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Picture of Melanie SpringerProfessor Melanie Springer

Melanie J. Springer joined the Politics department in July 2013. Her research focuses on the evolution of voting and elections in the United States. Continue»

Politics in Photos

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer, Politics alumnusThe California State Capitol in SacramentoPulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest, Politics alumnaTheresa Enright, Assistant Professor of Urban Politics and Governance at the University of Toronto, Politics Ph.D.California State SealWais Hassan, Ph.D. student studying pension reform in American political development.Tim Morgan (facing right), Santa Cruz-based attorney, former treasurer of the Republican National Committee, Politics alumnus. John Laird (facing left), former California State Assembly member and Santa Cruz mayor, Politics alumnus.Merrill College OfficeJohn Laird (facing left), former California State Assembly member and Santa Cruz mayor, Politics alumnus. Tim Morgan (facing right), Santa Cruz-based attorney, former treasurer of the Republican National Committee, Politics alumnus.

Our Research

Research in the Politics Department at UCSC is widely known for its distinctive emphasis on four critical areas of political inquiry, each of which cuts across the traditional subfield divisions of political science...[More]



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