Hilary E. Kahn is Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs at IUPUI and Indiana University Associate Vice President of International Affairs. She is currently an IU Bicentennial Professor, editor for the Framing the Global book series with IU Press, past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), and Associate Professor of Anthropology at IUPUI.
Hilary is also the founding director of the Indiana Language Roadmap Project, the Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization, Global Learning Across Indiana (with Ivy Tech Community College), and the Muslim Voices Social Media project. Her areas of research and expertise include global teaching and learning, visual anthropology, global studies, transnational identities, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the internationalization of higher education. By using videoconferencing technology to link with classrooms overseas, she has taught students in Macedonia, Indonesia, and Russia. She also led an international service learning program in Bluefields, Jamaica. She serves on multiple advisory boards, including for Diversity and Democracy and the Global Learning Advisory Council of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). She has been the principal investigator for dozens of successful grants. Before coming to IUPUI as Associate Vice Chancellor, Hilary was Assistant Dean for International Education and Global Initiatives, director of the Center for the Study of Global Change, and the director of the Ph.D. Minor in Global Studies at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Kahn is the author of multiple articles, chapters, and three books: Seeing and Being Seen: The Q’eqchi’ Maya of Livingston Guatemala and Beyond (University of Texas Press, 2006), Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research (IU Press, 2014), and On Islam: Muslims and the Media (edited with Rosemary Pennington, IU Press 2018). She is currently working on her fourth book and she received her doctorate in anthropology from the University of Buffalo.
Kahn received the IU Bicentennial Medal in July 2020 in recognition of her distinguished service to Indiana University.