In addition to her role as Dean of Strategic Collaborations, Hilary is the Director of the Center for the Study of Global Change. She is also the Director of the Ph.D. Minor in Global Studies and leads the Framing the Global Project (with IU Press), the Global Learning Across Indiana Project (with Ivy Tech), and the Voices and Visions: Islam and Muslims from a Global Perspective Project.
Her areas of research and expertise include visual anthropology, global teaching and learning, grounded global studies, critical social theory, transnational identities, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the internationalization of higher education.
Hilary is faculty in International Studies and has used videoconferencing technology to teach students in Macedonia, Indonesia, and Russia and has run an international service learning program in Bluefields, Jamaica. She is the current president of AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) and the Advisory Board for Diversity and Democracy of AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities). She has written multiple articles, chapters, and two books: Seeing and Being Seen (U Texas Press 2006) and Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research (IU Press, 2014). Professor Kahn received her Ph.D. from University at Buffalo in 2002.