liberal Arts education and the value and use of a UVA A&S degree in the world beyond the academy. He directs and teaches in the UVA Catalyst Program. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Current Anthropology, Anthropological Quarterly, Ethos, Sapiens, and other venues. He currently serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for the Anthropology of North America, and is a founding editor of Home/Field, an online space for public-facing anthropological work. 


Charlie Gleek

Assistant Professor

Charlie Gleek, an intentionally interdisciplinary academic, whose scholarship attends to how bibliographic materiality shapes and informs readers’ literary and cultural interpretations. Professor Gleek also explores themes of place, labor, and literary culture through his creative nonfiction essays. Professor Gleek's writing appears in The Chattahoochee Review, Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry, i.e.: inquiry in education, and in other venues.


Advisors to the Director

David Leblang

Professor of Politics and Public Policy, Director of the Global Policy Center

A scholar the area of the international political economy, Professor Leblang has expertise in international immigration, global capital markets, and financial crises.  His work has appeared in Comparative Political StudiesThe European Journal of Political ResearchInternational OrganizationThe American Political Science ReviewWorld Politics and The American Journal of Political Science. He currently serves as the editor of SSRN's International Political Economy's Migration eJournal and is on the editorial board of World Politics.