Dr. Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre
Assistant Professor (CV)
Department of Historical
and Political Studies
Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre, Ph.D., earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, an M.A. in International Relations from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris-Fondation Nationale de Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po), and her Ph.D. in Political Science from The George Washington University. Dr. Deloffre’s research lies at the intersection of international relations and organizational theory, and specifically explores questions of international non-governmental organization (NGO) accountability; international NGO behavior and their interactions with states, other NGOs and the media; and NGO organizational learning. She is also interested in humanitarianism, NGO management and qualitative methodology.
Deloffre is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the emergence and development of transnational self-regulatory NGO accountability institutions, such as the Sphere Project, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership-International and COMPAS Qualité.
Dr. Deloffre teaches undergraduate courses in Comparative Politics and International Organization and graduate courses on NGOs, NGO Management, International Organization and Qualitative Methodology. She strives to create interactive learning environments that introduce students to cutting-edge theory and research, while supplying opportunities to engage in applied learning. In her NGO Management course, students work on semester-long service learning projects coordinated with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a peace and justice NGO based in Philadelphia. Students hone NGO management skills by working closely with AFSC staff on projects including program evaluation, program planning and grant development.
- Deloffre, M. Z. (2010) “NGO Accountability Clubs in the Humanitarian Sector: Social Dimensions of Club Emergence and Design” In Mary Kay Gugerty and Aseem Prakash (eds.) Nonprofit Clubs: Voluntary Regulation of Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations. Cambridge University Press.
Historical & Political Studies
Easton Hall, Room 231
Dr. Peter Siskind, Dept. Chair