The Faculty Advisor of the Model UN Team alternates every two years and is chosen from among the many esteemed faculty members of New Mexico State University’s Government Department. Faculty Advisors assist in the activities of the team through encouragement, advice, and guidance.
The 2021-2022 Model UN Team’s Faculty Advisor is Sabine Hirschauer. Dr. Hirschauer is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Government at New Mexico State University (NMSU). Before joining NMSU, she was a post-doctoral research fellow with the Department Trauma, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation Studies at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Her research interests include critical security studies, migration, identity politics, and gender. Most recently, she wrote about race, whiteness and ontological state insecurity, migration and symbolic policymaking, mnemonical security and sexual violence. She is the author of the book The Securitization of Rape: Women, War and Sexual Violence published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. Her current book project explores post-conflict sexual violence during allied-occupied Germany framed by the Cold War security lens of U.S. liberal militarism.